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Oktoberfest: Biers, Band, & Brats Returns

Oktoberfest: Biers, Band, & Brats Returns

The community is invited to this 6th year returning, Bavarian style fall celebration!

The cool climate and colorful surroundings blend together for a perfect atmosphere along Michigan’s longest beer trail of local craft breweries.It’s a celebration of classic German music, food and traditions that you won’t want to miss.

Visit Muskegon Winter Sports Complex located at 462 Scenic Drive in Muskegon, 49445 on Friday, October 6 through October 7.

Call: (231)744-9629 for more information or visit www.msports.org/oktoberfest for the schedule of events.

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Halloween Harvest Weekend Returns

Halloween Harvest Weekend Returns

For the third year, Pioneer County Park will showcase festive Halloween fun this coming weekend, September 29 – October 1

Delight the family with a weekend of goo-lish entertainment Friday night, September 29. Children will be excited to recieve goody bags, check out a glow in the dark bike parade and a bonfire at the Lodge where s’mores can be made.

Saturday, wake up refreshed to enjoy breakfast at the Lodge and move on to the day.The children will enjoy festive Halloween activities all day long, from free pumpkins, decorating them, hayrides, bounce house, Trick or Treating to so much more.

Call: (231)744-3580 or visit: www.visitmuskegon.org for more information.

Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Is there anything more enjoyable than seeing a dog walking or running in the park – tongue hanging out without a care in the world? How about hundreds of dogs (and owners) in Halloween costumes at the park? That’s what participants in Humane Society of West Michigan’s (HSWM) 5th Annual Bark in the Dark extravaganza at Riverside Park will witness on Saturday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. 

Hosted by HSWM, Bark in the Dark is an annual fundraising 5K & 1 Mile fun run/walk supporting animals awaiting their forever families. This fun-filled event, perfect for the whole family – but especially those furry family members – will feature a photo booth, face painting, and balloon animals before the run/walk from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. The run/walk begins at 6:30pm and will be followed by music, complimentary snacks, and a beer tent!

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Pancakes on the Beach

Pancakes on the Beach

Help benefit the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired Programs & Services by attending this all you can eat Pancake Breakfast!

Bring the family to Margaret Drake Elliot Park at Pere Marquette Beach between 8:00am – 11:00am on Saturday, September 2. The Muskegon Lions Club are preparing all the pancakes you can eat, sausage, along with juice and coffee, as part of the Labor Day weekend celebration.

Call: (231)744-1904 or visit www.visitmuskegon.org for more information.

Muskegon Polish Festival

Muskegon Polish Festival

Labor Day weekend, Muskegon’s Hackley Park located at 350 Webster Avenue is the place to be for food, fun and entertainment!

This 2-day festival on September 1st & 2nd, offers Polka music at its best performed by seven bands for your, listening and dancing pleasure. There will be a Catholic mass at St. Michaels Church, cultural activities, a children’s area, food provided by Polka Pops Café/That Polish Girl Catering and much more.

Visit www.muskegonpolishfest.com for details.

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog: