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July 2023 Events Calendar

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Featured July Events

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Old Hamlin Restaurant

July 1-7, 2023

Saturday, July 1st-Sunday, July 2nd, 2023

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

Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

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

July 8-14, 2023

Saturday, July 8th-Sunday, July 9th, 2023

Music festival with raffles, silent auction, food, drinks, and more. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.

Saturday, July 10th-Sunday, July 16th, 2023

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

July 15-21, 2023

Stay tuned for information on information on events happening during this time! In the meantime, scroll down to see events that occurred in 2022.

July 22-31, 2023

Thursday, July 27th, 2023

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

Saturday, July 29th, 2023

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. 

The following events are from 2022. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2023!


Submissions Accepted for the Celebrating the Ludington State Park Art Exhibit
Artists will display their multi-media artworks celebrating the State Park on August 5th-27th at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts– 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. Submissions cost $5/piece with a limit of three submissions. For more information or to submit art, visit

Horse Shows
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 US-10, Ludington.

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

Ludington Golf Cart Show
Free golf cart awards show with crystal trophies for winners in eight categories Best Hometown Pride, Best Work in Progress, Farthest Traveled Cart, Best Overall Modified, Best Theme, Cleanest, Best Feature, and Best Use of Homemade Supplies. The event also includes parade, live music, family fun, and prizes. Visit to register. West Foster St., Ludington.

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

Children’s Pioneer Camp
Kids will learn about the pioneers during this hands-on experience at the Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Cost is $25 per child and reservations can be made by e-mailing Michelle at

LACA Summer Concert Series
Free concert at Waterfront Park- 300 W. William St., Ludington.

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 10, same times. For questions, contact Robert Taylor at (231) 690-0397. Register at

Village History Hunt
Enjoy a fun family scavenger hunt as you interact with Village docents to help you find the missing pieces to the puzzle. Cost is $18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors, $14 for Children ages 4-13, and free for Children under age 4. Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., 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.

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

Living History Day
Performances by Suzanne and Jim, musicians who explore new directions by looking back into the roots of Americana music and lore. Cost is $18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors, $14 for Children ages 4-13, and free for Children under age 4. Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

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

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!

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More Activities & Attractions in Ludington


The Ludington Pumped Storage Plant and Lakewinds Energy Park are the two main sources of energy that power Ludington! Check them out!

Mason County Cultural Trails

Mason County is home to several trails that tell stories with fascinating histories. Explore these self-guided tours to learn about each one!

Night Life

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

Sunset Times

It rises and sets every single day, and nothing is more breathtaking than our spectacular sunsets over Lake Michigan.

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.

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.

Bookstores & Coffee Shops

Just blocks from the beach is the heart of downtown Ludington, where you can shop, dine, and enjoy summertime events.