Weekend events include bonfire, free concert, Arcadia Daze, wine fare

July 23, 2015
Rhythm and Dunes

Rhythm and Dunes

The Weekend Insider by Carrie Klemm, MCP Writer.

Sunset Beach Bonfire – Ludington

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 8 – 10p.m.

Celebrate the beauty that is the Great Lakes State by joining the citizens of Ludington for a bonfire on the beach! Hosted by the Ludington Area CVB, the bonfire is lit at 8p.m. and will be surrounded by live music and good friends. Watch the sun go down on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan.

Arcadia Daze – Arcadia

Friday, July 24, 2015 – Sunday, July 26, 2015

Presented by the Arcadia Lions Club, this three day festival at Finch Park will be fun for the whole family. The opening ceremony is at 4:30p.m. on Friday and will be followed by music in the pavilion, fireworks over Lake Michigan and live music and dancing at the beer tent until 1:00am. Saturday and Sunday events include a 5k run, an arts and crafts show on Fourth Street, a barbecue chicken dinner, craft beer tasting, raffle drawings and more! For an epic conclusion of the festival, the Arcadia Daze Gala Parade takes place at 1:30p.m. on Sunday and will be followed by the Scottville Clown Band Concert at 2:30p.m.

Friday Night Live – Ludington

Friday, July 24, 2015 – 6 – 9p.m.

It’s the third FNL of the season and an excellent way to spend a lovely summer evening. Music this week will include Mojo Hammer, Coconut Radio and The Dupes. Also present will be Joel Tacey, also known as “Michigan’s Family Funnyman,” as well as the 4-H Zoo, pony rides, vendor booths and rides for the kids on the Baby Badger. Don’t miss the after party in the plaza, featuring live music by Sugar Rush, dancing and a beer tent.

Grapes on the River: Michigan Wine Artisan Fare Music & Art – Manistee

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 2 – 6p.m.

Sip on Michigan wines and nibble on local cuisines downtown Manistee. Hosted by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, the event will take place at the Manistee Municipal Marina and will feature wines and craft brews from Douglas Valley, Chateau Grand Traverse, St. Julian Winery, Northern Natural and many others. Also enjoy a taste of Manistee with food from Little River Casino Resort Heron at the River, Noteware Candy Company and TJ’s Pub. Admission to the event is $12 per person and attendees will have a chance to win a sunset sail for 6 aboard the Phoenix Sailing Charter.

Wine & Cheese: Meet the Artists Reception — Ludington

Saturday, July 25, 2015 – 7 – 9 p.m.

Meet the Artists of the Golden Key Art Gallery! The last Saturday of each month, the gallery opens it’s doors for the community to come together and meet with the artists featured. The event will feature appetizers, cheese and wine, with non-alcoholic refreshments also available. Art lovers unite!

Rhythm and Dunes Concert – Ludington

Saturday, July 25, 2015 – 7 p.m.

Did somebody say free concert? Hosted by West Shore Bank, join the community at Waterfront Park for a rockin’ good time with The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band. Hailing from sunny California, the band has been embracing and tributing the Eagles since 1999 and is a favorite tribute band around North America. Grab a couple of friends and a few chairs and enjoy this evening of excellent musical entertainment.

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