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Ottawa Conservation District Tree Seedling Sale Fundraiser

It's time for the 2015 Ottawa Conservation District Tree Sale. The sale is an important fundraiser for the conservation district and a great opportunity for Ottawa County residents to buy economically-priced tree and shrub seedlings. For order form, please click on the link below:



Five 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

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

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

When: Monday, May 26, 2014 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.) 

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:


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

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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - Brian VanderArk of the Verve Pipe.

Brian VanderArk (of the Verve Pipe) performs alongside Channing and Quinn. Their live show is spectacular, and their charming demeanor wins over every audience. Brian will perform some of his favorite songs along with a few of his new creations. In a live setting, Channing and Quinn do the work of several musicians by playing guitar, ukulele, accordion, drums, glockenspiel, banjo and more!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - Last Call

Rootsy music, American music, traditional country tunes, swing, blues, and good ole rock 'n roll! Music all will enjoy!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - The Trace

The Trace - our most requested returning band - covers songs from the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Monkees, Hollies, Sheryl Crow and many more.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Eddy & The Breakers

From passionate remakes of Motown classics to the latest Adele hits, this multi-talented variety band leads the crowd through set after set of top 40 hits from the last 50 years.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Grooters & Beal

Grooters & Beal is the Holland, Michigan-based Christian rock band that made Rock Vespers a household name. Founded by John Grooters and Dwight Beal, they are a world renowned Christian rock band.


When: July 10-12, 2014

Sidewalk Sales: July 10-12, 2014 in downtown Zeeland

Car Cruise: Join the 7th annual car cruise Friday, July 11th. To be part of the cruise, meet at the Zeeland Stadium parking lot accessed on 100th Avenue south of Riley by 6:00 PM. The cruise will weave its way through downtown. Look for the cars on Main Avenue between Franklin and Fairview at approximately 6:00-6:30 PM. The cruise will end at Vande Luyster Square with oldies music, a chicken BBG, and free root beer floats.

Rotary Chicken BBQ: Friday, July 11th between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Vande Luyster Square. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to fund scholarships for Zeeland area students. Dinner prices will be 1/4 chicken dinner - $8.00 and 1/2 chicken dinner - $9.00 (includes two sides and a drink).

Root Beer Floats: Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Zeeland will be offering root beer floats free of charge after the car cruise in the gazebo located at the corner of Central and Church streets.

"Show and Shine" Classic Car Show: Saturday, July 12th. The Car Show will be celebrating its 21st year this year. Registration begins at 8:00 AM in downtown Zeeland on Main Avenue. Cost to register a vehicle is $10.00. There is no advance registration. The show will start at 9:00 AM and end at 2:00 PM. This event will take place in downtown Zeeland on Main Street between State and Centennial. There will be judging and prizes for participants, including a people's choice award. The show will celebrate 50 years of the Ford Mustang.

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.

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Downtown Picnic Day

More information coming soon!

Zeeland Historical Society's Birthday Bash at the Schoolhouse Celebrating 40 Years

When: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 7:00 PM - Unveiling of Donor Wall

Where: Historical New Gronigen Schoolhouse on Paw Paw Drive / Parking: New Gronigen School, Paw Paw Drive (transportation available to schoolhouse for those who need it).

Activities: Create your own sundae; live folk music with Beukema and Friends; children's games, including a giant sprinkler; schoolhouse tours.

It's a FREE event for the entire community!

Zeeland's 8th Annual DOGARAMA!

When: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Where: Downtown Zeeland 

8:00 AM - Group Dog Walk

8:30 AM - Blessing of the Dogs

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Pet Presentations

10:00 AM to 1:30 PM - Dog Contests

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Pet Photo Shoot

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Cat Contests

For a complete list of pet contests, sponsors, and registration information, please visit 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

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 6, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Main Street, Downtown Zeeland

More information coming soon!

Pumpkinfest 2014

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

Pumpkinfest 2014 Parade

When:  Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM

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 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM for children ages 13 and under in costume.

Where: Downtown Zeeland

Join in on the Halloween fun at Zeeland's Downtown Trick or Treat! Brought to you by West Michigan Community Bank, there will be trick or treat bags, music, balloon animals by Dee Jay the Clown, card tricks by Justin Makowski, performance by Juggler Gerry, apple cider & donut holes provided by Zeeland Bakery, cotton candy provided by Mainstreet Sweets and Halloween costume portraits taken by Marc Photography (provided in part by West Michigan Community Bank.)

*A map of participating businesses will be available on site.

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

2014 Holiday Train Show (presented by the Holland Modular Railroad Club)

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


  • Monday December 1-Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Monday, December 8-Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Monday, December 15-Wednesday, December 17, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the Ken DeWilde Memorial and given to His Harvest Stand.

Sinterklaas at the Museum and Christmas crafts

Sat., Dec. 6, 2014 10:00 AM to noon

Zeeland Museum
37 East Main Ave., Zeeland, MI
It's free!

Feel the "Zeel of Giving"

When: December 10-12, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Two new additions this year!

  • NEW - Santa Letter Station and Mailbox - There will be a Santa letter writing station included in this year's Feel the Zeel of Giving! The station will be located in Brummels on Main Street near the Santa Photo location. Come bring your children, grandchildren or any kids you know to write letters to Santa! Drop the letters in the mailbox before you leave and then wait for a response from Santa himself.
  • NEW - City Christmas Tree - The City is proud to announce a new location for the City Christmas Tree! It will be located at the Downtown Zeeland Splash Pad! The Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Monday night, December 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Sing-Along to celebrate Christmas

Tues., Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:00 PM

New Groningen Schoolhouse
10537 Paw Paw Dr, Zeeland, MI
Public is invited; donations accepted


Zeeland Community Band Christmas Concert featuring the Bronze Appeal Handbell Ensemble

When: Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Where: Lokers Auditorium at Cityside Middle School

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:

December 1, 2014 - December 12, 2014 Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Certificates may be redeemed at any participating Zeeland BPW-customer business.

Expiration date: January 31, 2015





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