Muskegon County Calendar of Events 07/10/17-07/17/17

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Camp Hogwarts
July 10 @ 9:00 am – July 14 @ 2:00 pm

Monday – Friday, July 10 – 14 from 9:00am – 2:00pm, bring the kids to the Book Nook & Java Shop for “Camp Hogwarts!”

The Ministry of Magic is pleased to announce that 16 lucky young Muggles will be accepted to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this summer! Wizards and witches will receive training in Potions, History of Magic, Charms, Care of Magical Creatures, and Defense Against the Dark Arts.  All students will be required to sit for their O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) at the end of the week- NO EXCEPTIONS.  Please note: It is important that all students have read at least the first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, to fully experience this camp.

$125 includes instruction, field trips, craft materials, plus morning & afternoon healthy snacks.  Bring your own lunch or $5 to purchase lunch (including beverage).  For more information or to register, call 231-894-5333.

Lighthouse Tours
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto
July 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Monday, July 10 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Library for live music from guitarist, Hiroya Tsukamoto!  He’ll take you on an innovative, impressionistic journey
filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York and released six albums as a leader. And he also performed and appeared on major televisions internationally such as NHK (Japanese National Television) and EBS in Korea.  For more information, call 231-722-8000.

Roll On Muskegon
July 10 & 17 @ 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.

Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian

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

Serene Yoga Summer Beach Yoga Series

Serene Yoga will be offering a new Summer Beach Yoga Series through August 31.  Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am and Friday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  $10 drop-in rate.

Join Diana and enjoy the serenity of the Great Lakes as she guides you stretching and balancing poses while focusing on breath-work and relaxation.  This is a mind, body, spirit experience for the whole family.  This class is a biblical based perspective.  Meet at the beach.  Participants should bring a towel, sheet or yoga mat.  All new participants will be asked to fill out liability forms (please come early on your first visit).  Children under 17 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Check with your doctor if you have any concerns prior to taking this class.  For more information please contact or call 231-343-8381 (text for cancellation information).

Healthier You: Gluten Free Cooking with Chef Jamie (Part 1)
July 11 @ 6:30 pm

Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Healthier You: Gluten Free Cooking with Chef Jamie (Part 1)!” Gluten intolerant? Just want to eat healthier?  In this class you will prepare an appetizer, entree and dessert, all gluten free!  This is a two-part series and the second class will be held on Tuesday, July 25.   The cost is $35.  This is a hands-on class, so bring your appetite and there will probably be leftovers to take home. Gluten free eating is easier than you think.  For those who register for both classes, a $5 token will be provided for shopping at the Muskegon Farmers Market.  For more information, call (231) 722-3251.

2017 McGraft Park Free Summer Concert Series
July 11 @ 7:00 pm

Come to beautiful the McGraft Park Bandshell for a series of free, family friendly concerts this summer!  All concerts begin at 7:00pm.  For more information, call the Muskegon Parks Department at 231-724-6991.

• Tuesday, July 11 – West Michigan Concert Winds (pop, jazz, marches)
• Tuesday, July 18 – Steel Doin’ It (Steel Drums)
• Tuesday, July 25 – Theresa’s Boys & the Grabinski Orchestra (polka and ballroom)
• Tuesday, August 1 – Uneven Ground (Celtic)
• Thursday, August 10 – Westside Soul Surfers (jazz, R & B, rock)
• Tuesday, August 15 – Tom Pancy Band (modern jazz)
• Wednesday, August 23 – Blackthorn (traditional Irish music)

Montague Band Shell: Free Summer Concert Series
July 11 @ 7:00 pm

Throughout the summer, every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the Montague Band Shell, join the Arts Council of White Lake (ACWL) for the Free Summer Concert Series!  In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Montague Area Public Schools Center for the Arts located at Montague High School. For more information, call 231-893-2524.

