Muskegon County Calendar of Events 06/04/18 – 06/11/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Crafting Yarn Flowers
Monday, June 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Springtime is crafting time at Hackley Public Library!  Monday, June 4 at 6:00pm, come for a crafting session that will give you the chance to make your own collection of yarn flowers, as well as decorate a vase for your newly made bouquet.  Your flowers will adorn your springtime months, and carry on through summer.  Everyone is welcome and supplies will be provided.  For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Team Trivia Game Show: Racquet’s
Monday, June 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Team Trivia: Fricano Place
Monday, June 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to The Hideaway Lounge at Fricano Place for Team Trivia, hosted by Brandon Covell.  This is a free event with prizes given to the winning teams!  Team Trivia players will get a $3.00 discount on Fricano’s Pizza during the event.  For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

Michigan Notable Book Author Speaks: Cindy Hunter Morgan, HARBORLESS
Monday, June 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
From Wayne State University Press:  “Harborless,” a collection of poems informed by Great Lakes shipwrecks, is part history and part reinvention.  The poems explore tragic wrecks in rivers and lakes, finding and forming artistic meaning from destruction and death.  Each poem begins in a real, historical moment that Cindy Hunter Morgan transforms into an imagined truth.  The imaginative element is essential to this work as it provides a previously unseen glimpse into the lives affected by shipwrecks. In addition to winning the Michigan Notable Book Award, Harborless won the 2017 Moveen Prize in Poetry.  Don’t miss this intriguing program with Cindy Hunter Morgan!  For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Planetarium Show: Incoming!
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3 – June 7, come to Carr-Fles Planetarium at Muskegon Community College for the planetarium show, “Incoming!”  Tag along with robot explorers zooming past rocky asteroids and icy comets, all the way to Pluto, and discover how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout history, changing the course of life on Earth.  Narrated by George Takei, this 2016 program gives audiences a closer look at the scientific advances that may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach planet Earth.  This is a 35-minute presentation.  (The campus will be closed May 8-17 for break between semesters).  For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

Feeding the Soul of the City: Neil Jacobs
Tuesday, June 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The last Feeding of the Soul concert for the season will feature virtuoso guitarist Neil Jacobs at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon.  Neil performs Gypsy and Balkan folk music as well as jazz and fingerpicking styles on 12-string guitar.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Free coffee, tea and cookies will be served starting at 11:30am.  Attendees may bring their own bag lunch to enjoy before or during the concert.  For more information, call (231) 722-2112.

A Bobby Kennedy Conversation
Tuesday, June 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to Hackley Public Library to see and discuss a collection of various items regarding Robert F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death.  Mary McDonald, the collection owner, will be available to give an overview of the collection items and answer questions.  This intriguing event is sure to impress, so mark your calendars for a Bobby Kennedy Conversation!  For more information, call (231) 722-8000.

Antique Tractor and Engine Show
Thursday –Saturday, June 7 – June 9
The Antique Farm Power Club is a local West Michigan chapter of the Early Days Gas Engine and Tractor Association.  June 7-9, come to the Muskegon County Fairgrounds for their annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show, featuring  Ford tractors & equipment, Ford lawn & garden tractors, Michigan made gas engines, Farm Tractors, Trucks, Garden Tractors and Gas Engines!  Events include the 9th Annual Ford Model A’s Swap Meet, Tractor and Truck Pulls, Pony Pull, Daily Antique Tractor and Truck Parades, Daily Early Days Equipment Demonstrations and Exhibits, Threshing, Baling, Broom Making, Corn Shelling, Quilting, Butter Churning, Wood Carving, Candle Making, Weaving and Spinning, Flea Market, Kids’ Games and Valve Cover Car Races.  Overnight camping is available.  Entry is $5.  For more information, call (616) 293-1961.

