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    SW Michigan local events page

    Here is a list of upcomming events in South West Michigan for the rest of the year for everyone to look over, I haven't done any research on any of these places as far as private property or no weapon policies but thought I would throw it out so we can all see whats going on in the region and maybe come up withsome area events we would like to set up anything for. Here is the link if anyone would like to look up area events in other regions.

    http://www.michigan.org/Things-to-Do.../31/2012&tm=1#






    August



    National Blueberry Festival - South Haven

    Date(s): 08/09/12 - 08/12/12

    From: South Haven/Van Buren County Convention & Visitors Bureau


    The 49th Annual National Blueberry Festival located in South Haven, Michigan, begins, August 9th and ends August 12th. Every year from Thursday through Sunday, you and your family can enjoy lots and lots of blueberries; blueberry pancake breakfasts, a parade, steelheader's fish boil dinner, lots of family events, art shows, pageants, craft show, 5K run, blueberry bake off competition, and free concerts to enjoy! For more information call (269) 637-2662.





    New Buffalo Ship & Shore Festival - New Buffalo

    Date(s): 08/10/12 - 08/12/12

    From: Harbor Country® Convention & Visitors Bureau


    A unique summertime tradition on Whittaker Street where the road is closed down to vehicles but opened to everyone in the community for arts, crafts, games, live music, hands-on exhibits, and more. Look for the lighted boat parade and fireworks display on Saturday evening. $5 admission. For more information contact (773) 791-1809.





    International SummerFest - Battle Creek

    Date(s): 08/11/12

    From: Battle Creek/Calhoun County Visitors Bureau


    The International SummerFest is one of Battle Creek's oldest festivals, and promotes cultural and ethnic exchange for the enrichment of the Battle Creek community. The International SummerFest is an excellent opportunity for the community to enjoy wonderful international food and entertainment. It is also a great chance to broaden awareness of other cultures and history that are present in the Battle Creek community. Food, entertainment, children's activities, vendors and art exhibits.





    Calhoun County Fair - Marshall

    Date(s): 08/12/12 - 08/18/12

    From: Calhoun County Fairgrounds


    Michigan's oldest continuous running fair at the same location since 1848 in historic Marshall, Michigan. For more information call (269) 781-8161.






    Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire - Battle Creek

    Date(s): 07/07/12 - 08/26/12

    From: Kimball Pines County Park


    Weekends in July and August, travel back in time somewhere in the Middle Ages. Join th villages in a wonderful celebration of games, feasting, dancing, sword fighting, music and shopping. Guests may partake in theatre, comedy shows, jousting tournaments and more ! 10am-6pm. For more information on this event call (269) 343-9090.





    Douglas Summer Socials - Douglas

    Date(s): 06/28/12 - 08/23/12

    From: Douglas Downtown Development Authority


    The “in” place to be, downtown Douglas Beery Field, Center & Main Streets. A great summer evening with family and friends for live music, dancing, food and drink. Playground for children. Free admission & narrated Trolley Tours. 5:30-9pm. June 28, July 12th, July 26th, August 9th, and August 23rd. For more information, call (269) 857-1438.





    Riverfront Concert Series - South Haven

    Date(s): 06/21/12 - 08/30/12

    From: South Haven Marina


    The Riverfront Concert Series is held Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Riverfront Park by the south side marina at 7pm. For more information regarding the Riverfront Concert Series, please visit the website link or call (269) 637-0772.





    September





    Frontier Days - Charlotte - Charlotte

    Date(s): 09/05/12 - 09/09/12

    From: Charlotte Chamber of Commerce


    Pioneer spirited guests will enjoy this annual event featuring one of mid-Michigan's largest parades, a championship rodeo, flea market, fireworks, more than 250 arts and crafts exhibits, an old-fashioned saloon and much more! For more information call (517) 543-3325.






    Middleville Heritage Day - Middleville

    Date(s): 09/08/12

    From: Barry County Area Chamber of Commerce


    Saturday, September 8 at 7am - 7pm. Heritage Day starts with a 5K run/walk on the Thornapple Trail (registration for the run is at Stagecoach Park Gazebo). Come for breakfast, the tractor pulls, visit the vendors who are showing their crafts. The parade starts at 10am. There is food vendors, kids activities, a car show and a pig roast. For more information contact (269) 795-3385.





    NSRA Street Rod Nationals North Plus - Kalamazoo

    Date(s): 09/14/12 - 09/16/12

    From: Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground


    See more than 2600 street rods, muscle cars, custom and specialty vehicles all thirty years old and older. Plus manufacturer exhibits, arts & crafts, vintage parts, swap meet, live entertainment, good food and a whole lot more! Produced by the National Street Rod Association. Admission is adults $14, children ages 6-12 $5, and children 5 & under are free. For more information, call (303) 776-7851.





    Apple Fest - Coldwater

    Date(s): 09/15/12

    From: Coldwater Downtown Development Authority


    The AppleFest is always the third Saturday in September from 9am to 4pm. This event features over 150 vendors presenting a wonderful array of arts and crafts, live entertainment, special children's programs, games, great food and several orchards on site selling their best apples and cider. Phone (517)279-6902 for more information.





    St Joseph County Grange Fair - Centreville

    Date(s): 09/16/12 - 09/22/12

    From: St. Joseph County Fairgrounds


    September 16 to 22, 2012, the St. Joseph County Grange Fair will mark the 162nd anniversary of the fair. Begun in 1851, the fair has grown to become one of the premier fairs in the state of Michigan. Our 150 acre fairgrounds is host to a variety of events, activities and top name entertainment throughout fair week. Call the fairgrounds for details at (269) 467-8935.





    Festival of the Forks - Albion

    Date(s): 09/21/12

    From: Downtown Albion


    The festival of the Forks is a joyous community celebration with art, music, food and fun in downtown Albion. The festival celebrates the founding of Albion, located at the Fork in the Kalamazoo River. Throughout the event, enjoy a classic car show, bands, a parade and more! 6pm-9pm. For more information on this event, click on the website link or call (517) 629-5533.





    Apple Festival - Charlotte

    Date(s): 09/22/12 - 09/23/12

    From: The Country Mill & Winery


    The Michigan Apple Festival is a family event that showcases fun apple activities, sampling, picking, exhibits, deserts, and apple wood smoked BBQ. From growing your own apple trees to making hard cider you will see, taste, touch, smell and hear everything about apples. Enjoy fun for all ages with the Kids Apple Art Contest and apple wine tasting. For additional information on this event, click on the website link or call (517( 543-1019.





    October





    Fennville Goose Festival - Fennville

    Date(s): 10/05/12 - 10/07/12

    From: Fennville Area Chamber of Commerce


    Attendees are treated to a wide variety of activities throughout the weekend, including a craft show, parades, carnival, Loose Goose Trolley, Wild Goose Chase 5k Run & Gosling Run, live entertainment, dog show, car show and much more. For more information on this event call (269) 561-2981.






    Harvest Festival - Saint Joseph

    Date(s): 10/06/12

    From: Lake Bluff Park


    Help us celebrate the fall harvest with our last Farmers' Market, free horse drawn trolley rides around town, pony ride and bounce house on the Bluff! Petting zoo, face painters and kid's activities too! All at Lake Bluff Park and downtown. For more information call (269) 985-1111.





    Kalamazoo Gun & Knife Show - Kalamazoo

    Date(s): 10/06/12 - 10/07/12

    From: Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground


    Presented by Sport Shows Promotions. Admission: Adults $6, Children 12 and under are free. No one under 18 is admitted without a parent or guardian. Hours: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm in the Main Expo. See website link for more information or call (517) 676-4160.





    Olde Tyme Harvest Festival - Scotts

    Date(s): 10/06/12 - 10/07/12

    From: Scotts Mill County Park


    Activities include hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn shocks for sale, pumpkins for the kids, husker shredder, antique tractors, blacksmithing, flea market & crafts, flour mill demonstrations, food concessions, hit & miss engines, kiddie train, planer, rope making, sawmills, shingle mill, oil pull & steam engines, and old engines. Admission adults $5, kids 12 and under are free. Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-3pm. For more information call (269) 746-4628 or (269) 729-4349







    November





    Holiday Parade - Battle Creek

    Date(s): 11/17/12

    From: Battle Creek/Calhoun County Visitors Bureau


    Kick off the holiday season with the annual Holiday Parade in the heart of downtown Battle Creek. The parade features exciting and traditional holiday entries that such as floats, classic cars, bands, clowns, and community walking groups. 6pm-8:30pm. For more information on this event call (269) 420-4031.





    International Festival of Lights - Battle Creek

    Date(s): 11/17/12

    From: Battle Creek/Calhoun County Visitors Bureau


    Enjoy a beautiful array of downtown lighting throughout the holiday season! Professional ice-sculptors, gingerbread competitions, and a warming house, are just a few of the highlighted events. A complete event listing is available at the website link. For more information, call (269) 420-4031.





    Marshall Christmas Parade - Marshall

    Date(s): 11/26/12

    From: Marshall Chamber of Commerce


    Discover the holiday season the old fashioned way in historic Downtown Marshall. The parade features more than 100 entries including: bands floats, horses, marching units, and of course Santa Claus, to help usher the holiday season. 7pm-8:45pm. For more information on this event call the Chamber at (269) 781-5163 or (800) 877-5163


    December


    Kalamazoo Gun & Knife Show - Kalamazoo
    Date(s): 12/15/12 - 12/16/12
    From: Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground
    Presented by Sport Shows Promotions. Admission: Adults $6, Children 12 and under are free. No one under 18 is admitted without a parent or guardian. Hours: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm in the Main Expo. See website link for more information or call (517) 676-4160.

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    Adam & Ryan I tried to e-mail this seperatly to you guys but it wouldnt send

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    Good list it seems, I don't know whether open cary will be allowed at the K-Zoo gun and knife show though. I know the Grand Rapids you can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggs View Post
    Good list it seems, I don't know whether open cary will be allowed at the K-Zoo gun and knife show though. I know the Grand Rapids you can't.
    I've heard that quit a few gun and knife shows are that way. I'm sure other things on the list are similar I just posted them in bulk so we could get some ideas, deffinetly will need to find more info on a specific event if we find one we like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggs View Post
    Good list it seems, I don't know whether open cary will be allowed at the K-Zoo gun and knife show though. I know the Grand Rapids you can't.

    Not the St Joseph County Fair either... Signs say "No guns or ammunition." This is a fair board that doesn't pay taxes. We need to picket out front...
    St Joseph County Grange Fair - Centreville

    Date(s): 09/16/12 - 09/22/12

    From: St. Joseph County Fairgrounds


    September 16 to 22, 2012, the St. Joseph County Grange Fair will mark the 162nd anniversary of the fair. Begun in 1851, the fair has grown to become one of the premier fairs in the state of Michigan. Our 150 acre fairgrounds is host to a variety of events, activities and top name entertainment throughout fair week. Call the fairgrounds for details at (269) 467-8935.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggs View Post
    Good list it seems, I don't know whether open cary will be allowed at the K-Zoo gun and knife show though. I know the Grand Rapids you can't.
    Oh, you can carry, but just need to unload

    Since the official GR Gun show has moved from the Delta Plex to the 28th street location, I think most conceal and don't say anything going in.
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