Plan Ahead: West Michigan Fairs and Festivals June 1-15
The fairs and festivals in West Michigan continue during the summer season. Here is a list of events planned for the first half of the month of June...
Festival of the Arts
Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5, 2022 - Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
The annual three day celebration of the arts returns to downtown Grand Rapids. The first festival was back in 1970, just after the installation of Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse on Calder Plaza. Now thousands of people head downtown to see the best area performers, exhibits, activities for children, and great food. Read more on the Festival of the Arts Facebook page.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair
Friday, June 3-Saturday, June 4, 2022 - Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
It's the 71st Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair to kick off the summer. You will find items handcrafted by over 125 jury-selected fine artists from not only Michigan but the entire United States. There will also be music, food trucks, and family activities. Enjoy the KIA galleries with free admission on Friday and Saturday. More information can be found on the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Facebook page.
Kalamazoo Pride Festival
Friday, June 3-Saturday, June 4, 2022 - Arcadia Creek Festival Place, Kalamazoo, MI
Thousands gather each June to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride. This 2-day festival commemorates the 19659 Stonewall riots in New York City which was an uprising that marked the beginning of the movement to end discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ+ Americans. This year will feature entertainment from local to national artists. Additional details can be found on the OutFront Kalamazoo Facebook page.
Gridlife Midwest Festival
Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5, 2022 - Gingerman Raceway, South Haven, MI
The Gridlife Midwest Festival returns for music, camping, and cars 24 hours a day, all weekend long. Whether you are a festival fan, a car fanatic, or just a bit car curious, you will find your home at Gridlife. There will be dozens of artist performances, hundreds of race cars on track, the world’s best drifters, E-sports, car shows, camping & amazing food. Additional details can be found on the Gridlife Facebook page.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - Riverwalk, Lowell, MI
Celebrating the diversity of LGBTQ+ culture and creating a community that is safe and inclusive. Lowell Pride will feature entertainment, discussions, a kids area and dozens of vendors. More information is available on the Lowell Pride Facebook page.
Muskegon Pride Festival
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - Downtown Muskegon, MI
Muskegon celebrates the local LGBTQ community with a Downtown Muskegon festival. It’s a full day of live music, entertainment, street vendors, a bike ride, and hands-on activities. This daylong celebration of love, unity, and equal rights is hosted by Muskegon Pride Center. See details on the Muskegon Pride Festival Facebook page.
Kick-Off to Summer Food Truck Festival
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - Kentwood Library Parking Lot, Kentwood, MI
Start the summer with another food truck festival on Saturday, June 4th from 11 am to 8 pm! There will be amazing food trucks, a beer tent, and live music. It will be fun for the whole family! Get more information on the Kentwood City Hall Facebook event page.
Gypsy Goddess Festival
Saturday, June 4-Sunday, June 5, 2022 - Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan, MI
The Gypsy Goddess Fest will feature great music & dance, amazing food, lots of free yoga & workshops/seminars. It will be a huge Body, Mind & Soul Marketplace filled with unique and one of a kind wares from artisan makers, goods and services. There will also be psychics, mediums and energy workers, along with gong meditation, henna, hair-braiding and face-painting! The festival will feature over 150 vendors. All the details are on the GypsyGoddess Fest Facebook event page.
Start of Summer Celebration
Thursday, June 9-Sunday, June 12, 2022 - Downtown Rockford, MI
Rockford’s Annual Start of Summer Celebration will again feature all the favorites including the carnival, parade, crafters, food vendors, children’s activities, beer tents, live entertainment, fireworks and more! Additional information can be found on the Start of Summer Celebration Facebook event page.
Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival
Friday, June 10-Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI
The City of Grand Rapids presents the 6th annual Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival. This is Michigan's Premier Asian-Pacific Event. You can visit over 40 diverse food and merchandise vendors, along with top entertainment, VIP experiences, and workshops. There will be dedicated interactive areas, photo booths and areas, workshops, and community booths. You can even start the day with morning yoga. Along with fantastic entertainment, there will be festival-only craft beers and cocktails. Get more information on the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Foundation Facebook event page.
Taste of Muskegon
Friday, June 10-Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Hackley Park, Muskegon, MI
Taste of Muskegon is a celebration of the best Muskegon has to offer! It will be a weekend of taste-size bites from the county's best locally-owned restaurants and food trucks. There will also be live music, great drinks, and more. Additional information can be found on the Taste of Muskegon Facebook event page.
Bridge Blast 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Sixth Street Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI
City Built Brewing Company is celebrating their fifth anniversary with live music from six different bands, multiple food trucks, and a dedicated beer fest on the Sixth Street Bridge featuring 12 Michigan breweries. The event will be free to the general public. The celebration will be benefiting The Grand Rapids Public School Foundation. More details can be found on the City Built Brewing Company Facebook event page.
Battle Creek Cereal Festival
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek, MI
This festival highlights Battle Creek’s heritage as the birthplace of the cereal industry. This family-friendly festival includes a variety of entertainment; live music, children’s activities, inflatables, and of course free cereal for all! Get additional information on the Cereal Festival Facebook events page.
Pumpstock American Roots Music Festival
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Bailey Park, East Lansing, MI
Come celebrate life, music, community, and family with East Lansing's favorite outdoor music festival. This is their 12th year. There will be five great bands on the main stage, and 4 great acts on the local stage. The Lansing Area Ukulele Group (LAUGH) will host their monthly Uke Strum! Music, food, art and fun for the entire family! You will also find the best local food vendors, Michigan Shirt Works, a playground, and children's activities. Bring chairs, blankets, your family, and your friends, and your dogs. Additional information is on the Pumpstock Facebook events page.
Vicksburg Old Car Festival
Friday, June 10-Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Main Street, Vicksburg, MI
On Friday evening it’s crust night and a ‘50s Drive In. On Saturday there will be a car show, a juried craft show, an auto parts/swap meet and a steam and gas engine show. Free admission. More information can be found on the Vicksburg Old Car Festival Facebook page.
Lansing Beer Fest
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - REO Town, Lansing, MI
The 8th Annual Lansing Beer Fest is an outdoor beer festival that will feature over 20 Michigan Breweries and around 100 craft beers. They will also be offering cider and spirits. In addition to the great beer selection, there will be food trucks, live music, vendors and more! Additional details can be found on the Lansing Beer Fest Facebook page.
Trufant Hippie Fest
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Treetoad Family Farm, 10834 W. Willard Rd., Trufant, MI
Hippie Fest is a family-friendly music and arts festival featuring vibrant entertainment for all ages. The family-run organization has a mission to glorify God through unifying experiences celebrating peace and love. The website says “It's groovy baby!” Find out more information on the Hippie Fest Facebook page.
Feast of the Strawberry Moon
Saturday, June 11-Sunday, June 12, 2022 - Harbor Island, Grand Haven, MI
This will be a historical reenactment of the lives of the French & Native Americans of Michigan. Come learn how they lived and survived without the comforts we know now. There will be educational events throughout the day. Additional details can be found on the Feast of the Strawberry Moon Hosted by WMHA Facebook events page.