Hastings Summerfest is an annual summer festival held in downtown Hastings by the Barry County Chamber of Commerce Summerfest Committee. The event features arts and crafts vendors on the courthouse lawn, concessions, free trolley rides, children’s activities, a softball tournament, 3-on-3 basketball, 10K/5K run, roller hockey tournament, weight lifting contest, parade, car show, live entertainment, and a refreshment tent.
Hastings Live! offers free concerts every Wednesday during June and July. The Thornapple Arts Council organizes the event.
Middleville Heritage Days Festival centers on the early days of the village, founded in 1834, and features events for all ages.
Delton Founders Festival is a annual, family-oriented festival in Delton during the second full weekend in August.
Barry Rubaix Killer Gravel Road Race & Founders Fall Fondo Bike Race, like the classic it’s named after, Barry-Roubaix tests riders against (80%) rolling gravel roads, pavement, one mile of rough two track, rocks, sand, mud, and possibly snow and ice as riders traverse the scenic roads of Barry County.
Roots Music Festival celebrates folk, blues, and bluegrass with performances and workshops every September.
Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival was started in 2003 and has grown to be the largest jazz festival of its kind. Though its clinician program, it has matched more student groups and performers to professional jazz musicians than any other festival in the United States. This non-competitive festival puts education, jazz promotion, and appreciation at its core.
Thornapple Plaza & Hastings LIVE! Summer Music Series
Barry County Brewfest is the self-proclaimed ‘freshest’ beer fest in West Michigan and brings people together every August.
Arts and Eats Tour is a free self-driving tour of Barry and Allegan Counties. Participants get to chat with local artisans in their studios, see working farms, and sample local food from at area eateries. Visitors will discover specialty food crops, fiber products, and heritage animals. The tour explores rural areas, forests, and towns via back roads, and out-of-the-way places.
Gilmore Car Museum works to tell the history of America through the automobile. They foster experiences which connect people with the history, heritage, and social impact of the automobile through collecting, preserving, and interpreting its story.
Riverbank Music Series
Sandyland Music Series