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The 2018 Mega List of West Michigan Fairs and Festivals

FAIR AND FESTIVAL FUN IS FINALLY HERE

Whether you’re looking for carnival rides, games of chance or skill, funnel cake, 4-H shows, or concerts on the fair grounds, we’ve got it all here on our comprehensive fairs and festivals list!

This post is continuously updated as more events are added to our calendar, so check back through the summer as more West Michigan fairs and festivals get added!

Where to Find Fairs and Festivals Each Month This Summer

We’ve grouped the excitement by month for easier to read lists. Are you a festival organizer and want to add your event to our list? You can do so here.

May Fairs and Festivals

West Michigan fairs

May 2018

LAUP Fiesta 2018

Date: 05/04
Location:
 The Shops at Westshore – 12335 James St Holland
A community favorite, our annual FIESTA is full of fun for the whole family! With live music and performances, delicious food, amusement park, and more, this gathering is a true celebration of our Latino culture. Friday, May 4th from 5pm-9pm Saturday, May 5th from 11am-5pm @ The Shops at Westshore [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2018 Dandelion Festival

Date: 05/05
Location:
 Borculo CRC – 6464 96th Ave. Zeeland
7:30-10am- Community Pancake Breakfast at Borculo CRC 8:30am- Dandelion 5k Fun Run/Walk at Borculo Christian School *for more info contact BSC at 616-875-8152 or to register 9am-2pm- FREE games, Entertainment & Refreshments at Borculo CRC 11am- Dandelion Parade
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tulip Time Festival 2018

Date: 05/05
Location:
 Downtown Holland – 8th Street Holland
Save the date for this year's Tulip Time Festival! May 5-13, 2018 Of course the number one attraction is the tulip itself – and there are literally millions to see, in our city parks, Downtown planters, Tulip Lanes, Windmill Island Gardens, Nelis’ Dutch Village, and Veldheer’s Tulip Farm. See this page [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

West Fest

Date: 05/17
Location:
 John Ball Park – 1300 W. Fulton St Grand Rapids
Diversity, creativity and energy that will open your eyes to the awesomeness that is the West Side of Grand Rapids, WestFest is quickly becoming one of West Michigan's destination festivals.  And this year it's bigger and better than EVER! New and improved carnival rides from the best traveling carnival in the [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Great Lakes Kite Festival

Date: 05/19
Location:
 Grand Haven State Park – 1001 S. Harbor Dr. Grand Haven
Enjoy a day at the beach as the sky is filled with colorful kites of all types and sizes. World-famous stunt kite fliers perform to music on the center flying field while kites larger than a school bus hover just to the south. Bring your own kite to fly on [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fruitport Old Fashioned Days

Date: 05/23
Location:
 Pomona Park – Third St. @ Park St. Fruitport
Enjoy good old fashioned family fun at Fruitport Old Fashioned Days May 23-28! This annual event features fireworks, a carnival, community picnic, parade, Lions Ox Roast, a 5K Run, the Community Marketplace and Garage Sale, live entertainment in the band shell and more. This is a wonderful family festival with [...]
Time: All Day

Mermaid Megafest in South Haven

Date: 05/25
Location:
 Downtown South Haven- Phoenix St. – Phoenix Street South Haven
Mermaid MegaFest 2018 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. This Year's Festival will take place in the beautiful coastal town of South Haven Michigan located on the coastline of Lake Michigan, [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

June Fairs and Festivals

Festival of the arts food Grand Rapids

June 2018

2018 Festival of the Arts

Date: 06/01
Location:
 Calder Plaza – 250 Monroe Avenue NW Suite 50 Grand Rapids
Festival of the Arts is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations. Plus, creative activities for children and adults to enjoy making their own art as well as purchasing art from West Michigan artists. Every [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2018 Antique Tractor and Engine Show

Date: 06/07
Location:
 Muskegon County Fairgrounds – 6621 Heights-Ravenna Road Fruitport
Antique tractor show, tractor pulls, daily demonstrations, kids games, parade, flea market and more! Garden tractor pulls- Friday 7:00 PM Antique tractor pulls- Saturday 11:00 AM Kids pedal pull- Saturday 11:00 AM Doodle bugs and Farmall Cub pull- Saturday 3:00 PM Farm stock and pickup pulls- Saturday 7:00 PM Daily [...]
Time: All Day

