Muskegon County Calendar of Events 05/13/19 – 05/20/19

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Muskegon Farmers’ Market & Flea Market
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday @ 8:00am – 2:00pm
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market, owned and operated by the City of Muskegon, is dedicated to showcasing the best in locally-grown foods, flowers, nursery stock, handicrafts and baked goods. The Market also hosts The Flea where everything imaginable is sold.
Farmers’ Market summer hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm. The Flea Market is Wednesdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information call 231-722-3251 or visit

Group Bicycle Tour
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet in the parking lot behind Unruly Brewing Company every Tuesday at 6:00pm for a 90 minute group bike ride!  There are five different groups to fit your biking needs and abilities and helmets are strongly encouraged.  Loaner helmets are always available at City Hub Cyclery (585 W. Clay Ave., Downtown Muskegon).  Unruly Brewing Co. is offering $1 off your first post-ride beer!  For more information call Raymond at 231-206-6182.

Aquastar Boat Cruises Open for the Season
May 16
Thursday, May 16, the Aquastar opens for the season! Scheduled public cruises go out every weekend of the season. Join the crew for an afternoon on the water or board after dinner for a beautiful cruise into the sunset. Check the schedule and book your ticket online now by visiting or calling (231) 903-0669.

Paint Your Pet
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday, May 16 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, come to the Muskegon Farmers’ Market and Paint You Pet! Enjoy drinks and friends while you paint a custom piece of your pet. After you register, please email a picture of your pet by April 28 to Your photo will be pre-drawn onto a canvas ready for finishing touches the day of the event. There are only 25 spaces available so time is of the essence! Cost is $40 and will include heavy snacks. Beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are available on

56th Annual White Elephant Sale
May 17 – May 18
Friday, May 17 from 8:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am – 3:00pm, it’s the Muskegon YMCA’s 56th Annual White Elephant Sale! Admission for the early bird sale from 8:00am – 9:00am on Friday is only $5, otherwise, admission is free!  Find great deals on office supplies, sports items, building supplies, books, bicycles, furniture, fabric, carpet remnants, tools, stereos, flat screen TV’s, file cabinets, toys, plumbing fixtures, pictures, hardware, antiques, collectibles, boats and more.
They are a registered non-profit with proceeds earmarked for the YMCA Camp Pendalouan Scholarship Fund. Charitable contribution receipts are available.  Call their donation phone to request a pick-up at 231-727-9900.

Hackley & Hume Historic Site: All Access Tours
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Every third Friday of the month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, you can go where no visitor has gone before on All Access Tours of the Hackley & Hume Historic Site! Explore behind closed doors including attics, porches, and basements of both houses.  Enjoy different themed topics such as restoration, preservation, family stories, new discoveries in the research, the Hackley House during the Red Cross years, the Hume home as a Daycare Center, as well as future projects.  Please RSVP by calling 231-722-7578.  The cost is $20 or $15 for members.

Hennessy’s Comedy Night
May 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Select Fridays from 8:30pm – 10:00pm, come to Hennessey’s Irish Pub for live stand-up Comedy!  Hosted by Tim Locke, Hennessey’s features various stand-up comedians from all over Michigan!  The cover is free!  For more information call (231) 728-3333.

ForeShore Adventure Run
May 18
The ForeShore Adventure Run is rolling, rumbling, tumbling, and running into year 5 Saturday, May 18 at Pere Marquette Beach!  This exciting event will feature over 20 obstacles on a wet and sandy 5k course.  Participants will be able to enter as teams or individuals and register for the competitive flight or non-timed flights.  The 2019 ForeShore Adventure run will feature more climbing, tougher water obstacles, and tons of fun.  The event benefits the Muskegon Rescue Mission’s homeless shelters and food pantries.  For more information, visit

Armed Forces Day at Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am – 6:00pm, come to Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo for Armed Forces Day!  This national holiday recognizes and honors those who are serving or have served in the U.S. Military.  This is your day, and Lewis Farms wants you to feel the love and appreciation they have for all service members!  Active, retired, and veteran members of the U.S. Military along with their spouse and children will receive free admission.  For more information call 231-861-5730.

