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Muskegon County Calendar of Events  05/21/18 – 05/28/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Marketing Mondays: Communication in a Digital World

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, May 21 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, come to the Muskegon Innovation Hub for their lunchtime series, “Marketing Mondays!” This week’s focus is “Communication in a Digital World” where you’ll learn how to take an integrated approach to communications. Entrepreneurs and small businesses are passionate about the products and services they provide. Translating that passion to sales requires a strategic focus on marketing and promotion. Marketing Mondays at the Muskegon Innovation Hub will provide sound tools, techniques and knowledge that every small business owner and entrepreneur needs to know to effectively engage with customers and increase revenue from sales. Lunch is included! RSVP by noon, Friday, May 18. NO WALK-INS, NO EXCEPTIONS. For further information, please send an e-mail to the Hub at mihubinfo@gvsu.edu.


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 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.


Feeding the Soul of the City: Il Duo Lirico

May 22 @ 12:00 pm

Tuesday, May 22 from 12:15pm – 12:45pm, you’re invited to historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon for a free “Feeding the Soul of the City” concert featuring Il Duo Lirico, a duo with Nancy Steltmann on cello and Robert Byrens on piano, performing the music of Rachmaninoff and Schubert. Both Nancy and Robert have performed for FSOC before and they are immensely talented musicians. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served for free starting at 11:30am. You may bring a bag lunch to enjoy before or during the concert. For more information, call the church at (231) 722-2112.


The Secrets of Bees Speaker Series: What’s the Buzz?

May 22 @ 6:00 pm

Tuesday, May 22 at 6:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the third in a series of lectures, “What’s the Buzz?: Honey Bee Declines and How to Help” presented by Anne Marie Fauvel of the Bee Informed Partnership, University of Maryland. Tickets are free for Muskegon County residents or $3 for non-residents. RSVP by calling 231-722-0278 or e-mail jackie@lakeshoremuseum.org.


Arts, Brushes & Brews

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, May 22 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to Pigeon Hill Brewing for the Arts, Brushes & Brews event! This will be an evening of art, food and fun. The cost is $35 and includes all artist materials to create your own 11″ x 14″ chalk art piece on a Michigan wood cutout. Choose from 6 different designs! Come thirsty, Pigeon Hill has 16 different brews to try!

Customers can bring in their own food or order dinner from Topshelf pizza which is directly across the hall from Pigeon Hill. No outside beverages. For more information, call (231) 375-5184 or just sign up at https://www.hearts4thearts.com/signup/pigeonhillbrewing


Jamming in the Kitchen

May 22 @ 6:30 pm

Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30pm, come to the Norton Shores Library as they host “Jamming in the Kitchen”, a class on making jams and jellies!

Jam and jelly season has arrived! Making jam and jelly involves kitchen chemistry, meaning exact measurements and proper ingredients are important. Discover everything you need to know to preserve that delicious fresh fruit taste with MSU Extension Food & Safety Educator Jane Hart. This program is free and open to the public ages 18 and up, with registration required. For additional information or to register, contact Alison Purgiel, lead librarian, at 231-780-8844 or apurgiel@madl.org . Registration begins one month before the program date.


Planetarium Show: Incoming!

Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm - 7:35 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3 – June 7, 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. (The campus will be closed May 8-17 for break between semesters). For more information, call (231) 777-0289


Mythology Presentation

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, May 22 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Red Lotus Gallery for a Mythology Presentation! To complement the current Realms of Fantasy art exhibit, renowned professor, Bill Jacobs will share his knowledge about Mythology, its history, cultural impact, and importance. This event is free and open to the public. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with downtown Muskegon’s home for art culture, and events! www.facebook.com/RedLotusMuskegon


 Fruitport Old Fashioned Days 

May 23 - May 28

Enjoy good old fashioned family fun at Fruitport Old Fashioned Days May 23-28! This annual event features fireworks, a carnival, community picnic, parade, Lions Ox Roast, a 5K Run, the Community Marketplace and Garage Sale, live entertainment in the band shell and more. This is a wonderful family festival with something for everyone. For more information visit www.fruitportlionsclub.com.


Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place

May 23 @ 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

May 23 @ 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.  This week, Dancing into the Sunset will take place on Wednesday, May 23 with the The Silverado Band!


Street and Macro Photo Walk with Olympus

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, May 23 from 7:15pm – 9:00pm, join The Camera Shop of Muskegon for the “Street and Macro Photo Walk with Olympus!” Downtown Muskegon, from the Monet Garden down Clay Ave., will be the inspiration for this fun photo-walk led by Olympus representative Mike Amico and pro photographer Justin Stubleski. Meet at The Camera Shop at 7:15pm for a quick overview of tips and tricks for street and macro shooting before heading downtown.

