Friday Night Live Continues in Downtown Ludington

July 12, 19 & 26; August 2, 2019

More Events... More Music... More Fun Than Ever Before!!

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. Three blocks of Ludington Avenue between Harrison and Robert streets are closed to traffic, as well as the first few blocks of South James Street between 6-9pm, allowing people to fill the streets and watch local entertainment. Some of the highlights include musical performances, inflatables, Baby Badger rides, pony rides and various demonstrations. The Farmers Market in North James Street Plaza is also open during Friday Night Live.



Comfort Counselor


Lakeshore Pyrate Head Ship
Books Alive!
PNC Mobile Learning Adventure
Quick Way's Semi Tour


Ludington Fire Dept.-Italian Sausage, Dogs & Burgers
Lakeside Wiener Wagon-Hot Dogs
Boy Scouts-Fajitas
Lela's Kettle Corn
Knights of Columbus-Elephant Ears
American Legion-Walking Tacos
Boy Scouts-Fajitas
COVE-Cotton Candy & Popcorn
Roast'd-Roasted Corn
Ice Box Brand Ice Cream Bars


Baby Badger Rides
Pony Rides
Balloon Animals
Kids Entertainers
Rock Climbing Wall
Virtual Reality Arcade
And Much More!

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Friday Night Live Now in its 15th Year!

What began in 2005 as a way of getting people into downtown Ludington has grown into a huge community event. Friday Night Live enjoyed record crowds last year, with a mix of young and old, locals and visitors.

Photos by Marion Riedl
What makes Friday Night Live so special? Maybe it's the old-fashioned feeling of being in a town you love, seeing friends and family on the street, and enjoying all the goodness of summer. There's plenty to keep kids busy--inflatables, face painting, pony rides, activities at the Sandcastles booth, games, and kids clinics. The Baby Badger flotilla offers rides to little ones throughout the evening, and on a select night, there's even a pirate ship with Ludington's own Lakeshore Parrothead Club!

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Adults like the local music, and Friday Night Live is the perfect showcase for area musicians. Different stages offer a variety of music, with something for everyone. Then there are dancers, martial arts demonstrations, and many other goodies to enjoy. Downtown shops welcome you with smiles and great bargains, and restaurants set up tables outside to tempt you with their specialties.

After a hectic work week or a day at the beach, Friday Night Live is the perfect place to start your weekend. It's summer at its best, right here in this wonderful place we call Ludington.

Check out Ludington Lodging for places to stay during Friday Night Live and Ludington Restaurants for great places to eat.

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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

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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 directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.

Last Updated: 07-13-2019 08:36 AM ID: 172