Monthly Archives: March 2016

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues in Downtown Ludington

The winter weather looks like it will make one last appearance (keep your fingers crossed!) later this week, but don’t let that keep you holed up at home. Our friends in Downtown Ludington put together this hot list of things to do downtown to keep you busy and enjoying the last bit of winter.

1. Knittin At The Mitten (Sitting At Barley & Rye)
Grab some yarn and your needles and hooks! This social group meets every Tuesday at 6:00pm at Barley & Rye. Join the Knittin At The Mitten Facebook Group

2. Learn to Knit or Crochet at Nautical Yarn
Nautical Yarn is just off the main drag on South Rath and it’s full of skeins galore! Get all of your supplies and sign up for classes.

3. Attend an Inspired Painting Party
This group plans painting parties at various Downtown Ludington locations including Love Wines and Luciano’s Ristoranti. Like their Facebook page and subscribe to their events to find out when parties are added to the schedule.

4. Take a Fitness Class
Get off the couch and warm up at Ludington Spin & Yoga, Ludington Crossfit orLudington Area Center for the Arts. All of these locations offer classes that will get you sweating!

5. Join in a Jam Session
If you play an instrument, there are two weekly jam sessions that you can sit in on. Pickin at the Mitten is every Tuesday at 6pm at The Mitten Bar. SandJams is every Wednesday at 7pm at the Sandbar.


St. Patrick’s Day In Downtown Ludington Offers A Day o’ Fun


12565381_10153861433688794_9014343406146470413_nThis weekend is shaping up to be a continuation of the warm weather we are having here in Pure Ludington, which is a great setting for the weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities happening in Downtown Ludington. Here is the run down of all of the fun!

Kegs & Eggs Breakfast & Bloody Mary Bar I 9AM I Barley & Rye                                                         Kick off the day with a hearty breakfast and bloody mary bar at Barley & Rye! It is the perfect spot to start your day downtown. You will need the fuel for all of the fun you are going to have in downtown!

Shamrock 5K + 1 Mile Fun Run I Race 9AM & 9:15AM I Registration 8AM
Start/Finish: Rath Ave/Loomis St (Parking Lot behind Sportsman’s Irish Pub)
Cost: $25.00 I Fun Run is free.
Includes T-shirt and finisher medal. All race proceeds benefit the Love Ludington Fund.

IRISH I WAS SHOPPING I 10AM – 6PM                                                                                                        If you haven’t been shopping downtown in a while, you will find many new businesses! Take a stroll through downtown to check out the new selection and great deals.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade I 12PM I South James Street & Ludington Avenue                                      The celebration of green fun and crazy shenanigans will make its way from South James Street to Ludington Avenue. Come see the fun and collect some candy too!

Starving Artist Hub Bub Pub Crawl I 12PM – 12AM                                                                              Adults 21 years of age are inviting to take in the Hub Bub Pub Crawl brought to you by Ludington’s newest nano-brewery, Starving Artist Brewing Company. Sound like fun? Anyone wanting to take part in the shenanigans should register and reserve your spot for $5 online. There are only 200 pub crawl entries available this year, so get your’s fast. Any remaining wristbands n the day-of will be available at Sportsman’s Irish Pub and PM Steamers. What do you get for your $5 entry? A commemorative Starving Artist St. Patrick’s Day Pint Glass and a wristband that gets you $1 off drafts at 12 different Downtown Ludington bars, a map of the participating bars and a stamp sheet.

Obviously with a jam-packed day like Saturday, you are going to need to refuel. Stop by Sportsman’s Irish Pub or any of the other downtown restaurants for green beer, Irish Car Bomb cocktails and corned beef & cabbage!

For more information on St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Ludington, check out the Downtown Ludington Facebook page or website.