Downtown Ludington hosts an annual lighted ball drop on New Year’s Eve along with live music, beer tent, and fireworks.
Photo by the Ludington Area CVB
Pure Ludington Brrrewfest
A sure-fire way to beat cabin fever is with Ludington’s premier winter event, the Pure Ludington Brrrewfest! At past events, more than 15 breweries came to Ludington to offer patrons a taste of the best and most unique flavors of beers, wines, ciders and meads from all around Michigan.
Tickets are generally $35/person in advance or $40 at the gate, and include six drink tokens and a commemorative tasting glass. Each token is good for 5 oz. of beer or cider. Five additional tokens can be purchased for $5. The 2022 event will be limited to 1,000 tickets. There is also live entertainment and food available for purchase during the event.
The beneficiary of Pure Ludington Brrrewfest is our local Friends of the Ludington State Park organization.
Here are the breweries that have been represented in the past:
- Paw Paw Brewing
- North Channel Brewing
- Beards Brewery
- Bell’s Brewery
- Big Hart Brewing Co.
- Farmhaus Cider Co.
- Fetch Brewing Co.
- Great Mead Hall & Brewing Company
- Haymarket Taproom
- Jamesport Brewing Company
- Ludington Bay Brewing
- Pigeon Hill
- Mountain Town Brewing Co.
- Perrin Brewing Co.
- Reed City Brewing Co.
- Ridge Cider
- Middle Coast Brewing
- Love Wines Winery
- Rochester Mills Brewing Co.
- Saugatuck Brewing Co.
- St. Ambrose Cellars
- Starving Artist
- Stormcloud Brewing
- Virtue Cider
- Creston Brewery
While in Ludington…
Ludington is one of the most popular travel destinations in West Michigan, and there are plenty of lodging options so you can plan a weekend around great events like Brrrewfest. Take some time to browse the local stores– friendly merchants are happy to welcome you. Here you’ll find a wonderful variety of gift ideas for you or someone special. Take a break and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Ludington’s restaurants. There are many options available from smaller downtown restaurants to bigger, chain restaurants along the US 10 Corridor.
For more information on the Pure Ludington Brrrewfest, please contact the event organizer:
Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
5300 US-10, Ludington, MI 49431
Top 10 Ludington Events
Ludington hosts two of the most popular arts & crafts fairs in West Michigan in the summer at Rotary Park (formerly City Park).
The very popular Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament sponsored by Captain Chuck’s takes place each July in Ludington.
West Shore Bank hosts the Rhythm & Dunes Summer Concert Series each summer at the Waterfront Park Pavilion in downtown Ludington.
The Suds on the Shore Craft Beer & Wine Festival is held each August at Ludington’s Rotary Park to benefit the United Way of Michigan.
Each summer, the Ludington Lakestride offers three races: a 5k through Cartier Park, a 10k to Decker Road and back, and a half marathon.
The Pure Ludington Brrrewfest hosts breweries that offer patrons a taste of their beers, wines, ciders, and meads from all around Michigan.
Enjoy the warmth of a bonfire on the beach! The Ludington Fire Department mans the fire while you enjoy the sunset.
The Ludington Area Jaycees annual Freedom Festival is one of the few great July 4th festivals still in existence in Michigan.
Ludington’s Gus Macker Basketball Tournament’s location is premium. Hoops are placed in Stearns Park, with Lake Michigan just steps away.