Plan Ahead: West Michigan Fairs and Festivals July 16-31
The last half of July is probably the busiest time of the entire summer. Over the next couple of weeks there are 25 different fairs and festivals in the West Michigan area.
Thursday, July 14-Sunday, July 17, 2022 - Hot Rod Harley-Davidson, Muskegon, MI
Now in its 16th year! Muskegon Bike Time promotes Muskegon and the lakeshore as a great place for motorcyclists and the general public to gather and enjoy the events, attractions, entertainment and food offered during this four day event. There will be live music, beer tents, street performers and more. See the Muskegon Bike Time 2022 Facebook Events page for additional information.
Friday, July 15-Saturday, July 16, 2022 - Belknap Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Upheaval is Michigan’s largest rock festival and this two-day event happens right in Grand Rapids on Friday and Saturday. Find out more on the Upheavel Festival 2022 Facebook events page.
Friday, July 15-Sunday, July 17, 2022 - Grand Haven, MI
Centered in Grand Haven, this event also travels to Holland, Saugatuck, and Port Sheldon. It will be a great weekend of boating fun, including the following: Shields of Hope boat rides, Keith Holmes Memorial Run, The Great Sticker Poker Run, It's a Wrap Celebration Party, and a Sunday Funday. Details can be found on the Rock the Coast 2022 Facebook events page.
Friday, July 15-Saturday, July 23, 2022 - Ionia Fairgrounds, Ionia, MI
A West Michigan favorite, this fair will feature midway rides, queen contest, live bands, parade, monster truck throwdown, classic car show, derby contest, Ionia Idol, night of destruction, senior wellness day, livestock auction, bull riding, thumb tractor pull, giveaways, 4-H shows, open class exhibits, great food, and much more. Additional information can be found on the Ionia Free Fair Facebook page.
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - Tivoli Square, 313 S. Lafayette Street, Greenville, MI
The market features fresh produce, fresh floral, unique wearables, home decor, homemade crafts, fine art, gourmet food, direct sales vendors, and more. Additional information can be found on the Danish Festival Facebook Events Page.
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - Festival Square Market, Battle Creek, MI
The 6th annual Caribbean Festival is back! It will be a celebration of music, food, arts, and culture of the Caribbean & Africa. There will also be a new kids area and more! More information can be found on the July 16, 2022 Battle Creek's Caribbean Festival Facebook page.
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - Downtown Wayland, MI
Your favorite events, activities and food are back! Sign up or simply enjoy the Talent Show. You can also take part in the Corn Hole Tournament. There will be balloon animals and a bounce house for the children. There will also be Human Hamster Wheels, a Dunk Tank, and an Obstacle Course. Capture fun pics at the Photo Booth. The Firefighter Water Ball Competition takes place at 2 pm. Other events include a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, a Petting Zoo, Art Vendors, Local Shops, Downtown Restaurants, Food Trucks, the aroma from the BBQ Contest, and Live Entertainment throughout the day. For the updated information, visit the Wayland Main Street Celebration Facebook Events page.
Monday, July 18-Saturday, July 23, 2022 - Rowan City Park, Muskegon Heights, MI
In the fall of 1974, Dr. Robert A. Warren became the first elected African- American Mayor for the City of Muskegon Heights. Under his leadership in 1982, the first Muskegon Heights Festival in the Park was held. The Festival includes a carnival for the children and Blues and R&B concerts. Additional information is available on the Muskegon Heights Festival in the Park Facebook Events page.
Wednesday, July 20-Saturday, July 23, 2022 - Downtown Baldwin, MI
Troutarama is a four day festival packed with fun for the whole family. Troutarama first began in 1956 by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce. What once started as a small event to help bring tourism to Baldwin now brings 1000's of visitors each year. Activities include carnival rides, games, live music, a 5k, softball tournaments, a beer tent, karaoke, and a grand parade! For more information, check out the 66th Annual Baldwin Troutarama Facebook Events page.
Wednesday, July 20-Saturday, July 23, 2022 - Fremont, MI
It will be the 31st Annual National Baby Food Festival in downtown Fremont, MI. There will be TJ Schmidt's Midway, Entertainment, Flea Market, Car Show and More! More information and schedules can be found on the National Baby Food Festival Facebook Events page.
Wednesday, July 20-Sunday, July 24, 2022 - Sparta, MI
Town & Country Days gets underway with the infamous Lions Chicken Dinner! You get half of a chicken cooked over charcoal, pork BBQ baked beans, coleslaw, roll, and water. All for only $10! The bands for the night will be The Accidentals and Treeskin! There will also be free popsicles handed out during the concert! There will also be a raffle where you could win over $500 in restaurant gift cards! More details can be found on the Sparta Today Facebook page.
Friday, July 22, 2022 - Ravenna, MI
It’s classic cars, a beer tent, live entertainment, and games for the kids. Additional information is available on the Ravenna Dog Daze/Cruise Night Facebook page.
