September 28, 2024

Craft beer from Bell’s and Ludington Bay Brewing Co., a rocking stage, lawn games and so much more make for a fantastic fall weekend! There are plenty of family-friendly events as well.  

ALL ticket sales are online only. Pre-sale ticket packages will get you into the festival an hour early!

pub crawl

Friday |  6-9 p.m.

Kick off Octoberfest weekend in downtown Ludington with the Friday night pub crawl, presented by Ludington Bay Brewing Company! Begin there to grab a map and a commemorative koozie for this self-guided crawl, and then make your way along South James Street to Ludington Avenue to enjoy fun and beverages at participating Outdoor Social District establishments, where you can even take your drinks to go! 

Be sure to bring your passport back to Ludington Bay by 9 p.m. for prizes and live music by Michigan Mafia String Band.

Tickets are $10 on Eventbrite, or purchase your ticket at Ludington Bay Brewing Co. starting at 5:30 p.m.


Saturday | September 28, 2024 |  2-6 p.m.

Legacy Plaza – 112 N. James St., Ludington

Get in at 1pm with an early-bird ticket!

  • Craft beer from Bell’s Brewery and Ludington Bay Brewing Co
  • Wine and cider will also be available.
  • Food available for purchase.
  • Lawn games including corn hole, Jenga, Yahtzee, badminton and more. Pumpkin painting will also be available to children. Sign up for corn hole tournament HERE



  • Full Octoberfest pass –  
  • Entry only –  


There are several free, public parking lots near the festival location.

On-street parking is also free throughout the city.


[short walk]

Stearns Motor Inn


Cartier Park Campground

[6 blocks or less]

Avenue Flats

Candlelite B&B

Fresh Coast Inn B&B

Lamplighter B&B

Ludington Beach House

Ludington Blue Spruce Inn

Ludington House B&B

Lighthouse Motel

Ludington Pier House

Lakeside Inn

Mitten Flats

Snyder’s Shoreline Inn

Ventura Motel

[8-15 blocks]

Nader’s Motor Lodge

Summer’s Inn

Vista Villa

Viking Arms


Ludington Taxi

(231) 845-9693

DJ’s Taxi

(231) 843-3912

Judy’s Rides

(231) 233-7200

Elite Transport

(231) 233-5927

Public Transportation

Ludington Mass Transit Authority (LMTA)

(231) 845-1231


Call: (231) 845-0324

Email: [email protected]