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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Night at the Howard Miller Library

Celebrate "March is Reading Month" with a fun family night for all ages at the library featuring Charlie & the Chocolate Factory!

Where: Howard Miller Library, 14 South Church Street, Zeeland, MI

4:30 - 5:00 PM: Book Discussion

5:00 - 6:15 PM: Enjoy chocolate fountain, golden egg races, storytime with Mrs. Russell featuring the pop-up version of the Dahl classic & a craft, Oompa Loompa dancing, candy guessing games & popcorn.

6:00 - 7:30 PM: Showings of the movies "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (PG) or "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (PG).

Hot dogs will be available for purchase at 5:00 PM in the Banquet Room.

9th Annual Used Book Sale

Come early for the best selection! We have books, magazines, movies, and more available for sale. There are hadcovers and paperbacks, like new and gently used. As always, all proceeds will directly support our collections development fund - this means every penny will be spent on materials for the community!

When:  March 3-5, 2015

Hours:  Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM. Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Where:  Howard Miller Library and Community Center - Banquet Room

Day of the Young Child

When:  Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Where: Cityside Middle School

Refreshments: Cityside Cafeteria from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - A slice of Vitale's pizza, fruit, veggies and a drink all for $3.00.

Every year the State of Michigan designates April as being Month of the Young Child to celebrate young children and their families. In Zeeland, we have set aside Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM as our special Day of the Young Child (DOYC).

Game booths, music, art activities appropriate for ages 3rd grade and younger, and bike and car seat safety information will be available in the main gym of Cityside Middle School. Parents will also be provided with educational resources appropriate for parents of young children. Head outdoors to the front of the school to have your children hop on a fire engine, school bus, cement truck and other vehicles! There will also be free face painting! Stop by for some fun, colorful face art. Also, there will be special visits from team mascots from 10:30 to 11:30.

For more information, contact Kelly Adkins at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital at 748.3651 or email

Day of the Young Child is co-sponsored by Zeeland Public School and Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital.

Spring Curbside Clean-Up

The City of Zeeland's annual Spring Curbside Clean-Up will take place Monday, April 13, 2015 through Friday, April 17, 2015. City residents may place tree branches, twigs, and shrub debris only in the street curb beginning Monday, April 6, 2015. No leaves, grass or other garden clippings should be placed out for pick up. Residents are asked to not place any debris in the street curb prior to Monday, April 6, 2015. Questions may be directed to the City Services & Infrastructure Department at 772-0870.

Annual Disposal Day at Autumn Hills

When:  Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

Where: Autumn Hills Recycling & Disposal Facility; 700 56th Avenue, Zeeland, MI

City residents may take unwanted items to the facility for disposal on this day. Autumn Hills will not accept the following items: hazardous or toxic items, any appliance that contains Freon, home remodel/construction debris (such as roofing shingles, etc.), appliances with motors, generators or compressors (these must be removed or Autumn Hills will not accept). Individuals will be expected to show proof of city residency. Any questions may be directed to the City Services & Infrastructure Department at 772-0870.

Spring Peddler's Market - An Artfully Curious Faire

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Church Street - Downtown Zeeland

For more information, please visit To download a Peddler's Application, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

When: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Where: Parade route starts on Main Avenue at Centennial Street, heading west to State Street, south to Central Avenue and east on Central Avenue to Maple Street. The parade is followed by a ceremony honoring all those who have served and continue to serve our country at the Lincoln Street Cemetery. (In case of rain, the parade only will be cancelled and a Memorial Service will be held in First Christian Reformed Church at approximately 9:30 AM.) 

Downtown Dinner Picnic

3rd Annual Zeeland Criterium

When: Friday, June 19, 2015

For more information on this fast-paced cycling event, please visit the website:

5th Annual Zeeland Zoom 5K Foot Race and Walk

Come out and enjoy this exciting Tuesday night event downtown Zeeland! Last year’s race was a lot of fun with approximately 1,000 participants ZOOMING their way through the streets of Zeeland! A great event for competitors and families alike! Enjoy running through Zeeland’s historic downtown and neighborhoods. Stick around for after-race refreshments, awards & entertainment! Feel the Zeel!

When:  Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - Race begins at 7:00 PM

Where:  In the heart of historic downtown Zeeland

For more information, or to sign up for the Zeeland Zoom, please click here.


Zeelmania is a once weekly, nine week long, summer event that was formed 5 years ago as a collaboration between Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital, Zeeland Festivals, and the City of Zeeland. A street fair feel filled with a large variety of events for active families. Activities include, but are not limited to: healthy food taste-testing, inflatable slides & obstacle courses, petting zoo, and much more.

Join us for the 5th annual, highly successful, weekly summer event! As a non-profit company, Zeeland Festivals, Inc. provides these free activities strictly through our giving and gracious sponsors and in return, more than 4,000 people see the heart of our sponsors' businesses while they're enjoying this festival.

Zeelmania is held in downtown Zeeland every Monday during July and August from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. For more information, please click here.  

Show & Shine Car Show & Cruise

The Show & Shine Car Show & Cruise is a two day event featuring a Friday night car cruise, chicken barbecue, and fabulous 50's fun; as well as a Saturday car show that hosts 200+ participants in downtown Zeeland. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Show & Shine Car Show and we hope you will join us at this fun event!