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - Domaine Berrien Cellars, Berrien Springs, MI
The Art Wine and Music Festival returns for its 16th year! Over 20 local & regional artists will be displaying and selling their handcrafted work. There will be a variety of artistic offerings – from jewelry, wood carvings, oil & acrylic paintings, and watercolors, to photography, fused glass, stoneware, ceramics, mosaics, woodwork, stained glass, tie-dye, and pottery. There will also be live music all day. Mouth-watering foods will be available along with Domaine Berrien Cellars’ wine tastings, and wine by the glass or bottle, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Free admission. Wine tasting is $10. More information can be found on the 16th Annual Art, Wine, and Music Festival Facebook Events page.
Sunday, July 24, 2022 - Lemon Creek Winery, Berrien Springs, MI
It is an Annual Celebration of the Blues with the Vintage Blues Bash! Live music will be performed by Shake N' Chill, Ole Harv & the Blues Katz, and headlining the event again this year will be Duke Tumatoe. Tickets are $15 per person ages 21 and over. Children are free with parents. Food trucks will be on site! For more details visit the Vintage Blue Bash Facebook Events page.
Monday, July 25-Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Holland, MI
The Ottawa County Fair is filled with Carnival Games and Rides, Attractions, Grandstand Events, 4H Animals and more! Grandstand Events include a Unique Motorsports Night of Destruction, West Michigan Pullersm a Monster Truck Shootout, SJO Motorcross, DeWayne Spaw & Super Kickers Rodeo, and OCF Round Robin & Grudge Dirt Drags. On Tuesday it will be Kid's Day, Wednesday is Senior's Day, and on Thursday it will be Military, Police, & Firefighter Appreciation Day. More information is available on the Ottawa County Fair Facebook page.
Monday, July 25-Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Muskegon County Fairgrounds, Fruitport, MI
It’s another great county fair with animals, rides, games, a talent show, tractor pulls, mini horse pulls, a beer tent, and entertainment throughout the week. Additional details can be found on the Muskegon County Fair Facebook Events page.
Friday, July 29-Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Leilapalooza is a multi-genre music festival focused on local, regional and national music acts. This will be a free event that is open to the public. Parking is $10. This small parking fee helps contribute to the Leila Arboretum Society, and to ensure future events like this can continue. Leilapalooza is a fundraising event for the Leila Arboretum Society in Battle Creek. More information can be found on the Leilapalooza - The Leila Arboretum Music Festival Facebook page.
Friday, July 29-Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Coghlin Park, Saugatuck, MI
The event kicks off with a Friday night party in Coghlin Park featuring Starfarm. On Saturday there will be an art fair, dingy poker run, night boat parade, and fireworks. More information can be found on the Saugatuck Venetian Festival Facebook page.
Friday, July 29-Sunday, August 7, 2022 - Grand Haven, MI
Honoring the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard during a nationally recognized festival. There will be rides, food, and entertainment including an Aerosmith Tribute Band, a Queen Tribute Band, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute, a Journey, Foreigner, Styx Tribute Band, an Eagles Tribute Band and a Chicago Tribute Band. Other entertainment includes the Ultimate Air Dogs, a Rock’n Hop, and a Cardboard Boat Race. More information is available on the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Facebook page.
Friday, July 29-Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, MI
Watercolors is a two-day, weekend experience that brings black culture, music, business, dance, culinary, and art together for a fashionable and kaleidoscopic experience. Events include a charity golf outing, a taste & see, children’s skating, and jazz! Additional details can be found on the Watercolors V Facebook page.
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Fallasburg Historical Village, Lowell, MI
Enjoy family activities, old fashioned games, and food. There will also be music throughout the day. On display will be vehicles pre-dating 1962 (the year the schoolhouse officially closed as a school), equipment from a bygone era and a couple of cool surprises! More information can be found on the Fallasburg Village Celebration Facebook Events page.
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Jackson Field, Lansing, MI
The inaugural Michigan's Bacon Festival is coming to Lansing! Outlier Events is hosting this over the top event that involves everything bacon. Expect crazy items like Bacon Donuts, Bacon Mac & Cheese, Bacon beer and much more. There will be food trucks, beer & spirits, games, and live music to have a day of fun for all ages! Get more information on the Michigan's Bacon Fest Facebook page.
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Hackley Park, Muskegon, MI
The "Muskegon Summer Wine Up" is a festival for wine lovers to celebrate summer in Downtown Muskegon. There will be wine samples, wine seminars, musical entertainment, local food. More information is available on the Muskegon Summer Wine Up Facebook page.
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 240 Museum Dr., Lansing, MI
The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is having its 29th Annual Car Capital Auto Show. Past shows have brought out hundreds of cars and trucks for a day of cruising, fun and entertainment! The Show features: 45 Vehicle Classes. 100% 3rd Party Judging, and a Big $$$ Award Budget. Find out more on the R.E. Olds Museum Car Capital Auto Show Facebook page.
Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum turns 25 this year! Help them celebrate their birthday on July 31st with free admission to the museum! Plus, throughout the day, you can high five superheroes, take a photo with princesses, Enjoy cool treats from the EV Construction Ice Cream Truck, make a birthday crown, tumble & roll through an obstacle course from 1:30-3pm with Gymco, and bust a move at the Dancespire dance party. More information can be found on the GRCM 25 Years of Play Birthday Party Facebook Events page.