LIST: West Michigan 2021 summer events

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Summer in West Michigan: normally, the season is full of festivals, concerts, outdoor events and trips to the lakeshore.

Yet as we head into the second summer of the pandemic, plans are still up in the air for some local event organizers.

As of the publish date of this story, find an updated list below of what is still scheduled and what’s been postponed or canceled. We’ll keep updating the list as more information is released.

If you have a major event you’d like us to add to the list, please email us at ReportIt@woodtv.com with details and valid URL to the event listing.

JUNE 2021

BATTLE CREEK FIELD OF FLIGHT
Runs June 30 to July 4. | Details

DO-DAH PARADE
June 5 along Lovell Street in downtown Kalamazoo. | Details

GRAND HAVEN ARTS FESTIVAL
June 26-27 in downtown Grand Haven. | Details

GRAND RAPIDS ASIAN PACIFIC FESTIVAL
June 11-12 at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids. | Details

GRAND RAPIDS PRIDE FESTIVAL
Virtual event for 2021 will take place on June 20. | Details

GRAND RAPIDS TRIATHLON
June 19-20. New two-day format to include social distancing, changes to course. | Details

JAZZ IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES
Several dates beginning in June and running through August at Millennium Park | Details

KALAMAZOO PRIDE FESTIVAL
Virtual event for 2021. The #AlwaysOutFront Awards will be held on June 11. | Details

LAKESHORE ART FESTIVAL
June 26-27 in downtown Muskegon. | Details

MUSKEGON SUMMER WINE UP
June 12. | Details

PLEIN AIR BY GRAND RAPIDS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
June 4-6 (outdoors) in downtown Grand Rapids. | Details

TASTE OF MUSKEGON
The main event has been moved to September, but a “taste tour” runs from June 12-19. | Details

HUDSONVILLE CONCERTS ON THE GREEN
Every Thursday in June at Veterans Park | Details

JULY 2021

FIFTH THIRD BANK SUMMER CONCERTS AT MEIJER GARDENS
The series is scheduled to take place July through September. The tentative, 30-show lineup has been released. | Details

BATTLE CREEK CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL
July 17 at Kellogg Arena. | Details

BERLIN YOUTH FAIR (MARNE)
July 5-10, transitioning this year to a youth fair format. | Details

GRAND HAVEN COAST GUARD FESTIVAL
July 30 – Aug. 8. | Details

IONIA FREE FAIR
July 16-24 at the Ionia Fairgrounds. | Details

MUSKEGON BIKE TIME
July 15-18.| Details

OTTAWA COUNTY FAIR
July 26-31 in Holland. | Details

UPHEAVAL FESTIVAL
July 16-17 in Grand Rapids. | Details

VAN BUREN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR
July 19-24 in Hartford canceled. | Details

AUGUST 2021

28TH STREET METRO CRUISE
Aug. 27 & 28 in Kent County. | Details

ELECTRIC FOREST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Canceled for 2021. Expected to return in 2022. | Details

GRAND RAPIDS COMIC CON
Aug. 13-15 at the DeltaPlex in Walker. | Details

GRAND RAPIDS HISPANIC FESTIVAL
Aug. 6-8. | Details

GRAND RAPIDS YASSOU! GREEK FEST
Tentatively scheduled for Aug. 20-22. Official event confirmation has not yet happened. | Details

GREAT LAKES SURF FESTIVAL
Aug. 14 at Pere Marquette Beach. | Details

HUDSONVILLE COMMUNITY FAIR
Aug. 23-28. | Details

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
Aug. 12-15 in South Haven. | Details

SPARTA CELTIC FESTIVAL
Aug. 13-14. | Details

SEPTEMBER 2021

ALLEGAN COUNTY FAIR
Sept. 10-18 in Allegan. | Details

ARTPRIZE
Sept. 16 – Oct. 3 in downtown Grand Rapids. | Details

MSU GRAND FONDO 2021
Sept. 18 in Grand Rapids. | Details

PERFORMANCE + BY GRAND RAPIDS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Sept. 17-19 in downtown Grand Rapids. | Details


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