For many of us that live in the greater Muskegon area we know all about the local activities summertime brings to the area. For those of you who are just visiting or considering a move to West Michigan you may not know how special Muskegon and all of West Michigan is yet! From mid June until late October there are often plenty events and festivals going on in the Muskegon Area. Here are just a few of the things happening this weekend.
June 1 – June 24
ake part in the first ever Lakeshore Art Festival, Community Mosaic Project! Reclaimed wooden 4×4 square tiles will be available to the community as mini canvases to create art upon between June 1-24, while supplies last. Pick your tile up at one of these participating locations during their regular business hours.
Art Cats Gallery
Arts Council of White Lake – Nuveen Center
City Center Art Gallery
City of Muskegon – City Clerks Office
Muskegon Museum of Art
Sponsored by PADNOS, Blended Furniture Market, Consumers Energy & WZZM. Learn more here: https://lakeshoreartfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021-LAF-Community-Mosaic-Project-June-2021.pdf
June 12 – June 19
Taste of Muskegon Tour Unveils Participants and Map! Muskegon area restaurants will prepare a “Taste Menu” of up to four featured items. Guests will be able to order a full portion of any featured item or a Taste Flight with bite-size portions. Taste of Muskegon Tour takes place June 12-19 and the traditional Taste of Muskegon returns to Hackley Park September 24-25. The Taste Tour Map offers 35 destinations: ● The 18th Amendment
● The 490 Bakery (available at BoomTown Market)
● 794 Kitchen & Bar
● Aldea Coffee
● Bone Ends
● Capone’s Speakeasy & Pizzeria
● Corine’s Cakes & Catering
● Curry Kitchen
● Drip Drop Drink
● Frank’s Taco Shack
● G & L Chilli Dogs
● The Hideout Bar & Grill
● Hamburger Mikey
● Hodgepodge Bake Shop
● Ice Box Brand Ice Cream Bars
● Kuntry Cookin’
● Lake Dog Coney Island
● Los Amigos Mexican Bar & Grill
● Mylan’s Waterfront Grille
● The Only Cannoli
● The Pierogi Shack
● The Pizza Cone Trolley
● Red Rooster Tavern
● Rolling Stone Pizza
● Rootdown Yoga. Juice. Greens.
● Savage Hog BBQ
● Skeetown Tavern
● Slappy’s Slaw Dogs and Sandwiches
● Smash Wine Bar & Bistro
● Soul Filled Eatery
● Tiki Boiz Island Grindz
● Uncle Wayne’s BBQ
● Village Baker
● Wonderland Distilling Co.A map and menus will be available at tasteofmuskegon.org
“For safety reasons, we moved the traditional Taste of Muskegon to September for this year. The third week of June is when we usually celebrate Muskegon’s rich culinary scene, so we decided to add the Taste Tour to honor that week,” said Lisa Kraus, Marketing Director of Taste of Muskegon. “It’s still so important to support our locally-owned restaurants that have struggled through this past year. This is a great way for people to get out of their routines and try some new places, new dishes and support our community.”
Eat your way through Muskegon County as you support amazing local food!
June 19 @ 10:00 am – June 20 @ 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 19 from 10:00a, – 5:00pm and Sunday, June 20 from 11:00am – 4:00pm, come to Goodrich Park for the Annual White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival! The event is expected to be wonderful this Father’s Day weekend. Many talented and creative artists participate in this very popular juried art show featuring variety of hand-made art & crafts such as jewelry, wood furniture, birdhouses, ceramics, items for the garden, clothing, paintings and prints, folk art, leather goods, floral designs, stained glass, signs, children’s toys, and bath items. Adding to the weekend is a great line-up of musicians offering a wide array of music, inflatable obstacle course and jump house, and food trucks with a variety of delicious specialties! For more information call 231-893-4585. For an application, visit http://www.whitelake.org
June 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Be in the middle of all the action as the Aquastar leads the power boats for the MPW Parade of Power down the Muskegon Channel. This cruise is also a fundraiser for 3 different charity partners. Big Brothers and Big Sisters Lakeshore, Operation Black Sheep), and the Grand Valley University Dance Team. Join us on this 1.5 hour cruise so that we can achieve our goal to raise over $8,000 to distribute to these charities.
June 19 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Juneteenth celebration takes place at Mona Lake Park in Muskegon Heights on Saturday, June 19th.
Live music from U’Neek Soul, games, food, voter registration and fireworks starting at dusk.
For more local events please check out the visit Muskegon Website at www.VisitMuskegon.org