Muskegon County Calendar of Events 07/02/18 – 07/09/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Monday July 2:

Film at the USS Silversides: Run Silent, Run Deep
July 2 @ 2:00 pm – July 7 @ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer.  For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.
Tuesday, July 3:

Free Summer Concert Series: Dave Collee Jazz Band
July 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Arts Council of White Lake every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the Montague Band Shell for the ACWL’s 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.

Tuesday & Wednesday July 3 – 4

July 3 – July 4
The 9th annual Muskegon Rockstock will be held on July 3-4 at beautiful Heritage Landing! The mission is to provide a rockin’ family event at a reasonable price that supports all things local. This year’s 2 day 4th of July celebration will feature lots of great food, craft beers, vendors, tried and true music and KIDSTOCK, a Kangaroo Palace special event for kids of all ages. Tickets are $5 per day and will be available at the Heritage Landing Box Office each night starting at 4:30pm, or you can purchase them online and pick up at will call.  Active Military and Veterans are FREE.  Children 3 and up REQUIRE A TICKET and must be accompanied by an adult. Kidstock opens at 5:30 each night, and requires an additional wristband which is FREE with the child’s entry ticket. Gates open at 5:00pm each night, with an amazing Fireworks finale at dusk on the 4th of July. Event Rules: No Fireworks of any kind No Weapons No outside food or beverage No coolers For more information, visit

Wednesday July 4:

Fireworks on Deck: LST 393 Deck
July 4 @ 9:30 pm
Enjoy “Fireworks on Deck” aboard the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum!  It’ the “best seat in the house” for the awesome display over Muskegon Lake.  The World War II landing ship is located at the Mart Dock in downtown Muskegon, just yards from the fireworks site. Seating is $5 per person and you do not need advance tickets. Arrive before 9:00pm before road closes and for the best seats!  More info is at or by calling 231-730-1477.

White Lake Area 4th of July Parade & Fireworks
July 4
Beginning at 10:00am, the White Lake Area 4th of July Parade will travel from Whitehall City Hall to Downtown Montague.  Over 100 entries are involved in this family fun, annual parade.  Fireworks begin at dusk and are viewable from both Montague and Whitehall downtown areas!  For more information or to participate in the parade, call (231) 893-4585

Thursday July 5:

Kayak Sculpture Unveiling Event
July 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Lakeshore Art Festival invites you to the Kayak Sculpture Unveiling Event to celebrate nine new sculptures in Downtown Muskegon!  The sculptures, which incorporate real kayaks, will be installed at various locations Downtown. The unveiling event will begin at 4:00pm at the Olthoff Stage at the corner of W. Western Ave. and Third St.  Attendees will receive a map showing where the kayak sculptures are located and will be invited to participate in a “kayak crawl” to tour the sculptures from 4:30pm – 5:00pm. The event will conclude with a reception at the Muskegon Museum of Art to honor kayak sculpture artists and Lakeshore Art Festival artists from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.  Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. The 2018 kayak sculpture project is one of the ways Muskegon is recognizing Sun Dolphin’s decision to locate their corporate headquarters in Muskegon.  Sun Dolphin, the world’s largest kayak manufacturer, donated kayaks for the sculptures and is the project’s Signature Sponsor. Get all the details at

Lakeshore Art Festival Vendor Reception
July 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Lakeshore Art Festival vendors and the public are invited to mingle and enjoy refreshments at this pre-Festival reception hosted by the Muskegon Museum of Art at the Museum.  This event is free and open to the public and offers a cash bar.  For more information, call 231-720-2570 Michigan’s most popular art fair takes place at various locations around downtown Muskegon Friday and Saturday, July 6 – 7.

Friday July 6

Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Sugar Beets
Friday, July 6 @ 7:00 pm
Come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Scouts!  Admission is only $5! The Muskegon Clippers vs Sugar Beets. For more information, visit

Movies on Deck: Independence Day
July 6 @ 9:00 pm
The 12th annual Movies on Deck film features movies showing at dusk on Friday evenings on the LST 393.  Friday, July 6, it’s “Independence Day” starring Will Smith (1996). 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

Friday July 6 & 7

Lakeshore Art Festival
July 6 – July 7
The Lakeshore Art Festival features a unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food, and fun in beautiful Downtown Muskegon. Experience nearly 300 juried fine art and specialty craft exhibitors, children’s activities, specialty food items, street performers, multiple interactive art stations including Chalk-The-Walk, Color Muskegon and so much more!  This festival was ranked No. 1 in Michigan and No. 27 nationally for 2017 in the Sunshine Artist Magazine!  For more information, call 231-724-3176.

