Ludington is famous for it’s summer events but also offers many events in the “quiet season” that keep people coming back all year long!
Farmers Markets run from May-September in downtown Ludington’s Legacy Plaza. One of the best fall events in Ludington is Octoberfest which offers beer, great food, and live music. And Friday Night Live has been revamped to run on the last Friday of each month from April-September and renamed “Final Friday Experience“. Thousands of people descend on downtown Ludington for the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop where they enjoy an entertainment tent and the Ball Drop at midnight with fireworks to follow.
As for summer, there’s definitely no shortage of events to keep visitors and locals alike entertained. If you’re into running, the Ludington Lakestride offers a 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon in June. For those artsy folks, Ludington hosts two popular Arts & Crafts Fairs in Rotary Park each summer. The West Shore Art Fair is held in July and the Gold Coast Artisan Fair is held in August. Easily one of Ludington’s most popular events, the Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival, is held on July 3rd-4th.