Ludington Area Calendar of Events

August 2018

Find by Date:

Wednesday, August 1st, 7pm-8:30pm

Nights at the Lights: Steel Doin It
Spring Lake based steel drum band. Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Silver Lake.
Nights at the Lights

Wednesday, August 1st, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Sunset Groove
Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 1st, 7pm

Eric Engblade (music)
Updates to special activities are posted on Bulletin Boards located throughout the State Park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Thursday, August 2nd

Movies in the Park
Rotary Park, Ludington.
Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 5th

WMOEC Annual Show
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and Sunday from 9am-2pm. West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Thursday, August 2nd, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza: Adam Knudsen
Live acoustic act on the stage in the James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 2nd, 7pm

Roots on the River Concert Series: Blue Water Ramblers
Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Manistee.
Manistee Summer Music

Thursday, August 2nd, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. You'll see musicians of all ages. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating while listening. Pentwater Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 5th

Ludington Sidewalk Sales
Downtown Ludington.
Ludington Sidewalk Sales

Friday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 5th

"The Sparrow"
Presented by Manistee Civic Players Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Manistee High School Auditorium, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Friday, August 3rd - Monday, August 6th

Onekama Days
Onekama Days includes a wide range of activities, taking place downtown and at the Manistee County Fairgrounds. Among them are arts & crafts, 5k run and walk, tennis tournament, classic car show, church bazaars and luncheons, hospitality tent, kids activities, dances, Friday night fireworks and Sunday parade.
Onekama Days

Friday, August 3rd

Blessing of the Badges
During Friday Night Live activities, downtown Ludington.
Friday Night Live

Friday, August 3rd - Tuesday, August 7th

Kokopelli Returns
A live reality game modeled after CBS's show "Survivor." Teams of players will work together to survive in the outdoors. Proceeds donated to Little Mary's Hospitality House; cost to play $100/player. Irons.

Friday, August 3rd, 5pm-7pm

First Friday Art Walk
Downtown Ludington's First Friday Art Walks give participants the opportunity to visit local businesses on the first Friday of each month to explore their galleries/stores, view art, and meet artists.
First Friday Art Walk

Friday, August 3rd, 5pm-7pm

Artist Reception: LACA Visual Arts Critique Group
Reception for exhibiting artists from the LACA Visual Arts Critique Group and their invitees in the Main Gallery at Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Friday, August 3rd, 6pm-9pm

Friday Night Live
Features music, food, and great family activities. Some of the highlights include musical performances, inflatables, Baby Badger rides, pony rides and petting zoo. Downtown Ludington.
Friday Night Live

Friday, August 3rd, 6pm-8pm

Music and Beer at White River Light Station
Featuring music by Catfish and the Man. Fundraiser for the light station. White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Friday, August 3rd, 7pm

Fridays at the Log Cabin
Concerts at the Log Cabin Outdoor Theater, Panu and Walta streets, Kaleva.
Manistee County Summer Music

Friday, August 3rd, 7pm-9pm

Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Pageant
Waterfront Park, S. William St., Ludington.
Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Pageant

Saturday, August 4th - Sunday, August 5th

Military Exhibit and Veterans Sharing War Experiences
1pm-4pm both days. Old Town Hall. Mears.
Visit Mears

Saturday, August 4th

Idlewild 6th Homecoming Jazz and Blues Festival
Free. Sponsored by the Idlewild African American Chamber of Commerce. John Meeks Park, Idlewild.
Idlewild Music Events

Saturday, August 4th, 9am-2pm

Shake, Wag'n Roll Benefit Stroll
Benefit stroll, pet walk-a-thon, vendors, pet costume contest, silent auction, agility course demo and kids area. Village Green, downtown Pentwater.
Shake Wag

Saturday, August 4th, 9am

Run the Beach 5k
Replacing the Cops and Robbers 5k. Downtown Ludington.
Ludington Race Events

Saturday, August 4th, 7pm

West Shore Bank Rhythm and Dunes Concert: Young Guns
Free community concert with donations accepted to support local high school music programs. Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Rhythm & Dunes Concert Series

Saturday, August 4th, 7pm

Summer Sounds: Grupo Aye
$10, kids free. Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville.
Manistee County Summer Music

Saturday, August 4th, 7pm-9:15pm

Sounds of the Forest: Planet D Nonet
Big Band. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Saturday, August 4th, 7pm

Jim Key "Dulcimer Music Concert"
Updates to special activities are posted on Bulletin Boards located throughout the State Park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Sunday, August 5th

Pentwater Movies on the Green: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
At Sunset on the Pentwater Village Green, downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Movies

Sunday, August 5th, 12pm-3pm

Pentwater Annual Chicken Dinner
St. James Episcopal Church, First & Wythe, Pentwater.

