West Michigan summer festival guide

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) From culture to food and art to activity, West Michigan has a festival that could please just about any interest. Take a look at what’s coming to your area this summer, or get out your calendar and plan a fun road trip with the family!

Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids
June 6-8, 2014
See West Michigan’s finest art and artists, hundreds of performers, and food booths lining the streets at this annual favorite.

Waterfront Film Festival, Saugatuck
June 12-15, 2014
See screenings of more than 80 films, rub shoulders with celebrities, and kick off the festival with a movie outdoors under the stars.

Irish Fest of Kalamazoo
June 27-28, 2014
Enjoy live Celtic music, Irish step dancers, Irish food, a Guinness beer tent, and a kids area.

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival
July 2-6, 2014
Hot air balloon demonstrations, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstrations, a night air show, fireworks, music, and more.

Lakeshore Art Festival, Muskegon
July 4-5, 2014
Arts, crafts, food, and family fun in historic downtown Muskegon.

Muskegon Bike Time
July 17-20, 2014
Attracts more than 35,000 motorcyclists each year. Stunt shows, Steel Horse Alley, guided motorcycle runs, concerts, and the Blessing of the Bikes.

Ionia Free Fair
July 17-26, 2014
Free family attractions including a circus, wild animal exhibit, and musical acts.

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
July 25-August 3, 2014
Nightly entertainment, a carnival, arts and crafts, parades, and the World’s Largest Musical Fountain.

Cass County Fair, Cassopolis
July 27-August 2, 2014
Tractor pull, demolition derbies, and motocross events.

National Blueberry Festival, South Haven
August 7-10, 2014
Enjoy fresh blueberry products, a pancake breakfast, an arts and crafts fair, concerts on the riverfront, and free family fun!

Berrien County Youth Fair, Berrien Springs
August 11-16, 2014
The Midwest’s largest youth fair.

Danish Festival, Greenville
August 14-17, 2014
This is the 50th anniversary of the festival, which celebrates the area’s Danish heritage. Features a parade, art fair, and the crowning of the Danish Festival Queen.

Michigan Fiber Festival, Allegan
August 16-17, 2014
Art competitions, musical entertainment, and fiber art demonstrations.

GRandJazzFest, Grand Rapids
August 16-17, 2014
Ten jazz artists and bands will take the stage at Rosa Parks Circle.

Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival
September 5-7, 2014
Live music, sports events, a car show, and winery tours and tastings. Free trolley transportation to all of the events.

Allegan County Fair
September 5-13, 2014
Big-name concerts including Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes.

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