Although this event is free, registration through Eventbrite is necessary as space is limited. This event is open to all camera models. For more information, call 231-733-1286.


Tee Up FORE Kids Golf Outing

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, May 24 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm, the Muskegon Country Club hosts the “Tee Up FORE Kids Golf Outing” to benefit the Child Abuse Council. Registration is $125 for individuals and $500 for teams of four. Registration gets you greens fees, play pass, golf cart, lunch, access to driving range, prizes and happy hour. To register, go www.childabusecouncil.org/registration and secure your spot today.

The beautiful Muskegon Country Club features rolling terrain and fescue lined fairways. This Donald Ross gem is as enjoyable to play as it is to view. At 6,697 yards from the back tees, the golf course is relatively short which makes it very playable for the average player but the approach shots and difficult greens will challenge even the best players in the country. Muskegon Country Club, in true Donald Ross fashion, will reward the good shots and penalize the poor ones. www.muskegoncc.com/golf-course


Opening Reception: The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2018 marks the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Edward Curtis. Curtis is today known best for his masterpiece, The North American Indian, a monumental project comprised of 20 volumes of text and over 723 large portfolio prints that catalogued images and ethnography of the Native American tribes of the Western United States. The Muskegon Museum of Art featured the entire collection of The North American Indian over the summer of 2017 in an exhibition that was seen by over 30,000 visitors from every U.S. State and 28 other countries. The exhibition was a celebration of Curtis’s achievement and an examination of the dual nature of its legacy, of the preservation of knowledge and culture, and the harmful perpetuations of stereotypes and prejudices that continue to affect the social and political landscape in our country.

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.

The Opening Reception is happening May 24 from 5:30pm- 8:00pm and is free and open to the public!  For more information, call (231) 720-2570 or visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org.


14th Annual Ribfest 2018

May 25 - May 26

Friday and Saturday, May 25 – 26, you’re invited to VFW Post 2326 for Ribfest 2018! Enjoy live entertainment from Foundation, Perfect Storm, Bill Ellingboe, Three’s a Crowd and Mr. Whooha, as well as Kids’ Tent featuring balloon art and face painting. Of course, the big attraction is those delicious ribs! “Battle of the Bones” contestants include Big Moe’s, Famous Dave’s, Daddy Pete’s BBQ, Stable Inn, Old Iron Bar & Grill, Up in Smoke, Paisley Pig Pub and Porkensteins! There is no cover and the public is welcome! For more information, call Josi at 231-740-4493.

Friday: 5:00pm – 12:30am

  • Foundation 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Perfect Storm 9:30pm – 12:30am
  • Saturday: 11:00am – 12:30am
  • Kids’ Tent (Sponsored by the USS Silversides Submarine Museum) 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Bill Ellingboe 3:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Three’s a Crowd 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Mr. Whooha 9:30pm – 12:30am

Saturday: 11:00am – 12:30am

  • Kids’ Tent (Sponsored by the USS Silversides Submarine Museum) 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Bill Ellingboe 3:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Three’s a Crowd 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Mr. Whooha 9:30pm – 12:30am


Hackley Day: Free Tours for Muskegon County Residents

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 25 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, Muskegon County residents will enjoy free tours of the Hackley & Hume Historic Site! In 1888, the Muskegon Board of Education declared May 25 “Hackley Day” to express their gratitude to lumber baron and philanthropist, Charles Hackley, for donating the money to build a library in downtown Muskegon.  For more information, call 231-722-7578.

Tickets are free for Muskegon County residents. For non-residents normal admission is charged:

  • Combo Ticket $12
  • Adults $10
  • Seniors $8
  • Kids 2-12 $5


Western Market Chalets Open for the Season

May 25 @ 11:00 am

The Western Market Chalets open for the season May 25 in downtown Muskegon, offering a mix of delightful, local products. The businesses are lined up in 12 chalets on W. Western Ave. across from the Farmer’s Market.  http://muskegonwesternmarket.com/

Monday & Tuesday:  ClosedWednesday, Thursday, Friday:  11:00am – 6:00pm (open until 8:00pm 1st Friday of each month)Saturday:  11:00am – 6:00pmSunday:  11:00am – 3:00pm


Gala Dinner Featuring Lt. Commander Matthew D. Post

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, May 25 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, the USS Silversides Submarine Museum invites you to a gala dinner featuring Lt. Commander Matthew D. Post! Lt. Commander Post will share his experiences and stories of serving aboard the USS Michigan nuclear submarine (SSBN 727), US Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) and the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier (CVN 77). This spring fundraiser will be held in the Channel View Room. Catering is by Brann’s Steakhouse. Please reserve your tickets by calling 231-755-1230 or visit the museum website at www.silversidesmuseum.org. The cost is $50.


