Muskegon County Calendar of Events 07/17/17 – 07/24/17

Lighthouse Tours
Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 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

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays @ 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.

Through 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
Through August 31
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).

2017 McGraft Park Free Summer Concert Series
Tuesdays @ 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
Tuesdays @ 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:

  • 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 

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
July 19 @ 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.

Egelston/Wolf Lake Festival
July 20 – July 23
July 20-23, the Egelston/Wolf Lake Festival is happening in Flickema Park, featuring a 5K run, movie night, outhouse races, arts and crafts fair, food vendors, children’s activities, music and a parade!  For more information call Alex at 231-788-2308.

Thursday, July 20

  • Free Movie Night – (Dusk)  Come to Beals Park for night of movies and popcorn.  The film will be “Kicking and Screaming” (PG) starring Will Ferrell.

Friday, July 21

  • Beverage Tent – (6:00pm – midnight) Adult beverages and music by Oregon Dreamchild.  Flickema Park
  • Festival Parade – (6:00pm) Parade begins on Park St. at Oakridge Lower Elementary.
  • Outhouse Races – Immediately following the parade on Park St.

Saturday, July 22

  • Arts & Crafts/Kids’ Art in the Park – (9:00am – 3:00pm) Beals Park
  • Fishing Tournament – (8:00am – 3:00pm)  Pig roast to follow
  • Kids’ Games – (11:00am -3:00pm) Beals Park
  • Free Family 5K Walk/Run (8:30am) Beals Park
  • Giant Waterslide (12:00pm – 3:00pm) Beals Park
  • Cornhole Tournament (12:00pm) Flickema Park
  • Softball Tournament – Flickema Park
  • Beverage Tent (6:00pm – 12:00pm) Adult beverages and music by DJ Dave.  Flickema Park

Sunday, July 23

  • Day of Worship – (10:00am) Led by Pastor Dan Smith of Jipson Immanuel Baptist Church, Beals Park.

Thursday Evenings are FREE at the Muskegon Museum of Art
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.

Muskegon Clippers Home Game
July 20 @ 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!

Thursday, July 20 at 7:05pm at Marsh Field, come watch as the Clippers take on the Loggers.  For more information, e-mail

2017 Summer Theatre Festival
Through August 19
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

Auditions will be announced soon! For more information, visit the website below or call (231) 894-4048.

Muskegon County Garden Club Flower Show “Books in Bloom, Cookbook Collection”
July 21 – July 22
Friday, July 21 from 3:30pm – 7:00pm, and Saturday, July 22 from 10:00am – 2:00pm, come to the Norton Shores Library for the Muskegon County Garden Club Flower Show “Books in Bloom, Cookbook Collection!”  This is a standard flower show featuring horticulture, designs, youth exhibits, artistic crafts and educational exhibits.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 231-755-4409.

Yoga at the Light
July 21 @ 9:30 am
July 21 at 9:30am, come to the White River Light Station for Yoga at the Light!  Bring your yoga mats or large towels and water to drink and join SPLKA for Yoga. The rain date is July 28.  For further information call Mitch Coleman at White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.

Party in the Park: Whoopee Kat
July 21 @ 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.  July 21, the band is Whoopee Kat, hosted by the Muskegon Optimists Club.  Happy hour is from 5:00pm-6:00pm with the night ending at 9:00pm.  For more information e-mail

Ravenna Dog Daze & Car Cruise-In
July 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
July 21 from 5:30pm-9:30pm, come to downtown Ravenna for the Ravenna Dog Daze & Car Cruise-In!  There’ll be free dash plaques and goody bags for the first 125 entries.  There’ll also be childrens games, food, the beverage tent, live entertainment, the craft show and raffles.   All proceeds support local charities.  For more information call 231-557-6572.

Movies on Deck: Remember the Titans
July 21 @ 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 21 is Remember the Titans (PG).

Music at the Light: Western Michigan Dulcimer Friends
July 22 @ 2:00 pm
July 22 at 2:00pm, come to the White River Light Station for live music from the Western Michigan Dulcimer Friends!  Come enjoy a Saturday afternoon with a group of acoustic musicians that between them have decades of experience playing folk music, the music of our ancestors handed down through time.  This is the music played in grange halls for square dances.  The musicians will be playing dulcimers, guitars and fiddles to mention a few.  They play for the love of music. Bring your family, your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of folk inspired music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station.  The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge.  For more information, call (231) 894-8265. 

Sunset Lighthouse Tours
Saturdays @ 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

Summer Concert Series
Saturdays @ 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.

Movies on the Beach: Pirates of the Caribbean
July 22 @ 9:30 pm
Saturday night, July 22, come to beautiful Pere Marquette Beach for “Movies on the Beach!”  The movie will start around dusk at Pere Marquette Park (plan to be there by 9:30pm).  This month’s movie is “Pirates of the Caribbean” (PG) starring Johnny Depp.  This event is free and open to the public.  Come on down early to climb to the top of the South Pierhead Lighthouse from 5:00-8:00pm for a small fee.  Donations will be accepted (and are welcomed) in order to cover costs and raise funding for future movie nights.  Bring a chair and picnic basket and enjoy!

Yoga at the Deck
July 23 @ 11:00 am
July 23 at 11:00am, Muskegon Yoga and The Deck are teaming up to bring together two well-loved past times: yoga and beer drinking.  Only $10 will get you a 1 hour Vinyasa yoga class (all levels welcome) and a beer at beautiful Pere Marquette Beach.  Bring your yoga mat and a friend, enjoy a yoga class, then refresh with a beer.

There are limited spots available so register early!  For more information, call 231-668-4181.

Muskegon Clippers Home Game
July 23 @ 7:00 pm – July 24 @ 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 23 and Monday, July 24at 7:05pm at Marsh Field, come watch as the Clippers take on the Monarchs.  For more information, e-mail

Muskegon County Youth Fair
July 24 – July 29
July 24-29, experience the wonders of farm life in West Michigan at the Muskegon County Youth Fair!  Support the local youth while they proudly display their agricultural works of the year and show their prized animals at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds!  For more information, visit