August 2021

Calendar of Events

Photo by Ludington Area CVB

Savoring the Last Moments of Summer!

We're here to fill you in on what's happening this August in West Michigan.

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Monday, August 2nd, 7pm

PLA Concert in the Park: Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered 
Jim Hawley, Doc & Donna Probes recreate folk magic. Village Park, Onekama. 

Tuesday, August 3rd, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Silver Lake Concert Series: Park Road Revival 
Golden Township Park, Silver Lake. 

Tuesday, August 3rd, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Rodney Whitaker Quartet 
Jazz & Roots music. First Street Beach, Douglas Park- 100 S. Lakeshore Dr., Manistee. 

Wednesday, August 4th, 7pm-8:30pm

Music by Ark Harbor 
Little Sable Point Lighthouse- 287 N. Lighthouse Dr., Silver Lake.

Wednesday, August 4th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Rodney Whitaker Quartet 
Jazz & Roots music. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William, Ludington. 

Wednesday, August 4th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Mary Rademacher w/ the Mark Kahny Band 
Pop, Jazz, & Show tunes. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. 

Thursday, August 5th, 12pm-5pm

Bus Day & Music to Big Sable Point Lighthouse 
Music from 1-3pm by Chris Kennedy and Eric Michaels. Bus transportation from 12pm-5pm. Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington.

Thursday, August 5th, 5pm-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Road Less Traveled 
Legacy Plaza- 106 N. James Street, Ludington. 

Thursday, August 5th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Silverado Band 
Classic Country. Hart Commons, downtown Hart.

Thursday, August 5th, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band 
Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater

Friday, August 6th – Monday, August 9th

Onekama Days 
Highlights of the festival include fireworks, arts/crafts show, pig roast, community yard sales, classic car show, 1 mile & 5k runs, tennis tournament, dance party, demolition derby and parade. Activities take place at the Manistee County Fairgrounds and in Onekama Village Park. Onekama. 

Friday, August 6th – Sunday, August 8th

Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival 
Performances of a comedic adaptation of Julius Caesar, followed by a classic performance of Twelfth Night. Friday/Saturday performances begin at 7pm, and Sunday performance begins at 2pm.  Production of the Stage Left Theatre Company.  Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the gate and may be purchased at eventbrite.com. Rotary Park- corner of Ludington Ave. and Lewis St., Ludington.

Friday, August 6th – Saturday, August 7th

Scottville 10 & 31 Celebration 
Events include an ox roast, rubber duck race, car show, Miss Mason County pageant and more! Downtown Scottville. 

Friday, August 6th, 7pm-8:30pm

Music by Ark Harbor 
White River Light Station- 6199 Murray Rd., Whitehall

Saturday, August 7th, 9am

Run the Beach 5K 
In-person and virtual options offered. Race begins at Loomis & Rath streets, downtown Ludington.

Saturday, August 7th, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: Rodney Whitaker Quartet 
Straight-ahead jazz music. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. 

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Monday, August 9th, 7pm

PLA Concerts in the Park: Michael Trixx 
Magic show for kids of all ages. Village Park, Onekama. 

Tuesday, August 10th-Saturday, August 14th

82nd Annual Western Michigan Fair 
Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. U.S. 10, Ludington

Tuesday, August 10th, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Planet D Nonet 
Jazz, Blues, Show tunes. First Street Beach, Douglas Park- 100 S. Lakeshore Dr., Manistee. 

Wednesday, August 11th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Planet D Nonet 
Jazz, Blues, Show tunes. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William, Ludington. 

Wednesday, August 11th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Motor City Josh and the Big 3 
Straight Up Blues music. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. 

Thursday, August 12th-Sunday, August 15th

Pentwater Homecoming 
Downtown Pentwater

Thursday, August 12th, 5pm-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Bret Maynard 
Legacy Plaza- 106 N. James Street, Ludington. 

Thursday, August 12th, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band 
Village Green, Pentwater

Friday, August 13th, 6pm-8pm

Music by Catfish and the Man 
Concert with music and beer. White River Light Station- 6199 Murray Rd., Whitehall. 

Saturday, August 14th – Sunday, August 15th

Gold Coast Artisan Fair 
Saturday from 10am-5pm & Sunday from 10am-4pm. Rotary Park- Corner of Lewis St. & Ludington Ave., downtown Ludington. 

Saturday, August 14th, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: Planet D Nonet 
Big Band, Pop, Jazz,  & Roots music. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwon. 

Sunday, August 15th, 8pm

Pentwater Movies on the Green: Mamma Mia 
Shown on the Pentwater Village Green, downtown Pentwater. 

