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August 2015

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Saturday, August 1st

Idlewild Annual Homecoming Jazz Blues Festival
Meeks Park, Idlewild.

Saturday, August 1st - Sunday, August 2nd

Ludington Sidewalk Sales
Great bargains from downtown Ludington merchants. Downtown Ludington.
Ludington Sidewalk Sales

Saturday, August 1st

Western Michigan Old Engine Club Show
Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
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Saturday, August 1st - Sunday, August 2nd, 10am-5pm

All Seasons Outdoor Show
Oceana County Fairgrounds, Hart.

Saturday, August 1st, 7pm

Rhythm & Dunes Concert: Britain's Finest, The Complete Beatles Experience
Waterfront Park, Ludington.
Rhythm & Dunes

Sunday, August 2nd, 10am-2pm

WMOEC Tractor Pull
Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Sunday, August 2nd, 12pm

Annual Chicken Dinner
St. James Episcopal Church, Pentwater.

Sunday, August 2nd, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Live Music Sundays on The Porch
Mix of easy listening favorites and a little bluegrass. Douglas Valley Vineyards, 5375 Douglas Valley Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Sunday, August 2nd, 3pm-5pm

United States Coast Guard Band
Waterfront Park, Ludington.

Monday, August 3rd

Zoo
11am & 12:15pm, Ludington Library, Ludington.
Mason County District Library

Monday, August 3rd, 10am-1pm

Pentwater Farmers Market
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Farmers Market

Monday, August 3rd, 7pm

Onekama Concerts in the Park
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Onekama Village Park, M-22, Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 4th - Sunday, August 9th

40th Annual Womyn's Music Festival
DeSoto Park, Walhalla.

Tuesday, August 4th, 10am-9pm

Music Festival/Clown Band Concert & Corn Roast
Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Tuesday, August 4th, 1pm-4pm

Circus
Scottville Library, Scottville.
Mason County District Library

Tuesday, August 4th, 7pm-8:30pm

Pickin' in Pentwater
Enjoy an evening with local musicians Tuesdays all summer-long on the Village Green in Pentwater. Bring your instrument and show off your musical talent or bring a lawn chair or blanket to just lie back, relax and listen. "Pick'n the Park" happens at 7pm Tuesdays, June through August.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 4th, 7pm-8pm

Scottville Clown Band Shell Concert: Mojo Hammer (blues/rock)
The Scottville Clown Band Shell concert series is held every Tuesday night throughout the summer. Bring a chair or a blanket and kick back, while you enjoy music presented by a variety of talented performers. Scottville Clown Band Shell, Green Street, Scottville.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 4th, 7pm-9pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Bill Malone, Mike Skory, Lisa Bonotto & SwampNight
Pop, jazz and show tunes. Rotary Gazebo at First Street Beach, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Thursday, August 6th

Movies in the Park
Family-friendly movies and kids activities at dusk. Ludington City Park, downtown Ludington.
Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 6th, 10am-1pm

Pentwater Farmers Market
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Farmers Market

Thursday, August 6th, 7pm

Manistee Roots on the River
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Thursday, August 6th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band concert
Local and visiting musicians gather on the Pentwater Village Green Thursdays for the Pentwater Civic Band concert. Concerts are at 8pm June 25 through August 27. The band plays marches, show tunes and old-time favorites. If you play an instrument and read music, you can join the band for the evening. Bring a lawnchair or blanket to sit back and listen to the music.
Pentwater Civic Band concerts

Friday, August 7th - Sunday, August 16th

"The Cemetery Club"
August 7-9 & August 14-16, Historic Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St., Manistee.
Performing Arts

Friday, August 7th - Sunday, August 9th

Onekama Days
Activities include arts/crafts, 5k run and walk, tennis tournament, classic car show, church bazaars and luncheons, hospitality tent, kids activities, dances, fireworks and parade.
Onekama Days

Friday, August 7th

Free Movies at the Band Shell
At dusk, Scottville Clown Band Shell, Scottville.