The Line-up:

• 06/20/17 – Uneven Ground
• 06/27/17 – Josh Davis
• 07/04/17 – Lakeshore Big Band
• 07/11/17 – Ben Bedford
• 07/18/17 – Scottville Clown Band
• 07/25/17 – Magic Bus
• 08/01/17 – The Moxie Strings
• 08/08/17 – West Michigan Winds
• 08/15/17 – Soul Syndicate
• 08/22/17 – Shook Twins

Rebel Road
July 13 – July 15

Muskegon’s ‘Rebel Road’ is a family friendly event that emulates the years of success that Bike Time had with “Steel Horse Alley” on Western Ave. with motorcycle parking, beer tents, stunt groups and pyrotechnic shows. The event is happening July 13-16 and coincides with Muskegon Bike Time.  Rebel Road is also adding Rebel Road Family Night from 6:00pm – 10:00pm on July 12 with pony rides, a mechanical bull, live entertainment and beverages! They’ve got an awesome lineup for everyone this year.   Admission is always free in the Beverage Tents, so come on in and enjoy the shows.  All proceeds benefit the Child Abuse Council of Muskegon County.   Check them out on Facebook or for details.

Locations & Band Schedule

Depot Lot 610 W. Western Ave.
​Friday, July 14, 2017

• ReFURBUSHed – 7:00pm
• American Hair Band – 9:30pm

​Saturday, July 15, 2017

• Group Therapy – 6:00pm
• Westside Soul Surfers – 8:00pm
• Let There Be Rock – 10:00pm

​LC Walker Arena Lot 477 W. Western Ave.
​Thursday, July 13, 2017

• Lookin’ Back – 6:30pm
• Wreking Crue – 9:30pm

Friday, July 14, 2017

• Trixy Tang – 6:00pm
• Jasmine Cain – 9:00pm

​Saturday, July 15, 2017

• Bettie Paige – 6:00pm
• Jared Blake – 9:00pm

​Sunday, July 16, 2017

• Natchez Trace – 12:00pm
• Yard Sale Underwear – 3:00pm

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
July 12 @ 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.

Muskegon Clippers Home Game
July 12 @ 7:00 pm – July 13 @ 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!

Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13 at 7:05pm at Marsh Field, come watch as the Clippers take on the Leprechauns.  For more information, e-mail

Muskegon Bike Time
July 13 – July 16

Muskegon Bike Time is back again for 2017 and begins a new decade of promoting Muskegon as a tourist destination, by celebrating all things related to motorcycle enthusiasts.  The event this year will be held July 13 – 16.

Muskegon Bike Time is welcoming two large traveling displays from the Harley-Davidson Corporate Headquarters to Bike Time at Hot Rod Harley Davidson in downtown Muskegon.

The Harley-Davidson Demo Trailer will offer free test drives to patrons, with 16 brand new models to choose from.  Riders will be able to test ride any model they wish at their leisure and on their own.

The Project Rushmore Experience is another Harley-Davidson big rig, retro-fitted to display and provide an interactive experience for patrons on all audio, LED lighting, and other accessories for the new Harley-Davidson Touring line of motorcycles.

Part of the display will be The Harley-Davidson®  JUMPSTART Rider Experience which combines a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a specially-designed, stationary support stand.

• No knowledge or previous motorcycle experience necessary
• Motorcycle will not tip over

You’ll mount the bike, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of trained personnel. Give the throttle a twist and hear that unforgettable Harley sound. Sitting comfortably on the bike, you’ll continue to shift through the gears – all safely and securely attached to the JUMPSTART platform.

This dynamic display uses interactive curved LED monitors that form a wraparound video experience that takes participants through unique landscapes while enjoying their choice of music.  This life like experience is enhanced with the use of fog machines and other technology to simulate the feel of the open road while highlighting the bikes aerodynamics.

In addition to promoting and marketing the third weekend in July as an event for motorcycle enthusiasts, Muskegon Bike Time will focus its attention on providing activities geared especially for the motorcyclist. The focal point of Bike Time activities will be at the Hot Rod Harley Davidson property in downtown Muskegon.  Hot Rod Harley Davidson, located at 129 Shoreline Drive, will be open from 9:00am until 8:00pm each night of Bike Time. Hot Rod Harley provides new and used motorcycles, excellent service, parts, accessories and apparel.

