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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. Dates of events will be posted as they become available for the coming year!

Memorial Day Rich Tompkins Memorial 5K Run

City of Hart Memorial 5k RunGrab your running shoes for this event! It ‘runs’ on Memorial Day, observed, which will fall on May 27, 2019, 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.

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 7-9, 2019. The parade will be on Saturday the 8th at 2:00 pm. Visit the NAF website for more information on enjoying or participating in this event.

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.

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, collector car, truck, or motorcycle. Enter your auto if you dare and win a trophy! The event this year will be held on Saturday, July 27 from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Oceana County Fair!

County FairCome and enjoy all that the Fairgrounds has to offer! Tractor Pulls, 4-H projects, animals, carnival rides, tasty food and so much more! Check out the link above for more information. This year the fair will be August 20 - 25.

Heritage Days

Sackrider ChurchStep back in time and visit the Historic District during Hart's Heritage Days Festival. Sit down and enjoy a wonderfully prepared meal while enjoying the community picnic atmosphere! This annual event is held during Labor Day weekend each year.

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, 2019 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. Flags will be retired at 8 pm. Everyone is welcome - and admission is free!

Christmas Parade - Santa Meet and Greet!!!

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, with a stop off at the Hart Commons! Santa will be there for the lighting of the Christmas Tree and the parade will continue on south onto Water Street, west onto Johnson Street and concludes right back at the High School. Santa will be available at the Commons for a "meet and greet" time. Pick your prime spot and enjoy the festivities. This year's parade starts at 6:30 pm the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 29, 2019. This event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. A few downtown businesses will be open and participating along with this annual 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 be May 27th, 2019, and starts at 11:00 am in front of the Courthouse and continues to the Hart Cemetery.

Music on the Commons

Come on down to the Hart Commons and enjoy the entertainment! The Hart Mainstreet Program presents a wide variety of musical talent for all to enjoy each summer. Bring a chair and tap your foot along with the tunes. Just click on the link and you will be taken to a list of dates and artists!

Pickleball Tournament

City of Hart Pickle Ball TournamentTry your hand at Pickleball! This tournament is held in the spring at John Gurney Park, this year's dates are May 31st and June 1st. 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 will be presenting their interpretation of Shakespeare's "TBA". This two-day event will be held at the Hart Commons. Join us for this production in July 2020, exact dates and play will be added at a later date.

Hart Lakefest!

City of Hart ?Whatever Floats Your Boat? RegattaHart Lake Paddlefest & “Whatever Floats Your Boat” Regatta!

Sail 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 17th this year rain or shine. Don't forget your life jacket!

This year there will also be a kid's fishing derby from 9 - 12. The paddling event is from 1 - 4 and the regatta will start at noon!

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.

Hart Hills Bike Race

Bike RiderCome and show your grit at the annual Hart Hills gravel road bike race. Designed by former City
​Manager, Stan Rickard. The three varied distance races are scheduled for April 11, 2020, and travel in, out and around the City. Check out the website by clicking on the link.

Homecoming Parade

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

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. The parade starts at the County Courthouse at 11:00 am and ends at Veteran's Memorial Park.


SnowmobileThis invigorating and sparkling festival is held every February. The vintage snowmobile show returns again this year! Lakeside Rehabilitation is sponsoring this event along with Hart Main Street. Come on down and join in the fun! The date of this event will be the first weekend in February 2020.

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