West Michigan Events for July 2019

There’s nothing more fun than July in West Michigan!

Harbor Classic Horse Show

July 1 - July 7
Mason County Fairgrounds, 5302 US-10 Ludington, MI + Google Map
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Magic Show

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mason County District Library- Scottville, 204 E. State St. Scottville, MI + Google Map
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Concerts in the Park: Schrock Brothers with Madcat 

July 1 @ 7:00 pm
Village Park, Portage Ave. Onekama, MI + Google Map

Family band featuring Peter Madcat Ruth on harmonica. Roots, Blues, Jazz, and Rock music.

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Pentwater Ladies Classic Fishing Tournament

July 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Village Marina Pavilion, 519 S. Hancock St. Pentwater, MI + Google Map

Cost $10/boat. Weigh-in at 1pm.

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Hart Sparks

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hart Main Street, 49 S. State St. Hart, MI + Google Map

4th of July Community gathering featuring kids activities, corn hole, disc golf, live music featuring the Rocket Fuel Haulers, food, fireworks in neighboring communities of Silver Lake and Pentwater, and more.

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Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Organissimo 

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Douglas Park, 100 S Lakeshore Dr Manistee, MI United States + Google Map

Blues, funk, soul and jazz. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project- 555 1st St. in Manistee.

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Scottville Clown Band Shell Series: Scottville Clown Band Patriotic

July 2 @ 7:00 pm
Scottville Clown Band Shell, 105 W. Green St. Scottville, MI + Google Map
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Super Slide for 4th of July

July 3 - July 5
Golden Sands Golf Course & Bucket Bar, 2501 N Wilson Rd Mears, MI 49436 United States + Google Map

Super Slide, Games, Crafts, and more. Free for all with any purchase.

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Live in the Plaza: Jimmy Dodson

July 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Legacy Plaza (formerly James St. Plaza), 112 N. James St. Ludington, MI + Google Map

On Wednesday rather than Thursday, due to Independence Day.

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Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival Children & Pet Parade

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Costume contest with four categories: Best Group, Best Use of Pet, Most Original and Most Patriotic. Prizes for the winners and goody bags for all participants. Line up at the corner of Loomis/Ferry Streets at 6pm, with step off at 6:30pm. The parade will travel to Waterfront Park and end with the awards ceremony.

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LACA Summer Concert Series: Organissimo

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterfront Park, 391 S. William St. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Blues, funk, soul and jazz. Rain location: Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St

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Echo through the Timber: Chris Brickley Quartet

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wenger Pavilion, 858 Michigan Ave. Baldwin, MI + Google Map

Jazz/blues.

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State Park Music: Chloe Kimes

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ludington State Park, 8800 M-116 Ludington, MI 49431 + Google Map

Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Lake Michigan Beach House,

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Pentwater Fireworks 

July 3 @ 10:00 pm
Charles Mears State Park, 400 W Lowell St Pentwater, MI + Google Map

At Dusk, over Lake Michigan.

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Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival Parade & Fireworks

July 4

Parade at 1:45pm, begins at Madison Street and goes west down Ludington Avenue to Lakeshore Drive. Fireworks at dusk (between 10-10:30pm) over Lake Michigan.

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Manistee National Forest Festival

July 4 - July 7
Manistee Manistee, MI + Google Map

Hosted every year over the 4th of July/Independence Day Holiday, the Manistee National Forest Festival is a Manistee County tradition stretching back over 80 years. Fireworks at Dusk on July 4th over Lake Michigan.

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Independence Day Bike Parade

July 4 @ 10:00 am
Charles Mears State Park, 400 W Lowell St Pentwater, MI + Google Map
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Freedom Festival 1-Mile Dash

July 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

1-Mile Fun Run to benefit the Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival Fireworks Fund.