Saturday July 7

Stand Up for the Cure
July 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Standup for the Cure Event features instruction from top local paddleboard experts as well as FREE breast cancer and melanoma screening by Mercy Health, live music and a health and fitness expo.  Attendees will also enjoy a great festival with catered lunch, courtesy of KJ Catering, and beverages.  Boardworks Surf, Standup for the Cure’s national sponsor, leads the visionary family of partners which includes Spectrum Health Cancer Center (Title Sponsor), Mercy Health (Presenting Sponsor), Tom DeVoursney (Presenting Sponsor), Shape Corp, KL Outdoor,  Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, and  Meijer (Gold Partners) and a number of local supporting partners and vendors. Online Registration is now open at
Event Details:
⦁ Location:  Harbour Towne Beach, Muskegon, Mich.
⦁ Date:  Saturday, July 07, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
⦁ For Beginners:  Standup Paddleboard Clinic SUP Clinic for beginners
⦁ Events:  Kid’s race, 5K expert and Fun “Sea of Pink” paddle
⦁ Other things to do:  Industry Health and Fitness Expo with free screenings for Breast Cancer, Live Music, Catered Lunch and Happy Hour with Michelob Ultra and Barefoot Wine, SUP lessons and Demos as well as a Sweepstakes Drawing and Silent Auction

Bark in the Park: Michigan’s Heritage Park
July 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Come to Michigan’s Heritage Park for Bark in the Park!  Pack your pup and family in the car and come on down to Michigan’s Heritage Park for a “Dog Days” weekend event! On this weekend, man’s best friend is welcome to join the fun! Water dishes will be distributed throughout the park for our fluffy friends, but please remember to bring doggy bags for any “gifts,” left behind.  All dogs MUST be leashed.  For more information, call (231) 894-0342.

Mini Carnival for All Ages
July 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 7 from 11:00am – 3:00pm, bring the kids to the C.A.A.M.P Mini carnival!  There’ll be pony rides ($5), games, food, activities and prizes.  Wristbands will be available for $10 each with discounts for families of four or more. 1073 Evanston Ave.

White Lake Area Nature Walks
July 7 @ 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.

Heykoop Veteran Memorial Car Show
July 7 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The 2nd Annual Heykoop Veteran Memorial Car Show & Benefit is happening Saturday, July 7 from 1:00pm – 9:00pm just north of Babbitt’s on Getty St. Proceeds will go towards the suicide prevention charity Lighthouse for Veterans. Show entry fee is $10 with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies to be awarded to the top cars and motorcycles.  General public admission is $5 per person, or free for kids 5 and under.  Show parking starts at 12:00pm and gates open for the public at 12:30pm. This year’s show features a Corn Hole Tournament, pig roast, a silent auction, face painting, a bounce house, 50/50 drawings, a pinning ceremony for all veterans in attendance and live music from Steeple Hill!  For more information, call 231-981-8501 or find Heykoop Veteran Memorial Car Show & Benefit on Facebook.

July 8

Film at the USS Silversides: Operation Petticoat
July 8 @ 2:00 pm – July 14 @ 2:00 pm
Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum this summer.  For the price of an admission ticket to the museum, not only can you explore exhibits in the two-story museum, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McLane and, of course, the USS Silversides Submarine, but at 2:00pm every day you can also enjoy a full-length feature film in their newly renovated, air conditioned theater.


Maranatha Summer Concert: Land of Color
July 7 @ 7:00 pm
Every Saturday evening at 7:00pm, come to Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for a free summer concert.  You can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening Italian buffet in the dinning room.  Dinner begins at 5:00pm.  All dinner guest receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm.  Call 231-798-2161 or stop by the front desk to make reservations.

Roll On Muskegon
Mondays,  @ 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.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 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 at Fricano Place
Mondays @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 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.

Muskegon Farmers’ Market
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market is more than a market, it’s an experience!  The summer market season for 2018 is May – November located at 242 W. Western Ave.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit

Muskegon Flea Market
Wednesday 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Flea Market (at the Farmers’ market) is located at 242 W. Western Ave.  For more information, call (231)722-3251 or visit

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market is open year-round, 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

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.

54th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition Reception
May 21- September 6 @ 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.

Serene Yoga Beach Series: Hoffmaster State Park
Tuesday and Thursday @ 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.

Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place
Wednesdays @ 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

Dancing into the Sunset: Dancing and Music
Thursday, @ 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.  Free and open to the public!  For more information, find “Dancing into the Sunset” on Facebook.

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

Yoga Top Deck of the LST 393
Sundays @ 7:00pm- 8:00pm
Get your down dog on while participating in yoga each Sunday evening. Just $5 a person and the money raised goes back into the community. This is open to everyone (no membership needed) See you on the deck of the LST 393 Veterans Museum (you may even see an amazing sunset at close of class) For more information contact Rootdown Yoga 231-722-9642


•  Come to the Union Depot Building (we have Selfie Stations!) or snap yourself having fun at your favorite Muskegon County attraction.
•  Use our hashtag #VisitMuskegon when you share your photo!
•  Throughout Summer we will search for #VisitMuskegon selfies (remember, we won’t see it unless it is public) on each Wednesday.
•  Using we will select someone’s smiling selfie to snag some Visit Muskegon swag!