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May 16 - 19
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 plan to add more live music, on-site BBQ, GRFD Fire Trucks an other Emergency vehicles and thanks to our title sponsor, Rockfinch Realty, a family-friendly Scavenger Hunt! Join in the fun that is WestFest 2019!
WESTFEST EVENT FLYER
1NEW THIS YEAR - MEGA-BANDS!
Mega bands are unlimited-ride wristbands good all weekend long! They are only $65 and must be purchased before the carnival opens on May 16 at 4 pm, or online at www.skerbeck.com before Noon. (Some rides require additional tickets)
EARLY BIRD SAVINGS!
Purchase your single-day carnival wristbands before noon on May 16 either online or at Sacred Heart Parish office and pay only $20 for a single-day unlimited ride wristband-a huge savings! Online tickets available soon here: www.skerbeck.com
SPECIAL DEAL for Carnival and John Ball Zoo!
Once tickets go on sale, the first 249 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 2019 season! These go fast, so be sure to get your tickets early!
ONSITE TICKET PRICES
Single Day Carnival Wristbands: $28
Individual Ride Tickets: Coming Soon
Mega Bands must be purchased prior to noon on Thursday, May 16.
Schedule of Events--------------
New and improved carnival rides from the best traveling carnival in the world!
Thursday 4 pm to 9 pm
Friday Noon to 10 pm
Saturday 11 am to 10 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., and New Holland Brewing via Alliance Beverage Distributing along with other refreshing beverages.
Friday 5 pm to 10 pm
Saturday Noon to 10 pm
Sunday Noon to 5 pm
On-Tap... This year's exclusive brew for WestFest is crafted by The Mitten Brewing Co. and called WestFest Red Ale and will be served along with their well-known Triple Crown Brown. And back by popular demand is the New Holland Brewing's famous Mad Hatter IPA and the Tangerine Space Machine New England style IPA. New this year: Virtue Cider and Brewery Vivant, serving their Farmhand and Big Red Coq!
Live Musical Performances! C'mon down and enjoy some of GR's best local musicians performing live in the Beer tent! Back by popular demand are the The Crossroad Fiddlers! Appearing both Friday & Saturday nights, The Crossroad Fiddlers, ranging in age from 10 to 15, are all members of Sacred Heart Academy’s CEC program. They offer a fresh and energetic take on Celtic favorites and have enjoyed playing all over Michigan. Whether busking on the streets of Grand Rapids, entertaining crowds at private events, or gracing stages at festivals both large and small, their passion for traditional tunes shines forth. Have a brew and celebrate Spring!
Here's our lineup!
Friday 5 pm - 6:30 PM - The Crossroad Fiddlers
7 pm - 9:30 PM - Brian Randall Band
Saturday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Great Scott!
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm - The Crossroad Fiddlers
7:30 - 9:30 pm - Main Street Dueling Pianos
Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm - Moonshot
Special Saturday Events-------------------
Bake Sale...Sat. 11am! Delicious homemade baked goods will be sold until they are gone starting at 11am on Saturday! Proceeds will help our Academy kids get to Rome!
Rockfinch Scavenger Hunt...Sat. 1 pm-4 pm
Following the dances, join in this family-friendly scavenger hunt sponsored by Rockfinch Realty on the grounds of John Ball Park!
Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. REGISTER HERE!
Meet the Mascots...Sat. Noon & 1 pm
Hey kids! Come down to WestFest and meet your favorite sports mascots!
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, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Ladder 3 (Bridge St. station)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Engine 8
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.