GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD)- The summer season comes with all of the opportunities for outdoor music and entertainment. It may feel like summer is winding down but there are still so many festivals and music events to check out.

John from Local Spins joins us with an impressive lineup!

This weekend, Grand Rapids is celebrating 50 years of hip hop! First up is Hip Hop 50th Anniversary Music Festival at The Pyramid Scheme on Friday, Aug. 11, organized by Sixman, a Grand Rapids native. On Saturday, Monk Matthaeus has organized One Peace Hip Hop Festival at Martin Luther King Park. It’s a free-admission, family-friendly celebration with basketball, soccer, DJs, breakdancers and more! On Sunday, there’s a break-dancing competition at Paul I Phillips, called One of One.

Sparta Celtic Festival

August 11 & 12
Sparta Village – Rogers Park

Walk the Beat

August 11 & 12
East Side Grand Haven

Unity Christian Music Festival

August 9-12
Heritage Landing in Muskegon

For a full list of festivals happening this year, visit!