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Pentwater Civic Band Performance

July 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pentwater Village Green, 327 S. Hancock St. Pentwater, MI + Google Map

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

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Lake Michigan Carferry Fourth of July Shoreline Cruise

July 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Lake Michigan Carferry, 701 Maritime Dr. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Passengers board at 8:30pm and the cruise starts at 9pm. Cruise along the Ludington shoreline until sunset, then watch the fireworks display. Ticket prices are $52 per person and includes the all-you-can-eat Badger Picnic Buffet.

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Thunder Over the Dunes

July 4 @ 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Fireworks presentation at Dusk over Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

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Legally Blonde: The Musical

July 5 - July 7

Presented by the Manistee Civic Players. Performances Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm.

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48th Annual Summer Art Fair

July 5 - July 6
Red Szymarek Park, 5th Avenue Manistee, MI + Google Map

Sponsored by Manistee World of Arts & Crafts and Manistee National Forest Festival. 9am-5pm each day.

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Manistee Forest Festival Book Sale

July 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Manistee County Library, 95 Maple St. Manistee, MI + Google Map

Friends of the Manistee County Library book sales are held at the Book House behind the Manistee Library at 95 Maple St., Manistee.

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New Age Americans

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Rd. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Summer music performance.

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Summer Sounds: Nina & the Buffalo Riders

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Michigan Legacy Arts Park, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. Thompsonville, MI + Google Map

Soulful classic rock sound. General admission $10, kids 12 & under free. Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville.

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51st West Shore Art Fair

July 6 - July 7
Rotary Park, W. Ludington Ave. Ludington, MI 49431 + Google Map

Open 10am-6pm Saturday; 10am-4pm Sunday.

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2019 Ludrock Music Festival

July 6 - July 7
Waterfront Park, 391 S. William St. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm.

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Hamlin Lake Fireworks

July 6
Hamlin Lake Hamlin Lake, MI 49431 United States + Google Map

At Dusk. Rain Date July 7.

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Mid-MI Music Festival

Music Festival in Idlewild, MI.

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Manistee Saints vs. Troy Jetbox

July 6 - July 7
Reitz Park, 90 Park Ave. Manistee, MI + Google Map

Semi-pro baseball. Games played at 1pm and 3:15pm both days.

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Book Expo 2019

July 6
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Glow Bash Golf & Buffet

July 6
Golden Sands Golf Course & Bucket Bar, 2501 N Wilson Rd Mears, MI 49436 United States + Google Map

Glow Golf until midnight with Glow in the Dark Golf Balls, Pins, Cups, & Tee Boxes! Don’t Golf!? Perrin’s got you covered! Glow Games of FUN & Prizes! All ages welcome but space is limited.

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A Peek Inside the Lighthouse

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Pierhead Lighthouse, 100 Lakeshore Dr. Manistee, MI + Google Map
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Live Music with Strings & Slides

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Sands Golf Course & Bucket Bar, 2501 N Wilson Rd Mears, MI 49436 United States + Google Map

Country & blues duo. Family friendly. No cover charge.

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Sounds from the Forest: Organissimo

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wenger Pavilion, 858 Michigan Ave. Baldwin, MI + Google Map

Blues, funk, soul and jazz. In Wenger Pavilion behind Jones Ice Cream.

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State Park Music: Eric Engblade

July 6 @ 7:00 pm
Ludington State Park, 8800 M-116 Ludington, MI 49431 + Google Map

Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.

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Pentwater VFW Pancake Breakfast

July 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pentwater VFW Hall, 8440 N. Business 31 Pentwater, MI + Google Map
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Stony Lake Sparkler 5k & Fun Run

July 7 @ 8:00 am
Stony Lake Inn, 4722 Scenic Dr. Shelby, MI + Google Map

8am run/walk event, 8:30am 5k event. Proceeds benefit Crystal Valley Care Fund.

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Scottville Clown Band Beach Show

July 7 @ 4:00 pm
Manistee Manistee, MI + Google Map
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Live Music with Daniel James

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Sands Golf Course & Bucket Bar, 2501 N Wilson Rd Mears, MI 49436 United States + Google Map

Country, classic rock, modern rock, originals. Family friendly. No cover charge.

