Muskegon County Calendar of Events 07/15/19 – 07/22/19
Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Summer Adventures at Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
Don’t wait for snow…luge in the summer! The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is open Saturdays and Sundays in the summer from 10:00am – 2:00pm so you can enjoy a variety of warm weather sporting activities. www.msports.org
Slide down the only wheel luge track in North America! Wheel luge is done on a specially designed track with the same sleds used on the ice, but with wheels attached. The design of the track, adaptive equipment and surrounding common areas also accommodate persons with disabilities. Shorter than the ice track, average runs take approximately 9 seconds while covering 300 feet of track.
Learn Archery Fundamentals:
Muskegon State Park visitors can stop by the Sports Complex for a round of archery guided by an instructor. All participants receive a quick lesson explaining the basic fundamentals of archery. Participants can then shoot rounds of arrows at the controlled archery range. This activity is fun for ages 6 and older.
Muskegon South Pierhead Light Tours
Tour the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day! For more information call 1-844-MLIGHTS.
Docent-led Tower Tours Admission:
- $2 – Kids 11 and under
- $3 – Military and veterans
- $4 – 12 and up
Please note: Children must be at least 3 feet tall in order to climb. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
Storytime with the Lighthouse Lady
Bring the kids to Storytime with the Lighthouse Lady every Monday at 3:00pm during July and August! You can also tour the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day! During the month of July, tours will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00pm – 8:00pm as well. For more information call 1-844-MLIGHTS.
Pigeon Hill Brewing Co: Monday Night Bike Ride
Monday evenings, beginning at 6:00pm, come to Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. to join in a group bicycle ride! The goal is for everyone to start and finish together for a total ride time of 90 minutes. Please arrive early. The ride begins promptly at 6:00pm. You’ll travel from Pigeon Hill to Pere Marquette Beach via the Lakeshore Bike Trail (10-11 miles). For more information call (231) 375-5184.
Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.
MADLOS Presents: Street Dance
Mondays, June 3 – August 27 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, come to downtown Muskegon’s Olthoff Stage for free Latin or Swing dance lessons from MADLOS! Start with a lesson, then try your moves on the sidewalk at these free events. No partner or experience is needed. While the cost is free, donations are appreciated. Keep an eye on the MADLOS Facebook page to see what style of dance will be offered each week.
Roll On Muskegon
Roll On Muskegon is a casual, family friendly, community bike ride on the streets of Muskegon. Every Monday night at 6:30pm, they leave as a group from the downtown Muskegon Farmer’s Market to visit and explore a different neighborhood of Muskegon.
Muskegon Farmers’ Market & Flea Market
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market, owned and operated by the City of Muskegon, is dedicated to showcasing the best in locally-grown foods, flowers, nursery stock, handicrafts and baked goods. The Market also hosts The Flea where everything imaginable is sold.
Farmers’ Market summer hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm. The Flea Market is Wednesdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call 231-722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.
Montague Farmers’ Market
The Montague Farmers’ Market opens the first Saturday in June and runs every Saturday through October. The Market is also open on Wednesdays in July, August, and September. Market hours are from 9:00am – 1:00pm.
Any farmer or baker who is interested in selling goods at the Market should contact Farmers’ Market Manager, Jeff Auch at City Hall at 893-1155 ext. 1757 to check if any booths are available.
Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Sweetwater Local Foods Market offers healthy, humane, homegrown, local food you can trust! They are open year-round, Saturdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Summer markets are held in the parking lot; winter markets are inside the lobby. For more information visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.
It is finally summer and time for Art Cats Gallery’s annual “Summatime Show!” This year they are featuring many new artists including Julie Pappuleas, Barbara Carlson and Bette DelVecchio. Also included are John Herron, Julie McCormick, Karen Nichols, Rick Eastham, Cathy Crain, Christi Dreese, Tim Bonnette, Lee Ann Frame, owner Louise Hopson and many others! They have walls full of fabulous paintings, shelves full of unique pottery and glass, and cases brimming with beautiful jewelry. It’s all handmade, all the time, so visit Art Cats Gallery where it’s an art fair every day! For more information, call (231) 755-7606 or visit www.artcatsgallery.com.