Sunday, August 5th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Sundays on the Porch: Fremont John with Mike Carden
Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee.
Manistee Summer Music

Sunday, August 5th, 6pm-8pm

Live Music on the Deck: Wombath 3.0
Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar, 2501 N. Wilson Road, Mears
Summer Music

Monday, August 6th, 7pm

Concerts in the Park: Benzie Playboys
Onekama Village Park, downtown Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 7th - Saturday, August 11th

80th Annual Western Michigan Fair
Tuesday: Tractor Pulls and Fireworks; Wednesday: ATR Monster Truck Madness; Thursday: Livestock Sales, Sizzling Summer Sing-Off Finale; Friday; High Flying Motocross; Saturday: Night of Destruction Demo Derby. Mason County Fairgrounds, U.S. 10, Ludington.
Western Michigan Fair

Tuesday, August 7th, 7pm-9pm

Silver Lake Concert Series: Open Mic Night
Bring a lawn chair. Golden Township Park at Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Silver Lake.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 7th, 7pm

Shoreline Showcase Series: Bennie Reeves
Motown classics, down-home blues. Rotary Gazebo, First Street Beach, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 7th, 7pm

Scottville Clown Band Shell: Chad Rushing, guitar and blues
Scottville Clown Band Shell, Scottville.
Scottville Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, August 7th, 7pm-8pm

Pickin' in Pentwater
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating while listening to local musicians. Village Green, Pentwater.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 8th, 7pm-8:30pm

Nights at the Lights: Wyatt and Sherri Knapp
Michigan husband and wife duo. Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Silver lake.
Nights at the Lights

Wednesday, August 8th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Robert Pace and "Nature's Brew"
Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 8th, 7pm

Road Less Traveled (folk music)
Updates to special activities are posted on Bulletin Boards located throughout the State Park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Thursday, August 9th - Sunday, August 12th

Pentwater Homecoming
Theme: Taste of Pentwater. Activities include strawberry shortcake social, Les Bailey Memorial Concert, teen dance, sand sculpture contest, golf scramble, horseshoe tournament, pancake breakfast, ensign race Pentwater people photo, grand parade and fireworks. Pentwater.
Pentwater Homecoming

Thursday, August 9th, 12pm-5pm

Bus Day Big Sable Light
Round-trip bus transportation from the building next to the Ludington State Park office to the Big Sable Lighthouse. The last bus leaves the Big Sable Lighthouse at 4:45 pm. Music at the lighthouse by Wyatt and Sherri Knapp from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. $5 for adults and $2 for children. Ludington State Park, M-116, Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Thursday, August 9th, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza: Brad Lee
Live acoustic act on the stage in the James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 9th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: The Hackwells
Hart Commons overlooking Hart Lake, Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 9th, 7pm

Roots on the River Concert Series: Local Showcase
Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Manistee.
Manistee Summer Music

Thursday, August 9th, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Les Bailey Memorial Concert
Pentwater Civic Band combines with Scottville Clown Band for this annual concert. Village Green, downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Homecoming

Friday, August 10th - Saturday, August 11th

Manistee Sidewalk Sales
Manistee merchants want to clear out their summer items to get ready for fall merchandise. Downtown Manistee.
Manistee Sidewalk Sales

Friday, August 10th, 4pm-7pm

Taste of the Caribbean-Jamaica
Explore Jamaican culture, sample authentic dishes, beverage, and desserts, while jamming to Reggae music. Hair braiding for little girls. This is a free event, but donations are appreciated. Hosted by Ludington Area Senior Center and held at Waterfront Park, S. William St., Ludington.

Friday, August 10th, 5pm-8pm

Brad Lee
$5 cover charge; children 12 and under free. Outdoors at Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Shagway Arts Barn

Friday, August 10th, 6:30pm-11:30pm

Spectrum Health Foundation Ludington Hospital Benefit Ball
The annual benefit ball features gourmet cuisine, drinks, live entertainment and dancing; black-tie optional. $160/person. Lincoln Hills Golf Club, 1527 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington.

Friday, August 10th, 7pm

Fridays at the Log Cabin
Concerts at the Log Cabin Outdoor Theater, Panu and Walta streets, Kaleva
Manistee County Summer Music

Friday, August 10th, 7pm

Songstylist Jimmy Dill
Classics from Frank Sinatra to the Lennon Sisters. Performance Hall, Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Saturday, August 11th - Sunday, August 12th

Gold Coast Artisan Fair
Over 200 arts & crafts displays are open on Saturday and Sunday for browsing and shopping. Rotary Park, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, August 11th - Sunday, August 12th

Manistee Catamaran Races
Manistee Harbor, First Street Beach, Douglas Park, Manistee.

