48TH ANNUAL SUGARBUSH FESTIVAL - Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for our 48th Annual Sugarbush Festival! Celebrate the sweet arrival of spring with this year’s festival theme: “The Best of Sugarbush!” Learn the process of maple sugaring through Sugarbush demonstrations: identify what characteristics make up a maple tree, experience hands-on tree tapping, explore historic pioneer and Native American sugaring techniques and end it all with a taste test in Blandford’s Sugarhouse. Make it an all day event with draft horses, maple cotton candy, games, wildlife encounters and lots more family fun!

*NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED, program for all ages. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door*

BREAKFEAST! - Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Rise & shine at the Downtown Market! Join us for BREAKFEAST on Friday, March 23 as we celebrate the most important meal of the day! All breakfast features are priced individually.

2018 PINEWOOD DERBY - Saturday, March 24 at 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Come join adults and kids to race once again like in our youth. Shoot, bring a youth to compete. $15 includes a kit to build your car per cub scout rules. If you want to run in our Schmohz Rules Division $20 where your car can go up to 10oz. Just stop by and sign up with the bartender at Schmohz – Kit pickup is Feb 24 at Noon

COCO: A FLIX AT THE LIBRARY PRESENTATION - Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Come enjoy a fun film for free on the big screen! Free snacks! Sponsored by the Friends of the Cascade Library. Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Rated PG.

CHILLY BLUES & BREWS EAST - Saturday, March 24 at 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at The B.O.B.

Hey, you–yes, YOU! You’re invited to our 6th annual Chilly, Blues & Brews festival celebrating chili, local craft beer, and great live music!

Amateur and professional chili aficionados will compete in a chili-cook off serving their creations throughout the building. Each chili must include a Michigan craft beer as an ingredient in order to qualify. Chili sampling tickets will be sold to the public on-site day of the event for $0.50 each. A portion of the tasting ticket sales will benefit Melanoma skin cancer research through Michigan State University’s Gran Fondo—a non-competitive cycling event that takes place throughout downtown Grand Rapids and West Michigan on June 23, 2018. You can also register to participate in Gran Fondo at the festival. Please Contact Jen Gless with any questions at 616.356.2627 x124 or email at jen@gilmorecatering.com