Muskegon County Calendar of Events 09/16/19 – 09/23/19
Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Planetarium Show: Supervolcanoes
“Supervolcanoes” is a free, 30-minute planetarium show that looks at a rare class of large volcanic eruptions on Earth and other planets. See it Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00pm through October 31 at Muskegon Community College, room 1072. No reservations are needed; this is walk-in only. Be sure to come early and check out the new “World of Water” exhibit before the show, at the John Barley Science Museum in room 1073, across the hall from the planetarium. The museum is open until 7:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; allow 20-30 minutes. For more information, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15 or more, call 231-777-0289.
Muskegon South Pierhead Light Tours
Tour the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Saturdays in September and October from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day! For more information call 1-844-MLIGHTS.
Docent-led Tower Tours Admission:
- $2 – Kids 11 and under
- $3 – Military and veterans
- $4 – 12 and up
Please note: Children must be at least 3 feet tall in order to climb. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a private tour of the Lighthouse with one of their knowledgeable history docents. The cost is $50 a person for up to ten people for sunset or any time of day you desire.
Pigeon Hill Brewing Co: Monday Night Bike Ride
Monday evenings, beginning at 6:00pm, come to Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. to join in a group bicycle ride! The goal is for everyone to start and finish together for a total ride time of 90 minutes. Please arrive early. The ride begins promptly at 6:00pm. You’ll travel from Pigeon Hill to Pere Marquette Beach via the Lakeshore Bike Trail (10-11 miles). For more information call (231) 375-5184.
Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show! Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams! Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge. Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week. For more information, call (231) 726-4007.
Roll On Muskegon
Roll On Muskegon is a casual, family friendly, community bike ride on the streets of Muskegon. Every Monday night we leave as a group from the downtown Muskegon Farmer’s Market to visit and explore a different neighborhood of Muskegon.
- When: Every Monday night. Wheels turn at 6:30pm
- Where: Meet at the Muskegon Farmer’s Market
- Speed: Casual, 8-10 mph
- How Long: Approx. 90 minutes
Muskegon Farmers’ Market & Flea Market
The Muskegon Farmers’ Market, owned and operated by the City of Muskegon, is dedicated to showcasing the best in locally-grown foods, flowers, nursery stock, handicrafts and baked goods. The Market also hosts The Flea where everything imaginable is sold.
Farmers’ Market summer hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm. The Flea Market is Wednesdays from 8:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call 231-722-3251 or visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.
Montague Farmers’ Market
The Montague Farmers’ Market opens the first Saturday in June and runs every Saturday through October. The Market is also open on Wednesdays in July, August, and September. Market hours are from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Any farmer or baker who is interested in selling goods at the Market should contact Farmers’ Market Manager, Jeff Auch at City Hall at 231-893-1155 ext. 1757 to check if any booths are available.
Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Sweetwater Local Foods Market offers healthy, humane, homegrown, local food you can trust! They are open year-round, Saturdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Summer markets are held in the parking lot; winter markets are inside the lobby. For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.
Fetch Cycling Group
Meet in the parking lot behind Fetch Brewing Company on Thursdays at 6:00pm for a 60 minute No Drop Bike Ride. All abilities and fitness levels are encouraged and welcome. Helmets are strongly encouraged. Fetch Brewing Company provides you with the added incentive of $1 off your first post-ride beer!
Sweet Saturdays at the Lakeside Emporium
Join the Lakeside Emporium on Saturday afternoons from 12:00pm – 4:00pm to enjoy food, entertainment, and “Treasure Alley” – a collection of vendors ranging from artists and authors to crafters, collectors, and even pottery demonstrations, all conveniently located on-site at the Lakeside Emporium. It’s family fun and enjoyment for all ages, and an opportunity to find just the perfect treat or gift for yourself or someone else. Enjoy the experience, delicious products, and great customer service at the Lakeside Emporium, and check out all the other wonderful businesses in Lakeside. For more information call 231-755-9933.
