I know, I know, we are always recommending the farmers markets but this is the primo time for such places and if you are at all serious about your food and feel like a scrumptious meal goes a bit beyond a fast food burg with a side of faux fries the market is your ticket to the cornucopia (emphasis on corn) of freshly picked wonders from local farms.
The Newaygo venue for this outpouring of enticing edibles is Brooks Park where vendors gather each Friday to ply their goods. A bonus is the locale because Brooks is a cool park, has a couple of playground apparati and is within a short skip to the welcoming walls of the local library as well as being just across the street from our museum as well.
Things begin to roll about noon and wind down by about 6pm.
Working all day Friday and cannot get there?
Well, a short Saturday skip to Fremont gets you to their downtown Marketplace where, again the site is aided by being within an amble over to the Artsplace a very cool place where local art abounds and you can find a plethora of available classes for all ages. Open 8am- 1pm with a Tuesday afternoon option (3:30-6:30pm).
And stop at the Diamond View Farm booth because they’re friendly folks and have really good stuff on their tables.
If you’ve never been to the Friday afternoon Parties in the Park in Muskegon at Hackley Park from 5-9pm it is worth the drive because there’s outdoor music and downtown generally has some doings as well. This Friday if you like brass there’s a different twist on some heavy horn play with the group Flexadecibel doing some finely fused funk/rock/soul for your listening pleasure.
Of course if you like your brass brought to you with that classic and always welcome Big Band sound you have to hit the Dogwood Ccenter Main Stage Saturday night at 7:30pm when Jukebox Saturday Night comes to town. This talented troupe will blow you away with the swing era sound that will send you from tunes destined to create a desire to jump up and jive a bit to those smooth timeless hits engineered to make you fall in love all over again.
Not to be missed and a bargain at $17.50 a pop. Check itout at
And if they do Moonlight Serenade and it doesn’t resonate in the deepest part of your heart and soul?
It might be time for a little self reflection.
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