Muskegon County Calendar of Events 06/06/16-06/12/16

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Crafty Kids
June 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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June 6 from 6:00-7:30pm, bring the kids 8 and up to White Lake Community Center for a craft class where they’ll create projects they’ll be proud of.  All supplies will be provided.  Registration is required at the website below.  For more information, call 231-893-0515.

Feeding the Soul of the City
June 7 @ 12:15 pm
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon hosts the “Feeding the Soul of the City” lunch time concerts! This unique venue provides a pleasant and casual respite from the work and school day by offering fine music in a beautiful setting. The concerts are free and open to the public. A soup and sandwich lunch is available for a small price or you can bring a bagged lunch. Concerts are held from 12:15-12:45pm on Tuesdays. Call 231-722-2112 for more information. June 7 it’s the GVSU Steel Drum Ensemble.

Summer Entertaining and Easy Home Catering with Chef Jamie
June 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016: Summer Entertaining and Easy Home Catering with Chef Jamie 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   A fun party doesn’t have to be a ton of work. Learn how to calculate the amount of food and drinks to serve at an outdoor party and turn your backyard into an oasis. We will prepare appetizers and other easy items you can make ahead of time so you can spend time enjoying time with your guests. Cost $30.
Go to and search on Muskegon Farmers Market and all currently scheduled classes will pop up. Also subscribe to our Kitchen 242 Facebook Events Page to receive notification when new culinary events are added.

June 7 and 9 @ 7:00 pm
Check out “Supervolcanoes” at the Carr-Fles Planetarium, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm, May 17 – June 9.  Suitable for ages 8 and up, this visually stunning program takes the visitor on a tour of past and present supervolcanoes on Earth, and then explores those found elsewhere in the solar system.  Audiences will fly down to Neptune’s frigid moon Triton, and onto the ultimate volcanic world: Jupiter’s moon Io.  On a visit to a legendary North American hot spot, Yellowstone National Park, the film asks: can a supervolcano erupt in our time?  No reservations are needed for this 40-minute show, which concludes with a planetarium dome demonstration of the current the night sky.  The planetarium is in room 135 of Muskegon Community College, 221 S. Quarterline Rd, Muskegon. For more information, please call (231) 777-0289 or e-mail

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
June 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place are back every Wednesday starting May 4 (weather permitting) from 5:00-8:30pm.  Antiques, customs, classics and novelty vehicles are all welcome.  Enjoy oldies music and door prizes, too!  Come on down and check out some unique cars and enjoy some Fricano’s pizza and Sweet Treats from Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe!  All Cruise-In participants will be given a coupon for $3 off a dine-in or take-out Fricano’s Pizza purchase.  For more information, call 231-722-7775.

Antique Farm Power Club Show
June 9 – June 11
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Join fellow tractor and engine enthusiasts June 9-11 at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds for this fun family event. The 25th annual Antique Farm Power Club Show will feature antique tractors tractor pulls daily demonstrations kids games a parade flea market and more! For more information please call 616-887-7462.

Art & a Glass: Thursday Happy Hour at the MMA
June 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Every Thursday from 4:00-8:00pm you’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for “Art & a Glass!” Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour! Take a break and enjoy the art with a glass of wine or a great craft brew. General admission is free Thursday evenings from 4:00 to 8:00 pm so take advantage of the opportunity to discover your Museum at no cost. There will be a cash bar. You must be 21 or older to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. For more information call 231-720-2570.

Culinary Classes with Chef Char Morse: Pleasing Party Platters
June 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Thursday, June 9th Girls Night Out: Pleasing Party Platters with Infused Bloody Mary Bar with Chef Char 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. If feeding and entertaining a small crowd is in your future, this class will equip you with the recipes and ideas to be donned as “the hostess with the mostest” by all of your friends. Party Platters are a great way to display hor d’oeuvres and appetizers to feed a small crowd. Even though the serving size of the food is small, each dish can really bring big flavor. The infused vodka makes a brilliant, eye-catching presentation and the resulting Bloody Marty is unmatched by anything found around town. You must be 21 to sign up for this class.  Cost is $45.
Go to and search on Muskegon Farmers Market and all currently scheduled classes will pop up. Also subscribe to our Kitchen 242 Facebook Events Page to receive notification when new culinary events are added.

Summer Reading Kick Off Carnival
June 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Bring the kids to Walker Memorial Library for the Summer Reading Kick Off Carnival, June 10 from Noon-2:00pm!  This community event at the North Muskegon library and in the park will celebrate the beginning of summer reading with a bounce house, trackless train, carnival games, photo booth, PRIZES and so much more.  Some snacks and drinks available while supplies last.  For more information, call 231-744-6080.

Parties in the Park: The Waxies
June 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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For more than 30 year’s Parties in the Park has been a Muskegon institution providing Friday evening entertainment, free admission, and a family-friendly atmosphere! Be a part of the tradition and enjoy your summer evening with us downtown in Hackley Park. There are five local Muskegon food vendors at every party, there’s something for everyone to purchase.  You’ll never go home hungry. This week Muskegon Rotary Club host with entertainment from the Waxies. Happy hour is from 5:00pm-6:00pm with the night ending at 9:00pm. Enjoy!