Sweet Saturdays at the Lakeside Emporium
Join the Lakeside Emporium on Saturday afternoons from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, May through October, to enjoy food, entertainment, and “Treasure Alley” – a collection of vendors ranging from artists and authors to crafters, collectors, and even pottery demonstrations, all conveniently located on-site at the Lakeside Emporium. It’s family fun and enjoyment for all ages, and an opportunity to find just the perfect treat or gift for yourself or someone else. Enjoy the experience, delicious products, and great customer service at the Lakeside Emporium, and check out all the other wonderful businesses in Lakeside. For more information call 231-755-9933. www.lakesideemporium.net
Group Bicycle Tour
Meet in the parking lot behind Unruly Brewing Company every Tuesday at 6:00pm for a 90 minute group bike ride! There are five different groups to fit your biking needs and abilities and helmets are strongly encouraged. Loaner helmets are always available at City Hub Cyclery (585 W. Clay Ave., Downtown Muskegon). Unruly Brewing Co. is offering $1 off your first post-ride beer! For more information call Raymond at 231-206-6182.
McGraft Park Free Summer Concert Series
Come to the McGraft Park bandshell for family-friendly concerts this summer! These free performances begin at 7:00pm. Bring your family and friends, lawn chairs and blankets! For more information call the Muskegon Parks Department at 231-724-6991.
- Tuesday, July 16 – Sam’s Swing Band (Music from the Big Band Era)
- Tuesday, July 23 – Ray Watkoski & Family (Polkas)
- Tuesday, July 30 – High Lonesome (Classic Country with a Kick – There will also be a free ice cream social from the Glenside Neighborhood Association)
- Thursday, August 8 – West Side Soul Surfers (R&B, Rock & Jazz)
- Tuesday, August 13 – Steel Doin’ It (Steel Drum – Caribbean)
- Tuesday, August 20 – Shane Hennessy (Irish Guitar Virtuoso – Sponsored by the Michigan Irish Music Festival)
Serene Yoga Beach Series: Muskegon State Park
Serene Yoga will host a Beach Yoga Series June 5 – August 28 at Muskegon State Park. Classes will be held Wednesday mornings from 10:00am -11:00am. The drop-in rate is $10. Join Diana and enjoy the serenity of the great lakes as she guides participants through stretching and balancing poses while focusing on breath work and relaxation. Participants should bring a towel or sheet and sunglasses. Meet at the Channel Beach Pavilion. All new participants should arrive early and children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact Sereneyoga10@gmail.com. Bad weather? Call 231-343-8381 for cancellation information.
PLEASE NOTE: Classes will not be held August 7. A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.
Jazz on the Patio
Thursdays beginning at 6:00pm, come to Bella Maria’s Event Center at Oakridge Golf Course for “Jazz on the Patio!” Sit outside on their beautiful patio and enjoy great drink specials, a fabulous dinner menu and live jazz music as you view the sunset. Doors open at 6:00pm and the music begins at 6:30pm. Reservations are recommended for a table outside by calling 231-563-6914.
Dancing into Sunset Free Weekly Dance Party
Season 3 of the “Dancing into Sunset” free outdoor concert happens from 7:00pm – 9:30pm on Thursdays! New this season, enjoy vendors on site each week including Aloha Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Pizza Parliament. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the “Dancing into Sunset” Facebook page.
Rootdown’s Yoga on Deck
Every Sunday of the summer from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, join Rootdown Yoga aboard Muskegon’s World War II landing ship tank, the USS LST 393, for their popular donation based yoga class! This class is designed for all levels. No mat? Rent one for $2. For more information call (231) 722-9642.
Mary’s Country Critters at Hackley Library
July 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm, the petting zoo is coming to the Hackley Public Library! Pet a pig, cluck at a chicken, and greet a goat. You’ll meet these animals and lots more as you learn about the important role farms and farm animals play here in Michigan. This event is free to the public and all ages welcome! For more information call (231) 722-8000.
July 17 – July 21
July 17 – 21, 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! Enjoy free concerts, contests and special events! To find out more, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.rebelroad.org.
Free concerts include:
- Wednesday, July 17, 7:00pm – The Loose Nukes kicking off Rebel Road main stage
- Thursday, July 18, 6:00pm – Ironsnake taking Rebel Road back to the 1980s
- Friday, July 19, 6:00pm – Saving Abel takes the stage
- Saturday, July 20, 6:00pm – Jared Blake returns to Rebel Road mainstage
- Sunday, July 221, 12:00pm – Mannhattan closing out Rebel Road 2019
Unleashing the Possibilities
July 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, July 17 from 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Pound Buddies invites you to Hampton Green Farm for “Unleashing the Possibilities!” Join them as they celebrate remarkable milestones, recognize the amazing people and pets that make their rescue efforts possible and be among the first to hear about exciting plans for the future. WZZM TV personalities Laura Hartman and Kamady Rudd will emcee this exciting event featuring strolling cuisine from the Hearthstone Bistro and a cash bar. Attire is casual, no heels please. Reservations are $40 and available online at www.poundbuddies.org.
