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August 2023 Events Calendar

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Featured August Events

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August 1-7, 2023

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August 8-14, 2023

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August 15-21, 2023

Saturday, August 19th, 2023
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.

August 22-31, 2023

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The following events are from 2022. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2023!

 

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
10am-12pm

Children’s Pioneer Camp
Kids will learn about the pioneers during this hands-on experience at the Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Cost is $25 per child and reservations can be made by e-mailing Michelle at michelle@mchshistory.org.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
1pm

Performance by Troy Graham
Folk singer Troy “Great Lakes” Graham will perform music from old-time, bluegrass, folk, indie, and gospel genres at the Ludington branch of the Mason County District Library– 217 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Free concert featuring the Planet D Nonet at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 4th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music at Legacy Plaza
Featuring Tom Zatarga. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 4th, 2022
7:30pm

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

Friday, August 5th-Saturday, August 27th, 2022

Celebrating the Ludington State Park Art Exhibit
Artists will display their multi-media artworks celebrating the State Park. Ludington Area Center for the Arts– 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. Submissions will be accepted from May 27th-July 29th at $5/piece with a limit of three submissions. For more information or to submit art, visit ludingtonartscenter.org/modes-of-abstraction.

Friday, August 5th-Sunday, August 7th AND Friday, August 12th-Sunday, August 14th; 2022

6th Annual Stratford “Off” the Avenue Theatre Festival
The Stage Left Theatre Company presents a classic production of Measure for Measure, preceded by a comedic adaptation of Tempest, entitled “Got Milk”. Friday/Saturday performances begin at 7pm and Sunday matinees begin at 2pm. Ludington Area Center for the Arts– 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. Tickets available at eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 5th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music at Legacy Plaza
Featuring Gordie Davidson. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, August 6th, 2022
8:30am

#WillStrong Benefit Soccer Tournament
100% of the proceeds raised goes to the local Childhood Cancer Campaign. Bryant Soccer Fields- Corner of Bryant Rd. and Washington Ave. in Ludington.

Saturday, August 6th, 2022
6pm

West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes Concert
Your Generation, Decades Band. Free outdoor concert with a portion of the proceeds from vendor sales donated to the music programs at three Mason County schools. Waterfront Park- 319 S. William St., downtown Ludington.

Tuesday, August 9th-Saturday, August 13th; 2022

Western Michigan Fair
Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 US-10, Ludington.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
10am-12pm

Children’s Pioneer Camp
Kids will learn about the pioneers during this hands-on experience at the Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Cost is $25 per child and reservations can be made by e-mailing Michelle at michelle@mchshistory.org.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Free concert featuring the Robert Pace’s Natures Brew at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 11th, 2022
3-6pm

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 250 students. Safe Kids West Michigan will also be doing free car seat checks. Transportation is available for families outside of Ludington. Those in need should call Kerry at (231) 852-0996. Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf at 900 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Thursday, August 11th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music at Legacy Plaza
Featuring Third Coast Sings. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 11th, 2022
7:30pm

Downtown Ludington’s Movies in the Park
Featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog. Rotary Park- corner of Ludington Ave. and Lewis St.

Friday, August 12th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music at Legacy Plaza
Featuring Cheryl Wolfram. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, August 13th-Sunday, August 14th; 2022

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

Saturday, August 13th, 2022
9-11pm

S.S. Badger Carferry Shoreline Cruise
Bon Voyage to Summer Theme with live music by Joey Mankus. $45/person. Visit ssbadger.com/trip-planner/shoreline-cruises-2022 to book tickets. S.S. Badger Carferry- 701 Maritime Dr., Ludington. (800) 841-4243.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
10am-12pm

Children’s Pioneer Camp
Kids will learn about the pioneers during this hands-on experience at the Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Cost is $25 per child and reservations can be made by e-mailing Michelle at michelle@mchshistory.org.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
7-8pm

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

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Free concert featuring the The Paul Nelson Band at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
11am-3pm

Living History Day
Special performances by Suzanne and Jim, musicians who explore new directions by looking back into the roots of Americana music and lore. Cost is $18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors, $14 for Children ages 4-13, and free for Children under age 4. Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
1-3pm

Ice Cream Social
The Ludington Senior Center hosts an ice cream social which is open to the public. Ice cream has been donated by House of Flavors. Suggested donation is $2 with proceeds to benefit improvements to the center. Customers may dine-in, drive-up, or sit outside to enjoy their treats and live music. 308 S. Rowe St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music at Legacy Plaza
Featuring Gabrial James. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
7:30pm

Downtown Ludington’s Movies in the Park
Featuring Sing 2. Rotary Park- corner of Ludington Ave. and Lewis St.

Friday, August 19th-Saturday, August 20th; 2022
9am-3pm

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.

Friday, August 19th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music at Legacy Plaza
Featuring CatBob & Eric Engblade. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

MCE Equestrian Speed Show
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 US-10, Ludington.

Sunday, August 21st, 2022

Mason County Saddle Club Horse Show
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 US-10, Ludington.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
11:30am

LACA Summer Concert Series
Free concert featuring the Eat-It-Up Trio at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Free concert featuring the Eat-It-Up Trio at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 25th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music at Legacy Plaza
Performer TBA. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, August 25th, 2022
6:30-8pm

Ludington Slow Roll
The Shoreline Cycling Club is organizing this social ride with a relaxed pace. Riders will travel the alleys and back streets of town. The ride begins near the south concession building at the Stearns Park Beach. The ride coincides with the Sunset Beach Bonfire that begins at 8pm, so bring a chair and some refreshments and stick around after the ride.

POSTPONED until September 1st
8-10pm

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

Friday, August 26th-Sunday, August 28th; 2022

Western Michigan Boat, RV, Outdoor, & Home Show
Rotary Park- Corner of Lewis St. & Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Friday, August 26th, 2022
3-5:30pm

Live Music at Legacy Plaza
Featuring The Ukes. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, August 27th, 2022
4-7pm

Live Music at Legacy Plaza
Featuring Ravon. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
7-9pm

LACA Summer Concert Series
Free concert featuring the Duggy King Koalition at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!