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Concerts in the Park: The Rough & Tumble

July 8 @ 7:00 pm
Onekama Village Park, Portage Ave. Onekama, MI + Google Map

American Folk Duo.

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Miss Mason County Pageant

July 9 @ 6:00 pm
Scottville Clown Band Shell, 105 W. Green St. Scottville, MI + Google Map

Featuring the Mason County Princess Pageant at 6pm, the Mason County Central High School Jazz Band, at 7pm, and the Miss Mason County Pageant at 8pm.

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Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Double Trouble with Mary Rademacher, Francesca Amari, and Co.

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Douglas Park, 100 S Lakeshore Dr Manistee, MI United States + Google Map

Pop, jazz and showtunes. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building- 555 1st St. in Manistee.

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Concerts in the Park: Jim Hawley Recalls

July 9 @ 7:00 pm
Onekama Village Park, Portage Ave. Onekama, MI + Google Map

Recalling the music of Elton John and Billy Joel.

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Mason County PAWS Art Auction Fundraiser

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stearns Hotel, 212 E. Ludington Ave. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Art auction by Joseph Scott Gallery of New York to benefit Mason County PAWS. Preview art at 6pm, auction from 7pm-9pm. PAWS’ goal is to open the first no-kill animal shelter in Mason County.

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Nights at the Lights: Rough and Tumble

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Little Sauble Lighthouse, 287 N. Lighthouse Dr. Mears, MI + Google Map

Nashville husband and wife duo.

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LACA Summer Concert Series: Double Trouble

July 10 @ 7:00 pm
Waterfront Park, 391 S. William St. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Pop, jazz and showtunes. Rain location: Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St.

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Echo through the Timber: Harper and the Midwest Kind

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wenger Pavilion, 858 Michigan Ave. Baldwin, MI + Google Map

Blues, Soul, Folk and R&B.

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Live Birds of Prey

July 10 @ 7:00 pm
Ludington State Park, 8800 M-116 Ludington, MI 49431 + Google Map

Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.

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Big Sable Point Lighthouse Bus Tour & Music by Rough and Tumble

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Big Sable Point Lighthouse, 5611 N. Lighthouse Ludington, MI + Google Map

Music by Rough and Tumble 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.

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Live in the Plaza: Adam Knudsen

July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Legacy Plaza (formerly James St. Plaza), 112 N. James St. Ludington, MI + Google Map
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Travis Swanson Jazz Trio

July 11 @ 6:00 pm
Mason County District Library- Ludington, 217 E. Ludington Ave. Ludington, MI + Google Map
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Music on the Commons: Ravon “Steely” Rhoden

July 11 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Hart Hart, MI United States + Google Map
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Roots on the River concert: Biscuit Miller and the Mix

July 11 @ 7:00 pm
Manistee Jaycees Bandshell, 1st St. Beach Manistee, MI + Google Map
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Pentwater Civic Band Performance

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pentwater Village Green, 327 S. Hancock St. Pentwater, MI + Google Map

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

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Live from the Front: Byline Ernie Pyle – Rick Plummer

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Epworth Heights, 1161 N. Lakeshore Dr. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Epworth Lakeside Series is sponsoring longtime local actor and director Rick Plummer in a reprise of his role as Ernie Pyle in “Live from the Front: Byline Ernie Pyle” at the Epworth Auditorium. The play contains some adult language so discretion is advised. Event is free and open to the public. Epworth Auditorium, Epworth Heights, Ludington.

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Scottville 10 + 31 Celebration

July 12 - July 13

Craft Show, Car Show, Children’s Activities, Rubber Ducky Race, food and fun. Celebrate summer in Mason County at Scottville’s summer festival.

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Bear Lake Days

July 12

Activities of the 3-day festival typically include an adults and kids fishing contest, pig roast, merchants sidewalk sales, kids games, entertainment tent, boat and pontoon parade, classic car show, arts/crafts fair, fun run, bike tour, Saturday night parade and fireworks.

