White Lake Community Events for July 31-August 6, 2017!
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July 31-August 6, 2017 Events       

Here's what's happening this week!

White Lake Area's TOP TEN-ish list has arrived! Visit our community calendar at www.whitelake.org for a full list of what's happening! Upcoming events requiring PRE-REGISTION include: BridgeHop! 5K, BBQ Cookoff, and Waggin-Tails Pet Parade on Saturday, August 5th!  ALSO COMING UP is the Global Leadership Summer hosted by Ferry Memorial August 10-11. If you find an error, please kindly reply.

Date: Tuesday 6/19/18
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Montague Bandshell

ACWL Summer FREE Summer Concert Series

Throughout the Summer, join us every Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM at the Montague Band Shell for the Arts Council of White Lake (ACWL) Free Summer Concert Series!  The Band Shell is located at 8450 Launch Ramp Road, Montague, MI 49437.

In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Montague Area Public Schools Center for the Arts located at Montague High School, 4900 Stanton Blvd, Montague, MI 49437. A fun, free family event–bring your lawn chairs and blankets! It’s sure to be a toe-tapping time!

Date: Wednesday 7/19/17
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Fetch Brewing Co.

Open Mic Night @ Fetch Brewing

Come out with your talents and share them at Fetch! A safe, welcome environment for artists of all ages and stages to try out our stage. Join our Open Mic host, Chester Winowiecki, in entertaining our patrons. Not an artist? Come on out and enjoy the show!

1st & 3rd Wednesday of the Month. Check Fetch Brewing Company’s FB page for additional details. No purchase necessary.

Date: Thursday 8/3/17
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Folias Duo to Perform at the Cocoa Cottage Bed and; Breakfast

The Cocoa Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Whitehall is rolling out the red carpet to host a wonderful backyard concert featuring the Folias Duo: Carmen Maret, flute and Andrew Bergeron, guitar.

This 7:30 p.m. concert is the kickoff to the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival, August 3 – 13.

A limited number of tickets are available in advance at the Arts Council of White Lake Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby St, the Book Nook & Java Shop, 8726 Ferry St. Montague 231-894-5333, and at artswhitelake.org.

More information may be found at www.whitelakechambermusicfestival.com.

Date: Thursday 8/3/17
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: White River Light Station

Ghost of the American Road at The White River Light Station

People across America are saying this emerging duo’s performances leave them feeling as if they’ve just read a great book.

From a one-bedroom farmhouse in the middle of 180 acres in Texas, Ghosts of the American Road is the latest brainchild from acclaimed songwriter Kevin Higgins and his talented musical partner, Barbara Malteze. Performing coast-to-coast, this duo has logged over 380,000 miles and collected seven Texas Music Awards along the way. Inspired by Higgins’ cinematographic compositions, Ghosts of the American Road create beautiful music. Defying comparisons, one thing’s for certain-no other artists come close to sounding like them. This is American Music where all styles come together at a distinctly original musical crossroads.

Date: Thursday 1/1/70
Time: Thursday 1/1/70

Date: Thursday 8/3/17
Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Venue: Book Nook and Java Shop

White Lake Chamber Music Festival

The White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present a stunning 8th season, bringing exceptional performances and great classical music to West Michigan! From August 3-13, local, national, and international performers will present more than 30 concerts and events in just 10 days throughout the White Lake area and Muskegon. We hope to broaden awareness, education, and a spirit of community through the experience of great classical music!
Please visit www.whitelakechambermusicfestival.com for detailed information.

Date: Saturday 6/2/18
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Artisan Market

Montague Artisan Market

Support local artists and find unique gifts for yourself or a loved one at the Artisan Market! The Artisan Market is adjacent to the Farmer’s Market in Montague on Water Street and runs the first Saturday of June, July, August, and September from 9am to 1pm.  A variety of vendors sell their handmade items, including soap, jewelry, and other art items.


Date: Saturday 8/5/17
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Free Nature Walk

Discover the beauty of the White Lake area.  Local naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas.  A variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife will be covered, depending on the time of year.  The walks are appropriate for adults and families;  no children allowed without parents. There is no cost for the walks, which are a partnership of Great Lakes Consulting, The White Lake Area Chamber, and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. Arconic (Alcoa Howmet) is the program’s financial sponsor.  Location: Duck Lake State Park. Topic: Healthy Shoreline Flora. Meeting Location: State Park Pavilion.

Attendees are encouraged to: bring insect repellant, dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable shoes (no flip flops), and water/snacks if needed.  Other optional items include:  sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, camera, sketchpad, and pencils/pens.



Date: Saturday 8/5/17
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Lebanon Lutheran Church

Avalon String Quartet to Present Three Concerts of Chamber Music

The renowned Avalon String Quartet returns to the White Lake area for the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival. Three free concerts will be presented on Saturday, August 5, Wednesday, August 9, and Saturday, August 12. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at Lebanon Lutheran Church (1101 S. Mears).

Joining Avalon on Saturday, August 12, will be Chicago clarinetist Elizandro Garcia-Montoya performing the Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op.115.

Tickets for each concert are only $10 and are available in advance at the Book Nook & Java Shop, (8726 Ferry St., Montague, 231-894-5333, the Arts Council’s Nuveen Center, CWL (106 E. Colby St., Whitehall), or on-line at artswhitelake.org.
More information may be found at whitelakechambermusicfestival.com

Date: Sunday 8/6/17
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Ferry Memorial Church

Well Known and Loved West Michigan Musicians to Perform – The Walvoord Trio

As part of the White Lake Chamber Music Festival, Holland performers Andrew Le, piano; Jenny Walvoord, violin; and Alicia Eppinga, cello, will delight the White Lake area. Jennifer and Andrew are the Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck and perform regularly throughout the West Michigan region.

For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival’s events, please visit whitelakechambermusicfestival.com or call 231-329-3056 for more information.


White Lake Area Chamber + Visitor’s Bureau
124 W. Hanson Street, Whitehall, MI 49461
231.893.4585 | 800.879.9702
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