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August 2019

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Thursday, August 1st - Sunday, August 4th

WMOEC 45th Annual Show
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-2pm. West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Thursday, August 1st, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza
James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 1st, 7:30pm

Ludington Movies in the Park
Bring chairs and blankets and find a spot on the cool grass to watch a fun, family friendly movie in the park. Kids activities precede the movie. Rotary Park, Ludington.
Ludington Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 1st, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 2nd

Blessing of the Badges
Downtown Ludington.

Friday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 4th

Ludington Sidewalk Sales
Downtown Ludington.
Ludington Sidewalk Sales

Friday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 4th

Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival
Performances Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. Presented by Stage Left Theatre Company at Ludington's Rotary Park, downtown Ludington.
Performing Arts

Friday, August 2nd, 6pm-9pm

Friday Night Live
There are many reasons to be in Ludington in the heart of summer, and one of them is the very popular Friday Night Live. Scheduled for four Friday nights in July and August, FNL features music, food, and great family activities. Downtown Ludington.
Friday Night Live

Saturday, August 3rd

Shake, Wag'n Roll Pets in Pentwater
Annual event celebrating pets and including a stroll, costume contest, agility demonstrations, and vendors. Village Green, Pentwater.
Shake, Wagn Roll

Saturday, August 3rd, 7:30am

Beach 5k/10k walk and run to benefit COVE
Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater.

Saturday, August 3rd, 9am

Run the Beach 5k
Race Day registration at Ludington Pub 7:30-8:45am. Start/Finish at Loomis and Rath, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Race Events

Saturday, August 3rd, 12pm-10pm

7th Annual Homecoming Jazz and Blues Festival
John Meeks Park, Idlewild.
Idlewild Music Events

Saturday, August 3rd, 6pm

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

Saturday, August 3rd, 7pm-9pm

Summer Sounds: The Bootstrap Boys
Classic country sound. General admission $10, kids 12 & under free. Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville.
Manistee County Summer Music

Saturday, August 3rd, 7pm-9pm

Sounds from the Forest: Petra VanNuis with the Phil DeGreg Trio
A-list jazz vocals and instrumentalists. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Sunday, August 4th, 10am

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

Sunday, August 4th, 12pm

Annual Chicken Dinner
St. James Episcopal Church, Pentwater.

Monday, August 5th, 1pm-3pm

Flipstar Gymnastics Expo
Ludington Library, downtown Ludington.

Monday, August 5th, 7pm

Concerts in the Park: Awesome Distraction
Acoustic sound with blended voices. Onekama Village Park, Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 6th - Saturday, August 10th

81st 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 6th, 7pm-9:15pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Tell Yo Mama
Funky dance-jam vocals. Douglas Park, Manistee. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building.
Manistee County Summer Music

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

Nights at the Lights: Jim Novak & Paul Cerny
Little sable Point Lighthouse, Mears.
Nights at the Lights

Thursday, August 8th - Sunday, August 11th

Pentwater Homecoming Celebration
Events include a strawberry social, Les Bailey Memorial Concert, sandcastles contest and grand parade. Pentwater.
Pentwater Homecoming

Thursday, August 8th, 12pm-5pm

Big Sable Point Lighthouse Bus Tour & Music by Jim Novak and Paul Cerny
Music by Jim Novak and Paul Cerny from 1:30-3:30pm. Buses transport visitors from the park ranger's house located just inside Ludington State Park to the lighthouse and back for an additional transportation fee. The round-trip fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 & under. Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Thursday, August 8th, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza
James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 8th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: The Hackwells
Downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 8th, 7pm

WMOEC Garden Tractor Transfer Sled Pull
Western Michigan Fair Grounds, Ludington.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Thursday, August 8th, 7:30pm

Ludington Movies in the Park
Bring chairs and blankets and find a spot on the cool grass to watch a fun, family friendly movie in the park. Kids activities precede the movie. Rotary Park, Ludington.
Ludington Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 8th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 9th, 6pm-8:30pm

Nights at the Lights: Catfish and the Man
Beer and Music event. White Lake Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Saturday, August 10th - Sunday, August 11th

Gold Coast Artisan Fair
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Rotary Park, Ludington.
Ludington Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, August 10th

Grapes on the River
Music, wineries, breweries, art and food. Downtown Manistee.

Saturday, August 10th, 1pm-7pm

Fish Fry/Boil to Benefit Hospice
Ludington Boat Club, Ludington.

Saturday, August 10th, 6pm-9:30pm

Waterfront Worship Summer Concert
Waterfront Park, Ludington.

Saturday, August 10th, 7pm-9pm

Summer Sounds: The Ragbirds
Reggae, Celtic, blues. General admission $10, kids 12 & under free. Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville.
Manistee County Summer Music

Sunday, August 11th - Saturday, August 17th

Manistee County Fair
Fairgrounds, Onekama.
Manistee County Fair

Monday, August 12th, 7pm

Concerts in the Park: Benzie Playboys
Authentic Cajun music. Onekama Village Park, Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 13th, 7pm-9:15pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: James Armstrong World-Traveled Electric
Douglas Park, Manistee. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building.
Manistee County Summer Music

Wednesday, August 14th, 7pm

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

Wednesday, August 14th, 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 15th, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza
James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 15th, 7:30pm

Ludington Movies in the Park
Bring chairs and blankets and find a spot on the cool grass to watch a fun, family friendly movie in the park. Kids activities precede the movie. Rotary Park, Ludington.
Ludington Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 15th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 16th - Sunday, August 18th

Onekama Shake Down Fishing Tournament
Sponsored by Manistee County Sport Fishing Association. Onekama Marine Inc., Onekama.
Manistee County Fishing Tournaments

Friday, August 16th - Sunday, August 18th

Hoxeyville Music Festival
Americana and roots festival. The family-friendly event also has camping and kid’s programming. Wellston.

Friday, August 16th - Sunday, August 18th

Summer Oasis Music Festival
Three-day tent music festival, Paradise Lake, Idlewild.
Idlewild Music Events

Friday, August 16th, 7pm-8:30pm

Nights at the Lights: Fremont John
White River Light Station, Whitehall.
Nights at the Lights

Saturday, August 17th - Sunday, August 18th

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

Saturday, August 17th, 7am-4pm

HELP M.A.D. Bicycle Ride
Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Ludington.

Saturday, August 17th, 8:30am

Hart Lake Paddlefest and Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta
John Gurney Park, Hart.

Saturday, August 17th, 9am-2pm

Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Three location sites in Western Michigan are:Mason County Road Commission, 510 E. State St. (US-10), Scottville; Manistee Road Commission, 8946 Chippewa Highway, Bear Lake; Hart Dept. Public Works, 1010 State St., Hart.
Clean Sweep

Saturday, August 17th, 12pm-5pm

Big Sable Point Lighthouse Bus Tour & Music by Fremont John
Music by Fremont John from 1:30-3:30pm. Buses transport visitors from the park ranger's house located just inside Ludington State Park to the lighthouse and back for an additional transportation fee. The round-trip fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 & under. Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Saturday, August 17th, 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 17th, 7pm-9pm

Sounds from the Forest: Tell Yo Mama
Funky dance-jam vocals. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Saturday, August 17th, 7pm-9pm

Sounds from the Forest: James Armstrong World-Traveled Electric
Blues and soul. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Sunday, August 18th, 1pm-4pm

Annual Pleasant Afternoon
Tours of museums. Oceana Historical Park, Mears.
Visit Mears

Monday, August 19th, 7pm

Concerts in the Park: Jim Hawley Recalls
Recalling the music of Elton John and billy Joel. Onekama Village Park, Onekama.
Manistee County Summer Music

Tuesday, August 20th - Saturday, August 24th

Oceana County Fair
Oceana County Fairgrounds, Hart.
Oceana County Fair

Tuesday, August 20th, 7pm

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

Tuesday, August 20th, 7pm-9:15pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Cheryl Hodge Group
West Coast blues, jazz, R&B and soul. Douglas Park, Manistee. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building.
Manistee County Summer Music