USS Silversides Submarine Museum Fall Lecture & Film Series
Lectures will be presented every Monday through November 4 at 6:00pm. The cost is $5.00 per person per lecture or FREE with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership. In addition to the lectures, for one week prior to each lecture, they will be showing a film on a related subject. Movies will be shown daily at 1:00pm. The cost to attend the movie is included with your $6 admission ticket to the museum. Admission to the museum is also FREE with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership. For more information call (231) 755-1230.
The Art and History of the Celts
September 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
September 16 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Sturrus Technology Center lobby at Muskegon Community College for the free lecture series, “The Art and History of the Celts!” Instructor Tim Norris with guest presenter Michael Johnson will explain where and when Celtic art and culture originated.
They will answer such questions as: Who are the Celts? What traits make their art significant? How has Celtic art and culture changed over time? How does their art reflect their unique spiritual beliefs and traditions? What vestiges of Celtic culture have survived to this day? What was Ireland’s distinctive role in preserving this heritage? For more information, contact email@example.com or call 231-777-0344.
Ballet Nepantla: Valentina
September 18 @ 6:00 pm
Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts for “Valentina!” Ballet Nepantla presents Sin Fronteras, a synergistic celebration crossing geographic, historical and artistic borders. Sin Fronteras explores the in-betweenness of cultures within the realm of dance, harmonizing traditional Mexican Folklorico, contemporary & classical Ballet, and West African dance in a way no other show has done. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.
Henna & Hops
September 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, September 18 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, come to Fetch Brewing Co. for Henna & Hops! Grab a friend and adorn yourself with henna! Henna is a dye that creates a temporary tattoo and can be applied to your skin. You’ll be able to create your own design, grab some ideas from the instructor, or use a stencil. Registration is required. This is for ages 15 and up and the cost is $20. For more information call the Arts Council of White Lake at (231) 893-2524.
After Hours Tours at Hackley Public Library
September 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dive into history and learn details about Hackley Public Library during an ‘After-Hours’ tour on Thursday, September 19! Visitors are asked to arrive at 4:45pm to gather in HPL’s lower level meeting rooms, then the guided tour will begin at 5:00pm. Please park in the rear parking lot as the front doors will be locked. Tours will be approximately 1 hour. These tours are FREE, open to the public, and recommended for all ages. Call (231) 722-8000 with any questions.
Opening Event – The Land: The Art of Bill Hosterman and Ed Wong-Ligda
September 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 19 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the opening event of “The Land: The Art of Bill Hosterman and Ed Wong-Ligda! ‘ Explore the exhibit, and then enjoy a lecture by the artists at 7:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 231-720-2570.
Jazz Night: Checkers Morton
September 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, September 19 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Jazz Night featuring Checkers Morton! For more information call 231-894-5333.
Yoga at the Light
September 20 @ 9:30 am
Friday, September 20 at 9:30am it’s Yoga at the Light with Mitch Colman. The rain date will be September 27. For more information call Mitch Coleman at White River Yoga 231-740-6662.
3rd Annual Golftoberfest
September 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, September 20 from 11:00am – 5:30pm, come to Lincoln Golf Club for the 3rd Annual Golftoberfest! This is a Bavarian inspired event for golfers and a fundraiser to support year-round recreation at the Winter Sports Complex. Last year, your support of this event helped them to reach their goal to fund phase 1 of the dual mega zip line. Over the last year, they have begun planning for the zip line buildout with ground breaking scheduled for this fall. All proceeds from this event will benefit the next phase to provide year-round recreation.
This is a 4 person scramble that will commence with an 11:00am shotgun start. Each person hits a shot and the team takes the best shot. This process is repeated until the hole is finished. Men under 65 play from the black tees. Men 65 and older play from silver tees. Women play from the gold tees.
The first 15 teams registering before August 30 will receive a $50 discount, so don’t delay! Register at Eventbrite.com.
Pianos for Paws
September 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, September 20 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Polish Falcon Club for Pianos for Paws! This is a 5 Piece Dueling Piano show benefitting the Humane Society and Animal Rescue of Muskegon County! Tickets are $20 and available through Eventbrite.com. For more information call the club at (231) 755-1451.
