Things To Do This Weekend: August 12-14, 2022
You are not allowed to say "I'm Bored" this weekend. We have put together 19 different events going on around the West Michigan area over the next couple of days. There will be music, carnivals, festivals, cars, movies, beer, surfing, and even a giant slip-n-slide. Get out there and enjoy the weekend!
Kent County Youth Fair
Monday, August 8-Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Kent County Youth Fairgrounds, Lowell, MI
The fair will feature carnival rides for all ages, food, animals and projects of all kinds on exhibit. There will also be free musical entertainment, tractor pulls, and gellyball. Also new this year will be a corn hole tournament. Friday will be Abilities Day and Saturday is Kids Day. For more details check out the Kent County Youth Fair Facebook page.
Unity Christian Music Festival
Wednesday, August 10-Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Heritage Landing, Muskegon, MI
Unity Christian Music Festival is back again for its 21st year with the top artists in Christian Music. For more details check out the United Christian Music Festival Facebook Events page.
National Blueberry Festival
Thursday, August 11-Saturday, August 14, 2022 - South Haven, MI
The National Blueberry Festival is one of the country's oldest continuously-running fruit festivals celebrating South Haven's tremendous blueberry crop, and the important industry it represents in the area. Van Buren County is the Nation's most prolific producer of highbush blueberries, and Michigan as a whole produces upward of 100 million pounds each year. Growers, packers, u-picks, specialty equipment, agritourism, cottage industry and more convene right here in Southwest Michigan, and it's all thanks to the delicious and healthy king of fruits -- the almighty blueberry! Get additional information on the National Blueberry Festival Facebook page.
Thursday, August 11-Saturday, August 14, 2022 - Boot Hill Ranch, Three Rivers, MI
Get ready for four days of motorcycles, music and misconduct! There will be vendors, activities, live music, parties and more! Details can be found on the ABATE SummerFest ‘22 Facebook Events page.
Coopersville Car Show and Summerfest (formerly Del Shannon Days Car Show)
Friday, August 12-Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Downtown Coopersville, MI
The Coopersville Rotary is excited to be sponsoring the Coopersville Car Show and Summerfest. This is one of the largest linear car shows in West Michigan. Along with the cars, there will also be Arts & Crafts, a Pancake Breakfast, and Entertainment. More information can be found on the Coopersville Car Show and Summerfest Facebook page.
Sparta Celtic Festival
Friday, August 12-Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Sparta Village - Rogers Park, Sparta, MI
The Sparta Celtic Festival is a free and family friendly event focused on the expression of Celtic heritage. The festival offers music, food, and merchants with a Celtic focus. The annual festival features three stages filled with music and dancing. Highland Games, historical encampments, Scottish clans and more. For additional details, check out the Sparta Celtic Festival Facebook page.
Morley Celebration on the Pond
Friday, August 12-Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Morley, MI
Morley is the Trucking Capital of Michigan. On Friday there will be a Car/Truck/Semi-Truck and Tractor Show along with a Semi Light Parade. Saturday will be all day Pulling Events. You can get more information on the Morley Celebration on the Pond Facebook page.
East Grand Rapids Movies in the Park
Friday, August 12, 2022 - Dusk - John Collins Park, East Grand Rapids, MI
It is free family-friendly entertainment on the shores of Reeds Lake. Movies will be shown on an inflatable screen at dusk. Come early for the best seat and bring your lawn chair or blanket. This week's movie will be Steven Spielberg's 2011 movie "War Horse". Information can be found on the City of East Grand Rapids Facebook page.
Happy Together Tour: The Turtles, Gary Puckett and The Union Cap, The Association, The Vogues & The Cowsills
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 9 pm - Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, MI
2022 marks the 13th year of the highly successful, hit-filled summer package, The “Happy Together” Tour. This tour has crisscrossed the nation delighting audiences for a over a decade. It returns this summer with a show full of chart-topping hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s – with 61 Billboard Top 40 smashes. The Tour features The Turtles, who also act as musical hosts for the evening. Along with The Turtles will be Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, The Buckinghams, The Vogues, and The Cowsills.
