Things To Do This Weekend: June 10-12, 2022
It's another busy summer weekend of festivals! This week you can find a festival to celebrate the start of summer, an Asian-Pacific Festival, a Cereal Festival, a Music Festival, an Old Car Festival, and even a Hippie Festival. There are also some events to enjoy some craft beer, concerts, food, and a Triathlon.
Start of Summer Celebration
Thursday, June 9-Sunday, June 12, 2022 - Downtown Rockford, MI Rockford’s Annual Start of Summer Celebration will again feature all the favorites including the carnival, parade, crafters, food vendors, children’s activities, beer tents, live entertainment, fireworks and more! Additional information can be found on the Start of Summer Celebration Facebook event page.
Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival
Friday, June 10-Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI The City of Grand Rapids presents the 6th annual Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival. This is Michigan's Premier Asian-Pacific Event. You can visit over 40 diverse food and merchandise vendors, along with top entertainment, VIP experiences, and workshops. There will be dedicated interactive areas, photo booths and areas, workshops, and community booths. You can even start the day with morning yoga. Along with fantastic entertainment, there will be festival-only craft beers and cocktails. Get more information on the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Foundation Facebook event page.
Taste of Muskegon
Friday, June 10-Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Hackley Park, Muskegon, MI Taste of Muskegon is a celebration of the best Muskegon has to offer! It will be a weekend of taste-size bites from the county's best locally-owned restaurants and food trucks. There will also be live music, great drinks, and more. Additional information can be found on the Taste of Muskegon Facebook event page.
Bridge Blast 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Sixth Street Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI City Built Brewing Company is celebrating their fifth anniversary with live music from six different bands, multiple food trucks, and a dedicated beer fest on the Sixth Street Bridge featuring 12 Michigan breweries. The event will be free to the general public. The celebration will be benefiting The Grand Rapids Public School Foundation. More details can be found on the City Built Brewing Company Facebook event page.
Battle Creek Cereal Festival
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek, MI This festival highlights Battle Creek’s heritage as the birthplace of the cereal industry. This family-friendly festival includes a variety of entertainment; live music, children’s activities, inflatables, and of course free cereal for all! Get additional information on the Cereal Festival Facebook events page.
Pumpstock American Roots Music Festival
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Bailey Park, East Lansing, MI Come celebrate life, music, community, and family with East Lansing's favorite outdoor music festival. This is their 12th year. There will be five great bands on the main stage, and 4 great acts on the local stage. The Lansing Area Ukulele Group (LAUGH) will host their monthly Uke Strum! Music, food, art and fun for the entire family! You will also find the best local food vendors, Michigan Shirt Works, a playground, and children's activities. Bring chairs, blankets, your family, and your friends, and your dogs. Additional information is on the Pumpstock Facebook events page.
Vicksburg Old Car Festival
Friday, June 10-Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Main Street, Vicksburg, MI On Friday evening it’s crust night and a ‘50s Drive In. On Saturday there will be a car show, a juried craft show, an auto parts/swap meet and a steam and gas engine show. Free admission. More information can be found on the Vicksburg Old Car Festival Facebook page.
Lansing Beer Fest
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - REO Town, Lansing, MI The 8th Annual Lansing Beer Fest is an outdoor beer festival that will feature over 20 Michigan Breweries and around 100 craft beers. They will also be offering cider and spirits. In addition to the great beer selection, there will be food trucks, live music, vendors and more! Additional details can be found on the Lansing Beer Fest Facebook page.
Trufant Hippie Fest
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Treetoad Family Farm, 10834 W. Willard Rd., Trufant, MI Hippie Fest is a family-friendly music and arts festival featuring vibrant entertainment for all ages. The family-run organization has a mission to glorify God through unifying experiences celebrating peace and love. The website says “It's groovy baby!” Find out more information on the Hippie Fest Facebook page.
Feast of the Strawberry Moon
Saturday, June 11-Sunday, June 12, 2022 - Harbor Island, Grand Haven, MI This will be a historical reenactment of the lives of the French & Native Americans of Michigan. Come learn how they lived and survived without the comforts we know now. There will be educational events throughout the day. Additional details can be found on the Feast of the Strawberry Moon Hosted by WMHA Facebook events page.
Grand Rapids Triathlon - Half/Olympic Run
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 7 am - 1116 Buttrick Ave., SE,. Ada, MI
The Grand Rapids Triathlon’s flat, fast course is ideal for both the new and experienced triathlete. You start out with a swim in the Thornapple River. Then you hop on a bike and ride the flat country-road bike course. You then toss your bike aside and run on the scenic, shaded course. This is the largest independent triathlon in Michigan and offers Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic and Half distances.
Blind Boys of Alabama & Marc Cohn
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 7 pm - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. They are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material. Performing along with the Blind Boys of Alabama will be Marc Cohn.