Hastings Summerfest is an all-out celebration of summer held annually in the city’s downtown. Set for Aug. 24-25-26, this is the 41st year of the festival. Visitors from near and far come to Hastings every year to shop the huge arts and crafts show on the Barry County Courthouse lawn, sample a wide variety of food, take in the Farmers Market, concessions, special events and activities for kids and free trolley rides to enjoy the atmosphere around town.
For the more active, there are athletic events; a triathlon, softball tournament, 3-on-3 basketball, Summerfest 10K/5K run and a weight lifting contest.
Grand Marshal David Solmes will lead the Summerfest Grand Parade Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Look for the children's parade, the Hastings Car Club car show and listen to live entertainment, thanks to Hastings Live at Summerfest. The Elks Lodge refreshment tent will be open to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Details of activities and a full event schedule can be found on the Hastings Summerfest Facebook page. The chamber’s Summerfest Committee is the event’s sponsor.