Friends of Downtown Ludington

Click the button below to make a contribution.

Downtown Ludington is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown community through collaboration, advocacy & promotion, and partners to create a sense of place & community where people & businesses grow & prosper.

We strive to create a place where people love to live, work, and play; a place that values its history, but looks forward, ready for the future.

How do we do this?

  • Create an atmosphere where entrepreneurs can thrive and where the community wants to be to shop, dine and explore 
  • Organize events that draw people to our downtown district to increase business sales and awareness
  • Make our downtown area more walkable and pedestrian-friendly 
  • Highlight our diverse businesses and tell their stories
  • Facilitate local grant and loan programs
  • Continue to implement our streetscape plan, which includes street-side planters, tree replacement, and maintaining fixtures like benches, bike racks, and refuse containers
  • Celebrate the volunteers who donate their time towards our efforts
  • Promote living downtown by encouraging the use of second-story spaces.

We work tirelessly to improve the appearance and economics of downtown to create a place where people from all over the region love to be. 

How can you get involved?

  • Attend our events: Love Ludington Street Party, weekly farmers market, weekly live music nights, Octoberfest, Small Business Saturday, and holiday events  
  • Interact with and share our posts on social media: find us @downtownludington
  • Volunteer: our events hinge on dedicated volunteers who carry our mission forward. Committees are also a great way to cater to your specific talents!
  • Invest in Downtown Ludington: monthly or a one-time gift; your investment in downtown makes a difference!
  • Be downtown: eat downtown, shop downtown, play downtown! Support and get to know your local business owners and why they chose #DowntownLudington.

We hope that you are inspired to get involved. Why? Because it’s YOUR downtown, and you can make a difference! Click the button below, or contact Kristen Smith at [email protected] or 231-845-0324, to learn more or to become a Friend of Downtown Ludington. If you would like to sponsor a downtown event, contact Myndi Dangler, [email protected].