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September 2024 Events Calendar

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Featured September Events

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September 1-7, 2024

Monday, September 2nd, 2024

Ludington North Breakwater Light Closes for the Season
Stearns Park Beach- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Friday, September 6th, 2024

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Benjamin Paetz. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

September 8-14, 2024

Friday, September 13th, 2024

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Joe Irelan. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, September 14th, 2024

Ludington Petunia Parade Removal Day
Ludington Petunia Parade will be removing petunias on the Avenue and the marina.

Saturday, September 14th-Sunday, September 15th; 2024

Horse Shows
MIHA District 9 Meet. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

September 15-21, 2024

Friday, September 20th, 2024

Live in Legacy Plaza
Live music featuring Two Dudes in Flip Flops. Legacy Plaza- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, September 21st, 2024

Horse Shows
MIHA District 9 Meet. Caswell Horse Park at Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US 10, Ludington. 

September 22-30, 2024

Stay tuned for information on events happening during this time! In the meantime, scroll down to see events that occurred in 2023.

The following events are from 2023. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2024!


Friends of the Ludington State Park Summer Concert Series
Live music at the Ludington State Park Amphitheater- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Parking Lot Craft & Vendor Sale
The 10 Spot- 5750 US 10, Ludington. For more information, call (231) 425-3488.

Mason County Garden Club Plant Exchange/Sale
Leveaux Park- 900 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Big Sable Bus Day
Free concert from 1-3pm. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Horse Shows
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-10, Ludington.

AFFEW International Beach Sweep
Beach clean-up at Stearns Park, Ludington. For more information, visit

Diapers & Donuts
Families are invited to receive free diapers and donuts from West Shore Family Support- 603 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington. Free car seat checks will also be offered.

Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Program
Women between the ages of 18-28 from Mason, Manistee, Oceana, and Lake counties compete and are judged based on-talent, evening wear, on-stage interview, and their social impact initiative pitch. The winner is qualified to enter the Miss Michigan Pageant, a precursor to the Miss America Pageant. Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. To enter, email

Octoberfest Kick Off Pub Crawl 
Beginning at Ludington Bay Brewing Co. where participants will get their map and commemorative koozie for this self-guided crawl. It then continues on South James Street to Ludington Avenue with stops at participating Outdoor Social District establishments. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at or at Ludington Bay Brewing Company beginning at 5:30pm on the day of the crawl.

Fall 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. 

Ludington Octoberfest
Beer tasting festival with live music. Downtown Ludington.

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