Manistee Area Calendar of Events

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Spring - Summer - Fall - Winter

Visit West Michigan Every Season!


The hot summer sun brings the season for beaches! West Michigan boasts miles of the most spectacular white sand beaches, just waiting for you. Charter fishing, parades, farm markets, festivals, and camping - you'll wish summer lasted just a bit longer.

Here's what goes on during the summer in West Michigan:

West Shore Bank Presents the Rhythm & Dunes Concert Series, Ludington
National Asparagus Festival, Shelby and Hart
Free Fishing Weekend in West Michigan
Ludington Lakestride Half-Marathon
Gus Macker 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament, Ludington
Relay for Life, Ludington
Sunset Beach Bonfires in Ludington
Open Horse Shows, Ludington
Irons Flea Roast & Ox Market
Ludington Freedom Festival
Manistee Forest Festival
West Shore Art Fair, Ludington
Scottville 10 & 31 Celebration
Friday Night Live, Ludington
Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament
Bear Lake Days
Kaleva Days
Local Farmer's Markets
Arcadia Daze
Onekama Days
Western Michigan Fair, Ludington
Gold Coast Artisan Fair, Ludington
Scottville Clown Band/Corn Roast at Historic White Pine Village
Lighthouse Triathlon
Movies in the Park, Ludington
Pentwater Homecoming
Ludington Suds on the Shore Festival
Manistee County Fair
Oceana County Fair
Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival
Pentwater Civic Band Concerts on the Village Green


Autumn presents a wonderful time for slowing down and enjoying a scenic color tour along the country roads of West Michigan. Hayrides, corn mazes, and many family activities are easily found in our rural towns. Fall provides the perfect setting for campfires, conversations, and settling in for a long, cozy weekend.

Here are autumn's biggest events:

Hart Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Local Farmer's Markets
Open Horse Shows, Ludington
Hops & Props, Manistee
Pentwater Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Fair
Apple BBQ Cook-Off Festival, Silver Lake
Color Tour
Fall Salmon Run
Ludington Octoberfest
Pentwater Oktoberfest
Autumn Day at Historic White Pine Village
Manistee Ghost Ship
Halloween & Trick-or-Treating
Fall Events
Rifle Deer Season


West Michigan turns into a frosty wonderland. A pristine, white countryside beckons you to cross country ski, snowmobile, ice fish, or just play in the snow! This is the season for sparkly lights, hot chocolate by the fire, and new beginnings.

Winter's activities include:

Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows
Snowshoe Making Classes at Ludington State Park
Ludington "Aglow on the Avenue" Christmas Parade
Christmas Activities in Ludington and nearby Communities
Manistee Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend
New Years Eve Lighted Ball Drop
Guided Snowshoe Walks at Ludington State Park
Snowmobile on the Hart-Montague Trail
Hockey Tournaments at West Shore Community Ice Arena
Pure Ludington Brrrewfest
Home & Garden Show
Ice Fishing Tournaments
WinterFest in Pentwater & Hart
Free Fishing Weekend


Nature awakens. During this freshest of seasons, West Michigan's orchards begin to blossom in an array of color, with tulips and daffodils in full display. It's a wonderful time to take a drive in the country to delight your senses. Maple syrup days are here and thoughts turn to warmer weather and all the activities that lie ahead.

Some of the area's biggest spring events include:

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Events
Ludington Lake Jump
Silver Lake ORV area opens
Earth Day Celebration
Ludington Petunia Parade
Baldwin's Blessing of the Bikes
Lighthouses and Farmer's Markets Open
S.S. Badger First Sailing of the Season
Manistee's Tightline for Troops
Last Updated: 07-20-2021 06:11 PM ID: 425