Final Friday Experience in Downtown Ludington

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Last Friday of Each Month, May-October, 2021

There are many reasons to be in Ludington in the heart of summer, and one of them is the Final Friday Experience, formerly known as Friday Night Live. Scheduled for the last Friday of the months May-September, this revamped event promises safe fun for the entire family.

There will be partial street closures south of Ludington Avenue, allowing people to fill the streets and watch a variety of live music on five different stages. The event will be held in the parameters of the newly created social district which allows patrons to be outdoors with alcoholic beverages purchased from participating businesses including Jamesport Brewing Company, Luciano’s Ristorante, Sportsman’s Restaurant & Bar, and Ludington Bay Brewing Company. HumaniTea will also have their “Zero-Proof Booth” open on Loomis Street with non-alcoholic drinks available.

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Besides live music, there will be activity booths, Baby Badger rides, pony rides, shopping, and more. The Farmers Market in Legacy Plaza (formerly James Street Plaza) is also open during Final Friday Experience. Downtown shops welcome you with smiles and great bargains, and restaurants set up tables outside to tempt you with their specialties.

Date for the Final Fridays are:

May 28th
June 25th
July 30th
August 27th
September 24th
October 29th

The Live Music Schedule for September 24th is as follows:

  • Cheryl Wolfram, 3-6pm, Legacy Plaza
  • Shotman Band, 6-9pm, Legacy Plaza
  • LACA Jam Band, 5-8pm, Corner of Filer & James Streets
  • Hank Mowery & the Hawktones, 6-9pm- corner of Melendy & James Streets

After a hectic work week or a day at the beach, Final Fridays are the perfect place to start your weekend. It’s summer at its best, right here in Ludington.

Check out places to stay in Ludington during the Final Friday Experiences and these great places to eat.

For more information on the Final Friday Experiences, please contact the event organizer:

Ludington Downtown Business Authority

400 S. Harrison St., Ludington, MI  49431


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