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Brews at the Calder Beer Festival

This year’s lineup showcases the largest collection of breweries yet with more than thirty participants bringing a lot of awesome beer. Perhaps most notably, the entrance fee will be free to the public. Guests can purchase drink tickets on site for beer but they aren’t required to enjoy the festivities. Chad Atherton, event chair of the Beer City Brewers Guild, believes that removing the paywall will...

Michigan Renaissance Festival – Sweet Endings

THEME WEEKEND: SWEET ENDINGS This weekend is destined to satisfy your sweet tooth. Stay for the fencing competition to see whose the best fencer in Michigan in our Annual Fencing Championships. There is something for everyone this weekend, so don’t miss out!   Huzzah! We're back! The show will go on! Join the Villagers of HollyGrove, Queen Elizabeth and her court as...

Red Flannel Festival

The Red Flannel Festival was founded in 1939 and celebrates the old fashioned "union suit" long, red flannel underwear! It is the 15th oldest Festival in the State of Michigan. In Red Flannel Town, over two weekends, there are several events, Arts & Craft Show, Queen Scholarship Pageant, Grand Parade, Car Show, Children's Parade, Horseshoe Throwing Contest, Lumberjack Supper, Rotary Chicken BBQ and...

Michigan Renaissance Festival – Festival Friday

THEME WEEKEND: FESTIVAL FRIDAY The only weekday the Festival is open, Festival Friday brings Ladies Shopping Day along with unique educational, shopping and entertainment opportunities. School Day is a fantastic field trip destination for K-12 students, with lessons in music, costuming, combat and more!   Huzzah! We're back! The show will go on! Join the Villagers of...

2021 African American Arts & Music Festival

A Grand Rapids event celebrating the outstanding contributions of African-American artists through the visual and performing arts. The boundless artistic contributions of African-Americans will be highlighted during the Grand Rapids African American Art and Music. Celebration at the piazza at Studio Park. The festival will immerse the community in art, music, dance and food reflecting the many facets...

Global Water Festival GR 2021

Proudly presenting Global Water Fest 2021, a family-friendly event on the Grand River featuring Dragon Boat Races, free paddle boarding lessons, professional water jet demonstrations, and a globally themed variety of food vendors, artisan booths, live music, and entertainment. Admission is free. Canal Park is located inside the Monroe North Downtown Refreshment Area. Patrons are allowed to purchase and...

Michigan Renaissance Festival – Harvest Huzzah

THEME WEEKEND: HARVEST HUZZAH All of our tattooed friends are invited to showcase their ink in our Tattoo Contest. Also, while you’re wearing your favorite pirate garb, enter our Perfect Pirate Contest. There is something for everyone of all ages. Let’s get ready for a harvest huzzah!   Huzzah! We're back! The show will go on! Join the Villagers of HollyGrove, Queen...

Confluence Fest Grand Rapids 2021

Confluence is a 2-day multi-sensory festival that explores what’s possible when art, music, science, and technology converge. Located throughout Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids, the event welcomes innovators, scientists, musicians, and entrepreneurs to share their work via conversations, art takeovers, and music showcases. The goal is to bring world-class thinkers and doers to Grand Rapids and...

Inaugural Grand Rapids Bourbon Fest

The inaugural Grand Rapids Bourbon Fest is on Friday, September 24th 2021. There are two sessions with Session One from 5pm to 7:30pm and Session Two from 8:30pm to 11pm. GR Bourbon Fest is an inside/outside bourbon festival hosted in the loft space at Studio D2D Event Center (401 Hall St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). This festival will feature 100+ whiskeys, 30+ store picks & high-end bottle...

Michigan Renaissance Festival – Shamrocks & Shenanigans

THEME WEEKEND: SHAMROCKS & SHENANIGANS Transport to Ireland by visiting our Village, where you can find local Irish vendors & fun for all ages. Kick up your heels with traditional Irish music & dance. Got a Kilt? Enter the Men in Kilts contest to discover who can wear it best. This is the largest shenanigans party in Michigan!   Huzzah! We're back! The show will go...

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