Upcoming Family Friendly Events

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June, 2021

The lakeshore communities of West Michigan do a fantastic job of hosting events and activities that include the whole family. There’s so much happening that is geared specifically toward kids and families as a whole, and that’s part of what makes being here so amazing!

Every season in West Michigan has it’s unique, fun things to do for kids of all ages- from babies up to the “young at heart”. Indoors or outdoors, no matter the time of year, there’s always something great going on along the lakeshore for families to experience together!

In addition to the following list, check out all the special events and programs provided by Sandcastles Children’s Museum and the Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Libraries!

Historic White Pine Village
Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

Here’s a list of family friendly events happening in June:

Thursday, June 3rd, 5-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Third Coast Djypsy Jazz in Legacy Plaza- 106 N. James St., Ludington.

Friday, June 4th-Sunday, June 5th

Silver Lake Jeep Invasion at Golden Township Park in Silver Lake. Over 1,000 Jeep vehicles are expected from across the country, with a Show & Shine contest, trail rides, Blessing of the Dunes, various social events, a Performance Marketplace and other family friendly events. Visit slsdjeepinvasion.com to register and for more information.

Thursday, June 10th, 5-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Adam Knudsen in Legacy Plaza- 106 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 10th-Sunday, June 20th

VIRTUAL Ludington Lakestride 5k, 10k, & Half Marathon beginning at Stearns Park Beach- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, June 12th-Sunday, June 13th

Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan. All fishing licenses waived.

Saturday, June 12th, 7am-6pm

Citizens Sportsmen’s Club Annual Fishing Tournament- 5886 E. Fountain Rd., Fountain. Fish any lake in Sherman, Sheridan or Free Soil Townships. $10 entry fee; 16 & under free. All entries measured by 5:45pm, prizes at 6pm. Sign up at club from 7am-11am. Raffles, Chinese auction, sack lunches for purchase.

Saturday, June 12th, 8am-12pm

Pentwater Community Garage Sale. Maps of sales locations is available. Throughout the Village of Pentwater.

Saturday, June 12th, 10am-3pm

Hart Heritage Car Show in the Hart Historic District, downtown Hart.

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from June 14th-August 15th

Mason County Central Food Service Free Meals for Kids in Scottville. Monday pick up for Monday & Tuesday meals. Wednesday pick up for Wednesday & Thursday meals. Friday pick up for Friday, Saturday, & Sunday meals (must order weekend meals in advance). Times/locations for meals are listed below. No pick up on July 5th (these will be included in the July 2nd pick up). Call Mary Ann Nielsen at (231) 757-5721 for more information. 

  • MCC Upper Elementary- 505 S. Maple St, Scottville: 11-11:45am
  • Legends Taxidermy- 5089 N. US-31, Scottville: 11-11:30am.
  • Branch Fire Department- 6696 E. US-10, Walhalla: 11-11:30am
  • St. Paul Methodist- 3212 W. Kinney Rd., Ludington.
Amber Elk Ranch
Inspired Parties

Mondays & Wednesdays, June 14th-Beginning of 2021 School Year

Mason County Central Food Service Free Meals for Kids in Ludington. Times/locations for meals are listed below. Call Mary Ann Nielsen at (231) 757-5721 for more information. 

  • Foster Elementary School Service Entrance- Filer & Emily Streets, Ludington: 1:30-2:30pm
  • Ludington High School (Rear entrance on east side of the building): 1:30-2:30pm

Mondays from June 14th-June 24th

Mason County Central Food Service Free Meals for Kids in Custer. Pick up will be at Mason County Eastern School- 18 Custer Rd., Custer from 10:30-11:30am. Call Mary Ann Nielsen at (231) 757-5721 for more information. 

Thursday, June 17th, 5-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Jason Hargreaves in Legacy Plaza- 106 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 24th, 5-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Eric Engblade in Legacy Plaza- 106 N. James St., Ludington.

Thursday, June 24th, 8-10pm

Sunset Beach Bonfire at Stearns Park Beach- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Live music and bonfire.

Friday, June 25th, 3-9pm

Final Friday Experience in downtown Ludington. Includes farmers market, live music, safe activities, Baby Badger rides, pony rides, and more.

Saturday, June 26th, 10am AND 1pm

Garden Tractor Pulls at the Western Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, 700 S. Scottville Rd., Scottville. 

Saturday, June 26th, 12-5pm

Bus Day & music to Big Sable Point Lighthouse. Music from 1-3pm by AsparaGrass with Ruthie Eilers. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Sunday, June 27th, 8pm

Movies on the Green: Trolls World Tour 
Shown on the Pentwater Village Green, Pentwater.