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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.

Hart Pow Wow

Native American danceThe 26th Annual Hart Pow Wow, also known as the Honoring Our Elders Traditional Pow Wow, is set for September 1-2, 2018 at the Oceana County Fairgrounds. Enjoy a traditional Native American pow wow with intertribal dancing, Native singing, storytelling, arts and crafts, food and more. There will be multiple items raffled Sunday with a 50/50 raffle both days. Bring lawn chairs to watch the Grand Entry and Intertribal dancing Saturday at 1 pm and pm. Flags will be retired at 8 pm. Everyone is welcome - and admission is free!

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 23, 2018.  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! The event this year will be held on Saturday, July 28 form 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Get your application by clicking on the link below.

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.

Hart Hills Bike Race

Bike RiderCome and show your grit at the first Hart Hills gravel road bike race. Designed by Hart City Manager, Stan RIckard. The three varied distance races are scheduled for October 6, 2018, and travel in, out and around the City. Check out the website by clicking on the link.

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, this year's dates are June 1 and 2.  For questions, call Jim Lamie at 231-425-6074.

Shakespeare On the Commons

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 at the Hart Commons. Join us for this production July 13th thru the 15th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm each night.

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 is held every February. Some of the events taking place will be Broomball, Soup ‘R Bowl, the State Street Mile Run, and more! Lakeside Rehabilitation is sponsoring this event along with Hart Main Street. Come on down and join in the fun! The date of this event is February 1 and 2, 2019.

“Whatever Floats Your Boat” Regatta

City of Hart ?Whatever Floats Your Boat? RegattaSail your own creation on Hart Lake! This annual event is a favorite here in Hart! Check out the Hart Main Street webpage for a listing of the rules. You may float your boat on August 18 this year, with a rain date of August 25th! Don't forget your lifejacket!

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