Friday, August 7th

Fun Fridays; Nature's Kennel Sled Dogs
Sandcastles Children's Museum, downtown Ludington.
Sandcastles Children's Musem

Friday, August 7th - Saturday, August 8th, 10am-6pm

Downtown Manistee Sidewalk Sales
Downtown Manistee.
Manistee Sidewalk Sales

Friday, August 7th, 3pm-8pm

Ludington Farmers Market
North James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Farmers Markets

Saturday, August 8th - Sunday, August 9th

Gold Coast Artisan Fair
Saturday from 10am-5pm, Sunday from 10am-4pm. Ludington City Park, downtown Ludington.
Summer Arts and Crafts Fairs in Ludington

Saturday, August 8th

L.A.S.S.I. Shake, Wag, 'n Roll
Pet walkathon, pet tricks and costume contests, Village Green, Pentwater.

Saturday, August 8th, 12pm-5pm

Bus Day to Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Pickup inside Ludington State Park, travel by bus to Big Sable Point Lighthouse. Round-trip fee $5/adult, $2/children 12 & under. Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Saturday, August 8th, 6pm-9pm

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Benefit Ball
Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington.

Sunday, August 9th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Live Music Sundays on The Porch
Mix of easy listening favorites and a little bluegrass. Douglas Valley Vineyards, 5375 Douglas Valley Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Monday, August 10th, 10am-1pm

Pentwater Farmers Market
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Farmers Market

Monday, August 10th, 11am

Cirque Amongus
Ludington Library, Ludington.
Ludington Library

Monday, August 10th, 7pm-9pm

Onekama Concerts in the Park
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Onekama Village Park, M-22, Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 11th - Saturday, August 15th

Western Michigan Fair
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Western Michigan Fair

Tuesday, August 11th

SJO Motorcross
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Western Michigan Fair

Tuesday, August 11th, 6:30pm

Music on the Commons
Local artists at Hart Commons overlooking Hart Lake.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 11th, 7pm-8:30pm

Pickin' in Pentwater
Enjoy an evening with local musicians Tuesdays all summer-long on the Village Green in Pentwater. Bring your instrument and show off your musical talent or bring a lawn chair or blanket to just lie back, relax and listen. "Pick'n the Park" happens at 7pm Tuesdays, June through August.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 11th, 7pm-8pm

Scottville Clown Band Shell Concert: Scottville Clown Band
The Scottville Clown Band Shell concert series is held every Tuesday night throughout the summer. Bring a chair or a blanket and kick back, while you enjoy music presented by a variety of talented performers. Scottville Clown Band Shell, Green Street, Scottville.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 11th, 7pm-9pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Jenna Mammina
Funk, rock and blues. Rotary Gazebo at First Street Beach, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Wednesday, August 12th

Unique Motor Sports Mud Bog and Slick Track run
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Western Michigan Fair

Thursday, August 13th - Sunday, August 16th

Pentwater Homecoming Celebration
Theme is "Senses of Summer." Activities include a sand castle contest, strawberry shortcake sale, golf scramble, softball tournament, concert featuring the Scottville Clown Band and MSU tailgate party. Downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Homecoming

Thursday, August 13th

Movies in the Park
Family-friendly movies and kids activities at dusk. Ludington City Park, downtown Ludington.
Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 13th

Garden Tractor Pull
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Western Michigan Fair

Thursday, August 13th - Friday, August 14th, 7am-4pm

Linens Sale
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, Ludington.

Thursday, August 13th, 10am-1pm

Pentwater Farmers Market
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Farmers Market

Thursday, August 13th, 7pm-8pm

Manistee Roots on the River
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Thursday, August 13th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band concert
Local and visiting musicians gather on the Pentwater Village Green Thursdays for the Pentwater Civic Band concert. Concerts are at 8pm June 25 through August 27. The band plays marches, show tunes and old-time favorites. If you play an instrument and read music, you can join the band for the evening. Bring a lawnchair or blanket to sit back and listen to the music.
Pentwater Civic Band concerts

Friday, August 14th

Super Kicker Rodeo
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Western Michigan Fair

Friday, August 14th - Sunday, August 16th, 12am-12am

Hoxeyville Music Festival
Wellston.

Friday, August 14th

Free Movies at the Band Shell
At dusk, Scottville Clown Band Shell, Scottville.

