Muskegon County Calendar of Events 06/06/17 – 06/12/17

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Feeding the Soul of the City: Ameranouche
June 6 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Tuesday, June 6 from 12:15pm – 12:45pm, everyone is invited to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for the Feeding the Soul of the City lunchtime concert featuring Ameranouche.  This award-winning trio of musicians call their style “Gypsy Flamenco Swing.” Veterans of the Newport Jazz Festival and Djangofest Northwest, they perform music on two guitars and a bass that is “rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant.”  For more information, call (231) 722-2112.

Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun” is playing at the Carr-Fles Planetarium Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 4 – April 21 and May 16 – June 8, 2017 (closed April 22 – May 15 for semester break) from 7:00pm-7:35pm

With rapidly improving technology, the discovery of other planets brings us one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. (Watch the trailer at: This free program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm.  Doors open by 6:45pm and no reservations are needed.  The planetarium is in room 135 of Muskegon Community College.  For more information, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15-44, please call 231-777-0289 or email

Muskegon Clippers Home Game
June 6 @ 7:00 pm – June 7 @ 7:00 pm

Beginning this season, the Muskegon Clippers will now be part of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League!  This extremely well established league has been home to many players who went on to play in the Big Leagues.  In 2016 alone, the Great Lakes League had over 30 players drafted in the MLB draft, including the #11 overall pick, Kyle Lewis who played for the Lima Locos!  This move to the Great Lakes League is a huge step forward for the Muskegon Clippers and will bring high caliber baseball to Muskegon!

Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7 at 7:05pm at Marsh Field, come watch as the Clippers take on the Loggers.  For more information, e-mail

Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian
Through September 10

The Muskegon Museum of Art is one of the finest regional art museums in the Midwest with a 104-year history and an impeccable reputation.  The Museum also owns a complete edition, identified as the 70th of the planned original sets, of The North American Indian, by Edward S. Curtis, internationally recognized as the most comprehensive ethnographic and photographic historical record of Native Americans ever produced.  The astounding work is comprised of twenty volumes of research (containing 2.5 million works of text and thousands of photographs) and 20 portfolios containing an additional 723 photogravures.

May 11 – September 10 of 2017, the Muskegon Museum of Art will present a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of national significance: Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian.

Documenting the lives of western Native American peoples, the stunning portraits and landscapes of The North America Indian, which were created from 1907 through 1930, are considered to be both the greatest artistic collaboration and photographic achievement in history.  A renowned successful celebrity photographer, Curtis threw it all away to pursue a 30-year obsession that nearly destroyed him. In the end, he lost his wealth, fame, marriage, and health, but left behind a monumental achievement: The North American Indian.  For more information, visit

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
June 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place are back every Wednesday (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.

Summer Classical Series
June 7 @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for the Summer Classical Series featuring Steve Thielman on piano.  Come early for dinner at 6:15pm and enjoy Wild Caught Marinated Seasoned Grill Salmon with vegetable, rice and dinner roll.  For more information, call 231-894-5333.

26th Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show
June 8 – June 10

The Antique Farm Power Club is a local West Michigan chapter of the Early Days Gas Engine and Tractor Association.  June 8-10, come to the Muskegon County Fairgrounds for their annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show, featuring  Ford tractors & equipment, Ford lawn & garden tractors, Michigan made gas engines, Farm Tractors, Trucks, Garden Tractors and Gas Engines!  Events include the 8th Annual Ford Model A’s Swap Meet, Tractor and Truck Pulls, Pony Pull, Daily Antique Tractor and Truck Parades, Daily Early Days Equipment Demonstrations and Exhibits, Threshing, Baling, Broom Making, Corn Shelling, Quilting, Butter Churning, Wood Carving, Candle Making, Weaving and Spinning, Flea Market, Kids’ Games and Valve Cover Car Races.  Overnight camping is available.  Entry is $5.  For more information, call (616) 293-1961.

Braveheart Raptor Rehabilitation Center Open House
June 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The purpose of the center is to rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned raptors and return them to the wild in a healthy condition. The center is open to the public from June through October two days per month, the 2nd Thursday and 2nd Sunday of each month from 1:00pm-4:00pm for tours. No admission fee. When you visit the center you will see a number of different species of raptors, including eagles, owls and falcons. In addition to the birds, they have hands on activities to learn more about raptors. They are handicap accessible. Please call in advance to be sure they are open.

