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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Paw Paw Brewing Co.

September 10, 2021 - 11:00am - September 12, 2021 - 8:00pm

Friday Entertainment: 6pm - AMP; 9pm - Trippin Billies

Saturday Entertainment: 3pm - Dave Johnson; 6pm - Jimmy & The Mortals; 9pm Poison'd Crue

Omni Community Credit Union Festival Transportation

September 10, 2021 - 5:00pm - September 12, 2021 - 5:00pm

Enjoy the Concord Trolley to get around town all weekend, for free and sponsored by Omni Community Credit Union.

Grape Lake Kayak Race

1st Annual
September 11, 2021 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Sponsored by Lounsbury Excavating.  The race will take place at the launch at Sunset Park (M/40 at Power Plant Rd.).  All participants will be timed and winners will be determined by the best time.  All participants must wear a life jacket.  A Waiver will be completed and signed must be received prior to the race.  Prizes are presented at the close of the race.  The fee to participate is $15.00 Kayaks are provided or use your own Kayak. Catagories are: 13-17, 18-38 and 39 and up, male and female.

Children ages 13 to 17 will compete against each other and a parent or legal guardian must be present.  Adults 18 and up will compete against each other.

Weather:  If the race is cancelled on Saturday, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, Sept 12 at noon.  Should Sunday need to be cancelled, no refunds will be given.  A voucher will be given to each participant and will be good to use toward the 2022 Race.

Please complete the entry form and the waiver.  Return with your check made payable to Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival.

32nd Annual Grape Lake 5k Run Walk

Maple Lake, Paw Paw
September 11, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Join us for our 32nd Annual Grape Lake 5K. Whether you walk or run, you're helping support our community! This year we are Moving for Mental Health! The proceeds will benefit: Community Mental Health, Van Buren Suicide Prevention Coalition, and Daily Recovery Zone. 

 

Click the 'Learn More' button to learn about the route, and get signed up!

40th Annual Vineyard Classic Bike Tour

3 Routes: 22 miles, 39 miles and 60 miles
September 12, 2021 - 7:00am - 9:00am

REGISTER 7:00am - 9:00am

Join us in Paw Paw for the 40th Annual Vineyard Classic Bike Tour now offered by the Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Ctr. (KELC Events).  This year, the event will benefit College Internships for sporting events, KELC Events and if you would like to speak with the organizer directly call 269-388-2830.  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. Routes are 22miles, 39 miles and 60 miles.  Helmets are required.

Festival Tent

Gremps St. & Paw Paw St.
September 10, 2021 - 5:00pm - September 12, 2021 - 5:00pm

Drop by the Festival Tent, open all weekend with 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. 

Try your hand at RIDING THE BULL.  Yes, we will have an electronic bull in the Festival Tent on Friday and Saturday.

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday: 5pm to 8:30pm The Kari Lynch Band; 8:30 to Midnight Bronk Brothers

Saturday: Noon to 5pm Tony & Doug; 5pm to 8:15 pm Night Snake; 9 to Midnight PS Dump Your Boyfriend

Sunday: Noon to 4pm Cowboy Dj & Karoake

 

St. Julian Festival Parade

Downtown Paw Paw
September 12, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The St Julian 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 11th
September 11, 2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

This event will not be held in 2021 as we cannot control germs in the grape vats.

43nd Annual Arts & Craft Show

Saturday September 11th - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Sunday, September 12th - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
September 11, 2021 - 9:00am - September 12, 2021 - 4:00pm

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. Saturday the show is open 9am to 6pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm.

28th Annual Grape Escape Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

Downtown Paw Paw
September 11, 2021 - 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. 

Amphitheater Live Entertainment

Maple Lake Amphitheater
September 10, 2021 - 5:00pm - September 12, 2021 - 5:00pm

The amphitheater will feature live entertainment, sponsored by MEC (Midwest Energy & Communications): Friday 5pm - 9pm, Saturday 12pm - 9pm, Sunday hours to be determined.  Click below to discover the artists that will be performing.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Friday - 5pm to 7pm TBA; 7 pm to 9:30pm Zion Lion: 9:30pm Fireworks; 10pm to Midnight Flopps Ego

Saturday - 3pm to 5pm Panda Pete; 5pm to 7pm Douglas Fine Line; 7pm to 9pm Harbor Town; 9pm to 11 pm Crossroads

Sunday - Church on The Lake - 10 am Red Arrow Ministries Youth Worship Band; 11am Church On The Lake Worship Service; 12pm Once Was Lost; 2pm Worship Arts Kalamazoo; remainder is TBA

Fine Wine & Beer Tasting

Festival Tent featuring Local Wineries & Brewery
September 11, 2021 - 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 beers, wines and ciders from regional Cider Mills, Wineries and Breweries.  Participants this year include Modales Wines, Lucky Girl Brewing, and Adesanya Mead.

Warner Vineyard Events

September 10, 2021 - 5:00pm - September 12, 2021 - 5:00pm

Tastings, Sales, Food and Entertainment!

Come and enjoy our award winning wines that ahs been served at the White House and 2 Super Bowls!  There is something for everyone... Wines, Hard Cider's and our in-house Micro-Brewery.  Also Sparkling Juices for the Kids!

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday: 4pm to 7pm Sombody's Friends; 8pm to 11pm Rockstar

Saturday: Noon to 3 pm Trifocal; 4pm to 7 pm Jared Know and the Hager Bombs; 9pm to 11 pm Fool House

Sunday:  Noon to 4 pm Unknowns

For more information:  269-657-3165 www.warnerwines.com or hello@warnerwines.com

Carnival Midway

Friday 5pm - 11pm/Saturday 12pm - 11:30pm/Sunday 12pm - 5pm
September 10, 2021 - 5:00pm - September 12, 2021 - 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.  This event is psonsored and benefits the Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce.

Marketplace

Throughout Downtown
September 10, 2021 - 5:00pm - September 12, 2021 - 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.   

Click here for the Vendor letter.

Fireworks over Maple Lake

Friday, September 10th
September 10, 2021 - 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 11, 2021 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Take your pick and guess which turtle will win the race!  Downtown in front of Village Hall.  Jockeys pay $10 per person.  Help support the projects the Paw Paw Kiwanis Club. 

Stompyland

Kid's Area
September 11, 2021 - 10:00am - September 12, 2021 - 5:00pm

In order to insure the safety of our children, we will not be offering Stompyland this year.

Masonic Sloppy Joe Lunch

Saturday 11am - 5pm/Sunday 11am - 3pm
September 11, 2021 (All day) - September 12, 2021 (All day)

This event has been cancelled this year due to the construction in downtown Paw Paw.

Hole-in-One Contest

Saturday, September 11th / Finals on Sunday, September 12th
September 11, 2021 - 9:00am - September 12, 2021 - 5:00pm

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.  

Spooky Halloween Grotto

Friday 9am to 5pm / Saturday 9am to 5pm
September 10, 2021 - 9:00am - September 11, 2021 - 5:00pm

Visit the Spooky Halloween Grotto at Taylor's Florist, Gifts & Decor for spooky collectibles, curiosities, and decor. A weekend of Spooky fun and inspirations.  Join us as we open our Spooky Halloween Grotto for the 2021 Season.  Browse the most unique Halloween Shop in Western Michigan!  The Spooky Halloween Grotto is open Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, 

Thank you to all of our Wine & Harvest Festival Sponsors