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September 2023 Events Calendar

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September 1-7, 2023

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September 8-14, 2023

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September 15-21, 2023

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September 22-30, 2023

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Thursday, September 1st, 2022
10am-12pm

Historic Trolley Tours
Families and patrons of all ages are invited to join in a library-sponsored historic trolley tour, operated by Manistee County Transportation. Perfect for homeschooling families and those interested in the industrious history of Manistee. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by calling the Manistee County Library at (231) 723-2519.

Thursday, September 1st, 2022
4-6pm

Blazer Bash
Community back to school event. Free food and prizes, fun and games, community resources and goods provided by Kalkaska Public Schools and community organizations. Call Heather at (231) 499-7814 for more information.

Thursday, September 1st, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in Legacy Plaza
Featuring Coconut Radio. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington. For more information, visit downtownludington.org.

Thursday, September 1st, 2022 (Postponed from August 25th)
8-10pm

Sunset Bonfire
Free bonfire with live music at Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.

Friday, September 2nd-Monday, September 5th; 2022
9am-5pm

Brethren Days
The village of Brethren hosts in annual festival with activities for the whole family.

Friday, September 2nd-Saturday, September 3rd; 2022

Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival
Live music festival with food trucks, 5k & 15k races, and brew tent. Friday from 6pm-12am and Saturday from 6-11pm. Races are Saturday at 8am. Enjoy two bands in the Brew Tent Friday night and eight bands plus beer tasting Saturday. Visit music-moves-me.org for tickets or more information. Arcadia Marine- 17073 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia.

Friday, September 2nd-Saturday, September 3rd; 2022

Kiwanis Labor Day Weekend Car Show
Friday Drive-In Preview from 6-9pm on first two blocks of East Water St., Boyne City. Saturday Car Show from 8am-4pm at Veterans Memorial Park- 207 N. Lake St., Boyne City. For more information, call (231) 420-0903

Friday, September 2nd, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in the Plaza
Featuring Canopy Space. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington. For more information, visit downtownludington.org.

Saturday, September 3rd-Sunday, September 4th; 2022

MCE Equestrian Speed Show
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

PSA/Bannink’s End of Summer Fishing Tournament
Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association. For more information or to register, visit nebula.wsimg.com.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
9am-2pm

Craft & Yard Sale
Tallman Lake Senior Center- 6765 E. Marshall Rd., Fountain. For more information, call Karen Ross at (231) 499-1363.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
7:30pm

5th Annual Floatilla
Boats will congregate on Pere Marquette Lake and parade around the harbor to bid farewell to the summer of 2022. Decorations, lights ,and costumes are encouraged. Prizes for top 3 decorated boats. For more info, contact Amanda at (231) 392-4709.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
9am-11pm

LaborFest 2022
Car show, parade, live music by Here Come the Mummies, and food/beverage tent. First Street Beach, Manistee. Visit manisteelaborfest.com for more information.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
10am-4pm

Labor Day Book Sale
Parking lot behind Manistee Library- 95 Maple St., Manistee.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
10am-4pm

Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show
River Street, Elk Rapids

Sunday, September 4th; 2022

Hart Heritage Festival
Church service at 10:30am at the Sackrider Church, luncheon at 11:45am (pork, chicken, sweet corn, slaw, potato, veggies, roll and dessert all for $15), and raffle for a 1979 Cadillac Coupe at 2pm (tickets available onsite and at the district office). Hart Historic District- 501 Lincoln St., Hart. For more information, visit facebook.com

Sunday, September 4th, 2022
2pm

Grand Prix Horse Show
Flintfields Horse Park- 6535 Bates Rd., Williamsburg. For more information, email julie@traversecityhorseshows.com.

Monday, September 5th, 2022
9:15am

Holland Zeeland Labor Day Truck Parade
Bring the family, earplugs, and an appetite for big trucks, ice cream, and giveaways. Parade travels from Zeeland to Holland. Ice cream social following the parade. For more information, visit truckparade.org.

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
5pm

Ludington North Breakwater Light Closes for the Season
Stearns Park Beach- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Thursday, September 8th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in the Plaza
Featuring Mike Lenich. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington. For more information, visit downtownludington.org.

Friday, September 9th-Saturday, September 10th; 2022

Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival
Activities for the whole family. Downtown Silver Lake.

Friday, September 9th-Saturday, September 10th; 2022
7:30pm

An Evening of New Short Plays
A presentation of short plays written by local playwrights Rick Plummer and Maripat Allen. Ludington Area Center for the Arts– 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Friday, September 9th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in the Plaza
Featuring Mallory Shinn. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington. For more information, visit downtownludington.org.

Saturday, September 10th-Sunday, September 11th; 2022

MIHA District 9 Meet
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Saturday, September 10th, 2022
9am-2pm

Oceana County Young Eagles Rally
Kids ages 8-17 are invited to take a free airplane ride with a local pilot. Flights are first come, first serve and a guardian must be present. Sponsored by EAA #772. Oceana County Airport- 1805 W. Baseline Rd., Shelby.

Sunday, September 11th, 2022
2pm

Agero Grand Prix Horse Show
Flintfields Horse Park- 6535 Bates Rd., Williamsburg. For more information, email julie@traversecityhorseshows.com.

Sunday, September 11th, 2022
4pm

Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Program
Women between the ages of 18-26 from Mason, Manistee, Oceana and (new for 2022) Lake counties compete and are judged based on-talent, evening wear, on-stage interview, and their social impact initiative pitch. The winner is qualified to enter the Miss Michigan Pageant, a precursor to the Miss America Pageant. Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Friday, September 13th-Saturday, September 14th; 2022
7:30pm

An Evening of New Short Plays
A presentation of short plays written by local playwrights Rick Plummer and Maripat Allen. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts– 101 Maple St., Manistee.