Sensory Friendly Movies: Where “Shhhhh!” isn’t allowed!
May 18 @ 10:30 am
Family Hope Foundation and Cinema Carousel present a unique movie experience for individuals with special needs and their families. Select Saturdays, enjoy a disability-friendly environment where everyone is welcome to be who they are!  For more information, call Family Hope Foundation at 616-729-8833.
With an audience of your peers, special families can enjoy something fun together that you might not typically be able to do. Brighter lights, lower sound, limited previews and a group of people who understand your child’s disability will make this family outing enjoyable for everyone!  These special event films feature:
• 10:30am showings
• Regular Matinee Pricing
• All movies in 2D and Open Caption
• Seating questions can be directed to the box office
May 18 the featured film is “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu!”

Back Alley Comedy Club: Crank Yankers’ Jim Florentine
May 18 @ 6:30 pm
Saturday, May 18, at 6:30pm and 9:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club to see Jim Florentine! Jim is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, comedian, voice artist, and performer, who is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic’s hit heavy metal talk show series “That Metal Show” alongside Eddie Trunk and now label-mate Don Jamieson.  Jim Florentine is best known for his work on Comedy Central’s show Crank Yankers where he performed the voice of Special Ed, a mentally challenged teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed.  Recently, Jim Florentine opened up the American Carnage Tour for Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer in arenas across the country.  He also appears in the feature film “A Little Help” starring Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesley of The Office) and Chris O’ Donnell (Scent of a Woman).  Jim plays the character Brian, who is Jenna Fischer’s love interest in the film.  “A Little Help” has already won best film in several different film festivals and Jim Florentine appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! on June 22 to promote the movie.

• $35 VIP Tickets, includes Meet and Greet and preferred seating
• $25 General Admission

Buy tickets at the door the day of the show or at  Call (616) 570-8765 for more information.

Mega 80’s
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 18 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for “Mega 80’s!”  Take a handful of your favorite 80’s songs, a splash of some retro fashion, a pinch of panache and an eye-popping video spectacle in the background and what do you get?  The Mega 80’s, of course!  Since their emergence onto the Detroit music scene, the Mega 80’s have taken southeast Michigan by storm.  Now veterans of the 80’s cultural milieu, they are still rocking as hard as ever.  The proof is in the pudding!  They’ve since been bestowed with awards such as:  the Real Detroit’s “Best of…” Best Live Production/Cover Band in 2002, and have won this category every year through 2013!  With all of the continued improvements to the show, from dancers to enhanced video media, the Mega 80’s and Tangerine Moon Productions will continue to fill concert halls and add to your experience.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

S.S. Milwaukee Clipper Annual Fundraiser Auction
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, May 19 at 11:00am, come to the Muskegon Country Club for the S.S. Milwaukee Clipper Annual Fundraiser Auction!  Enjoy a delicious brunch served from 11:00am – 1:00pm and live and silent auctions from 11:00am – 3:00pm.  There’ll also be door prizes, a raffle and cash bar.  Attire is casual.  Tickets are $35 per person and available by calling 231-722-2375 or 231-744-5101.  100% of the proceeds will go to the continued restoration of the Clipper!
Auction Items:
• African Safari
• A stay at The Grand Hotel
• Overnight Stay in the ship “City of Milwaukee”
• Weekend in Auburn, Indiana
• Learn to drive a Model T

May 19 @ 3:00 pm
May 19 at 3:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the Shoreline Symphony Community Orchestra presents, “Symphonicomedy!”  In the spirit of P.D.Q. Bach, Victor Borge, and Spike Jones, the Shoreline Symphony celebrates the lighter side of classical music.  Slapstick, musical jokes, gags, puns… nothing is too far outside the box.  Expect all things hilarious!  Tickets are $10 and $2.  For more information, call 231-727-8001.

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.