WinterventionFive Cities: Zeeland, Saline, St. Clair, Douglas and Three Rivers will compete for a traveling trophy and bragging rights of this Snowman Building Competition of the Free World. We will be mass-producing 4-foot snowmen in downtown Zeeland. The goal is to build for quantity, not quality.
Please bring your own shovel, as well as old hats, scarves, etc. to decorate the snowmen at the conclusion of the contest.
Even if you're not an experienced snowman builder, we still want you to join us downtown. Enjoy staying warm in the cozy little shops, nibbling on fresh treats and sipping on hot cocoa! Enjoy to-go specials at downtown restaurants and Wintervention activities for kids! Stand on the sidelines and cheer on our snowman builders! And when they're done, everyone can join in and decorate the street full of snowmen!
When: Saturday, January 25, 2013, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in Downtown Zeeland.
For more details, go to www.feelthezeel.com
10th Annual Children's Book Expo at the Howard Miller Library
Bring the whole family to the library to celebrate children's books through music, crafts, and demonstrations at this FREE event. This year we will be featuring some favorite activities voted on from past Book Expos - basketball, barbershop quartet, paper airplanes, cupcakes, therapy dog, bowling, face paint, pinewood derby, cool crafts and much more!
When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Howard Miller Library, 14 South Church Street, Zeeland, MI
8th 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: April 22-24, 2014
Hours: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday / 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon Thursday
Where: Howard Miller Library and Community Center - Banquet Room
Day of the Young Child
When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: Cityside Middle School
Refreshments: Cityside Cafeteria from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Pizza, drink, cookie, fruit, veggies - $3.00
Day of the Young Child is a day to celebrate young children and their families. Indoor and outdoor activities include: Free face painting, free vision screens, free child ID kits, the Critter Barn, games, dot art, stamp bags and much more!
For more information, please call Amber at 748-8754 or Jodi at 748-3276. Day of the Young Child is co-sponsored by Zeeland Public Schools 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 14, 2014 through Friday, April 18, 2014. City residents may place tree branches, twigs, and shrub debris only in the street curb beginning Monday, April 7, 2014. 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 7, 2014. Questions may be directed to the City Services & Infrastructure Department at 772-0870.
Annual Disposal Day at Autumn Hills
When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 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 17, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Church Street - Downtown Zeeland
For more information, please visit www.feelthezeel.com. To download a Peddler's Application, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Please check back for 2014 parade information.
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.)
4th 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 24, 2014 - 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.
2nd Annual Zeeland Criterium
When: Friday, June 27, 2014
For more information on this fast-paced cycling event, please visit the website: www.zeelandcrit.com
Here's something to look forward to EVERY MONDAY NIGHT THIS SUMMER! Beginning July 7, 2014 and continuing through August 25, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Soundz of Summer Concert Series at Lawrence Park
Sponsored by Huntington Bank. Every Tuesday in July! Lawrence Park is located on Lawrence Street between State & Pine, one block south of Central Avenue. (The Bridge Youth Ministry will be grilling and selling concessions each week, usually starting at 6:00 PM). All concerts begin at 6:30 PM.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - Brian VanderArk of the Verve Pipe
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - Last Call
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - The Trace
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Eddy & The Breakers
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Grooters & Beal
When: July 10-12, 2014 (please check back for more information!)
Zeeland Fire Rescue Pig Out "Fundraiser 2014"
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 17, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Where: Lawrence Street Park, 100 West Lawrence Avenue, Zeeland, MI 49464
What: Food, Fun & Live Music!
Live music by Delilah Dewylde and the Lost Boys from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. https://www.facebook.com/delilahdewyldeandthelostboys
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Downtown Picnic Day
More information coming soon!
Zeeland's 8th Annual DOGARAMA!
When: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Where: Downtown Zeeland from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM: Registration
8:30 AM Group Dog Walk
9:00 AM: Blessing of the Dogs (group blessing followed by individual blessings)
9:15 AM: Zeelminster Best in Show
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Dog Contests
11:00 - 1:00 PM: Pet Photo Contest
11:30 - 2:00 PM: Agility Course
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM: Cat Contests
For a complete list of pet contests, sponsors, and registration information, please visit www.feelthezeel.com this summer. Pet contests are free to enter!
Holland Zeeland Community Labor Day Truck Parade & Ice Cream Social
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 http://www.truckparade.org/
Free ice cream, hot dogs and other giveaways will be provided at the Civic Center after the parade.
When: October 2-4, 2014
Where: Downtown Zeeland
A FREE or nearly FREE family festival put on by the community for the community! For more information, contact the Zeeland Chamber of Commerce at 772-2494, or check out the Pumpkinfest website at www.pumpkinfest-zeeland.org.
Pumpkinfest 2014-Dinner On Us
Where: Main Avenue between Elm & Church
Downtown merchants cook and serve FREE dinner to the community.
Pumpkinfest 2014 Parade
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 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Please check back 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, December 1, 2014 - Tree Lighting at 6:15 PM
Annual Holiday Train Show
When: December 2 through December 18, 2013. Mondays through Thursdays 6:00 to 8:00 PM; Saturdays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. No Fridays or Sundays.
Where: Howard Miller Library and Community Center, 14 South Church Street, Zeeland, MI
This free event is open to the public, however, donations of canned goods will be accepted and given to His Harvest Stand, for the Ken DeWilde Memorial.
Feel the "Zeel of Giving"
When: December 8-13, 2014
Please check back 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 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 Howard Miller Library (located at 14 S. Church Street, Zeeland, MI) on the following dates & times:
2014 Dates/Times TBD