Last-Minute Ways to Enjoy Summer in West Michigan


Polish Festival

  • We welcome you to the 38th Annual Polish Festival, held by the Polish Heritage Society; the longest continuous Festival held in the City of Grand Rapids!  
  • Come to Rosa Parks Circle to celebrate the Polish culture, entertainment, food and drinks on Grand Rapids, on August 25, 26, and 27, 2017.
  • Free admission
  • Polka Bands, dance ensembles, lots of Polish food options
  • Lots of shopping opportunities

Rockin’ for the Showboat

  • Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts at the Riverwalk Plaza in downtown Lowell
  • Rockin’ for the Showboat
  • Friday, August 25 at 6pm, free admission
  • Alive & Well, The Adams Family, Josh Rose, The Preservers, Time Hungry, The Upstage Crew Blues Band – Regional and local bands join forces to raise money to help rebuild a Lowell community icon
  • The Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts are presented by LowellArts and Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. This free, outdoor summer concert series runs June 15 – August 25. Thursday evening concerts begin at 7pm in front of the Flat River on the Riverwalk Plaza in downtown Lowell. Food and spirits are available, admission to the concerts and parking is free. The concert venue is wheelchair accessible. Bleacher seating is available or attendees can bring their own folding chair.

Burning Foot Beer Festival

  • August 26th: Burning Foot is first and foremost a celebration of local craft beer, the festival also highlights the lakeshore’s stunning natural beauty (and hot summer sand)! Bordered by sand dunes to the east and Lake Michigan to the west, Pere Marquette Park provides world-class natural surroundings from every vantage point.
  • Over 60 breweries will be at the festival, along with live music.
  • In addition to the views and brews, Burning Foot will showcase local music acts and food vendors, ensuring that festival goers experience the full flavor of life along the lakeshore.Burning Foot is the love child of the Lakeshore Brewers Guild, a group brought together by their love of craft beer and the lakeshores natural beauty. United by their common bonds, the organizers set out to craft a festival that offers the quintessential lakeshore experience: Beer, Beaches, and a Bonfire.
  • Proceeds from the festival will be used to further promote the lakeshores craft breweries, as well as benefit local charitable causes, with an emphasis on continuing to improve and beautify the lakeshore region.
  • Tickets are $50 ($60 on day of festival) and will be available for purchase online. VIP tickets are $125 (Limit 200). Designated Driver tickets are $20. Tickets for camping will also be available online. Camping is $50 per tent, and RV is $100 per location.  G.A Tickets include 15 drink tickets and tasting glass.

Crane’s CiderFest

  • Saturday, August 26th, 2017. Crane’s Pie Pantry, Restaurant, & Winery in Fennville
  • Our annual Ciderfest is back in action with another day for you to cut loose, listen to some tunes, eat and taste what the Michigan west coast has to offer. A double feature concert first with Drew Nelson and Highway 2 followed by The Corn Fed Girls. 5 different ciders to taste including 2 bourbon barrel-aged selections, new red and white newly released wines, and fruit wines all from products grown and produced right here in West Michigan!
  • Your ticket includes parking, live music all day, 8 cider/wine tasting tickets, and a commemorative Crane’s glass!
  • $15 prepaid tickets/$20 at the door. Kids under 15 get in free!
  • Butch’s Famous Chicken hot off of the grill, sides, fresh-baked desserts, and more all available for purchase.
  • Plenty of open grassy areas with games for everyone to enjoy, so bring the whole family and help us celebrate another amazing year on Michigan’s best coast!
  • Call 269-561-2297 during business hours to purchase your tickets or visit Eventbrite at or search Crane’s CiderFest for tickets!