Muskegon Risers Home Game
July 17 & 27 @ 7:00 pm
National Premier Soccer League team, the Muskegon Risers, invite you to enjoy home games at the Monsignor Kehren Stadium at Muskegon Catholic Central School. All games are at 7:15pm. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.muskegonrisers.com.
- July 17 vs Milwaukee Torrent
- July 27 vs Oakland County FC
Muskegon Bike Time 2019
July 18 – July 21
Now in its 13th 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. This year’s dates will be July 18th through the 21st, 2019.
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.
“Over the years, Muskegon Bike Time has been an economic boon to hotels, restaurants, bars, gas stations, local retailers and other local tourist attractions”, said Tim Lipan, spokesperson for Muskegon Bike Time. “All of the events surrounding this special motorcycle weekend provide an economic impact of over $30 million yearly to the local economy and showcases all we have to offer in Muskegon and along the lakeshore.”
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. Activities include:
Experience a variety of scenic rides along the beautiful West Michigan shoreline with stunning views of Lake Michigan, pristine rivers, and massive sand dunes, as well as winding roads through picturesque forests and interesting small towns.
Muskegon Bike Time promotes a variety of scenic rides, throughout the West Michigan shoreline, for visiting bikers. They include:
- Patriot Ride– Take a police escorted non-stop scenic ride of the area with over 200 of your closest friends. Ride is generally 1.5 hours long. A $10 donation per person supports Every Woman’s Place. Sunday, July 21, 2019. Registration starts at 10am. Kick stands up at 11am.
- 7 Lakes Northern Ride – scenic ride showcasing 7 different lakes and many interesting small towns in West Michigan.
- Hot Rod Harley & Downtown – leaving Hot Rod Harley Davidson in downtown Muskegon, cruise the strip of Western Avenue, which is open to motorcycle traffic only, which includes beer tents, brewery’s, restaurants, vendors and other activities.
- Pere Marquette Beach – visit one of the most beautiful sugar sand beaches in the country right on Lake Michigan.
- Lake Shore Drive Southern Ride – this ride takes you along the Lakeshore to resort town of Grand Haven and the Dutch village of Holland and several lakes and rivers.
Music is everywhere! Live concerts, beer tents, street performers and local bars & brewery’s provide music of all genres.
Bike Time Concerts
All concerts are free and presented by Little River Casino & Resort on the main stage located at Hot Rod Harley-Davidson.
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6pm – 10pm: Vincent Hayes Band.
Michigan native Vincent Hayes has earned his stripes as a 25 year veteran of the blues and roots music scene. His guitar-driven rock, blues and funk-fueled anthems are as real and gritty as it gets, with infectious hooks, potent messages and honest-to-the-core vocals.
Friday, July 19, 2019. 6pm – 10pm: Pop Fiction
High energy pop rock from the 80’s, 90’s and today. One of Muskegon’s local favorites will have you on your feet and singing along.
Saturday, July 20, 2019:
5:30pm – 7:30pm: Bettie Paige
“Bettie Paige” is a tough guitar driven rock & a slammin’ fiddle with a retro edge you can’t get enough of, playing everything from old Springsteen to Johnny Cash.
8pm – 10pm: Let There Be Rock – A Tribute to Early AC/DC
“Let There Be Rock” emulates the pure essence, power, and electricity of what an AC/DC show is all about by incorporating the three key elements of a live AC/DC show.
Bon Scott’s hauntingly classic and highly recognized lead vocal style. Angus Young’s raw guitar style and high energy stage presence, and a rock solid rhythm section. “Let There Be Rock” creates the ultimate AC/DC tribute band experience.
Bike Time provides all forms of attractions and contests including:
- West Michigan Arm Wrestling Championships.
The 2019 West Michigan Arm Wrestling Championships will be held in the Budweiser Beverage tent located at Hot Rod Harley-Davidson. Weigh-ins and registrations from 10am to 12pm. Competition begins at 1pm.
