Pink Dress Run…Walk…Crawl (However you do it, do it for the cure!)
Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend
Don’t have a Pink Dress to wear? Find something pink and prepare for an afternoon of Fundraising as participants visit local bars and restaurants to raise money for the Sparta Relay for Life on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend starting at Noon. With raffles, drink specials, food specials, and contests, this is a memorable event you do not want to miss! Over the last several years, the Pink Dress Run fundraiser has raised over $35,000.
Relay for Life
Second Weekend in June
The American Cancer Society is proud to announce the Third Annual Relay For Life of Sparta! This unique 24 hour event will take place June at the Sparta High School Track. Teams can be made up of family, friends, co-workers or community groups. To get your team together or to find out more please contact Rachael at (616) 364-6121. For cancer information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Concerts in the Park 2013!
Wednesday Evenings all Summer!
Wednesday evenings in June, July, & August in the beautifully renovated Rogers Park, the Sparta Chamber of Commerce features a variety of musical groups with activities for children of all ages! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of free entertainment for the entire family.
These free family events are sponsored by local businesses and the Downtown Development Authority. Be sure to stop by our sponsors to thank them for bringing enjoyable evenings in Rogers Park!
Sparta Farmers Market
Wednesday evening’s beginning in June in downtown Sparta. Support local growers and eat fresh foods! Every Wednesday from 3:00pm to 7:00 pm from June thru September. Find the Market at 71 N. Union with the Live Music from Concerts in the Park, family activities, and more!
Sparta Town & Country Days
July 17 – 21, 2013!
Town & Country Days, a week long festival held each July draws visitors throughout West Michigan for a carnival, tons of live entertainment, kids activities and food! This is a time when the Sparta area celebrates its Town & Country heritage through this exciting community event in downtown Sparta! Check out www.spartafair.com for event details.
Harvest On The Ridge
September 21, 2013
Festival celebrating the Harvest Season with Sparta Area Farm Market Tours, Art Contests, Food Events, and much more! This inspirational event is brought to the community to celebrate our Agricultural heritage and to educate our youth about “where” our food comes from. With fun games, food, and celebrations, join us to celebrate what is produced locally. There are many free and fun family activities throughout the day!
Check out the spook-tacular events in Sparta on October 31st! Kids Costume Parade, Spook House, Fire Department Kids Carnival, Pet Costume Contest, and more!
Shop Sparta Event
Join in on the Friday before Thanksgiving for a hometown shopping experience of strolling through downtown, the horse and carriage rolling by, shoppers bustling to the shops on Main Street. This traditional Christmas shopping event is the perfect place to make the most of the 3/50 challenge in Sparta: to spend $50 in three hometown businesses on Christmas Gifts that you don’t want to see out of business. Take the Challenge with us!
Celebrate the holiday with downtown Sparta’s Old Fashioned Christmas. A family fun event with activities including a Santa Workshop Party, Santa pictures, Pet Night with Santa, Santa Express Train, and Kid’s Santa Parade!
Christmas Eve Horse Drawn Trolley Rides
Experience a true Old Fashioned Christmas with horse drawn trolley rides for luminary tours on Christmas Eve in downtown Sparta from 6-9 pm at the Sparta Fire Department!