Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Learn About Eclipses with the Muskegon Astronomical Society
August 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library, 316 W Webster
Monday, August 14 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library to learn about the eclipse that is coming up on August 21 with Michael Galvin of the Muskegon Astronomical Society. For more information call 231-722-7276
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 www.muskegonlights.org.
“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.
Come to beautiful the McGraft Park Bandshell for a series of free, family friendly concerts this summer! All concerts begin at 7:00pm. Tuesday, August 15 – Tom Pancy Band with modern jazz. For more information, call the Muskegon Parks Department at 231-724-6991.
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.
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. 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. 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 Sereneyoga10@gmail.com or call 231-343-8381 (text for cancellation information).
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! For more information, call 231-722-7775.
Thursday Evenings are FREE at the Muskegon Museum of Art
August 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 West Webster Avenue
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. The exhibition will run May 11 through September 10, 2017. For more information, call 231-720-2570.
Bring the family and your appetite to the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for the big Food Truck Rally! Be sure to bring lawn chairs so you can relax and enjoy an evening of games and excellent food from your favorite vendors. For more information, call (231) 724-6777.
Come to historic Hackley Park in downtown Muskegon for a FREE community event honoring our veterans! Enjoy resource booths, live music, health screenings, kids’ activities, and a free lunch! Lunch is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. For more information, call (231)332-3884.
Visit the White River Light Station for Yoga at the Light! Bring your yoga mats or large towels and water to drink and join in for Yoga! The rain date is August 25. For further information call Mitch Coleman at White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.
Enjoy the last Party in the Park of the season! 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 local Muskegon food vendors at every party, there’s something for everyone to eat and drink. For more information visit www.partiesinthepark.com
Come to The Event Center at Fricano Place for the Event of Events as Harbor Hospice presents the first day of their two-day hospice fundraiser! Tickets are $40.00. Summer in Paradise is the theme of this evening gala that serves as a prelude to the Harbor Hospice Regatta on the 19th at Muskegon Yacht Club @ 11:00am. This unique party features amazing appetizers provided by Harris Hospitality, a cash bar, live entertainment by Black Circle Radio, silent and live auctions, raffles and games. For more information, call 231-728-3442
Visit the White River Light Station for Music at the Light: Oceania Drive Trio! Oceana Drive Trio (formerly known as Beech Grove Trio) performs acoustic Americana, Roots and Rock music. If you like music with grit and a soulful edge, then Oceana Drive Trio is sure to please. Come out for an evening of fresh musical perspective! For more information, call (231) 894-8265.
Sunsets, sea breezes and superstars…they’re all on deck at USS LST 393 Veterans Museum for the popular “Movies on Deck,” on Muskegon’s downtown waterfront. The films are shown on LST 393’s huge screen on the top deck starting about 9:30pm. Enjoy this last movie of the season! For more information, call 231-730-1477. There is no charge to attend “Movies on Deck” screenings, although donations to help support the ship’s restoration. Moviegoers should bring their own chairs and weather-appropriate clothing. Popcorn, soda and snacks are available for sale.
Join Lake Effect Boating as they celebrate the maritime wonders of Michigan! From great beaches and boating, to awesome restaurants, breweries, and community events, you won’t want to miss the fun. The Michigan Maritime Celebration, held August 18 -20 along the Shores of Muskegon, is maritime fun for everyone! For more information, visit www.michiganmaritimecelebration.weebly.com.
Country radio station, WMUS (107.9FM) invites you to join them at beautiful Heritage Landing for Moose Fest 2017! This FREE day of music features many of your favorite artists playing acoustical sets. Listen in or check their website at www.107mus.iheart.com for information on locations where you can pick up your FREE tickets to this great day of music on Muskegon Lake. For more information, call 616-459-1919. (Note: free parking is limited) Gates open at 10:00am
The last Movie on the Beach of the season, come to beautiful Pere Marquette Beach. The movie will start around dusk at Pere Marquette Park (plan to be there by 9:30pm). This month’s movie is “The Croods” (PG). 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 funds for future movie nights. Bring a chair and picnic basket and enjoy!
Join fellow paddlers in the Muskegon Channel for a Muskegon Area Community Paddle! If you have a paddle craft, whether it’s a kayak, standup paddle board, canoe or rowboat, you’re invited to put in at Muskegon’s Harbour Towne Beach 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.
Ross Park in Norton Shores plays host to its 41st Annual Art Fair. There’ll be wonderful displays of hand crafted goods available for purchase as well as an Arts & Dash 5K Run, food vendors and a beverage tent with a live music stage! For more information call 231-799-6802
Maranatha FREE Concert: Meredith Andrews
August 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference Tabernacle, 4759 Lake Harbor Road
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 vacationwithpurpose.org or call (231) 798-2161.
White Lake Area Sportfishing Association Fish Boil
August 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Montague Bandshell, 8636 Water St.
Montague, MI 49437
Come to the Montague Band Shell Saturday, August 19 from 4:00-8:00pm for the White Lake Area Sportfishing Association’s Annual Bill Gillan Salmon Fish Boil! For over 30yrs the WLASA club has perfected and served this wonderful Great Lakes traditional culinary meal to the public every August.
You will receive a generous serving of fresh boiled Salmon, Potatoes & Onion, covered with pure melted butter and a delicious roll for a $10 donation. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Muskegon Center for the Arts – Red Lotus Gallery Open Mic Night
August 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every 3rd Saturday of the Month
The Red Lotus Fine Art Gallery, 356 W. Western Avenue
Muskegon , MI 49440
Muskegon Center for the Arts presents Open Mic Night at the Red Lotus Gallery, located in the Century Building. 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.
Sunday, August 20 at 11:00am, Muskegon Yoga and Pigeon Hill Brewery are teaming up to bring together two loved past times: yoga and beer drinking. Only $10 will get you a 1 hour Vinyasa yoga class (all levels welcome) and a level one beer. Bring your yoga mat and a friend, enjoy a yoga class, then refresh with a beer. Call 231-668-4181 for more information.
Yoga on the LST 393 / Fill the Bus with School Supplies
August 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
USS LST 393 Veterans Museum, 560 Mart St.
Join Rootdown Yoga at the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum for “Yoga on Deck!” This popular, donation based yoga class is designed for all levels, so grab your family, friends, yoga mat and water and come join them for this popular event. No mat? No problem! You can rent one. Suggested donations are $5,(instead of cash this week they are collecting school supplies worth $5) Please check their Facebook page prior to the event in case of weather resulting in cancellation or class relocation. For more information, call (231) 722-9642.
Come to Kitchen 242 at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Sushi Night with Chef Damon!” Learn simple and easy sushi recipes with Chef Damon. Everyone can learn and enjoy the basic art of sushi making! You will have a hands on learning experience that will teach you how to spread, layer, tuck and roll sushi and then taste the fruits of your labor. Pair with some great wine. The cost is $40.00 and class size limited to 15. For more information call (231) 722-3251.
The Muskegon Astronomical Society will have a Star Gazing Open House Monday, August 21 at 12:00pm (noon) to view the solar eclipse 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.
Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center for a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party! There will be a short presentation leading up to the moment of the solar eclipse! Viewing glasses are available for only $1.00! For more information, call 231-724-5524.
Come to Hackley Public Library for live music from the Mark Kahny Trio, consisting of Mark Kahny on keyboard, Mary Rademacher on vocals and rhythm instruments, and Tim Johnson on drums. Together they play some of the best jazz and cabaret standards in West Michigan. Both Mark and Mary are West Michigan Jazz Society Musicians of the Year. Be prepared to dance! For more information, call 231-722-8000.