The Show & Shine Car Show & Cruise is held in Zeeland on Friday, July 10, 2015 and Saturday, July 11, 2015.

Friday, July 10, 2015: The 8th Annual "Show & Shine Car Cruise" - 6:00 PM start time

Saturday, July 11, 2015: The 22nd Annual "Show & Shine Car Show" - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Open display.

Soundz of Summer Concert Series at Lawrence Park

Zeeland's outdoor summer concert series is back again at the beautiful Lawrence Park Bowl! Brought to you by Huntington Bank, this series is FREE and features some of the best musical acts in West Michigan!

Concerts take place in the City of Zeeland's restored ampitheater at Lawrence Park. The park is located on Lawrence Street between State & Pine Streets, one block south of Central Avenue. The Bridge Youth Ministry Center will be on site grilling and selling concessions each week beginning at 6:00 PM. Music begins at 6:30 PM.

July 7, 2015 - Hip Pocket. The Hip Pocket has been playing music in the West Michigan area for 25 years. The group has an outstanding lineup of musicians that always express and play their music with passion for an unmatched performance experience.

July 14, 2015 - Martin and Lamm. Greg Martin and Mark Lamm are returning from the cover band The Trace! This folk-art pop duo features rich and timeless harmonies in all their versatile, original songs with influence from the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel.

July 21, 2015 - Delilah and the Lost Boys. The cats dig 'em! The squares fear 'em! Delilah and the Boys bring you ferocious rockabilly, obscure gems and scorching originals! High-geared Americana that is all-out for thrills! Not to be missed!

July 28, 2015 - Yellow Brick Road Dueling Pianos. Billy Joel, Elton John, Queen, anything you want to hear, they will play! Entertaining piano classics and covers from any genre are sure to have the whole family singing along!

2015 Zeeland Fire Rescue Pig Out-Celebrating 25 Years!

Join in on the fun at this annual event that helps raise funds for community and education programs. Pork BBQ dinner-eat in or to go available.

When:  Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Where:  Lawrence Street Park, 100 West Lawrence Avenue, Zeeland, MI 49464

What:  Food, Fun & Live Music!

Zeeland's 8th Annual DOGARAMA!

When: Saturday, August 15 2015

Where: Downtown Zeeland 

More information coming soon!

Holland Zeeland Community Labor Day Truck Parade & Bridge  Walk

When:  Monday, September 7, 2015

Make some noise for the businesses and workers of West Michigan! Bring the family, earplugs, and your appetite for ice cream and hot dogs! Give a few hours of your Labor Day to hone and celebrate our local workforce which has built one of the best places to live in the entire country!

With 50 large trucks from area employers participating, the celebration of area companies and the people who work at them is expected to begin on Main Street in downtown Zeeland at 9:15 a.m. and follow Chicago Drive to 8th Street in downtown Holland by 9:30, ending at the Holland Civic Center. See the parade route at

Free ice cream, hot dogs and other giveaways will be provided at the Civic Center after the parade.

Fall Peddlers' Market - An Artfully & Tastefully Curious Faire

When: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Where: Main Street, Downtown Zeeland

Please check back later for more information!

Pumpkinfest 2015

When: October 2-3, 2015

Where: Downtown Zeeland. For more information, contact the Zeeland Chamber of Commerce at 772-2494, or check out the Pumpkinfest website at

Pumpkinfest 2014 Parade

When:  Saturday, October 3, 2015

Where:  Starting at Centennial on Main, heading west on Main Avenue to State Street. State Street south to Central Avenue, Central Avenue east to Maple.

Downtown Trick or Treat

When: Friday, October 30, 2015

Where: Downtown Zeeland

Please check back later for more information!

Zeeland's Magical Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

Visit downtown Zeeland for the Magical Christmas Parade. Step back in time in Zeeland and enjoy this heartwarming, lighted parade, which is guaranteed to bring smiles to spectators of all ages! Among all the creative entries, walking groups, marching bands and the grand finale of the parade will be the entry that kids of all ages impatiently wait for...the appearance of Santa Claus himself as he rides through the parade up in the treetops!

When: Monday, November 30, 2015 / Please check back later for more information!

2015 Holiday Train Show (presented by the Holland Modular Railroad Club)

Where:  Howard Miller Library and Community Center, 14 South Church Street, Zeeland, MI

When:  November 30-December 16, 2015

Please check back later for specific days & times.

Sinterklaas Visits the Dekker Huis Museum

When: Saturday, December 5, 2015 / Please check back later for more information!

Feel the "Zeel of Giving"

When: December 9-11, 2015

Please check back later for more information!

Power Dollar Distribution

The Zeeland Board of Public Works Power Dollars is an annual gift certificate program for all Zeeland BPW residential electrical customers. Zeeland Board of Public Works residential customers qualify by decorating with outdoor lights and/or yard cards and reside at the address. Valid while supplies last. Certificates in the amount of $15.00 will be available, courtesy of the Zeeland Board of Public Works, at the Zeeland Board of Public Works office located at 350 East Washington Avenue, Zeeland, MI on the following dates & times:

Please check back later for 2015 information!





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