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May 2019

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Wednesday, May 1st, 10am-5pm

Big Sable Lighthouse Opens for Season
The Big Sable Lighthouse is located inside of the Ludington State Park. It is a two-mile hike out to see the 150-year-old lighthouse and keepers quarters. Guests can explore the downstairs of the quarters, the gift shop and watch a short video about the history of the light. Then climb the 130 stairs to see spectacular views of the State Park and Lake Michigan. Fee to climb the tower is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under; must be 40" tall to climb. Ludington State Park, 8800 W. M-116, Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Saturday, May 4th - Monday, May 6th

Music In the Parlor
Local musicians will be performing in the parlors of our Ludington Historic Bed & Breakfasts. After enjoying a nice dinner on your own, head to one of our three Ludington Inns for dessert and live music performed exclusively for our guests. The Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast, Ludington House Bed & Breakfast and Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast are all within walking distance of each other along historic Ludington Avenue.

Saturday, May 4th

Historic White Pine Village opens for season
Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Saturday, May 4th

Pentwater 4th Annual Founder's Day
Children's activities, two-man pull saw, logging implement display, historical photos, music, biking tour, history displays, merchant sidewalk sales. Downtown Pentwater.

Tuesday, May 7th

Ludington 4th & 5th Grade Musical
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.

Tuesday, May 7th, 7pm

Hart Middle School Spring Awards Concert
Hart Middle School Auditorium, Hart.

Thursday, May 9th

Ludington 4th & 5th Grade Musical
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.

Friday, May 10th, 9am

SS Badger First Sailing Day
Climb aboard! The S.S. Badger sets sail for the first time this season.
SS Badger

Friday, May 10th, 7:30pm

Hart Community Performing Art Series: The Ehud Asherie Trio
Hart Middle School Auditorium, Hart.
Performing Arts

Saturday, May 11th - Sunday, May 12th

MIHA Jr. Equestrian Meet Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, May 11th, 12pm-3pm

Met Opera: "Dialogues des Carmelites" (Francis Poulenc)
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Monday, May 13th, 6pm-7pm

MCC Upper Elementary Spring Music Program
A.O. Carlson Auditorium, Scottville.

Monday, May 13th, 7pm

Hart High School Spring Awards Concert
Senior and Jazz Bands, Middle School Auditorium, Hart.

Monday, May 13th, 7:30pm

WSCC Performing Arts Series: Gold Coast Chorale
Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College, Scottville.
Performing Arts

Tuesday, May 14th, 6pm-7pm

MCC Upper Elementary Spring Music Program
A. O. Carlson Auditorium, Scottville.

Saturday, May 18th

Ernie Pyle Show
A tribute to WWII veterans during Tight Lines for Troops. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.

Saturday, May 18th

Ludington Petunia Parade planting day
Each spring, hundreds of volunteers gather along Ludington Avenue, the downtown boulevards, and the marina to plant 30,000 red, white and blue petunias, grown by Gustafson's Greenhouse.
Petunia Parade

Sunday, May 19th

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

Sunday, May 19th, 2pm

Ludington Band Spring Concert
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.

Sunday, May 19th, 2pm-5pm

Pentwater Wine and Art Scholarship Benefit
Sponsored by Pentwater Women's Club. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door. Silent auction. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Pentwater.

Tuesday, May 21st, 7:30pm-9pm

LHS Choirs Spring Concert
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.

Friday, May 24th

Ludington North Breakwater Light opens for the season
Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.
Ludington North Breakwater Light

Saturday, May 25th

Ludington Jaycees Minigolf Course opens for season
Ludington Jaycees Minigolf Course, Stearns Park, Ludington.
Ludington Jaycees Minigolf Course

Saturday, May 25th - Monday, May 27th, 12am-12am

Memorial Weekend Fishing Derby
Amateur salmon and trout fishing derby. Pentwater.

Saturday, May 25th - Friday, May 24th, 9am-12pm

Annual Spring Plant Sale
Sponsored by Pentawter Garden Club. Bell Park next to Pentwater Village Office, Pentwater.

Monday, May 27th, 10am

Pentwater Memorial Day Parade
Line up on First Street. Services at Municipal Marina, Village Green and Pentwater Cemetery. Pentwater.

More May 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!

1st Sailing of the S.S. Badger Carferry
Local Farmer's Markets
Petunia Parade
Local lighthouses open for tours
Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin

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