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2022 Festivals & Events in Ludington

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

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!

Featured Current Events in Ludington

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Ludington has many businesses to help you enjoy crafting and appreciate the finished product. Let them help you create your own masterpiece!

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

Ludington hosts many events and activities that are geared toward kids and families, that's part of what makes the area so great!

The Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Ludington is a busy place from May-October, with many horse shows.

Ludington is a popular location for various races and runs... including the Lakestride Half Marathon and the Lighthouse Triathlon.

There are activities going on in the Ludington area to keep everyone happy all year long. Longstanding events make Ludington special.

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.

June 2022

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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.

September 2022

  • 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 2022

  • 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 2022

December 2022

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023

April 2023

  • 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.