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October 2023 Events Calendar

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Featured October Events

(Scroll down to see more events in October.)

And check out information on Fall Events happening this month, along with your guide to Halloween Parties & Trick or Treating!

October 1-7, 2023

Saturday, October 7th, 2023

Ludington Sesquicentennial Ball
Those attending are encouraged to dress in period, celebrating 150 years of history in Ludington, The event will include dinner, music, dancing, and a presentation on the history of the Stearns Hotel. This will include information on the  “Quarrel Heard ‘Round the County” between Eber Ward and Justus Stearns. Stearns Hotel- 212 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Ticket information TBA.

October 8-14, 2023

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Final Sailing of the Season for the S.S. Badger Carferry
Call (800) 841-4243 for reservations.

October 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.


October 22-31, 2023

Friday, October 27th-Sunday, October 29th; 2023

Advanced Photography Workshop Weekend
Presented by Todd & Brad Reed Photography and held at the Lamplighter Bed & Breakfast- 602 E. Ludington, Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, October 28th, 2023

Run for Your Lives 5k
This race begins and ends at Ludington’s Legacy Plaza. Runners are encouraged to dress in costume.

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


Horse Show
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-31, Ludington.

Mom 2 Mom Sale
Sale of gently used children’s clothing, accessories, toys, and furniture. For more information or to rent a table, visit Cornerstone Baptist Church- 121 Nelson Rd., Ludington. 

Coat Drive for the Ludington Area Schools Youth Resource Center
Ludington Bay Brewing Co. is collecting coats and blankets for the Ludington Area Schools Youth Resource Center. Anyone donating a coat/blanket will receive a $6 coupon for Ludington Bay Brewing Co. Drop coats and blankets off at the brewery. (Coats will be dry-cleaned before they are delivered.) Ludington Bay Brewing Company- 515 S. James St., Ludington.

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

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

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!

Current Events in Ludington

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More Activities & Attractions in Ludington

Disc Golf Courses

Disc golf is a big deal here in the Ludington area, with up to 20,000 people per year visiting one of our six courses.

Bicycle Trails

Both beginners and experienced cyclists will enjoy the variety of trails available to explore in Ludington!


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

Value of Sports Museum

Visit the new Value of Sports Museum located at Historic White Pine Village just a short drive from Ludington.

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.

Night Life

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

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.