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Ludington Library Used Book Sale

July 12 - July 14
Mason County District Library- Ludington, 217 E. Ludington Ave. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm.

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Cupcake Day Party- Ludington

July 12 @ 1:00 pm
Mason County District Library- Ludington, 217 E. Ludington Ave. Ludington, MI + Google Map
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Cupcake Day Party- Scottville

July 12 @ 1:00 pm
Mason County District Library- Scottville, 204 E. State St. Scottville, MI + Google Map
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Public Reception: Celebrating 125 Years of Epworth exhibit

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St. Ludington, MI + Google Map

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is hosting an exhibit celebrating the 125 year history of The Epworth Assembly during the month of July. Featuring 100-plus pieces of Epworth memorabilia (photos, maps, clothing and artwork) plus plein air creations of scenes from within Epworth by LACA artists.

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Friday Night Live

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

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Nights at the Lights: Rough and Tumble

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
White River Light Station, 6199 Murray Rd. Whitehall, MI + Google Map
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Summer Sounds: Last Gap Collective

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Michigan Legacy Arts Park, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. Thompsonville, MI + Google Map

Blend of hip-hop and jazz, R&B, soul and classical. General admission $10, kids 12 & under free.

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Music at the Hart Historic District: RuthAnn Eilers & M20 Bluegrass

July 12 @ 7:00 pm
Hart Historic District, 501 Lincoln St. Hart, MI + Google Map
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5th Annual Idlewild Music Festival

July 13 - July 14
Idlewild Historic & Cultural Center, 5583 Broadway Ave. Idlewild, MI + Google Map
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Spartan River Run

July 13
Scottville Riverside Park, 700 S. Scottville Rd. Scottville, MI United States + Google Map

Part of Scottville’s 10 + 31 Celebration events, there are three races: Scottville to Ludington 12 mile paddle; a Triathlon 12 mile bike, 4.7 mile run and 4.7 mile paddle, and a Custer to Scottville 4.7 mile paddle. Registration and awards will be held at Riverside Park during the Scottville 10 & 31 celebration. The races benefit the MCC Educational Foundation and MCC School Projects.

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Michigan Reptiles & Amphibians

July 13
Ludington State Park, 8800 M-116 Ludington, MI 49431 + Google Map

Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Afternoon at Lake Michigan Beach House and evening at Ludington State Park Amphitheater.

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55th Annual Pentwater Fine Arts Fair

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pentwater Village Green, 327 S. Hancock St. Pentwater, MI + Google Map
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Bear Lake Book Sale

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sponsored by Friends of the Manistee Library and held as part of Bear Lake Days in Bear Lake.

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WMOEC Antique Tractor Pull

July 13 @ 10:00 am
Western Michigan Old Engine Club Grounds, 700 S. Scottville Rd. Scottville, MI + Google Map
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The Cadillac Experience

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Rd. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Music Performance.

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Sounds from the Forest: Double Trouble with Mary Rademacher, Francesca Amari, and Co.

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wenger Pavilion, 858 Michigan Ave. Baldwin, MI + Google Map

Pop, jazz and showtunes. In Wenger Pavilion behind Jones Ice Cream.

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Mason County Saddle Club Horse Show

July 14
Mason County Fairgrounds, 5302 US-10 Ludington, MI + Google Map
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Annual Ox Roast Dinner and Festival

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Hall, 2349 W. Jackson Road Hart, MI + Google Map

Hosted by St. Joseph’s and St. Vincent’s parishes. Adults $11, kids 5-11 $6, under 5 free.

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Live Music with Canopy Space

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Sands Golf Course & Bucket Bar, 2501 N Wilson Rd Mears, MI 49436 United States + Google Map

Folk duo. Family friendly. No cover charge.

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Concerts in the Park: Miriam Pico and David Chown

July 15 @ 7:00 pm
Onekama Village Park, Portage Ave. Onekama, MI + Google Map

Pop, light rock, show tunes and blues.