Rockford Start of Summer Celebration

Date: 06/08
Location:
 Downtown Rockford – 17 Squires St Rockford
The 2018 SOS Celebration is the 50th Annual! This next year will be the best celebration yet! Put together by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the Start of Summer Committee, the SOS Celebration will include a carnival, food vendors, craft booths, beer tents, live music, kids events, parade, fireworks [...]
Time: All Day

National Cereal Festival

Date: 06/08
Location:
 Downtown Battle Creek – Michigan Ave. Battle Creek
Come down to downtown Battle Creek for some family fun at Cereal Fest! This annual event is held every year and celebrates Battle Creek’s history as the birthplace of cereal. The annual Cereal Festival kicks off with the Cereal Parade on Friday before the festival on Saturday! Come to downtown [...]
Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

National Asparagus Festival

Date: 06/08
Location:
 NAF Office – 16 S. State St. Hart
Welcome to West Michigan, where we take pride in our wonderful agriculture. Oceana County, known as "The Asparagus Capital of the Nation", is one of the leading areas for asparagus growth in the entire country! We've been celebrating asparagus since 1974 and nobody does it better. We are the longest running asparagus festival [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Cutlerville Days Parade

Date: 06/09
Location:
 Good News Baptist Church – 6830 Eastern Ave SE Grand Rapids
The Cutlerville Days Parade is a great kick off to summer! Join us for a morning filled with fun! The parade will start at 9:30 am following the Brian Diemer 5k race at 8:30! Want something to do after the parade? Join the Brian Diemer Family of Races at Legacy [...]
Time: 9:30 am

Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival 2018

Date: 06/09
Location:
 Rosa Parks Circle – 135 Monroe Center St NW Grand Rapids
The second annual Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival 2018 will showcase the rich cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The numerous cultural demonstrations, performances, and vendors will provide a fun and engaging time for the entire family. Food vendors will delight and offer dishes from many Asian countries. Learn about [...]
Time: 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

Spring Lake Heritage Festival

Date: 06/11
Location:
 Mill Point Park – W Savidge St Spring Lake
Spring Lake Heritage Festival takes place in mid-June annually. This year’s festival is June 11th – 16th, 2018. Some of the events of this year’s Spring Lake Heritage Festival are: Family Fun Night Ice Cream Social Senior Activities Day Farmer's Market Car Show 5k Run/Walk Live Music Fireworks & More! The [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Muskegon Heights Festival

Date: 06/14
Location:
 Rowan Park – City block bounded by Maffet St. E. Broadway Baker St. & E. Columbia Muskegon Heights
The Muskegon Heights Festival 2018 is June 14-16!  This community celebration features a carnival, food vendors, gospel service, sports tournaments, live music, a grand parade, 5K run and much more!  It’s all happening at Rowan Park on Broadway Ave. For more information call Mimi at 231-578-2099.
Time: All Day

South Haven Harborfest

Date: 06/15
Location:
 Downtown South Haven- Phoenix St. – Phoenix Street South Haven
Harborfest of South Haven is an annual celebration of South Haven's unique maritime history. For 25 years Harborfest has kicked off summer on Father's Day weekend with free live music, food & craft fairs, Dragon boat races, kids activities, beer garden and more ! Harborfest is sponsored entirely by local [...]
Time: All Day

West Michigan Chalk Art Fest

Date: 06/15
Location:
 Tanger Outlets – Grand Rapids – 350 84th Street SW Byron Center
The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival brings explosions of color, vitality, and the community of West Michigan together. Artists are invited to display their creativity and imagination and demonstrate the many varieties of chalk art. We invite children, adults, families, and businesses to create their own art using chalk. Bring [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Reeds Lake Art Festival

Date: 06/16
Location:
 Gaslight Village – 2232 Wealthy Street SE East Grand Rapids
The Grand Valley Artists present: The 53rd Reeds Lake Art Festival Gaslight Village in East Grand Rapids  
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rhythm & Books: A Library Music Festival for Kids

