Muskegon County Calendar of Events August 21 to 28, 2017

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mark Kahny Trio
August 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Hackley Public Library, 316 W Webster
Muskegon , MI 49440

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. Be prepared to dance! For more information, call 231-722-8000.

Lighthouse Tours
August 21, 24, 25, 26 and 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2017

Muskegon South Pierhead Light
, 1431 Beach St.

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

Roll On Muskegon
August 21 & 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave.

“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.

Serene Yoga Summer Beach Yoga Series
August 22, 24 and 25
P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, 6585 Lake Harbor Rd.

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).

Southern Classic Shrimp & Grits Class
August 22 @ 6:30 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440

Come to Kitchen 242 at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market for “Southern Classic Shrimp & Grits with Chef Jamie!”  Chef Jamie grew up in Louisiana so who better can teach us the classic southern dishes of Shrimp & Grits.  Learn what to pair with it to create a well-balanced meal. Bring your appetite and a container to go. This class is for older teens and adults and class size is limited to 15. The cost is $35. For more information call (231) 722-3251.

Montague Band Shell: Free Summer Concert
August 22 @ 7:00 pm
Montague Bandshell, 8636 Water St.

Join the Arts Council of White Lake (ACWL) for the Free Summer Concert Finale “Shook Twins”.  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.

2017 McGraft Park Summer Concert Series
August 23 @ 7:00 pm
McGraft Park, 2204 Wickham Dr.

Come to beautiful the McGraft Park Bandshell for the season finale family friendly concert. This concert is at 7:00pm. WEDNESDAY, August 23 – Blackthorn: Traditional Irish Music sponsored by the Michigan Irish Music Festival.  For more information, call the Muskegon Parks Department at 231-724-6991.

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
August 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fricano’s Event Center, 1050 W. Western

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.

“Scandal! Illness, Lawsuits & Tragedy”
August 23 @ 5:00 pm – August 24 @ 6:30 pm
Hackley & Hume Historic Site, 484 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States

Visit the Hackley & Hume Historic Site for “Scandal!  Illness, Lawsuits & Tragedy!”  Participate in this illuminating interactive event as a juror in three Hackley and Hume related scandal cases!  This 90 minute experience will reveal untold stories and truth about each family and their past. Due to adult themes and topics, this tour is NOT suitable for children. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 231-724-5535.

Thursday Evenings are FREE at the Muskegon Museum of Art
August 24 @ 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.

Shoreline Jazz Festival
August 24 – August 27
Heritage Landing, 1050 7th St.
Muskegon, MI 49440

Alexander Zonjic’s 4th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival returns to Heritage Landing and other downtown locations in Muskegon Thursday through Sunday.  Enjoy your favorite jazz artists on beautiful Muskegon Lake!  For more information, visit Thursday, August 24 Alexander Zonjic & Friends will perform at The Block (360 W. Western Ave.) at 7:30pm Friday •5:00pm – 9:00pm Jazz in the Park featuring the Muskegon Jazz All-Stars at Hackley Park. FREE! Saturday & Sunday at Heritage Landing for the festival.

Discover Columbus’ Ships
August 25 @ 9:00 am – August 29 @ 6:00 pm
Heritage Landing, 1050 7th St.
Muskegon, MI 49440

The museum ships Nina & Pinta return to the Port of Muskegon’s Heritage Landing Dock August 25-29, with tours conducted from 9:00am to 6:00pm each day. On Sunday, August 27, the Pearl Mist will join the sister ships at Heritage Landing during the Shoreline Jazz Festival!  Don’t miss this exciting weekend in downtown Muskegon! The cost to tour the Nina & Pinta is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 65+, $6 for kids 5-16, free for kids 4 and under. For more information, call (787) 672-2152.

Roosevelt Park Day
August 26
Roosevelt Park, 900 Oak Ridge Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49441

Roosevelt Park Day will be held at locations throughout the Roosevelt Park community.  There’ll be live music, a 5K run/walk race, a pancake breakfast at Westwood Reformed Church, a family bowling tournament at Sherman Bowling Center and a parade beginning at Glenside Blvd. and Broadway Ave. For more information contact Roosevelt Park City Hall at 231-755-3721.

Maranatha Free Summer Concert
August 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference Tabernacle, 4759 Lake Harbor Road
Norton Shores, MI 49441

Join Maranatha Saturday at 7:00pm for a summer concert by Guy Penrod!  All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information visit or call (231) 798-2161.

Muskegon Center for the Arts/Red Lotus Gallery: Creative Saturday
August 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Red Lotus Gallery, 356 W. Western Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440

Join Muskegon Center for the Arts in a creative exchange of ideas, inspiration and camaraderie as you work on your own project or create a new one at the Red Lotus Gallery!  “Creative Saturdays” are for ages 12 and up and are free to the public (donations are always welcome) For more information, find them on Facebook. The Red Lotus Gallery is located at 356 W. Western Ave. in downtown Muskegon in the Century Building’s basement.

Burning Foot Beer Festival
August 26 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pere Marquette Public Beach, 3510 Channel Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441

Beer, music, sand, Lake Michigan, bare feet, art, food – what could be better?  The third annual Burning Foot Beer Festival will ignite Pere Marquette Park beach. Burning Foot is turning up the heat with 65 craft breweries from the Great Lakes region, live music, games and great friends. For more information, visit or check them out on Facebook.

Yoga On the LST 393
August 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
USS LST 393 Veterans Museum, 560 Mart St.

Sundays from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, 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, and proceeds benefit: McLaughlin Grows Urban Farm, 1 in 21 – Healthy Muskegon County, Kids’ Food Basket, and the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum. 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.


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