Muskegon County Calendar of Events 10/03/16-10/10/16

Muskegon County Calendar of Events: Monday October 3, 2016 – Monday October 10, 2016

Gettysburg Lecture Series
October 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lakeshore Museum Center, 430 W. Clay Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440
September 12, 19, 26 and October 3 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, come to the Gettysburg Lecture Series at the Lakeshore Museum Center. Muskegon Community College and the Museum are sponsoring a four-part lecture series which precedes a four-day Gettysburg Guided Tour. The cost of the series is $30 for Museum members and $35 for non-members, or $10 per lecture. The cost of the trip is $485. Registration is requested for the lecture. For more information, visit

Richard Mullally-Untold Stories of Muskegon’s WWII Vets
October 3 @ 6:00 pm
USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff St. Muskegon, MI 49441
For more than 10 years, for 6 days a week, Richard has gathered the pictures and stories of Muskegon County’s WW II veterans. When he spoke at the USS Silversides Submarine a few years ago, he had found 2,000 veterans and their families. Now he has found 5,000 and is still going strong! These are the stories of our friends and neighbors that we do not know about. Come hear his captivating stories, and acknowledge. $5 per person

We Are Stars
October 4 @ 7:00 pm
Carr-Fles Planetarium, 221 S. Quarterline Rd. Muskegon, MI 49442
There’s a new show at the Carr-Fles Planetarium! “We Are Stars” is a 35-minute, family-friendly adventure that that spans the billions of years between the Big Bang and modern day, and follows the thread that connects us all to those early times through the atoms from which our bodies are formed. Where did they come from? How did they get here? And is it true that we really are all made of stars?

White Lake Classical Series
October 4 @ 7:00 pm
Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St. Montague, MI 49437
Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for the White Lake Classical Series featuring Anna Nordmoe on violin. The cover is only $5. Come early for dinner at 6:15pm to enjoy Wiener Schnitzel, smashed Yukon gold potatoes, braised red cabbage, a glass of house wine and an apple crisp for only $17. RSVP by calling 231-894-5333.

AhFest: Films Inspired by Dennis Lehane
October 5 @ 6:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 West Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440
Sit back, relax and enjoy a free movie and popcorn during AhFest! “Mystic River,” “Gone Baby Gone,” “Shutter Island” and “The Drop” will be shown during the Muskegon Area Arts and Humanities Festival throughout October. All four movies are based on novels by Dennis Lehane, whose lecture will close the festival on Thursday, October 27. All movies will be shown at 6:00pm on Wednesdays at the Muskegon Museum of Art. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar.

Art & A Glass: Thursday Happy Hour at the Muskegon Museum of Art
October 6 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 West Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440
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.

Harvest Festival at Muskegon State Park
October 7 – October 9
Muskegon State Park, 3560 Memorial Dr.Muskegon, MI 49445
Campers are invited to the Harvest Festival at the Channel Campground inside Muskegon State Park. There’s a hotdog roast Friday at 6:00pm until all the hotdogs are gone! Saturday, start with morning coffee followed by two hours of activities for the children including the egg toss, marshmallow eating contest, pumpkin bowling and a parade! Smokey the Bear will be there for the scavenger hunt, trick or treating and more. For more information, call 231-744-3480.

Haunted Hall
October 7
Muskegon County Fairgrounds, 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd., Fruitport, MI 49415
Haunted Hall, one of the county’s oldest haunted attractions, is back in 2016, and this year it’s designed to be bigger and better than ever. The attraction, which debuted in 1999, will take place at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds, 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd. in Fruitport Township, Fridays and Saturdays, October 1-29. This year’s theme is “The Quarantine Zone” and features three haunts for the price of one; The Foundry, The Bunker and The Containment Zone! Enter all three haunts for only $15.00

 Buster Keaton Society Convention & Film Festival
October 7 @ 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200 Muskegon, MI 49440
Damfino’s make their annual trek to Muskegon for the Buster Keaton Society Convention and Film Festival! Saturday evening October 8 the public is invited to join them at the beautiful Frauenthal Center to see Buster on the big screen with accompaniment on the Barton Organ. Please see their website to attend the convention or to register at To become a member of the Keaton Society visit

First Fridays Series
October 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Muskegon, MI
Muskegon’s new First Fridays Series will take over the sidewalks, street corners and stages of downtown Muskegon first Friday of every month! Tonight it’s “Fire & Acoustics!” Enjoy bonfires and acoustic music on the street corners of downtown Muskegon. For more info, “Like” the First Friday Series Facebook pages or call Ellen at 231-724-3173.

