With more than 3,000 acres, the giant sandbox of Silver Lake is your hub for beaches, off-roading, swimming, and access to Lake Michigan!
Photo by Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival
Top Festivals & Events in Silver Lake/Mears
Silver Lake/Mears boast access to both Silver Lake and Lake Michigan and the 107′ Little Sable Point Lighthouse is located in the Silver Lake State Park. Rolling sand dunes, camping, hiking, fishing, and acres of forest make this park a vacation paradise. There are also many great festivals and events to enjoy.
Here we’ve condensed the most popular annual happenings, so you can see at a glance which time of year you may want to visit our wonderful area. Welcome to Silver Lake!
Silver Lake Jeep Invasion - June 2-5, 2022
This event for Jeep lovers and owners is scheduled for June in downtown Mears. It’s a gathering of all things Jeep right here in the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area! Join in the creative atmosphere of the Silver Lake Jeep Invasion to experience the Off Road Trails, Jeep Car Shows, National Vendor Show Events, Trail Rides, live music, raffles, Awards, and more.
Apple & BBQ Festival - September 9-10, 2022
The Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Festival held in September includes Amateur & KCBS Professional Competition, Craft Show, Classic Auto & ORV Show, Kid’s Activities, Beer Tent, 5K Apple A Day Run/Walk, live entertainment, and food vendors.
In addition to live music held at Silver Lake establishments like Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar and Val-Du-Lakes, Silver Lake and the surrounding areas offer many opportunities to enjoy live music throughout the summer. There are also live music events held along the lakeshore in Ludington, Manistee, Hart, etc.
More About Silver Lake
Silver Lake/Mears not only offers outdoor fun all summer long, but the area is also host to many great festivals and events.
There's so much to do in Silver Lake! From hitting the dunes to camping out at the state park — it's an outdoor adventure for everyone.
Little Sable Point Lighthouse is located in the Silver Lake State Parks, home of the sand dunes along Lake Michigan.
The Silver Lake State Park is 3,000 acres and is situated between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan, offering boating, fishing, swimming, & ORV.
Dune Rides in your ATV or ORV are popular at Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan, but many rules and regulations apply.