Upcoming Family Friendly Events


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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!

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Historic White Pine Village
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 in January:

Now through January 8th

“I Have A Dream,” Essay Project on Martin Luther King, Jr.- hosted by the Mason County District Libraries in collaboration with Engaging for Equity, a collaborative of the Manistee Area Racial Justice and Diversity Initiative, and West Shore Community College. Writers are encouraged to consider how they might continue the work of Dr. King by making the world a better place. Students in grades 3-6, approximately 50 words; grades 7-9, about 100 words; and students in grades 10-12, 200 words. Submit your entries to scarlson@mcdlibrary.org by 8am on Friday, January 8th, 2021. Suitable entries will be published in the Ludington Daily News.

Saturdays from January 9th-February 13th, 2pm AND 6pm

Guided snowshoe walks at Ludington State Park- 8800 M-116, Ludington. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY VISITING signupgenius.com. The walks will be limited to 25 people and no registratins will be accepted by phone or walk-up. Face masks are required and the walks will last an hour and a half each. Meet at the warming shelter next to the parking lot. A State of Michigan Recreation Passport is required to enter the park. For more information, call (231) 843-9261.

Now through March 2, 2021

Applications being accepted for Agriculture Scholarships sponsored by Smith & Eddy Insurance and Fremont Insurance. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to pursue a degree in agriculture. Eligible students must have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must submit the application, transcript, and an essay of no more than 1,000 words describing why they are pursuing a career in agriculture by March 2, 2021.

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Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

More Family Fun...

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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 WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.

Last Updated: 01-03-2021 03:02 PM ID: 1735