10 Things To Do in Ottawa County This Summer

Hey festival lovers! Get ready to dive into the heart of summer fun because Ottawa County is turning up the heat with an electrifying lineup of festivals this year! From music and food to arts and culture, there’s an array of events for everyone to enjoy. So, grab your sunnies, gather your friends, and let’s explore the vibrant festival scene that’s lighting up Ottawa County this season.


Spring Lake Heritage Festival Car Show

Rev up your engines and join us for the Spring Lake Heritage Festival Car Show! Registration is just $10 per car, so showcase your vintage wheels or enjoy a day of automotive nostalgia by the lakeshore!

Details + Dates:

  • Friday, June 14
  • 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • All Shores Wesleyan Church, Spring Lake


Juneteenth Freedom Festival

Get ready to honor history and celebrate freedom at Holland’s Juneteenth event! Enjoy live music, community speakers, food vendors, and more! Proceeds will contribute to sustaining representation, mentorship, and opportunities for Black Youth in West Michigan.

Details + Dates:

  • Saturday, June 15
  • 2:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Kollen Park, Holland


Grand Haven Art Festival

Get ready to immerse yourself in creativity at the Grand Haven Art Festival! Watch as downtown Grand Haven transforms into an outdoor gallery, showcasing the talents of local and national artists!

Details + Dates:

  • Free admission
  • Friday, June 28: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Downtown Grand Haven


Laup Fiesta

Get ready to fiesta with a purpose at the Latin American United for Progress Fiesta in Holland! Stop by one of the longest running events in West Michigan for a day filled with Latin American culture, delicious food, vibrant music, and joyful community spirit!

Details + Dates:

  • Free admission
  • July 17 – July 20
  • Downtown Holland


Ottawa County Fair

Step right up and join the excitement at the Ottawa County Fair! Get ready the fairgrounds transform into a whirlwind of fun, food, and festivities for the whole family! From thrilling rides to mouthwatering treats, adorable animals to exhilarating shows, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Details + Dates:

  • $5 Admission for Anyone Over 13
  • July 22 – July 27
  • Ottawa County Fairgrounds


Coast Guard Festival

This nationally recognized festival has brought a week of parades, carnival rides, fireworks, and more, celebrating our brave Coast Guard heroes since 1924. Featuring a variety of activities and shows, it offers affordable fun for the entire family!

Details + Dates:

  • Admission Required for Select Events
  • July 26 – August 4
  • Grand Haven

National Blueberry Festival

Since 1963, the National Blueberry Festival has been a beloved tradition in South Haven, MI, celebrating the region’s bountiful blueberry harvest. This fun-filled event features parades, pie-eating contests, live music, and more. Stop by for a berry good time!

Details + Dates:

  • Free admission
  • August 8 – August 11
  • 10:00am – 10:00pm
  • Downtown South Haven


Coopersville Car Show & Summerfest

Roll into the Coopersville Car Show! Save the date for a full-throttle day of classic cars, cool tunes, and family fun! From arts and crafts shows to live music, there’s a little something for everyone!

Details + Dates:

  • Free admission
  • Friday, August 9 & Saturday, August 10
  • Downtown Coopersville


Walk the Beat Street Music Festival

Get ready to jam out at Walk the Beat Grand Haven! Sit back as downtown Grand Haven transforms into a music lover’s paradise! With artists performing at multiple venues, there’s non-stop entertainment for all ages!

Details + Dates:

  • Free Admission
  • Saturday, August 10
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Beechtree Street, Grand Haven


International Festival of Holland

Explore a world of culture, flavor, and fun at the International Festival in Holland! Head to the heart of downtown Holland to experience a global feast for the senses with delicious food, captivating performances, and vibrant displays from around the globe!

Details + Dates:

  • Free admission
  • Saturday, September 14
  • 2:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Holland Civic Center Place


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Get ready for a summer filled with fun activities!