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Family Friendly Events

July 2024

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 July:

Thursdays June 20th-August 1st, 2024

U Dig It! Youth Summer Program
The U Dig It Community Garden, AFFEW, and Lakeshore Food Club are hosting a highly interactive, hands-on program covering organic gardening, nature, and art experiences for kids ages 9-11. The event is free but pre-registration is required by contacting Julia Chambers at president@affew.org or (231) 690-9561.

July 2nd-7th, 2024

Horse Shows
Harbor Classic Quarter Horse Show; for more information, visit miquarterhorse.com. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

Wednesday, July 3rd-Thursday, July 4th; 2024

Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival
Event includes Children & Pet Parade, 1-Mile Fun Run, Parade, and Fireworks. Downtown Ludington.

Amber Elk Ranch
Sandcastles Children's Museum

Saturday, July 6th, 2024
9am-1pm

Young Eagles Rally
The event offers free airplane rides for children ages 8 to 17. Pilots and ground support personnel participating in the event donate their time, their planes and fuel. The weather back-up day is Sunday, July 7th, same times. For questions, contact John at (231) 757-2951. Mason County Airport- 5300 US-10, Ludington.

Saturday, July 6th, 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, July 6th, 2024
Dusk

Fireworks over Hamlin Lake

Monday, July 8th, 2024
6-8pm

Beach Photos with Santa
Get a photo with Santa on the beach for $30. Proceeds benefit the Oriole Giving Tree Project, an organization that supports Ludington students/families in need during the holidays. Meet at the West end of Ludington Avenue, Ludington. Schedule your appointment online by clicking here.

July 16th-21st, 2024

Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament
Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.

Thursday, July 18th, 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.

Thursday, July 18th, 2024
6-8pm

Beach Photos with Santa
Get a photo with Santa on the beach for $30. Proceeds benefit the Oriole Giving Tree Project, an organization that supports Ludington students/families in need during the holidays. Meet at the West end of Ludington Avenue, Ludington. Schedule your appointment online by clicking here.

Saturday, July 20th, 2024
4-10pm

Lakeshore Pyrate Heads Buccaneer Bash
Food trucks, silent & live raffle items, live music featuring Jimmy Dodson & Kenny Howell from 4-6pm and RPM from 6-9pm, and prizes for best Pirate Attire. $5 at the door, kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Ludington Boat Club- 502 Lake St., Ludington.

Saturday, July 20th-Sunday, July 21st; 2024

Horse Shows
Summer Cizzler Series; for more information, call Kathy at (231) 757-9211. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

Saturday, July 27th-Sunday, July 28th; 2024

Horse Shows
4 Seasons Equestrian Association Open Show; for more information, visit 4seasonequine.weebly.com. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

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Museums

Ludington is home to several different museums for people of all ages! Highlighting our area’s careers, businesses, history, and culture!

Fishing

There are many places for anglers to try their luck, and Ludington has such a great variety of fish. The area also has great charter captains.

Power

The Ludington Pumped Storage Plant and Lakewinds Energy Park are the two main sources of energy that power Ludington! Check them out!

Beaches & Parks

Ludington has many beautiful beaches and parks to explore. Enjoy a day on the shores of Lake Michigan or take in the scenery at a local park.