Dias de los Muertos: Opening Reception
October 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Red Lotus Gallery, 356 W. Western Ave.Muskegon, MI 49440
Muskegon Community Arts and the Red Lotus Gallery invite you to the opening reception for “Dias de los Muertos”, a wall to honor those who have passed. Century Club will pay homage to the people in your life who have inspired you. 

The Magic of Bill Blagg
October 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200 Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
Get ready to experience the impossible! The MAGIC of BILL BLAGG LIVE! national tour comes to the Frauenthal Center for one show only! Critics and audiences alike rave about his incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic & illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Referred to as “Houdini Times Ten!” by NBC, Blagg’s Las Vegas style show is packed with NEW mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off-the-cuff personality.

Free Tours of the Hackley & Hume Site for Muskegon County Residents
October 8
Hackley & Hume Historic Site, 484 W. Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440
Tours of the homes of Muskegon’s most well-known lumber barons are free for Muskegon County residents on weekends during the month of October. Saturday hours are 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday hours are 1:00-4:00pm. For more information, call 231-722-7578.


Hearty Bread Bowls and Soups with Chef Char
October 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440
Hearty Bread Bowls and Soups with Chef Char 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Learn the basics to homemade stocks and broths as the foundation to several soup possibilities. Demo and discuss: Tips for making clear stocks, understand difference between stock, broth and bisque. We will be making hearty bread bowls and two large batches of soup. Older Teens and Adults. Cost $35. Phone: 231-722-3251 or

Hike for the Hungry
October 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Heritage Landing, 1050 7th St., Muskegon, MI 49440
Please join the Muskegon Rescue Mission, Love INC and Catholic Charities for the 4th Annual Hike for the Hungry at Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon. This beautiful park features gorgeous water views making it a pleasure for walkers and runners alike. Sign up now and start raising money for a great cause. Come on your own or form a team. Check-in begins at 8:30am.

Pumpkin Fest
October 8 @ 9:30 am
White Lake Area, Muskegon, MI
Pumpkin Fest features pumpkin pie baking contests, seed spitting contests, pumpkin painting and carving contests, and the festival favorite, the Pumpkin Roll down Dowling Hill with over 700 contestants of all ages. Registration for the roll begins at 9:30am. The White Lake Senior Center will have food specials to go along with vendors selling elephant ears, hot dogs, pizzas, candied apples and more! 231-893-4585

Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour
October 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 610 W. Western Ave. Muskegon
Gather your family and friends to experience the vibrant fall colors at the Depot-to-Depot Fall Color Tour! This free self-guided tour happens October 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. “Color Tourers” can pick up a map at either the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau located in the historic Union Depot at 610 W. Western Ave. in downtown Muskegon or at the White Lake Area Chamber/CVB at the Whitehall Depot 124 W. Hanson St., Whitehall. 231-724-3100 or 231-893-4585

City of the Dead Muskegon
October 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evergreen Cemetery, 391 Irwin Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440
This is Muskegon’s 7th annual “Us & Them” cemetery tours and historical re-enactment of our local founders & fellows! The dates are Saturday, October 8 from 6:00-8:00pm and Sunday, October 9 from 2:00-4:00pm. Tickets are just $5 each and kids under 6 are FREE

Lakeshore Bridal Expo 2016
October 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Muskegon Country Club, 2801 Lakeshore Dr. Muskegon, MI 49441
FREE admission to this annual event in Muskegon for future bride & grooms with their families. Let our teams take care of everything for you. Pre-register at Arrive between 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Muskegon Country Club located at 2801 Lakeshore Dr.

Howling Harbor! Muskegon Artists’ Market
October 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Harbor Theater, 1937 Lakeshore Dr. Muskegon, MI 49441
Harbor Cinema hosts an indoor Artists’ Market every second Sunday of the month from 2:00-4:00pm. The market features live performances by a variety of talented Muskegon performers as well as local artists and crafters. For more information, call 231-375-5228.

City of the Dead Muskegon
October 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Evergreen Cemetery, 391 Irwin Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440
This is Muskegon’s 7th annual “Us & Them” cemetery tours and historical re-enactment of our local founders & fellows! This has been such a huge interest there has been a matinee added to the schedule this year. The dates are Saturday, October 8 from 6:00-8:00pm and Sunday, October 9 from 2:00-4:00pm. Tickets are just $5 each and kids under 6 are FREE