Thursday Evenings are FREE at the Muskegon Museum of Art
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00pm, admission is free at the Muskegon Museum of Art!  One of the most highly respected art museums in the Midwest, the marbled halls of the MMA offer a full schedule of permanent collection displays, traveling exhibits and a lovely museum gift shop.  Be sure to check out Edward S. Curtis:  The North American Indian, an event of national significance celebrating the artistic genius and lasting cultural legacy of Edward Curtis, an early-1900s photographer who sacrificed everything for his art, died in obscurity, but left behind one of the greatest artistic collaborations and photographic achievements in history.  The exhibition will run May 11 through September 10, 2017.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Full Moon Float
June 9 @ 12:00 am

At midnight during each full moon from May through September, Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service will be guiding a “Full Moon Float” down the Muskegon River!  They begin at the Creston Rd. launch and end at Veterans Memorial Park.  The cost is only $20 per person and includes a kayak, paddle, life jacket and a glow stick.  The dates for 2017 are May 10, June 9, July 8, August 5, September 8 and October 6.  All the full moon floats depend on mostly clear skies and take 1-2 hours.  Call Guy to reserve a kayak today at 231-740-0227.

Lighthouse Tours
June 9 – 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June from 1:00-5:00pm.  The cost is $2 – $4.  For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit

Party in the Park: Julia & the Greensides
June 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 a summer evening with us downtown in Hackley Park.  There are always five local Muskegon food vendors at every party, there’s something for everyone to purchase.  June 9, the band is Julia & The Greensides, hosted by the Muskegon Jaycees.  Happy hour is from 5:00pm-6:00pm with the night ending at 9:00pm.  For more information e-mail

Movies on Deck: Shrek
June 9 @ 9:30 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

The movie, Friday, June 9 is Shrek (rated PG).

Free Fishing Weekend
June 10 – June 11

Enjoy a weekend of license-free fishing in Muskegon’s awesome lakes, rivers and streams during the Michigan DNR’s Free Fishing Weekend, June 10 & 11.  For more information, call 517-284-6057.

River Paddle
June 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

June 10, join fellow paddlers on the Muskegon River for one of three Muskegon Area Community Paddles this summer!  If you have a paddle craft, whether it’s a kayak, standup paddle board, canoe or rowboat, you’re invited to put in at Mill Iron Rd. and travel to Richards Park for this free community event.  Those without a paddle craft can rent a kayak from Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service for only $5.  Participants must have a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device.  Meet at 8:00am and paddle from 8:30am-10:30am as you commune with fellow kayakers and explore Muskegon’s wonderful waterways.  For more information, or to register or rent a kayak, call 231-740-0227.

Other paddles:

•  Downtown Paddle July 29
•  Channel Paddle August 19

Brought to you by Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service, Lake Effect Boat Time and the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Civil War Encampment
June 10 @ 8:00 am – June 11 @ 4:00 pm

June 10 – 11 from 8:00am-4:00pm, members of the Third Michigan Volunteer Infantry Co. F will be at Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing for a Civil War Encampment!  The men and women of the Michigan Third are as authentic as possible in their dress and manner as they portray what life was like during the Civil War for the military and civilians.  They will set up camp for the weekend which visitors may tour to meet the reenactors.  Each day, a skirmish will be held in Activity Field at the center of the park.

Admission for this special event weekend is $12 for adults and teens, $10 for 65 and older, and $7 for 12 and younger.  Children two and younger are admitted at no charge.  For more information, call 231-894-0342.

Wings of Mercy Careaffaire
June 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

For patients who can’t afford to fly, Wings of Mercy is a unique, nonprofit organization providing free air transportation to distant medical centers.  You can help them in their cause by participating in the “Run for Wings!”  This chip-timed, flat and fast course 5K  is happening Saturday, June 10 at 8:00am at the Executive Air Transport Hangar 2 at the Muskegon County Airport.

Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast provided By Muskegon Host Lions! The cost is $6 or $25 for family of 6.  There’ll also be a Classic Car Show, the Chris Boes Memorial Ride, Static Displays, a Kids’ Zone, as well as Plane and Helicopter Rides!  For more information, call 616-396-1077 or visit the website below.

Breakfast at the Farmers’ Market
June 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Saturday, June 10 from 8:30am-10:30am, come to the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for a Big Farmers’ Breakfast!  Enjoy pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, biscuits, bagels, bread, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes and more.  Water will be served or beverages will be available for purchase.  For more information, call (231) 724-6777.

World Wide Knit in Public Day (KIP)
June 10 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits.  This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you.  Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor! Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.

Saturday, June 10 from 10:30am – 3:00pm, you’re invited to Apple Knits & Purls to join in this international event!  EVeryone will be outside along the building in the grass.  Bring your Knitting/Crochet, a dish to pass and a chair.  Drinks will be provided by Apple Knits & Purls.  Hourly door prizes and games will be played. For more information, call (231) 780-KNIT.

Dad & Daughter Dance Cruise
June 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, June 10 from 4:00-5:30pm, enjoy a Dad & Daughter Dance Cruise aboard the Port City Princess!  Bring your dancing shoes and smooth moves. Ladies, dig out your sundress, fancies or casual attire.  Whether it’s your first dance or not, come join the fun!  $40 includes beverage and dessert.

Call to reserve your spot at 231-343-8381 or e-mail

Muskegon Museum of Art 105th Anniversary Gala
June 10 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The theme of the Muskegon Museum of Art’s 105th Anniversary is “Chasing Light:  Celebrating The North American Indian!”  June 10 from 5:30pm – 11:00pm, don’t miss the party that kicks off summer!  This year’s event is inspired by the major summer exhibition Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian.  The event will start with a cocktail party that moves to an outdoor tent for gourmet al fresco dining.  Raffles, silent and live auctions, and dancing will be part of the fun.  Invitations will be mailed to MMA members.  Reservations are open first to MMA members and sponsors.  For more information or tickets, call 231-720-2570.

Muskegon Clippers Home Game
June 10 @ 7:00 pm – June 11 @ 7:00 pm

Beginning this season, the Muskegon Clippers will now be part of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League!  This extremely well established league has been home to many players who went on to play in the Big Leagues.  In 2016 alone, the Great Lakes League had over 30 players drafted in the MLB draft, including the #11 overall pick, Kyle Lewis who played for the Lima Locos!  This move to the Great Lakes League is a huge step forward for the Muskegon Clippers and will bring high caliber baseball to Muskegon!

Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 at 7:05pm at Marsh Field, come watch as the Clippers take on the Monarchs.  For more information, e-mail

Print It!
June 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday, June 11 from 9:30am – 4:30pm, the Muskegon Heritage Museum will present a special exhibition about Intaglio and Letterpress Printing in the MHM print shop featuring copper-etched plates and relief wood blocks as well as glass plate negatives from the collection of the Muskegon Heritage Museum, including a special demonstrations and hands-on workshop on the techniques and tools used in Intaglio and Letterpress printing.  These tools and techniques are just like those used by Edward Curtis in the early part of the 20th century when he created the stunning photogravures of The North American Indian.   For more information, call 231-722-1363.

Howling Harbor! Muskegon Artists’ Market
June 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Back to the Bricks Promotional Tour: 2017 Heritage Promo Tour
June 11 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Promo Tours each June are a time of adventure and camaraderie for hundreds of classic car owners.  The tours are designed to generate enthusiasm for Back to the Bricks with mini car shows in each locale along the way and tours of automotive facilities and museums for the participants.  Routes have included parts of Ohio, Indiana, and a host of cities in Michigan with communities vying  to be included.  200 classic and antique cars will line Western Ave. in Muskegon June 11 from 4:00pm – dusk.  For more information visit

Roll On Muskegon
June 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Roll on Muskegon” is a fun, community, bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Muskegon.  Bikers meet every Monday at the downtown Muskegon Farmers’ Market.  This easy 8 mph, family friendly ride begins at 6:30pm.  For more information, find them on Facebook.