Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 38th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join our Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside our turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!
ATTRACTIONS: Kick off the fall season with a run/walk in Lapeer’s beautiful Rowden park trail.
Although a fun race for everyone, it will still be timed for participants who like to have those numbers!
The Chimeras will also have interactive robot demonstrations in the pavilion before and after the event, so participants can get a glimpse at what the team does.
PURPOSE OF THE EVENT: To raise funds for The Chimeras FIRST Robotics Competition Team. They are a free to play, high school aged team, who count on generous donations, investors and fundraising to keep the team running. Proceeds will help pay for robot parts, competitions, travel & other expenses which can be near $50,000 a year.
Being a part of a robotics team impacts students in ways that are life changing. A wide array of skills learned that are valuable for future careers, scholarships earned, job ready at graduation, youth mentoring, volunteering, leadership and relationships that build character. It’s an experience like no other and definitely more than just robots! Supporting this program helps to shape these students lives!
CHARITY DONATION:This year the team also wanted to help another important non-profit in our area,The Family Literacy Center. 10% of all our proceeds will go to this charity to further support education in our community. Please see their website for more details on all they do for our community and the programs they run. www.readlapeer.org
The Fantasticon is a mid-size show created for true comic book and pop culture collectors. The fans that come to our shows are true collectors that are looking for those rare items for their personal collections. Most leave very satisfied as we pride ourselves on having great dealers and artists at our shows. If you collect it, you will find it at a Fantasticon Show. We also are very proud of the fact that our admission price is the lowest of any of the other shows. And the cost for being an exhibitor or artist at the Fantasticon is far less than any other comic cons out there.
Welcome to Random Fandom Con! We are glad you are here! Our goal is bring a family friendly comic con style event to Fremont, Michigan! Fremont is a small town nestled between Grand Rapids and Big Rapids.
Random Fandom Con will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Ticket prices are $10 in advanced & $15 at the door. Kids 12 & under $5 in advance & $5 at the door. Kids 5 and under free with paid adult admission. We will showcase over 50 vendors and artists! We have several special guests planned for the event, which will be announced soon!
We have a HUGE game room hosted by WarGames North! They will bring their lending library for everyone to enjoy! They have card games, board games and more! Try out the game and buy it directly from them at the con!
We are planning on having an all ages live stand-up comedy show as well with Michigan comedians!
This is definitely an event you do not want to miss! This will be the talk of Western Michigan for a long time!
Despite the 90 degree heat, I returned to the GVSU Renaissance Festival. Enjoy these photos.
Flint Doll Show
The last week of a ren faire, two pop culture events, a robotics fundraiser and a Hot Wheels meet up is in store for this week. Enjoy.
Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.
Techniicon is the Metro Detroit’s anime event including a diverse influence of electronic music. Similar to most Con events, a bigger Rave music scene and a celebration of Japanese popular culture anime, Artwork, Film, Comics, and Video games
Hear ye, hear ye! For all good persons of all ages, a weekend of fantastic fun and fancy! Come one, come all, to the Cook Carrillon Clocktower Square!
For the 22nd year, Grand Valley Renaissance Festival is hosting Michigan’s only FREE Renaissance Festival! Join us for two days of fun, rain or shine, featuring merchants from many markets and extravagant entertainers, starting at 10 AM. Faire will close at 7 PM on Saturday, and 5 PM on Sunday.
Our event is pet friendly (Please clean up after your furry friend!), but any animals must remain outdoors in accordance with the GVSU pet policy. No weapon of any sort is to be carried by patrons.
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