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The Silver Lake area calendar is chock full of exciting and entertaining events and festivals you won’t want to miss. From BBQ cook-offs to county fairs, and boat parades to fashion shows, there’s something to look forward to nearly every weekend!

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April 2020

Opening Day of the Silver Lake State Park ORV Area

April 1
ORV Area
8960 W Fox Rd
Mears, MI 49436

Opening Day of the Silver Lake State Park ORV Area

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Community Easter Egg Hunt at Oceana County Fairgrounds

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Oceana County Fair Grounds in Hart
1025 S. State Street
Hart, MI 49420

Join us for the Hart/Silver Lake Community Easter Egg Hunt. At the Oceana County Fair Grounds in Hart. We are planning around 10,000 plastic eggs available with candy or prizes, the Easter Bunny, a Candy Shoot and family fun! Arrive…

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May 2020

Mac Woods Dune Rides Opens

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mac Wood’s Dune Rides
629 N. 18th Ave
Mears, MI 49436

Mac Wood's Dune Rides opens for the 90th year.

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Silver Lake Sand Dunes Jeep Invasion V 2020

May 29 - May 30
Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar
2501 Wilson Rd
Silver Lake, MI 49436

A gathering of Jeep owners who would like to meet others with the same interest and to enjoy the dunes. Check out our website for 2019 at https://www.slsdjeepinvasion.com/and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/157223271314257/

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June 2020

Free Off Road Vehicle (ORV), Fishing, and State Park entry Weekend

June 13 - June 14
Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park
8960 W Fox Rd
Mears, MI 49436

Michigan residents and nonresidents legally can ride in the Silver Lake Sand Dunes ORV area and any DNR-designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV license or ORV trail permit June 13-14  &  August 15-16, 2020 This also includes free…

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July 2020

Hart Sparks Celebration

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Hart
16 S State Street
Hart, MI 49420

Hart Sparks Vendor Application Hart Sparks Celebration is downtown Hart! The holiday week is set to kick off with food, music and fireworks in Downtown Hart on July 2nd.  The fireworks begin at 10:15 PM.  This year will be the…

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Thunder over the Dunes – Fireworks

July 4 @ 10:00 pm
Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park
8960 W Fox Rd
Mears, MI 49436

Enjoy the Fireworks in Silver Lake on the 4th of July.  Come hear the thunder over the Dunes and see this unique display.  Watch from the Dunes and around the lake. Fireworks start at 10:00PM! Hosted by Silver Lake area…

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August 2020

Free Off Road Vehicle (ORV) WEEKEND

August 15 - August 16
Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park
8960 W Fox Rd
Mears, MI 49436

Michigan residents and nonresidents legally can ride in the Silver Lake Sand Dunes ORV area and any DNR-designated routes and trails without purchasing an ORV license or ORV trail permit August 15-16, 2020. Recreation Passports are still required.

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September 2020

Fall Mount Baldy Hill Climb

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park
8960 W Fox Rd
Mears, MI 49436

Tech in Saturday the 12th from 10 till 4 Drivers meeting 930 Sunday morning racing starts at 10am

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October 2020

Hippie Fest – Mears

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Val-Du
1511 N. Wilson Ave.
Mears, 49436

Hippie Fest is a grass roots festival, where people from across the country gather to celebrate peace, love , and all things groovy!  Featuring Woodstock Tribute and hippie Jam bands, bohemian shopping, vintage hippie car show, DIY tie-dye, giant bubble…

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