Saturday, August 11th, 8am-12pm

Hamlin Township Tire Collection
Tires will also be accepted August 6 & 8. Residency vouchers are required. Hamlin Township Transfer Site, Dewey Road, Hamlin Township.

Saturday, August 11th, 10am

WMOEC Antique Tractor Pull
West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Saturday, August 11th, 1pm-7pm

Hospice Fish Fry/Boil
Ludington Boat Club, Water Street, Ludington.

Saturday, August 11th, 1pm-4pm

Manistee Writers Club- Book Expo
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, 101 Maple St, Manistee.

Saturday, August 11th, 4pm-8pm

Grapes on the River
Local cuisine,Michigan wineries and breweries, merchant sidewalk sales and live entertainment featuring Fremont John at 3:30pm and Dags und Timmah at 6pm. Manistee Municipal Marina grounds, downtown Manistee.

Saturday, August 11th, 7pm

Summer Sounds: Nashon Holloway Band
$10, kids free. Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville.
Manistee County Summer Music

Saturday, August 11th, 7pm-9:15pm

Sounds of the Forest: Bennie Reeves
Authentic Motown classics, and down-home blues. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Saturday, August 11th, 7pm

Canopy Space (contemporary music)
Updates to special activities are posted on Bulletin Boards located throughout the State Park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Saturday, August 11th, 8pm

Happy Together Tour 2018
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Sunday, August 12th

Pentwater Movies on the Green: Mary Poppins
At Sunset on the Pentwater Village Green, downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Movies

Sunday, August 12th, 8am-12pm

Marine Corps League Pancake Breakfast
Pentwater VFW Hall, north of Pentwater.

Sunday, August 12th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Sundays on the Porch
With the Taco Bout It food truck. Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee.
Manistee Summer Music

Sunday, August 12th, 6pm-8pm

Live Music on the Deck: Micks with Picks
Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar, 2501 N. Wilson Road, Mears
Summer Music

Monday, August 13th, 7pm

Concerts in the Park: Mirian Pico & David Chown
Onekama Village Park, downtown Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 14th, 7pm-9pm

Silver Lake Concert Series: Trailer Park Kids
Bring a lawn chair. Golden Township Park at Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Silver Lake.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 14th, 7pm

Shoreline Showcase Series: Jeremiah Johnson Band
St. Louis blues. Rotary Gazebo, First Street Beach, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 14th, 7pm

Scottville Clown Band Shell: Cats N Jammers, oldies from Fountain
Scottville Clown Band Shell, Scottville.
Scottville Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, August 14th, 7pm-8pm

Pickin' in Pentwater
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating while listening to local musicians. Village Green, Pentwater.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 15th, 7pm

AFFEW Beach Sweep
Meet at south end of beach house, Stearns Park, Ludington.

Wednesday, August 15th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Key West Permafrost Blues Band
Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 15th, 7pm

Hicks with Picks (local bluegrass music)
Updates to special activities are posted on Bulletin Boards located throughout the State Park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Wednesday, August 15th, 8:30pm-11pm

Bon Voyage to Summer Cruise
Passengers board the ship at 8:30pm for a cruise of the shoreline from 9-11pm. The $42 ticket price includes the all-you-can-eat Badger Party Buffet.
S.S. Badger Carferry Shoreline Cruise

Thursday, August 16th

Movies in the Park
Rotary Park, downtown Ludington.
Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 16th, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza: Jimmy Dodson
Live acoustic act on the stage in the James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 16th, 7pm

Roots on the River Concert Series: Jim Crocket
Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Manistee.
Manistee Summer Music

Thursday, August 16th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. You'll see musicians of all ages. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating while listening. Pentwater Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 17th - Sunday, August 19th, 12am-12am

Summer Oasis Music Festival
Three-day tent musical festival. Festival hours are Friday 6pm-2am, Saturday 12noon-2am and Sunday 11am-3pm. Idlewild.
Idlewild Music Events

Friday, August 17th - Sunday, August 19th

Hoxeyville Music Festival
17th annual three-day festival hosting music on two stages. Hoxeyville Festival Site, Wellston.

