September 2021

Calendar of Events

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Fall is Near and School is Here!

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

Browse by Week

Wednesday, September 1st, 7pm

LACA Summer Concert Series: Headwinds Blues Project 
Blues, Rock, & Soul music. Waterfront Park- 391 S. William, Ludington. 

Thursday, September 2nd, 5pm-8pm

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

Saturday, September 4th, 12pm-5pm

Brews & Beats 
Craft beer, wine and cider festival in Pentwater. Live music by The Drew Hale Band. Yard games, food trucks, and samplings from over 20 Michigan breweries. Advance tickets are $20; $30 at the door and include a tasting glass and 6 beer samples. Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater.

Saturday, September 4th, 7pm

Sounds from the Forest: General Assembly Big Band 
20-piece orchestra plays Jazz, Pop, & Show Tunes, honoring late founder/director Tom Sheppardson. Wenger Pavilion, Baldwin. 

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Friday, September 10th – Saturday, September 11th

Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival 
Featuring barbecue, music, arts/crafts, car show. Silver Lake.

Saturday, September 11th

Scottville Clown Band Concert 
Clown Band Shell- 105 Green St., Scottville

Saturday, September 11th, 12pm-5pm

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

Saturday, September 18th

Hops & Props on the River 
Downtown Manistee

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Thursday, September 23rd, 10am-1pm

Pentwater Harvest Day 
Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater

Friday, September 24th, 3pm-9pm

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

Friday, September 24th, 6pm-11pm

Octoberfest Pub Crawl 
Visit downtown Ludington businesses for a chance to win prizes and participate in pub games.

Saturday, September 25th-Sunday, September 26th

Pentwater Fall Fest Art and Craft Fair 
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. Village Green- 327 S. Hancock St., Pentwater. 

Saturday, September 25th, 1pm-6pm

Octoberfest Festival 
Kids games, chili walk, live music, German-themed food and beer. Downtown Ludington. 

Sunday, September 26th

Hal Grossman: American Violin
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts- 101 Maple St., Manistee

Thursday, September 30th – Friday, October 1st

Cirque Esprit 
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts- 101 Maple St., Manistee

Seasonal Events & Activities

Top Festivals & Events by Community

There’s no shortage of events and festivals along the lakeshore of West Michigan, no matter what the season. Check out these additional resources to find out what’s going on in various communities.

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