Upcoming Family Friendly Events


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The lakeshore communities of West Michigan do a fantastic job of hosting events and activities that include the whole family. There's so much happening that is geared specifically toward kids and families as a whole, and that's part of what makes being here so amazing!

Every season in West Michigan has it's unique, fun things to do for kids of all ages- from babies up to the "young at heart". Indoors or outdoors, no matter the time of year, there's always something great going on along the lakeshore for families to experience together!

In addition to the following list, check out all the special events and programs provided by Sandcastles Children's Museum and the Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Libraries!

And don't miss all the Easter fun happening in West Michigan this month!

Here's a list of family friendly events happening in April:

Now through the end of May

Item collection to benefit the Lakeshore Food Club and COVE at Advance America- 4928 W. US-10 in Ludington. Items needed are non-perishable food items, hygiene products, toys, twin bedding, pillows, pillowcases, and books. Every item donated counts for a donation into a prize drawing.

Sunday, April 11th-Tuesday, April 24th; 8-5pm

Environmental Quiz Walk presented by AFFEW at Cartier Park- 1254 N. Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington. Visit affew.org for more information.

Friday, April 16th, 1-2pm

Spring Playgroup at Onekama Township Park hosted by Lighthouse Pregnancy Care Center. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 24th, 8am-12pm

19th Annual Mom2Mom Sale at Cornerstone Baptist Church- 121 Nelson Rd. in Ludington. Indoor sale of baby and kids clothing, furniture, and more. Masks are required for all vendors, volunteers, and shoppers. A donation of $2 is requested at the door. Those interested in renting a space can download a contract at facebook.com or pick one up at the church office. Deadline to rent table space is April 19th.

Saturday, April 24th, 12pm

Virtual Girls Rock Concert cosponsored by Ludrock and Zonta Club of Ludington Area. Livestreamed through the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.

Monday, April 26th, 3-4pm

Spring Playgroup at 1st Street Beach in Manistee, hosted by Lighthouse Pregnancy Care Center.

Friday, April 30th, 3-9pm

Final Friday Experience in downtown Ludington. Event includes farmers market, live music, safe activities, Baby Badger rides and more.

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More Family Fun...

For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

West Michigan Map
Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.
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Last Updated: 04-13-2021 03:57 PM ID: 1735