Category: Regional Activities & Events

In this area you can find information about events that take place in the region close to the Gateway Motel.

Location: Downtown Hart
June 9-11

Many activities scheduled for this 3 day celebration of Oceana County’s greatest vegetable! Family activities,  Art & Craft Fair, Grand Royal  Parade, 5K run, Asparagus Food Show and more.  Activities in Hart and Shelby

Fun at the Dunes

Mac Wood's Dune Rides

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are a natural phenomenon that attracts more than a million visitors each year. Sand, sun, and fun await you at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes nestled between the shores of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake in Oceana County.

The magnificent dunes are divided into three sections, the northern area is reserved for off-road vehicles where you can test your vehicle and your sand driving skill Whether you rent or take your own vehicle this is a thrill you’ve yet to experience. The center region is for hiking, walking, or simply enjoying the beaches of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.

The southern end home to Mac Woods Dune Rides. Mac Woods has been here for more than 75 years allowing visitors to enjoy a 40-minute 7-mile tour of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

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Opening Day Silver Lake Sand Dunes

  • April 1

Blues, Brews & Dunes

  • June 3  2pm-10pm
  • Blues music, Michigan beer and local food

Jeep Invasion

  • June 3
  • Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Blessing of the Duners

  • June 4
  • Line up at 11am
  • Blessing at S.L.SD. ORV section along Lake Michigan beach at noon

National Asparagus Festival

  • June 9-11
  • Parade, arts and crafts, 5K run,  Asparagus food show and more.

Hart Sparks

  • July 2
  • Fireworks and Live Entertainment
  • July 3 Pentwater fireworks
  • July 4 Silver lake fireworks

Pentwater Homecoming

  • August 10-13
  • Grand Parade
  • Scottville Clown Band
  • Fireworks  Charles Mears State Park

Oceana County Fair

  • Aug 23-26
  • Animals, Food and Fun

Heritage Days Festival

  • September 2-3
  • demonstrations
  • music
  • food booths
  • fish boil
  • chicken dinner or pig roast

Honoring Our Elders Pow-Wow

  • September 2-3
  • Native american festival with traders, dancers, food and more.

Apple and BBQ Cook -Off Festival

  • Sept. 8-9
  • Apples, BBQ’s contest, music, arts & crafts, car show and entertainment