Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Monday July 9:
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.
Tuesday, July 10:
Free Summer Concert Series: Scottville Clown Band
July 10 @ 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.
July 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to Hackley Public Library for a free rock painting class! Are you ready to get creative? Rock out and paint at HPL! Embrace your imagination by painting beautiful “Mandala” designs and lovely ladybugs during their rock painting program! Your painted rocks can decorate your home, your garden, or provide as a nice summer gift. This program is FREE, and all supplies will be provided! Kids are welcome with adult supervision. For more information, call 231-722-8000.
Paddle and Pints
July 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Heritage Landing for “Paddle and Pints!” Come enjoy an evening on the working waterfront of Muskegon, followed by some craft beer from Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.! You will have your choice of single or tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or their giant inflatable Megalodon SUP for an evening cruise. All equipment is provided! The cost is $20 with pre-registration required through Eventbrite. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, they just ask for a suggested donation of $5 for the coordination of the event. Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to the event. For those wanting to register after that please call (616) 745-4287.
McGraft Park Free Summer Concert:
July 10 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy summer evenings filled with music at McGraft Park’s Free Summer Concert Series! Concerts are Tuesdays (except where noted) and begin at 7:00pm. West Michigan Concert Winds will perform tonight
Thursday July 12
Muskegon Heritage Museum: FREE Tour
July 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Muskegon Heritage Museum is offering “Community Days” throughout the 2018 season with free admission sponsored by Consumers Energy Foundation! Thursday, July 12, the theme is ” Commercial Fishing – Peterson Fisheries,” featuring guest Chris Petersen. For more information, call (231) 722-1363.
Crash Course with Motorcycle Collectors
July 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon Museum of Art to meet local motorcycle collectors Clyde Whitehouse, Dr. Mark Campbell, and Mark Fazakerley! Organized in conjunction with American Icon: The Art of the Motorcycle, this event is free and open to the and offers a cash bar. For more information, call 231-720-2570.
July 12 @ 7:30 pm – July 14 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday, July 12 – 14 at 7:30pm, come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Mom’s Gift” by Phil Olson! In this comedy with a heart, Mom has been dead for 11 months and shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission. Like Clarence in “It’s A Wonderful Life,” she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings. Only what the task actually is, is a mystery. There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter who has been ordered by the court to spend Dad’s birthday with him as part of her Anger Management Program. One by one, the family’s secrets are peeled away revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost. There is a surprise ending that will not be divulged here, but suffice it to say, the result is an always engaging, funny evening of love and laughter. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.
Friday July 13
Parties in the Park: Bari Lee Band
July 13 @ 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. Sponsor this week is West Michigan Speedskating Club
Saturday July 14
White Lake Area Nature Walks
July 14 @ 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.
Fresh Coast Fitness Festival 2018
July 14 @ 8:00 am – July 15 @ 8:00 am
It’s the Fresh Coast Fitness Festival 2018 at Pere Marquette Beach! This three person (m/m/m or f/f/f) team competition guarantees to test your fitness in ways that you just can’t inside the box. They plan to take full advantage of the sandy shoreline and maybe the water, too. But, what about the barbells? Don’t worry, a heavy lift event will be one of the day’s highlights.
Included with registration is a one of a kind shirt/tank so that you can show off those weapons of mass destruction as you strut up and down the beach this summer. In addition, each team will receive a ridiculous grab bag of goodies, as well as a raffle ticket for a few top secret giveaways. They want everyone to win something!
It’s going to be a party! The loudspeakers will be fueling your workouts, and The Deck (Muskegon’s best barbeque restaurant) will be fueling your body. The Deck is conveniently located just a Frisbee-toss away from their event on the beach.
This event is rain or shine with two large tents for athletes and guests to relax in between events. One of the tents will double as a back-up workout area if Mother Nature decides not to play nice. They encourage you to bring your own pop up tent and beach towels as there will be plenty of space to sprawl out.
Vendor Village features local businesses offering supplements, clothing and equipment.
Movement standards for each division can be found at their website www.freshcoastfitnessfestival.com.
Honey Bears & Circus Peanuts Super Saturday
July 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bring the kids to the Muskegon Museum of Art for a Honey Bears & Circus Peanuts Super Saturday! This is a free family fun day! Imagine towers of colorful honey bears and a floor COVERED in circus peanuts! Guess what?! It’s actually there at the MMA! Come check it out and make your own art inspired by the fantastical installation, “Perchance to Dream,” created by local artist Michael Peoples. For more information, call 231-720-2570.
• 11:00am and 1:00pm – Family Film: Yogi Bear (120 mins.)
• 11:00am – 1:00pm – Guided Look: Tour “Perchance to Dream: The Art of Michael Peoples” with an MMA docent.
