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August 2024 Events Calendar

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Featured August Events

(Scroll down to see more events in June.)

August 1-7, 2024

Thursday, August 1st, 2024
6-8pm

Live in the Alley
Live music featuring Jimmy Dodson. In the Alley behind Timbers Prime- 103 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Friday, August 2nd, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Nick Veine. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

August 2nd-4th, 2024

Downtown Ludington Sidewalk Sales
Downtown stores offer big savings throughout the weekend. Hours are Friday & Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Individual store hours may vary.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
10am-4pm

Parking Lot Craft & Vendor Sale
The 10 Spot- 5750 US 10, Ludington. For more information, call or text Kayleen at (231) 683-8058.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
12pm

Bus Day to Big Point Sable Lighthouse
Free concert from 1-3pm. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
6-9pm

West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes Concert
Free outdoor concert featuring The Mega 80’s. A portion of the proceeds from vendor sales donated to the music programs at three Mason County schools. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., downtown Ludington. 

August 5th-10th, 2024

Western Michigan Fair
Multi-day event with fun for the whole family. Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

August 8-14, 2024

August 6th-10th, 2024

Western Michigan Fair
Multi-day event with fun for the whole family. Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Friday, August 9th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Meg Gunia. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, August 10th-Sunday, August 11th, 2024

Gold Coast Artisan Fair
Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Rotary Park- Corner of Lewis St. & Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Sunday, August 11th, 2024
7:30am

Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon
This event begins in downtown Ludington and ends at the beach. It includes biking, kayaking, and running.

August 15-21, 2024

Thursday, August 15th, 2024
12pm

Bus Day to Big Point Sable Lighthouse
Free concert from 1-3pm. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Friday, August 16th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring 80 Cows. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

August 16th-18th, 2024

Heaven on Hamlin Photography Weekend Workshop
Presented by Todd & Brad Reed Photography and held at Heaven on Hamlin- 3795 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024
12-5pm

Suds on the Shore Craft Wine & Beer Festival
Benefit for the United Way of Mason County. Rotary Park- Corner of Lewis St. and Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024

Horse Shows
MCE Equestrian Speed Show; for more information, visit miha.org. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

Sunday, August 18th, 2024

Horse Shows
Mason County Saddle Club Show; for more information, visit masoncountysaddleclub.com. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

Wednesday, August 21st, 2024
9-11pm

S.S. Badger Carferry Shoreline Cruise
Includes live music. S.S. Badger Carferry- 701 Maritime Dr., Ludington. (800) 841-4243.

August 22-31, 2024

Friday, August 23rd, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Twyce the Band. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, August 24th, 2024
10am-4pm

Parking Lot Craft & Vendor Sale
The 10 Spot- 5750 US 10, Ludington. For more information, call or text Kayleen at (231) 683-8058.

Saturday, August 24th-Sunday, August 25th; 2024

Horse Shows
Upper Michigan Paint Horse Show; for more information contact Beth Nickerson at (231) 620-4042 or UpperMichpainthorseclub@gmail.com. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

Thursday, August 29th, 2024
8-10pm

Sunset Bonfire
Free bonfire with live music featuring Benny Hill at Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.

Friday, August 30th, 2024
6-8pm

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring the Benny Hill Band. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, August 31st, 2024
12pm

Bus Day to Big Point Sable Lighthouse
Free concert from 1-3pm. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

The following events are from 2023. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2024!

 

Back to School Backpack Bonanza
Mason County students in grades Kindergarten-12th grade (with a guardian) are invited to play a round of free mini golf and receive a free backpack and school supplies. The event is limited to 300 students. There will also be face painting and balloon creations. Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf at 900 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Cars & Coffee
Ludington Auto Club’s first event. No registration necessary. Participants are invited to cruise out to Fox Barn Winery after the car meet. Coffee and food will be available for purchase from on-site food trucks. The 10 Spot- 5750 US-10, Ludington.

Skate, Scootin’ Boogy Skate Competition
Skateboarders and scooterers under age 18 are invited to compete to win prizes. Free registration at Gordy’s Skate Co- 104 W. Ludington Ave.; the Ludington Police Department- 400 S. Harrison St., or Safe Harbor Credit Union- 5511 US-10, Ludington.

AFFEW Beach Sweep
Beach clean-up at Stearns Park, Ludington.

Joe Lancour Memorial Scholarship Golf Scramble
Funds raised help Ludington High School seniors who want to continue their education. Lancour was killed while in combat in Afghanistan in 2007. Cost is $400/team of four or $100/individual. Check-in/registration is at 11 am followed by a 12pm shot gun start. Register in advance by contacting Starla Owens-Murphy at (231) 613-0349 or fulfillingjoesdreams@gmail.com

Community Cats TNR Benefit Sale
There will be a sale of a variety of donated items to help offset costs of spaying/neutering, health checks, and vaccinations for homeless cats in Mason County through Community Cats TNR. Mason County Fairgrounds 4-H Building- 5302 US-10, Ludington.

Michigan’s Free ORV Weekend
Michigan residents and out-of-state visitors can ride DNR-designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit.

Downtown Ludington’s Movies in the Park
Rotary Park- corner of Ludington Ave. and Lewis St.

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

LACA Summer Concert Series
Free concerts at Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!

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