It's another busy weekend. We have a dozen different events scheduled here in the West Michigan area. There will be a little bit of, music, quilts, beer, art, festivals, and dogs swimming!

West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball

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Summer is always a great time to check out a baseball game at LMCU Ballpark. This weekend the West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Lake County Captains. On Thursday it will be Rivalry Night. Friday is Pirate Night. The teams puts on their Beer City Bung Hammers uniforms for Saturday's game. On Sunday, it's Las Calaveras de West Michigan. More information can be found on the West Michigan Whitecaps Facebook page.

American Quilter’s Society Quilt Week

American Quilter's Society Quilt Week
Photo: American Quilter's Society via Facebook

Wednesday, August 17-Saturday, August 20, 2022 - DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Join the American Quilter’s Society for a week of quilts! Take quilt classes, enjoy lectures, and shop fabrics, notions and more at the Vendor Merchant Mall. You’ll be inspired as you explore beautiful quilts, from award-winning and semi-finalist contest quilts to special exhibits. More information is available on the American Quilter’s Society Facebook page.

Michigan Fiber Festival

Michigan Fiber Festival
Photo: Michigan Fiber Festival via Facebook

Wednesday, August 17-Sunday, August 21, 2022 - Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan, MI
Here’s a festival I bet most people have never been to…The Michigan Fiber Festival! It is Michigan’s largest sheep and wool festival. There will be workshops, vendors and demonstrations along with animal shows and fiber competitions. Additional details can be found on the Michigan Fiber Festival Facebook events page.

Danish Festival

Danish Festival
Photo: Danish Festival via Facebook

Wednesday, August 17-Saturday, August 20, 2022 - Greenville, MI
The 2022 Danish Festival theme is: "Sankt Hans Aften" - Celebration of Summer. Some of the events for the kids include the Danish Dandies, a coloring contest, a Lego building contest, a drive-in movie, a fairy tale parade, and the Hans Christian Andersen Park. Events for everyone include an open air breakfast, the Danish Dash, the Marketplace and Food Court, and the Artisan Fair and Boutique. The Meijer Grand Dansk Parade will be on Saturday at 11 am and fireworks are scheduled for Saturday night. A full schedule of events can be found on the Danish Festival Facebook page.

Middleville Heritage Days

Middleville's Heritage Days
Photo: Middleville's Heritage Days via Facebook

Thursday, August 18-Saturday, August 20, 2022 - Middleville, MI
Middleville’s signature summer festival, featuring live music, activities for all ages, a parade, the Kids Sight Trailer, food, and more! Additional details can be found on the Middleville’s Heritage Days Facebook page.

Breakaway Music Festival

Friday, August 19-Saturday, August 20, 2022 - Belknap Park, Grand Rapids, MI
It's another two day music festival at Belknap Park. This month the Breakaway Music Festival returns to Grand Rapids.

Tie Dye Festival

Tie Dye Festival
Photo: Tie Dye Festival via Facebook

Friday, August 19-Saturday, August 20, 2022 - Howard City, MI
Pitch a tent at Tie Dye Festival and stay awhile “For the Love of Music”. A list of the bands scheduled to perform can be found on the Tie Dye Festival Facebook page.

Grand Rapids Yassou! Greek Cultural Festival

Yassou! Greek Cultural Festival
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Friday, August 19-Sunday, August 21, 2022 - Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Grand Rapids, MI
"Yassou" means welcome and you will be welcomed to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. This is an event celebrating the culture and traditions of the Greek Orthodox people. Enjoy the music, dances, gifts, and of course their food! Additional details can be found on the Yassou! Greek Cultural Festival Facebook Events page.

Vince Gill

Friday, August 19, 2022 - 8 pm - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
One of the most popular recorded singers of the past thirty years, superstar Vince Gill has returned to the stage. Featured on the tour will be vocalist Wendy Moten, who has most recently become known for her breathtaking performances on NBC's The Voice in 2021.

Art On The Riverfront

Art on the Riverfront
Photo: Art on the Riverfront via Facebook

Saturday, August 20, 2022 - Grand Haven City Municipal Marina, Grand Haven, MI
Art on the Riverfront is an outdoor juried art show held along the Grand Haven waterfront at the city marina. This popular one day exhibit will showcase the works of regional artists in a wide variety of mediums. For details check out the Art on the Riverfront Facebook page.

Arts and Drafts Festival

Arts and Drafts Festival
Photo: Norton Shores Parks and Recreation via Facebook

Saturday, August 20, 2022 - Ross Park, Norton Shores, MI
The schedule includes the 45th edition of the traditional Art Fair, plus the annual Arts & Dash 5K, the Arts & Wheels Car Show, and a children’s activity area. Arts & Drafts also hosts a beverage tent featuring live music throughout the afternoon and evening. The Grand City Show Skiers will perform a water ski show on Mona Lake during the Arts and Drafts Festival. Prepare to be entertained with jump stunts, water ballet, human pyramids on skis, barefoot skiing, and more! Additional information is available on the Norton Shores Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

Suds on the Shore Craft Beer and Wine Festival

Suds On The Shore
Photo: Suds On The Shore via Facebook

Saturday, August 20, 2022 - Downtown Ludington, MI
Suds on the Shore is held in Downtown Ludington from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm featuring breweries showcasing their signature craft beer, wine, mead and cider. The festival will include an afternoon of live entertainment and food along with craft beer, wine, cider and mead tasting. Additional details are available on the Suds On The Shore Facebook page.

Wag 'n Wade Dog Swim

Wag 'N Wade Dog Swim
Photo: The City of Grand Rapids via Facebook

Sunday, August 21, 2022 - Richmond Park, Grand Rapids, MI
It only happens once a year -- a chance for your dog to swim at the Richmond Park Pool. The Wag 'n Wade dog swim will be from 12 Noon to 4:45 pm. There will be four pawsome 1 hour sessions for dogs to swim. Each session has room for 175 dogs. Registration is required. More information can be found on The City of Grand Rapids Facebook page.

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