Friday, August 14th

Fun Fridays: Geodes
Sandcastles Children's Museum, downtown Ludington.
Sandcastles Children's Musem

Friday, August 14th, 3pm-8pm

Ludington Farmers Market
North James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Farmers Markets

Saturday, August 15th

Unique Motor Sports Demolition Derby
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Western Michigan Fair

Saturday, August 15th, 7am-4pm

HELP M.A.D. Ride
A fun bicycle ride supporting the HELP Ministry. Starts from Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 1212 Monona Drive, Ludington.

Saturday, August 15th, 10am-2pm

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

Saturday, August 15th, 1pm-7pm

Suds on the Shore
Craft beer & wine tasting festival in Ludington's City Park, downtown Ludington.
Suds on the Shore

Saturday, August 15th, 1pm-7pm

Hospice Fish Fry/Boil & Auction
Ludington Boat Club, Ludington.

Saturday, August 15th, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Pentwater Used Book Sale
Pentwater Library, Pentwater.
Used Book Sales

Sunday, August 16th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Live Music Sundays on The Porch
Mix of easy listening favorites and a little bluegrass. Douglas Valley Vineyards, 5375 Douglas Valley Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Sunday, August 16th, 2pm-5pm

Ludington Youth Sailing School Ice Cream Social
Ludington Yacht Club, Ludington.

Sunday, August 16th, 2pm

Ludington Mariners Old Time Base Ball Match
Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Ludington Mariners Old Time Baseball

Sunday, August 16th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Youth Goby Tournament
Awards at 8pm. Open to youth up to 18 years. Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater.

Monday, August 17th, 10am-1pm

Pentwater Farmers Market
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Farmers Market

Monday, August 17th, 11am

Make Balloon Animals
Ludington Library, Ludington.
Ludington Library

Monday, August 17th, 1pm

Extreme Duct Tape for Teens
Ludington Library, Ludington.
Ludington Library

Monday, August 17th, 7pm-9pm

Onekama Concerts in the Park
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Onekama Village Park, M-22, Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 18th, 7pm-8:30pm

Pickin' in Pentwater
Enjoy an evening with local musicians Tuesdays all summer-long on the Village Green in Pentwater. Bring your instrument and show off your musical talent or bring a lawn chair or blanket to just lie back, relax and listen. "Pick'n the Park" happens at 7pm Tuesdays, June through August.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 18th, 7pm-8pm

Scottville Clown Band Shell Concert: Peace Love Music (acoustic miscellany)
The Scottville Clown Band Shell concert series is held every Tuesday night throughout the summer. Bring a chair or a blanket and kick back, while you enjoy music presented by a variety of talented performers. Scottville Clown Band Shell, Green Street, Scottville.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 18th, 7pm-9pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Terry Lower Quintet with Edye Evans-Hyde
Rotary Gazebo at First Street Beach, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Thursday, August 20th

Movies in the Park
Family-friendly movies and kids activities at dusk. Ludington City Park, downtown Ludington.
Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 20th, 10am-1pm

Pentwater Farmers Market
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Farmers Market

Thursday, August 20th, 10am-5pm

Country Kids Day
Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Thursday, August 20th, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Sizzling Summer Potluck
Potluck and musical entertainment. Scottville Area Senior Center, 140 S. Main St., Scottville.

Thursday, August 20th, 6pm-10pm

Motorcycle Show
Oakview Medical Care Facility front parking lot, Diana Street, Ludington.
Car Shows

Thursday, August 20th, 7pm-8pm

Manistee Roots on the River
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Thursday, August 20th, 7pm

AFFEW Beach Sweep
Green drinks follow (BYOB). Meet at south end beach stand, Stearns Park, Ludington.

Thursday, August 20th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band concert
Local and visiting musicians gather on the Pentwater Village Green Thursdays for the Pentwater Civic Band concert. Concerts are at 8pm June 25 through August 27. The band plays marches, show tunes and old-time favorites. If you play an instrument and read music, you can join the band for the evening. Bring a lawnchair or blanket to sit back and listen to the music.
Pentwater Civic Band concerts

Friday, August 21st - Saturday, August 22nd

Pentwater Annual Sidewalk Sales
Downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Sidewalk Sales

Friday, August 21st

Fun Fridays: Becky Baxa
Sandcastles Children's Museum, downtown Ludington.
Sandcastles Children's Musem

Friday, August 21st, 3pm-8pm

Ludington Farmers Market
North James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Farmers Markets

Saturday, August 22nd

Gold Coast Futurity/Ultimate Trail Competition
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, August 22nd

Wooden Boat Show
Pentwater.

