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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.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!

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More Activities & Attractions in Ludington

The Baby Badger

A children’s flotilla that’s a miniature replica of the historic S.S. Badger carferry. Children get to ride in one of many “cars”.


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.

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!

Night Life

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


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


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