Plan Ahead: West Michigan Fairs and Festivals June 16-30
This is probably the biggest list yet of fairs and festivals in West Michigan area for the coming weeks. Here is a list of events planned for the second half of the month of June...
Thursday, June 16-Saturday, June 18, 2022 - Scidmore Park, Three Rivers, MI
The theme for this years Water Festival is “Roaring 20’s”. This annual festival draws over 10,000 people with a parade, carnival rides, food, live bands, and fireworks More information can be found on the Three Rivers Water Festival Facebook page.
Friday, June 17-Saturday, June 18, 2022 - Tanger Outlets, Byron Center, MI
The Byron Community Wellness Foundation sponsors and welcomes artists and visitors back to the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival. They are working to have a bigger, better, and safe return to this exciting and colorful festival. Bring out the whole family, friends, neighbors. You can participate as an artist or just walk, view, and experience the art at your feet. There are so many incredible pieces of chalk art on the sidewalks during this festival. (Let’s hope it doesn’t rain!) Get the latest information on the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival Facebook page.
Friday, June 17-Saturday, June 18, 2022 - South Haven, MI
There will be live music, Dragon boat races (large and small boats), Carnival Rides and games. There will be fair food lines in the street. Also planned is a Craft Show. Mermaids and Tanks. More information can be found on the Harborfest South Haven Facebook page.
Friday, June 17-Saturday, June 18, 2022 - Sparta, MI
Enjoy local beers, brats, shopping, and games (for ages 18+) in downtown Sparta during the Beer & Brat Street Fest! Custom craft beers will be matched up with mouthwatering brats cooked on site. There will also be live music, artisan vendors, and food trucks. This is an all-new adult-geared event that will feature locally sourced brats and custom brewed beer. Games for those 18+ include fowling, axe throwing, mechanical bull riding, and more! This event is free to walk around and enjoy the ambiance (no admission fee) and tickets will be sold, or you can purchase a $35 package that includes mechanical bull riding, axe throwing, and beer drinking for those 21 and over! Additional information can be found on the Sparta Today Facebook events page.
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI
After a 2-year hiatus, Irish Fest is back for its 20th anniversary! Admission is $15 for the full day; children younger than 13 are free with a parent or guardian. There will be live music on both the inside and outside stages all afternoon and evening. More information can be found on the Kalamazoo Irish Fest 2022 Facebook event page.
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI
Over the last 34 years, the Grand Rapids Pride Festival has grown into one of the largest one-day events in Grand Rapids. The event brings LGBTQ community members, LGBTQ businesses, allies, and organizations together to celebrate diversity, inclusion, and celebrating who you are Proud To Be! Updated information on the event can be found on the Grand Rapids Pride Festival Facebook page.
Saturday, June 18-Sunday, June 19, 2022 - Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Presented by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan: Milk Means More. Outlier Events is partnering with the Kalamazoo Growlers to host the 4th annual Mac & Cheese Festival. This event highlights local food vendors and their unique take on mac and cheese. There will also be a variety of beer samples and milk stations on the field. Additional information is on the 2022 Mac & Cheese Fest Facebook event page.
Sunday, June 19-Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Montcalm County Fairgrounds, Greenville, MI
The Montcalm County Fair will feature a variety of events including a dog show, livestock shows, antique tractor pulls, truck pulls, a rodeo and a demolition derby. A complete list of events can be found on the Montcalm County Fairgrounds and Events Facebook page.
Friday, June 24-Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Holland, MI
This is the first annual Holland Waterfront Celtic Festival & Highland Games. Come out to shis all day event and enjoy 20 Scottish Clans and societies, Highland Athletic Games, eight Irish and Scottish dance performances, seven Celtic Bands, a pipe and drum band (bagpipes!), a kids area, storyteller, magician, a giant leprechaun, historic displays, food, drink, and fun! All of this for just $10 for those 13 and over. (12 and under are free!) More information can be found on the Holland Waterfront Celtic Festival & Highland Games Facebook events page.
MerFest International (formerly Mermaid MegaFest)
Friday, June 24-Sunday, June 26, 2022 - Lake Arvesta Farms, South Haven, MI
Merfest International is a global festival of mermaids and mermen dedicated to the preservation of our planet’s aquatic ecosystem through public awareness, community education, and social activism. There will be live music, food, an adventure park, and of course – Mermaids! Find out more on the Merfest International Facebook page.
Friday, June 24-Sunday, June 26, 2022 - Downtown Grand Haven, MI
The 61st Grand Haven Art Festival invites nearly 100 artists from across the country to transform Washington Avenue into a chic, outdoor, art gallery. Residents and visitors from Grand Rapids, Chicago, Detroit and more, visit the annual Grand Haven Art Festival looking to purchase that perfect piece for their homes, cottages, and offices. This year’s festival is a three-day event, starting on Friday from 3-7 pm, with music following at the Waterfront Stadium, and then on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-5 pm. Additional information can be found on the 2022 Grand Haven Art Festival Facebook events page.
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Centennial Park, Holland, MI
This year they welcome new and familiar resource booths and food trucks, along with music and dancing, selfie balloon wall, and so much more! They are also featuring an inclusive D&D campaign throughout the event. There is also a new kid’s area. Throughout the event there will be crafts, games, balloon animals, face painting, a bounce house, and much more! More details on the Holland PRIDE Festival Facebook event page.
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Plainwell, MI
It will be a weekend of fun and entertainment in Plainwell. Music, family-friendly activities, arts & crafts, vendors, car, bike and tractor shows, Kids Zone, Petting Zoo, Senior Expo and more! The Plainwell Days Festival Facebook page offers more details.
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Willie Nelson & Family bring the Outlaw Music Festival to Van Andel Arena on Saturday, June 25th. Featuring Willie Nelson & family, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jason Isbell, Charley Crockett & Brittney Spencer. Find more details on the Outlaw Music Festival Facebook event page.
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Eastown, Grand Rapids, MI
This will be a celebration of local artisans, craft beer, entertainment, and the unique flavor of Eastown! The event is free and open to the public on Ethel Street (between Wealthy and Sigsbee). More details can be found on the Eastown Bizarre Bazaar Facebook event page.
Saturday, June 25-Sunday, June 26, 2022 - Downtown Muskegon, MI
The Lakeshore Art Festival will feature a unique blend of fine art, handcrafted goods, music, food, and fun in beautiful Downtown Muskegon. Experience juried fine art and specialty craft exhibitors, a Children’s Lane, artisan food market, street performers, a community art project, and more! More details can be found on the Lakeshore Art Festival 2022 Facebook event page.
Sunday, June 26, 2022 - Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan, MI
You will find hundreds of dealers and exhibitors who will showcase a wide range of antiques and collectibles. There will be pottery, glass, china, primitives, vintage jewelry, advertising, sport and fishing, furniture, and more. More information can be found on the Allegan Antiques Market Facebook page.
Thursday, June 30-Thursday, July 7, 2022 - Battle Creek Executive Airport, Battle Creek, MI
There will be something for everyone. There will be a huge Air Show, Hot-Air Balloons, Carnival, Vendors, Field of Rock Concerts, a Twilight Air Show, Fireworks and more. 2022 marks 42 years and the Field of Flight Air Show is the largest in the State of Michigan (as well as one of the largest and best in the country). In addition, they are one of the largest & best balloon competitions in the country. Updated information can be found on the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival Facebook page.