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September 2024 Events Calendar

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Featured September Events

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September 1-7, 2024

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September 8-14, 2024

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September 15-21, 2024

Saturday, September 28th-Sunday, September 29th; 2023

Pentwater Fall Arts & Crafts Fair
Hours are Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-3pm. To register, visit Pentwater Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

September 22-30, 2024

Thursday, September 26th, 2024

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 for more information. 

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The following events are from 2023. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2024!


Win & Bette Matteson Annual Big Fish Contest
Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association. For more information or to register, visit

Stony Lake Therapeutic Riding Center Silent Auction & Line Dance
Event includes pony rides, line dancing, lawn games, and a silent auction all to benefit the center’s programming. Tickets are $10/each or $30/family and can be purchased by emailing

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 six bands plus beer tasting Saturday. Visit for tickets or more information. Arcadia Marine- 17073 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia.

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

Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show
To register, visit River Street, Elk Rapids

Labor Day Book Sale
In the parking lot behind the Manistee Library- 95 Maple St., Manistee.

Car show, parade, live music, and food/beverage tent. First Street Beach, Manistee. Visit for more information or tickets.

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Sounds From the Forest Music Series
Live music at Wenger Pavilion, downtown Baldwin.

PSA/Bannink’s End of Summer Fishing Tournament
Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association.

Hart Heritage Days 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. Hart Historic District- 501 Lincoln St., Hart. For more information, visit

Honoring Our Elders Traditional Pow Wow
Oceana County Fairgrounds- 1025 S. State St., Hart.

Pancake Breakfast
Pentwater VFW Hall- 8440 US-31 North, Pentwater.

Cruisin’ at the Castle Charity Car Show
Car show with DJ Music, food, drawings, silent auction, and book sale on the castle grounds- 9400 Pere Marquette Dr., Canadian Lakes. For more information, contact Marshall at (231) 598-0838.

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

Jammin’ Mondays on Betsie Bay
Live music at the Waterfront Amphitheater- Centre St., Elberta

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

Trout Unlimited Banquet
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under 5. There will be live music, a food truck, open bar, adult/child casting contests, and a silent auction. Baldwin Canoe Rental- 9117 M-37, Baldwin.

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.

Hippie Fest
Hippie Fest is a grassroots festival where free-spirited people from across the country gather to celebrate peace, love, and hippie-ness! Featuring live music, bohemian shopping, vintage hippie car show, and more. For more information visit

Little Sable Point Lighthouse Closes for the Season

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

A city-wide art competition within a 3-square mile district in downtown Grand Rapids.

New Era Fall Festival
Annual event featuring arts and crafts, live music, children’s activities, an antique car show, and more. Visit for more information.

West Michigan Old Engine Club Tractor Pull
Free to attend. WMOEC Grounds- 700 S. Scottville Rd., Scottville.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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. Free Soil Community Center- 8480 Democrat St., Free Soil.

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.

Diapers & Donuts
Families are invited to receive free diapers and donuts from West Shore Family Support- 603 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington. Free car seat checks will also be offered.

Summer Music in Legacy Plaza
Live music at Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Lakeshore Mama & Me Expo
Speak with providers, sample products, and meet other moms. Open house format with kids activities available. Hart Wesleyan Church- 3757 W. Polk Rd., Hart.

Parking Lot Craft & Vendor Sale
The 10 Spot- 5750 US 10, Ludington. For more information, call (231) 425-3488.

Date Night Drop Off
Children ages 3 and up can be dropped off to enjoy music, playtime, dancing, stories, crafting, movies, and more with Miss Melinda. Children should bring a sack dinner and water. Cost is $35 for one child, $50 for two children, $65 for three children, and $75 for four children. 50% down paid via Venmo, Paypal, Apple Pay, check, or cash is due no later than Wednesday, September 20th. Call (231) 631-7751 to make a reservation. United Methodist Church- 387 1st St., Manistee.

Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Program
Women between the ages of 18-28 from Mason, Manistee, Oceana, and 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. Enter by emailing

Octoberfest Kick Off Pub Crawl 
Beginning at Ludington Bay Brewing Co. where participants will get their map and commemorative koozie for this self-guided crawl. It then continues on South James Street to Ludington Avenue with stops at participating Outdoor Social District establishments. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at or at Ludington Bay Brewing Company beginning at 5:30pm on the day of the crawl.

Fall Mom 2 Mom Sale
Sale of gently used children’s clothing, accessories, toys, and furniture. For more information or to rent a table, visit Cornerstone Baptist Church- 121 Nelson Rd., Ludington. 

Salmon Run 5k/10k Run/Walk
Race begins and ends at Baldwin Village Hall- 620 Washington St., Baldwin.

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

Stony Lake Therapeutic Riding Center Silent Auction & Line Dance
Event includes pony rides, line dancing, lawn games, and a silent auction all to benefit the center’s programming. Ticket price is TBA and they can be purchased at the door. 

Horse Shows
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

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