Open Mic Night

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Every fourth Friday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, the Red Lotus Gallery comes alive with music, poetry, comedy, stories and more. Everyone is welcome to participate, though parental discretion is advised due to adult language and themes. This event is free and open to the public. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with downtown Muskegon’s home for art culture and events! www.facebook.com/RedLotusMuskegon


Lighthouse Tours

Ongoing

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.


Mercy Health Bear Lake Triathlon

May 26 - May 27

The Mercy Health Bear Lake Triathlon is happening Sunday, May 27! This premier, long running, athlete and family friendly event offers an Olympic distance triathlon, sprint distance triathlon and a sprint distance duathlon. Relay teams are also invited to participate in any of the events. All three events will take place at Bear Lake Park which is located behind the North Muskegon High School.

The swim portion will take place in Bear Lake with a beach start. The bike will take athletes out north of the City on smooth county roads and return to the City of North Muskegon. The run takes athletes through the scenic, residential area of North Muskegon where volunteers and spectators will cheer and encourage athletes along the way.

The distances for the events are as follows:

  • Olympic Course Triathlon: 1500 meter swim / 40 – K bike / 10 – K run
  • Sprint Course Triathlon: 750 meter swim / 20 – K bike / 5 – K run
  • Sprint Course Duathlon: 5 – K run / 20 – K bike / 5 – K run
  • Relay teams welcome for all 3 events.

A pre-race expo will take place at North Muskegon High School on Saturday, May 26 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Athletes and family can visit with event sponsors and vendors. Packet pick up, body marking and late registration will also take place at the expo. A free post-race picnic with burgers and hot dogs for athletes and volunteers will take place after you finish the event. For general race information and questions e-mail raceinfo@bearlaketrianddu.com.


Gold Spike Trail Tour

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Gold Spike Trail Tour IV is happening Saturday, May 26 from 8:00am – 5:00pm! The Gold Spike Trail Tour offers cyclists of all abilities a chance to explore the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail and the Musketawa Trail. Funds raised benefit The Friends of the Musketawa Trail (a 501 [c] [3] non-profit) for improved trail amenities, promotion and advocacy. For more information, e-mail the Friends of Musketawa Trail or visit the website below.

The ride features:

  • A one day, organized bicycle ride of one or both trails
  • An out and back route that does not require cyclists to leave the trail at any point
  • Options to ride 12 miles (20K), 25.5 miles (41K), 37 miles (60K), 62 miles (100K) or to turn around at any point on the trail
  • A t-shirt with ride logo guaranteed for all early PAID registrants (early cutoff is April 15, 2018)
  • SAG stations with refreshments and light snacks at Marne (10K), Conklin (20.5K), Ravenna (30K) and Muskegon (50K)


Pickin’ on Pine Market

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Front Porch antique store is commemorating their second anniversary with a big, downtown party! You are cordially invited to their 1st annual “Pickin’ on Pine Market” event! This sale extravaganza will be closing Pine St. between Western Ave. and Clay Ave. to host 48 outstanding vendors from all over the area. So, grab your friends and join them for a celebration of antiques, vintage & revived goods Saturday, May 26 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

If you are a rock star vendor interested in selling at this boutique style market, please email thefrontporchgoods@yahoo.com. There will be 40 10 x 12 spots available for $75.


All Dogs Go to Heaven Motorcycle Run

May 26 @ 10:00 am

The first All Dogs Go to Heaven Motorcycle Run will honor and memorialize 30 dogs that died in a kennel fire in March while raising money for two local organizations. Proceeds from the run will be used to purchase a memorial for the dogs that will be placed at the brand new downtown Muskegon PetSafe Bark Park. The remainder of the funds will be split evenly between the Bark Park and Pound Buddies.

This fundraising motorcycle run will take place on Saturday, May 26 and includes an entire afternoon of riding and stops at six Muskegon-area taverns. Participants can also purchase t-shirts, raffle tickets, and take part in a poker run.

