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Family Friendly Events

May, 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, and don’t miss out on all the fun Easter Events in West Michigan!

Historic White Pine Village
Port of Ludington Maritime Musuem

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

Saturday, May 7th, 10am

Historic White Pine Village AND the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum Open for the Season
Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Port of Ludington Maritime Museum– 217 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Tuesday, May 10th, 10am

Big Sable Point Lighthouse Opens for the Season
Big Sable Point Lighthouse- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Thursday, May 12th, 9am

First Sailing of the Season for the S.S. Badger Carferry
For reservations, call (800) 841-4243.

Amber Elk Ranch

Saturday, May 14th

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

Sunday, May 15th

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

Sunday, May 15th, 4:30-6pm

Play Tennis Midwest
Free interactive tennis activities, games and play for adults and children age 6 and up. Space is limited. Register at For more information, contact Coach Brown at (517) 745-6113.

Saturday, May 21st, 9am

Ludington Petunia Parade Planting Day
Along Ludington Avenue and around Ludington Municipal Marina, Ludington.

Saturday, May 21st, 9am

RunLudington Harbor Run
Downtown Ludington.

Saturday, May 28th, 10am

Ludington Breakwater Light Opens for the Season
Stearns Park- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.