West Michigan Tourist Association: August Fun

JAZZ

GRandJazzFest

Rosa Parks Circle

● August 16-17, starts at noon each day

● Two days of FREE live Jazz!

● Family Friendly

● International, national, and local jazz performers & up-and-coming artists

● Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra, Trumpeter Rick Braun headlining, Jam sessions, and much more

Bring your lawnchair and head downtown!

Shoreline Jazz Fest

● August 23 & 24

Heritage Landing in Muskegon

● Headlined by Alexander Zonjic and Kenny G

● Tickets are $25/day (bring own chair) or $50 (preferred seating)

Danish Festival

● Greenville

● August 15-17, 2014

50th Anniversary this year

Live music, including a Journey tribute band

● Their famous arts & crafts fair

● Three Parades

Beer tent with live dance bands

Truck & Tractor Pull

Hot Air Balloon Rally

Michigan Fiber Festival

● August 16-17 at Allegan County Fairgrounds (Saturday & Sunday)

● Celebrates all things related to natural fibers in Michigan

● Shows, competitions, shopping, live music, and more

Workshops to learn to spin wool, knit, and even dye fibers with koolaid!

● Not just wool from sheep, also alpacas, llamas, angora rabbits, and more.

Camp on the festival grounds for the complete experience

Traverse City Summer Microbrew & Music Festival

● August 22 & 23

Over 200 beers will be on tap

● Great music w/headliner Brandi Carlile

Motor Coach Day Trip from Grand Rapids to Traverse City for the festival

No hotel or driving after a day of sampling local brews

● Bus passes are $100 per person, which also gets you a VIP Festival Pass

○ Free drinks

○ Souvenier glass

○ VIP viewing area

○ and more.

Taste of Traverse City

● August 29-31 2014 (Labor Day Weekend)

● Located at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

● Celebration of all things food & drink related in the area.

Downtown Grub Crawl (Best in Traverse City)

Dining in the Dark (enhance your other senses)

Pizza Throwdown (find the best pizza in the region)

White House Dinner (with former White House chef)

Best of the Brunch (Strolling brunch experience with lots of samples)

For more ideas: www.wmta.org


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