Featured Family Events in November

November 2019

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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!

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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!



Here's a list of family friendly events happening along the lakeshore in November:



November 18th-24th, 6:15-7:45pm


Ludington Recreation Swim Team Winter Season Registration at the Donald C. Baldwin Pool- 706 E. Tinkham Ave. in Ludington. The Ludington Recreation Swim Team in an entry level competitive swim team open to students in Kindergarten and older. Any student who can swim two widths of the pool in the deep end may join the team regardless of prior team or swim lesson experience. Swimmers may participate the first week (registration week) to try it out. Registration is required prior to November 25th or first practice.

Wednesday, November 20th, 6:30-8:30pm


Ludington Area Jaycees Light Up the Night Music Series featuring Fremont John at Ludington Bay Brewing Co.- 515 S. James St. Fundraiser for the Freedom Festival Fireworks Fund. 50/50 Raffle and sale of past Freedom Festival t-shirts will also benefit the fund.

Thursday, November 21st, 9:30-11:30am


Parent Cafe at the Scottville Library- 204 E. State St. in Scottville. Parent Cafe is a relaxed, informal parent discussion about things that can help parents bond with their children. Childcare is available if needed and refreshments will be provided. Each participant will receive a gift basket full of goodies, books, and other family resources.

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Wednesday, November 27th, 6:30-8:30pm


Ludington Area Jaycees Light Up the Night Music Series featuring Adam Knudsen at Ludington Pub- 209 S. James St. Fundraiser for the Freedom Festival Fireworks Fund. 50/50 Raffle and sale of past Freedom Festival t-shirts will also benefit the fund.

Thursday, November 28th, 12-2pm


Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Emanuel Lutheran Church- 501 E. Danaher in Ludington. Delivery for the homebound can be arranged.

Friday, November 29th, 6:30-8pm


Hart Home for the Holidays Parade & Tree Lighting in Downtown Hart.

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Saturday, November 30th


  • 4-6pm - Pre-Parade Open House at the Ludington Library- 217 E. Ludington Ave.
  • 5pm - Festival of Lights and Santa's Arrival in downtown Pentwater.
  • 5:30-6pm - Tree-lighting and caroling in Legacy Plaza (formerly James St. Plaza)
  • 6pm - Aglow on the Avenue Parade
  • 6-8pm - Tree Lighting in Silver Lake.
  • 7-8pm - Visit with Santa at Sandcastles Children's Museum




  • More Family Fun...

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    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.


    Last Updated: 11-19-2019 02:13 PM ID: 1735