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May 2024 Events Calendar

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Featured May Events

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May 1-7, 2024

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May 8-14, 2024

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May 15-21, 2024

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May 22-31, 2024

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


Picture Perfect Photography Weekend Workshop
Presented by Todd & Brad Reed Photography. Held at the Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast- 602 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Historic White Pine Village AND the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum Open for the Season
Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Port of Ludington Maritime Museum– 217 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Souper Hero’s and Princesses Par-Tea
This event is a fundraiser for the Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Program. Kids and their favorite adult are encouraged to dress up for this event which includes learning manners, a light luncheon of assorted soups or a lite dinner, and a photo opportunity! 11am-1pm is a session for children ages 3-9 and a separate session for friends 10 and over will be from from 3-5pm. Adult participation is required for both sessions. For the most updated information, visit Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

COVE Birthday Bash- Mason County
This event is a benefit for Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters (COVE). Tickets are $30 and include appetizers. COVE staff will talk the history and current services provided by COVE.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a “birthday gift” for COVE in the form of pillows, full sized blankets, large kitchen utensils, silverware sets, laundry soap, toilet paper, mixing bowls, table lamps, new washing machines, or a monetary donation. For tickets or more information, click here. Scotty’s Restaurant- 5910 W. US-10, Ludington.

Big Sable Point Lighthouse Opens for the Season
Big Sable Point Lighthouse- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Riverton Fire Department Pancake Breakfast
$10 per person age 7 and up, free-will donation for those 6 and under. Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, apple sauce, fruit, coffee, juice, and maple syrup from Kistlercrest Farms. There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 raffles, and a bake sale. In addition, there will be a raffle to raise money for 4-year-old Ray Anderson, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Riverton Township Hall- 2104 W. Hawley Rd., Ludington.

Archery Day
Those 8 years of age and older are invited to learn about the history of archery, proper techniques, and have the opportunity to shoot. Those under age 17 must have a parent or guardian with them. All supplies are provided and no registration is necessary. Ludington State Park– 8800 M-116, Ludington.

First Sailing of the Season for the S.S. Badger Carferry
For reservations, call (800) 841-4243.

Ludington Petunia Parade Planting Day
Along Ludington Avenue and around Ludington Municipal Marina, Ludington.

RunLudington Harbor Run
Downtown Ludington.

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

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

Play Tennis Midwest
Free interactive tennis activities, games and play for adults and children age 6 and up. Space is limited. Register at For more information, contact Coach Brown at (517) 745-6113.

Ludington Breakwater Light Opens for the Season
Stearns Park- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

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

West Shore Family Support Craft Fair
Register by visiting Rotary Park- corner of Ludington Avenue & Lewis Street, Ludington.

Ludington Memorial Day Observance
Service at 11:30am at Veterans Mall in Stearns Park- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Complimentary luncheon for all veterans at 1pm at American Legion Post 76- 318 N. James St., Ludington.

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