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

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.

 

 

Team Trivia Game Show

June 11 @ 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

June 11 @ 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.

 

 

Miss Michigan Scholarship and Miss Michigan Teen Scholarship Pageants

June 12 – June 16

The Miss Michigan Scholarship and Miss Michigan Teen Scholarship Pageants are coming to the Frauenthal Center June 12-16.  Tickets are available through Star Tickets outlets including Meijer Stores, StarTickets.com (800-585-3737) or through the Frauenthal Center box office by calling 231-727-8001.  Frauenthal Center Box Office Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:00am – 5:30pm

 

 

Writing Workshop with Jack Ridl

June 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 12 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for a Writing Workshop with Jack Ridl!  Jack taught at Hope College from 1971 until retiring in 2006. He is the author of several collections of poetry, and has also published more than 300 poems in journals and has work included in numerous anthologies.  He has given readings of his work and led workshops at colleges, universities, art colonies and other venues around the country.  The cost is $25.  RSVP by e-mailing  bryan@thebooknookjavashop.com.

 

 

Paddle and Pints

June 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 12 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, join Paddle Muskegon for “Paddle and Pints!”  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 SUP or Kayak from 5:30p-7:00p. Parking is within Heritage Landing County Park on the northern pier near the restrooms.  The launch is the sandy bit of shoreline between the northern pier and the LaFarge pier.

The cost is $20.

 

 

Planetarium Show: Incoming!

June 12 & 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3 – June 14, 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. For more information, call (231) 777-0289.

 

 

Evergreen Cemetery Walking Tour

June 14 @ 5:30 pm

Thursday, July 14 at 5:30pm, the Lakeshore Museum Center invites you on a walking tour of Evergreen Cemetery to learn about some of Muskegon’s earliest residents!  Highlighted families will include Hackley, Hume, and Jonathan Walker.  This event covers up to a ½ mile distance outdoors, sometimes in uneven or rough terrain.  Members are free and can register by calling 231-724-5524 or emailing katie@lakeshoremuseum.org.  Non-members can pay $5 fee via PayPal or over the phone.  Register soon, only 25 spots are available.

 

 

Taste of Muskegon / Parties in the Park: Whoopie Cat

June 15 – June 16

Taste of Muskegon will take place on June 15 – 16 in Hackley Park. On Friday June 15th, Whoopie Cat will be providing live music at the event.  Enjoy a “Taste” of the best Muskegon has to offer.  We are showing off our great restaurants, craft brews, boats, music and more!  Details will be added as they become available.  To learn more about the restaurants and events at Taste of Muskegon 2018, visit their new website at www.tasteofmuskegon.org.

 

 

Power Boat Weekend

June 15 – June 17

June 15 – 17, join Lake Effect Boating for their annual “Power Boat Weekend!”  This is a spectator event featuring about 80 boats which hopes to raise over $6,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The fun starts Friday night with the Powerboat Street Party!  15 of the biggest and baddest boats will surround Hackley Park.  See boats with incredible paint designs and engine horsepower up to 2700, while tasting some of Muskegon’s best food and beverage at the Taste of Muskegon.

The fun continues on Saturday as the boats gather outside of the Shoreline Inn on Muskegon Lake at 12:00pm.  At 12:10pm, the boats will travel west on Muskegon Lake for the event favorite, the Parade of Power.  Spectators can watch the boats head to Lake Michigan for the Poker Run anywhere along the channel.  Once out the Muskegon Channel, boats will take off towards White Lake at 12:30pm for the 1st poker stop turning around and heading to Grand Haven for the 2nd.  Boats will return to Muskegon between 2:00 – 4:00pm for poker run stops.

Sunday, June 17 has no formal events, but ‘Sunday Funday’ will include boats rafting-off along the Muskegon State Park Dune Area and in the Breakwater Arms.

 

 

Muskegon Heritage Museum Community Days: Kooimans’ Store – The Neighborhood Corner Market:FREE Tours

June 15 @ 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!  Friday, June 15, the theme is Kooimans Store – The Neighborhood Corner Market,” featuring guests George Dornbos and his sisters.  For more information, call (231) 722-1363.

 

 

Hackley and Hume Historic Site: All Access Tour

June 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Friday, June 15 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, come to the Hackley & Hume Historic site for the “All Access Tour!”  Go where no visitor has gone before!  Registration is required, but they will accept walk-ins if there is room.  To reserve your spot, contact Aaron Mace at aaron@lakeshoremuseum.org or 231-724-5534.  The cost is $20 for non-members or $15 for members.

 

 

Movies on Deck: Singin’ in the Rain

June 15 @ 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.  Friday, June 15, it’s “Singin in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly (1954) .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.

 

 

White Lake Arts & Crafts Festival

June 16 – June 17

The 40th annual White Lake Arts & Crafts Festival is happening at Goodrich Park Annex, June 16-17!  This juried arts and crafts festival features continuous entertainment, a food court and over 75 booths.  Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm.  Purchase a variety of hand-made art and crafts such as jewelry, wood furniture, birdhouses, ceramics, items for the garden, clothing, paintings and prints, folk art, leather goods, floral designs, stained glass, signs, children’s toys, and bath items.  A great line-up of musicians will entertain the crowds throughout the weekend with a wide array of music!  There’ll be inflatables for the kids and a variety of carnival type food vendors. For more information on the Arts and Crafts Festival events, contact the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 893-4585 or visit www.whitelake.org.