- Pong Shoot Out
Join our first ever pong shoot out competition. Preliminary rounds will be held Thursday and Friday 4pm to 8pm. Championship rounds will be held on Saturday from 4pm to 8pm.
Registration is $25 a team. Winner will take home $400 in cash. The runner up will take home $200 in cash.
- Best Bikini Competition
Hey ladies, here’s your chance to show off that new bikini.
$1,000 cash prize. Winner take all. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.
- Dad Bod Contest
Hey Guys. We know you got it going on. Strut your stuff after the Bikini Contest for a chance at $250 cash. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
- Biker Rodeo
Biker games of all kinds on Friday, July 19, 4pm – 6pm at Hot Rod Harley Davidson.
- Burn Out Pit
Light ‘em up at our Burn Out contest. $500 cash prize to the winner. Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 5 pm – 6 pm. At Hot Rod Harley Davidson.
- Dart Tournament
Show off your skills in this steel tipped open tournament. This will be held indoors on the lower level of Hot Rod Harley-Davidson
Guarantee Pay Out: $300 First, $150 Second, $25 semifinal losers.
- Bikini Bike Wash
Get that road dust off your ride at our Bikini Bike Wash Station on Friday and Saturday at Hot Rod Harley Davidson.
- Corn Hole Shootout Competition
Bikes & Bags Cornhole Tournament with $1000 in cash prizes. Anyone can play. Anyone can win. Friday, July 19, 2019 at 5 pm – 9 pm at Hot Rod Harley Davidson.
During the rally, you will experience spectacular bikes, great people watching, shopping, a variety of food options, giant jenga, giant beer pong, and corn hole all while enjoying adult beverages and craft brews of all kinds.
The area also provides a variety of other must see sites that appeal to every taste, including expansive beaches, WWII ships, military museums, historic homes, beautiful parks and museums of all kinds – right in the center of all the action.
Camp in the middle of the party at Hot Rod Harley-Davidson during Muskegon Bike Time. RV and tent spaces available.
A variety of other lodging options are available including, hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, Airbnb, beach cottages and boutique hotels.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
A variety of food options will be available from several food trucks. Enjoy ice cold Budweiser products and local craft brews. Breakfast and a bloody Mary bar will be available each morning.
BIKE TIME MERCHANDISE
Official Bike Time merchandise will be available.
LITTLE RIVER CASINO RESORT INFORMATION
Information from Bike Time signature sponsor, Little River Casino Resort will be available.
HOT ROD HARLEY DAVIDSON
Most activities occur in and around the Hot Rod Harley Davidson dealership in downtown Muskegon. A visit to one of the premier Harley dealerships is a must!
COME VISIT US IN MUSKEGON AND JOIN THE SPECTACLE!
For more information on Muskegon Bike Time, please visit our website at www.muskegonbiketime.com or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.
Muskegon Bike Time Camping by ABATE
July 18 – July 21
Muskegon Bike Time is on! Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21, downtown Muskegon will be filled with motorcycles, vendors, live music and much more! How would you like to camp in the middle of the party at Hot Rod Harley-Davidson? RV and tent spaces are available. The main campground is located on the grounds of Hot Rod Harley-Davidson. Overflow camping is located across the street (Shoreline Drive/Bus 31) from the dealership. You will be placed in your spot when you arrive on a first come basis. All camping is priced for the weekend (Thursday July 18 to Sunday July 21) regardless of when you arrive.
No pets, 24 Hour security, community fire in main campground, no electric or water hook ups. You may arrive beginning on Thursday July 18 at 12:00pm, but no later than 10:00pm. Friday and Saturday arrivals begin at 9:00am. You must be loaded and off the premises no later than 4:00pm on Sunday, July 21.
This event is rain or shine. Campsite fee is $80 – $150 and non-refundable. Make your reservations through Eventbrite.com.
July 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday, July 18 and Thursday, August 15 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, come to the Norton Shores Library for “Root Talk!” Are you just getting started in family history? Have you reached a dead limb on a branch of the family tree? Stop by the drop-in genealogy help desk, where librarian Alison Purgiel will offer her expertise for free about library and online resources for doing genealogy research, as well as offering advice on “brick walls.” For more information call 231-780-8844.
Muskegon Heritage Museum’s Community Days
July 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy one of Muskegon’s “Amazing Museums” for free during Muskegon Heritage Museum’s Community Days!
The Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving the economic, industrial and social history of the greater Muskegon area. Their collection includes informational exhibits, artifacts and photos pertaining to Muskegon’s industries, historic homes and businesses. They have a working steam engine with a line shaft that runs 11 machine tools as well as a working Brunswick pinsetter, a spring winding machine, and over 80 other companies represented in exhibits. Don’t let the modest storefront fool you, the museum has over 12,000 square feet of display space, spanning three floors!
Each “Community Day” will have a special theme:
- July 18 – Muskegon telephone companies and phones
- August 9 – Arconic
- September 21 – Kaydon Engineering
- October 19 – Swanson Pickles and pickle tasting
For more information call 231-722-1363 or visit www.muskegonheritage.org.
Figure Drawing Workshop with Angelica Hay
July 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, July 18 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, the Muskegon Museum of Art is offering a Figure Drawing Workshop with Angelica Hay! Angelica is a figurative painter based out of Grand Rapids, MI. During the session, she will provide guided instruction around sketching a live model. The workshop will be held in the galleries and is open to all skill levels. Participants must bring their own sketching materials and paper. (Note: Paint and oil pastels are not permitted in the galleries.) To register, call the Museum Store at 231-720-2580. The cost is $10 per person or $5 for MMA members.
MADL Thursday Night Music Club: Silverado
July 18 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 18 at 7:00pm, bring a friend or the whole family for a free live outdoor concert featuring Muskegon’s favorite Country & Western band, Silverado! Be sure to bring a chair. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 231-780-8844.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
July 18 – 20 @ 7:30 pm
The 2019 Summer Theatre Festival at The Playhouse at White Lake (formerly Howmet Playhouse) happens every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 11 through August 24! All shows begin at 7:30pm (unless otherwise noted). For more information call (231) 894-4048.
July 18 – 20, it’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, and directed by Penny Notter.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story gets a gloriously funny makeover. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate, with a look of terror still etched on his face, and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned from Baker Street, with Dr. Watson in tow, to unravel the mysteries surrounding his death, and investigate the ancient curse of the Hound of the Baskervilles. Packed full of the verbal and visual ingenuity that hit comedy team Peepolykus is known for, and offering abundant opportunities for silly comedy and slapstick, this version will suit any theatre company or drama group looking for a sublimely funny adaptation of a classic tale.
Theater Box Office hours are, 1:00pm – 5:00pm weekdays, and one hour before curtain. Season Passes are your best value. Make a single purchase, and then pick and choose the plays you wish to attend. Single show tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for students.
Back Alley Comedy Club: Tom Thakkar
July 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday, July 18 at 8:00pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for live stand-up from Tom Thakkar! Tom has performed on the Conan O’Brien show as well as Comedy Central. Tickets are only $7! For more information call (616) 570-8765.
YMCA Camp Pendalouan Father Son Camp
July 19 – July 21
Friday – Sunday, July 19 – 21, it’s the YMCA Camp Pendalouan Father Son Camp…manly meals, maximum fun, mom-approved! Generations of men and boys come together for 3 days of laughter and bonding, as well as a darn good time. Activities are offered through-out the weekend and include archery, bb guns, crafts, swimming and boating, and horseback riding. For those adventurous guests, they offer a variety of high challenge activities, including the high ropes course, climbing wall and zipline. They also offer White River Canoe trips, hikes to Sleepy Hollow and the immensely popular Ultimate Frisbee game. Staff is available to assist with kids so that the grown-ups may enjoy the activities as well. Feel free to join in any offered activity or simply do your own thing. As with their other family programs, meals are served family-style and are prepared with the hearty appetites of men in mind!
Check-in is Friday afternoon; check-out is Sunday after lunch. For more information call 231-722-9622.
Yoga at the Light
July 19 @ 9:30 am
Friday, July 19 at 9:30am, it’s Yoga at the Light! Join Mitch Colman for Yoga at the White River Light Station. The rain date will be July 27. For more information call Mitch at 231-740-6662.
Lily’s Flower Truck Pop-Up Shop
July 19 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday, July 19 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm, come to Lily’s Flower Truck Pop-Up Shop hosted by The Coffee Factory! Stop by and create a beautiful flower bouquet! Lily’s VW Flower Truck will be on site, filled with gorgeous flowers for you to make and take. Create a bouquet for a friend, a co-worker, a grad, or for yourself! For more information call (231) 747-9896.
