This is probably the biggest list of fairs and festivals in the West Michigan area for the coming weeks. Here is a list of events planned for the second half of June…
Three Rivers Water Festival
From Thursday 16 June to Saturday 18 June 2022 – Scidmore Park, Trois-Rivières, Michigan
The theme for this year’s water festival is “Roaring 20’s”. This annual festival attracts 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.
West Michigan Chalk Art Festival
From Friday 17 June to Saturday 18 June 2022 – Tanger Outlets, Byron Center, Michigan
The Byron Community Wellness Foundation sponsors and welcomes artists and visitors to the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival. They are working to have a bigger, better and safer return to this exciting and colorful festival. Get all the family, friends, neighbors out. You can participate as an artist or simply walk, see and experience the art at your feet. There are so many amazing chalk artworks 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.
South Haven Harbor Party
From Friday 17 June to Saturday 18 June 2022 – South Haven, Michigan
There will be live music, dragon boat races (large and small boats), carnival rides and games. There will be fair food queues on the street. A craft exhibition is also planned. Sirens and tanks. More information can be found on the Harborfest South Haven Facebook page.
Sparta Beer and Street Brat Festival
From Friday 17 June to Saturday 18 June 2022 – Sparta, Michigan
Enjoy local brews, brats, shopping and games (for ages 18+) in downtown Sparta during the Beer & Brat Street Fest! Custom craft beers will be paired with mouth-watering brats cooked on site. There will also be live music, artisan vendors and food trucks. This is a brand new event for adults that will feature locally sourced kids and custom brewed beer. Games for ages 18 and up include fowl hunting, ax throwing, riding mechanical bulls and more! This event is free to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere (no admission fee) and tickets will be sold, or you can purchase a $35 package which includes mechanical bull riding, ax throwing and beer consumption for people aged 21 and over! Additional information can be found on the Sparta Today Facebook events page.
Kalamazoo Irish Festival
Saturday, June 18, 2022 – Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, Michigan
After a 2 year hiatus, Irish Fest is back for its 20th anniversary! Admission is $15 for the full day; children under 13 are free with a parent or guardian. There will be live music on the indoor and outdoor stages all afternoon and evening. More information can be found on the Kalamazoo Irish Fest 2022 event Facebook page.
Grand Rapids Pride Festival
Saturday, June 18, 2022 – Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Over the past 34 years, the Grand Rapids Pride Festival has become one of the largest one-day events in Grand Rapids. The event brings together members of the LGBTQ community, businesses, allies and LGBTQ organizations to celebrate diversity, inclusion and celebrate who you are proud to be! Updated event information is available on the Grand Rapids Pride Festival Facebook page.
mac and cheese party
From Saturday 18 June to Sunday 19 June 2022 – Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Presented by United Dairy Industry of Michigan: Milk Means More. Outlier Events partners with the Kalamazoo Growlers to host the 4th Annual Mac & Cheese Festival. This event highlights local food vendors and their unique approach to mac and cheese. There will also be a variety of beer sampling and milk stations on the grounds. Additional information is available on the Mac & Cheese Fest 2022 event Facebook page.
Montcalm County Fair
From Sunday 19 June to Saturday 25 June 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.
Holland Waterfront Celtic Festival and Highland Games
From Friday 24 June to Saturday 25 June 2022 – Holland, Michigan
This is the first annual Holland Waterfront Celtic & Highland Games festival. Come and watch this all-day event and enjoy 20 Scottish clans and societies, the Highland Athletic Games, eight Irish and Scottish dancing performances, seven Celtic bands, a pipe and drum band (pipes!), a children’s area, a storyteller, a magician, a giant leprechaun, historical exhibits, food, drink and fun! All this for just $10 for ages 13 and up. (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)
From Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June 2022 – Arvesta Lake Farms, South Haven, MI
Merfest International is a global mermaid and mermaid festival dedicated to preserving 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.
Grand Haven Arts Festival
From Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June 2022 – Downtown Grand Haven, Michigan
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 of Grand Rapids, Chicago, Detroit and more visit the annual Grand Haven Art Festival in search of the perfect piece for their homes, cottages and offices. This year’s festival is a three-day event, starting Friday from 3-7pm, followed by music at Waterfront Stadium, then Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Additional information is available on the Grand Haven Art Festival 2022 Events Facebook page.
Saturday, June 25, 2022 – Centennial Park, Holland, Michigan
This year, they’re hosting familiar new resource kiosks and food trucks, along with music and dancing, a selfie balloon wall, and more! They also feature an inclusive D&D campaign throughout the event. There is also a new area for children. Throughout the event there will be crafts, games, balloon animals, face painting, a bouncy house and more! More details on the Holland PRIDE Festival Facebook event page.
Plainwell Days Festival
Saturday, June 25, 2022 -Plainwell, Michigan
It will be a weekend of fun and entertainment in Plainwell. Music, family activities, arts and crafts, vendors, car, bike and tractor shows, Kids Zone, Petting Zoo, Senior Expo and more! The Plainwell Days Festival Facebook page offers more details.
Outlaw Music Festival
Saturday, June 25, 2022 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Willie Nelson and his family bring the Outlaw Music Festival to Van Andel Arena on Saturday, June 25. With Willie Nelson and his family, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Jason Isbell, Charley Crockett and Brittney Spencer. Find more details on the Facebook page of the Outlaw Music Festival event.
Easttown Bizarre Bazaar
Saturday, June 25, 2022 – Easttown, Grand Rapids, Michigan
It 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 event Facebook page.
Lakeside Art Festival
From Saturday 25 June to Sunday 26 June 2022 – Downtown Muskegon, Michigan
The Lakeshore Art Festival will showcase a unique blend of art, crafts, music, food and entertainment in beautiful downtown Muskegon. Discover exhibitors of fine arts and specialty crafts, a Children’s Lane, an artisan food market, street performers, a community art project and more! More details can be found on the Facebook page for the Lakeshore Art Festival 2022 event.
Allegan’s Summer Antiques Market 2022
Sunday, June 26, 2022 – Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan, MI
You will find hundreds of dealers and exhibitors displaying a wide range of antiques and collectibles. There will be pottery, glass, porcelain, primitives, vintage jewelry, advertising, sports and fishing, furniture, and more. More information can be found on the Allegan Antiques Market Facebook page.
Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival
From Thursday 30 June to Thursday 7 July 2022 – Battle Creek Executive Airport, Battle Creek, MI
There will be some for everyone. There will be a huge air show, hot air balloons, carnival, vendors, rock concerts, 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 biggest and best in the country). Moreover, it is one of the biggest and best ball competitions in the country. Updated information is available on the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival Facebook page.