Date: 06/16
Location:
 Grand Rapids Public Library – Main Branch – 111 Library St NE Grand Rapids
Join us in front of the Main Library to kick off summer reading! Celebrate culture and community with music, food, crafts, and fun! Meet new friends and learn new songs from renowned children's performers 123 Andres, Scribble Monster, and Beverly Meyer - The Music Lady. Get signed up for the [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Berlin Fair

Date: 06/18
Location:
 Berlin Fairgrounds – 2008 Berlin Fair Dr Marne
Berlin Fair featuring Skerbeck Family Carnival, Livestock Barns, Still Exhibit Displays, On Ground Daily Entertainment, Evening Grandstand Events, Auctions, Rodeo
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Caledonia Western Week

Date: 06/19
Location:
 Main Street in Caledonia – Main Street Caledonia
WESTERN WEEK IS COMING JUNE 19-23, 2018 Lots of family friendly events planned for this year. The Dave Steger Memorial Softball Game will kick of the 11th Annual Western Week. Wednesday will be all about Connecting Kid’s with Creatures. Bring your Pet and join us for an All Pet Parade [...]
Time: All Day

3rd Annual West Michigan Jeep & 4x4 Fest

Date: 06/23
Location:
 Hudsonville Fairgrounds – 5235 Park Avenue Hudsonville
The 3rd Annual West Michigan Jeep & 4x4 Fest is upon us again with more things to see & do. This Military Veteran Fund raising event brings together the off-road enthusiast and local communities to raise money for Habitat Veteran Build of Kent County, and Team Rubicon USA. Last year [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Grand Haven Art Festival

Date: 06/23
Location:
 Downtown Grand Haven – Washington Ave. Grand Haven
The Grand Haven Art Festival is held the last full weekend in June and transforms Washington Avenue into a chic, outdoor art gallery. The goal of the Grand Haven Art Festival is to provide the communities and visitors with a unique opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art, directly from the artist; while [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grand River Water Festival

Date: 06/23
Location:
 Riverside Park – 2001 Monroe Grand Rapids
Welcome to the 2018 Grand River Water Festival! The festival is a free-of-charge, day long Music driven Environmental Festival featuring Traditional Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Blues and World Beat music, performed by Michigan musicians. We are able to use music and activities to draw together diverse groups of folks from our West [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sparta's Harry Potter in the Park

Date: 06/23
Location:
 Rogers Park – 152 North State Street Sparta
On June 26th, 1997, we learned of "The Boy Who Lived". Join us at Rogers Park in Sparta, MI where we will be celebrating all things Harry Potter with this year's "Tri Wizard" theme. The magic will begin at 3:00 PM. Your ticket includes entry into the park where you [...]
Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Montcalm County 4-H Fair

Date: 06/24
Location:
 Montcalm County Fairgrounds – 8784 Peck Rd Greenville
The theme for 2018 is "Country pride, county wide"! Events offered include 4-H livestock, small animals and still exhibits on display. A carnival by Maple leaf Amusements, Grandstand events, and more! Carnival:  Early Bird Carnival Wristbands On Sale: March 1st - June 24th. $10 Maple Leaf Amusements have added exciting rides. The [...]
Time: All Day

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival

Date: 06/28
Location:
 W.K. Kellogg Airport – 15551 S. Airport Road Battle Creek
The 2018 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival will run June 28 - July 4, 2018. SEVEN DAYSof spectacular family fun!TWO Different Air Shows; Warbird Salute Air Show June 30-July 1 and Fast & Furious Air Show July 3-4. Warbird Salute Air Show: Our Weekend Air Showthis [...]
Time: All Day

GR One World Lantern Festival

Date: 06/30
Location:
 Millennium Park – 1415 Maynard Grand Rapids
One World is the premier water lantern festival, filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

July Fairs and Festivals

Grand Rapids festivals

July 2018

Ionia Free Fair

Date: 07/12
Location:
 Ionia Fairgrounds – 317 S Dexter St Ionia
Ionia’s 'Best Days of Summer', the lazy, hazy days of the Ionia Free Fair. Start with a history of agriculture featuring farm animals and demonstrations, stir in a huge carnival with games and thrill rides, blend with three live entertainment and performances stages, lean towards great products at the Michigan [...]
Time: All Day

