Once again the weather looks great for the weekend. That means it will be another summer weekend to get out and enjoy some of the events planned in the West Michigan area. This week we have a dozen different events...music, festivals, magic, ribs, peaches, wrestling, and art...

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Photo: Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival via Facebook

Friday, July 29-Sunday, August 7, 2022 - Grand Haven, MI
Honoring the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard during a nationally recognized festival. There will be rides, food, and entertainment including an Aerosmith Tribute Band, a Queen Tribute Band, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute, a Journey, Foreigner, Styx Tribute Band, an Eagles Tribute Band and a Chicago Tribute Band. Other entertainment includes the Ultimate Air Dogs, a Rock’n Hop, and a Cardboard Boat Race. More information is available on the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Facebook page.

Magic Get Together

Magic Get Together
Photo: Abbott Magic via Facebook

Wednesday, August 3-Saturday, August 8, 2022 - Colon High Auditorium, Colon, MI
It will be the 84th Magic Get Together in Colon. There will be several magic shows, a ghost show, close-up shows, comedy, mind reading, ventriloquism and more. Magicians will be performing in the streets, restaurants and bars. For updated information check out the Abbott's 84th Magic Get Together Facebook Events page.

Cowpie Music Festival

Cowpie Music Festival
Photo: Cowpie Music Festival via Facebook

Thursday, August 4-Saturday, August 6, 2022 - Shagbark Farm & Concert Venue, Alaska, MI
This will be the final Cowpie Music Festival. There will be three stages of entertainment on the American Band Stand Stage, the Soul Train Stage, and the Midnight Special Stage. More information can be found on the Cowpie Music Festival Facebook page.

Lansing JazzFest

Michigan JazzFest
Photo: Michigan JazzFest via Facebook

Thursday, August 4-Saturday, August 6, 2022 - Old Town, Lansing, MI
JazzFest Michigan is back on the streets of Old Town Lansing. There will be 32 performances – something for everyone. It will be a weekend of energy, excitement, music and coming together as a community, to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones. As an added benefit, each performing artist has agreed to premiere a song, composition, or arrangement that they’ve never performed publicly before. Get all the details on the Michigan JazzFest Facebook page.

Montcalm Heritage Village Festival

Montcalm Heritage Festival
Photo: Montcalm Heritage Festival via Facebook

Thursday, August 4-Saturday, August 6, 2022 - Montcalm Community College, Sidney, MI
Go back in time at the 35th annual Heritage Festival on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. During the three-day event, there will be self-guided tours of all Heritage Village buildings. Other special features include reenactments, historic displays, craft demonstrations, vendors, music, children’s activities, vintage baseball and more. For more information check out the Montcalm Heritage Festival 2022 Facebook Events page.

Kalamazoo Ribfest

Kalamazoo Ribfest
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Friday, August 5-Saturday, August 6, 2022 - Arcadia Creek Festival Place, Kalamazoo, MI
This is one the original festivals held in downtown Kalamazoo. Ribfest is now in its 34th year and is attended by 10,000 people each summer. Proceeds go to benefit the Arc Community Advocates who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to empower them to live a life that is fully included in the community, and advocate on their behalf. Scheduled performers include the Pop 2000 Tour with Chris Kirkpatrick of ‘NSync, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, David Cook, O-Town, and LFO on Friday. Saturday night it will be Sister Hazel and Puddle of Mudd. Get additional details on the Kalamazoo Ribfest Facebook page.

Glad-Peach Festival

Coloma Glad-Peach Festival
Photo: Coloma Glad-Peach Festival via Facebook

Friday, August 5-Sunday, August 7, 2022 - Downtown Coloma, MI
The Coloma Glad-Peach Festival is an annual celebration of the gladiolus flowers and peaches, which are both grown locally. The festival provides two days of family friendly fun for all ages. Events include live music, 5-K Walk/Run, a classic car show, a parade and an aerial fireworks display, and more. For additional information, check out the Coloma Glad-Peach Festival Facebook page.

Hispanic Festival

Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival
Photo: Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival via Facebook

Friday, August 5-Sunday, August 7, 2022 - Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI
This is the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan's premier annual celebration of our community's rich heritage. This festival has been a Grand Rapids tradition for more than 40 years! The three-day event celebrates and shares the rich diversity of Hispanic heritages, cultures and customs via authentic food, music, dance, costumes and merchandise. The festival is free and open to the public. Get more information on the Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival Facebook page.

All Elite Wrestling

Friday, August 5, 2022 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Catch your favorite AEW wrestlers live in action. Two HUGE matches all in one night, Rampage and Battle of the Belts III. Line-up to be announced soon and subject to change. Find out more on the Van Andel Arena Facebook Events page.

Journey Freedom Tour 2022

Friday, August 5, 2022 - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Since the group’s beginning in 1973, Journey has earned 19 top 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their “Greatest Hits” album is certified 15 times-platinum, making Journey one of the few bands to ever have been diamond-certified, and their song “Don’t Stop Believin’” has been streamed over one billion times alone. Find out more on the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Facebook Events page.

A Glimpse of Africa Festival

A Glimpse of Africa
Photo: A Glimpse of Africa via Facebook

Saturday, August 6, 2022 - Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, MI
A Glimpse of Africa provides a platform that brings people together to celebrate, educate, and share the diverse rich African cultures. Celebrate through food, music, dance, fashion, art & crafts, and other community activities. The annual festival is the largest African Cultural Festival in West Michigan with an attendance of over 4,000 people. Find out more on the A Glimpse of Africa Festival Facebook Events page.

2022 Holland Art in the Park

Holland Art in the Park
Photo: Holland Friends of Art via Facebook

Saturday, August 6, 2022 - Centennial Park, Holland, MI
The annual fine arts and crafts fair, Art in the Park, is celebrating its 51st year! The event draws one of the largest amount of visitors to the city on a single day, second only to Tulip Time. Up to 300 artists and artisans from eight states will be displaying their work. Art in the Park is the main fundraiser to support Holland Friends of Arts. Get additional details on the H.F.A. Presents Art in the Park Facebook Events page.

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