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MARCH 2015


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 14 at 1:00pm

Join us for our Annual St. Patrick Day Parade.  Line-up at south end of Village and stop at The Antler Bar for a few drink specials and parade prizes. 



April 2015


 Easter on the Green

 April 4 at Noon

 Location: Village Green, 321 S. Hancock Street, Pentwater, MI

 On the Village Green and Downtown Pentwater

Bring your children and family to meet the Easter Bunny.  We’ll have an Easter   Egg Hunt, Easter Bonnet parade and contest, Easter Bonnet musical chairs, face painting, and games.


Sponsored by: The Antler Bar


MAY 2015


 Wine and Art Scholarship Benefit

Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 2pm-5pm

Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 day of 


Wine & Art lovers are invited to our Pentwater Women’s Club 9th Annual Wine & Art Scholarship Benefit.  Enjoy 30 fine wines, over 50 delectable hors d’oeuvres, and a plethora of beautiful artworks and gifts from local businesses which will be on display for a Silent Auction. All proceeds support college scholarships for graduating seniors.

Tickets are $20 and available in April 2015 from  Snyder Shoes in Ludington, and from Beverly Kelly at 231-869-2471.  Tickets will be $25 at the door.

Benefit sponsored by Shelby State Bank

Presented by Pentwater Women’s Club. 


Last-Friday-of-the-Month Gallery Stroll
May through October
Starts for the summer on May 29th at 5pm-8pm! Stroll through the Village of Pentwater to see different kinds of art from Pentwater's galleries. Fun for all ages!
 Take an evening stroll to see some great art and talent. Hope to see you there!



Memorial Day Weekend

Is the official start of summer, boating, beach, and family time!  Come and start off your summer in Pentwater, Michigan. The annual Fishing Derby, Marine Corps League Pancake Breakfast, and our Pentwater Memorial Day Parade.  Come visit us and start your summer off right! 


Garden Club of Pentwater Annual Plant Sale

May 23 at 9am-noon

At Bell Park

Bring the beautiful colors and fragrances of spring flowers home with you at Pentwater Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale.  Stop by at Bell Park to select your favorites.  Bell Park is located next to the Pentwater Village office.

Contact Carole Hooper at (231)869-6032 for more info.







31st Annual Memorial Weekend Amateur Salmon & Trout Fishing Derby

May 23-25th 

 Awards Ceremony: Monday at 2pm 

 Calling all Fishermen! Men, Women, young and old.  Come take part in the Pentwater Sportfishing Association 31st Annual Memorial Weekend Amateur Salmon & Trout Fishing Derby Over $3,500.00 in prizes.  

Categories included: Grand Prize ~ Salmon ~ Lake Trout ~ Brown Trout ~ Steelhead. 

 Registration: Friday, May 22nd at 4:00pm till 8:00pm at Pentwater Municipal Marina (Early registration at Charlie’s Marina). Cost: $40. Join Pentwater Sportfishing Association for another $10 per individual or $15 for family.

Contact Capt. Dave German at 616-889-4300 for more info. Sponsored by the Pentwater Sportfishing Association


Marine Corps League Pancake Breakfast


May 24 at 8am-Noon

At VFW Hall, all you can eat.  Proceeds go to Marines helping Marines. We'll be serving panackes, sausage, eggs, bacon, fruit and coffee. It is all you can eat. 

Cost: Adults- $7, Children (5-12)- $3, Children under 5yrs eat for FREE






Memorial Day Parade

May 25 at 10am 

 Join us to pay tribute to our Veterans.  Our Memorial Parade starts at First Street with line-up at 9:30am across the street from the Baptist Church. All Veterans, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are encouraged to participate.  The Pentwater Band marches in the parade and play in Services.  Our first Service will be held at Municipal Marina, second at the Village Green and third at Pentwater Cemetery.  The Pentwater Cemetery is located ½ mile north of downtown.  

 Contact Nick Fekken at (231)869-5649 for more info. 




oldtimer-motorcycle-mechanic-mdPentwater Bike and Trike Rally

May 30 downtown Pentwater on Hancock St. between 1st and 2nd Street

8am - 3pm

Registration starts at 7:30am in front of Turnipseed Mercantile (119 S. Hancock St.)

Classic to road ready motorcycles-All motorcycles welcome

Peoples Choice Awards given for Best Bikes of their Decade.

Categories are: Pre 1950’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 10’s.

Sponsored by:  Turnipseed Mercantile and Channel Lane Inn


1st Jubilee of Pentwater Historical Society Museum

May 30th at 11:30am

Free hot dogs, chips, pop, popcorn, cake

Tin Can Raffle 

 JUNE 2015


Start of Summer Party
Sunday, June 7 at 5pm-8pm
 Say "Hello" to Summer with your neighbors and friends at the Pentwater's "Start of Summer Party!"  We shut down main street and set up picnic tables & grills and the fun begins.  Hot dogs and beverages and

tableware provided.  Bring a dish to pass.  Everyone is Welcome!




National Asparagus Festival

June 12-14

Come celebrate! Several activities daily in Hart , Michigan. Parade in downtown Hart on Saturday.

For more information call 231-873-2247




Free Fishing Weekend

June 13 & 14

Come enjoy one of Michigan’s premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for Free.  All fishing license fees will be waived for two days!  Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters for all species of fish.  All fishing regulations will still apply.  For details, contact Michigan DNR.  So grab a pole, start a family tradition and fish in Pentwater Area Rivers, Pentwater Lake, and Lake Michigan.

Pentwater Community Garage Sale

June 13, 2015 at 8am - 5pm

Garage Sales throughout Pentwater area!  This annual event creates summer deals and fun for all!  Several home owners sell their items that may just turn into your treasures!  The maps to all the garage sales will be available at the Pentwater Chamber on June 11th, Stop by and pick up your treasure map.

Register your garage sale at Pentwater Chamber of Commerce by June 1st. The cost is $10 to be on the map.



Boating Safety Course

June 12 & 13 8am to Noon

All classes are located at the Pentwater Yacht Club 

To register or need more information call  Deputy Tim Simmon at 231-873-6771 or 231-873-2121.


Oceana County Historical Post Card Show

June 20 at 10am-2pm

Downtown Mears at Old Town Hall

Buy and sell post cards at Historical Park Transportation Museum.  There are almost 3,000 Oceana County post cards available to look at.  Reprints will be available for you to purchase.  Meet at the Old Town Hall on Fox Road in downtown Mears for this event.

Call for more info: 231-873-2600


Spring Fest Arts & Crafts Fair

art fair

June 20 & 21, 2015

Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-3pm

Location: Village Green, 321 S. Hancock Street, Pentwater, MI

 Experience the beauty of Spring and Summer at our annual Arts and Craft Festival. Over 100 vendors provide hand-made crafts, a special skill or art, a skilled trade or antiques on the Village Green.  We’ll have live music, the band Awesome Distraction, on the Green.  This is a weekend not to miss. 

 To register as a vendor for the Arts & Craft Festival, go to the applications link at to register online or contact Pentwater Chamber of Commerce at 231-869-4150.




Summer Weekly Repeats


Last-Friday-of-the-Month Gallery Stroll

May-Oct | 5pm-8pm


Pickin’ in Pentwater

June – Aug

Tuesdays | 7pm

On the Village Green


Pentwater Farmer’s Market

June 1st–  September 7th

Mondays and Thursdays

At 10am-1pm

On the Village Green


Civic Band Concerts – 68 Year Tradition

June 25 – August 27

Thursdays at 8pm


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