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Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Carla Cooke “The Sam Cooke Experience”

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Douglas Park, 100 S Lakeshore Dr Manistee, MI United States + Google Map

Featuring Sam’s daughter and his original Motown guitarist Billy Davis. R&B, motown and soul. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building- 555 1st St. in Manistee.

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Scottville Clown Band Shell Series: Chad Rushing

July 16 @ 7:00 pm

Variety of acoustic favorites.

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Baldwin Troutarama

July 17 - July 20

Baldwin comes alive with activities for the Baldwin Troutarama with fun activities for everyone.

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AFFEW Beach Sweep

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stearns Park, 100 N. Lakeshore Dr. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Green drinks at 8:30pm. Meet at south end Beach House.

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Nights at the Lights: Steel Doin It

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Little Sauble Lighthouse, 287 N. Lighthouse Dr. Mears, MI + Google Map

Spring Lake based steel drum band

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LACA Summer Concert Series: Carla Cooke, The Sam Cooke Experience

July 17 @ 7:00 pm
Waterfront Park, 391 S. William St. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Featuring Sam’s daughter and his original Motown guitarist Billy Davis. R&B, motown and soul. Rain location: Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St.

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Echo through the Timber: Big Boss Band

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wenger Pavilion, 858 Michigan Ave. Baldwin, MI + Google Map

Blues/Classic Rock.

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State Park Music: Road Less Traveled

July 17 @ 7:00 pm
Ludington State Park, 8800 M-116 Ludington, MI 49431 + Google Map

Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.

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Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament & Big Boys Tournament

July 18 - July 24

The Ludington Offshore Classic is an annual Great Lakes sports fishing tournament. Thursday, July 19 is the Ruboy Thursday shootout, Friday is Ladies & Kids Tournament and Saturday & Sunday is the Pro/Am Tournament. The next week Tuesday & Wednesday is the Big Boys Tournament.

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Live in the Plaza: Cheryl Wolfram

July 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Legacy Plaza (formerly James St. Plaza), 112 N. James St. Ludington, MI + Google Map
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Roots on the River Concert: Ben Traverse Kolk

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
Manistee Jaycees Bandshell, 1st St. Beach Manistee, MI + Google Map
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Pentwater Civic Band Performance

July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pentwater Village Green, 327 S. Hancock St. Pentwater, MI + Google Map

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

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Kaleva Days

July 19 - July 21

Kaleva Days festival includes Kaleva School Reunion, food, softball tournament, car show, pony rides, games and contests, parade, arts and crafts, and fireworks.

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23rd Annual Back from the Mac Party

July 19 @ 5:00 pm
Pentwater Yacht Club, 205 Dover St. Pentwater, MI + Google Map
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Friday Night Live

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

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Cheers for 20 Years!

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Golden Sands Golf Course & Bucket Bar, 2501 N Wilson Rd Mears, MI 49436 United States + Google Map

Anniversary celebration featuring live music by Whiskey Bound.

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Nights at the Lights: Steel Doin It

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
White River Light Station, 6199 Murray Rd. Whitehall, MI + Google Map
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Summer Sounds: The Go Rounds + Charlie Millard Band

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Michigan Legacy Arts Park, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. Thompsonville, MI + Google Map

Indie band. General admission $10, kids 12 & under free.

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Music at the Hart Historic District: Arrowhill String Band

July 19 @ 7:00 pm
Hart Historic District, 501 Lincoln St. Hart, MI + Google Map
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MCFE Summer Cizzler Series Show

July 20 - July 21
Mason County Fairgrounds, 5302 US-10 Ludington, MI + Google Map

Horse show.

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Garden Tractor Pulls

July 20
Western Michigan Old Engine Club Grounds, 700 S. Scottville Rd. Scottville, MI + Google Map

Dead-boat pull at 10am, transfer sled pull at 1pm.

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Manistee Saints vs. Mid-Michigan Starz

July 20 - July 21
Reitz Park, 90 Park Ave. Manistee, MI + Google Map

Semi-pro baseball. Games played at 1pm and 3:15pm both days.

