Living Life on the Lakeshore

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Muskegon County Calendar of Events  07/18/18 – 07/23/18

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

www.visitmuskegon.org


Rebel Road:

July 18 - July 21

July 18 – 22, the main drag through downtown Muskegon will be filled with thousands of motorcycles, vendors, music and more as Rebel Road takes over Western Ave.! Experience the rumble of thousands of motorcycles as Rebel Road returns for its fourth year! The event kicks off at 6:00pm on July 18, in the parking lot directly across from the LC Walker Arena on Western Ave. This is a Free Family Night featuring pony and horse rides, a petting zoo, balloon animals, face painting, a juggler, games with prizes, cotton candy and snow cones for the kids from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. At 7:00 pm, the band Flexadecibel takes the stage.

Western Ave. will be open for motorcycle-only traffic beginning at 11:59pm on Wednesday, July 18. Food and merchandise vendors and four beer gardens will line the streets, with three tents selling Official Rebel Road merchandise. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Rebel Road support the over 21,000 children that the Child Abuse Council serves every year in Muskegon County.

“This year, Rebel Road pays tribute to our Michigan veterans,” said Kyleen Gee, Executive Director of the Child Abuse Council. The Michigan Military Memorial Wall will be on display in the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber lot July 19 through July 22. The Wall will be escorted down Rebel Road at 5:00pm on July 19. Escorting the Wall will be Christian Motorcycle Association, American Legion Riders, Rolling Thunder, ABATE Region 5, Muskegon County Sheriff Motor Unit and City of Muskegon Police. As the Wall reaches the halfway point down Rebel Road, the motorcade will stop. At that time, the Hooligans Flight Team will fly over the length of Rebel Road in tribute. The public is encouraged to start lining up along Rebel Road at 4:45pm in honor of all of our veterans. For more information, e-mail rebelroadmi@gmail.com.


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


Food Truck Rally

July 18 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Get ready for mid-week family fun at the Muskegon Farmers’ Market with once a month Food Truck Rallies! Enjoy summer evenings 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. Bands and vendors will be announced soon. For more information, call (231) 722-3251.


Thursday July 19

Egelston / Wolf Lake Festival

July 19-22

Hometown festival with 5 K run, outhouse races, arts and crafts fair, and more. Flickema Park is located the corner of Hall Rd. and Part St. in Wolf Lake. For more information 231-788-2308


Muskegon Bike Time

July 19 - July 22

Now in its 12th year, Muskegon Bike Time has been promoting Muskegon and the lakeshore as a great place for motorcyclists and the general public to gather and enjoy the spectacle, attractions, entertainment and food offered during this four day event. The event takes place annually the third weekend in July.

The mission of Muskegon Bike Time is to produce entertainment opportunities in Muskegon aimed at attracting a broad spectrum of motorcycle enthusiasts for a vacation experience on Michigan’s West Coast.

With activities and events occurring in the downtown Muskegon area and throughout the county, the focal point of Bike Time activities will be at the Hot Rod Harley Davidson property in downtown Muskegon. Hot Rod Harley Davidson, located at 129 Shoreline Drive, will be open from 9am until 8pm each night of Bike Time. Hot Rod Harley provides new and used motorcycles, excellent service, parts, accessories and apparel. Other activities include: Food and Beverages Food service will be provided by Texas Road House. Enjoy ice cold Budweiser products in the Little River Casino Resort beverage tent. Bike Time Merchandise Official Bike Time merchandise will be available. Music Live music featuring two of the Lakeshores favorite bands: Friday, July 20, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: The Westside Soul Surfers – An R&B, Funk and Soul Powerhouse. Saturday, July 21, 6:00pm – 10:00pm: Yard Sale Underwear – The self-proclaimed flamboyant kings of polyester pop and soul.

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. 

 

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 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 Museum of Art: Free Thursday Evening Tours

Thursdays @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Green Giants

Thursday July 19 & Friday July 20 @ 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 Green Giants. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com.


Rumble: Indians that Rocked the World

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You’re invited to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the screening of “Rumble: Indians that Rocked the World!” Rumble tells the story of the missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. The film features music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, and many more. This program is organized in conjunction with The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian. Film admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 231-720-2570.


Old Love

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - July 21 @ 7:30 pm

Come to the newly renovated Howmet Playhouse for the production of “Old Love” by Norm Foster! The story spans three decades and half a dozen meetings between Bud, a salesman, and Molly, his boss’s wife. One of them is smitten from the very first meeting—the other, let’s just say—less so. The story is straightforward, easy to follow and funny, often very funny. For more information, call (231) 894-4048 or visit the website below.


