Events

The whole weekend of the festival is packed with events for friends and families of all ages. From the all-ages grape stomp to the wine and beer tastings to the craft show and parade, there’s certain to be something for everyone. 

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Festival Tent

Gremps St. & Paw Paw St.
September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm - September 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Drop by the Festival Tent, open all weekend with live music, wine and beer tasting and entertainment of all kinds! On Saturday, from noon to 5 pm enjoy Fine Wine & Beer Tastings from local wineries and breweries. 

St. Julian Festival Parade

Downtown Paw Paw
September 9, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The festival parade has long-been a favorite in Paw Paw and the surrounding areas. With marching bands, floats, fire trucks, classic cars, and more, it will be a fun event for the whole family. Interested in participating? Click below to learn more about how to join in on the excitement.

Coca Cola Grape Stomp

Saturday, September 8th
September 8, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

For thousands of years, people have used grape stomping as a means of making wine. Join in on this fun tradition and try to out-stomp the competition. We won't be making wine with the juice you press, but we will be weighing it to find a winner. Events run throughout the weekend.  New this year, you can jump in the vat and stomp grapes on your own in our open stomping.

40th Annual Arts & Craft Show

Saturday, Sept. 8th - 9am to 6pm/Sunday, Sept. 9th - 10am to 5pm
September 8, 2018 - 9:00am - September 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Situated in the heart of the festival and sponsored by the Paw Paw Service League, the arts and crafts show will feature all handmade items including jewelry, artwork, woodwork, crocheted and knitted pieces, toys, and more. Click below for more information about how to participate as a vendor in the show. This event is sponsored by the Paw Paw Service League.

37th Annual Vineyard Classic Bike Tour

3 Routes: 22 miles, 39 miles and 60 miles
September 9, 2018 - 7:00am - 9:00am

REGISTER 7:00am - 9:00am

Choose from three different routes that pass lush vineyards and orchards, right at the peak of harvest season. On this tour, you'll see the woods, rivers, lakes, and neighboring villages of the area. The event is sponsored by the Paw Paw Service League.

29th Annual Grape Lake 5k Walk/Run

Maple Lake, Paw Paw
September 8, 2018 - 9:00am

Mark your calendars for this fast, flat USATF-certified 5k course around Maple Lake. Our race has been endorsed by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and is also part of the 90th Annual Challenge Fitness - Michigan Fruit Belt Series.  The proceeds from this event will benefit the Families Against Narcotics.

24th Annual Grape Escape Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

Downtown Paw Paw
September 8, 2018 - 8:00am - 3:00pm

The Classic Car Show will award trophies to the top 25 vehicles as decided by the participants and the attendees, at 2:30pm and you must be present to win. Check out the classic cars, or show off your own. Sponsored by Tapper Chevy, Buick, GMC, Ford and Budget Cars. 

Amphitheater Live Entertainment

Maple Lake Amphitheater
September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm - September 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

The amphitheater will feature live entertainment, sponsored by Midwest Energy Cooperative: Friday 5pm - 9pm, Saturday 12pm - 9pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm.  Click below to discover the artists that will be performing.

St. Julian Winery Events

Tours, Tastings, Sales, Entertainment
September 7, 2018 (All day) - September 9, 2018 (All day)

Enjoy winery tours and tastings all weekend long. Take a free tour of the winery on Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, with wine tastings both days 10 am to 5 pm, $1.00 per tasting and wine sales from 10 am to 8 pm.  Sunday hours are 11am to 5pm for tasting and sales. There is a $5.00 cover charge. Click below for more events and details.

Fine Wine & Beer Tasting

Festival Tent featuring Local Wineries & Brewery
September 8, 2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Paw Paw and the surrounding area has been referred to as the Napa Valley of the Midwest. We are happy to offer several opportunities for you to visit our local wineries and taste the unique fruit of the vine that can only be found in this area. During this event, you can taste from a variety of wineries in the same location. 

Warner Vineyard Events

September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm - September 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Free wine tasting Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday Noon to 5 pm. Enjoy live music and food on the shaded wine deck nestled along the banks of the Paw Paw River. Click below to discover the artists that will be performing.  

ENTERTAINMENT TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE

800.756.5357 www.warnerwines.com

Carnival Midway

Friday 5pm - 11pm/Saturday 12pm - 11:30pm/Sunday 12pm - 5pm
September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm - September 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Get some tickets and climb aboard. We've got fun rides available for riders of all ages. Tickets are available in the activities area.

Marketplace

Throughout Downtown
September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm - September 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Retail vendors will be set up throughout downtown Paw Paw all weekend long. Vendors at the marketplace are those that would like to participate but do not fit into the Arts & Crafts category. If you're an interested vendor, click here for an application. Hours for the marketplace are Friday 5pm to dusk, Saturday 9am to dusk, and Sunday 10am to 5pm.

Fireworks over Maple Lake

Friday, September 7th
September 7, 2018 - 9:30pm - 9:50pm

Great views from all over downtown. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks. The fireworks will start at dusk and are sponsored by Paw Paw Downtown Development Authority.

Kiwanis Turtle Derby

September 8, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Take your pick and guess which turtle will win the race!

Stompyland

Kid's Area
September 8, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sponsored by Family Fare, this is a perfect place for kids' of all ages.  Stompyland is a FREE event that has something for children of all ages.  It is open from 10 m to 5 pm on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017  and Sunday following the parade until 3pm. Stonpyland is located right next door to Amore's Pizza.  On Staurday, the Tot Big Wheel race will take place on Michigan Ave. with prizes for the kids, from 10 am to Noon.  Stop by and let us know what you think....... 

Masonic Sloppy Joe Lunch

Saturday 11am - 5pm/Sunday 11am - 3pm
September 8, 2018 (All day) - September 9, 2018 (All day)

Join us at the Masonic Temple for some sloppy joes and other snacks.

Hole-in-One Contest

Saturday, September 8th / Finals on Sunday, September 9th
September 8, 2018 (All day) - September 9, 2018 (All day)

Test your driving skills and aim with our hole-in-one contest. To qualify, you must be able to get your ball to land on our “green,” a raft in the lake. Then, on Sunday, 50 participants will have one chance to get that hole-in-one at 135 yards away.  This event benefits the Paw Paw Wings of God.

Lions Club Duck Race

Briggs Pond
September 9, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Paw Paw Lions Club will host a Duck Race again this year, to support our Troops. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Paw Paw American Legion, the Masonic Temple to benefit sick children and the Lions Club Scholarship Fund.  See a Lions Club member to purchase a Duck.

Church on the Lake

Maple Lake Amphitheatre
September 9, 2018 (All day)

Line-up to be announced at a later date

The Halloween Attic

Saturday 9am to 5pm / Sunday 12pm to 3pm
September 8, 2018 - 9:00am - September 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Visit the Halloween Attic at Taylor's Florist, Gifts & Decor for spooky collectibles, curiosities, and decor. This is the opening of the Halloween Collectibles and is a plethora of festively haunting curiosities and decor for your spook house.

Thank you to all of our Wine & Harvest Festival Sponsors