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Date: Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 8:00 am
Duration: 3 Days 1 Hour

Homecoming Celebration Events

August 8-11


Theme: Pentwater Favorites
August 8-11
Come home to Pentwater and enjoy our Pentwater Homecoming 2013 Celebration! Many activities and events are planned for your friends and family’s enjoyment.
Our Activities are as follows:
- Pentwater Township Cemetery Tours
-Strawberry Shortcake Social
-Les Bailey Memorial Concert
-Teen Dance
-Sand Sculpture Contest
-Charity Volleyball Tournament
-Story Telling
-Mason/Oceana County MSU Alumni Golf Scramble
-Ray Spychal Invitational Softball
-Horseshoe Tournaments
-Pentwater Yacht Club Ensign Race
-MSU Volleybll Team Exhibition
-Big Ten Pre-Season Tailgate Party
-Homecoming Grand Parade at 4pm
- Jazz North perform Village Green Concert
-Scottville Clown Band Mini Concert (Behind Village Cafe & Pub)
-Fireworks at Dusk
-Marine Corps League Pancake Breakfast and more.


Pentwater Township Cemetery Tours

Aug 8 at 1-4pm

Start the weekend off with horse drawn carriage rides, cookies and punch at our Pentwater Township Cemetery Open House.

For more information contact the Township Office at 231-869-6231


Pentwater Lake Association Strawberry Shortcake Social

Thursday, Aug 8 at Village Green – 6pm to 8pm

Location: Village Green, 321 S. Hancock Street, Pentwater, MI

The annual Strawberry Shortcake Social will be held on the Village Green. This delicious treat will be sold on Thursday evening beginning at 6:00pm while the crowd gathers for the special concert of combined Scottville Clown Band and our own Pentwater Civic Band. These bands will kick off the big Homecoming weekend festivities.

This event is hosted by the Pentwater Lake Association.

For more information contact Lynne Cavazos at 231-869-5939 or Carol Nauta 231-869-5191

Les Bailey Memorial Band Concert








August 8 at 7:30pm

On the Village Green


Teen Dance

August 8 at 9pm-12am

There will be music and dancing for teens behind The Village Café under the tent. This event is sponsored by The Village Café and Pub. The entry fee is $7.00 per person.


Sand Sculpture Contest








Aug 9 at 8am

In Charles Mears State Park. Open for all ages! Our theme is Pentwater Favorites


  • Tournament starts Friday morning  Time: 10am
  • 4 vs. 4 teams. Cost is $40 per team payable to: Cancer and Critical Care Fund
  • Teams can pay in advance or the day of the tournament (mailing info available online)
  • Three brackets: age 12-17, age 18+ and Family Teams (parents and young children)
  • For more information, contact Anna Fuller at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (517) 862-7211
  • Story Telling by Storybook Village

    August 9 at 1 PM

    Location: Village Green, 321 S. Hancock Street, Pentwater, MI


    Mason/Oceana County MSU Alumni Golf Scramble

    August 2 at 9am

    Location: Oceana Golf Course

    To participate, contact Marc Ingis at 231-861-4211


    Ray Spychal Invitational Softball Tournament

    August 9 at 6pm

    August 10 at 9am

    August 11 at 10am-3pm

    Location: Pentwater High School

    Register your softball team in our tournament by contacting Dugan Hartsuiker at 231-869-5711


    Horseshoe Tournaments

    August 10 registration starts at 9am with tournaments starting at 10am

    Location: The Art Ardrey Memorial horseshoe pits by the Fire Barn on Park Street


    All ages may participate in the horseshoe tournaments. There have been as many as 21 teams. Contact Dennis Veine at 231-869-4169 if you need more information.


    Sponsored by: Direct Advertising


    Grand Opening Celebration at Pet Hollywood Boutique & Spa

    10am to 6pm

    Bring your 4 leggeds & help create the areas 1st boutique for cats & dogs!


    MSU Volleyball Exhibition

    Open to the public.  August 10 at 10am at Pentwater Public Schools


    PYC Ensign Race

    August 10 at 11am

    Pentwater Yacht Club Ensign Race will be held (if weather is permitting).


    Big Ten Pre-season Tailgate Party

    August 10 at 12pm - 8pm

    Location: The Village Café and Pub

    Cost: Donation at the door

    Public welcome! Many MSU Alumni, administrators, coaches, and staff will be present along with MSU “Sparty”, Cheerleaders, Dance Team, Zeke the Wonderdog, “Strolling Spartans”, and a special appearance of the Scottville Clown Band.

    Activities include: Speeches, Live Music, Scottville Clown Band, Spartan Fun, Adult Beverages, food and more.

    The event is co-sponsored by the MSU Alumni Club of Oceana and Mason County, and The Village Café and Pub.

    A list of specific events will be released again after August 6th.


    Homecoming Grand Parade Registration

    Saturday, August 10

    Registration 2pm – 3:30pm

    4pm Start Time

    Registration Fee: $5.00 per entry (Non-profit registration fee waived)

    Theme: Pentwater Favorites

    Grand Marshal is TBD, Citizen of the Year.

    Pre-Registration is highly encouraged. Day of Parade registration is in front of the Pentwater High School. Line-up will be based on registration date/time and entry type.

    Parade rules are on the entry form. Follow this LINK for the Entry Form!



    Homecoming Grand Parade








    Aug 10 at 4pm

    Over 100 entry parade with floats and bands. Plaque given to best float based on our theme - Pentwater Favorites.


    Scottville Clown Band Mini Concert

    August 10 at 5pm

    Location: Behind the Village Pub

    After the Parade the Scottville Clown Band will hold a Mini Concert behind the Village Pub.


    Homecoming Fireworks

    Aug 10 at Dusk

    Fireworks over Lake Michigan and Pentwater Pier, in Charles Mears State Park.


    Marine Corps League Pancake Breakfast


    Aug 11 at 8am-Noon

    At VFW Hall, all you can eat. Proceeds go to Oceana Toys for Tots.

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