2018 Macatawa Water Festival brought to you by

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Additional sponsorship provided by

Community Choice Credit Union * Boars Head Provision * Gentex Corporation * GVSU * Holland Ace Hardware * Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute * Holland Litho * Holland Windmill Island * Interfaceh2o * JQ99 Macatawa Area Coordinating Council * Noodles & Company * Velo City Cycles * West Michigan Uniform


Participating Organizations

20 Liters * Allegan County 4-H * American Red Cross of West Michigan * Chef Container * City of Holland – Windmill Island Gardens *Culture Works * DeGraaf Nature Center * Good Sweet Earth * GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute * Green Michigan * Herrick District Library * Holland Area Arts Council * Holland BPW * Holland Museum * Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute * Interfaceh2o * Little Hawks Discovery Preschool * Macatawa Area Coordinating Council * MI Angler Association * Noodles & Company * Ottawa Conservation District * Ottawa County Parks & Recreation * Outdoor Discovery Center * US Coast Guard Auxiliary * Velo City Cycles * West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC)

Macatawa Water Festival

Saturday, July 14, 2018

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Back for its fourth year on Holland’s Windmill Island, we hope you can join us for the Macatawa Water Festival this summer. Designed to get families and children engaged with Lake Macatawa, local waterways and the Macatawa Watershed, the festival features hands-on activities and educational exhibits from over two dozen partners from around the area. Opportunities include kayaking, paddling in a Voyageur canoe (Gabagouache), fishing (17 and under), biking, and other water related games and activities.

The festival is FREE thanks to many generous sponsors. A special call out to our presenting sponsor, Meijer,who will provide fruit for our guests to enjoy. We also thank our hosting partners at the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council, the Holland Hope College Sustainability Institute, and Noodles & Company.

Fun games and activities for all ages will be available. Each young explorer will receive a watershed passport, as they visit and engage in the various activities, they will receive passport stamps. Once their passport is completed, they will turn it in for a prize. Check out the Macatawa Water Festival’s Facebook Event Page for updated information as the event date draws nearer.


Workshops to help you implement a rain barrel or wood duck box in your yard will be held on Windmill Island as part of the festival. Registration is required as units are limited. Please contact the office (616) 393-9453 to register.

Rain Barrel Workshop, $10

Wood Duck Nest Box Workshop, $10

If you are interested in being part of the educational activities or a financial sponsor please contact ashley@outdoordiscovery.org.

We need volunteers to help make the Macatawa Water Festival successful, if you’re interested in volunteering, register today. Please contact Ashley Van Zee (616) 393-9453 with volunteer questions.

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