Cottage & Lakefront Living Show - Grand Rapids

March 28-30, 2025

Features & Attractions

The following information is from the 2024 Show.
The 2025 Show information will be available soon.

Cottage Art Show

Meet the artists and see their metal, wood, tile and glass art.  Discover unique furnishings and even one of a kind artwork created from reclaimed materials.   The Cottage Art Show also showcases wooden and bark canoes, an art form that graces the shorelines of this Great Lake State.

Lakefront Marketplace

Decorative accessories, gourmet foods, cottage décor, handcrafted items, along with Michigan-themed merchandise will be available for purchase in a “Cash and Carry” style at the Lakefront Marketplace.

The Monroe Street Beach

Kids of all ages are invited to put their toes in the sand for the first time this season and build a sand castle at The Beach, the show’s giant sandbox.

The Sand Pirate

Join Janet Moore Schrader, The Sand Pirate, and build spectacular sculptures at The Monroe Street Beach!  Janet and her team will build magnificent structures and characters perfect for photo opportunities!


Come grab a paddle and try your hand at pickleball on the full sized court at the back of the hall provided by Purchase Green of West Michigan.

Free Ice Cream at the Beach!

On Friday, March 22nd from 3PM – 5PM enjoy FREE ice cream at the Beach, courtesy of BROWNDOG Creamery!

Yard Party

Take a moment to relax at the Yard Party!  Grab a drink and play a round of SLOTS or just grab a seat and enjoy the atmosphere.

Cottage For Sale / Rent Board

Looking for a cottage to rent for a couple weeks? Or perhaps one to buy? Check out the board at the Cottage Living Center in the Show!

If you are looking to sell or rent your lakefront property, Click Here for instructions and to fill out the submission form!

The Dock Party

Kick back, put your toes in the sand at the Monroe Street Beach, and think summer while enjoying live music and a beverage. Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd from 5-8 pm.

Water & Woods Photo Contest

Vote on the Top Ten submissions for the Water & Woods Photo Contest at the Show and the winner will receive a Waterproof Deck Box from Millers Custom Plastics!