Plan Ahead: West Michigan Fairs and Festivals July 1-15
The summer fun continues! Just in the first two weeks of July we have 20 different fairs and festivals in West Michigan. Here is a list of events planned for the first half of the month of July...
Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival
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.
Discover Muskegon Festival
Friday, July 1-Saturday, July 2, 2022 - Downtown Muskegon, MI
DMF (Discover Muskegon Fest) is an annual two day EDM music festival and luxury car show. It will take place in the center of downtown Muskegon during the city's Independence Day celebrations. More information can be found on the Discover Muskegon Festival Facebook page.
Grand Rapids Foodie Fest 2022
Friday, July 1-Sunday, July 3, 2022 - Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI
This is a 3-day weekend of enjoying local live music, dance and musical performances, food and drink, local merchants and more. Additional details can be found on the Grand Rapids Foodie Fest Facebook page.
Smiling Acres Music Festival
Friday, July 1-Sunday, July 3, 2022 - Trufant, MI
Head to Trufant over the 4th of July weekend for the Smiling Acres Music Festival. There will be music, camping, vendors, hiking and more. More information is available on the Smiling Acres Facebook events page.
Dorr 4th of July Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 1-Monday, July 4, 2022 - Dorr, MI
The annual Dorr 4th of July Independence Day celebration is one of the largest community festivals in Allegan County. There will be a Freedom Fun 5k and a Dorr Summer Sizzler NTPA Truck and Tractor Pull. Details can be found on the Dorr 4th Facebook events page.
Freedom Fest on the Causeway
Saturday, July 2, 2022 - Croton Township, MI
This is Croton's biggest day of the year. Head to Newaygo county for the annual Independence Day Celebration. It is full of family friendly events. Come celebrate whether you are on a boat or on the causeway. There will be live music, a beer tent, food trucks, vendors, and of course fireworks! More information can be found on the Freedom Fest on the Causeway Facebook events page.
South Haven Art Fair
Saturday, July 2-Sunday, July 3, 2022 - Stanley Johnston Park, South Haven, MI
Spend your Fourth of July weekend at the South Haven Art Fair. This is a two-day juried fine art fair held in Stanley Johnston Park. See one-of-a-kind artwork in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, drawing, sculpture, photography, glass, wood, clay, and wearable art created by more than 100 local, regional, and national artists. Free admission and fun for the whole family, including food and family art projects. Get more details on the Annual South Haven Juried Art Fair Facebook events page.
Grandville July 4 Celebration
Saturday, July 2 & Monday, July 4, 2022 - Grandville, MI
On Saturday there will be the Buck Creek Run 5K Race followed by the #10 School Open House at Heritage Park. The John Davis Memorial Softball Game is Saturday evening at 7. Then on Monday, July 4th, the day starts with a flag raising at Grandville Middle School at 8:30 am. There will be a military flyover of World War II vintage aircraft at 11. Food Vendors and Entertainment run from Noon until dark. The fireworks show will be at dusk (approximately 10 pm). Find out more on the City of Grandville Facebook page.
Allegan July 3 Jubilee
Sunday, July 3, 2022 - Downtown Allegan, MI
Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Allegan with the July 3 Jubilee! The event starts at 5:30 pm with a star-spangled parade. After the parade there will be live music and food vendors along the Riverfront at 6:00 pm. The evening warps up with a fireworks display over the Kalamazoo River at 10:15 pm. More information can be found on the July 3 Jubilee 2022 Facebook events page.
Kentwood 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2022 - Kentwood City Hall, Kentwood, MI
It’s a busy 4th of July kicking off with a pancake breakfast and a 5K Race and Fun Walk. There’s a parade at 9:30 am, followed by carnival rides. The evening celebration starts at 4 with community booths, a beer tent, food trucks, live music, and of course fireworks. Additional details can be found on the Kentwood 4th of July Celebration Facebook events page.
Monday, July 4, 2022 - FoxView, 975 N. Main, Nashville, MI
There will be military vehicles and classic cars along with a motorcycle show, fun carnival games and bounce houses for the kids, lawnmower racing, a live auction, pro-wrestlng, a flea market, fireworks, and even apple pie. All the fun starts at 10 am with the flea market. For more information, check out the America Fest! Facebook events page.