Movies on Deck: Finding Nemo
June 10 @ 10:00 pm
Sunsets, sea breezes and superstars…they’re all on deck at USS LST 393 Veterans Museum for the popular “Movies on Deck,” most Friday nights this summer on Muskegon’s downtown waterfront.  The films are shown on LST 393’s huge screen on the top deck starting right after sunset, around 10:00pm.  In August, films start about 9:30pm.  There is no charge to attend “Movies on Deck” screenings, although donations to help support the ship’s restoration and veterans museum are always welcome. Moviegoers should bring their own chairs and weather-appropriate clothing.  Popcorn, soda and snacks are available for sale.
Inclement weather will mean a move down inside the giant tank deck of the ship for an indoor showing at 10:00pm.
LST 393 is located at the Mart Dock adjacent to Heritage Landing county park on the downtown Muskegon waterfront. Tour hours are 10:00am – 5:00pm seven days a week with the last tour starting at 4:00pm. For more information, call 231-730-1477 or visit

Ride Free” Weekend
June 11 – June 12
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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging off-road enthusiasts to ride license-free on two different weekends during the summer of 2016!  June 11-12 and August 20-21, residents and nonresidents can legally ride DNR-designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit.  The licenses normally cost $26.25 – $36.25 for riders that use state-designated trails.  All rules found in the ORV Handbook of Michigan Off-Road Vehicle Laws will continue to apply.  ORV maps are available at

Free Fishing Weekend
June 11 – June 12
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Enjoy a weekend of license-free fishing in Muskegon’s awesome lakes, rivers and streams during the Michigan DNR’s Free Fishing Weekend, June 11 & 12.  For more information, call 517-284-6057.

Muskegon Risers Home Game
June 11

Catch the MKG Riser’s playing at home against FC Adrenaline on Saturday, June 11 at Reeths Puffer High School!  You may purchase your ticket online or on game day at the field.  All home games are $5.

Project Fresh Family Fun Day
June 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, June 11 from 8:00am-11:00am, Public Heath Muskegon County WIC invites the community to enjoy a day of FREE activities and crafts!  They are offering activities such as apron decorating, face painting, City of Muskegon fire truck exhibit, trolley rides to the Muskegon Farmers Market and much more! They will also be issuing Project Fresh Coupons to eligible WIC clients.  Remember, this event is absolutely FREE to the community and children of all ages, so tell your friends and family!  For more information, call 231-724-1391.

Culinary Classes with Chef Char Morse: Kid’s Strawberry Class
June 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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Saturday, June 11th – Kid’s Strawberry Class with Chef Char 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Let’s make the “berry best” healthy recipes with strawberries! In this class, we will be making yogurt fruit dips to go with our strawberry and banana skewers, experimenting with strawberry smoothie combinations and making and baking cinnamon flatbread for an amazing strawberry fruit pizza to take home.  Kids ages 7-13. Cost $25.
Go to and search on Muskegon Farmers Market and all currently scheduled classes will pop up. Also subscribe to our Kitchen 242 Facebook Events Page to receive notification when new culinary events are added.

5th Annual Vintage Camper Gathering
June 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Visitors are invited to learn about old-timer camping at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park’s annual Vintage Camper Gathering Saturday, June 11.  The event will be open to other campers and day visitors from 11:00am – 4:00pm.  More than 90 vintage campers and RVs camping in the park – including Airstream, Spartan, Vagabond, Shasta, Holiday Rambler and Serro Scotty models from the 1930s to 1980s are expected to participate in the event.  Visitors will get a firsthand look at the evolution of camping and several generations of camping innovation.  Campers with a vintage trailer, tent or RV who would like to participate in the open house are encouraged to make early reservations and camp in or near campsites 133-230.  There is no charge to participate in the vintage camper gathering, but a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry to P.J. Hoffmaster State Park.

Culinary Classes with Chef Char Morse: Fresh Strawberry Pies
June 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Saturday, June 11th – Fresh Strawberry Pies with Chef Char 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Learn to make a homemade buttery crust and the tricks to baking a successful bottom crust. Fresh strawberries and a homemade strawberry glaze will fill this easy-as-pie recipe. Class participants will each make, bake and take home a pie! Older Teens and Adults. Cost $35.
Go to and search on Muskegon Farmers Market and all currently scheduled classes will pop up. Also subscribe to our Kitchen 242 Facebook Events Page to receive notification when new culinary events are added.

104th Anniversary Gala
June 11 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
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Ready, get set and mark your calendars for June 11 to set sail for the party that kicks off summer, the 104th Anniversary Gala!  This year, a favorite painting in the MMA’s collection, Tunis Ponsen’s Yacht Club Pier, inspires a theme of leisure and maritime fun.  The event will start with a cocktail party that moves to an outdoor tent for gourmet al fresco dining. Raffles, silent & live auctions and dancing will be part of the fun.  Call 231-720-2577 for reservations or more information.