Come "Home" to Pentwater for Homecoming Celebration

August 8-11, 2019

It's Pentwater Homecoming--so come home to fun! This annual event brings in people from all over, with numerous activities planned for the entire family.

Pentwater is one of the most charming villages in Michigan, and friendly merchants are happy to welcome you into their shops. Here you'll find a wonderful variety of gift ideas for you or someone special. You can spend hours browsing these shops, or the numerous art galleries throughout town. Take a break and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Pentwater's restaurants. Some offer outside dining that overlooks Pentwater Lake. Or treat yourself to an ice cream cone and sit in the Village Green...sun or shade, there's a place for you! Remember, every Thursday from 8-9pm, enjoy music by the Pentwater Civic Band at the Village Green. Even your pets are welcome!

Homecoming Weekend is the most popular event all summer in Pentwater. Those that call Pentwater home, or others that previously resided here, enjoy all the festivities that celebrate the wonder of Pentwater. Visitors come and fall in love with the town. Throughout the weekend, activities include a sand castle contest, strawberry shortcake sale, golf scramble, softball tournament, concert featuring the Scottville Clown Band and MSU tailgate party.

It's an annual event that everyone looks forward to...don't miss the festivities during Pentwater Homecoming.

The 2018 theme was "Taste of Pentwater."

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Here's what usually occurs:


- Strawberry Shortcake Social on the Village Green, hosted by the Pentwater Lake Association
- Pentwater People Portrait
7:30pm - Les Bailey Memorial Concert with Scottville Clown Band, Village Green
- Teen Dance behind The Village Cafe and Pub


- Sand Sculpture Contest with trophies at 12pm at Charles Mears State Park
- Mason/Oceana County Big Ten Alumni Golf Scramble, Lakeside Links Golf Club in Ludington

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- Horseshoe Tournaments, Art Audrey Memorial horseshoe pits at Fire Barn
- Pentwater Yacht Club Ensign Race
- MSU Marching Band and Alumni combined concert on the Village Green
- Big Ten Pre-Season Tailgate Party, tent behind The Village Cafe
4pm - Homecoming Grand Parade, downtown
After Parade - Scottville Clown Band Mini Concert & MSU Marching & Alumni Band Concert, behind The Village Pub
Dusk - Fireworks, Charles Mears State Park

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8am-12pm - Marine Corps League Pancake Breakfast, Pentwater VFW Hall

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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

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Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.

Last Updated: 07-17-2019 01:33 PM ID: 505