2021 - 2022 Festivals & Events in Ludington

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All year long, there are activities going on in the Ludington area to keep everyone happy. Here we’ve condensed the annual happenings, so you can see at a glance which time of year you may want to visit our wonderful area. Welcome to Ludington!

This information is presented as a perpetual calendar, with the current month’s calendar of events first, and the remaining monthly calendars to follow.

September 2021

  • 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.
  • Final Friday Experience– Formerly Friday Night Live, this event includes live music, activities, food and more.
  • Fall Events– Ludington offers plenty of fall fun with hayrides, haunted events, Halloween parties and more.

October 2021

  • Halloween & Trick-or-Treating– West Michigan communities offer lots of fun during the Halloween season, including Trunk or Treats and traditional door-to-door candy hunting.
  • Fall Events- Ludington offers plenty of fall fun with hayrides, haunted events, Halloween parties and more.

November 2021

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April 2022

  • 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.
  • Ludrock Presents Girls Rock– Women and girls of all ages display their talents and skills, and tell their stories.
  • Earth Day Celebration– The local AFFEW Chapter hosts speakers and events to recognize Earth Day.

May 2022

  • 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.
  • Final Friday Experience– Formerly Friday Night Live, this event includes live music, activities, food and more.

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August 2022

  • 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.
  • Final Friday Experience– Formerly Friday Night Live, this event includes live music, activities, food and more.
  • Suds on the Shore Festival– Sample beer and wine at this fundraiser for the United Way of Mason County.
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