2021 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!


Ludington Freedom Festival
Manistee Forest Festival
West Shore Art Fair, Ludington
Final Friday Experience, Ludington
Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament, Ludington
Bear Lake Days
Kaleva Days
Local Farmer's Markets
Arcadia Daze
Open Horse Shows
Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival
Click here for July Calendar of Events.


Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival
Onekama Days
Western Michigan Fair, Ludington
Scottville 10 + 31 Festival
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.


Local Farmer's Markets
Open Horse Shows, Ludington
Western Michigan Boat, RV, Outdoor & Home Show
Hops & Props, Manistee
Pentwater Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Fair
Apple BBQ Cook-Off Festival, Silver Lake
Octoberfest, Ludington
Click here for September Calendar of Events.


Color Tour
Fall Salmon Run
Oktoberfest, Pentwater
Manistee Ghost Ship
Halloween & Trick-or-Treating
Fall Events
Click here for October Calendar of Events.


Rifle Deer Season
Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows
Ludington "Aglow on the Avenue" Christmas Parade
Click here for November Calendar of Events.


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.


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


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


St. Patrick's Day Parade & Events
Pentwater St. Patrick's Day Parade
Finny Slam Fishing Tournament
Family AfFair in Scottville
here for March Calendar of Events.


Ludington Lake Jump
Ludrock Presents Girls Rock
Silver Lake ORV area opens
Earth Day Celebration
Click here for April Calendar of Events.


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.


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

Discover more festivals and events around Lake Michigan...

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

For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

West Michigan Map
Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.
local advertisement

Last Updated: 07-20-2021 04:57 PM ID: 134