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"Big Red" Boat Cruise and Tour

July 24, 2014
  • Venue: Dunton Park
  • Location: Dunton Park Boat Launch
  • 290 Howard Ave. Holland, MI 49424
  • Times: 4:30PM
  • Phone: 616-796-3321

Holland Museum is offering a rare opportunity to the public to experience our favorite Michigan Lighthouse, “Big Red” on Thursday July 24, 2014. Over the years, "Big Red” has taken on a life of its own, popular with painters, photographers, beach-goers, and boaters. Especially now with restrictions on access to the area surrounding “Big Red”...

2 Hour Demonstration Cooking Class

July 30, 2014

Come, learn and taste some delicious recipes that are perfect for an afternoon at the beach or an evening picnic to watch the sun set. Chef Andy will be making Lobster Rolls, Fish Tacos, Parmesan Chipotle Corn, Fustini's Potato Salad and Blueberry Buckle for dessert! Yum!

Art in the Alley

June 12, 2014 to August 28, 2014 (Every Thursday)

Every Thursday during the summer, downtown Holland is filled with street performers. In conjunction with their artistic efforts, we offer a different art project for you and your family to enjoy for free with their music. We will be just outside the Arts Council in our "alley" waiting for you!

Children's Activities at Holland Farmers Market

July 30, 2014

From 9:30 am to noon; Holland farmers market, join museum staff and volunteers at the farmers market as we help children learn about what shopping was like for the Cappon Family in 1920’s Holland. Market experience will include highlighting the change in Michigan only produce to more “exotic” items from further away through commerce and gathering.

Family Fun Days Concert at Centennial Park

July 26, 2014
  • Venue: Centennial Park
  • Location: Centennial Park
  • 250 Central Ave. Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 7:00PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 616-796-3324

Join us as we welcome the band Hawks & Owls. This string band is fronted by award winning musician Bruce Ling. They play a collection of old-time traditional fiddle tunes bluegrass, country blues, Irish and original compositions using fiddle, mandolin guitar, and stand-up bass. Grab your blankets, chairs, and a picnic basket and come downtown to enjoy an evening of good ...

Family Kayaking

July 24, 2014

Join the Outdoor Discovery Center for a kayak adventure! First time paddlers will enjoy the casual exploration of Gilligan Lake from single or double kayaks. Look for wildlife including birds, reptiles and amphibians with your naturalist guide. Personal water bottle recommended. Paddlers must be at least 8 years old to use a boat on their own. A limited number of double kayaks...

Gasta Live at the Curragh

July 26, 2014

 Gasta will bring high energy Irish/Celtic music flavored with Bluegrass, Classical, Jazz and Rock.   Age restrictions: All Ages.

Historic Graafschap Church Tours

Started October 29, 2013 (Recurring monthly on the last Tuesday)

Tour Schedule: Last Tuesday of the month:  7pm-9pm   Contact Info: Church Office: (616) 396-5008 Church Fax: (616) 396-3258 Heritage Center Tours: Contact Bill Sytsma 392-6287

Holland Town Center Time - Shopping & Entertainment Event

July 26, 2014
  • Venue: Holland Town Center
  • 12330 James Street Holland, MI 49424
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free!
  • Phone: 616-842-0593

Come and enjoy this venue, its merchants and wonderful one of a kind items! Over 40 registered sellers will have booth displays under the covered walkways of the Holland Town Center. You will find antique, attic, basement, cottage, estate, garage, garden, handmade, nearly new, recycled, refurbished, vintage, yard sale, (books, clothing, kids gear) and vendor based selle...

Kayak the Kalamazoo River

July 26, 2014

This 3-hour paddle begins within the Allegan State Game Area and ends at New Richmond. It is a beautiful 9 mile stretch of water with lots of wildlife sightings and is great for beginning kayakers. Kayak, paddle, life jacket, transportation and naturalist guide included. Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, water bottle(s), hat, sunscreen and insect repellant if desired.

Macatawa Water Festival

July 26, 2014

Come learn about our local watershed, how we interact with it, and how we affect it! Fun activities for all ages.

Nate Holley Live at the Curragh

July 30, 2014

  Nathan Holley is a versatile musical talent out of central Illinois, now headquartered in Saugatuck Michigan, and regularly touring in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Florida. Whether working the acoustic side of the street with his one-man/one-guitar looping magic, or rocking out with his band, Nate brings great musicianship and vocal power to both his original music...

Nature Hour

July 30, 2014

Explore the mysteries, beauty and uniqueness of our natural world with a naturalist. The content of the program will depend on the day and the ability of the group to spend time outdoors. Better weather days may have the group outside the entire time. Registration welcome.

Night School: Cocktails Class

July 24, 2014 to September 25, 2014 (Recurring monthly on the 4th Thursday)

Coppercraft Night School: Come for the education, stay for the drink.  June 26 - Cocktails 101 Home bar set up, ingredient basics and recipe building. Refining cocktail techniques.  July 24 - Whiskey Cocktails Make prohibition era cocktails featuring Coppercraft's first aged spirit. August 28 - Harvest Cocktails Learn to create cocktails focusted o...

Ottawa County Fair

July 21, 2014 to July 26, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

 Join us for the annual Ottawa County Fair, complete with rides on the midway, harness racing, animals, and lots of good food and fun!!   discount tickets at

Slow Roll West Michigan - Community Bicycle Rides

July 29, 2014
  • Location: Wolters Woods Park
  • 6281 147th Ave Laketown (Holland), MI 49423
  • Times: 6:00 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 616-836-7650

The Slow Roll West Michigan is a monthly community bicycle ride that is designed to provide an interesting route at a casual pace.

Summer Film Series at the Knickerbocker Theatre

July 24, 2014 to August 14, 2014 (Every Thursday)

TICKET PRICES    Adults $6   |   Seniors $5   |   18 & under $5   |   Hope faculty & staff $5   |          Hope students are free with ID!        The Adventures of Tintin JULY 24 Rated: PG Runtime: 107 Minutes Genre: Animation/Adventure...

Summer Nature School

July 23, 2014

The purpose of “Nature School” is to introduce the wonders of the natural world to young children. Crafts, activities, games, books, songs, live animals, and outside exploration will be incorporated into their nature-based learning experience. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend with their 4 to 6 year old - though not required. Parents or guardians are a...

Velo City Family Ice Cream Rides

July 29, 2014
  • Venue: Velo City Cycles
  • Location: Velo City Cycles
  • 326 River Ave. Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: Starting: 6:30 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 616-355-2000

Join us for a 4 mile ride out and around Windmill Island...and then back to Velo for ICE CREAM! Helmets required.

Washington Square Art Gallery Exhibit Opening: Journey

July 25, 2014
  • Venue: Washington Square Art Gallery
  • Location: Washington Square Art Gallery
  • 453 Washington Avenue Holland, MI 49423
  • Times: 5:00PM-8:00PM
  • Admission: gift card or donation (see below)
  • Phone: 616-394-3061

Teen girls’ “Journey” in art from the Children’s Advocacy Center displayed at Washington Square Art Gallery. Washington Square Art Gallery invites you to an art event featuring art by teen girls in their Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) “Journey” program. The seven week program is designed as a support group to assist teenage girls...

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Holland, MI   49423

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