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Festivals & Events in Ludington

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Current Events in Ludington

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May 2024

  • 1st Sailing of the S.S. Badger Carferry– All aboard the SS Badger! Travel to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, or enjoy a shoreline cruise right here in Ludington.
  • Farmer’s Markets– Ludington offers a farmer’s market in Legacy Plaza through the spring and summer.
  • Petunia Parade– Volunteers plant petunias along Ludington Avenue/US-10 to beautify the stretch of road.
  • Local Lighthouses Open for Tours- Many West Michigan lighthouses offer tours to the public.

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August 2024

  • Western Michigan Fair– This huge event spans 5 days and is held at the Mason County Fairgrounds.
  • Gold Coast Artisan Fair– Artists & Crafters fill Ludington’s Rotary Park for this popular show.
  • Open Horse Shows– The Mason County Fairgrounds hosts numerous shows from May-October each year.
  • Lighthouse Triathlon– This event, ending at Stearns Park Beach in Ludington, offers participants 5 events to choose from.
  • Farmer’s Market– Many West Michigan communities offer farmer’s markets through the spring and summer.
  • Suds on the Shore Festival– Sample beer and wine at this fundraiser for the United Way of Mason County.
  • Michigan Free ORV Weekend– ORVers can legally ride DNR-designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit.

September 2024

  • Farmer’s Markets– Ludington offers a farmer’s market in Legacy Plaza through the spring and summer.
  • Open Horse Shows– The Mason County Fairgrounds hosts numerous shows from May-October each year.
  • Octoberfest– Celebrate fall with chili, beer, and entertainment.
  • Fall Events– Ludington offers plenty of fall fun with hayrides, haunted events, Halloween parties and more.

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April 2025

  • Ludington Lake Jump– This event raises money for a different charity each year with individuals collecting pledges to jump into the ice waters of Lake Michigan.
  • Earth Day Celebration– The local AFFEW Chapter hosts speakers and events to recognize Earth Day.

Activities & Attractions in Ludington

Safari Sun

Safari Sun in Ludington has everything you need under one roof. They offer tanning, all hair services, nails, facials, waxing, and more.

Custom Web Pages

We provide Custom Web Pages for your business! Highlight your service and products and key information to show the value of your business.

Night Life

The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down here in Ludington! Nightlife here includes festivals, cozy restaurants, and local performances.

Epworth Heights

Epworth is a summer resort with a 127-year history. This gated community has activities for both members and the public.

Performances

Performances in West Michigan

Everyone enjoys a good play or concert, and Ludington blessed with talented actors and musicians that entertain us all year ’round.

Charter Boat Fishing

No matter your experience level, Ludington area charter captains will guide you in what to bring and what to expect on the big lake.

Ludington Petunia Parade

During the summer is the Petunia Parade in Ludington featuring 30,000 petunias lining Ludington Avenue and the marina.