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Pentwater is an historic village on the western shore of Michigan. Spend your time in a quaint village where almost everything is within walking distance of the marinas, shopping, dining, parks, public beach and Village Green.  

The members of the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce are a diverse and dynamic group of individuals, business owners, and organizations. The task of the Chamber is to provide all the tools and means to promote Pentwater and its surrounding area both within and out of Michigan.


*Pentwater Michigan Winter Events for 2018*

Visit our Calendar for more details on the activities!



February 2018


 Pentwater, Michigan

Feb 10 & Feb 17


Visit Pentwater, Michigan this Winter! 

February 10th: Snowman Scram 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, Pentwater Pathways Open for X-Country Skiing, Sledding on the Village Green, Cork & Canvas Wine Tasting & Gallery Stroll Benefit for the Pentwater Arts Council.

February 17th:  Freezin' for a Reason (Polar Dip), Fishing Tournament, LEGO Building Contest, Sledding on the Village Green, and  Music & Beer Fest

For more details visit us on Facebook and at www.Pentwater.org.

Winterfest is sponsored by

Gale's Agency

Shelby State Bank

The Glove Apparel

Cobb Communications, Inc.

Prince & Monton PLC

Malburg's Sanitations Service, Inc.

94 K-Rock

Shoreline Visitors Guide, North


Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan

Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing for free.

All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. Residents and outstate visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish.  All fishing regulation will still apply.

Michigan offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world.  So grab a pole and your family and friends, and let's go fishing! 

Pass on the Fishing Tradition - Taking "time out" by fishing can be a great way to offset some of the many challenges and stresses that we all seem to be faced with today.  Sometimes just being some where away from the fast pace of life - even if just for a few hours - can provide a new perspective and a fresh outlook.

Have a Great Time with Friends and Family - Plan your own special fishing trip.

The free fishing weekends are February 17-18 and June 9-10, 2018


Kregg Smith
Fisheries Biologist


Pentwater Pathways Open

Sat, Feb 10 at 12pm-3pm

Come Ski with us at the Pentwater Pathways on February 10 from noon till 3pm. Ski’s provided also cookies, drinks and a campfire at theTrailhead.  Please come and enjoy the trails and a good time outdoors. Please, no snowshoes.   If cancelled, event will occur on Feb 17th.  New Parking Location off Railroad Rd.  Visit us at: www.oceanaski.org

 More details:  Gaye Sorensen at 231-873-5247

 Activity Sponsored by Huntington Bank


Saturday Feb 10

2018 Snowman Scram 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

February 10, 2018

The Snowman Scram Run/Walk and 1 mile fun run is a fun wintertime event designed as a fundraiser for the Pentwater Cross Country and Track Teams.

TIME:  1 Mile Fun Run starts at 12:00 Noon with the 5K run/walk to follow.                    

LOCATION:    Start and finish in front of Pentwater Public School.

ENTRY FEES:     $15.00 for 1 mile Fun Run     $25.00 for 5K run/walk


*Course is flat and all on paved roads.  

*Hot chocolate, post race snacks and entertainment will be provided (this is indoors).

*T-shirt is included with all pre-registered participants (by January 31st).  Day of registrants and registrations after January 31st  will not likely receive shirts.

*Finishers medals for all 1 mile fun runners (only guaranteed with pre-registration by January 31st).

*No refunds for cancellations due to weather.  

*Medals to 1st and 2nd place finishers in the following age categories…

0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Register online at  https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Pentwater/SnowmanScram1MileFunRunand5KRace

Questions?  Please contact Erika Fatura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (231) 869-4100 x 243.  


Barrel Racing on Ice
1-2pm FREE
Lake St. Boat Launch on Pentwater Lake (if no ice, Village Green)


15th Annual Corks & Canvas

Winter Wine Tasting & Art Walk in Downtown Pentwater

15th Annual Pentwater Corks & Canvas Wine Tasting & Gallery Stroll
Proceeds to benefit Pentwater Arts Council

The 9 locations in Pentwater that will host a wine distributor and tasting are: Petri Gallery on 2nd Street, Kook's Eye Gallery, Oldewick Post, Jilly's Gallery, Craze, Petri Gallery on Hancock, Cenzos Market, The Ramp Gallery at the Hancock Building and The Wishing Well. Each location will be identified by a "Gallery Stroll Flag" and will have domestic and imported fine wines to sample, appetizers and feature art by our local artists. 

