The weather for this last weekend of July is looking fantastic. It will be great time to get out and enjoy what a Michigan summer has to offer. Here is a list of over ten different events happening in the West Michigan are this weekend...

Ottawa County Fair

Ottawa County Fair
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Runs through Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Holland, MI
The Ottawa County Fair is filled with Carnival Games and Rides, Attractions, Grandstand Events, 4H Animals and more! Grandstand Events include a Unique Motorsports Night of Destruction, West Michigan Pullersm a Monster Truck Shootout, SJO Motorcross, DeWayne Spaw & Super Kickers Rodeo, and OCF Round Robin & Grudge Dirt Drags. On Tuesday it will be Kid's Day, Wednesday is Senior's Day, and on Thursday it will be Military, Police, & Firefighter Appreciation Day. More information is available on the Ottawa County Fair Facebook page.


Muskegon County Fair

Muskegon County Fair
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Runs through Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Muskegon County Fairgrounds, Fruitport, MI
It’s another great county fair with animals, rides, games, a talent show, tractor pulls, mini horse pulls, a beer tent, and entertainment throughout the week. Additional details can be found on the Muskegon County Fair Facebook Events page.


Leilapalooza Music Festival

Leilapalooza - The Leila Arboretum Music Festival
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Friday, July 29-Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Leilapalooza is a multi-genre music festival focused on local, regional and national music acts. This will be a free event that is open to the public. Parking is $10. This small parking fee helps contribute to the Leila Arboretum Society, and to ensure future events like this can continue. Leilapalooza is a fundraising event for the Leila Arboretum Society in Battle Creek. More information can be found on the Leilapalooza - The Leila Arboretum Music Festival Facebook page.


Saugatuck Venetian Fest

Saugatuck Venetian Festival
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Friday, July 29-Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Coghlin Park, Saugatuck, MI
The event kicks off with a Friday night party in Coghlin Park featuring Starfarm. On Saturday there will be an art fair, dingy poker run, night boat parade, and fireworks. More information can be found on the Saugatuck Venetian Festival Facebook page.


Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
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Friday, July 29-Sunday, August 7, 2022 - Grand Haven, MI
Honoring the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard during a nationally recognized festival. There will be rides, food, and entertainment including an Aerosmith Tribute Band, a Queen Tribute Band, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute, a Journey, Foreigner, Styx Tribute Band, an Eagles Tribute Band and a Chicago Tribute Band. Other entertainment includes the Ultimate Air Dogs, a Rock’n Hop, and a Cardboard Boat Race. More information is available on the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Facebook page.


Watercolors

Watercolors V
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Friday, July 29-Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, MI
Watercolors is a two-day, weekend experience that brings black culture, music, business, dance, culinary, and art together for a fashionable and kaleidoscopic experience. Events include a charity golf outing, a taste & see, children’s skating, and jazz! Additional details can be found on the Watercolors V Facebook page.


Fallasburg Village Celebration

Fallasburg Village Celebration
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Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Fallasburg Historical Village, Lowell, MI
Enjoy family activities, old fashioned games, and food. There will also be music throughout the day. On display will be vehicles pre-dating 1962 (the year the schoolhouse officially closed as a school), equipment from a bygone era and a couple of cool surprises! More information can be found on the Fallasburg Village Celebration Facebook Events page.


Michigan’s Bacon Festival

Michigan's Bacon Fest
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Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Jackson Field, Lansing, MI
The inaugural Michigan's Bacon Festival is coming to Lansing! Outlier Events is hosting this over the top event that involves everything bacon. Expect crazy items like Bacon Donuts, Bacon Mac & Cheese, Bacon beer and much more. There will be food trucks, beer & spirits, games, and live music to have a day of fun for all ages! Get more information on the Michigan's Bacon Fest Facebook page.


Muskegon Summer Wine Up

Muskegon Summer Wine Up
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Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Hackley Park, Muskegon, MI
The "Muskegon Summer Wine Up" is a festival for wine lovers to celebrate summer in Downtown Muskegon. There will be wine samples, wine seminars, musical entertainment, local food. More information is available on the Muskegon Summer Wine Up Facebook page.


Car Capital Auto Show

Car Capital Auto Show
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Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 240 Museum Dr., Lansing, MI
The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is having its 29th Annual Car Capital Auto Show. Past shows have brought out hundreds of cars and trucks for a day of cruising, fun and entertainment! The Show features: 45 Vehicle Classes. 100% 3rd Party Judging, and a Big $$$ Award Budget. Find out more on the R.E. Olds Museum Car Capital Auto Show Facebook page.


25 Years of Play Birthday Party

25 Years of Play Birthday Party
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Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum turns 25 this year! Help them celebrate their birthday on July 31st with free admission to the museum! Plus, throughout the day, you can high five superheroes, take a photo with princesses, Enjoy cool treats from the EV Construction Ice Cream Truck, make a birthday crown, tumble & roll through an obstacle course from 1:30-3pm with Gymco, and bust a move at the Dancespire dance party. More information can be found on the GRCM 25 Years of Play Birthday Party Facebook Events page.


West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball

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Summer is always a great time to check out a baseball game at LMCU Ballpark.

The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Dayton Dragons:
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Michigan Army National Guard Thrifty Thursday
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Nickelodeon PAW Patrol Night
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Grand Rapids Dam Breakers
Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 2:00 pm - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Sunday