Other motorcycle manufacturers will be present during Bike Time including metric bikes, side by sides and trikes.  In addition, parts and accessory vendors will show their wares and services including LED lighting installation, unique custom image products for motorcycles and state of the art custom made trailers to haul all of your toys.

Relentless Stunts Motorcycle Show will have you on the edge of your seat with nonstop action performing wheelies, smoking tires, and performing tons of crazy “must see to believe” acrobatics.

Additional activities include food service provided by Texas Road House, the Little River beverage tent with Pepsi products, official Bike Time merchandise, and information from Bike Time signature sponsor, Little River Casino Resort.

Muskegon Bike Time will continue to plan and promote a variety of scenic rides, throughout the West Michigan shoreline, for visiting bikers. They include:

Patriot Ride – scenic ride that raises funds to support Every Woman’s Place shelter.
7 Lakes Northern Ride – scenic ride showcasing 7 different lakes and many interesting small towns in West Michigan.
Hot Rod Harley & Downtown – leaving Hot Rod Harley Davidson in downtown Muskegon, cruise the strip of Western Avenue, which is open to motorcycle traffic only, which includes beer tents, brewery’s, restaurants, vendors and other activities.
Pere Marquette Beach – visit one of the most beautiful sugar sand beaches in the country right on Lake Michigan.
Lake Shore Drive Southern Ride – this ride takes you along the Lakeshore to resort town of Grand Haven and the Dutch village of Holland and several lakes and rivers.
• Muskegon Bike Time is encouraging others to plan and develop events and activities for the enjoyment of visitors to the Muskegon area.  Please notify Muskegon Bike Time of your activities so they can be promoted in advance to those intending to visit the area.

For more information on Muskegon Bike Time 2017, please visit their website at  or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

Braveheart Raptor Rehabilitation Center
July 13 @ 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
July 13 @ 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.

Lecture: Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
July 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

July 13 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a lecture by Larry Romanelli, Ogema, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians entitled “Little River Band of Ottawa Indians: Our Story!”

Mr. Romanelli will discuss the history and current life of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.  He is a lifelong Muskegon resident and is from the Thunder clan of Odawa Indians.  In 2007, he was elected as the Tribal Ogema, Chairman, and Chief of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in Manistee Michigan. Mr. Romanelli was re-elected to a second term of office in 2011 and an unprecedented third term of office in 2015 which he will serve out until the year 2019.  Along with his tribal work, he is a successful businessman and owner of three businesses in West Michigan.

The event begins at 5:30 with a reception and refreshments.  The lecture begins at 7:00pm.  For more information, call 231-720-2570.

Cooking with Fresh, Local Herbs with Chef Char
July 13 @ 6:00 pm

Thursday, July 13 at 6:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Cooking with Fresh, Local Herbs with Chef Char!”  Curious about what herbs enhance flavor best for particular foods?  Do you grow your own herbs and want new ideas for using them?  Are you curious about what herbs and ingredients make the best compound butter for cooking?  Class participants will try pesto, compound butter, oils for dipping and a chicken dish made with class creations.  Class size is limited to 15.  The cost is $35.  For more information, call (231) 722-3251.

2017 Summer Theatre Festival
July 13 – August 18 @ 7:30 pm

The 2017 Summer Theatre Festival at Howmet Playhouse happens every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 6 through August 19! All Shows Begin at 7:30 pm (Unless otherwise noted). Become a Member now for the best value. Make a single purchase, then pick and choose the plays you wish to attend. You will have the opportunity to select your desired membership level as part of the purchase process. Single Show Tickets are $21 for adults and $17 for students. Theater Box Office Hours are weekdays from 1:00 – 5:00pm from July 5 through August 18 and one hour before curtain.

