Upcoming Family Friendly Events
The lakeshore communities of West Michigan do a fantastic job of hosting events and activities that include the whole family. There's so much happening that is geared specifically toward kids and families as a whole, and that's part of what makes being here so amazing!
Every season in West Michigan has it's unique, fun things to do for kids of all ages- from babies up to the "young at heart". Indoors or outdoors, no matter the time of year, there's always something great going on along the lakeshore for families to experience together!
In addition to the following list, check out all the special events and programs provided by Sandcastles Children's Museum and the Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Libraries!
Here's a list of family friendly events happening along the lakeshore in February:
Every Wednesday beginning February 5th, 5-6:30pm
Youth Sewing Group at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St. The group is led by Deb Borema and meets in the center's craft room. The Youth Sewing Group is FREE to children and grandchildren of LACA members ages 12 and up or a $35 LACA membership can be purchased to join the group. Call (231) 845-2787 or e-mail email@example.com to register. Class is limited to 10 people.
Thursdays from February 6th-27th, 4:30-5:30pm
Kids Clay Club for kids ages 6 and up at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St. in Ludington. During the workshop children will have the opportunity to explore all things pottery (potters wheel, slab building and glazes) while taking part in structured and experimental projects. Cost is $12 for LACA members and $15 for Non-members per week. Drop-ins are welcome but pre-registration is appreciated. Call (231) 845-2787 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Every Thursday beginning February 6th, 11:30am-12:30pm
Moms & More at West Shore Family Support- 603 E. Tinkham Ave. in Ludington. Moms are invited to gather for a cup of coffee and to be encouraged and equipped for motherhood. A trained facilitator will lead discussions around topic that matter to moms and their quest to provide safe and loving homes for their young children. Children are welcome. Snacks and crafts will be provided.
Saturday, February 29th
9-11am - Health and Wellness Fair at OJ DeJonge Middle School- 706 E. Tinkham Ave. The event includes booths with information on health and wellness and giveaways.
12-3pm - MAPS Elementary ATP Winter Carnival at Manistee Middle/High School- 525 12th St. Indoor event to support Manistee Area Public Schools Action Team for Partnership. Open to the public. Wristbands for inflatables: $10. Game tickets: 4/$1.
Here's a list of family friendly events happening along the lakeshore in March:
Saturday, March 14th
Various Times - St. Patrick's Day Festivities in downtown Ludington.
10am-3pm - 29th Annual Family AfFair at Mason County Central High School- 300 W. Broadway St. in Scottville. Interactive booths with games/activities for families. Food available for purchase. Free admission and open to the public.
Friday, March 20th, 6-8pm
Pentwater PTCO Carnival at Pentwater School- 600 E. Park St.
Tuesday, March 24th, 6pm
Sportsman's Dinner at Lighthouse Baptist Church- 1950 N. Jebavy Dr. in Ludington. Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children age 12 and under. After March 15th, tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children.
More Family Fun...
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 WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.