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Local Events

Summer in Silver Lake: Like nowhere else. See what’s happenin’!

During summer, it seems like there’s always something going on in Silver Lake, and we invite you to schedule your trip during an event that interests you in order to get the most out of your trip!

Aside from great fireworks displays over the 4th of July, we’ve also got several annual events, such as the Blessing of the Duners and the National Asparagus Festival that many of our guests look forward to each year. Additionally, the Oceana County Fair takes place every August, and if you’re here in September, you certainly won’t want to miss the Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Fest.

See more information on each of these events and others below, and plan your trip accordingly!

Blessing of the Duners

The Blessing of the Duners is a new annual event in the area that rallies dune riders of all ages and backgrounds together in a prayer for safety and fun in the forthcoming season.

Bring your dune vehicle for the blessing near the south end of the Lake Michigan shoreline in the ORV section of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park. Dune buggies, Jeeps, razors, and other dune ready ORVs are all welcome. Check out for more info!

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Oceana County Fair

Locals and visitors to the area always look forward to the Oceana County Fair! This 5-day event features a full fairground with rides and games, harness racing, a 4-H market livestock auction, tractor pull, demolition derby, bingo, a talent show, and much more! Come for just a few hours or visit for the whole weekend. There’s something new each day! This event takes place the 4th weekend in August.

1025 S State St • Hart MI 49420

Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival

The Apple & BBQ Festival is always a highly anticipated annual event in the Silver Lake area.

This year, there’s lots of fun to be had, from the apple pie contest and the Farm Fresh Apples and Craft Show to the dune buggy show and classic auto & truck show. There’s even the Festival 5k Apple A Day Run and lots of activities for the kids! This event takes place on the 2nd weekend in September.

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The Bluegrass Gathering

The Bluegrass Gathering is held at the Oceana County Fairgrounds in May. Featuring live music from bands, such as Out of the Blue, New County Grass, Oceana Drive, Steam Powered Bluegrass, and more. There will also be a youth showcase, band scramble, open mic, and educational workshops in music. Craft and food vendors will be on site.

1025 S State St • Hart MI 49420