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Welcome to the website for the 6th annual Norton Shores Arts & Drafts Festival. The City of Norton Shores is working hard to make the 3rd Saturday in August a fun-filled event for every member of the family! Check out the rest of the website for information about the various activities that will take place in beautiful Ross Park all day long. If you would like further information or have questions, feel free to e-mail us at or give the Parks & Recreation Department a call at 231-799-6802.

We’re excited to announce that we will once again be including a Friday night Beverage Tent/Live Music event for Arts & Drafts 2018!

Schedule of Events

  • Friday, August 17:
    • 5 pm Beverage Tent Opens - featuring live music until 10 pm
  • Saturday, August 18:
    • 8 am Arts & Dash 5K Run
    • 10 am Arts & Crafts Area opens
    • 10 am Children’s Activity Area opens
    • Noon Beverage Tent opens - featuring live music until 11:30 pm

Our 2018 schedule of bands has been confirmed, so click on the Beverage Tent/Live Music tab for details!

    Free parking will be available at the park. We do ask that, until 10 am, everyone coming to the park arrive via Henry Street to Randall Road, since Wellesley Road will be used for the 5K run and not available for vehicles until the 5K has been completed.