There is always something fun going on during West Michigan summers! While some annual events have been postponed until next year, there are plenty of others to enjoy along the lakeshore. From celebrating music to culture to food and drink, West Michigan has it all! So, make the most of the remaining summer months and mark your calendars for these fun activities you won’t want to miss.
West Michigan Lakeshore Music Events
Camp Blodgett Summer Music Festival, West Olive MI
On Saturday, July 31, from 2-11 pm, come celebrate the 100th birthday of Camp Blodgett located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Enjoy a full lineup of live music, festive yard games, and food and beverage for purchase. What better way to close out the month of July?
Unity Christian Music Festival, Muskegon MI
If you’re a Christian music fan, you’re not going to want to miss this three-day music fest! It takes place Aug. 11-14 at Heritage Landing in Muskegon and features tons of live performances from various artists throughout each day. You can choose to get tickets for a single day or a full event pass for all three. Either way, a good time is in store!
Walk the Beat, Grand Haven MI
It’s back by popular demand! This free street music festival happens Saturday, August 14 from 1-5 pm. Take in 50 bands playing at 25 different host sites along Beechtree Street on Grand Haven’s East Side. Vote for your favorite performance, enter a prize raffle, and just plain enjoy some awesome live music!
West Michigan Lakeshore Cultural Events
Coast Guard Festival, Grand Haven MI
Grand Haven is known as “Coastguard City U.S.A.”, and it’s easy to see why during this week-long celebration honoring the men and women of the United States Coastguard! From July 30 – August 8, the whole town is transformed into one giant party featuring special events for Coastguard members and their families, kids’ activities, a parade and carnival, music performances, an arts and craft show, cardboard boat races, and more! It kicks off with the arrival of several Coastguard ships and ends with a bang — literally! The last day is commemorated by some of the best fireworks around.
Arts and Drafts Festival, Norton Shores MI
What’s better than a summer art fair? One that comes complete with good food and drinks, live music, kids’ activities, a car show — the list goes on! Head to Ross Park in Norton Shores on Friday and Saturday, August 20 & 21, to enjoy all sorts of fun for the whole family during this 8th annual festival!
International Festival of Holland, Holland MI
There is something for everyone at this celebration of cultures, from local to around the world! On August 21 & 22, in downtown Holland, enjoy live music and dance performances from award-winning artists across the globe, try authentic food from various countries, and let the kids have a great time at the Children’s Fiesta area, full of fun cultural activities.
West Michigan Lakeshore Food and Beverage Events
National Blueberry Fest, South Haven MI
What are you doing August 12 – 15? Well, if you like blueberries, you better plan on being in South Haven for the National Blueberry Festival! From U-pick excursions to pie-eating contests, to live music, a parade, craft show, kid zone, and a whole lot of yummy activities, this festival is packed full of family fun, including a blueberry pancake breakfast that kicks off each day!
Burning Feet Beer Festival, Muskegon MI
A celebration of beer, art, music, and the beautiful beaches of West Michigan, The Burning Feet Beer Festival takes place August 28th and features 80 craft beers from around the Great Lakes region, chilled and ready for you to try! While you enjoy your cold ones, you can also indulge in local food, music, and art, all on Muskegon’s Pere Marquette beach. Now that’s the way to close out a great summer!
Don’t Miss Out on Any West Michigan Lakeshore Events!
There’s always something happening on the West Michigan lakeshore, and there’s still plenty of fun to be had this summer! To be a part of it all, consider a lakeshore property as a vacation home. BlueWest Properties is proud to represent listings from South Haven to Muskegon, and we’re sure to have the ideal property for you to help you take advantage of all the fun the Michigan lakeshore has to offer. To learn more, reach out to our team today.