GRNow Weekend Guide June 15-17, 2012 E-mail
Plenty of opportunities to enjoy the summer weather again this weekend at SiTE:LAB, the inaugural T-Rex Fest, Hatter Days, the Reeds Lake Art Fair, Pride Festival, Walker Festival and many more.


Friday (06/15)

SiTE:LAB - Returning to Blandford Nature Center Friday and Saturday, the art event will feature site-specific projects installed by local artists and art students throughout 143 acres of forests, meadows and wetlands. Also enjoy food, live music and horse-drawn wagon rides. Free admission.

Spring Lake Heritage Festival - The nearly week-long festival hosted by Grand Haven's eastern neighbor has a classic car show, library book sale, farmers market, live music in the park, flea market, ice cream social a Bloody Mary mix-off, beer tent, village-wide garage sale, fireworks, Civil War Cemetery walk and more. Admission to most events is free.

Wine-A-Palooza - The three-day wine tasting experience at Laketown Golf & Conference Center in Saugatuck will have samples, a live DJ and more in a casual setting. Tickets for an entire day are $50.

Muskegon Heights Festival - The community celebration at Rowan Park features a grand parade, sports activities, a senior picnic, arts & crafts, food and a Gospel choir performance.

The Dan Band - The Los Angeles-based comedy band created by actor Dan Finnerty visits The Orbit Room to perform covers of popular songs with extra obscenities, swearing and ad-libbing. Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 day of.

All Friday Events

Saturday (06/16)

Wingstock - Returning to Fifth Third Ballpark, 97.9 WGRD's concert festival will feature Our Lady Peace along with Pop Evil and Wayland from West Michigan. Tickets are $25-$30 in advance ($30-$35 day of).

T-Rex Fest - The Pyramid Scheme's first annual outdoor music and beer festival will take over Commerce Ave SW with live musical acts, local food, art vendors and plenty to drink. Ages 21+ welcome.

Reeds Lake Art Fair - The popular annual art festival on Wealthy Street and Lakeside Drive is sponsored by Grand Valley Artists and features dozens of Michigan and Great Lakes-area artist booths from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission is free; open rain or shine.

West Michigan Pride - The 24th Annual Pride Festival at Riverside Park will have local vendors, food, a beer tent and live music from beginning at 11 a.m.

Walker Festival - On Saturday, Walker Festival will have fireworks, a rock-climbing wall, bingo, an ice cream contest, live music bike parade and more. Free admission.

Taste of Muskegon - Sample selections from some of the best restaurants and bakeries around Muskegon while raising money for Downtown Muskegon Now! General admission is free, food samples are $1-$5 each and craft beer and wine tastes are $1. The Main Street Car & Bike Show will be held on Sunday in tandem with Taste of Muskegon.

Field of Green Festival - Blandford Nature Center on Grand Rapids' northwest side will have live music, games, green vendors, nature-themed crafts and more from noon to 5 p.m. $5 admission.

Hatter Days - New Holland Brewing celebrates its 15th anniversary and award-winning Mad Hatter IPA with a street party on College Ave in downtown Holland. Headlining band The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker will perform at 8 p.m.

All Saturday Events

Sunday (06/17)

Father's Day Beer Dinner - Treat dad to a four-course beer and food pairing at Hopcat that will feature combinations like Rogue Dad's Little Helper beer with spicy rainbow trout sliders.

Steve Miller Band - The legendary rock band known for 'The Joker', 'Fly Like an Eagle', 'Swingtown' and many more visits the outdoor amphitheater at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Tickets were $82 before selling out; now available through second-hand sites like eBay and StubHub.

All Sunday Events