Ludington Area Calendar of Events

May 2020

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Saturday, May 2nd

Historic White Pine Village Opens for Season
Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Saturday, May 2nd, 7am-12pm

Manistee Small Boat Big Fish Tournament
Rain/blow date May 3. Sponsored by Manistee County Sport Fishing Association. Registration and weigh-in at Insta Launch Campground & Marina, Manistee.
Manistee County Fishing Tournaments

Saturday, May 2nd, 1pm-5pm

Brews & Beats
Craft Beer, Wine and Cider Festival sponsored by Pentwater Chamber of Commerce and Pentwater Farmer's Market. Taste locally crafted beverages, enjoy live music, grab a snack from the food trucks, and play yard games. Advance Tickets $20|At the Door $30. Ticket includes a glass (approximately 6 ounces) and 6 beer samples. Pentwater Village Green, Pentwater.

Saturday, May 2nd, 6pm

Ludington/Scottville Chamber Annual Dinner
Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington.

Sunday, May 3rd, 7:30pm

LHS Band Spring Concert
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.

Wednesday, May 6th

Big Sable Point Lighthouse opens for season
Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington State Park, Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Wednesday, May 6th - Thursday, May 7th, 7pm-7pm

Foster 4th/5th Group 1 Program
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.

Friday, May 8th, 9am

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

Saturday, May 9th - Sunday, May 10th

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

Saturday, May 9th, 12:55pm-3:55pm

MET Opera "Maria Sturada" (Donizetti)
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, May 9th, 7:30pm

Michigan Mandolin Orchestra Concert
Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Performing Arts

Sunday, May 10th, 10am-5pm

Mount Baldy Hill Climb
Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park, Mears.

Monday, May 11th - Tuesday, May 12th, 7pm-7pm

Foster 4th/5th Group 2 Program
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.

Tuesday, May 12th, 7pm

Pentwater Spring Band Concert
Including 5th/6th grade, junior high and high school bands. Pentwater School, Pentwater.

Wednesday, May 13th, 7:30pm

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

Thursday, May 14th, 6pm

Scottville Elementary Music Program
A.O. Carlson gymnasium, Scottville.

Thursday, May 14th - Saturday, May 16th, 7pm-10pm

Conservatory of Dance Spring Recital
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.

Friday, May 15th - Sunday, May 17th

Annual Blessing of the Bikes
Two-day vendors market precedes the Sunday Blessing of the Bikes. Baldwin.
Blessing of the Bikes

Friday, May 15th - Saturday, May 16th

Tight Lines for Troops
A charity fishing tournament for Michigan's disabled veterans, held from the port of Manistee.
Tight Lines for Troops

Friday, May 15th, 7:30pm

Hart Performing Arts Series: Peter & Will Anderson Trio
Middle School Auditorium, Hart.
Performing Arts

Saturday, May 16th

OJ/LHS Arts Showcase
Location and time to be announced.

Saturday, May 16th

Mason County 4-H Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.
Horse Shows

Saturday, May 16th

Petunia Planting Day
Downtown Ludington.
Petunia Parade

Saturday, May 16th

Pere Marquette Memorial Cross Dedication Ceremony
Time to be announced. Followed by event at Ludington Boat Club, Ludington.

Saturday, May 16th, 10am

Garden tractor pulls
Dead-boat pull at 10am, transfer sled pull at 1pm. Western Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, S. Scottville Road, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Saturday, May 16th, 11am-3pm

Ludington Writers: LIVE Poetry Reading
Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Sunday, May 17th

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

Sunday, May 17th, 2pm-5pm

Wine and Art by the Water
Annual fundraiser sponsored by the Pentwater Women's Club to raise funds for scholarships for seniors. Tickets $25/advance, $30/at door. Pentwater Yacht Club, 205 Dover St., Pentwater.

Sunday, May 17th - Wednesday, December 31st, 4pm-7pm

Bob Parker Music Series: Open Mic, host TBD
On the Ludrock Stage at Sandcastles Children's Museum, downtown Ludington.

Tuesday, May 19th, 7:30pm

LHS Spring Choir Concert
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.

Wednesday, May 20th, 7:30pm

OJ Talent Show
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.

Thursday, May 21st, 5pm-8pm

Music in the Plaza
James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, May 21st, 7pm

MCE Graduation
Mason County Eastern School, Custer.

Thursday, May 21st, 7pm

Pentwater Graduation
Pentwater School, Pentwater.

Friday, May 22nd - Saturday, May 23rd

Old Engine Club Spring Swap Meet
Western Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, S. Scottville Road, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Friday, May 22nd - Sunday, September 20th

Little Sable Point Lighthouse opens
Open for tours, Mears.
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

Friday, May 22nd

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

Friday, May 22nd - Friday, September 18th

Ludington Farmers Market
Fridays from 3pm-7pm. James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Farmers Markets

Friday, May 22nd, 6:30pm

LHS Graduation
Hawley Gym, Ludington.

Friday, May 22nd, 7pm

MCC Graduation
A.O. Carlson gymnasium, Scottville.

Saturday, May 23rd - Sunday, May 24th

Lakeshore Beef Classic
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.

Saturday, May 23rd - Sunday, May 24th

National Rabbit Show
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.

Saturday, May 23rd - Monday, May 25th

Memorial Weekend Amateur Salmon and Trout Fishing Derby
Sponsored by Pentwater Sportfishing Association. Register at Pentwater Municipal Marina. Awards at 2pm May 25. Pentwater.

Saturday, May 23rd, 9am-12pm

Pentwater Garden Club Plant Sale
Bell Park, in front of Community Hall, downtown Pentwater.

Saturday, May 23rd, 10am-4pm

Footsteps for Families Arts/Craft Show
Rotary Park, downtown Ludington.
Mason County Summer Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, May 23rd, 1pm

Antique Tractor Pull
Western Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, S. Scottville Road, Scottville.
Old Engine Club

Saturday, May 23rd, 7:30pm

Full Cord Bluegrass Concert
Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Performing Arts

Sunday, May 24th, 8am-12pm

Pentwater VFW Pancake Breakfast
VFW Hall, Pentwater.

Monday, May 25th

Memorial Day Observances
Ludington 10:30am parade, 11am service/ceremony at Stearns Park. Pentwater 10am parade followed by services at Municipal Marina, Village Green and Pentwater Cemetery, Mears Cemetery 10am, Hart 11am parade.

Wednesday, May 27th, 7:30pm

OJ Band Spring Concert
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.

Thursday, May 28th, 5pm-8pm

Music in the Plaza
James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Summer Music

Thursday, May 28th, 7:30pm

Spring OJ Choir Concert
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.

Friday, May 29th - Saturday, May 30th

Silver Lake Sand Dunes Jeep Invasion V 2020
Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar, Silver Lake.

Friday, May 29th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Rush Tribute Project
A tribute to the music of Rush. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, May 30th

Blessing of the Boats
Proceeds donated to Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association. Municipal Marina, Ludington.

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!

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