This Friday at noon will mark the 44th consecutive time Festival of the Arts has graced our presence. Each year this proves to be no ordinary weekend, as volunteers take to the streets of downtown Grand Rapids, to launch a veritable cornucopia of entertainment offerings. The lineup always proves to be so verbose that it’s best to simply tell you it can be found HERE. (or click HERE if you’re viewing this from a mobile device)
If you haven’t been to this gathering before, pack accordingly (included but not limited to rain gear, sunscreen, objects to use as either a fan/shade/shelter – or all of the above, and plenty of cash, as you’ll most definitely not want to miss the world’s cuisine on display). Regardless of your flavor preference, you can find it at Festival.
Speaking of volunteers, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention this event happens every year because of countless sacrifices from people just like you. This is the country’s largest volunteer run event, and possibly even worldwide (but we’d have to check that last claim before calling it fact). Point being, please be sure to thank each volunteer with whom you may come into contact because their hard work and dedication makes Festival possible. Applications are always being accepted for new volunteers, please click HERE if you’d like to help serve.
Lastly, one main reason we really appreciate this community event is because of how it supports local vendors and showcases West Michigan’s finest talent. There literally is something for everybody, so bookmark THIS link and revisit it often so you have your schedule all mapped out in advance. Programs are also available at the event for a suggested donation.