Things To Do This Weekend: August 26-28, 2022
It's the final weekend of August. This weekend features many festivals, fairs, music, classic cars, dance, beer, baseball, and even a chance for you to get naked.
West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball
The West Michigan Whitecaps are playing at LMCU Ballpark again this weekend. They will be taking on the South Bend Cubs. On Thursday it will be Rivalry Night. Friday Night will be the Marvel's Defenders of the Diamond Night. There will be Family Fair Fireworks following the game on Saturday. Sunday will be another Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day. More information can be found on the West Michigan Whitecaps Facebook page.
Hudsonville Community Fair
Monday, August 22-Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 5235 Park Avenue, Hudsonville, MI
The “Biggest Little Fair in Michigan” features great fair food, rides, livestock shows, still exhibits and the always popular grandstand events. Don’t miss the motorcross, truck & tractor pulls and all the fun the fair has to offer. Additional information can be found on the Hudsonville Community Fair Facebook page.
Turtle Lake Resort Music Fest
Friday, August 26-Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Turtle Lake Resort - Union City, MI
If you've enjoyed the Music Fests in the past you'll want to be there for the 2022 version. Enjoy dancing under the stars with or without clothing, or just enjoy the music – the choice is yours. Turtle Lake is a clothing optional resort located just south of Battle Creek. For more details, visit the Turtle Lake Clothing Optional Resort Facebook page.
28th Street Metro Cruise
Friday, August 26-Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Rogers Plaza in Wyoming, MI and Woodland Mall in Kentwood, MI
"Where the cars are the stars!” It is 13 miles of cool cars along 28th Street. The "Main Event" sites of Metro Cruise at Rogers Plaza in Wyoming and Woodland Mall in Kentwood, will feature 28 food trucks and concessionaires, 12 live bands, free shuttle service, Miss Metro Cruise Finale show, kid's events and activities, safety demonstrations including simulators, Metro-Merch official merchandise, a Dyno car testing platform, Community Awards Ceremony, 35 sponsor booths with giveaways and games, and more. All areas of the event are free! Additional information is available on the 28th Street Metro Cruise Facebook page.
Summer Dance Festival
Friday, August 26-Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Peter Martin Wege Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI
The Grand Rapids Ballet celebrates 50 years of lifting the human spirit through the art of dance. They are hosting a free, outdoor Summer Dance Festival. Grand Rapids Ballet welcomes West Michigan to enjoy two evenings of world-class dance, tasty food, and beer tents all under the evening skies outside of the Peter Martin Wege Theatre. The free festivities kick off at 5 p.m. each evening. Bring your own chair so you can sit back and enjoy an evening of outdoor performance. More information is on the Summer Dance Festival Facebook Events page.
Polish Heritage Festival
Friday, August 26-Sunday, August 28, 2022 - Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI
Thousands of people turn out each year for this three-day celebration of Polish food, music and culture. Activities include a children’s tent for crafts, and demonstration tent on Polish cooking and arts. For additional information, visit the Polish Heritage Society of Grand Rapids, MI Facebook Events page.
Friday, August 26-Sunday, August 28, 2022 - Hastings, MI
The Hastings Summerfest is an annual summer festival held in Downtown Hastings by the Barry County Chamber of Commerce Summerfest Committee. The event features arts & crafts vendors on the courthouse lawn, concessions, free trolley rides, children’s activities, a softball tournament, 3-on-3 basketball, 10K/5K run, weight lifting contest, parade, car show, live entertainment and a refreshment tent. Additional details are available on the Hastings Summerfest Facebook page.
Weird Al: The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour
Friday, August 26, 2022 - 8 pm - Mendel Center, Benton Harbor, MI
"Weird Al" Yankovic burst onto the scene over three decades ago and never looked back. For the second time in his storied career, the world's foremost musical satirist and five-time Grammy winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog. Marking his highly anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely successful Strings Attached Tour in 2019 where Weird Al performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra, this is a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with this legendary performer.
RE(TURN) to the River
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 555 Monroe, Sixth Street Bridge, and Canal Park, Grand Rapids, MI
It will be the first RE(TURN) to the River festival, celebrating the Grand River. It will happen at three different locations. There will be circus performers, food trucks, art, games, music and more along the Grand. More information is available on the RE(TURN) to the River Festival Facebook Events page.
Backyard Burgers and Brews Festival
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Festival Market Square, Battle Creek, MI
It will be the 7th Annual Backyard Burgers & Brews Festival in downtown Battle Creek. There will be two live bands, 20 Food Trucks and Backyard Games. This free event is open to all. More information is available on the Backyard Burgers & Brews Festival Facebook Events page.
Burning Foot Beer Festival
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Pere Marquette Beach, Muskegon, MI
The beach will ignite for the 7th Annual Burning Foot Beer Festival. Serving as Michigan’s only barefoot beer festival on the beach, festival-goers can enjoy some of the finest craft beer found in the Great Lakes region, revel in local art and food, groove to local and national music acts, and take in the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. The music line up this year includes the Plain White Ts, Filter, Lit, Passafire, and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. Additional details are on the Burning Foot Beer Festival Facebook page.
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Saranac, MI
Originally started as a celebration for all the bridges that connected the small village, they now celebrate the community and businesses! It's a fun-filled day of parades, rides, games, food, crafts, entertainment, art, music, awards, and more! For more information, check out the Saranac Community Association Facebook page.
Boy George & Culture Club
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 9 pm - Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, MI
With a career spanning over thirty years, Boy George & Culture Club remain one of the UK’s biggest exports of the 20th Century. During the early '80s, the group racked up seven straight Top Ten hits in the U.K. and six Top Ten singles in the U.S. with their light, infectious pop-soul. Some of their most well known hits include "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "Time (Clock of the Heart)," "I'll Tumble 4 Ya," "Church of the Poison Mind," "Karma Chameleon," "Miss Me Blind," and "It's a Miracle."