Taste of White Lake
Thursday, June 7 @ 5:00 pm
Tonight at the Howmet Playhouse is the 10th annual Taste of White Lake, a Michigan-themed street fair!  Enjoy an eclectic mix of local businesses joining forces to provide an evening of fun featuring great food, Michigan beers & wines, live music, art and silent auctions.  It’s all to benefit the Howmet Playhouse!  Don’t miss out on this delicious event!  For more information, visit

History on Tap
Thursday, June 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the Lakeshore Museum Center for “History on Tap,” a historic walking tour of Western Avenue with a brewing spin!  Learn some unique Muskegon history and brewing facts, and visit Muskegon’s own Pigeon Hill Brewing Company and Unruly Brewing Company.  Talk to the brewers and learn more about the production at these two facilities.  The cost is $20 for members or $25 for non-members.  Your ticket includes 1 drink at each brewery.  You must be 21 or older to participate. Only 25 spots are available!  For more information, call 231-722-0278.

Thursday, June 7 @ 7:00 pm
Come to the Frauenthal Theater for “Bewitched,” presented by the Shoreline Symphony Community Orchestra! Preceding the concert at 6:30pm, Shoreline Symphony Director Annette Jurcevic will host a brief discussion about the music, its historical and cultural context, and the composers who wrote it. Tickets: $8 Adult, Students and Children under 18 FREE

Dancing into the Sunset: Free Dancing and Music
Thursday, June 7 @ 7:00 pm
Most Thursdays, May 10 – August 30, come to the band shell in Pomona Park for Dancing into the Sunset!  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and beverages to settle in for a great evening of music and dancing.  The fun begins at 7:00pm with Lakeshore Big Band music celebrating the Lions Club 101st birthday.  Free and open to the public!  For more information, find “Dancing into the Sunset” on Facebook.

PAR-TEE for Paws Golf Outing
Friday, June 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The 3rd Annual “PAR-TEE for Paws Golf Outing” to benefit the Noah Project is happening Friday, June 8 at Chase Hammond Golf Club!  This event is a 4-person scramble and golfers of any skill level are welcome. Check in at noon, shotgun start at 1:00 and dinner and prizes begin at 5:00pm. The cost is $70.00 per golfer and includes 18 holes, cart, two drink tickets, dinner, prizes (Including $10,000 Hole-In-One Cash Prize) and more.  For more information, contact Mary Muir at 269-377-2033 or

Parties in the Park: West Side Soul Surfers
Friday, June 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more than 30 years, 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 your summer evening with us downtown in Hackley Park most Fridays from 5:00pm – 9:00pm in June, July and August. Tonight’s sponsor is Muskegon Sports Council

Muskegon Clippers Baseball –vs- Saginaw Sugar Beets
Friday, June 8 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, June 8 at 7:05pm, Muskegon’s summer collegiate baseball team, the Muskegon Clippers, open their 2018 season at home for a three game home stand against the Saginaw Sugar Beets!  The Clippers will also honor Jim Grevel and all that he has done for baseball, not only for Marsh field but also for the baseball community.  Opening night will also feature free magnet game schedules while supplies last.  Gates open at 6:00pm and the first pitch is set for 7:05.  Admission is just $5.00 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students, and $2 for children 6 – 12.  Kids 5 and under are free!

Movies on Deck: The Lion King
Friday, June 8 @ 9:00 pm
An “all-time best” movie line up is coming the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum deck this summer!  The 12th annual Movies on Deck film series features eight movies showing at dusk on Friday evenings on the LST 393.  The season kicks off tonight with this Disney animated classic. Each showing is free to the public, but donations are welcome.  Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs and weather appropriate clothing.  Popcorn, soda and snacks will be available at the event.  In the event of inclement weather, showings will be moved inside the ship, and will begin at 10:00pm. The museum is open for regular tours from 10:00am – 5:00pm seven days a week with the last daily tour starting at 4:00pm.  More information is available at

Scout Days at Michigan’s Adventure
Saturday, June 9 – June 10
June 9 – 10 Scout Days at Michigan’s Adventure!  Members of various scouting groups will be offered discount admissions. Are you looking for scout activities for your troop?  Scout Days are available to members of scouting programs and their families or troops only.  Tickets purchased at the Scout Days rate of $25 per person are non-refundable and are only valid only on the event dates.  Tickets must be purchased at the park on the day of your outing. Lunch is available for $7.00 per person in their catering area from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  Meal tickets are required and may be purchased along with your admission tickets.  The menu consists of a hot dog, macaroni salad, chips and a soft drink.  Guests may not bring food, beverages or coolers into the park. Wear your uniforms and show your pride in your organization!

