Hundreds of people are drawn to the small town of Coloma every year for the Glad-Peach Festival. The annual celebration of one of southwest Michigan’s sweet summer fruits keeps visitors coming back by offering fun for the entire family.
It remains a stable in the region’s series of festivals, and I congratulate the organizers for 44 years of family entertainment.
This year’s festival is Aug. 5-7 and features parades, two stages of free live music, 10K and 5K runs, a carnival of rides and games, an arts and crafts show, a car show with more than 150 cars, fireworks and the famous Peach Pit Spit.
Beyond entertainment, the festival serves up some of the best food Michigan has to offer.
Thank you to the volunteers who make possible the three days of food and fun, and to the visitors who make it a success.
I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the festivities. Some highlights to remember are:
• Aug. 5: Carnival and arts show open; Prince and Princess Coronation; Youth Parade
• Aug. 6: 10K and 5K Runs and Bike events; 44th Annual Glad-Peach Festival Parade; Peach Pit Spit; Fireworks Show
• Aug. 7: Car Show; Ultimate Air Dog Competition finals.
For more information, please visit www.colomapeachfest.com.