Silver Lake Dune Season: Ready, Set, Adventure!

Dune Season is Here Again!

As the town buzzes with excitement, local businesses welcome visitors, and the beautiful Silver Lake Sand Dunes prepare for a new season of enjoyment. It’s time to relish the sunshine and the scenic charm of this lakeside spot.

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes, known for their impressive sandy expanses, start to see more visitors as the dune season begins. Local restaurants serve up tasty dishes, and shops showcase a variety of interesting items, with business owners happy to see both new faces and familiar ones.

For adventure seekers, the hum of engines can be heard as off-road vehicle (ORV) rental services start up, offering everything from dune buggies to ATVs for an enjoyable ride across the dunes. Don’t worry if it’s your first time; Silver Lake has options for all experience levels, ensuring everyone can find a way to enjoy the dunes.

Learn how to prepare for your dune adventure before your visit.


Area Attractions & Local Businesses

As we embrace the warmer months in Silver Lake, take the opportunity to dive into the area’s abundant attractions and local businesses:


Hotels & Places to Stay



You don’t have to be an expert or own equipment to enjoy outdoor activities in the Silver Lake area. Local businesses offer various rentals like sports gear, off-road vehicles, and watercraft, all with great customer service. Whether it’s jet-skiing for the day or exploring the Dunes on an ATV, see all of Silver Lake’s options!


Celebration and Fun All Summer

From May to September, Silver Lake is a hotspot for festivities and community spirit. Our summer calendar is packed with events that add a celebratory vibe to any visit:

  • May 30 – June 2: Silver Lake Sand Dunes Jeep Invasion
  • June 8 – 9: National Asparagus Festival 51st Anniversary
  • July 4: Thunder Over the Dunes! Fireworks
  • July 19-20: Heroes on the Dunes
  • August 17th: Little Sable Lighthouse 150th Anniversary Celebration
  • August 18 – 24: Oceana County Fair
  • September 6 – 7: Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Festival

With an array of exciting events and dynamic live music performances, there’s never a dull moment in Silver Lake.


Stay in Silver Lake

With a plethora of sights and activities, securing local accommodations early is advisable as they tend to book up quickly. From quaint inns to luxurious resorts, there’s a comfortable spot for every type of traveler. Situated close to the heart of all major Silver Lake attractions, these lodgings provide the ideal base for your summer exploits.

In Silver Lake, the dune season is a period of excitement, community, and adventure. With a diverse range of activities, from fast paced dune rides to serene lakeside picnics, and a jam-packed summer event lineup, now is the perfect time to explore all that Silver Lake has to offer.

Don’t miss out – book your stay now, and dive into the thrill and beauty of Silver Lake’s dune season!

Live Entertainment at Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area

A Season of Live Entertainment

Throughout the summer season the Silver Lake & Hart area invites you to gather and enjoy live entertainment featuring local talent from around our region. Whether you are sipping wine at Fox Barn or visiting the Hart Commons, you are never too far from a live music venue during the warm summer months. Be sure to plan your trip around some of these terrific music filled events.

Golden Sands golf course

Live Music at Golden Sands

On Saturday nights, Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar welcomes you to sit back and relax or dance the night away to entertainers from near and far. This family friendly event is held on the outdoor patio and is free of charge.

Silver Lake Community Concert Series

This summer, Mac Wood’s Dune Rides is generously sponsoring a summer concert series to be held at Golden Township Park in Mears on Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy live music and the warm summer breeze!

Hart Commons at sunset

Music on the Commons

Thursdays June 27 to August 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Downtown Hart features a variety of live outdoor music overlooking Hart Lake at the Hart Commons Park.  Enjoy yard games and a craft market within the social district where you can stroll with your drink until 11:00 pm.  Bring a lawn chair for seating during the free performances that are scheduled from the end of June through the end of August.

Night at the Lights

Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association invites you to the Night at the Lights free concert series with great music performed by local artists in the shadow of the Little Sable Point Lighthouse. They have a line-up of artists that will perform on Wednesday evenings throughout the season.

Summer Concerts on Pentwater’s Village Green

Thursday nights at 8:00 pm from June 27 to August 29, Pentwater’s Village Green welcomes people of all ages to come enjoy the Pentwater Civic Band, which includes many members of the popular Scottville Clown band.

Silver Lake Chicken Shack

The Chicken Shake has an impressive live music line-up scheduled on weekends and holidays this summer. So come try the “Best Wings Ever” while you kick back and enjoy some terrific music.

Fox Barn Winery

Fridays at Fox Barn

Fox Barn Winery in Mears has an excellent line up of musicians this summer for their Fridays at Fox’s live music series. Each Friday night throughout the summer season, gather from 7:00 -11:00 pm for only $5 for live entertainment while you sip your favorite wine.

Live music at Val Du Lakes

Val Du Lakes Bar & Grill Karaoke & Live Music

On Friday nights duners gather at Val Du Lakes for Karaoke in Mears. Come share your own vocal stylings, or just enjoy those that have the courage to give it a try. This bar & grill also feature live music throughout the summer.

Hart Historic District Concert Series

Friday nights during July & August, Hart Historic District presents a calendar of outdoor concerts. Bring a chair or blanket and find your spot at the pavilion on the corner of Lincoln and Union Streets. All concerts begin at 7:00 pm, there is no admission, but donations are appreciated!

Just imagine yourself sitting outdoors in the warm summer sun, with a breeze off the lake and a drink in your hand, enjoying the local music stylings of some of the most talented musicians of our region. Sounds like the perfect way to end a summer day in Silver Lake. Plan your stay today!