When:
August 13, 2020 – August 16, 2020 all-day
2020-08-13T00:00:00-04:00
2020-08-17T00:00:00-04:00
Contact:
Pentwater Chamber of Commerce
2318694150

August 13-16, 2020
Grand Sponsors
Shelby State Bank
Gale’s Agency

Come home to Pentwater and enjoy our Pentwater Homecoming 2020 Celebration! Many activities and events are planned for your friends and family’s enjoyment.

Theme: Discover Pentwater, Come for a day, a week, a life.

The following events have been confirmed to take place during the 90th Annual Homecoming Celebration:
All weekend
PENTWATER LAKE YOUTH FISHING TOURNAMENT- Beginning mid June and ending August 16th the Pentwater Lake Association hosts the youth fishing tournament in Pentwater Lake. Children under 16 years old are invited to participate in the fishing contest. The largest fish of each 17 species will win. Visit www.pentwaterlakeassociation.org for full details.
SAND SCULPTURE FUNFEST- The Pentwater Service Club will host the 47th annual Sand Sculpture FunFest. This year’s theme is, “Discover Pentwater, come for a day, a week, a life.” The contest will take place between July 18th and August 15th. Participants should submit photos of their completed designs to pentwaterserviceclub@gmail.com. For a full list of information please visit www.serviceclub.org.
Thursday, August 13th 
9:30am BEACH YOGA- Enjoy Beach Yoga hosted by Kalon Arts and Yoga.Treat yourself to a luxurious hour of yoga with social distanced mindful movement and guided imagery on Lake Michigan. Meet at the Charles Mears State Park for 15 minutes prior to class and bring your own towel and water. Cost to participate is $10.00
10am-1pm FARMERS MARKET- The Pentwater Chamber of Commerce will host the Farmers Market on the Village Green. Come see the variety of the market, featuring the best products our local farmers have to offer.
Friday, August 14th 
9:30am BEACH YOGA- Enjoy Beach Yoga hosted by Kalon Arts and Yoga. Treat yourself to a luxurious hour of yoga with social distanced mindful movement and guided imagery on Lake Michigan. Meet at the Charles Mears State Park for 15 minutes prior to class and bring your own towel and water. Cost to participate is $10.00
1pm STORY TELLING BY STORYBOOK VILLAGE- Children can visit Storybook Village to enjoy an animated story telling.
Saturday, August 15th
10am HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT- The annual Horseshoe Tournament will take place at the Art Audrey Horseshoe Pits. Please contact host Dennis Veine at 231-869-4169 to participate.
10am-5pm CELEBRATE IN THE STREET- The Pentwater Chamber of Commerce will open up Hancock Street to only foot traffic to provide additional space for social distancing and allowing shops and restaurants to overflow onto the sidewalk. They invite you to walk in the street, visit local shops, eat at local restaurants, and celebrate Pentwater’s beautiful downtown district. Please continue to support our shops and restaurants while coming “Home” to Pentwater this Homecoming.
12pm PYC ENSIGN RACE- Ensign sailboat races hosted by the Pentwater Yacht Club.
9:30pm LIGHT UP PENTWATER- Although we may not be able to gather together, we can still light up Pentwater. The Pentwater Chamber of Commerce encourages you to light sparklers, wave glow sticks and light up Pentwater at dusk. The Pentwater Chamber will have a drone flying around to capture the lights all across the Village.
Sunday, August 16th
9:30am WORSHIP- Enjoy a worship service on the Village Green in Pentwater. Please bring your own lawn chair.
6pm LIVE JAZZ- Head to Gull Landing to enjoy live Jazz on the deck.
Additional Homecoming event details:
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SOCIAL- To be determined
The Les Bailey Memorial Concert will not take place this year. The Pentwater Civic Band and Scottville Clown Band have suspended all concerts for the season.

 

CANCELLED – LES BAILEY MEMORIAL CONCERT

CANCELLED – MASON/OCEANA COUNTY MSU ALUMNI GOLF OUTING

CANCELLED – BINGO

PENDING – BIG TEN PRESEASON TAILGATE PARTY
• Behind the Village Café under the tent
• Public Welcome
• Sponsor: Mason & Oceana MSU Alumni Association

CANCELLED – GRAND PARADE
• Grand Marshal: Jean Russell

CANCELLED –  FIREWORKS DISPLAYContribute Now!

After evaluating a range of options for safely holding the 90th Annual Homecoming Celebration, with an eye on public health and safety in our community, the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce determined that the right decision, though it is tough, was to cancel the Grand Parade and Fireworks due to the restrictions brought forth by the State of Michigan in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Although guidance from the DNR, State of Michigan, local Police & Fire Departments and health officials played a role in the decision-making process, the main motivating factor was a concern to protect our community from the spread of the coronavirus. Additionally, they do not feel it is appropriate to solicit donations from businesses who are already experiencing financial strain while facing an uncertain future.

PENDING – LIVE MUSIC AT VILLAGE PUB

CANCELLED – VFW PANCAKE BREAKFAST
• Pentwater VFW Hall

CANCELLED – MOVIES ON THE GREEN

HOMECOMING 2021
Kicks off the 2nd Thursday in August