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Come "Home" to Pentwater for Homecoming Celebration

August 12-15, 2021

Many events of Homecoming have been revised or canceled due to concerns with health and safety of Covid-19. The traditional Parade and Fireworks have been canceled. It's Pentwater Homecoming--so come home to fun! This annual event brings in people from all over, with numerous activities planned for the entire family.

Pentwater is one of the most charming villages in Michigan, and friendly merchants are happy to welcome you into their shops. Here you'll find a wonderful variety of gift ideas for you or someone special. You can spend hours browsing these shops, or the numerous art galleries throughout town. Take a break and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Pentwater's restaurants. Some offer outside dining that overlooks Pentwater Lake. Or treat yourself to an ice cream cone and sit in the Village Green...sun or shade, there's a place for you!

Homecoming Weekend is the most popular event all summer in Pentwater. Those that call Pentwater home, or others that previously resided here, enjoy all the festivities that celebrate the wonder of Pentwater. Visitors come and fall in love with the town. Throughout the weekend, activities include a sand castle contest, strawberry shortcake sale, golf scramble, softball tournament, concert featuring the Scottville Clown Band and MSU tailgate party.

It's an annual event that everyone looks forward to...don't miss the festivities during Pentwater Homecoming.

The 2021 schedule will be posted when it becomes available.

Here's what's scheduled:

Sand Sculpture FunFest, hosted by the Pentwater Service Club will be held between July 18 and August 15; participants should submit photos of their completed designs to

Pentwater Lake Youth Fishing Tournament, begins in mid-June and ends August 16, hosted by the Pentwater Lake Association. Children under age 16 may participate; largest fish of each 17 species will win. Details at


10am-1pm - Farmers Market, Village Green
9:30am- Beach Yoga, Charles Mears State Park.
Details TBA - Strawberry Shortcake Social on the Village Green, hosted by the Pentwater Lake Association
Canceled - Les Bailey Memorial Concert with Scottville Clown Band, Village Green


9:30am - Beach Yoga, Charles Mears State Park.
1pm - Storytelling by Storybook Village.


10am - Horseshoe Tournaments, Art Audrey Memorial horseshoe pits at Fire Barn.
10am- 5pm - Celebrate in the Street. Hancock Street will be open to only foot traffic to provide additional space for social distancing and allowing shops and restaurants to overflow onto the sidewalk.
Noon - Pentwater Yacht Club Ensign Race
9:30pm - Light Up Pentwater, people encouraged to light sparklers, wave glow sticks and light up Pentwater.
Canceled - Fireworks, Charles Mears State Park


Canceled - Marine Corps League Pancake Breakfast, Pentwater VFW Hall
9:30am - Worship in the Village Green
6pm - Jazz at Gull Landing
Canceled - Movies on the Green

Events are listed according to the information available at the time of the most recent update to this story. The schedule is subject to change. For details, please see

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Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.
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Last Updated: 01-27-2021 11:45 AM ID: 505