Hackley & Hume Historic Site: All Access Tours
September 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Every third Friday of the month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, you can go where no visitor has gone before on All Access Tours of the Hackley & Hume Historic Site! Explore behind closed doors including attics, porches, and basements of both houses. Enjoy different themed topics such as restoration, preservation, family stories, new discoveries in the research, the Hackley House during the Red Cross years, the Hume home as a Daycare Center, as well as future projects. Please RSVP by calling 231-722-7578. The cost is $20 or $15 for members.
Live Music: Silverado
September 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, September 20 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from the Silverado Band! For more information call 231-894-5333.
Princess & Superhero Weekend at Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo
Saturday and Sunday, September 21 – 22, bring the kids to Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo for the Princess & Superhero Weekend! Visit with their special costumed characters as you explore all the fun on the farm this weekend! For more information call 231-861-5730.
231 Snow & Car Show
September 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, September 21 from 10:00am – 6:00pm, come to Mt. Garfield for the 3rd annual “231 Snow & Car Show!” This snowmobile and car show features snowmobile, dirt bike and quad riders doing stunts all day, a car show and swap meet, as well as a skydive jump from Skydive Grand Haven! This is a family friendly event with a bounce house for the kids and many sponsors giving away all kinds of cool items, from coolers to GPS units! Muskegon Motorcycle Club will be there giving away a golf cart as well. Gates open at 10:00am and the first show is at noon. Tickets are $15 with kids 12 and under free. For more information call 231-736-7166.
Muskegon Heritage Museum’s Community Days
September 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy one of Muskegon’s “Amazing Museums” for free during Muskegon Heritage Museum’s Community Days!
The Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving the economic, industrial and social history of the greater Muskegon area. Their collection includes informational exhibits, artifacts and photos pertaining to Muskegon’s industries, historic homes and businesses. They have a working steam engine with a line shaft that runs 11 machine tools as well as a working Brunswick pinsetter, a spring winding machine, and over 80 other companies represented in exhibits. Don’t let the modest storefront fool you, the museum has over 12,000 square feet of display space, spanning three floors!
Each “Community Day” will have a special theme:
- September 21 – Kaydon Engineering
- October 19 – Swanson Pickles and pickle tasting
For more information call 231-722-1363 or visit www.muskegonheritage.org.
September 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, September 21 from 11:00am – 2:00pm, bring your family down for a FREE fun adventure at the Western Market in downtown Muskegon! Dig through the sand to find dinosaur toys, fossils, and eggs. Find one of the 30 golden eggs and win a prize bag full of goodies from Tatterweave Designs! You may even spot a live T-Rex! For more information call (231) 724-6705.
Tacos 4 Tails
September 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 21 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Mona Lake Boating Club for Tacos 4 Tails! Enjoy a delicious taco dinner and support the West Michigan Spay and Neuter Clinic and the wonderful work they do. There’ll also be an on-site auction with terrific items available! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under and available at the door. For more information call (231) 366-7067.
Speakeasy at the LMC
September 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 21 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, join the Lakeshore Museum Center for a night of booze, gambling and good eats! Dress in 1920’s style and spend an evening in support of the LMC. Flappers and gangsters welcome! Tickets are $50 and available through Eventbrite.com. For more information call (231) 722-0278.
WLCS 98.3FM Jukebox Party Cruise
September 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm $25.00
Saturday, September 21 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, board the Aquastar for a WLCS Jukebox Party Cruise!
“Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of the Aquastar…” WLCS 98.3 FM is proud to bring you the Saturday Jukebox Cruise. Join Gilligan and the Skipper on this 3 hour tour set to the sounds of the 60’s and 70’s. Dress as your favorite Gilligan’s Island character or in your classic 60’s or 70’s cruise attire. Or, come as you are and enjoy the music and fun! Win prizes and enjoy time on the water with your friends. Log onto www.aquastarcruises.com to grab your tickets while they last.
Live Music: James Margolis
September 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 21 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from James Margolis! James is a Brooklyn based musician with roots in the Philadelphia area. In addition to being a musician, James is a sound engineer, having worked the soundboard at several NYC venues. He engineered and produced his newest album “Live Fast Die Young” released in 2018 on bandcamp. For more information call 231-894-5333.