We're in full swing Summer mode in Muskegon now, that means that Hackley Park finds itself more busy than not and that's a great thing. From food festivals to Party in the Park and events that combine a little of everything, Downtown Muskegon's continual growth and engagement continues to grow. Coming hot off the heels of Taste of Muskegon, we're pretty sure everyone knows the way to Downtown, so let's get the park sun around and ready for another great day of entertainment, fun and togetherness with a little twist focusing on some area business you might not even know about.
We've got a pretty good thing going with our small business incubator places in town, they continue to give opportunities to those who have an idea but need a spot to get it kicked off. There are the chalets on Western. If you are a chef...you've got Kitchen 242 to use to help you grow. The Farmers Market not only provides a place for agriculture, but it's also a spot for flea market type events and outdoor fun. Where do you find out about the home based business? The jewelers....the artists....the makes of pet treats, kids clothes, urban art area non profits who are looking for some awareness and more? Well you head to the West Michigan Small Business and Craft Fair.
We first met Tony and Vanessa Davis last year. They are the organizers of this great event. Vanessa had a family emergency, so we were unable to tape a segment with the couple, but with any growing event we try to cover what we can to help people grow and help them help others. The festival will run from 9a-3:30p at Hackley Park. It's family friendly. There will be plenty of food and drink with everything from ribs to tacos, shaved ice to soul food, baked goods smoothies and more. Entertainment will abound with music, dancing and more. There will be 60 or more booths to see and plenty of opportunities for you to register to win cool stuff from the supporting sponsors and vendors! The newly crowned Ms. Shoreline is even expected to be on hand to meet and greet visitors. There is also an incredible twist this year, a portion of all the booth registration fees will go to support Kids Food Basket in Muskegon. That will make everyone feel good.
It's an effort to help support small business here in town. It's an effort to spend some time together in a relaxed setting where you can stroll and enjoy the goings on and maybe get an idea or two for yourself. Hey...you never know what's around the next corner. It could be you next year in the West Michigan Business and craft Fair showing off your awesome creations. Stop down and be a part of this fun event and help some of our area small business entrepreneurs grow!! You can click on the photo below to visit their official website.