• July 6-8 The Seamstress
• July 13-15 CMU Triple Show Weekend
• July 20-22 The Birds
• July 27-29 WLYT: The Rememberer
• August 3-5 Fox on the Fairway
• August 10-12 The Seafarer
• August 17-18 Exit Laughing

Call (231) 894-4048 for more information.

Music at the Light: Wyatt and Shari Knapp
July 14 @ 7:00 pm

July 14 at 7:00pm, come to the White River Light Station for live music with Wyatt and Shari Knapp!  Known for their sparkling vocals, lush harmonies, and tasteful blend that sets them apart, this personable and engaging husband-wife duo has warmed the hearts of audiences throughout Michigan and beyond.  While remaining true to their traditional and Americana roots, their music reaches into genres as rich and diverse as bluesy folk, “high lonesome” bluegrass, and timeless classics of the 1940’s.  Shari’s rhythm guitar provides a pleasing foundation for Wyatt’s finger-style and flat-picking guitar leads, as the two serve up fresh arrangements of obscure covers, time-tested favorites and original tunes for audiences of all ages.  For more information, call (231) 894-8265.

Movies on Deck: Enchanted
July 14 @ 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, July 14 is Enchanted (PG).

Dance by the Dock!
July 14 @ 10:00 pm

Every Friday from 10:00pm – Midnight, after you “Party In The Park” come to the Port City Princess to “Dance by the Dock!”  Each dance features a musical theme such as The 80’s, Classic Rock, Endless Summer, Swing, Modern Pop and other great genres to get you in the groove.  There’ll be a full bar, so you’ll need to be 21 or over to attend.  This is not a cruise, but a big party on the boat, and admission is absolutely FREE!  For more information, call  (231) 728-8387.

Honoring Native Heritage Pow Wow
July 15 – July 16

Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16 from 10:00am-4:00pm, come to Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing for the Native Heritage Pow Wow!  A traditional outdoor Pow-Wow offers park visitors the opportunities to see traditional dancers, fancy shawl dancers, jingle dress dancers, and grass dancers.  Native drummers and singers will perform throughout the weekend.  Over a dozen trade booths will offer jewelry, handmade crafts, and bead work.  Traditional Native American food will be available for purchase including fry bread and soups.  Sponsored by Lakeshore Museum Center.  For more information, call 231-894-0342.

Special park hours for the Pow Wow:

Saturday, July 15: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Sunday, July 16 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Fresh Coast Games
July 15

Fresh Coast Games is like no other CrossFit competition that you have ever been to!  Come to beautiful Pere Marquette Beach for this three person (m/m/m or f/f/f) team competition guaranteed to test your fitness in ways that you just can’t when you’re inside the box.  They plan to take full advantage of the sandy shoreline and maybe the water, too.  But what about the barbells?  Don’t worry, a max lift will be one of the day’s highlights.

Included with registration is a one of a kind tank top so that you can show off those weapons of mass destruction as you strut up and down the beach this summer.  In addition, each team will receive a ridiculous grab bag of goodies, as well as a raffle ticket for a few top secret giveaways.  It’s going to be a party with loudspeakers fueling your workouts.  There’ll be two large tents for athletes and guests to relax in between events.  You are encouraged to bring your own pop up tent and beach towels.  Vendor village will feature local businesses, supplement and equipment companies, and MichFit!

This is an RX Competition, but they don’t want to turn anyone away from getting a great workout and suntan.  If your team is unable to perform any of the movements to the standard, you will simply be ineligible for a podium spot.

Movements and Weights that you can expect to see:
• DB weights 45/30
• KB weights 62/44
• C2B Pullups
• T2B
• DL 225/155
• Thruster 115/75
• Team Max Olympic Lift Portion

BAYWATCH – Don’t forget your short shorts and one piece!

MUSCLE BEACH – This will be your opportunity to show off your strength.

A final WOD consisting of the top 3 teams will be held to crown the Fittest of Fresh Coast

A portion of the proceeds will be going to The Old Newsies Goodfellows to aid in their mission of providing gifts to needy children in the Muskegon area.  There will be a donation box for children’s toys.  For more information, visit or check out their Facebook page.

