Cottage & Lakefront Living Show - Grand Rapids
March 27-29, 2020
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2019 Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Fact Sheet

2019 Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Fact Sheet

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Andrew Alt, Publicist (616) 238-8665
Dawn Baker, Show Manager
Mike Wilbraham, Show Producer
(616) 447-2860 |


2019 Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Fact Sheet


Location:              DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Dates & Times   Admission
Friday,  March 22 Noon – 9:00 pm Adult: $12.00
Saturday,  March 23 10 am – 9:00 pm Multi-Day Ticket:  $18.00 online only
Sunday, March 24 11 am – 5 pm Children (6-14): $4.00
5 & Under: Free
Online Opening Day Ticket:  $10.00

West Michigan’s only Show completely devoted to the Cottage Lifestyle!

Hundreds of exhibitors!  We cover every aspect of life on the water!  Cottage and lakefront home builders;  realtors; seawalls, docks, and lifts; indoor and outdoor cottage-style furnishings; security systems, landscapers, cottage maintenance and service companies, and improvement and remodeling companies.

Check out all types of boats, personal watercrafts, SUPs, kayaks, canoes, plus gear for your favorite tow sports  — everything you need for more fun on the water!

Valuable seminars  led by respected experts all weekend, including Cottage Succession Planning, Charcuterie at the Cottage, Ultimate Guide to Vacation Rental Success, Manage Your Decorating/Design Project Like a Pro, Fantastic Phone Photography, and many more.

Seminars for landscaping your cottage or lakefront home by The Renegade Gardener, Don Engebretson.

Neil P. Jansen of Mika Meyers leads Cottage Succession Planning seminars.

Get expert advice on renting your property from Freshwater Vacation Rentals’ Cara Middleton.

Tiberius Images’ Russ Climie offers tips and tricks for taking Fantastic Phone Photos!

Shop the Lakefront Marketplace, a treasure trove of unique and specialty gift items and accessories.  Take a piece of the cottage home with you!  Plus, great finds abound at this year’s Cottage Art Show, an art fair featuring Michigan artists.  Wooden boat builders and other artists will be creating works of art right at  the show, every day!

Come learn sand sculpting skills from the best!  Professionals  Janet and Kirk Schrader, aka The Sandpirates, are working on “The Beach” all weekend. building a fantastic giant castle — and kids can “Storm the Castle” on Sunday!

Join us for The Dock Party, sponsored by Belvedere Vodka, Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 -8:30pm.  Come hear live music with Brandon Ward on Friday and Alistair Beerens on Saturday.  Grab a lemonade or a specialty cocktail, and enjoy! 

Browse the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association’s incredible display of beautifully restored antique wooden canoes.

What’s better than ice cream?  FREE  Ice Cream at the Beach on  Friday from 3 – 5pm.  Come get Country Dairy ice cream, put your toes in the sand, and enjoy!  If a free scoop isn’t enough, register to win Free Ice Cream for a Year from Country Dairy!

Stop by the Cottage For Sale/For Rent Board to find the perfect vacation spot, or to list your own available property!

A popular tradition returns:  the Water & Woods Photography Contest!  Enter online for your chance to win a pair of Adirondack chairs!   Entries must be submitted by March 12, 11:59pm.