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Halloween Carnival on Saturday

Halloween Carnival on Saturday

Community families are invited to a fun experience on Halloween this Saturday, October 31 in Sparta!

From 11am – 1pm on Saturday, the Sparta Fire Department will showcase kid’s games, arts & crafts, along with Trick or Treat goodies. Don’t forget to wear your spooky or sweet character costume for a whole lot of entertaining fun.

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

If your family likes carving pumpkins and hiking lit pumpkin trails, Kent City is the place to be.

Registered guests are welcome on Friday, October 30th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm to the Howard Christian Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Drive NW in Kent City. Pumpkin carving takes place from 5-6:30pm and guided pumpkin lit hikes are scheduled promptly for 7:00pm & 7:45pm.

Crafts on the Ridge

Crafts on the Ridge

This crafty event on the Ridge, offers one of a kind gift ideas for the upcoming holidays!

Fall is upon us & it’s that time of year again to make plans to check out the creations of talented crafters. Besides the many craft booths, there will also be baked goods galore & concession. 

Visit Mamrelund Lutheran Church located at 4085 Lutheran Church Road in Kent City, Michigan on Saturday, October 24 from 9:00am-2:00pm for this fun event.

Call: (616)887-8873 or visit www.mamrelund.weebly.com for more information.

Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

October is upon us and it’s that favorite time of year to experience the incredible flavors of fall. There are 20 farms throughout Kent County participating and it’s a great family opportunity to visit these farms & farm markets.

At The Barn - 8183 Herrington Avenue NE, Belmont, MI

Blok Orchard - 6365 4 Mile Road NE, Ada, MI

Bos Greenhouse & Farm- 1674 Spaulding Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm - 3025 6 Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Celtic Festival in Sparta on Saturday, August 8th

Celtic Festival in Sparta on Saturday, August 8th

Whether you are Irish or not, Sparta, MI is the place to be on Saturday, August 8th for their Celtic Festival. The party begins at 10:45am at Rogers Park with the blessing of the Bagpipes!

The Festival will feature 5 Irish Bands, one of them being Pet in the Creel with Toby Bresnahan, five Dance Troupes, Celtic Food & Craft Vendors and a children’s area from noon until 5pm. At 9pm, Paddy’s Road takes the stage to close the festival.

Rogers Park is located at 75 N. Union St. Events will also take place at Balyeat Park, located at 208 Olmstead St.

Del Shannon Days Celebration this Week

Del Shannon Days Celebration this Week

The 25th Annual Summerfest Celebration featuring Del Shannon Days in Coopersville, MI unofficially started on Saturday, August 1st with “Quilts and their Stories” Show. There are more than 140 different quilts to view on display. Officially the festival was renamed the “Del Shannon Days” in 2014.

Antique tractors go on display at the Farm Museum on Tuesday, August 4th. Del Shannon Days officially kicks off from 4 – 8pm Wednesday, the 5th with “Kids Fest,” held at the corner of Main & Mason St.  The Teddy Bear Parade starts at 5pm. There will be plenty of different games and events for children throughout the celebration.

Friday Night, the 7th, features the Annual “Car Cruise” starting at 6pm throughout the Village ending at Keyser Manufacturing for the after-cruise party. Saturday, the 8th will feature more than 600 show cars, trucks and motorcycles. The show runs all day beginning at 7am.

Summer Festival at St. Joseph Church in Conklin, August 9th

Summer Festival at St. Joseph Church in Conklin, August 9th

It is Festival Time once again at St. Joseph’s Church in Wright Township on Sunday, August 9, 2015  from 12 Noon until 5:00pm.

A great Country Style BBQ Chicken Dinner will be served from Noon until 4:00pm. Dinner is $8.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children ages 5 – 12 years of age. Under 5 will eat FREE!

Along with live music, there will be games for children through teenagers, a Grand Raffle, quilt and mini raffles, craft booths, bake sale, a grocery wheel with home grown produce as prizes and a Vegas Tent.  A little bit for everyone!

St. Joseph’s Church is located at 18760  8th Ave, Conklin, MI.  Take I-96 West to the 8th Ave. Exit #25 and proceed North for 5 miles.  Ph: 616-899-2286