Breakfast at the Farmers’ Market
July 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Saturday, July 15 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.

Creative Saturday
July 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Muskegon Center for the Arts members in creative idea exchanges, inspiration and camaraderie as you work on your own project the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Red Lotus Gallery.  “Creative Saturdays” are for ages 12 and up and are free to the public, but donations are always welcomed. Bring a new or current working project and your own supplies for your artwork; whether it be sewing, drawing or painting projects.  Artists’ trading cards are also available.  For more information visit

25th Annual Celebrate White Lake Day
July 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

July 15 from 10:00am-4:00pm, the White Lake Historical Society will be sponsoring the 25th Annual Celebrate White Lake Day and Wooden Boat Show at the Municipal Marina and Goodrich Park.  This free event features historical–environmental displays in addition to the boat show.  For more information, call 231-894-4313.

Sunset Lighthouse Tours
July 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering sunset tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Saturdays in July from 5:00-8:00pm.  The cost is $2 – $4.  For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit

The MCA – Red Lotus Gallery Open Mic Night
July 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Muskegon Center for the Arts presents Open Mic Night at the Red Lotus Gallery, located in the Century Building, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.  If you have a love for the stage and can perform an activity such as music, anything theatrical, poetry or readings, you may want to express it here or just show up to watch the show.  There is always something new and unique to enjoy.  This event happens on the third Saturday of every month and is for persons 18 years and older.  This is a free event.  For more information, call (231) 206-0426.

Summer Concert Series
July 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Maranatha every Saturday at 7:00pm for their summer concert series!  All concerts are free and open to the public and feature artists like Meredith Andrews, Selah and Ellie Holcomb.  For more information, visit or call (231) 798-2161.

Jazz at the Swan
July 15 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, July 15 at 7:30pm, come to the White Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast for “Jazz at the Swan,” a fundraiser for the 8th Annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival!  This special backyard event will feature the Tom Hagen Trio. and is a benefit for the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival.  Tickets are only $15 and include wine and light hors d`oeuvres.  A limited number of tickets are available in advance at the Arts Council of White Lake Nuveen Center, the White Swan Inn, and at

All proceeds will help underwrite the cost of the 2017 White Lake Chamber Music Festival, August 3-13.  More information about the Festival, including a full schedule, is available at

Star Gazing Open House
July 15 @ 9:00 pm

The Muskegon Astronomical Society is a 501(C3) non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to enjoy and promote amateur astronomy.  The activities of the society give amateur astronomers opportunities to meet and share experiences with others interested in amateur astronomy.  The Society was founded in 1972, incorporated in 1978, and given 501(C3) non-profit status in 1987.  They have gone from a small dome in town to a multi-building complex at the Muskegon Wastewater System.  Today the society continues to flourish thanks to the hard work and dedication of its members.

You are invited to a Star Gazing Open House Saturday, July 15 at 9:22pm (sunset) at their observatory.  There is no charge.  They will be viewing the night sky with telescopes.  As you wait for night, you might get a tour of the facility or a presentation.  They’ll introduce you to amateur astronomy and have plenty of handouts on how to get started.  If an open house is cloudy, it’s cancelled.  If weather conditions are questionable, call (231) 777-1013 to find out the status of a particular event.

Come equipped!  Flashlights can be helpful for finding your way around in the dark, but should be kept directed toward the ground so as not to interfere with observing activities.  Insect repellent and warm clothing (particularly for feet, head and hands) are strongly encouraged during appropriate seasons.  While the clubhouse has heat and A/C, the rest of the facility is open to the night air.

If you wish to visit the facility at another date and time, wish to bring a group to an open house or wish to schedule a special open house, please contact them via email at before the next regular meeting so they can schedule the manpower needed.

Muskegon Clippers Home Game
July 16 @ 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!

Sunday, July 16 at 7:05pm at Marsh Field, come watch as the Clippers take on the Loggers.  For more information, e-mail