Friday July 20

Ravenna Dog Daze & Car Cruise-In

July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come to downtown Ravenna for the Ravenna Dog Daze & Car Cruise-In! There’ll be free dash plaques and goody bags for the first 125 entries. There’ll also be children’s games, food, the beverage tent, live entertainment, the craft show and raffles. All proceeds support local charities. For more information call 231-557-6572.


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.


Muskegon Clippers Baseball Home Game –vs- Green Giants

Thursday July 19 & Friday July 20 @ 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.


Yoga at the Light

July 20 @ 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! They offer many family friendly events throughout the summer that are free to the public. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy time together watching a movie, or listening to folk inspired music while visiting and exploring the White River Light Station. The museum and tower will be open for the standard admission charge. July 20 at 9:30am: Yoga at the Light with Mitch Colman. Rain date will be July 27. For more information, call White River Yoga at 231-740-6662.


Music at the Light

July 20 @ 7:00 pm

Come to the White River Light Station for “Music at the Light,” featuring the Folk-Americana duo, The Rough & Tumble. 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 rain, meet at the Fruitland Township Hall (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall). For more information, call (231) 894-8265.


Hackley and Hume Historic Site: All Access Tours

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Visit the Hackley & Hume Historic Site for an All Access Tour! Go where no visitor has gone before and explore behind closed doors including attics, porches, and basements of both houses. The third Friday of the every month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, enjoy and experience different themed topics such as restoration, preservation, family stories, and more! For more information, call 231-722-7578.


Movies on Deck: The Hunt for Red October

July 20 @ 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, July 20, it’s “The Hunt for Red October” starring Sean Connery (1995). 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. The museum is open for regular tours from 10:00am – 5:00pm seven days a week with the last daily tour starting at 4:00pm. More information is available at lst393.org.


Saturday July 21

White Lake Area Nature Walks

July 21 @ 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.


Honoring Native Heritage Traditional Pow Wow

July 21 - July 22

Saturday, July 21 from 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday, July 22 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, come to Michigan’s Heritage Park for their 3rd Annual Pow Wow! Native American drummers, singers and dancers will perform throughout the weekend. Park visitors will have an opportunity to participate in some of the dances. Over a dozen trade booths will be on the grounds with items for sale such as jewelry, handmade crafts, and beadwork, and traditional native food will be available for purchase. For more information, call 231-894-0342.


Jazz at the Swan

July 21 @ 7:30 pm

Ron and Cathy Russell, owners of The White Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast in Whitehall, will host the annual “Jazz at the Swan” on Saturday, July 21 at 7:30pm. This special backyard event will feature the Freddy Degennaro Trio and is a benefit for the 9th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival. Tickets are only $15 and include wine and light hors d`oeuvres. A limited number of tickets are available in advance at the Book Nook & Java Shop (8726 Ferry St., Montague, 231-894-5333), the White Swan Inn, and at Eventbrite.org.


Maranatha Summer Concert: The Martins

July 21 @ 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.


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.


Movies on the Beach: Hook

July 21 @ 9:00 pm

Come to beautiful Pere Marquette Park to enjoy a “Movie on the Beach!” Saturday, July 21 at dusk it’s “Hook!” For more information, find them on Facebook


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.


July 22

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


Circus Pages

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Your circus experience will last approximately an hour and a half. The more noise you make, the more they do! You may even be asked to volunteer! Circus souvenirs are available before, during and after the show. Be sure to get your official CIRCUS PAGES COLORING BOOK and color your own memories. They also offer Elephant rides for $7.00 a person and wonderful photo opportunities for just $5.00 each! Tickets are $16 with 2 free children (14 years and under) admitted per paid adult. Each additional child is $2.

 

Film at the USS Silversides: U-571

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - July 28 @ 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.

July 23

 

90th Annual Muskegon County Youth Fair

July 23 - July 28

July 23-28, experience the wonders of farm life in West Michigan at the Muskegon County Youth Fair! This fair is a place for family fun and community growth! Each year, kids all throughout the Muskegon area work hard on an assortment of projects and this is their opportunity to show the product of their hard work with the community. In addition to auctions, shows and competitions, there’ll be lots of free family games such as the Water Balloon Toss, Egg Run, Flying Chickens, Horseshoe Toss, Disc the Field, Toss the Pig, Horse Race, Feed the Horse and more! www.muskegonfairgrounds.com. All Fair Games are free and open to the public! (EVENTS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 

 

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


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.


Thank you & Have a great week!

 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!  

 

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