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July 2024 Events Calendar

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Featured July Events

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Old Hamlin Restaurant

July 1-7, 2024

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July 8-14, 2024

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July 15-21, 2024

Monday, July 16th-Saturday, July 21st, 2024

Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament
Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington

July 22-31, 2024

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The following events are from 2023. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2024!


Lakeshore Animal Friends Benefit Yard Sale
Brand new items, clothing for all ages, toys, furniture, and more. Proceeds help cover costs associated with spay/neuter and helping home animals. Hamlin Township Hall- 3775 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington.

PM Motoring Club Car Show
Registration is $10 and begins at 9am. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 entrants. For more information, contact Bob at (231) 690-9601.  Mason County Fairgrounds- 5032 W. US-10, Ludington.

West Shore Art Fair 
Sponsored by Ludington Area Center for the Arts. Rotary Park- Corner of Lewis St. and Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival
Event includes Children & Pet Parade, 1-Mile Fun Run, Parade, and Fireworks. Downtown Ludington.

S.S. Badger Carferry Shoreline Cruise
Includes live music. S.S. Badger Carferry- 701 Maritime Dr., Ludington. (800) 841-4243.

Young Eagles Rally
The event offers free airplane rides for children ages 8 to 17. Pilots and ground support personnel participating in the event donate their time, their planes and fuel. The weather back-up day is Sunday, July 9th, same times. For questions, contact John at (231) 757-2951. Register at Mason County Airport- 5300 US-10, Ludington.

Drive-Thru Diapers & Donuts
Families with children ages 3 and under are invited to receive complimentary diapers and donuts. A parent or legal guardian must be present in order to receive diapers. Car seat safety checks available upon request. West Shore Family Support- 603 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington.

Beach Photos with Santa
Get a photo with Santa on the beach for $20. Proceeds benefit the Oriole Giving Tree Project, an organization that supports Ludington students/families in need during the holidays. Meet at the West end of Ludington Avenue, Ludington.

Parking Lot Craft & Vendor Sale
The 10 Spot- 5750 US 10, Ludington. For more information, call (231) 425-3488.

Lakeshore Pyrate Heads Buccaneer Bash
Food trucks, silent & live raffle items, live music, and prizes for best Pirate Attire. $5 at the door, kids 5 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Ludington Boat Club- 502 Lake St., Ludington.

AFFEW Beach Sweep
Beach clean-up at Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.

LACA Summer Concert Series
Free concert in Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.

Bus Day to Big Point Sable Lighthouse
Free concert from 1-3pm. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

“A Day in the Garden” National Garden Club Standard Flower Show
Hosted by the Mason County Garden Club. Friday from 4-7pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm. Free and open to the public. Ludington Senior Center- 308 S. Rowe St., Ludington.

Ludington Coin Club Coin & Stamp Show
Free admission. Door prizes and raffle prizes. Hamlin Town Hall- 3775 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington.

Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Summer Music at Legacy Plaza
Live music at Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Ludington Slow Roll Ride
Social bike ride with a relaxed pace, riding the alleys and back streets of town. Begins and ends near the south concession building at Stearns Park Beach-420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Sunset Bonfire
Free bonfire with live music on Stearns Park Beach, Ludington.

West Shore Bank’s Rhythm & Dunes Concert
Featuring Rock the 90’s USA: The Official 90’s Rock Tribute. Free outdoor concert with a portion of the proceeds from vendor sales donated to the music programs at three Mason County schools. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., downtown Ludington. 

Ludington Golf Cart Show
Free family-friendly golf cart awards show with with parade, awards, and prizes. Visit to register. West Foster St., Ludington.

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Ludington is home to several different museums for people of all ages! Highlighting our area’s careers, businesses, history, and culture!

The Baby Badger

A children’s flotilla that’s a miniature replica of the historic S.S. Badger carferry. Children get to ride in one of many “cars”.


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Murals of Ludington

Within the downtown Ludington region, several murals grace the façades of local area businesses, telling stories of the area’s rich history.

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There are so many things to see and do in Ludington! Don’t miss a single activity during your visit by exploring!

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.

Weather & Water Conditions

West Michigan weather – they say if you don’t like the weather in Ludington, wait a few minutes and it will change.

Ludington’s Great Outdoors

Ludington has miles of beautiful beaches, the Ludington State Park, and all the activities that take place in Mother Nature’s playground.

Ludington Skate Plaza

The Ludington Skate Plaza is a popular spot for kids with skateboards or in-line skates, and also draws spectators to Stearns Park.