Jenison Saturday Slip and Slide
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 12 Noon-5 pm - Rosewood Park, Jenison, MI
The giant slip and slide is back in Jenison this Saturday. There is no age restriction on the big slide. Everyone is welcome from toddlers to grandparents. For the really little ones, there is a toddler waterpark area. Admission is only $1 (cash only). Additional details can be found on the Saturday Slip-n-Slide Facebook page.
Blake Shelton & Justin Moore
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 8 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status with the deluxe version of his new album "Body Language". The album boasts four new tracks, including his Top 15 and climbing single, “Come Back As A Country Boy.” Shelton remains a force in the industry with ACM (5), AMA (3), CMA (10), CMT (11) and People’s Choice Awards (7), among many others.
The Beach Boys
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 8 pm - Little River Casino, Manistee, MI
The Beach Boys have been making music for more than a half century. The group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys are bringing their “Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer” tour to fans around the world.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 8 pm - Firekeepers Casino, Battle Creek, MI
As the son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, Jason Bonham spent his childhood growing up with rock ‘n’ roll royalty. By his teens, he was in bands opening for Queen, Meatloaf and Ted Nugent and has played Led Zeppelin reunions, Woodstock 2, tributes to Muddy Waters, has numerous film credits and has toured and recorded extensively.
Beerfest on the Bridge
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Veterans Memorial Bridge, Portland, MI
Mid-Michigan's Favorite BeerFest Returns. Recently voted “Best Local Event” by local beer aficionados. The 6th annual Beerfest on the Bridge will be held on Portland’s historic Veterans Memorial Bridge. Built in 1890, the bridge is one of many in the ‘City of Two Rivers’ creating an attractive and historic entrance into main street. The BeerFest will have over 30 craft beers, 6 ciders and 6 wines! For more details can be found on the MI Portland Downtown Facebook page.
Magic City Egg Fest
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Colon, MI
This festival is not about chicken eggs, but instead it is a culinary grilling competition for enthusiasts of the Big Green Egg grill. This festival is also for individuals who crave superb barbecue from the Big Green Egg. Big Green Egg is the world’s largest producer and international distributor of the highest-quality ceramic kamado-style charcoal grills. For more information, check out the Magic City Egg Fest Facebook Event page.
Macatawa Water Festival
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Windmill Island, Holland, MI
This event is designed to help people of all ages learn about our most precious natural resource, Lake Macatawa and its Watershed. Over 20 community partners and sponsors will come together to offer water activities and educational experiences for those attending to learn about restoring and preserving the lake and watershed. There will be opportunities to kayak and bike around the island while exploring and learning about the great outdoors. Other activities include trout fishing (under 17 yrs old), learning about native and invasive plants, performing water quality experiments, and learning about water filtration and pollutants.For additional information, check out the Macatawa Water Festival Facebook Events page.
Michigan Metal Fest
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
It’s a day full of metal music, featuring over 30 bands on three stages. This annual festival showcases rock and metal bands, local, regional, and nationals alike. Complete with 2 beer tents, 20+ vendors, 8 gourmet food vendors and thousands of Metal Heads. For more details, check out the Michigan Metal Fest Facebook page.
Great Lakes Surf Festival
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Pere Marquette Beach, Muskegon, MI
The Great Lakes Surf Festival is dedicated to educating and training the public for the purpose of improving their water related board sports capabilities, their knowledge of the Great Lakes, water safety, and water access. They are a group of experienced surfers and boarders who have a heart for the Great Lakes surfing community and are focused on sharing the stoke and on giving back. The Great Lakes Surf Festival is not a surfing contest and not just a festival. It is a celebration of Great Lakes surf culture and is open to all types of board sports disciplines that enjoy the surf. More information can be found on the Great Lakes Surf Festival Facebook page.
Grand Rapids Tequila Fest
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
There will be over 100 tequilas, mezcals and cocktails ranging from the simple to the extravagant available for tasting in a fun and social setting. Attendees of the festival will be treated to samplings of the finest brands and varieties of premium and ultra-premium tequilas, as well as tequila liqueurs, crèmes, infusions, mezcals and flavored tequilas. The Mexican spirits can be sampled straight (neat), or in hand-crafted Margaritas and cocktails. Tantalizing tacos and other Mexican favorites will be available for purchase. More details can be found on the Grand Rapids Tequila Fest 2022 Facebook Events page.