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Mears Art Fair

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Johnson Square Park, 5645 W. Fox Rd. Mears, MI + Google Map
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Art, Craft, & Vendor Show

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Rd. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Music by Smallmouth 10:30am-12:30pm, Redux 1:30-3:30pm.

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Blooming Arts Garden Walk

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Pentwater Pentwater, MI United States + Google Map

Hosted by the Garden Club of Pentwater and featuring area gardens and artists. $10 Admission.

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Music on Bear Lake: Awesome Distraction

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Buccaneer Bash

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ludington Boat Club, 502 Lake St. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Drinks and food available for purchase, live music, fun activities, and a silent auction all to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Sounds from the Forest: Carla Cooke “The Sam Cooke Experience”

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wenger Pavilion, 858 Michigan Ave. Baldwin, MI + Google Map

Featuring Sam’s daughter and his original Motown guitarist Billy Davis. R&B. Motown and soul. In Wenger Pavilion behind Jones Ice Cream.

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State Park Music: Uneven Ground

July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Ludington State Park, 8800 M-116 Ludington, MI 49431 + Google Map

Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.

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Live Music with M&M

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Sands Golf Course & Bucket Bar, 2501 N Wilson Rd Mears, MI 49436 United States + Google Map

Family friendly. No cover charge.

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Concerts in the Park: Scottville Clown Band

July 22 @ 7:00 pm
Onekama Village Park, Portage Ave. Onekama, MI + Google Map
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Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Planet D Nonet

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Douglas Park, 100 S Lakeshore Dr Manistee, MI United States + Google Map

Midwest’s premier swinging little big band. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building- 555 1st St. in Manistee.

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Scottville Clown Band Shell Series: Mason County Civic Band

July 23 @ 7:00 pm
Scottville Clown Band Shell, 105 W. Green St. Scottville, MI + Google Map
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Nights at the Lights: Wyatt and Sherri Knapp

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Little Sauble Lighthouse, 287 N. Lighthouse Dr. Mears, MI + Google Map

Michigan husband and wife duo.

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LACA Summer Concert Series: Planet D Nonet

July 24 @ 7:00 pm
Waterfront Park, 391 S. William St. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Midwest’s premier swinging little big band. Waterfront Park, Ludington. Rain location: Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St.

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Echo through the Timber: The Soul Message Band

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wenger Pavilion, 858 Michigan Ave. Baldwin, MI + Google Map

Soul, Hammond B3 jazz.

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State Park Music: Ben Bedford

July 24 @ 7:00 pm
Ludington State Park, 8800 M-116 Ludington, MI 49431 + Google Map

Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.

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Pirates of Lake Michigan Shoreline Cruise

July 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lake Michigan Carferry, 701 Maritime Dr. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Passengers board the ship at 8:30pm and then cruise the Ludington shoreline from 9-11pm. Ticket price is $42 and includes the Party Buffet, desserts, and soft drinks. Two cash bars will be available with drink specials.

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The Foreigner: A Comedy

July 25 - July 28

Performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Directed by Rick Plummer.

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Antique Car Show

July 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakview Medical Care Facility, 1001 Diana St. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Sponsored by Pere Marquette Motoring Club and held in the Oakview parking lot.

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Live in the Plaza: Eric Engblade

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Legacy Plaza (formerly James St. Plaza), 112 N. James St. Ludington, MI + Google Map
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Music on the Commons: Smokin Dobroleles

July 25 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Hart Hart, MI United States + Google Map
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Roots on the River concert: Roger Brown Trio

July 25 @ 7:00 pm
Manistee Jaycees Bandshell, 1st St. Beach Manistee, MI + Google Map
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Sunset Beach Bonfire

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bring your blanket or beach chair to the south end of Stearns Beach from 8-10pm and enjoy a huge bonfire while listening to live music by the Pangea Steel Drum Band.

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Pentwater Civic Band Performance

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pentwater Village Green, 327 S. Hancock St. Pentwater, MI + Google Map

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

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Arcadia Daze

July 26 - July 28

Events include an arts/crafts show, auto muster, 5k race, kids fishing and games, entertainment, grand parade, and post-parade concert featuring the Scottville Clown Band.

