April 28, 2016 8:00 am - May 1, 2016 5:00 pm
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish/John Ball Park
156 Valley , Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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WestFest takes place April 23- May 1 at John Ball Park and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish.

What is WestFest? It's a spring celebration with a professional carnival with over 40 rides, food booths, a craft beer tent, and Cantina hosted by Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish on the west side of Grand Rapids.

The Midwest’s finest carnival presented by Skerbeck Entertainment will occupy the green space at beautiful John Ball Park April 28, 29, 30 and May 1. Over 40 rides, games and concessions will be available to all Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All day ride tickets are only $18.00 in advance and $25.00 if purchased at the midway.

On April 29, WestFest will bring a brand new event. A family-friendly, kid-centric Sockhop with live '50s music and food provided by the Route 66 Diner that will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the gym door of Sacred Heart Academy at the time of the event. Tickets are $2.00 for children, $3.00 for adults, or $10.00 for families.

On April 30, the second annual WestFest Classic Car show will take place on the Sacred Heart Parish Grounds. Dozens of gorgeous classic cars will compete to take home the trophy for best entry from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is free to the public.

This year will see WestFest’s first Beer, BBQ and Wine Tent in operation on Sacred Heart Parish’s green space overlooking John Ball Park. The tent will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday April 29, noon to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday April 30 and noon to 5:00 on Sunday May 1.

Saturday April 30 will see the return of WestFest’s Big Fat Wedding Reception. This event was sold out last year and tickets are limited. The theme will be a Big Fat 50’s wedding reception with live 50s music, hilarious role players and food from the caterer people were thrilled with from the past year’s event. Tickets are $20 per adult in advance, $25 at the door, $10 for children under 16.