Lowell Riverwalk Festival

Date: 07/12
Location:
 Historic Lowell – Main St. Lowell
This three-day event includes many activities for you and your family to enjoy including a community parade, crafts, food, duck raffle, concerts, fireworks and more! Riverwalk Parade: Dancing' in the Streets- July 14th at noon Kidz Zone- July 14th 10am-4pm. COME VISIT US AT ON THE NORTH END OF THE RIVERWALK!  Kids [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Van Buren County Youth Fair

Date: 07/16
Location:
 Van Buren Youth Fair – 55670 Co Rd 681 Lawrence
The Van Buren Youth Fair, held in July, is a week-long event with many activities. Over 800 youths from around the county are involved with a variety of animal judging, from rabbits to beef. They also take part in the judging of still exhibits. The fair offers a wide array [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sparta's Town & Country Days

Date: 07/18
Location:
 Rogers Park – 152 North State Street Sparta
All the best of a fair and a festival in downtown Sparta! Celebrate summer with family and friends in our downtown parks to enjoy free music, daily kid’s activities, carnival midway, parade, fireworks and more! Wed. July 18- Community Night Thurs. July 19- Farm Night Fri. July 20- Kids Parade [...]
Time: All Day

2018 National Baby Food Festival

Date: 07/18
Location:
 Downtown Fremont – Main St. Fremont
The National Baby Food Festival will kick off on Wednesday, July 18th, with the Kid’s Expo.  It’s an afternoon of fun for children 0 – 12 years old, filled with hands on activities, crafts, food, kid’s parade, bike race, and the midway opens at noon. The National Baby Food Festival [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Grand Rapids Balloon Festival

Date: 07/19
Location:
 Ah-Nab-Awen Park Downtown GR – 303 Pearl St Grand Rapids
THURSDAY, JULY 19 at AH-NAB-AWEN PARK 6:00PM - 10:00PM: Picnic in the Park: Balloon Walk & Night Glow Walk inside a RE/MAX hot air balloon for $1 and watch as the hot air balloons "glow" throughout the night sky. There will also be live music, food, and information about the festival. [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ottawa County Fair

Date: 07/23
Location:
 Ottawa County Fairgrounds – 1286 Ottawa Beach Rd Holland
The Mission of the Ottawa County Fair is to bring youth, young families and adults of all ages together for agricultural education, affordable family fun and recreation within a safe and friendly environment. Be sure to check out the rides, food, live music, mud running, monster truck showdown, motocross, and [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Byron Days Festival

Date: 07/26
Location:
 Bicentennial Park – 8085 Byron Center Ave SW Byron Center
Celebrating 82 years of tradition and community engagement! … One of the oldest festivals in the entire state … Rides & Inflatables, Arts & Crafts Fair, Tournaments, Pancake Breakfast, 5k & Kids Fun Run, Food Concessions, Fireworks, and more! Kids Fun Run- The Kids' Fun Run on Saturday, July 28 will begin [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Date: 07/27
Location:
 Downtown Grand Haven – Washington Ave. Grand Haven
The Coast Guard Festival is a unique, premier 10 day national military festival, whose mission is to honor the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard. During the ten days of the festival, there are opportunities for all to attend and participate. From parades, waterfront entertainment, and fireworks, to the [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

August Fairs and Festivals

Michigan summer fairs Michigan festivals

August 2018

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Date: 08/01
Location:
 Downtown Grand Haven – Washington Ave. Grand Haven
The Coast Guard Festival is a unique, premier 10 day national military festival, whose mission is to honor the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard. During the ten days of the festival, there are opportunities for all to attend and participate. From parades, waterfront entertainment, and fireworks, to the [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Kent County Youth Fair

Date: 08/06
Location:
 Kent County Fairgrounds – 225 S. Hudson Lowell
Each year, the Kent County Youth Fair provides an exciting opportunity to over 1000 exhibitors and more than 40,000 patrons! The KCYF is “all about the kids” and it’s evident everywhere you look! Carnival, Kids Day (August 11), Free Entertainment, Scavenger Hunt, Pedal Pulls, Princess Tea, Children's Barnyard, Ninja Course, [...]
Time: All Day