Tickets are $20.00 per person if purchased in advance of the event or $25 per person at the door.

Tickets can be purchased in Pentwater at Jilly’s, Oldewick Post, Pentwater Convenience Center and The Wishing Well; and in Hart at Hansen’s Foods.

February 17th


8th Annual Ryan Williams Fishing Tournament

Sat.  Feb 17


8th Annual Ryan Williams Perch Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 17th from 7am to 4pm

Event day registration is 7am to 10am at: Pentwater Convenience Center, 
Weigh In at 4pm at BoatHouse Bar & Grille. 
Fee: $10 per adult, $5 per kid (15 or younger)
100% Cash and Prize payout for 1st ,2nd, and 3rd. 
Final Weigh-In at the BoatHouse Bar & Grille by 4pm.
For more information contact: 
BoatHouse Bar & Grille 231-869-4588
Pentwater Convenience Center 231-869-4203
Ryan Williams 616-617-7984


Freezin’ for a Reason (Polar Dip)


Feb 17 at 12:00 at the Noon Whistle

Proceeds in 2017: Over $1000.

Jump in and freeze in Pentwater Lake for a good cause. Support Crystal Valley Care fund, who supported over 100 families with catastrophic illness and house fires with vouchers for food and gas last year. Sign-up to jump in and Freeze or sponsor an individual to Freeze. Pick up your sponsor sheets and register at the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce or visit the applications link at www.pentwater.org/forms 


Those that jump with at least a $50 donation and the first 30 will receive our Freezin’ for a Reason in Pentwater shirt. We’re calling all businesses , organizations and families to sponsor a jumper for $50.00. Get your name on the Freezin’ for a Reason shirt and support a good cause.

To request services from Crystal Valley Care Fund contact Wayne Tanner ast 241-873-4815



Sledding at Village Green


All day on the Village Green (Pentwater)

Weather permitting.  Bring yourself, family, and friends!



Lego Building Contest 

Upstairs Shelby State Bank
Bring your own Legos. Use your imagination. Participants will have 1 hour to build. 1st Place winners in each age group will win a prize! 
Theme: There's a Blizzard. How would you get around in the snow? (snowmobile, truck, skis, etc..)
Age Groups: 0-Preschool
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
3rd - 5th Grade
6th Grade and up


Colleen Plummer Memorial Craft Beer & Music Fest



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Mardi Gras Party

The Antler Bar – 5:00 - ?

Join us for Mardi Gras activities at the Antler Bar.


November & December 2018

Veteran’s Day Assembly & Breakfast

November 12th, at 8:30am

Pentwater Public Schools

Breakfast is provided for all Veterans after the program.


Santa Celebrates Christmas in the Village

Nov 24 at 5pm

In Pentwater. Old Fashioned Christmas, Pentwater Tree Lighting, Santa’s Arrival, Christmas Decorating Contests for Businesses and residents, Merchant Open Houses, Carolers, free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Christmas Menus and Specials, Alumni Basketball Game and more!


Tree lighting and Santa’s Arrival

Nov 24 at 5pm

On the Village Green. Santa arrives in the Pentwater Fire Truck. Bring your Christmas List.


Merchant Open Houses

November 24 & 25

Open houses for the Merchants with refreshments, food, and in store specials. Shop Local.



Merchant Christmas Decorating Contest

Nov 24 at 5pm

Decorate your storefront for Christmas and you will be entered in our Christmas Decorating Contest.  There will be Top 3 winners. 


Old Fashioned Hometown Christmas

Nov 24 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Downtown Pentwater


There will be merchant open houses, carolers, chestnuts roasting, and horse drawn carriage rides to transport you, your family and friends up and down Hancock.


Christmas Menus & Specials

Nov 24 – Dec 24

Restaurants and dining have added a holiday specials to their menus.  They will be used in their establishment starting on November 28 through the holidays.



Christmas in the Village

Dec 1-31

Enjoy a festive atmosphere on main-street with its shops, art galleries and restaurants decked out for the season. Remember the Merchant Open Houses.


Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 1 at 9am-3pm

At the Pentwater Public School



Afternoon Tea for COVE

Dec 8 1:30-4pm

At Cottages Clubhouse, Pentwater


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ADDRESS: 324 S Hancock St. 
               Pentwater, MI  49449

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