This August 3 through 6, West Michigan will welcome 12,000 athletes from 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada -- plus 25,000 attendees.

The 60-event, 48-sport festival will begin in true Olympic fashion with an Opening Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4 at Van Andel Arena.

The ticketed event is open to the public and is expected to sell out.

You can find more information on the 2017 State Games online at

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