 

 

Michigan’s Heritage Park Tractor Show

June 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 16 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, come to Michigan’s Heritage Park at Hilt’s Landing for their first ever Tractor Show!  See a wide variety of tractors from years gone by and talk with owners to learn just how far farm equipment has come.  For more information, call (231) 894-0342.

 

 

Yoga in the Park

June 16 @ 8:00 am

Saturday, June 16, Taste of Muskegon invites you to “Yoga in the Park” in Hackley Park!  Bring a blanket or towel, a bottle of water and a sense of zen.

8:00am – 8:45am – Rootdown Yoga·Juice·Greens with a rejuvenating, all levels flow yoga class and peaceful relaxation

9:00am – 9:45am – Blue Horizons Wellness with gentle yoga and guided relaxation

10:00am – 10:45am – Muskegon Yoga Center with a light stretch and a sweet flow style yoga class ending in relaxation

Classes are free and open to all yoga levels.  Beginners are welcome!  For more information, e-mail info@tasteofmuskegon.org.

 

 

Ride United

June 16 @ 8:00 am

With five years in the books, the annual Ride United charity bike ride will be returning to Muskegon this summer.  Ride United, hosted by United Way of the Lakeshore, will take off at 8:00am Saturday, June 16, from downtown Muskegon.  Routes will begin and end at the corner of Third St. and Clay Ave.

Registration costs $35 for a wicking shirt, or $75 for a rider jersey.  Participants will also receive 10 Taste of Muskegon tickets to sample food and refreshment. For more information call 231-722-3134.

 

 

Victorian Tea at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site

June 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, June 16 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, you’re invited to the Hackley and Hume Historic Site for a Victorian Tea!  Tea, lemonade, and coffee will be served, as well as sandwiches and treats provided by Ryke’s Bakery.  Guests are encouraged to bring their fanciest hats to enter a contest and win a prize!  This year’s tea will include a Victorian Clothing presentation given by Wendy Batchelder of Grand Rapids.  The cost is $15 for non-members, $12 for members and $10 for kids.  Reservations are required by contacting Aaron Mace at 231-724-5534 or e-mail aaron@lakeshoremuseum.org.

 

 

Stargazing Paddle

June 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

June 16 from 10:30pm – 11:30pm, join Paddle Muskegon for a “Stargazing Paddle!”  Come explore the light shows overhead on a beautiful summer evening!  Paddles are scheduled as close to a new moon as possible and include interpretation of constellations from their stargazing gurus!  Come on out on your choice of kayak or paddleboard and see how many shooting stars and satellites you can spot!  Participants should be comfortable on the water in the boat of their choosing. For more information, call (616) 745-4287.

 

 

History of Miss Michigan

June 16 @ 3:00 pm

Saturday, June 16 at 3:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center to learn about the “History of Miss Michigan!”  Learn about the history behind the Miss Michigan Pageant and its Muskegon ties while viewing photos and artifacts from past pageants prior to the crowning of Miss Michigan 2018 at the Frauenthal Center.  This event is free to Muskegon County residents and museum members, or $3 admission for out of county residents and non-members.  For more information, call 231-722-0278.

 

 

SJO Supercross Event

June 16 @ 5:00 pm

Saturday, June 16 at 5:00pm, 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.

 

 

Muskegon Clippers Home Game

June 16 @ 7:00 pm – June 17 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, June 16 – 17 at 7:05pm, come to historic Marsh Field as the Muskegon Clippers baseball team plays a home game against the Monarchs!  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 www.muskegonclippers.com.

 

 

Lewis Farms: Free Father’s Day Admission for Dads

June 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 17 from 10:00am – 5:00pm, bring dad out to Lewis Farms and Petting Zoo for Father’s Day!  Dads will enjoy free admission, an apple cinnamon donut, coffee, and most importantly, spending time with the ones who adore him!  For more information, call (231) 861-5730.

 

 

Free Father’s Day Tours for Muskegon County Dads

June 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, July 17 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Muskegon County Dads receive free access to the historic sites of the Lakeshore Museum Center!  Tour the Hackley & Hume Historic Site, the Scolnik House of the Depression Era and the Fire Barn Museum.  No registration is required.  Visitors are welcome to walk-in during open hours.  Tours leave the City Barn (Carriage House) every 20 minutes and leave in groups of 10 or less.  The last tour leaves at 4:00 pm.  For more information, call 231-722-7578.

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS:

 

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

 

 

Roll On Muskegon

June 11 @ 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

June 11 @ 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

June 12 & 14 @ 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 June 13 @ 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: Free Community Dancing and Music

June 14 @ 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.

 

 

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

June 16 @ 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.

 

 

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 www.muskegonlights.org.

 

 

Other ways to get involved

Volunteer for the Lakeshore Art Festival

A unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food and fun along the shoreline in historic Downtown Muskegon. More than 300 artists and crafters will be showcased with fine art in the park, crafts, children’s activities and Michigan food market – all wrapped up in a huge downtown street party atmosphere! Join us on July 5, and July 6, 2019.

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Join Watch Muskegon

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