Friday, August 17th, 9:30am

Yoga at White River Light Station
Rain date August 24. White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Friday, August 17th, 5pm-8pm

Rich Blackmore & Sandy Mclean
$5 cover charge; children 12 and under free. Outdoors at Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Shagway Arts Barn

Friday, August 17th, 7pm

Fridays at the Log Cabin
Concerts at the Log Cabin Outdoor Theater, Panu and Walta streets, Kaleva
Manistee County Summer Music

Friday, August 17th, 7pm

Music at White River Lighthouse: Steel Doin It
White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Friday, August 17th, 7:30pm

Karen Curlee: A Woman of a Certain Age
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, August 18th - Sunday, August 19th

Mason County Saddle Club Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, August 18th, 8am-3pm

HELP MAD Ride
The MAD Ride is a family fun ride featuring five different road routes, an off road course and a family fun ride. Registration at 7 am, lunch served from 11:30 am to 2:30pm. Registration fee for all rides $35 which includes t-shirt and lunch. Family fun ride registration is $10 which includes patch and lunch. Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 1010 N. Monona Drive, Ludington.

Saturday, August 18th, 9am-2pm

Household Hazardous Waste Day
Mason County Road Commission building, Scottville.
Household Hazardous Waste Day

Saturday, August 18th, 10:30am-1pm

What Ever Floats Your Boat
Veterans Park, Hart Lake, Hart.

Saturday, August 18th, 1pm-7pm

Suds on the Shore Craft Beer & Wine Festival
Annual craft beer and wine tasting festival, live music and food. Ludington Rotary Park, downtown Ludington.
Suds on the Shore

Saturday, August 18th, 6pm-9pm

Waterfront Worship Summer Concert
Nationally-known praise & worship artists perform in the Ludington Waterfront Park in this free event, donations accepted for H.E.L.P (Hands Extended, Loving People).

Saturday, August 18th, 7pm-9:15pm

Sounds of the Forest: Jeremiah Johnson Band
Award-winning rocking St. Louis Blues. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Saturday, August 18th, 7pm

Mike Lenich (folk music)
Updates to special activities are posted on Bulletin Boards located throughout the State Park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Saturday, August 18th, 8pm

Scotty McCreery
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Sunday, August 19th

Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon
West end of Ludington Avenue, Ludington.
Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon

Sunday, August 19th

West Shore Cruisers Back to the '50s Rock and Roll Car Show
Ponderosa/El Rancho parking lot, U.S.10, Ludington.
Mason County Car Shows

Sunday, August 19th, 1pm-4pm

A Pleasant Afternoon
Afternoon event celebrating the Historical Park & Museum in Mears with 100-car parade at 1pm. Sponsored by Oceana County Historical and Genealogical Society. Downtown Mears.
Visit Mears

Sunday, August 19th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Sundays on the Porch: Dags & Doc Probes
Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee.
Manistee Summer Music

Sunday, August 19th - Wednesday, December 31st, 6pm-7pm

Live Music on the Deck: Cheryl Wolfram
Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar, 2501 N. Wilson Road, Mears
Summer Music

Sunday, August 19th, 6pm-9pm

LACA Concert Artist TBA & Third Coast Gypsy Jazz
Third Coast Gypsy Jazz opening for Surprise Artist TBA ..Evening Of Gypsy Jazz. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Performing Arts

Tuesday, August 21st - Saturday, August 25th

Manistee County Fair
The fair offers rides, food, entertainment, and 4-H exhibitions. Manistee County Fairgrounds, M-22, Onekama.
Manistee County Fair

Tuesday, August 21st, 7pm

Summer Concert Series: Scottville Clown Band
Scottville Clown Band Shell, Scottville.
Scottville Clown Band Shell

Tuesday, August 21st, 7pm

Shoreline Showcase Series: Jenna Mammina /Rolf Sturm
Pop, jazz, folk. Rotary Gazebo, First Street Beach, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 21st, 7pm

Scottville Clown Band Homecoming Concert
Scottville Clown Band Shell, Scottville.
Scottville Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, August 21st, 7pm-8pm

Pickin' in Pentwater
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating while listening to local musicians. Village Green, Pentwater.
Summer Music

Wednesday, August 22nd - Sunday, August 26th

Lisa Terry Memorial Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Wednesday, August 22nd - Saturday, August 25th

147th Oceana County Fair
Oceana County Fairgrounds, Hart.
Oceana County Fair

Wednesday, August 22nd, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Harper and Midwest Kind
Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 23rd

Movies in the Park
Rotary Park, downtown Ludington.
Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 23rd, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza: Steve Michaels
Live acoustic act on the stage in the James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 23rd, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Ravon Steely Rhoden
Hart Commons overlooking Hart Lake, Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 23rd, 7pm

