May 17 - 20
Diversity, creativity and energy that will open your eyes to the awesomeness that is the West Side of Grand Rapids, WestFest is quickly becoming one of West Michigan's destination festivals. And this year it's bigger and better than EVER! Be sure to get your ride wristbands early and save BIG! We have added Dancers, Food Trucks, a GRFD Fire Truck and thanks to our title sponsor, Rockfinch Realty, a family-friendly Scavenger Hunt! Join in the fun that is WestFest 2018!
WESTFEST EVENT FLYER
EARLY BIRD SAVINGS!
Purchase your carnival wristbands before noon on May 17 either online or at Sacred Heart Parish & Academy and pay only $20...a savings of $8 on each wristband! Online tickets available here: www.skerbeck.com
SPECIAL DEAL for Carnival and John Ball Zoo!
The first 250 carnival ride wristbands purchased IN PERSON at the Sacred Heart Parish Office will get a FREE one-day pass to John Ball Zoo to be used during the 2018 season! We're sorry, all zoo passes have been given out. You may purchase discounted wristbands until noon on May 17 either online or at the Parish Office.
ONSITE TICKET PRICES
$28 Carnival Wristbands
Individual Ride Tickets are 4 for $5 or a sheet of 50 Tickets for $50
Schedule of Events--------------
New and improved carnival rides from the best traveling carnival in the world!
Thursday 4 pm to 10 pm
Friday Noon to 11 pm
Saturday 11 am to 11 pm
Sunday Noon to 6 pm
Beer Garden and Wine Tent
Our Beer Garden and and Wine tent offers delicious food fresh from the grill, ice cold beer from The Mitten Brewing Co., New Holland Brewing and Alliance Beverage Distributing along with other refreshing beverages.
Friday 5 pm to 10 pm
Saturday Noon to 10 pm
Sunday Noon to 5 pm
The Mitten Brewing Company! Try "WESTFEST PALE LAGER" crafted exclusively for WestFest by The Mitten Brewing Co. This lager has a fresh, clean easy drinking taste for Spring. Only available at WestFest and in the tap room on Leonard street! The Mitten will also be serving its Triple Crown Brown!
Grand Rapids Food Truck Association Food Trucks! Yes, we have 'em! C'mon down and enjoy some of GR's finest food truck cuisine, have a brew and celebrate Spring! Find them serving Lunch and Dinner or during specified times!
Pork Fat Slim's BBQ: Friday, Noon - 8 pm
Blue Spoon Food Truck: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Silver Star Cafe LLC: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Ananda Ice: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Pop-Up Bake Sale
Do you love homemade treats? Our Bake Sale offers delicious treats made by our devoted parishioners who put a little love in every bite! Priced just right, choose from a variety of yummy baked goods under the small tent near Valley & Dayton.
Friday 10 am to 3 pm
Saturday 10 am to 3 pm
Live Music Performance
Friday at 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Polish, Irish & Scottish Dancing in the Street
Swing by the Beer and Food tent before the carnival opens and support these young performers as they share with you the beauty of dance in these cultures.
Saturday at 11:00 am - Saturday at 11:30 am - Saturday from 12 pm to 1 pm -Saturday from 1 pm-1:30 pm -
Rockfinch Scavenger Hunt!
Following the dances, join in this family-friendly scavenger hunt sponsored by Rockfinch Realty on the grounds of John Ball Park!
Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm. REGISTER HERE!
For the Love of Firetrucks
Come and hang out with some firefighters! Grand Rapids Fire Department has graciously agreed to come to WestFest and let kids explore a real Grand Rapids Firetruck!
Saturday from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Rescue Co. 7
2:30 pm to 4 pm Rescue Co. 5
It's SATURDAY NIGHT TRIVIA !
How can I win dinner for my table?
Test your knowledge and have fun with our adults-only Trivia night! Purchase a table and provide dinner for your team, or join a team when you arrive and grab some dinner from the KofC tent or Food Trucks on your way in.
Saturday 6 pm to 10 pm REGISTER HERE!
For more information, call 616-459-8362, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Established at the turn of the century, Sacred Heart parish was built by Polish immigrants who chose the west side of Grand Rapids to be near the gypsum mines they worked in everyday. Now home to West Michigan’s only classical education academy and the area’s only Sunday Latin Mass, Sacred Heart is a thriving, growing parish that reflects the passion, creativity and energy emerging in throughout the West Side of Grand Rapids.
Sacred Heart Academy
Providing a Classical Curriculum in a Diocesan School — We are one of only about a dozen Catholic classical schools in the country. This places us in a unique position to teach the fullness of the Catholic faith in fidelity to the Magisterium and in light of our Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian heritage. By possessing an ordered view of Western culture which places the Incarnation at the center of history, we can freely and joyfully pursue truth by means of reason in the light of faith.
To learn more about what classical education means in a Catholic context, read Beyond the Test – The Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Rediscovered. Find out more what makes an education ‘classical’ here.