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August 2019

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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, 7pm-8:30pm

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

Sunday, August 4th, 12pm

Annual Chicken Dinner
St. James Episcopal Church, Pentwater.

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

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, 7pm

Music on the Commons
Downtown Hart.
Summer Music

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, 6pm-9:30pm

Watefront Worship Summer Concert
Waterfront Park, Ludington.

Wednesday, August 14th, 7pm

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

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

Saturday, August 17th - Sunday, August 18th

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

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, 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

Sunday, August 18th, 1pm-4pm

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

Tuesday, August 20th - Saturday, August 24th

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

Wednesday, August 21st - Sunday, August 25th

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

Thursday, August 22nd, 7pm

Music on the Commons
Downtown Hart.
Summer Music

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

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, 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 31st

Minnehaha Brewhaha Music Festival

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

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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Last Updated: 08-02-2018 03:06 PM ID: 1038