Summer in The Great Lakes State is all about spending time on the water! So you can start your dreaming and planning now, as the only show in West Michigan devoted entirely to cottages and homes on water returns to DeVos Place – March 15-17. Show times are Friday, 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is the Show for everyone looking to rent, buy, build, improve, or simply to enjoy a home on the water. It’s the only show that features products, services, and special presentations covering every aspect of the “Cottage Lifestyle.”

You’ll find architects and designers; lakefront builders, developers, and realtors; log and timber frame home builders; boats, docks, and lifts; home furnishings; landscaping and home improvement businesses, and hundreds of other goods and services.

Plus, the Show offers free seminars, special events, contests and giveaways.

As if that's not enough, there will be two Complete Cottages, as builder Marvin Mast teams up with outdoor designer Steve Essex to complete two fully furnished and landscaped cottages inside DeVos Place!

As always, a favorite of the show is the “Monroe Street Beach” and the Sand Pirate.   No need to wait till summer – come hit the beach in downtown Grand Rapids! Their awesome indoor beach is the perfect way to get your sand fix. Visit with the Sand Pirate, expert sand sculptor Janet Moore Schrader, as she builds an incredible castle, and get tips and tricks you can use for your own entry in the sand castle building contest! On Sunday, kids are invited to help Schrader “storm the castle” when she reminds everyone that the best part of building a sand castle is destroying it! So kick off your shoes and join her on Monroe Street Beach each day during the show.   

Admission is only $10 for adults, $4 for Children 6-14, and Children 5 and under are free.