Scottville Clown Band

The City of Ludington, Michigan, swells to about three times its size each year for the 4th of July Parade and festivities. Marching bands, floats, and other entires make the parade one of the best in the area each year. Pictured here is the famous Scottville Clown Bamd which marches in many Michigan summer and early fall parades. Coupled with the beautiful sand beaches of Ludington State Park and the Hamlin Dam visitors flock to the region.

The best butter pecan ice cream can be served up by vendors at the State Beach where you have almost eight miles of beachfront to choose from. After the parade and swimming take in some good old A&W Root Beer with the best cheeseburgers in town. Complete your day with a tour of the Ludington Ferry Boat docks.

Then stick around for fireworks at Lake Michigan. I’d advise taking along a light jacket as temperatures can fall rapidly once the sun goes down even in the summer months.