Wednesday, August 21st - Sunday, August 25th

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

Thursday, August 22nd, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza
James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 22nd, 7pm

Music on the CommonsL Cabildo
Downtown Hart.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 22nd, 7:30pm

Ludington Movies in the Park
Bring chairs and blankets and find a spot on the cool grass to watch a fun, family friendly movie in the park. Kids activities precede the movie. Rotary Park, Ludington.
Ludington Movies in the Park

Thursday, August 22nd, 8pm-10pm

Sunset Beach Bonfire
Bring your blanket or beach chair to the south end of Stearns Beach from 8-10pm and enjoy a huge bonfire while listening to some great music. Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.
Sunset Beach Bonfire

Thursday, August 22nd, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Friday, August 23rd - Sunday, August 25th, 12am-12am

Manistee Salmon Splash Fishing Tournament
Manistee County Sport Fishing Association. Manistee.
Manistee County Fishing Tournaments

Friday, August 23rd - Saturday, August 24th

Pentwater Sidewalk Sales
Look for some great deals at these end-of-season specials. Downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Sidewalk Sales

Saturday, August 24th

Big Bear Butt Cruise
Four different rides: 60k, 130k, 170k and a 210k ride, all through Manistee County.

Saturday, August 24th, 10am-4pm

Art, Craft & Vendor Show
Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Mason County Summer Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, August 24th, 11am

Annual Wooden Boat Show
Show from 11am-3pm with awards at 3pm followed by boat parade at 3:30pm and commorore's review at 4pm. Pentwater Yacht Club, Dover Street, Pentwater.

Saturday, August 24th, 12pm

WMOEC Garden Tractor Transfer Sled Pull
Oceana County Fair Grounds, Hart.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Saturday, August 24th, 7pm-9pm

Sounds from the Forest: Cheryl Hodge Group
West Coast blues, jazz, R&B, and soul. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Tuesday, August 27th, 7pm-9:15pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Sunset Groove
Energetic rock, R&B, and blues. Douglas Park, Manistee. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building.
Manistee County Summer Music

Thursday, August 29th, 5pm-8pm

Live in the Plaza
James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, August 29th, 8pm-9pm

Pentwater Civic Band
The Pentwater Civic Band is comprised of local residents and visitors who play together for the love of music. Village Green, Pentwater.
Pentwater Civic Band

Saturday, August 31st

Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival
A Michigan Craft Beer Tasting and Music Festival Fundraiser for the Ronald Stoops Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Interlochen Arts Academy. Arcadia Marine, Arcadia.

Saturday, August 31st - Sunday, September 1st

Hart Heritage Days
Demonstrations, old-time music, food booths, displays, chicken dinner or pig roast. Hart Historic District, downtown Hart.

Saturday, August 31st - Sunday, September 1st

Honoring Our Elders, Traditional Pow Wow
Featuring intertribal dancing, Native singing, storytelling, arts and crafts, food and more. Grand Entry and Intertribal dancing Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Flags will be retired at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Oceana County Fairgrounds, Hart.

Saturday, August 31st

Manitee LaborFest
Summer beach bash hosted by Salt City Rock & Blues with parade from the Armory Center to First Street Beach, Manistee.

Saturday, August 31st, 10am-3pm

3rd Annual Indoor Juried Fine Art Fair
Held indoors at Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
Mason County Summer Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, August 31st, 10am-4pm

Summer's End Book Sale
Friends of the Manistee County Library book sales are held at the Book House behind the Manistee Library at 95 Maple St., Manistee.
Used Book Sales

Saturday, August 31st, 5pm-8pm

Pentwater Last Saturday of the Month Art Stroll
Stroll through downtown Pentwater for an evening of art. Participating galleries are Jilly's Gallery, Petri on Hancock Street, Petri Gallery on Second Street, The Ramp (Hancock Building), Kook's Eye, and Art on the Town. Doqntown Pentwater.
Pentwater Art Stroll

Saturday, August 31st, 7pm-9pm

Sounds from the Forest: Sunset Groove
Energetic rock, R&B, blues. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

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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