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Macatawa Water Festival

August 12, 2023

Event Details

The Macatawa Water Festival will be held on Holland’s Windmill Island. This community event is designed to help people of all ages learn about our most precious natural resource, Lake Macatawa and its Watershed. The festival is a benefit for Project Clarity and the Macatawa Watershed Project.

Over 20 community partners and sponsors will come together to offer water activities and educational experiences designed to engage all ages to learn about restoring and preserving our lake and watershed. People will have the opportunity to kayak and bike around the island while exploring and learning about the great outdoors. Other activities include assembling a rain barrel, learning about native and invasive plants, performing water quality experiments, and learning about water filtration and pollutants. 

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Windmill Island Gardens
Cost: Free to all guests and participants

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Rain Barrel Workshop

Want to learn more about managing rainwater on your property? Join us for a workshop to learn about rainscaping practices, with a focus on rain barrels! Participants can attend the workshop and for an additional fee, assemble and take home a rain barrel. We will learn about where to place a rain barrel on your property, as well as how to assemble, install, and maintain your barrel. Those not taking a rain barrel home are still welcome to stay and watch that process. Those who do purchase a rain barrel will need to transport their barrels to their vehicles at the end of the program.

Registration to be a participant will not include a rain barrel. Please register for the number of rain barrels you would like in addition to the number of individuals that will be attending the program. There are not a limited number of spaces for participants, but there will be a limited number of barrels available for purchase.

Suggested age range: 14-99 yo

Guardians stay with the class.

Registration required – Families welcome. Registration will close 1 week before the event.

Fee: $20 per participant, and an additional $20 per functional rain barrel

2023 Sponsors

Boar's Head Logo
Niswander Environmental Logo
Velo City Logos

Back to Health Chiropractic

Orange Theory Fitness – Holland

Holland Litho

West Michigan Uniform

2023 Community Partners

20 Liters * Allegan County 4-H * Back to Health Chiropractic * Culture Works * City of Zeeland Clean Water Plant * DeGraaf Nature Center * Friends of Ottawa County Parks * Holland BPW * Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute * Holland Museum * Macatawa Strata GVSU * OrangeTheory Fitness – Holland * Ottawa Conservation District * Outdoor Discovery Center * ODC Preschools * United Federal Credit Union * VeloCity Cycles / Velo Kids * West Michigan Walleye Club 

2022 Sponsors

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