From the award-winning downtown to the white sandy beaches, fall in love with Holland's small town charm and big city amenities. Dine along the waterfront or at a cozy café. Climb to the top of a sand dune or the top of a windmill. Shop for a pair of running shoes or a pair of wooden shoes. Attend a world famous festival or a neighborhood art fair. Explore a quaint Dutch village or a modern college campus. It's all here, it's All About Holland.
2014 All About Holland highlights
• Turn to this issue's Four Seasons of Fun! article for the inside scoop on exciting events happening throughout the area, throughout the year. While most recognize Holland for the annual Tulip Time event, Holland is home to more than fifty festivals and events.
Every Spring the girls get away to Holland for the annual Girlfriends Weekend, a weekend full of all things women love...shopping, dining, entertainment and more!
The warm summer weather welcomes many happenings throughout the area, including the Thursday night Street Performers Series; Vintage Car Club Cruise; Art in the Park; Vintage Boat Show; and the Saturday Chef Series at the Farmer's Market.
Fall in Holland isn't just for watching the leaves change color it's also for celebrating the Latino culture while watching film, admiring art and enjoying to music during the annual Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival.
In the winter, Holland sets the scene for the holidays with the European Open-Air Kerstmarkt and Dutch WinterFest. But don't miss the annual Downtown Shopping Jam or Up On the Rooftops Tour.
• With so many outdoor activities in the Holland area it's easy to get outdoors. All About Holland makes it easy to find the best places to get active and enjoy the great outdoors.
County Trails and Sports Parks are perfect for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ice skating.
Take a hike or ride a bike. The parks and trails are great for hiking, and All About Holland shares ideas of the 150 miles of paved bike paths in the area.
Explore acres of outdoor grandeur at the Holland area nature centers, along with special programs that explore the area's wildlife, wetlands and wilderness.
Read about the most stunning view of Lake Michigan, Lake Macatawa and Big Red Lighthouse, Mount Pisgah and how many steps you have to climb to get there.
Holland is a great spot for fishing year-round. All About Holland makes it easy to find your 'catch-of-the-day' with information on fishing charters, lake excursions and more.
The magazine also includes a list of where to make a hole-in-one and what beaches are best for making sandcastles!
• All About Holland makes it easy to explore the community including downtown and two delightful neighborhood shopping areas - South Shore Village and Washington Square.
Delight in one-of-a-kind specialty shops, galleries and eateries while enjoying the warmth and charm of the community in the award-winning downtown.
The charming area known as South Shore Village offers everything from fitness to flowers and fresh eats. Enjoy the life-size murals painted on the sides of many of the businesses.
A century-old neighborhood, Washington Square, has retained its old-world charm. The eclectic offerings include a full-service day spa, art gallery, wool shop, cozy cafes and eateries, and more.
• Eating local in West Michigan is not just a trend, it's a way of life. Eat Local shares the a taste of the agricultural products of the area, Hops and Grapes share the stories of the blossoming beer city Holland is becoming with three distinct breweries, two distilleries and a tasting room. In addition, a guide to tasteful dining is also included.
• And there's more...
a celebration of Dutch heritage,
a sampling of family fun, museums, and shopping,
maps to enjoy Holland's outdoor art, and getting around the Holland area,
a directory of where to stay, and
resources to plan an event, relocate to Holland, and more!
To request a copy of the free magazine, visit www.holland.org, or call (800) 506-1299.