Come down to Heritage Landing to rock out at Muskegon’s RockStock Festival. The festival runs Friday and Saturday nights on the weekend before the 4th of July, and the gates open at 5:00 PM each day. The festival closes out on Saturday night with a spectacular fireworks show. The lineup includes local and regional bands performing rock and pop music – check out the website for lineup details.
Together with the Lakeshore Art Festival, the Muskegon RockStock Festival is part of Muskegon’s 4th of July Celebration. Spend the day browsing through the artwork and crafts of the Art Festival, then head over to RockStock in the evening. The festival was launched in 2008 to promote local musical talent, but also strives to provide locally sourced food and drinks at reasonable prices. Festival organizers aim to create an affordable, family-friendly event.
Tickets are just $10 per day and can be purchased in advance at startickets.com or the Frauenthal Theater, or can be purchased at the gate on the day of the event. Members of the military and veterans are free. Kids aged 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult.
For two days national and local artists will head to Michigan City to croon the blues to the audience gathered at the lakefront Guy Foreman Amphitheater for the Ship and Shore Blues Festival. The first singer takes the stage at noon and the last act of the day goes on at 10:00 PM.
Not only is there great blues, but festival-goers can express their creativity with Wine & Canvas, or Cookies & Canvas for the kids. Local artists provide step-by-step instructions to help participants create a painting while sipping wine or cocktails.
Even those who have never ridden a motorcycle can experience a Harley Davidson – on a stationary stand under the supervision of a pro. Fire up the engine and switch through the gears for a taste of the Harley experience.
Kids can hang out in the Kids Quest area for arts and crafts, face painting and other activities, or play video games in the climate controlled Game Truck.
Tickets are available online at the festival website or at the gate the day of the festival.