Plan Ahead: West Michigan Fairs and Festivals in November
It is the time of year when the fairs and festivals shift to Christmas and Winter activities...from shopping to Christmas light displays. There are also events featuring food, wine, and weddings.
Women in the Arts Festival
Friday, November 11-Saturday, November 12, 2022 - Edgewood Church, 469 N. Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI
This year will be the 37th annual festival. After two years of so much change, this weekend will be full of reunions, community, and inspiration. There will be an artisan market full of color and flavor with the work of regional women artists. There will also be stage performances featuring drumming, spoken word, choral music, comedy, and the reunion of several local bands. Additional details can be found on the Women in the Arts Festival Facebook page.
2022 Grandville Harvest Fest
Saturday, November 12, 2022 - Grandville High School, 4700 Canal Ave., SW, Grandville, MI
The Grandville Harvest Fest is back this year and hosted by Grandville Band Boosters!! The categories of products to be offered include jewelry, pottery, knitted and crocheted items, artwork, woodwork and holiday-themed items. There will also be a used media sale, and breakfast and lunch will be available. Around 160 vendors are expected at this event. All proceeds will benefit the Grandville Bands Program. Get more information on the Grandville Harvest Fest Facebook Events page.
Wayland Artisan Harvest Market
Saturday, November 12, 2022 - New Life Church, 160 Pine St, Wayland, MI
Head to downtown Wayland for a day of shopping! With over 25 local artisans, farmers, and small businesses featured, this will be a great chance to start your holiday shopping. NewLife Church is hosting the annual Harvest Market this fall. There will be breakfast food trucks in the parking lot. McDuff's will have a brunch buffet and the Wayland Hotel will host a bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. Additional details are available on the Wayland Artisan Harvest Market Facebook Events page.
2022 Grand Rapids Bridal and Wedding Expo
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 4 Mile Showplace, 1025 4 Mile Rd., Grand Rapids, MI
You will find everything you need to have a perfect wedding day. Find the perfect gown, DJ, photographer, reception venue, band, honeymoon destination and more. Whether you are planning a formal black-tie wedding or a simple barefoot ceremony on the beach, experts are ready to offer advice on your wedding planning. Get more information on the Michigan Bridal & Wedding Expo Facebook Events page.
International Wine, Beer and Food Festival
Friday, November 18-Saturday, November 19, 2022 - DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI
Now in its 15th year, this Festival has established itself as Michigan’s annual tasting event, with more than 1,200 wines, beers, ciders and spirits from around the world, along with creations from the area’s finest restaurants. This Festival will deliver a grand experience that is sure to please every palate. In 2019, Forbes listed this festival as one of the “Best Fall Wine Festivals in North America You Don’t Want to Miss”. More information can be found on the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival Facebook page.
Silver Bells in the City
Friday, November 18, 2022 - Downtown Lansing, MI
The city of Lansing will glow with thousands of lights for the Silver Bells in the City celebration. It is a Lansing tradition that is loved by generations. It attracts more than 45,000 people to the Capital City every year. For more information, visit the Silver Bells in the City Facebook page.
Christmas Through Lowell
Friday, November 18-Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 113 Riverwalk Plaza, Lowell, MI
It will be the 30th Annual Christmas Through Lowell event. Area residents and visitors looking for a unique Christmas gift or home décor can find what they are looking for while supporting the Lowell community during this shopping experience. More than 60 homes and businesses will present a distinctive location to kick off your holiday season in and around historic Lowell.
There will be more than 350 artists, crafters, and businesses showcase gifts, homemade crafts, and more. More information can be found on the Christmas Through Lowell Facebook page.
Wonderland of Lights at Potter Park Zoo
Saturday, November 19-Friday, December 23, 2022 - Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, MI
Thousands of lights create an extraordinary holiday display at the 30th annual Wonderland of Lights! As you take a stroll around the zoo, you can enjoy holiday music, and marvel at the twinkling light displays during this series of magical Michigan winter evenings. If you get hungry, stop by the Savanna Grill for something to eat. There will be goodie bags for the children as you leave. Additional details can be found on the Potter Park Zoo Facebook page.
Christmas Lite Show
Wednesday, November 23-Saturday, December 31, 2022 - LMCU Ballpark, Comstock Park MI
This is West Michigan’s largest, animated drive through light display. This year marks the 25th year of entertaining people of all ages. There will be nearly two miles of Christmas magic with over a million lights, animated displays, lighted tunnels, and more. For more information, visit the Christmas Lite Show Facebook page.
Christmas at Countryside 2022 Farmgirl Flea Market Event
Friday, November 25-Saturday, November 26, 2022 - Countryside Greenhouse, 9050 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale, MI
You will find amazing vintage & handmade goods from our 200+ vendors from all across the USA! All of our vendors are carefully juried to bring you the best shopping experience over the course of 2 days. You will find Christmas gifts and holiday décor, Antiques & Rusty goods, Boutique Clothing, Painted and Repurposed Furniture, Handmade items, Christmas music and Santa Claus, Food Trucks & Concessions, and Lots of Friends & Fun! For more information, visit the Christmas at Countryside 2022 Farmgirl Flea Market Event Facebook Events page.
The Colors of Christmas Wonderland
Friday, November 25, 2022-January 1, 2023 - Croton Township Campground, Newaygo, MI
The Colors of Christmas is full of lights and displays that you can drive through or hike through! It opens the day after Thanksgiving and is open every day until January 1st. It is a free event, however donations are appreciated. More information is on the Colors of Christmas Wonderland Facebook page.