Roots on the River Concert Series: North Carolines
Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Manistee.
Manistee Summer Music

Thursday, August 23rd, 8pm-10pm

Sunset Beach Bonfire
Live music and bonfire on the beach. Stearns Park, Ludington.
Sunset Beach Bonfire

Thursday, August 23rd, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. You'll see musicians of all ages. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating while listening. Pentwater Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 24th - Saturday, August 25th

Pentwater Merchants Sidewalk Sales
Get some great, end-of-season bargains at sidewalk sales in Pentwater.
Pentwater Sidewalk Sales

Friday, August 24th, 5pm-8pm

Hazard
$5 cover charge; children 12 and under free. Outdoors at Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Shagway Arts Barn

Friday, August 24th, 7pm

Fridays at the Log Cabin
Concerts at the Log Cabin Outdoor Theater, Panu and Walta streets, Kaleva
Manistee County Summer Music

Friday, August 24th, 9pm

Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr.
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Saturday, August 25th

WMOEC Garden Tractor Pulls
Pulls at 10am (dead boat) and 1pm (transfer sled). West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Saturday, August 25th

Big Bear Butt Cruise
Composed of four different rides: 50k, 100k, 160k (100mi) and 200k throughout Manistee County. Sponsored by Big Bear Sportsman's Club, Kaleva.

Saturday, August 25th, 10am-4pm

Art and Craft Show
Music by Big Daddy Fox from 10am-12pm and Redux from 1pm-3pm. Outdoors at Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Mason County Summer Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, August 25th, 11am-5pm

22nd Annual Wooden Boat Show
Boats displayed from 11am to 3pm, buffet lunch from 12pm to 2pm, awards at 3pm, boat parade at 3:30pm. Pentwater Yacht Club and Pentwater Lake, Pentwater.

Saturday, August 25th, 12pm-5pm

Bus Day Big Sable Light
Round-trip bus transportation from the building next to the Ludington State Park office to the Big Sable Lighthouse. The last bus leaves the Big Sable Lighthouse at 4:45 pm. Music at the lighthouse by Bob Hausler from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. $5 for adults and $2 for children. Ludington State Park, M-116, Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Saturday, August 25th, 5pm-8pm

Last Saturday of the Month Gallery Stroll
Stroll through the Village of Pentwater to see different kinds of art from Pentwater's galleries. Pentwater.
Pentwater Art Stroll

Saturday, August 25th, 7pm-9:15pm

Sounds of the Forest: Jenna Mammina/Rolf Sturm
Pop, jazz, folk soul and vocals. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music

Saturday, August 25th, 7pm

Salt City Dixie Jazz Band (local)
Updates to special activities are posted on Bulletin Boards located throughout the State Park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.
State Park Summer Programs

Sunday, August 26th, 11am-2pm

Sunday Morning Jazz Brunch
An informal BYOB (Bring Your Own Brunch), bring chairs or blankets, and enjoy jazz musicians. Free event (donations accepted) organized by Nader's Motel to benefit Ludington Area Center for the Arts. Waterfront Park, Ludington.

Sunday, August 26th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Sundays on the Porch
Douglas Valley Vineyards, Manistee.
Manistee Summer Music

Sunday, August 26th, 6pm-8pm

Live Music on the Deck: Redux
Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar, 2501 N. Wilson Road, Mears
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 28th, 7pm

Shoreline Showcase Series: Sunset Grove
Blues, rock and rhythm and blues. Rotary Gazebo, First Street Beach, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 28th - Saturday, August 18th, 7pm-8pm

Pickin' in Pentwater
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating while listening to local musicians. Village Green, Pentwater.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 30th, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza: Jymi Dill
Live acoustic act on the stage in the James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 30th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. You'll see musicians of all ages. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating while listening. Pentwater Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 31st, 5pm-8pm

Brugh Foster
$5 cover charge; children 12 and under free. Outdoors at Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Shagway Arts Barn

Friday, August 31st, 6pm-8pm

Live Music on the Deck: Dean Dostal
Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar, 2501 N. Wilson Road, Mears
Summer Music

More August Information...

We strive to provide the most current and correct information on our Calendar of Events. We are continually adding to our calendars. If nothing appears above, most likely the information is not yet available. Events may be subject to change. Keep checking back for updates!

Friday Night Live, Ludington
Onekama Days
Western Michigan Fair
Parade of Homes
Gold Coast Artisan Fair, Ludington
Open Horse Shows, Ludington
Lighthouse Triathlon
Local Farmer's Markets
Movies in the Park, Ludington
Manistee County Fair
Pentwater Homecoming
Suds on the Shore Festival


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