Come "Home" to Pentwater for Homecoming

August 11-14, 2016

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.

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Here's what happened in 2015

Pentwater Township Cemetery Tours, 1pm-4pm. Pentwater Township Cemetery.
Strawberry Shortcake Social, 6pm-8pm, Village Green.
Les Bailey Memorial Concert, 7:30pm, Village Green.
Teen Dance, 9pm-12am, tent behind The Village Cafe.

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Sand Sculpture Contest, 8am, Charles Mears State Park.
Cancer and Critical Care Fund Charity Volleyball Tournament, 10am, Charles Mears State Park.
Story Telling by Storybook Village, 1pm, Village Green.
Mason/Oceana County MSU Alumni Golf Scramble, 1pm shotgun start, Lakeside Links Golf Club.
Live Concert, 7pm, tent behind The Village Cafe.

Horseshoe Tournaments, registration 9am, tournaments 10am, Art Audrey Memorial horseshoe pits at Fire Barn.
Pentwater Yacht Club Ensign Race, 11am.
Big Ten Pre-Season Tailgate Party, 12pm-8pm, The Village Cafe.
Homecoming Grand Parade, 4pm, downtown.
Scottville Clown Band Mini Concert, 5pm, behind The Village Pub.
Jazz North, after parade, Village Green.
Fireworks, dusk, Charles Mears State Park.

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

Events are listed according to the information available at the time of the most recent update to this story. The schedule is subject to change. For details, please see


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

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 for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.

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