Saturday, August 22nd

Big Bear Butt Cruise
Sponsored by Big Bear Sportsman's Club, four different rides (50k, 100k, 160k and 200k) through Manistee County across rivers, through forests and to the majestic bluff views of Lake Michigan. Manistee County.

Saturday, August 22nd, 12pm-5pm

Bus Day to Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Pickup inside Ludington State Park, travel by bus to Big Sable Point Lighthouse. Round-trip fee $5/adult, $2/children 12 & under. Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Sunday, August 23rd

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

Sunday, August 23rd, 8am-12pm

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

Sunday, August 23rd, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Live Music Sundays on The Porch
Mix of easy listening favorites and a little bluegrass. Douglas Valley Vineyards, 5375 Douglas Valley Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Monday, August 24th, 10am-1pm

Pentwater Farmers Market
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Farmers Market

Tuesday, August 25th - Saturday, August 29th

Manistee County Fair
Manistee County Fairgrounds, M-22, Onekama.
Manistee County Fair

Tuesday, August 25th, 6:30pm

Music on the Commons
Local artists at Hart Commons overlooking Hart Lake.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 25th, 7pm-8:30pm

Pickin' in Pentwater
Enjoy an evening with local musicians Tuesdays all summer-long on the Village Green in Pentwater. Bring your instrument and show off your musical talent or bring a lawn chair or blanket to just lie back, relax and listen. "Pick'n the Park" happens at 7pm Tuesdays, June through August.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 25th, 7pm-8pm

Scottville Clown Band Shell Concert: MCC High School Jazz Band
The Scottville Clown Band Shell concert series is held every Tuesday night throughout the summer. Bring a chair or a blanket and kick back, while you enjoy music presented by a variety of talented performers. Scottville Clown Band Shell, Green Street, Scottville.
Summer Music

Tuesday, August 25th, 7pm-9pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Jim Shaneberger Band
Rotary Gazebo at First Street Beach, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Thursday, August 27th - Sunday, August 30th

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

Thursday, August 27th

Movies in the Park
Family-friendly movies and kids activities at dusk. Ludington City Park, downtown Ludington.
Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 27th, 10am-1pm

Pentwater Farmers Market
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Farmers Market

Thursday, August 27th, 7pm-8pm

Manistee Roots on the River
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Thursday, August 27th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band concert
Local and visiting musicians gather on the Pentwater Village Green Thursdays for the Pentwater Civic Band concert. Concerts are at 8pm June 25 through August 27. The band plays marches, show tunes and old-time favorites. If you play an instrument and read music, you can join the band for the evening. Bring a lawnchair or blanket to sit back and listen to the music.
Pentwater Civic Band concerts

Thursday, August 27th, 8pm-10pm

Sunset Bonfire
Organized by Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Stearns Park, Ludington.

Friday, August 28th

Family Night Family Frenzy
Downtown Manistee.

Friday, August 28th, 3pm-8pm

Ludington Farmers Market
North James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Farmers Markets

Friday, August 28th, 5pm-8pm

Last-Friday-of-the-Month Gallery Stroll
Spend the evening strolling around the galleries in the quaint harbor village of Pentwater. Downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Art Stroll

Saturday, August 29th, 10am-6pm

Lumber Day at White Pine Village
Includes Lumberjack Brunch from 11am to 2pm and Old Time Base Ball Match at 2pm. Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Saturday, August 29th, 7pm-10pm

Meet the Artists Reception
Wine & Cheese and Meet the Artists Reception, Golden Key Art Gallery, 601 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

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

Live Music Sundays on The Porch
Mix of easy listening favorites and a little bluegrass. Douglas Valley Vineyards, 5375 Douglas Valley Drive, Manistee.
Manistee County Summer Music

Monday, August 31st, 10am-1pm

Pentwater Farmers Market
Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Farmers Market

Monday, August 31st, 11am

Friendship Day
Ludington Library, Ludington.
Mason County District Library

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
Gold Coast Artisan Fair, Ludington
Scottville Clown Band/Corn Roast at Historic White Pine Village
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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