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Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival

July 26 - July 28
Rotary Park, W. Ludington Ave. Ludington, MI 49431 + Google Map

Performances Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. Presented by Stage Left Theatre Company.

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Friday Night Live

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

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Summer Sounds: Channing & Quinn

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Michigan Legacy Arts Park, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. Thompsonville, MI + Google Map

Vocals combined with instrumentation and tap dancing. General admission $10, kids 12 & under free.

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Music at the Hart Historic District: Road Less Traveled

July 26 @ 7:00 pm
Hart Historic District, 501 Lincoln St. Hart, MI + Google Map
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Manistee Saints vs. Midland Tribe

July 27 - July 28
Reitz Park, 90 Park Ave. Manistee, MI + Google Map

Semi-pro baseball. Games played at 1pm and 3:15pm both days.

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Art Ramble

July 27 - July 28

Saturday from 10am-5pm, Sunday from 11am-5pm. A woodland gallery hop featuring the work of a dozen artists. Loon’s Moon Lakeside, 2160 N. 32nd St. Fountain, and Art Full Codgers Gallery, 58 Taylor Road, Branch.

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Hart Downtown Car Show

July 27 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Hart Hart, MI United States + Google Map
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ReJoyce Arts and Crafts Show

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Joyce Historical Home, 201 S. Washington Ave. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Christmas in July. Joyce Historical Home.

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Big Sable Point Lighthouse Bus Tour & Music by High Lonesome

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Big Sable Point Lighthouse, 5611 N. Lighthouse Ludington, MI + Google Map

Music by High Lonesome 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.

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Nights at the Lights: Local Dulcimer Musicians

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
White River Light Station, 6199 Murray Rd. Whitehall, MI
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Pentwater Last Saturday of the Month Art Stroll

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Pentwater Pentwater, MI United States + Google Map

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.

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West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes Concert: Your Generation

July 27 @ 6:00 pm
Waterfront Park, 391 S. William St. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Free community concert with donations accepted to support local high school music programs.

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Pure Pro Wrestling

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VFW Walsh Post 4499, 2811 28th St. Manistee, MI + Google Map
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Sounds from the Forest: Planet D Nonet

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wenger Pavilion, 858 Michigan Ave. Baldwin, MI + Google Map

Midwest’s premier swinging little big band. In Wenger Pavilion behind Jones Ice Cream.

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State Park Music: Jim Key Dulcimer Music

July 27 @ 7:00 pm
Ludington State Park, 8800 M-116 Ludington, MI 49431 + Google Map

Hosted by Friends of Ludington State Park. Programs are free, Michigan Recreation Passport required for entry into the state park. Ludington State Park Amphitheater.

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Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stearns Park, 100 N. Lakeshore Dr. Ludington, MI + Google Map
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Sunday Jazz Brunch in the Park: LHS Jazz Band

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Waterfront Park, 391 S. William St. Ludington, MI + Google Map

Free, live outdoor concert series featuring local jazz artists.

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Live Music with Rick & Jerry

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Sands Golf Course & Bucket Bar, 2501 N Wilson Rd Mears, MI 49436 United States + Google Map

Country & blues duo. Family friendly. No cover charge.

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Concerts in the Park: Elvis Tribute by Jake Slater

July 29 @ 7:00 pm
Onekama Village Park, Portage Ave. Onekama, MI + Google Map
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Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Petra VanNuis with the Phil DeGreg Trio

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Douglas Park, 100 S Lakeshore Dr Manistee, MI United States + Google Map

A-list jazz vocals and instrumentalists. Rain location: Manistee Youth Armory Project Building- 555 1st St. in Manistee.

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Scottville Clown Band Shell Series: Jim Dodson

July 30 @ 7:00 pm
Scottville Clown Band Shell, 105 W. Green St. Scottville, MI + Google Map

Acoustic Favorites.

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