Schedule:

  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Registration at 46 Bar (3015 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon)
  • 11:30am: Kick stands up
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Moorland Tavern (10380 Apple Ave., Ravenna)
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Effin Bar & Grill (5837 Holton Rd., Twin Lake)
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Full Moon Diner & Saloon (3408 Whitehall Rd., Muskegon)
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Pat’s Roadhouse (157 S Getty St., Muskegon)
  • 6:00pm: Watermark 920 (930 Washington Ave., # 1A, Muskegon)

Dinner from Fatty Lumpkin’s Sandwich Shack, a cash bar and entertainment from Segment 6 will all be offered at Watermark 920.


12th Annual Ride to Remember

May 26 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

“Ride, Ride to Remember is a 15-mile bike ride around Spring Lake to benefit Harbor Hospice and The Leila and Cyrus Poppen Hospice residence. Check-in begins at 10:30am and the ride starts at 11:00am, Saturday, May 26 from Fruitport Edgewood Elementary. The registration fee is $15 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 16. Registration includes a free Fruitport Old Fashioned Days lunch at the conclusion of the ride. Advance registration is appreciated for pre-order ride t-shirts which will be available beginning May 11. Registration forms are available at Harbor Hospice, Fruitport Chiropractic Center and Fruitport Lions club or at the website below.

For more information please call Fruitport Chiropractic Center at 231-865-6545, Amy Seymour at 231-728-3442 or 800-497-9559, or email info@HarborHospiceMI.org.

This event focuses on the joy of families spending time together. After the Ride to Remember, why not spend the afternoon enjoying some of the Fruitport Old Fashioned Days events, many of which are free.


Lakeshore Museum Center: American Flag Craft

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 26 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center as they celebrate Memorial Day with an American Flag Craft Saturday Program where you create a make-n-take item to display proudly at home! LMC Saturday Programs are open-house style and run from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the main museum building. Programs are free of charge and museum admission is free for Muskegon County Residents. Non-residents are only $3. For more information, call 231-722-0278.


Blessing of the Boats

May 27

Sunday, May 27, join the Port City Princess and Lake Effect Boating for the 13th Annual Blessing of the Boats. It begins with the “Gathering of the Fleet!” Boats of all types will gather on Muskegon Lake near the Milwaukee Clipper as they prepare for the Parade of Boats. Then, it’s the “Parade of Boats” as vessels follow the Port City Princess down the Muskegon Channel towards Lake Michigan to the South Breakwater Cove. Stick around for the “Ceremonial Washing of the Lighthouse.” Enjoy the show as the Muskegon County Sheriff Pumper boat, ceremonially washes the South Lighthouse representing the start of the boating season! Then, it’s the “Blessing of the Boats” in the South Breakwater Cove as boaters are asked to cruise by the Port City Princess for a blessing from a priest. For more information, visit www.lakeeffectboating.weebly.com.


Armed Forces Appreciation Day at Michigan’s Adventure

May 27 - May 28

Michigan’s Adventure wants to show their Armed Forces appreciation May 27 – 28. They are offering free admission for military personnel of the Armed Forces, and National Guard and Reserve. In addition, military personnel may purchase up to six additional tickets for immediate family members at $26.00 each at the front gate.

Requirements: Guests will be required to show one active military ID, DD-214, Veteran’s designated driver’s license or Veteran’s Administration Hospital ID to qualify for the discount. Tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable and are valid for admission on one of the listed dates only. Tickets must be purchased at the park on the day of your visit.  www.miadventure.com


31st Annual Lost Boat Ceremony

May 27 @ 11:00 am

Sunday, May 27 at 11:00am, the USS Silversides Submarine Museum will be holding the 31st Annual Lost Boat Ceremony. It features a tribute to the 52 submarines that were lost in World War II taking the lives of over 3,500 brave young Americans who remain on eternal patrol to this day. The event ends with the running of the engines of the USS Silversides Submarine – 75 years old and still running with crankshafts made right here in Muskegon.

Everyone is encouraged to take a small amount of their time over Memorial Weekend to participate in an unforgettable event designed to honor the very reason we have this American holiday. There is no charge to attend this event. For more information, call (231)755-1230.

10:00am – Doors open

11:00am – Ceremony begins

  • Special guest speaker – LCDR Matthew Post
  • Warbirds Fly-Over
  • Starting of the USS Silversides engines
  • Free picnic lunch served after the ceremony

 

 

Lighthouse Tours in Honor of the Blessing of the Boats

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In honor of the annual Blessing of the Boats event happening Sunday, May 27, the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy is offering tours of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light from 1:00-5:00pm. The cost is $2 – $4. For more information, call 844-MLIGHTS or visit www.muskegonlights.org.


