Full slate of fun on tap for Pentwater Homecoming this weekend.

August 9, 2021

Scottville Clown Band in Pentwater Homecoming Parade.

Full slate of fun on tap for Pentwater Homecoming this weekend.

PENTWATER — After having a scaled-back Homecoming celebration last summer due to COVID-19, Pentwater will offer a full slate of activities this weekend, Aug. 12-15, for the 91st annual event.

The following is the Homecoming 2021 schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 12:

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Pentwater Farmers Market, Village Green.
  • 6 p.m.: Strawberry Shortcake Social, Village Green, hosted by the Pentwater Lake Association.
  • 7:30 p.m. Les Bailey Memorial Concert, Village Green. Pentwater Civic Band and The Scottville Clown Band combined.

Friday, Aug. 13:

  • 8 a.m. to noon: Sand Sculpture Contest, Charles Mears State Park. Judging at 11 a.m. This year’s theme is “Pentwater: Life is Better at the Lake.” Sponsored by the Pentwater Service Club.
  • 1 p.m.: Storytelling at Storybook Village.
  • 1 p.m.: Mason/Oceana County MSU Alumni Golf Outing, Lakeside Links Golf Club. Call 231-843-3360 for more information.
  • 8:30 p.m.: Sunset Glow Yoga, Charles Mears State Park. The cost is $15 to participate, and bring a towel and water. Hosted by Kalon Arts and Yoga Company.

Saturday, Aug. 14:

  • Noon PYC Ensign Race, Pentwater Yacht Club, weather permitting.
  • Noon to 8 p.m.: Big Ten Preseason Tailgate Party, behind the Village Café under the tent. The public is welcome. The sponsor is the Mason and Oceana MSU Alumni Association.
  • 1 p.m.: Horseshoe Tournament, Art Audrey Horseshoe Pits. Contact Dennis Veine to sign up at 231-869-4169. The sponsor is Direct Advertising Company.
  • 2 p.m.: Registration and Line up for the Grand Parade, Pentwater Public Schools. Contact the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce at 231-869-4150 for more information. Entry judging begins at 3:30 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.: Grand Parade. Grand Marshal is Claudia Ressel-Hodan. Pentwater Service Club and volunteers will collect fireworks donations.
  • Dusk: Fireworks display at Charles Mears State Park over Lake Michigan.
  • Dusk: Live music at Village Pub.

Sunday, Aug. 15:

  • 8 a.m. to noon: VFW Pancake Breakfast, Pentwater VFW Hall. 
  • Worship service: 9 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church;
  • 9 and 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church; 9:30 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist on the Village Green, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church.
  • 6 p.m., Jazz at Gull Landing.
  • 7 p.m., Movies on the Green – “Mama Mia!”

Homecoming sponsors are Shelby State Bank and Gale’s Agency, and the Grand Parade Sponsor is Cosmic Candy Company.

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