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Lowell's 24th Riverwalk Festival

Lowell's 24th Riverwalk Festival

July 12, 13, 14 -- Offering so many activities for you and your family to enjoy, this year’s three-day event will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, on July 12, 13 and 14. Check out our schedule below and visit our website at www.riverwalkfestival.org. FESTIVAL HOURS and HIGHLIGHTS: Thursday • 12-5pm Lowell Area Farmers’ Market / Purchase State Farm Duck Raffle Tickets • 5-7pm Addorio Technologies’ Pig Roast • 7-9pm Live Entertainment Featuring Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys Friday • 5-7pm Street Entertainers / Historic Pontoon Tours / New! Special Visit by Batman! • 5-9pm Arts & Crafts and Re-found Treasures / Grilling & Chilling on Avery Street / Purchase State Farm Duck RaffleTickets / Englehardt Friends of the Library Used Book Sale New!

Lowell Memorial Day Parade

May 28 @ 10:00am Lowell holds its Memorial Day Parade. <!--break--> Each year, the community of Lowell comes together as we honor the men and women of our armed forces who have protected our shores and kept us free. The annual parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and travels along Historic Main Street in Lowell, turning north on Monroe St., ending at Oakwood Cemetery. A short program is held as we remember those who served to keep freedom alive. Parade Contact: VFW Post Commander Herm Weststrate – 897-9479

Lowell Spring Girls' Night Out

Lowell Spring Girls' Night Out

Theme: Spring Break

It’s time to enjoy Spring at our April 19th  “Spring Break” Girls’ Night Out. Think Spring! Dress Spring! Blast into Spring with shopping and refreshments as you and your gal friends stroll our community streets looking for special bargains and sales. Get your GNO postcard stamped and enter to win a grand shopping bag or bags of Lowell town goodies. Have a blast on Thursday, April 19, frm 5:00-9:00p.m. at Girls’ Night Out!  Get those bargans, enjoy special snacks at your various stops and have a fun eveing wth your gal frends!

Find more information at girlsnightoutlowell.org.

Lowell - Visits with Santa Claus

Lowell - Visits with Santa Claus

DECEMBER 2, 6, 8, 9, 13 & 16 Come and experience the magic of Lowell this holiday season. Visit with Santa at Santa’s Cabin on the magical Riverwalk Plaza. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. A memory will be waiting for you this holiday season. Wednesdays – December 6 & 13 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Free online photos. Friday – “A Nite of Christmas Cheer” -December 8 -- 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Free online photos with Santa, Horse & Carriage Rides, Live Reindeer, Warming Fires, Hot Dogs, Roasted Chestnuts and Ice Sculpture. Saturdays – December 2 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. and 9 and 16 – 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Free online photos with Santa. Free Photos by Kim Feenstra Photography and Bruce Doll. New this year: Online access only to photos. Photos will not be printed. Suggested donation $2 (Please note that the line to see Santa is outdoors, so dress for the weather.) Check the website at www.discoverlowell.org for complete schedule or call the chamber at (616) 897-9161.

Lowell's Christmas Festivities

Lowell's Christmas Festivities

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2nd: All day -- Christmas Shopping throughout Historic Downtown Lowell 9:00am – 4:00pm Rogue River Artisans 35th Annual Fine Art and Craft Holiday Show with over 100 juried artisans Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes 9:30am – 5:00pm Friends of the Englehardt Library Giftable Book Sale in the Community Room. Very special books and small gifts sale. 2:30-4:00pm Santa Visits with hot cocoa and cookies at Santa’s Cabin on the Riverwalk Plaza adopted by Birchwood Gardens. Online photos by Bruce Doll. Suggested $2 donation. 2:30-4:00pm Entertainment by Luc James Studio on the Riverwalk Plaza. 2:30-4:30pm Rudolph’s Craft Workshop in the Chamber building for children 2 to 6 years old. Sponsored by Curiosity Corner Preschool and TOTS program. 4:00 -6:00 pm Pancake Supper, King Memorial Youth Center at Lowell Fairgrounds, 225 S. Broadway - suggested donation $5 per adult/$3 per child benefits Premium Fund at fair.

Public Night at the Observatory

Public Night at the Observatory

If you enjoy watching the night sky and would like to look at it up close & personal, this Public Night is for you!

Visitors are invited to the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell, Michigan on Saturday, October 28 from 8:00pm – 10:30pm. Featured objects will be the Quarter Moon, Uranus, Neptune and various galaxies. The evening temperatures will be in the 50’s, so you may want to wear warm clothes.

Keep in mind that the Observatory is located at the top of a hill. Visitors park below & walk up to the Observatory. Ask the parking attendant for assistance, if needed.

Admission: $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, free to children 5 & under. Call the Starwatch number, (616)897-7065 for weather condition or sky updates.

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.

Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.