Craft*Life Music Festival at Rebel Road
July 19 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Friday and Saturday, July 19 – 20 from 2:00pm – Midnight, come to Western Avenue in downtown Muskegon for the Craft*Life Music Festival at Rebel Road! The Original Music Showcase and THE LEONARD have hand-picked 22 West Michigan artists from their O.M.S. Sessions. Beer, food and live music will be available both days, rain or shine! There’s no cover charge!
The Shift, The Loose Nukes, Spike The Media, The Natural Disaster, The Heinz Brothers, Tequila Mocking Bird, Kennadi Hester, Sadie J. Tucker Band, Pieces Of Three, Eric Edwin, Danial Paul, Double Mocha Joe, David Lampman ,+TBA
PRIM, Skyking, The JETTS, Carl Webb Band, Upcoast Kin, Chipman Colton Snuffer and The Dead Horseman, Catfish And The Man, Gabrial James, Van Mason, RJ Nordlund, Liah LaVassuer +TBA
Ravenna Dog Daze & Car Cruise-In
July 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday night, July 19 from 5:30pm-9:30pm, 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.
Opening Reception: Summer Fun!
July 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, July 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Red Lotus Gallery for the opening reception of “Summer Fun!” In conjunction with all the exciting activities being held throughout Muskegon this summer such as Rebel Road, Parties in the Park and more, they’re celebrating a “Summer Fun” theme as their artists create visions of all the things they love about this time of year! View the Gallery and enjoy light refreshments as you “meet and greet” many local artists. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.redlotusmuskegon.com or find them on Facebook.
Hackley & Hume Historic Site: All Access Tours
July 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Every third Friday of the month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, you can go where no visitor has gone before on All Access Tours of the Hackley & Hume Historic Site! Explore behind closed doors including attics, porches, and basements of both houses. Enjoy different themed topics such as restoration, preservation, family stories, new discoveries in the research, the Hackley House during the Red Cross years, the Hume home as a Daycare Center, as well as future projects. Please RSVP by calling 231-722-7578. The cost is $20 or $15 for members.
Music at the Light: Steel Doin’ It
July 19 @ 7:00 pm
Summer days are for unwinding, and what better way to enjoy a summer’s evening than relaxing along the water on the lawn of the White River Light Station! Their family-friendly events 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 of $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. In case of rain, events will be held at the Fruitland Township Office (4545 Nestrom Rd., Whitehall, MI 49461)
Friday, July 19 at 7:00pm, it’s Music at the Light featuring “Steel Doin’ It!” Their mission is to have fun while bringing the sounds of the Trinidadian steel pan to West Michigan. For more information call 231-845-7417.
Funniest Person on the Lakeshore
July 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday, July 19 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm, come to the Tipsy Toad Tavern for “Funniest Person on the Lakeshore!” West Michigan is full of very funny comics, but who’s the funniest? Let’s find out! Six comics per night take the stage to show you their best! Guest judges will pick the winner! There will be a cash prize for the winner of each round and then watch for the winners to come back to compete against other round winners! Entry is $10. For more information call (231) 725-7181.
Muskegon Bike Time Dart Tournament
July 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, July 20 from 9:00am – 12:00pm, come to Hot Rod Harley-Davidson for the Muskegon Bike Time Dart Tournament! Show off your skills in this steel tipped open tournament being held indoors on the lower level of Hot Rod Harley-Davidson. Be sure to pre-register at Eventbrite.com to secure your spot. If the tournament doesn’t sell out, you can register 9:00am on-site the day of the tournament. There is on-site parking for motorcycles only. Arrive early to find parking in the surrounding area. For more information call HRHD at (231) 722-0000.
Format: Single Elimination best 2/3 501 (501 single in/single exact out)
Guaranteed Pay Out: $300 First, $150 Second, $25 semifinal losers
Muskegon Bike Time Bikini Contest
July 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday, July 20 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm, come to Hot Rod Harley-Davidson in downtown Muskegon for the Muskegon Bike Time Bikini Contest! Hey Ladies, here’s your chance to show off that new bikini. There’ll be a $1,000 cash prize and it’s Winner Take All! There’ll be a free t-shirt to the first 25 to pre-register before July 8. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Arrive by 2:30pm at the check-in registration area next to the Main Stage at Hot Rod Harley-Davidson. For more information call HRHD at (231) 722-0000 or visit Eventbrite.com.