White Lake Area Sportfishing Association Kids Fishing Contest
Saturday, June 9 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
The 36th annual Kids Fishing Contest is for kids ages 3 to 16 is happening. Register at Goodrich Park in Whitehall from 7:00am – 10:00am.  Kids will participate in shoreline fishing on White Lake, from Goodrich Park to the White River Fishing Bridge.  The event will award up to 60 winners for the top 10 fish in three age groups by gender.  Gift bags and pizza lunch will be provided to all!  For more information contact Pam Churchill at

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, June 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
6401 Harvey St.
Every Saturday from 9:00am-Noon!  Healthy! Humane! Homegrown is their pledge to use NO synthetic fertilizers, NO synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides, no growth promoting antibiotics and NO GMO’s!  You can find them in the lobby and parking lot of Mercy Health Lakes Village.  For more information, visit

Muskegon Area Smart Commute Kickoff
Saturday, June 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Farmers Market, Saturday, June 9 from 9:00am – 12:00pm to learn about smart commuting!  There’ll be lots of perks from area businesses, and lots of information on how to safely commute.  If you’ve never ridden the bus before, there will even be a MATS bus on hand with MATS staff to help you figure out your route.  Muskegon Area Smart Commute Week (June 11 – 15) encourages the use of healthy alternatives to a single rider transportation. How many ways can you get to work?  To participate in Smart Commute Week and to be eligible for prizes, register online at  It’s absolutely free to participate!

Civil War Weekend at Michigan’s Heritage Park
Saturday, June 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, June 9 – 10 from 10:00am – 4:30pm, come to Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing to experience a Civil War Weekend!  Get lost in the 1860’s with the sights, smells, and sounds of one of history’s most famous conflicts.  See the soldiers in their camp and learn about what their lives were like dealing with the problems and issues of camp life.  Visit the civilians who followed them and learn about how the war affected life back home.  Visitors will also have a chance to watch a battle unfold on the activity field!  There will also be games and activities throughout the park for visitors to explore! “Freedom by the Pen and the Sword,” a talk by Kurt Troutman, will take place at 11:00am each day.  This talk is an introduction to the Emancipation Proclamation featuring President Lincoln’s historic declaration and the role of the First Michigan Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment.   A former US Peace Corps volunteer, his areas of teaching interest include the American Civil War and World War II. Pre-sale tickets are available online. This event is rain or shine and all sales final.  For more information, call (231) 894-0342.

Soulful Sudz: Pigeon Hill Brewing
Saturday, June 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Muskegon Yoga invites you to join them for “Soulful Sudz!”  Enjoy a one-hour vinyasa yoga class on the lawn of the historic Union Depot in downtown Muskegon, and then gather a few doors down at Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. for a community hangout.  Bring your yoga mat and a friend, or come on your own and meet some new friends.  The cost is only $10 for the yoga session (all levels welcome) and a level one beer from Pigeon Hill. Registration is highly encouraged, so sign up online at

Burning Foot Beer Festival 2018 Ticket Release Party
Saturday, June 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This event takes place in the sand at the downtown Muskegon volley ball courts, at the Western Market Chalets.  Enjoy a special Ticket Release Party price of only $45 per ticket for General Admission, with no processing fees. At 5:01pm, tickets will be available online for $45 each, plus a processing fee.  On Sunday, June 10, tickets will be available online for $50 each plus processing fees.  So save 5 bucks plus processing, and have a brew with your friends!  2018 is going to be a great year for Burning Foot so plan on coming down and getting your tickets before they sell out!  For more information, e-mail or visit the website below.