Northside Family Fun Fest

Date: 08/09
Location:
 Walker Park – 1521 Ruddiman North Muskegon
The 10th annual Northside Family Fun Fest will take place at Walker Park in North Muskegon from August 9-11 at Walker Park in North Muskegon!  This event will feature a parade, art fair, book sale, beer and wine garden and “Taste of the Northside”.  The arts & crafts fair will be [...]
Time: All Day

Grandville Vintage & Blueberry Fest

Date: 08/10
Location:
 Downtown Grandville – Chicago Dr. Grandville
Head downtown Grandville for their Vintage & Blueberry Fest Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11! Live Music, Outdoor movie, Classic Car Show, Food Booths, Carnival Games, Pie Eating Contest, Dunk Tank, Vintage tractors & vendors, and much more!
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Great Lakes Surf Festival

Date: 08/18
Location:
 Pere Marquette Beach – 3510 Channel Dr Muskegon
The Great Lakes Surf Festival is the brainchild of Joe Bidawid, one of the most influential and highly accomplished Great Lakes Water athletes.  Bidawid, a former professional windsurfer, is credited with pioneering both Kiteboarding and SUP on the Great Lakes and is also an accomplished surfer. He has been riding [...]
Time: 8:00 am

Grand Rapids Maker Faire

Date: 08/18
Location:
 Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids
The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is back for its 5th year! Held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) and nearby Grand Valley State University’s Hall of Engineering, Maker Faire combines a traditional science fair with innovation, technology and creativity. Maker Faire is a community celebration of people who [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation

Date: 08/18
Location:
 Rosa Parks Circle – 132 Monroe Center St. NW Grand Rapids
GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is a FREE, 2-day, family-friendly, community-building  live jazz festival. Experience 10 Jazz Artist bands over 2-days and FREE face-painting by Fancy Faces for kids and kids-at-heart. Bring your chair, immerse yourself in the sounds of exceptional jazz by internationally known jazz artists and local [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hudsonville Community Fair

Date: 08/20
Location:
 Hudsonville Fairgrounds – 5235 Park Avenue Hudsonville
Taking place August 20-25, 2018, the Hudsonville Community Fair represents the last hurrah for young people and families before school begins the following week. Be sure to visit western Michigan's "Biggest Little Fair in the State"! Kids Day- Thursday & Friday: Frog & Turtle Races and Pedal Pulls Entertainment such [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Newaygo Logging Festival

Date: 08/31
Location:
 Downtown Newaygo – State Street Newaygo
There is something for everyone at this years Logging Festival sponsored by: Elders Forest Products. Kids of all ages can enjoy chainsaw carvings, lumberjack demonstrations, arts & crafts vendors, the best BBQ and Tamales in Newaygo County, cotton candy, hot dogs and carnie fries!  Don't forget the expansive museum exhibit showcasing [...]
Time: All Day

2018 Muskegon Polish Festival

Date: 08/31
Location:
 Hackley Park – 350 W Webster Ave Muskegon
"NOT YOUR BUSIA'S POLISH FEST" Muskegon Polish Festival is this Labor Day weekend; August 31 & September 1 2018 The 2-day festival will offer Polish food, polka music, dancing, cultural activities, a children's area, Catholic mass, and much more. People of all ethnicities are invited for an authentic Polish experience [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  1. Amanda June 8, 2018 at 5:26 am - Reply

    Sparta town and country days – July 18-22

  2. Kristin Perez May 1, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Kent County Youth Fair in Lowell is August 6-11!

  3. Laura May 23, 2017 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Lakeshore Art Festival in Muskegon, July 7-8

  4. Sara Winstrom June 14, 2016 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    Dutton Days parade, June 25

    • Betsy B
      Betsy B June 17, 2016 at 9:10 am - Reply

      Thank you for the info! I’ve got it added!
      -Betsy

  5. Sue R June 3, 2016 at 5:15 am - Reply

    Ionia Free Fair
    July 14-23

    • Betsy B
      Betsy B June 17, 2016 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Thank you for the info! I’ve got it added!
      -Betsy

  6. Lori May 31, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    The National Baby Food festival in Fremont runs from July 20 through July 23. Lots of activities for kids and families with a huge parade on the last day.

    • Betsy B
      Betsy B June 17, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Lori,
      Thank you for the info! I’ve got it added!
      -Betsy

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