Featured Family Events in July
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!
Sandcastles Children's Museum and the Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Libraries!
Here's a list of family friendly events happening along the lakeshore in July:
June 17th-August 2nd
Free summer meals for kids. Non-income based program offered by the Mason County Central Food Service for all children ages 18 and younger. Serving days are Monday-Friday with the exception of the Upper Elementary which is closed on Fridays. Daily Schedule:
8-8:30am - Breakfast at the Scottville Upper Elementary School- 505 W. Maple St.
11:15am-12:15pm - Lunch at the Scottville Upper Elementary School and Pere Marquette School- 1115 S. Madison St. in Ludington.
11am-12:30pm - Lunch at Emanuel Lutheran Church- 501 E. Danaher St. in Ludington and the Ludington Library- 217 E. Ludington Ave.
11:15am-12:30pm - Lunch at Waterfront Park- 300 S. William St. in Ludington.
Call Mary Ann at (231) 757-5721 for more information.
Wednesday, July 17th-Sunday, July 20th
Baldwin Troutarama. Fun activities, food, music, and more for the whole family in Downtown Baldwin.
Thursday, July 18th-Wednesday, July 24th
Ludington Offshore Fishing Tournaments. Thursday: Ruboy Shootout, Friday: Ladies & Kids' Tournaments, Saturday-Sunday: Pro/Am Tournament, following Tuesday-Wednesday: Big Boys Tournament.
Friday, July 19th-Sunday, July 21st
Kaleva Days. Kaleva School Reunion, food, softball tournament, car show, kids activities, parade, fireworks, and more.
Friday, July 19th, 6-9pm
Manistee Saints vs. Mid Michigan Starz semi-pro baseball games at Reitz Park- 1010 Forest Ave. in Manistee.
Saturday, July 20th
10am - WSCC Muddy Fox Trot 5k mud run with a boot camp style obstacle course at West Shore Community College- 3000 N. Stiles Rd. in Scottville. Benefits the WSCC Student Scholarhship Fund.
10am & 1pm - WMOEC Garden Tractor Pulls at the West Michigan Old Engine Club Grounds- 700 S. Scottville Rd. in Scottville. Dead-boat pull at 10am and transfer sled pull at 1pm.
4-10pm - Ludington Pyratehead Club Buccaneer Bash at the Ludington Boat Club- 502 Lake St. in Ludington. Food, music, kids activities, and more to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
Thursday, July 25th
2:30-4pm - Antique Car Show at Oakview Medical Care Facility parking lot- 1001 Diana St. in Ludington. Sponsored by the Pere Marquette Motoring Club.
8-10pm - Sunset Beach Bonfire at Stearns Park in Ludington. Live music by the Pangea Steel Drum Band.
Friday, July 26th-Sunday, July 28th
Arcadia Daze - Craft show, auto muster, 5k, kids activities, parade, and more in Arcadia.
Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival - Local theatre troupe performs a traditional rendition of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" preceded by a comedic, abridged version of Othello in Ludington's Rotary Park. Friday & Saturday performances at 7pm, Sunday matinee at 2pm.
Saturday, July 27th-Sunday, July 28th; 1pm & 3:15pm
Manistee Saints vs. Midland Tribe semi-pro baseball games at Reitz Park- 1010 Forest Ave. in Manistee.
Saturday, July 27th
7am-4pm - Car Show in Downtown Hart.
12-5pm - Big Sable Point Lighthouse Bus Tour featuring live music by High Lonesome. Music from 1:30-3:30pm. Buses transport visitors from Ludington State Park to the lighthouse and back. Round-trip fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.
6pm - West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes Concert featuring Your Generation at Waterfront Park- 391 S. William St. in Ludington. Free concert with donations accepted to benefit local high school music programs.
More Family Fun...
For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:
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.