The popular tourist town of Ludington, Michigan will celebrate its 150th birthday (sesquicentennial) in 2023. Many events will be included.
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October 2023 Events Calendar
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Featured October Events
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Arts & Crafts Shows and Bazaars during the fall/winter in Ludington have handcrafted and specialty items for your Christmas gift giving.
The Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Ludington is a busy place from May-October, with many horse shows.
Ludington is a popular location for various races and runs... including the Lakestride Half Marathon and the Lighthouse Triathlon.
Ludington hosts many events and activities that are geared toward kids and families, that's part of what makes the area so great!
Fun Halloween parties and trick or treating take place in West Michigan including Ludington, Scottville, Manistee, and Oceana County.
Ludrock Nation is an organization presenting events: Ludrock, Girls Rock, Ludrock All Stars, Night of Fright to benefit other non-profits.
Ludington has many businesses to help you enjoy crafting and appreciate the finished product. Let them help you create your own masterpiece!
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 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
In addition to thousands of book titles, the Mason County District Library’s Ludington and Scottville branches provide many free programs.
With some of the best fishing and boating around, Hamlin Lake brings much delight as well as some of the most beautiful, scenic backdrops.
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.
The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down here in Ludington! Nightlife here includes festivals, cozy restaurants, and local performances.
No matter your experience level, Ludington area charter captains will guide you in what to bring and what to expect on the big lake.
Cast your line into Upper Hamlin Lake or enjoy a picnic, the playground, or watch Hamlin Lake’s Independence Fireworks at Wilson Hill Park.
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.
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.
Discover all of the different trails and tours that Ludington has to offer! Discover a water path, hiking trail, or an art work stop!