Water Festivals

No Water No Beer Festivals
River City Water Festival
Clinton River Water Festival
Grand River Water Festival
Macatawa Water Festival
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

The 2017 No Water No Beer Festivals!


Sponsored by the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA)
and the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association (MI-AWWA)


3 dates/locations to choose from - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

The members of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) are excited to host a night dedicated to celebrating the value of water!

Tickets to the event are limited due to seating capacity and cost $20 per person. Tickets include your admission to the event, light appetizers and a welcome package including (2) drink tickets, a souvenir pint glass, vendor/water awareness swag as well as chances to win additional prizes during the event.

Several locations and dates have been designated, so choose the one that works best for you and come join the fun! Presentations will be rotated throughout the evening, so come join us even if it is only for an hour or two. We hope to see everyone there!

Sponsorship opportunities are also available!

River City Water Festival  - Saturday, March 25, 2017, Grand Rapids

Celebrate the Grand River!

The Third Annual River City Water Festival is a community event celebrating the Grand River and its role in shaping our city. Please join us to learn about the importance of clean water and what you can do to help. The festival is free and perfect for the entire family!

Enjoy hands-on, educational activities and learn from natural resources experts. Activities will be led by regional experts in environmental quality and water resources. By participating in presenter activities, families can receive: $1 off general museum admission, a free carousel ride, a free planetarium show, 500 mygrcitypoints, and a t-shirt.

Clinton River Water Festival - Friday, May 19, 2017, Rochester

Oakland University is pleased to welcome you and your students to the Clinton River Water Festival. We hope you and your students will find it educational and enjoyable. The importance of clean water to us, and our future, cannot be overstated. It is our hope that the Clinton River Water Festival will promote and augment many of the environmental lessons taught to children.

The 2017 Clinton River Water Festival at Oakland University will take place on May 19 and will accommodate up to 28 classes.  The Water Festival is a full day educational experience for students from Clinton River watershed community schools in Oakland County.  Students will learn about the central role water and the Clinton River plays within their region.

Grand River Water Festival - Saturday, June 24, 2017, Grand Rapids

Join us at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids.

More information to come...

Macatawa Water Festival - Saturday, July 15, 2017, Holland

For the second year in a row, the Macatawa Water Festival will be held on Holland’s Windmill Island. Over 30 community partners and sponsors will come together to offer water activities and educational experiences designed to engage both young and old to learn about restoring and preserving our lake and watershed.

People will be able to kayak, canoe, and bike around the island while exploring and learning about the great outdoors. Other activities include trout fishing (under 17 yrs old), learning about native and invasive plants, perform water quality experiments, and learn about water filtration and pollutants.

Fun games and crafts for all ages will be available in the Watershed Explorer tent. Young explorers will receive a watershed passport. As they visit and engage in the various activities, they will receive passport stamps. Once their passport is completed, they will turn it in for a prize. New this year, there will be an opportunity to learn how to upcycle and recycle and the activities surrounding upcycling.

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival - July 28 - August 6, 2017, Grand Haven

At the heart of the Coast Guard Festival is the National Memorial Service. This ceremony is held at Escanaba Park. We focus all our attention on the brave members of the United States Coast Guard, in particular those who have "passed over the bar" in the last year. Let us be thankful for their courage and always remember their bravery and commitment to America's freedom. Semper Paratus!

Would you like your event or festival listed here?
Please email us the date and details to mwea@mi-wea.org