Fox 17 6/15/24 Appearance

Lest We Forget. June 22, and 23; 80th Anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy, 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 to 3:00 on Sunday. 

  • Next weekend is the 80th Anniversary of WW II’s D-Day.  And Lest We Forget, an organization that helps to preserve the service and sacrifice of those who have served our country in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations is sponsoring an impressive lineup of events at Tiscornia Beach in  St. Joseph. On Saturday, June 22 there will be a live reenactment of our battle with the Germans at Normandy Beach at 9:00 a.m. It will all begin with the American Flag parachuting through the skies, live music, and various planes roaring overhead.  Then, seven  WWII-era boats will land on the beaches with pyrotechnics blasting in the sand while live actors reenact the invasion.  Not to glorify war, but to remind us of the great sacrifices made for our freedom. Another live invasion will begin at 1:00 p.m. reenacting our battle with the Japanese. Afterward, drive over to the  SW MI Regional Airport where there will be all sorts of military regalia with vehicles, equipment, and airplanes on display, along with helicopter, plane and train rides, an obstacle course and climbing wall, food trucks, and more. A shuttle can bring people from the parking lots to the beach.

Crane’s Pie Pantry & Winery Art & Antique Show, June 16th, Noon to 6:00 p.m

  • How about a stroll through the lush orchards of Crane’s Pie Pantry & Winery on a relaxing Sunday afternoon? Now add in a stroll with purpose!  A delightful Art & Antique Show will take place in the orchards from noon to 6:00 p.m. and you’ll discover all sorts of wonderful and creative surprises. Beautiful jewelry, art, and paintings…antiques for your home and your garden… loads of wonderfully crafted items and wonderful artisan foods, just waiting to be tasted. And when you're done shopping in the orchards, check out the Major’s Car Show in the parking lot.  And don’t forget, delicious pies are always on the menu at Crane’s Bakery, but so is amazing homemade food from their family restaurant. Come hungry and often to this charming country destination.

Lakeshore Art Festival, June 29 and 30th, 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • And speaking of Art, there is even more to discover in Downtown Muskegon! The annual Lakeshore Art Festival is underway on June 29th and 30th, from 9 - 5 p.m., and is an experience like no other!  With over 250 juried fine art and specialty exhibitors spread out over 8 city blocks, there is something for everyone. This amazing festival is more than art - it celebrates families and children, community, and having fun. Enjoy the festive street performers, the Children’s Lane with many interactive stations, as well as face painting, the author’s alley with books from local authors, the delicious sights and smells of wonderful sweets, treats, and BBQ, and live music everywhere - all within the gorgeous boulevards and park-like atmosphere along Muskegon’s beautiful lakeshore.  

Gravity Tap House, Let’s do it the Old Fashioned Way, Pairing Dinner, June 19, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  • Gravity TapHouse is doing something nostalgic, combined with spirited fun at their “Let’s Do It the Old Fashioned Way” pairing dinner on June 19th.  The featured star here is the classic Old Fashioned cocktail but with many unique twists along the way in this 5-course chef-inspired menu. Start this dining extravaganza with charcuterie and a quenching salted watermelon spritzer, then a course highlighted by smoky mezcal bourbon, ripe peaches, fennel, and mint, and move on to aged rye accentuated with smoky grits, crispy pork belly, and cajun shrimp. What about a beef fat-washed balcones brimstone perfectly paired with a grilled rib eye with cowboy butter?  Even dessert gets in on the spirited action with an Espresso and Rum infused Old Fashioned alongside a chocolate chip cookie skillet, dripping with fudge and ice cream.