Maranatha Summer Concert Series: Josh Wilson
July 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference offers free concerts every Saturday night during the summer! Doors open at 6:45pm to the public, or you can receive preferred concert seating by purchasing tickets to their Saturday evening pre-concert dinner buffet in the dining room. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. All dinner guests receive early entry into the concert venue beginning at 6:30pm. Visit vacationwithpurpose.org for more information or call (231) 798-2161.
July 20 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, it’s Josh Wilson! This Texas-native started playing piano at nine years old, then took up guitar and drums when he was 10. From there, he never looked back. Since signing his first record deal with Sparrow in 2006, Wilson has become a staple at radio, amassing multiple top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, including “Savior, Please,” “I Refuse,” “Fall Apart,” “Carry Me,” “Before the Morning,” and “That Was Then, This Is Now.” He’s toured with some of the genre’s biggest acts, including Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Matthew West, Casting Crowns, and Building 429. Wilson signed his latest record deal with Black River Christian in 2017, and in 2018, released his first single, “Dream Small,” with the new label. As a multi-instrumentalist and live-looping enthusiast, he’s been known to play and record as many as 20 instruments on stage at any given time.
Aquastar Sunset Rockin’ Cruise
July 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, July 20 at 7:30pm, come aboard the Aquastar for a Sunset Rockin’ Cruise with the Detroit Hemi’s! This rock-a-billy band is sure to entertain as you cruise Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. The cost is $25 per person. Visit aquastarcruises.com for booking details.
Robert Kelly Live
July 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday, July 20 from 8:00pm – 10:30pm, come to the Back Alley Comedy Club for Robert Kelly Live! Robert Kelly’s comedy is deeply rooted his own life and relationships which makes it honest, abrasively funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. He has been winning over audiences for years touring clubs, colleges and theaters, including repeat performances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. Tickets are $20 and available through Eventbrite.com.
His one-hour special “Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground” debuted on Comedy Central and is now available on Netflix. Besides being a fixture on Comedy Central, Robert has been featured on The Tonight Show, starred as Bam Bam in Denis Leary’s FX show “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” and can also be seen in “Crashing” Season 2. His other acting credits include roles in “Louie,” “Trainwreck,” “Maron,” “Benders,” “Nurse Jackie” and “Inside Amy Schumer.” Robert currently hosts the top rated podcast “You Know What Dude?” that can be found on iTunes. Robert is also the co-founder of the RiotCast podcasting Network.
Muskegon Bike Time Dad Bod Contest
July 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday, July 20 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm, come to Hot Rod Harley-Davidson for the Muskegon Bike Time Dad Bod Contest! Hey Guys, you know you’ve got it going on, so strut your stuff after the Bikini Contest for a chance at $250 cash. There’ll be free t-shirts for the first 25 to pre-register before July 8. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. This will take place immediately after the bikini contest, so the exact time is subject to change. You will be called up on stage following the ladies. For more information call (231) 722-0000 or visit www.muskegonbiketime.com
Summer Sunset Soiree
July 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sunday, July 21 from 6:30pm – 10:30pm, join Kuntry Cookin’ at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum for the Summer Sunset Soiree! This is a casual, outdoor event with food included with your entry fee. Enjoy live music from Muskegon’s own “Against the Grain,” followed by the D.J. Yung on the 1s & 2s. The cost is only $20 and tickets are available through Eventbrite.com! For more information call (231) 788-8553.
Muskegon Clippers Home Game
July 21 – 23 @ 7:00 pm – July 22 @ 7:00 pm
Come to historic Marsh Field for Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball with the Muskegon Clippers! Come on out and have some great family fun! Grab a hot dog, some popcorn, and cold drink while you cheer on the Clippers at home!
This season will feature a few returning players, (Nolan Bryant, Micah Allen, Bryce Davis, Jacob Gilhaus, Sean Casey) as well as some great new ones! You don’t want to miss all the action this summer at Marsh Field. For more information, visit www.muskegonclippers.com or e-mail email@example.com.
Home Game Schedule:
- Sunday, July 21 at 7:05pm – Locos
- Monday, July 22 at 7:05pm – Locos
- Tuesday, July 23 at 7:05pm – Locos
Muskegon County Youth Fair
July 22 – July 28
July 22 – 27, 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.