2015 Festivals and Events in West Michigan


All year long, there are activities going on in the West Michigan area to keep everyone happy. Winter offers snowshoe hikes, skiing, ice fishing tournaments, and festivals. Summer is especially busy, with parades, art fairs, farmer's markets, festivals, and big events, like the Gus Macker tournament, Freedom Festival, and appearances by the Scottville Clown Band.

Here we've condensed the annual happenings, so you can see at a glance which time of year you may want to visit our wonderful area. Blue lakes, sandy beaches, and good family fun. Welcome to West Michigan!



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July

Ludington Freedom Festival
Manistee Forest Festival
West Shore Art Fair, Ludington
Scottville Summerfest
Friday Night Live, Ludington
Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament, Ludington
Bear Lake Days
Kaleva Days
Local Farmer's Markets
Arcadia Daze
Open Horse Shows
Click here for July Calendar of Events.

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August

Onekama Days
Friday Night Live, Ludington
Western Michigan Fair, Ludington
Gold Coast Artisan Fair, Ludington
Scottville Clown Band/Corn Roast at Historic White Pine Village
Open Horse Shows, Ludington
Lighthouse Triathlon
Local Farmer's Markets
Movies in the Park, Ludington
Pentwater Homecoming
Suds on the Shore Festival
Manistee County Fair
Oceana County Fair
Click here for August Calendar of Events.

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September

Scottville Harvest Festival
Local Farmer's Markets
Open Horse Shows, Ludington
Hops & Props, Manistee
Pentwater Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Fair
Apple BBQ Cook-Off Festival, Silver Lake
Click here for September Calendar of Events.

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October

Color Tour
Fall Salmon Run
Pumpkin Patch, south of Scottville
Octoberfest, Ludington
Oktoberfest, Pentwater
Autumn Day at Historic White Pine Village
Manistee Ghost Ship
Halloween & Trick-or-Treating
Fall Events
Click here for October Calendar of Events.

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Ludington Freedom Festival

November

Cornhole for CURE tournament
Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Pageant
Rifle Deer Season
Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows
Snowshoe Making Classes at Ludington State Park
Ludington "Aglow on the Avenue" Christmas Parade
Click here for November Calendar of Events.

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December

Christmas Activities in Ludington and nearby Communities
Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend, Manistee
Snowshoe Making Classes at Ludington State Park
New Years Eve Lighted Ball Drop
Click here for December Calendar of Events.

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January

Guided Snowshoe Walks at Ludington State Park
Hockey Tournaments at West Shore Community Ice Arena
Pure Ludington Brrrewfest
Monster Pike Ice Fishing Tournament
Click here for January Calendar of Events.

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February

Hamlin Lake Ice Fishing Tournament
Ice Fishing Tournaments
WinterFest in Pentwater & Hart
Guided Snowshoe Walks at Ludington State Park
Free Fishing Weekend
Hockey Tournaments at West Shore Community Ice Arena
Click here for February Calendar of Events.

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March

Home & Garden Show
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Events
Pentwater St. Patrick's Day Parade
Ludington Lake Jump
Click here for March Calendar of Events.

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April

Silver Lake ORV area opens
Earth Day Celebration
Click here for April Calendar of Events.

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May

1st Sailing of the S.S. Badger Carferry
Local Farmer's Markets
Petunia Parade
Local lighthouses open for tours
Baldwin Blessing of the Bikes
Click here for May Calendar of Events.

June

National Asparagus Festival, Shelby and Hart
Free Fishing Weekend in West Michigan
Lakestride Half-Marathon, Ludington
Gus Macker 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament, Ludington
Parade of Homes
Relay for Life, Ludington
Open Horse Shows, Ludington
Local Farmer's Markets
Flea Roast & Ox Market, Irons
Ludrock
Click here for June Calendar of Events.


For more festivals and events in regions around Lake Michigan, check out:

Pentwater Area Festivals and Events
Manistee Area Festivals and Events
Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area Festivals and Events
Traverse City Festivals and Events
Door County Festivals and Events
Manitowoc Festivals and Events
Green Bay Festivals and Events



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