by Festival of the Arts

Get ready for Performance + by Festival of the Arts this coming September 17-19.

Let’s come together for the weekend and celebrate on Calder Plaza in downtown GR.

Be entertained live by Opera Grand Rapids, The Diatribe, and GrandJazz Fest, as well as other top area performers.

Meet some of West Michigan’s finest artisans and purchase beautiful art right in our Artisan village.

Enjoy great food from a selection of Grand Rapids best food trucks.

Add a visit to the Fallasburg Art Festival in Lowell, Michigan Friday & Saturday, and check out the ArtPrize entries located throughout Grand Rapids.

More more information visit the Fallasburg web site at:

Festival of the Arts will be back! June 3-4-5, 2022

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Make plans to join us as we kick off the 2022 summer with our renewed celebration of artists, music, theater, dance, poetry, young peoples activities, and multi-cultural food.

Festival of the Arts relies on over 1,500 volunteers to create the annual three-day celebration held throughout downtown Grand Rapids and has become the unofficial start of the summer season.  The weekend-long event has hosted more than 300,000 people in past years.


Check back often for updates and announcements.


Are you an artist, performer, food booth or vendor?

Check back later for information on submissions and applications for our 2022 Regional Arts Exhibit, Artisan Village, performance stages, and food booths.


Would you like to be a part of our community of volunteers who organize and  put Festival of the Arts on?  We would love to have you.  Just click the link below to sign up.