Macatawa Water Festival

August 13, 2022

Back on Holland’s Windmill Island, we hope you can join us for the Macatawa Water Festival this summer!

Event Details

This year’s Macatawa Water Festival will still be held on Holland’s Windmill Island. As an organization, we will follow guidelines and recommendations for a safe event for all volunteers, staff and attendees. We are excited to still celebrate the Macatawa Watershed and educate and encourage you to continue to visit, explore and care for it. 

On Saturday, August 13 from 9:00am – 1:00pm local businesses and organizations are joining together to provide activities, suitable for all ages, that will be available in person.

We will have some online activities on this website as well.

If you have any questions, please email Ashley VanZee,

Water Festival_no year-01-01

Rain Barrel Workshop

Rain barrels capture water from a roof and hold it for later use, such as on lawns, gardens or indoor plants. Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It’s a great way to conserve water and it’s free water for use in your landscape.

For a minimal fee of $10/barrel, register for the Rain Barrel Workshop taking place during the Macatawa Water Festival to assemble your very own rain barrel. There are two timeslots to choose from for the event on July 17, 2021. Please register one member of your family for 1 rain barrel. The whole family can participate in assembling the rain barrel. One rain barrel per household. 

Click below to register for the Rain Barrel Workshop at the 2021 Macatawa Water Festival! 
**you will need to take the barrel home the day of the event**

2020 Sponsors

Boar's Head Logo
Velo City Logos
Huntington Bank Logo
Back to Health Chiropractic Logo
MACC logo

2020 Community Partners

20 Liters * City of Holland – Windmill Island Gardens *Culture Works * DeGraaf Nature Center *EagleEye Performance Vision * GoodInk * Holland BPW * Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute * Ottawa Conservation District * Outdoor Discovery Center * Seppo Chiropractic * West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC)