Muskegon County Calendar of Events 06/25/18 – 07/04/18
Monday June 25:
Films at the USS Silversides: Operation Pacific June 25 @ 2:00 pm – June 30 @ 2:00 pm Stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum and 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 June 26:
Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game June 26 & 27 @ 7:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, June 23 – 24 at 7:05pm, 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 Scouts. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.
Free Summer Concert: Magic Bus June 26 @ 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.
Wednesday June 27:
Food Truck Rally June 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Get ready for mid-week family fun at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market with Food Truck Rally located at 242 W. Western Ave. downtown Muskegon. Enjoy a summer evening at the market with food, kids’ activities, music and more! Food tickets are $1 with menu prices varying from vendor to vendor, all starting at $3. For more information, call (231) 722-3251.
Thursday June 28:
Maranda Park Party June 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Bring the kids to Smith Ryerson Park located at 550 Wood St. @ Sumner Ave. for a Maranda Park Party! This season marks the 24th consecutive year that Maranda will bring great entertainment, a huge variety of attractions, great community resources from local nonprofits, and a ton of prizes to local communities in West Michigan. Once again, in working with USDA, Michigan Dept. of Education and local school districts, free lunch will be served to anyone 18 and under starting at 11:30am, while supplies last.
Friday June 29:
Parties in the Park:Kari Lynch Band June 29 @ 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. Sponsor this week is the Muskegon Rotary Club
Yoga at the Light: White River Light Station June 29 @ 9:30 am Summer days are for unwinding and what better way to enjoy a summer’s day than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station! Bring your yoga mats or large towels and water to drink for Yoga. For further information, call Mitch at White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.
Music at the Light: White River Light Station June 22 @ 7:00 pm Come to the White River Light Station for “Music at the Light,” featuring a sing-a-long with Bob Hausler. The tower will be open late and available for tours for the standard admission
charge of $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. All concerts are free! In case of rains, meet at the Fruitland Township Hall (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall). For more information, call (231) 894-8265.
West Michigan Concert Winds: Outdoor Concerts June 29 @ 7:00 pm Join the West Michigan Concert Winds for this FREE summer outdoor concert on the lawn of the old Union Depot Train Station located at 610 W. Western Ave. Enjoy a beautiful evening in downtown Muskegon as the WMCW perform Sousa Band music beginning at 7:00pm. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call 231-780-0273 or the Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 231-724-3100.
Saturday June 30:
Maranatha FREE Summer Concert: AVALON June 30 @ 7:00 pm Visit the 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 guests receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm. Call 231-798-2161 or stop by the front desk to make reservations.
Community Paddle: Muskegon River: Mill Iron Rd. to Richards Park June 30 @ 8:00am – 10:30am Join fellow paddlers on the Muskegon River for a Muskegon Area Community Paddle! If you have a paddle craft, whether it’s a kayak, standup paddle board, canoe or rowboat, you’re invited to join this free event. Those without a paddle craft can rent a kayak from Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service. Participants must have a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device. For more information, or to register or rent a kayak, call 231-740-0227.
Hackley Day Picnic June 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Come to the Hackley & Hume Historic Site for an evening picnic to celebrate “Hackley Day!” This new opportunity invites visitors to enjoy the site in a new and interesting way. The evening will include a picnic on the lawn that will allow visitors to relax before they explore the Hackley and Hume homes, which will be open for casual tours during the event. Hotdogs provided by First Lutheran Church will be available for purchase or you can bring your own food. Visitors 21 and older will also be able to purchase beer. Music by the cover band Great Scott will be in the courtyard between the houses. Visitors will also be invited to play historic games on the lawn. This evening is to allow people to linger, enjoy music, and hang out with their friends and family over the weekend. Adults: $12 Kids: 2-12 $5 Tickets will be needed to enter the event: No registration is required. Visitors are welcome to walk-in during open hours from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Tours will be less structured this night allowing for more of a walkthrough tour through style. The last tickets will be sold at 9:00pm. For more information, call (231) 722-0278.
Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Leprechauns June 30 & July 1 @ 7:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, June 30 – July 1 at 7:05pm, 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 Leprechauns. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.
Sunday July 1:
Film at the USS Silversides: Run Silent, Run Deep July 1 @ 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.
Monday July 2:
Curtis Taylor Duo July 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Come to Hackley Public Library located at 316 W. Webster Ave. for a captivating performance lecture from GRAMMY AWARD winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor! Taylor’s unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities and rhythm melt together for an unforgettable sound that directly connects with the soul of the listener. His lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a level of maturity far beyond his counterparts. Prepare for a fantastic evening of musical stylings from trumpeting and electric piano. For more information, call 231-722-8000.
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
RockStock: 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 muskegonrockstock.com
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 lst393.org 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
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 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 9:00amNoon! 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 231343-8381 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 231-7202570 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.
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
Thank you & Have a great week!