Thursday, September 15th-Sunday, September 18th; 2022

Michigan Irish Music Festival
The festival features 6 stages of music, culture, dance, and more. Heritage Landing- 1051 Shoreline Dr., Muskegon. For more information and tickets, visit michiganirish.org

Thursday, September 15th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in the Plaza
Featuring Road Less Traveled. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington. For more information, visit downtownludington.org.

Thursday, September 15th, 2022
7pm

Swing Guitars of Cologne
Live performance. Ludington Area Center for the Arts– 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Friday, September 16th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in the Plaza
Featuring The Ukes. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington. For more information, visit downtownludington.org.

Friday, September 16th, 2022
8pm

The Verve Pipe
Free performance sponsored by the West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series. Downtown Scottville.

Saturday, September 17th, 2022

MIHA District 9 Meet
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
8am-12pm

Ludington Petunia Parade Removal Day
Ludington Petunia Parade will be removing petunias on the Avenue and the marina.

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
10am-12pm

Lumberjack Day & Lumberjack Breakfast
Enjoy a Lumberjack Breakfast of flapjacks, sausage, and hashbrowns then take in the history of Mason County settlers by touring the village. Cost is $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors, $16 for Children ages 4-13, and free for Children under age 4. Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
10am-6pm

Hops & Props on the River
Tasting of over 100 locally crafted beverages from 1pm-6pm, Century Boat Show from 10am-4pm.

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
12-5pm

Scottville Fall Celebration
Event includes family friendly activities, the Mason County Princess Pageant (1pm), and a performance by the Scottville Clown Band. Downtown Scottville, 100 Blocks of South Main & Blaine Streets. For the most updated information, visit cityofscottville.org.

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
1pm

Mason County Princess Pageant
Girls ages 4-7 that live in Mason County, attend a Mason County school, or have a relative that is a resident of Mason County are invited to participate.  This pageant will be held in downtown Scottville and is limited to the first 30 girls that turn in their completed application. All girls will receive a crown and goody bag. They will each claim the title of Mason County Princess. They will be answering 3-5 questions on stage during the event. Pre-registration is required by September 3rd and can be found at forms.gle. Those with questions can email Andrea at mcprincesspageant@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
4pm

Major League Show Jumping Team Competition Horse Show
Flintfields Horse Park- 6535 Bates Rd., Williamsburg. For more information, email julie@traversecityhorseshows.com.

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
7-8:30pm

AFFEW Beach Clean-up
Beach clean-up at Stearns Park, Ludington.

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Little Sable Point Lighthouse Closes for the Season

Sunday, September 18th, 2022
9am-3pm

Gun Show
Fremont Rec Center- 201 E. Maple St., Fremont. For more information, call Jeff at (231) 854-1634.

Sunday, September 18th, 2022
9am-4pm

Free Soil Gun & Knife Show
Event includes a 50/50 raffle (need not be present to win, and food and beverages for purchase. Cost is $4 for veterans/seniors and $5 for all else. 8-foot vendor tables are $20 each and can be reserved by calling Gregg at (231) 464-5454. 8480 Democrat St., Free Soil.

Sunday, September 18th, 2022
1pm

Blessing of the Animals at Circle Rocking “S” Children’s Farm
Blessing of the Animals, silent auction, and old fashioned games. Circle Rocking “S” Children’s Farm- 5487 N. Tuttle Rd., Free Soil. Click here for more information.

Sunday, September 18th, 2022
2pm

Major League Show American Gold Cup Grand Prix Horse Show
Flintfields Horse Park- 6535 Bates Rd., Williamsburg. For more information, email julie@traversecityhorseshows.com.

September 22nd, 24th, 27th AND 30th; 2022

Manhattan Short Film Festival
Virtual performances. 24th at 11am and 27th/30th at 1pm. Ludington Area Center for the Arts– 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
10am-1pm

Pentwater Harvest Day
Pentwater’s Farmer’s Market will be open for one last time during 2022. Pentwater Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater. Visit pentwater.org for more information. 

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music in the Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington. For more information, visit downtownludington.org.

Friday, September 23rd-Saturday, September 24th; 2022

Octoberfest in Ludington
Craft beer and live music festival. Downtown Ludington.

Friday, September 23rd, 2022
7:30pm

Tonic Sol-fa A Capella Ensemble
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts– 101 Maple St., Manistee.

Saturday, September 24th-Sunday, September 25th; 2022

Pentwater Fall Arts & Crafts Fair
Pentwater Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Michigan Adventure Race: Manistee National Forest at Caberfae
To register or for more info, visit miadventurerace.com. Starts at 1 Caberfae Lane, Cadillac.

Saturday, September 24th, 2022
9am

Baldwin Salmon Run 2k/5k/10k
Baldwin Village Hall- 620 Washington St, Baldwin. Register at racewire.com.

Saturday, September 24th, 2022
10am-3pm

Fall Craft Show
Pomona Park- 93 S. 3rd Ave., Fruitport. For more information, email stephmalone01@yahoo.com.

Saturday, September 24th, 2022
10am-4pm

Harvest Festival Craft Show/Flea Market
Downtown Bellaire. Call (231) 533-6023 for more information.

Saturday, September 24th, 2022
12-5pm

Bus Day to Big Point Sable Lighthouse
Free concert from 1-3pm. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

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