Monday, August 16th, 7pm

PLA Concerts in the Park; Wally Pleasant 
Folk Singer. Village Park, Onekama. 

Tuesday, August 17th, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Chris Foreman’s Soul Message Band 
Jazz, Funk, & Soul music. First Street Beach, Douglas Park- 100 S. Lakeshore Dr. Manistee. 

Wednesday, August 18th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Chris Foreman’s Soul Message Band 
Jazz, Funk, & Soul music. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William, Ludington. 

Wednesday, August 18th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra 
Swinging originals and traditional favorites. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. 

Thursday, August 19th, 5pm-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Gabriel James 
Legacy Plaza- 106 N. James Street, Ludington. 

Thursday, August 19th, 12pm-5pm

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

Thursday, August 19th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Drew Hale Band 
Country, Rock. Hart Commons, downtown Hart. 

Thursday, August 19th, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band 
Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater

Friday, August 20th

Mercury: Tribute to Freddie Mercury featuring Terry Barber
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts- 101 Maple St., Manistee

Saturday, August 21st, 1pm-7pm

Suds on the Shore Craft Beer & Wine Festival 
Annual craft beer and wine tasting festival, live music and food. Rotary Park- Corner of Lewis St. & Ludington Ave., downtown Ludington. 

Saturday, August 21st, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: Chris Foreman’s Soul Message Band 
Hammond Be, Jazz Funk, & Soul music. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. 

Saturday, August 21st, 9pm-11pm

S.S. Badger Shoreline Cruise 
Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling (800) 841-4243 or by stopping in at the Ludington ticket office- 701 Maritime Dr., Ludington

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Sunday, August 22nd

Mason County Saddle Club Horse Show
Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 US-10, Ludington. 

Monday, August 23rd, 7pm

PLA Concerts in the Park: Awesome Distraction 
Acoustic Sound. Village Park, Onekama. 

Tuesday, August 24th – Sunday, August 29th

Lisa Terry Memorial Quarter Horse Show 
Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 US-10, Ludington. 

Tuesday, August 24th, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: U’Neek Soul 
Authentic Funk, Soul, R&B, & Motown music. First Street Beach, Douglas Park- 100 S. Lakeshore Dr. Manistee.

Wednesday, August 25th, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: U’Neek Soul 
Authentic Funk, Soul, R&B, & Motown music. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William, Ludington. 

Wednesday, August 25th, 7pm

Echo through the Timber: Headwinds Blues Project 
Traditional & Progressive Blues music. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. 

Thursday, August 26th, 5pm-8pm

Live Music in the Plaza: Nick Veine 
Legacy Plaza- 106 N. James Street, Ludington. 

Thursday, August 26th, 7pm

Music on the Commons: Yesterday’s Wine 
Country. Hart Commons, downtown Hart. 

Thursday, August 26th, 8pm-10pm

Sunset Beach Bonfire 
Stearns Park Beach- 420 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. 

Thursday, August 26th, 8pm

Pentwater Civic Band 
Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater

Friday, August 27th-Sunday, August 29th; 9am-5pm

Western Michigan Boat, RV, Outdoor, & Home Show
Free admission & open to the public. Ludington Municipal Marina- 400 W. Filer St., Ludington.

Friday, August 27th

S’Wonderful: An Evening of Gershwin featuring Karen Curlee
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts- 101 Maple St., Manistee

Friday, August 27th, 3pm-9pm

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

Saturday, August 28th – Sunday, August 29th

Pentwater Sidewalk Sales 
Downtown Pentwater

Saturday, August 28th, 10am-4pm

Annual Wooden & Classic Boat Show 
Pentwater Yacht Club- 205 S. Dover St., Pentwater.

Saturday, August 28th, 1pm-4pm

Music on Bear Lake: The Real Ingredients 
Presented from the north shore sandbar, Bear Lake. 

Saturday, August 28th, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: U’Neek 
High Energy R&B, Pop, Motown, & Soul music. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. 

Sunday, August 29th, 2-5pm

Wine & Art Scholarship Fundraiser 
Sponsored by the Pentwater Women’s Club to raise funds for scholarships for Pentwater seniors. Tickets $25/advance; $30/at door. Held at the Park Place- 750 N. Rush St., Pentwater.

Tuesday, August 31st, 7pm

Manistee Shoreline Showcase: Headwinds Blues Project 
Blues, Rock, & Soul music. First Street Beach, Douglas Park- 100 S. Lakeshore Dr., Manistee. 

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