Cottage & Lakefront Living Show - Grand Rapids
March 24-26, 2017

Cottage & Lakefront Living Show - Grand Rapids


Unspoiled, Timeless & True…

Say “the cottage” to almost any Michigander and memories rush forward like waves: the screech of gulls, or the squeal of old oarlocks; falling asleep to the rhythm of the surf, or waking to a chorus of frogs; sand in the sheets, or fish scales in the sink. Mostly, though, they’re memories of family, because here in the Great Lake State the cottage is a tradition that’s handed down from one generation to the next.

PLEASE NOTE: The following information is from the 2016 Cottage & Lakefront Living Show. The 2017 Show details will be posted soon…

Boat Building Demonstration

Boat Building Demonstration

Witness the building of a personal watercraft right before your eyes! Dream Catcher Boatworks will be assembling one of their unique, ultra light, safe, ...

Cottage Fine Art Show

Cottage Fine Art Show

Visit the Art Show to pick up unique handmade gifts in a cash and carry setting.

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Lakefront Marketplace

Lakefront Marketplace

Stroll through a Main Street inspired marketplace full of take-home foods, games, cottage design products and more.

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Dock Party!

Dock Party!

Friday from 6-8:30 and Saturday from 5-7:30, kick back with your toes in the sand and a refreshing beverage along with the Caribbean-country sounds of Doug Fast at the Monroe Street Beach!

Cottage For Sale / Rent Board

Cottage For Sale / Rent Board

Looking for a cottage to rent for a couple weeks? Or perhaps one to buy? Check out the board at the Cottage Living Center in the Show!

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Cran-Hill Ranch Family Fun Zone – ZORB Balls!

Cran-Hill Ranch Family Fun Zone – ZORB Balls!

Join Cran-Hill Ranch for wacky fun on the water with Zorb Balls! Fun for all ages, and part of Cran-Hill Ranch’s Family Fun Zone.

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Giant Sand Castle Build

Giant Sand Castle Build

Every year, Sand Pirates Janet and Kirk Schrader build spectacular sculptures at The Beach, and this year is no exception. Join them as they build magnificent structures and characters perfect for photo opportunities!

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Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes.  Ken Kelly, Canoe Casanova ...

“Ask the Cottage Fisherman”

“Ask the Cottage Fisherman”

Have a cottage but no idea how to fish? Want to learn how to effectively get your children or grandchildren into fishing? Maury DeYoung with Sportspersons Ministries ...

Cottage Living Center

Cottage Living Center

Stop by the Cottage Living Center to read a book, stick a pin in our Michigan Cottages map, play a game or just relax!

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Tom Rademacher, Author & Columnist

Tom Rademacher, Author & Columnist

For more than 30 years, Tom Rademacher has been building stories with words, as a reporter and columnist with The Grand Rapids Press. But at the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, he’s debuting another side of ...

Sand Pirates, Janet and Kirk Schrader

Sand Pirates, Janet and Kirk Schrader

Janet Schrader is the founder of Sand Pirates: Sand Sculpting, Photography, & Beach Art, started in 2006.  Along with her husband, Kirk, she spends her summers on ...

Cara Middleton, Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Cara Middleton, Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Cara Middleton, owner of Freshwater Vacation Rentals, will reveal how to maximize your second home investment. Why turning your family cottage into a vacation rental could be a logical, money-making solution for your ...

Craig Kivi, Waterfront Property Evaluation

Craig Kivi, Waterfront Property Evaluation

Craig Kivi, waterfront evaluator, has always had a deep curiosity and respect of lakes and rivers, a passion handed down from generations of lake living. Through a lifetime of recreating on lakes and an unending ...

Cliff Bloom, Michigan Lake & Stream Association

Cliff Bloom, Michigan Lake & Stream Association

Grand Rapids attorney Cliff Bloom is one of the foremost experts on water and riparian law in Michigan. In addition to his regular column in the Michigan Riparian Magazine, Cliff is also legal counsel for the Michigan Lake ...

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