Berrien Springs Pickle Festival
Monday, July 4, 2022 - Berrien Springs, MI
The day gets underway at 7:30 am with a pancake and sausage breakfast. The Pickle Festival begins at 11. There will be a Big Wheel Race for the kids, a Pickle Fling, and Political Stump speeches. Throughout the day there will also be pickle decorating, lawn games, food vendors, axe throwing and blacksmith demonstrations, a Pickled Piper Tasting Room, a parade, street dance, and fireworks at dusk. Additional details can be found on the Berrien Springs Pickle Festival Facebook page.
Monday, July 4-Saturday, July 9, 2022 - Marne, MI
It has been around since 1856 and still going strong. The Berlin Fair will feature rides, 4H animals, Truck and Tractor Pulls, a Twisted P Rode, Draft Horse Pulls, a Corn Hole Tournament, and Music. Get additional information on the Berlin Fair Facebook page.
Lowell Riverwalk Festival
Thursday, July 7-Saturday, July 9, 2022 - Downtown Lowell, MI
The festival includes the State Farm duck raffle, arts and crafts, vendors, food, entertainment, car cruise-in, rumble and the Laurels of Kent fireworks. Plus they have also added bingo, a used book sale, kayak fun, 5k run and walk, and a ducky derby to their 2-nights and 1-day family fun festival held in Historic Lowell! All the details can be found on the Riverwalk Festival Facebook events page.
Family Fun Fair and Bluegrass Festival
Thursday, July 7-Sunday, July 10, 2022 - Riverfront Park, Niles, MI
The Annual Bluegrass Festival is back for 2022! The Niles Riverfront Optimist Club promises the best offering of live Bluegrass & Americana music and an entire weekend of family fun! The festival will feature vendors with fun, eclectic, unique merchandise, diverse food from lots of food trucks, and children's activities. Check out the Niles Bluegrass Festival Facebook Events page for more details.
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - Holland Civic Center, Holland, MI
There will be live music and performances, delicious food, dancing, a car show and more. This is a celebration of the Latino culture. More details are posted on the LAUP ¡Fiesta! Facebook Events page.
Black Arts Festival
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI
Come experience the 36th Annual Black Arts Festival, which showcases and celebrates local Black artists. For more information, visit the Kalamazoo Black Arts Festival Facebook Events page.
Muskegon Bike Time
Thursday, July 14-Sunday, July 17, 2022 - Hot Rod Harley-Davidson, Muskegon, MI
Now in its 16th year! Muskegon Bike Time promotes Muskegon and the lakeshore as a great place for motorcyclists and the general public to gather and enjoy the events, attractions, entertainment and food offered during this four day event. There will be live music, beer tents, street performers and more. See the Muskegon Bike Time 2022 Facebook Events page for additional information.
Friday, July 15-Saturday, July 16, 2022 - Belknap Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Upheaval is Michigan’s largest rock festival and this two-day event happens right in Grand Rapids on Friday and Saturday. Find out more on the Upheavel Festival 2022 Facebook events page.
Rock the Coast
Friday, July 15-Sunday, July 17, 2022 - Grand Haven, MI
Centered in Grand Haven, this event also travels to Holland, Saugatuck, and Port Sheldon. It will be a great weekend of boating fun, including the following: Shields of Hope boat rides, Keith Holmes Memorial Run, The Great Sticker Poker Run, It's a Wrap Celebration Party, and a Sunday Funday. Details can be found on the Rock the Coast 2022 Facebook events page.
Ionia Free Fair
Friday, July 15-Saturday, July 23, 2022 - Ionia Fairgrounds, Ionia, MI
A West Michigan favorite, this fair will feature midway rides, queen contest, live bands, parade, monster truck throwdown, classic car show, derby contest, Ionia Idol, night of destruction, senior wellness day, livestock auction, bull riding, thumb tractor pull, giveaways, 4-H shows, open class exhibits, great food, and much more. Additional information can be found on the Ionia Free Fair Facebook page.