Harbor Festival kicks off with a toast

June 26, 2013

LUDINGTON — The Ludington area will be shining this coming weekend as the 10-day Pure Ludington Harbor Festival begins.
The festival kicks off Friday, June 28 with a sunset toast at the west end of Ludington Avenue near Stearns Park beach. Music will be provided by Pangea Steel Drum Band while the High 5 Guy, Joel Tacey, will be on stilts to entertain the crowd. The Lakeshore Parrot Head Club’s pirate ship will be available for children to play on.
Food and desserts will be provided by Ludington Fire Department, Sunset Side Concessions and House of Flavors ice cream.
Attendees should bring their beverage of choice to toast at sunset. Activities begin at 7:30 p.m. until sunset.
Brandy Henderson, executive director of the Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau said the Harbor Festival is a combination of several area events that will take place the next two weeks.

Saturday:
– The Queen’s Cup Sailboat Race. Ludington Harbor is the finish line of this popular Lake Michigan race, which begins in Milwaukee. Boats are expected to arrive Saturday morning. An entertainment tent featuring food and beverages will be open to the public at Ludington’s Waterfront Park.
– Harbor Hustle 5K run, 10 a.m.
– Ludrock. This event started out as a group of local musicians getting together to jam and it has grown since. All performances take place at Waterfront Park from 11 a.m. to dusk.

Sunday:
– Tall Ship Madeline free public tours.
– Ludrock continues, noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, see www.ludingtonharborfestival.com.

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