Grand Rapids, MI — June 7, 8, 9, 2024

Festival of the Arts 2024


Check out this year’s Festival Poster

Thank you West Michigan

Thanks to all the artists, performers, food vendors, volunteers, sponsors, and most of all everyone who came together in downtown Grand Rapids to enjoy Festival 2023.  Now get ready for Festival 2024!

Get the Festival 2023 digital program here:

Here's the latest —

Thank you to our 2023 Festival Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Calder Main Stage
Presenting Sponsor
Opening Day Ceremonies
REV Foundation
In-Kind Support

AZKOUL Productions

Boxed Water is Better

Brown Manufacturing

City of Grand Rapids

Cultivate GR

DeVos Place

Dianne Carroll Burdick Photography

East Grand Rapids Public Schools

Frames Unlimited North

Frames Unlimited South


Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives

Grand Rapids Ballet

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Public Library

Grand Valley Artists

Grand Valley State University Visual Media and Arts

Great Lakes Access Lift Rental

In Memory of Bryan Mead

John Hyatt and Associates

Kim Denton

Life EMS

Lost Art Brewhouse


Mobile GR

Muse GR

Northview High School

PaLatté Coffee and Art


Pioneer Construction 


Star Truck 

Trailer Express, Inc.

Union High School


Vinecroft Studios

West Michigan Piano

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

Applications for Festival 2022 Performers, Food Booths,
and Artisan Village are open now.

Experience Festival

What is Festival
of the Arts?

Festival is the annual three-day celebration of the arts, held in downtown Grand Rapids. The first Festival in 1970 highlighted the 1969 installation of Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse on what is now known as Calder Plaza. Today, Festival attracts thousands of families downtown, with the best area performers and artists, exhibits, activities for kids, and of course, great food.

Featured Performers

Saturday - 7pm - Calder Stage

The Diatribe

The Diatribe uses performing arts to empower young people. At Festival, The Diatribe presents the Love and Peace Jam hosted by the living party & artist Foster aka AutoPilot, alongside the beacon of peace & love, Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson. 

Volunteers make
Festival happen

Festival is powered by volunteers – and we need YOU.

Work with your family, co-workers or friends, for a few hours, a few days, or throughout Festival weekend. We have fun jobs for all ages and abilities.

Sign up today, and see why so many people love to volunteer at Festival!

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