• 11:00am – 2:00pm – Make & Take Circus Peanut Sculpture: Play with your food on Super Saturday as you play, stack, and discover how candy can make a pretty cool sculpture.
Soulful Sudz: Pigeon Hill Brewing
July 14 @ 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 www.muskegonyoga.com.
Adult Summer Watercolors
July 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Come to the Hackley Public Library for an adult water color class! Summer is the time for pops of color, and this free class, led by popular Muskegon artist and children’s book illustrator Lori McElrath-Eslick, will teach you basic techniques of watercolor painting. You will also create a summer-themed artwork to take home with you! For more information, call (231) 722-8011.
July 14 @ 2:30 pm
Come to Hackley Park in Downtown Muskegon for the “Project 7:14” event presented by the Central Assembly of God. Enjoy live music, entertainment, games, activities and free food. There is no admission to this community event for all ages featuring a kid friendly atmosphere. For more information, call 231-777-3938.
Maritime History and Dune Ecology Paddle
July 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Paddle Muskegon invites you to join them at Snug Harbor inside Muskegon State Park for a “Maritime History and Dune Ecology Paddle!” Why did ship captains used to refer to Muskegon as the “Riviera?” When were there more millionaires per capita in Muskegon than anywhere else in the USA? Just how rare are these coastal dunes? What is Muskegon’s tallest dune often referred to as? Come experience Muskegon from the water with their local history buffs and explore the rich history of the area through stories while also getting up close and personal with the living history still surrounding you. These programs may involve both paddling and hiking. Participants can choose from single or tandem kayaks or stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) for their watercraft. The cost is $30 and all equipment is provided. Please pre-register through Eventbrite.com. Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to event. For those wanting to register after that please call the Paddle Muskegon Program Director at (616) 745-4287. Parking is at Snug Harbor within Muskegon State Park, directly across from the park headquarters. Upon entering Snug Harbor take a right and look for the Paddle Muskegon trailer. Participants keeping a vehicle at Snug Harbor during programs must have a “Recreation Passport” as the launch site is within Muskegon State Park. Cancellation policy: In the event of severe weather, they may need to cancel a day’s program. If programs are cancelled due to severe weather all registered participants will receive a full refund.
July 14 @ 5:00 pm
Come to the Muskegon County Fairgrounds for motorcycle and quad racing at the SJO Supercross! Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 11 and under. For more information, call (231) 924-5778.
Maranatha Summer Concert:Richard Allen Farmer
July 14 @ 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 dining 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.
Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Settlers
Saturday July 14 & Sunday July 15 @ 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 Settlers. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.
Farm to Table Dinner with Chef Damon
July 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come to Hidden Creek Farm, 1230 West River Road Muskegon for a farm-to-Table dinner featuring Chef Damon! This will be a wonderful night of the best authentic farm to table dishes with five courses of hand harvested and freshly prepared culinary cuisine. There will be live music as well as a complimentary selection of wines. You are also welcome to bring your favorite beverage. The cost is $100 per person. For tickets visit Eventbrite.com.
Film at the USS Silversides: The Hunt for Red October
July 15 @ 2:00 pm – July 21 @ 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.
Dune Adventurers Camp
July 16 @ 10:00 am – July 20 @ 1:00 pm
Monday – Friday, July 16 – 20 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, bring your kids age 7 – 13 to the Dune Adventurers Camp! Explore the dunes, paddle Muskegon lake, solve nature based puzzles, work through challenge courses, try your hand at archery and slide the summer luge! Sound fun!? They have numerous week long summer camp offerings that will keep your children active and engaged. In their half-day dune adventurers camp campers will take part in a variety of activities from kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding to dune hiking, nature reflection, archery, summer luge, silly games, and challenge courses. For more information call 1-877-879-5843 or register at Eventbrite.com.
Marketing Monday: Leveraging Influencers to Expand the Reach of Your Message
July 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Monday, July 16 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, come to the Muskegon Innovation Hub for a Marketing Monday! The theme will be “Leveraging Influencers to Expand the Reach of Your Message.” When you hear the phrase ‘social media influencer’ who comes to mind? You may be surprised to learn that influencers come in various forms (and sizes!). Conducted by Leandra Nisbet of Stingray Advisory Group. The cost is $10 and you will need to pre-register at eventbrite.com. No walk-ins, no exceptions. For more information, call 616-331-6900.
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 muskegonfarmersmarket.com.
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 muskegonfarmersmarket.com.
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 www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.
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. www.muskegonartmuseum.org
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 Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. 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
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 www.muskegonlights.org.
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 random.org we will select someone’s smiling selfie to snag some Visit Muskegon swag!