August Events in West Michigan

Muskegon Community Paddle – Channel/Beach Edition

  • A community paddle along the west end of the Muskegon lake shoreline by the channel out to lake Michigan on Saturday, August 18th
  • Open to anyone with a paddle craft, kayak, paddle board, canoe, or rowboat.
  • Meet at the Harbour Towne beach at 8:00 am. Paddle along the shoreline east or west, (depending on the wind), from 8:30 – 10:30am. Then, back to the starting point at Harbour Towne beach.
  • Anyone without a paddle craft can rent a kayak from Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service for only $5. Call 231-740-0227 to register or to rent a kayak.
  • Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service is based out of Muskegon, and also offers monthly Full Moon Kayak Floats. These fill up quickly, so check out their dates for August, September, & October if you’re interested!

Burning Foot Beer Festival

  • Burning Foot Beer Festival is a celebration of beer, beach, art and music. The festival will be held August 25th along Lake Michigan’s beautiful lakeshore in Muskegon, MI, offering the perfect way to end the summer.
  • Beach camping and barefoot entry make it unique, the Brewers’ Ring makes it extraordinary.
  • Music headliner this year is Eve6.
  • General admission, camping passes, Designated Driver tickets all available
  • Festival hours will run from 3pm to 9pm on Saturday Aug. 25th 2018.
  • Shoe check available at the beach.
  • Over 70 breweries will be represented.

Kalamazoo Balloon Fest

  • 6th Annual Kalamazoo Balloon Fest ~ NOW WITH NEW DATES!! Join us AUGUST 24th, 25th & 26th (Friday through Sunday) for a fun-weekend that is quickly becoming a favorite family tradition for many throughout the region.
  • The Kalamazoo Balloon Fest will take to the skies over Gull Meadow Farms in Richland (just Northeast of Kalamazoo) and will feature family fun for EVERYONE!
  • The Best Part? Admission is completely FREE to the Balloon Fest. Regular Rates for Farm Activities still apply, but make sure you do them while you can and really make a day of it.
  • All weekend enjoy hot air balloon flights and fun at Gull Meadow Farms, with nighttime balloon glows on Friday & Saturday evenings.

Lowell Paddle with Bill & Pauls’ Sporthaus

  • Enjoy a paddle on the Flat River from White’s Bridge to Fallasburg Park. You will receive a kayak to use, tour guide, and instruction & safety talk.
  • Meet at boat launch in downtown Lowell, MI, near the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. Bill & Paul’s will transport all the boats to White’s Bridge and then back to the boat launch at the end of the float.
  • Meet at boat launch at 10am on Sunday, August 12th.
  • $35 for this event includes $10 of Lowell Bucks to spend as you wish for food or refreshments after the event. Space is limited to 15 participants.
  • Bring your own kayak! You will need to transport yourself, Bill & Paul’s will transport your kayak. This will cost $10 per person (does not include Lowell Bucks). Space is limited to 8 participants.

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