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Family Friendly Events

September, 2022

Ludington does a fantastic job of hosting events and activities that include the whole family. There’s so much happening that is geared specifically toward kids and families as a whole, and that’s part of what makes being here so amazing!

Every season in Ludington has it’s unique, fun things to do for kids of all ages- from babies up to the “young at heart”. Indoors or outdoors, no matter the time of year, there’s always something great going on along the lakeshore for families to experience together!

In addition to the following list, check out all the special events and programs provided by Sandcastles Children’s Museum and the Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Libraries.

Historic White Pine Village
Port of Ludington Maritime Musuem

Here’s a list of family friendly events happening in Ludington in September:

Saturday, September 3rd-Sunday, September 4th

Shoreline All Breed Youth Show
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Saturday, September 3rd, 7:30pm

5th Annual Floatilla
Boats will congregate on Pere Marquette Lake and parade around the harbor to bid farewell to the summer of 2022. Decorations, lights ,and costumes are encouraged. Prizes for top 3 decorated boats. For more info, contact Amanda at (231) 392-4709.

Saturday, September 10th-Sunday, September 11th

MIHA District 9 Meet
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Sunday, September 11th, 4pm

Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Program
Women between the ages of 18-26 from Mason, Manistee, Oceana and (new for 2022) Lake counties compete and are judged based on-talent, evening wear, on-stage interview, and their social impact initiative pitch. The winner is qualified to enter the Miss Michigan Pageant, a precursor to the Miss America Pageant. Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Amber Elk Ranch

Saturday, September 17th

MIHA District 9 Meet
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

Saturday, September 27th, 10am-12pm

Lumberjack Day & Lumberjack Breakfast
Enjoy a Lumberjack Breakfast of flapjacks, sausage, and hashbrowns then take in the history of Mason County settlers by touring the village. Cost is $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors, $16 for Children ages 4-13, and free for Children under age 4. Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, September 17th, 7-8:30pm

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

Friday, September 23rd-Saturday, September 24th

Ludington Octoberfest
Beer tasting festival with live music and family-friendly activities. Downtown Ludington.

Saturday, September 24th, 12-5pm

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.