Duo Trumpets

May 27 @ 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 27 at 6:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for “Duo Trumpets!” Benjamin Hare is a talented trumpet player and aspiring studio orchestra performer with a Bachelors of Music Performance degree from McGill University, where he studied with Professor Richard Stoelzel. Morgan Mitteer has a Bachelors in Music Performance trumpet major with a minor in jazz voice performance entering her third year at McGill University. She is an aspiring studio orchestra performer with experience in solo, chamber ensemble, band, orchestra, jazz band, jazz combo, theater, and choral ensemble environments.  For more information or reservations, call 231-894-5333.

Enjoy a glass of wine and one of their featured plates:

  • Hummus plate with homemade wheat pitas
  • Focaccia bread basket with fruit and cheese
  • Chips and salsa


Memorial Day Weekend Affair with Dru Hill & Friends

May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sunday, May 27 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, you’re invited to the Frauenthal Theater for the “Memorial Day Weekend Affair!” This is an R & B Show with Dru Hill & Friends!

This smooth and sexy R&B quartet became a household name back in the 90s, thanks to hits like “How Deep Is Your Love” and the solo career of Dru Hill member Sisqo. Now, with an album in 2014, and a successful live show, a whole new generation is falling for Dru Hill. In concerts, they still show off the signature mix of cool R&B and hip-hop sung in flawless four-part harmony, with original members Sisqo, Jazz, and Nokio joined by new addition Tao. Their set includes a mix of old favorites and new tracks, like “Love MD,” off their 2010 album “InDRUpendence Day.”

Tickets are $37, $47 and $75 for VIP tickets that include a meet & greet after the performance. Doors Open at 6:30pm. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8000.


Greater Muskegon Memorial Day Parade: Remembering Our Veterans

May 28 @ 9:00 am

The 2018 Greater Muskegon Memorial Day parade begins at 9:00am Monday, May 28. Bands and marching units will highlight patriotism and citizenship and will begin from Morris Ave. by the Social Security building, then march to Terrace St. past the Muskegon Farmer’s Market, to Clay Ave., then to Hackley Park. There will be a free memorial service at the Frauenthal afterward. Details will be posted as they become available. For more information, call Roger Knopf at 231-798-4123. If you would like to participate in the parade, we have forms here at the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau (610 W. Western Ave.).


Ravenna Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 10:00 am

Monday, May 28 at 10:00am, bring the whole family to enjoy the Ravenna Memorial Day Parade! The parade will begin at the corner of Stafford and Conklin and is sponsored by American Legion Post #297. If your group or organization would like to participate, there’s no need to register, just be at Conklin St. at 9:30am. For more information, call Mike Pierson at 231-670-3971.


2018 American Salute Memorial Day Concert

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 2018 American Salute Memorial Day Concert will take place at the beautiful Frauenthal Theater, May 28 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. This free concert features patriotic musical selections from the Mona Shores band program. Free and open to the public. Call 231-727-8001 for more information.


Lakeside Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 10:30 am

The Lakeside Memorial Day Parade happens Monday, May 28 beginning at 10:30am at the Lakeside Vets Club, located at Lakeshore and Bourdon drives. It will proceed to McCracken St., to Sisson St., then to the veterans’ section of the Lakeside Cemetery where there will be a memorial service at 12:00pm. Afterwards, everyone is invited back to the Lakeside Vets Club for food and fun! For more information, call the club at 231-755-2763. To be part of the parade, call Lon (Chris) Cross at 231-759-8117.


Keep the Boat Afloat

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Memorial Day, May 28 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm, don’t miss the “Keep the Boat Afloat” 2018 fundraiser to benefit the PBR 7331 and Operation Black Sheep! The PBR 7331 will be docked at the Lodge from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. There will also be a program to honor those who have given their lives for our country at 3:00pm, as well as raffles, a live auction, live entertainment by the Steeple Hill Band and fun food like burgers, brats, dogs and sides for purchase. There will also be a cash bar. Be sure to bring your lawn chair!  For more information, call (231) 755-1892.


Full Moon Float

May 28 @ 11:00 pm

At midnight during each full moon from May through October, Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service will be guiding “Full Moon Floats” down the Muskegon river. They start at the Creston Rd. launch and end at Veterans Memorial park. The cost is only $25 per person and includes a kayak, paddle, life jacket and a glow stick. The dates for 2018 are May 28, June 28, July 27, August 26, September 25, and October 24. Call Guy to reserve a kayak today at 231-740-0227. All the full moon floats depend on mostly clear skies and take 1-2 hours.