Parades, Festivals, Markets

You'll find fun events for the whole family in the City of Hart. Check out our extensive array of community events and happenings. Visit our list of area Facebook pages to see more.

Asparagus Festival

City of Hart Asparagus FestivalWelcome to West Michigan, where we take pride in our wonderful agriculture. Oceana County, known as "The Asparagus Capital of the Nation," is one of the leading areas for asparagus growth in the entire country! We have been celebrating asparagus since 1974, and nobody does it better. We are the longest running asparagus festival in the country!  The festival this year is scheduled for June 8-10, 2018.  The parade will be on Saturday the 9th at 2:00 pm.  Visit the NAF website for more information on enjoying or participating in this event.

Christmas Parade

City of Hart Christmas ParadeJoin the community in celebrating the holiday season by enjoying our annual Christmas Parade!  The parade starts at the Hart High School, travels down Johnson Street, north onto State Street, West onto West Main, south onto Water Street, west onto Johnson Street and concludes right back at the High School.  Pick your prime spot and enjoy the festivities.  This year's parade starts at 6:30 pm the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24, 2017.  This event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Downtown Car Show

City of Hart Car ShowCome and walk the streets of the downtown area and take in the beauty of a sleek, pristine, sports car or collector car or admire the lines of that great looking 4x4!  Enter your auto if you dare and win a trophy! Event date to be announced.

Downtown Farmers Market

City of Hart Farmers MarketThe Hart Main Street Program sponsors this tasteful event.  Local vendors will be displaying their wares, edible or crafted in the downtown area. This newly created annual event was a success this past summer!  Be sure to check out all the goodies this coming summer.  The market occurs every other Thursday on State Street in the downtown area, starting right after the Asparagus Festival until the end of summer.  The 2018 dates for this event are June 7, 21, July 5, 19, August 2,16, 30, September 13, and 27.  If you wish to participate in this market, check out further details on the Hart Main Street webpage.

Labor Day Rich Tompkins Memorial 5K Run

City of Hart Memorial 5k RunGrab your running shoes for this event!  It ‘runs’ on Labor Day, which will fall on September 3, 2018, starting at 8:30 am.  There will also be a Youth Mile beginning at 8:00 am.  The bridge walk will be after the races have ended.  This event is sponsored by the Hart Main Street Program.  More details to be given later.

Hart Sparks

City of Hart Celebrate the nation's independence with a spectacular fireworks display and community gathering.  There will be games and plenty of food for all, so mark July 2nd on your calendar and enjoy this fantastic annual event.  The City sponsors this celebration in conjunction with the Hart Main Street Program.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

City of Hart Hispanic Heritage CelebrationThe Hispanic Heritage Celebration takes place the third weekend of September on the Hart Commons.  The event began under Hart Main Street in 2011 and transitioned to the Oceana Hispanic Center in 2014.  The cultural celebration brings together the diversity of our community and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.  Actives include live music, folkloric dancers, kid activities, contests and authentic Mexican food. 

Homecoming Parade

City of Hart Homecoming ParadePlease check the Hart High School webpage for more details on this event.

Memorial Day Parade

City of Hart Memorial Day ParadeCome and watch this parade to honor those who have given their all in service to our country.  The parade will start at 11:00 am in front of the Courthouse and continue to Hart Cemetery.

Pickleball Tournament

City of Hart Pickle Ball TournamentTry your hand at Pickleball!  This tournament is held every June at John Gurney Park.  Exact dates to be announced.  For questions, call Jim Lamie at 231-425-6074.

Shakespeare Festival

City of Hart Shakespeare FestivalHear Ye, Hear Ye!  The Hart High School students present their interpretation of Shakespeare.  This three-day event will be held in June at the Hart Commons.  Specific dates will be announced at a later date.

Veterans Day Service

City of Hart Veterans Day ServiceThis annual event is held at Veterans Memorial Park on November 11 of each year and features a guest speaker.


City of Hart WinterfestThis invigorating and sparkling festival will be held on February 2nd and 3rd this year.  Some of the events taking place will be Broomball on the 2nd, Soup ‘R Bowl, the State Street Mile Run, and a Vintage/Antique Snowmobile show.  Lakeside Rehabilitation is sponsoring this event along with Hart Main Street.  Come on down and join in the fun!

“Whatever Floats Your Boat” Regatta

City of Hart ?Whatever Floats Your Boat? RegattaSail your own creation on Hart Lake!  This August event is a favorite here in Hart!  Check out the Hart Main Street webpage for a listing of the rules.  Actual date will be announced later.

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