Other years: Each Father's Day weekend, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce throws a festival in honor of our city.
The Courthouse Square Museum hosts family friendly events on its lawn that attracts visitors young and old to its entertainment, food and crafts. To participate in the festivities with a booth on the 1885 Courthouse lawn, please see below for application.
Click Here to download the vendors application for 2021.
June 17-20, 2021 Father's Day Weekend!
Annual Golf Outing
A summer annual tradition at Courthouse Square is the July Golf Outing Fundraiser. Centennial Acres has hosted us for over 15 years and we will be delighted to be there again this year.
As usual, our shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. following registration at 7:45 a.m.. Prizes, 50/50 drawing, great food, terrific friends and FABULOUS weather (hopefully) are all on the agenda.
The eighteen hole outing benefits our Museum at Courthouse Square. Foursome is $300 or $75 each.
Sat. July 17, 2021 begins 7:45am
Demented Mitten Tour
This event has been canceled for 2020 because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Visit a haunted hospital and the hunting grounds of an escaped mental patient. Get a private tour of an old courthouse known for paranormal activity and test your ghost hunting skills with our special guests Marter Paranormal Research Team. Bring your nerves of steel for this one!
Tickets are $45 per person, and are first come, first serve. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Demented Mitten Tour's website at dementedmittentours.com.
Canceled for 2020!2020 Dates:
May 23, July 18, Sep. 12, Oct. 3, & Oct. 30
Eaton County’s Museum at Courthouse Square will host its History Day Camp the first full week in August for children ages 6-18. Using a real hands on approach, campers will travel to different areas of the county to learn about local history.
Some past History Day Camp highlights included making Shaker boxes (yes, real cherry wood boxes, no macaroni frames here!), visiting the Welch Museum in Sunfield, a Civil War Clothing Company and canoeing in Eaton Rapids!
Mon. to Fri.,
Aug 2 to 6, 2021
Festival of Oddities
CSA is excited to host The Festival of Oddities again! Featuring a wide variety of strange and exciting events, you surely won't want to miss out. This event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on September 4, 2021 at the 1885 Courthouse in downtown Charlotte.
For additional information about the festival, please visit screamqueen517.com
Sep. 4, 2021
The Courthouse Square Association is honored to once again host the Frontier Days craft show on the lawn of the 1885 Courthouse.
For additional information about the festival, or ways to get involved, please visit charlottefrontierdays.org.
Fri. to Sun.,
Sep 9 - 12, 2021
Annual Ghost Hunt
Conducted by Motor City Ghost Hunters
The Courthouse opens once a year for an annual evening ghost hunt! The hunt begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 and must be purchased in advance. Limited quantities are available.
Contact CSA at to verify availability.
Note: Tickets were sold out for this event last year! Thank you!
Sat. Sep. 25, 2021 7-11pm
Come visit us on Friday and Saturday (the weekend before Halloween) between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. for some scary fun at the courthouse!
The ground floor is open for the smaller children between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. while the upper floors are a little more on the haunted side!
Admission: Donations to help maintain the Courthouse Museum
Fri. & Sat., Oct. 29-30, 2021
Join us for our Annual Christmas Cuisine fundraiser! It begins at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th, 2021. Tickets are $50.00 per person.
Checks can be mailed to Courthouse Square Association, P.O. Box 411, Charlotte, Michigan 48813. Reservations are required; email us at .
Sat., Dec. 4, 2021 Begins at 5 p.m.
Charlotte Community Christmas
Our annual Christmas Event, featuring Santa Claus and the Grinch. Activities include a hayride, real reindeer, and other fun events.
This is a very enjoyable event for adults and children alike! There is no cost to attend and activities will be hosted both inside and outside the 1885 Courthouse, located in downtown Charlotte.