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Summer Events at Ludington State Park

The Ludington State Park will be closed 9/3/24-7/1/25 for renovations. Check out more options for Ludington area camping and activites below.

There’s always something interesting going on at the Ludington State Park during the summer. A variety of special summer programs are offered that are both educational and fun. Most programs are suitable for all ages, so bring the entire family and enjoy!

Dune Grass Concessions

Summer Guest Presenters at the Ludington State Park from June-August

There’s no better place to be in the summer than at the Ludington State Park. In addition to camping, tubing, hiking, biking, and fishing- the State Park offers special summer programs that are both educational and fun. Don’t miss the unique experience of enjoying an evening of live music in the open-air amphitheater surrounded by the natural beauty of the Ludington State Park. You may even see wildlife come close to listen as well. These events are made possible through money raised by The Friends of the Ludington State Park.

Programs are held in the State Park Amphitheater or the Lake Michigan Beach House. Updates are posted on Bulletin Boards located throughout the State Park.

Here's the most updated schedule of summer programs at the Ludington State Park:

  • Tuesday, June 11th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring John Merchant and Greg Miller at the Amphitheater
  • Saturday, June 15th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Max and Ruth Bloomquist at the Amphitheater
  • Sunday, June 16th, 2024 at 2pm – Guided Hike beginning at the Warming Shelter
  • Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 at 7pm – Live Birds of Prey from Outdoor Discovery Center at the Amphitheater
  • Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 at 7pm – Michigan Reptile and Amphibians from Nature Discovery at the Amphitheater
  • Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring the Blue Water Ramblers at the Amphitheater
  • Saturday, June 29th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Rin Tarsy at the Amphitheater
  • Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Chloe Kimes at Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington
  • Saturday, July 6th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Lee Murdock at the Amphitheater
  • Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Nick Veine and Ben Traverse at the Amphitheater
  • Saturday, July 13th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Selkie Sounds at the Amphitheater
  • Tuesday, July 16th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring 80 Cows at the Amphitheater
  • Saturday, July 20th, 2024 at 7pm – Sheri and Wyatt Knapp at the Amphitheater
  • Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Third Coast Swing at the Lake Michigan Beach House
  • Saturday, July 27th, 2024 at 7pm – Skipski Magic Show at the Amphitheater
  • Tuesday, July 30th, 2024 from 7pm – Live music featuring Langford Lads
  • Saturday, Aug. 3rd, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Uneven Ground at the Amphitheater
  • Tuesday, Aug. 6th, 2024 at 7pm – Live Birds of Prey from Outdoor Discovery Center at the Amphitheater
  • Saturday, Aug. 10th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring J&O Junction
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Canopy Space
  • Saturday, Aug. 17th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Tom Noack at the Amphitheater
  • Saturday, Aug. 24th, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Salt City Dixie Jazz Band at the Amphitheater
  • Saturday, Aug. 31st, 2024 at 7pm – Live music featuring Eric Engblade at the Amphitheater
The Big Sable River flows into Lake Michigan during a colorful sunset at Ludington State Park. | Todd & Brad Reed Photography

Contact Ludington State Park

Planning a visit to the Ludington State Park area? Have questions about your trip? Here’s where you can find help: 

  • Michigan DNR reservations
    (800) 447-2757
  • Ludington State Park Local Office
    (231) 843-2423
  • Concessions & Watercraft Rental
    (231) 843-1888
  • Snowshoe Class Reservations & Special Programs
    (231) 843-9261

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