*Spring Events of 2013*
Visit our Calendar for more details and activities!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 16 at 11am
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. Next stop is Holiday Inn Express in Ludington.
Oceana Center Grange Annual St. Patrick' Day Parade
For more details call: 231-873-4459
Easter on the Green
March 30th 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, games, and crafts.
Sponsored by: The Antler Bar
Wine and Art Scholarship Benefit
Sunday, May 19, 2013 | 2pm-5pm
Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 day of
Wine & Art lovers are invited to our Pentwater Women’s Club 7th 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 2013 from Durand Wine Company in Pentwater, 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.
4th-Friday-of-the-Month Gallery Stroll
Starts for the summer on May 24 at 6pm-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 25 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 Elaine Curtis at (231)869-8221 for more info.
29th Annual Memorial Weekend Amateur Salmon & Trout Fishing Derby
Awards Ceremony: Monday at 2pm
Calling all Fishermen! Men, Women, young and old. Come take part in the Pentwater Sportfishing Association 29th Annual Memorial Weekend Amateur Salmon & Trout Fishing Derby Over $3,500.00 in prizes. Categories included: Salmon ~ Lake Trout ~ Brown Trout ~ Steelhead.
Registration: Friday, May 24th 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 26 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 27 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.
Start of Summer Weekend June 1-2
Chalk it Up in Pentwater
Our 3rd Annual Chalk-it-up in Pentwater on Hancock Street’s sidewalks is on Saturday June 1st at 8am to 3pm. Sunday at 5pm-8pm is our Start of Summer Party on Sunday in front of Village Hall. Hot dogs, beverages and tableware provided - Bring a dish to pass. Open to the public. Our theme: Pentwater Favorites
June 1 at 9am-12 noon
June 2 at 9am-12 noon (Rain Date)
Start your summer off right with our 3rd Annual Chalk it up in Pentwater. Chalk artist draw on the sidewalks along Hancock Street between 1st and 5th Street. Join the chalk art contest or chalk it up for just fun! All ages and all skills may join in. Visit us and enjoy Pentwater, the arts, and atmosphere.
Prize Sponsors: Jilly's Gallery and Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association
Youth/Fun Winners: Storybook Village
Register for the contest for $10 a person or register for fun for $5 per youth. Check-in: 8am-9am. Register before June 1, 2013. Day of event registration is available, if we have room - Space is limited. Youth age groups are: 0-7, 8-11, and 12-15.
June 1 at 4pm, 6pm & 8pm
Pentwater Municipal Marina Pavilion
After Chalk-it-up event bring the kids to an interactive musical storytelling session of Animal Boogie and other favorites!
2nd Annual West Coast Lighthouse Festival
June 1 and 2, 2013
Live entertainment at all lights throughout the weekend, Maritime Magic theme artisan craft fair at the Ludington Arts Center, Workshops- photography, storytelling, children’s magic, yoga, etc.,“Start of Summer” Festival in Pentwater- June 1, 2013. CHALK IT UP- for City Chalk Contest Continues Chalk Contest to the LSP Lighthouse Pathway!
Start of Summer Party
Sunday, June 2 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
Come celebrate! Several activities daily in Hart and Shelby, Michigan. Parade in downtown Hart on Saturday.
For more information call 231-873-2247
Pentwater Community Garage Sale
June 8, 2013 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 7th, 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.
Free Fishing Weekend
June 8 & 9
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.
Boating Safety Course
June 13 & 14 8am to Noon
All classes are located at the Pentwater Yacht Club
To register or need more information call Dan VanZile at (231-301-0220 or 231-301-0310) or Deputy Tim Simmon at (231-873-6771 or 231-873-2121).
Outdoor Safety Day
June 1 at 1pm
Sponsored by Pentwater Police Department.
There will be 40 bike helmets and life jackets given away as part of the event. It will be held on the 100 block on 5th street.
Oceana County Historical Post Card Show
June 15 at10am-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
June 15 & 16, 2013
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 130 vendors provide hand-made crafts, a special skill or art, a skilled trade or antiques on the Village Green. We’ll have live music on the Green. This is a weekend not to miss.
To register as a vendor for the Arts & Craft Festival, contact Pentwater Chamber of Commerce at 231-869-4150. Spots available so contact us soon!
Summer Weekly Repeats
Last-Friday-of-the-Month Gallery Stroll
May-Sept | 6pm-8pm
Pickin’ in Pentwater
June – Aug
Tuesdays | 7pm
On the Village Green
Pentwater Farmer’s Market
June 3rd – August 29th
Mondays and Thursdays
On the Village Green
Civic Band Concerts – 66 Year Tradition
June 27 – August 29
Thursdays at 8pm