upcoming events


Come discover one of Michigan’s best kept secrets located on the west central side of the state.  A little piece of heaven called Big Rapids.

Enjoy a lazy, summer afternoon tubing down the majestic Muskegon River, a colorful, fall stroll along the Big Rapids Riverwalk  or how about a scenic snowmobile ride on the White Pine Trail offering nature at its finest.

Explore over 14,000 acres of state land, drop a line in one of our 100 plus lakes, or just kick back, relax and see where the current takes you. 

For more information contact us at 1-888-229-4FUN

July 3-5th Holiday Events!

July 3, 2015

 Magic on Michigan Avenue 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Magic on Michigan Avenue will take place downtown Big Rapids, with live music, street performers, dancers, barber shop quartet, star-studded mingling, food vendors and more! For more information call Kelly at 231.287.4670.

Old Timers Game 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The 28th annual Mecosta County Area Sports Hall of Fame Old Timers Game and Festivities will be held at Hemlock Park.

Music on the River 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Every Friday evening, rain or shine a FREE concert will be held in Bromley Park on M-20 in the Village of Mecosta.  Please bring your own Non-alcoholic beverage, lawn chair, jacket and bug wipes if needed. 

Canadian Lakes Fireworks 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Fireworks display will take place at the Highland Haus, in Canadian Lakes.

July 4, 2015

 Mecosta Parade 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Village of Mecosta hosts its Independence Day Parade.  The parade will start on Franklin Street and will continue east on M-20 through the village.

 Chippewa Lake Boat Parade 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Enter your vessel into the Chippewa Lake 4th of July Boat Parade, it's a one of a kind event, fun for all ages.  The event will start behind East Bay General Store.  For more information call 231-867-5619.

Canadian Lakes Parade 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Community Parade will take place at West Royal Road from Highland Beach Park south to the CLPOC Office.  Floats, classic cars, bikes, walkers, fire trucks, etc. Join in the fun.  For more information call Kris Hodges, 231-972-7651.

Pig Roast 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

East Bay General Store in Chippewa Lake will be hosting a pig roast with a live performance from The Band Group Therapy.  For more information call 231.867.5619.

Big Rapids 4th of July Parade 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Parade line-up begins at the Big Rapids Middle School parking lot, and will proceed down Michigan to Pine then to Warren and ending on Linden.  To register for the event contact Krystal Fritcher 989.513.1091.

Big Rapids Fireworks 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Rapids will be holding their annual fireworks celebration at the Mecosta County Fair Grounds at dusk.

 Mecosta Fireworks 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Village of Mecosta will be hosting fireworks at dusk; off of M-20 in the curve.  The best place to view the fireworks is on M-20 between East Main Street and Fern in Mecosta.

Chippewa Lake Fireworks 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Gather around and enjoy the fireworks show on Chippewa Lake! The show will begin at dusk.

 July 5, 2015

Breakfast 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

East Bay General Store in Chippewa Lake will be hosting a 4th of July Breakfast, for more information call 231.867.5619.


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