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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

Annual Walk to End Alzheimers
Registration begins at 9am with the opening ceremony at 10am and walk to follow. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St., Ludington.

Saturday, October 7th, 2023

Ludington Sesquicentennial Ball
Those attending are encouraged to dress in period, celebrating 150 years of history in Ludington. Tickets are $150 each and include dinner, live music, dancing, historical plays, and more. Proceeds benefit the preservation of Mason County History for future generations to enjoy. Stearns Hotel- 212 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Ticket information TBA.

October 8-14, 2023

Canceled for 2023

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

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Fire Prevention Open House
Meet local firefighters, tour the station, and learn fire safety tips. Ludington Fire Department- 918 Tinkham Ave., Ludington.

October 15-21, 2023

Saturday, October 21st, 2023

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.

October 22-31, 2023

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

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

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!


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.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!

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More Activities & Attractions in Ludington

Mason County District Libraries

In addition to thousands of book titles, the Mason County District Library’s Ludington and Scottville branches provide many free programs.

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.

Night Life

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

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.


There are many places for anglers to try their luck, and Ludington has such a great variety of fish. The area also has great charter captains.

Historic White Pine Village

Discover small town life in the late 1800s and early 1900s at Historic White Pine Village in Ludington, overlooking Lake Michigan.


Arrive in Ludington by boat and dock at one of three marinas: Ludington Municipal Marina, Harbor View Marina, & Pere Pointe Village Marina.

Trails and Tours

Discover all of the different trails and tours that Ludington has to offer! Discover a water path, hiking trail, or an art work stop!