Muskegon County Calendar of Events – 08/28/17 – 09/05/17

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Lighthouse Tours
August 28 and 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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 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.


Discover Columbus’ Ships
August 28- 29 @ 9:00am- 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. They will leave port Wednesday at dawn.


Hackley Public Library Movie Night
August 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hackley Public Library, 316 W Webster Muskegon, MI 49440

 Come to Hackley Library to see the movie “The Walk” featuring tightrope walker Philippe Petit as he crosses back and forth between the Twin Towers in 1974. Petit works to accomplish this feat while dealing with logistical problems and the concern of his loved ones. Bring your own snacks and non- alcoholic drinks. The movie runs 123 minutes. For more information, call 231-722-8000.


“Solar Superstorms” Planetarium Presentation
August 29 & 31 and September 5 @ 7:00 pm

Carr-Fles Planetarium, 221 S. Quarterline Rd. Muskegon, MI 49442

Let’s learn more about the sun with “Solar Superstorms” at the Carr-Fles Planetarium! This groundbreaking, 35-minute presentation will lead you into solar tornadoes, magnetic fields, super-hot plasma, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: coronal mass ejections. Free, public shows are at 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. No reservations are needed. For more information, or to schedule a private show at other times for groups of 15-44, call (231) 777-0289


Serene Yoga Summer Beach Yoga Series
August 30 & 31

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).


Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
August 30 @ 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.


Thursday Evenings are FREE at the Muskegon Museum of Art
August 31 @ 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.


Polish Festival
September 1 – 2 12:00pm- 11:00pm

Hackley Park, City block bounded by Webster and Clay and Third and Fourth Streets Muskegon, MI 49440

Muskegon Polish Festival will take place over Labor Day weekend at historic Hackley Park in Downtown Muskegon! Enjoy Polish food, polka music, dancing, cultural activities, children’s area, a Catholic mass, and much more. People of all ethnicities are invited for an authentic Polish experience and a unique venue in the heart of Muskegon. For more information, e-mail or visit the website.


Maranatha Free Summer Concert
September 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference Tabernacle, 4759 Lake Harbor Road Norton Shores, MI 49441

Join Maranatha for a summer concert by David Pendleton! All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information visit or call (231) 798-2161.


Pancakes on the Beach
September 2 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Pere Marquette Public Beach, 3510 Channel Drive Muskegon, MI 49441

Make Pancakes on the Beach part of your Labor Day weekend celebration! The Muskegon Lions are cooking up all the pancakes you can eat, as well as sausage, coffee and juice at beautiful Margaret Drake Elliott Park at Pere Marquette Beach on Lake Michigan. The cost is only $7 for adults and $3 for children (under 12). Proceeds benefit the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired programs and services. For more information, call 231-744-1904.


White Lake Nature Walks
September 2 @ 10:30 am

White Lake Chamber of Commerce, 124 W. Hanson St. Whitehall, MI 49461

Discover the beauty of the White Lake area! Local naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas and cover a variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife. The walks are appropriate for adults and begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and snacks if needed. Other optional items include: sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, sketchpad, and pencils or pens. Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe. Please call 231-893-4585 to confirm or if you have questions. No children allowed without parents.


Yoga on the LST 393
September 3 @ 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.


13th Annual Cars for Cancer Fundraiser
September 3 – September 4

Mercy Health Lakes Village, 6401 Prairie St Norton Shores, MI 49444

Come to the Mercy Health Lakes Village Sunday & Monday for the 13th Annual Cars for Cancer Labor Day Car Show & Cruise! There’ll be 40 classes of classic automobiles with 3 trophies per class as well as Best of Show, People’s Choice and Young Guns Class for those 21 and under For more information, find them on Facebook.


Labor Day Community Walk
September 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Montague Foods, 8718 Water St. Montague, MI 49437

The White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Harborlight Credit Union, and the cities of Montague and Whitehall prepare to host their 11th Annual Labor Day Community Walk! The walk takes place on the Hart/Montague Bike Trail and will begin at the east end of Spring St. located behind Whitehall Products and Montague Foods in Montague. Walkers are more than welcome to continue on the path or may turn around and return to the start point. Healthy refreshments will be available at the Chamber Depot. For more information, call (231) 893-4585.


West Michigan United Labor Day Parade
September 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Downtown Muskegon MI 49440

Labor Day is the holiday in which we recognize and celebrate the contribution of all America’s workers to the growth and continued vitality of our Nation. Everybody loves a parade! This is an all- inclusive community parade through the streets of downtown Muskegon. The parade will start 11:00 am and will end approximately around 12:30pm. It begins at the intersection of 4th St. and Western Ave. and progresses down Western Ave. to Jefferson St. (turning right) and heading towards Clay Ave. The march will continue down Clay Ave. and end at Hackley Park for a post parade celebration! For more information or an application to be in the Labor Day Parade, please contact Jana at 231-638-2741 or


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*Our office will be closed Monday, September 4*