Muskegon Clippers –vs- Sugar Beets
Saturday, June 9 @ 7:00 pm
Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays against the Sugar Beets!  Admission is only $5! In 2018, the Muskegon Clippers will begin their second season as a member of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. For more information, visit the Clippers on Facebook

Free Fishing Weekend
Saturday, June 9 – June 10
Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekends: An annual tradition. Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan’s premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE! All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply.

Fetch Brewing: Feet on the Street
Sunday, June 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Are you ready to kick off summer?  Join Fetch Brewing for “Feet on the Street!”  They’re going to shut down Colby Street and have lots of fun with music, activities, food and more!  Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 10!  For more information, call (231) 292-1048.

Muskegon Clippers -vs- Sugar Beets
Sunday, June 10 @ 7:00 pm
Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays against the Sugar Beets!  Admission is only $5! In 2018, the Muskegon Clippers will begin their second season as a member of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. For more information, visit the Clippers on Facebook

Muskegon Heights Festival
Monday, June 11 – June 16
Rowan Park, City block bounded by Maffet St. E. Broadway Baker St. & E. Columbia
The Muskegon Heights Festival 2018 is June 11-16!  This community celebration features a carnival, food vendors, gospel service, live music, a grand parade and much more!  It’s all happening at Rowan Park on Broadway Ave.  For more information call Mimi at 231-578-2099.

American Heroes Week at Michigan’s Adventure
Monday, June 11 – June 17
American Heroes Week at Michigan’s Adventure!  They will be offering discounts for public safety employees (firefighters, police officers and EMTs) and any member of the Armed Forces a special admission rate of only $26.00 per person. All you need is a public safety employee ID or military ID.  (DD214 or Veteran’s Administration Hospital ID also accepted.)  And as an added gesture of “Thanks” from Michigan’s Adventure, they’ll extend that offer to your spouse and children who enjoy the park with you that week.

Adam Miller: Folk Songs of the Great Lakes
Monday ,June 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Monday, June 11 at 6:00pm, you’re invited to Hackley Public Library for a free concert from Adam Miller playing “Folk Songs of the Great Lakes!”  One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller.  Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies.  For more information, call (231) 722-8000.


Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
June 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 30, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park!  The drop-in rate is $15 or $10 for Michigan residents. For more information please contact  In case of inclement weather, call 231-343-8381 or 231-343-8381 for cancellation information. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks.  To make a camping reservation, visit or call 1-800-447-2757.

The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian
The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian will be on display at the museum May 24 – September 9 as they present 150 photographs that represent the breadth of subjects touched on in the project.  The exhibition also examines criticism of Curtis’s works, and uses the objects themselves to present the dilemmas inherent in understanding the project’s legacy.  The show will also premiere newly acquired copper plates used to create the photogravures, and several of the volumes of The North American Indian.

Roll On Muskegon
June 4 @ 6:30 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.

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The annual Muskegon Community College Student Art and Design Exhibition will be on display in Overbrook Art Gallery May 21 – September 6.  Free and open to the public.  Call the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324 for more information. Summer hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Thursday, and 9:00am – 12:00pm on Friday.

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
Wednesdays June 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place happen from 5:30pm – 8:00pm every Wednesday evening, weather permitting.  Bring your classic car to the parking lot behind Fricano Place, overlooking Muskegon Lake.  They welcome all antiques, customs, classic and novelty vehicles!  DJ Tom Schalk will be playing your favorite songs. Your favorite beverages, Fricano’s Pizza, as well as ice cream and desserts from Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe will be available for purchase!  For more information, call (231) 722-2600.

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours
Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Every Thursday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, you’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a free tour guided by MMA docents, compliments of Meijer!  For more information, call 231-720-2570

Lighthouse Tours
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August from 1:00-5:00pm.  Additionally, there will be Friday and Saturday night tours from 5:00pm – 8:00pm during the month of July.  The cost is $2 – $4.  For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit

White Lake Area Nature Walks
June 9 @ 10:30 am
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 families; no children allowed without parents.  Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month, beginning in June 2 and continuing through October 6.  Walks 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.