Experience Living History

The Feast of the Strawberry Moon is a two-day event scheduled with activities for the entire family. Explore the history of the Native American culture, the French exploration, the English colonization and the American unification of West Michigan.

Feel the Thrill of Battle

Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of battle in the 18th century. Live the thrill of battle through live reenactments.

Live Entertainment

Enjoy live entertainment the whole family including performances by Grand Haven’s High School music group GOTAK, and music, dance, and history programs by Wally Ewing.

18th Century Living

Learn about life in the 18th century with live demonstrations and hands-on activities. Experience the sights, smells, music, games, food, and drink in an enjoyable way.

Postponed due to COVID-19

Sat:9am-5pm / Sun:9am-4pm

Harbor Island – Grand Haven, Michigan

The Feast of the Strawberry Moon is made possible each year through the generous support of our sponsors. We appreciate their kindness and extend a heartfelt thank you for continued assistance in furthering our mission. 

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West Michigan Historical Alliance

The mission of the West Michigan Historical Alliance is to provide educational opportunities about the world of Europeans & Native Americans in the Great Lakes Region pre-1800’s fur trade era. WMHA is the host to the annual Feast of the Strawberry Moon Festival, a celebration of this fur trade era.

WE PROVIDE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

The Feast of the Strawberry Moon is a two-day event scheduled with activities for the entire family. Explore the history of the Native American culture, the French exploration, the English colonization and the American unification of West Michigan through entertainment, battle re-enactments and various scheduled programs throughout the encampment. Skilled artisans demonstrate wood carving, furniture making, blacksmithing, and spinning continually throughout the event. Families are immersed in the 17th Century living history experience as they explore the camp, listen to the beautiful sound of period music, smell the campfires and cooking foods, watch military battle re-enactments, and shop at various merchant tents.

Feast of the Strawberry Moon

2019

Live Entertainment

Enjoy live entertainment for the whole family.

Special Musical Performances

GOTAK, a musical group from GHHS, will be performing Celtic music throughout the weekend.

Family Entertainment
with Wally Ewing

A fun-filled family program
combining living history, music, & dance focusing on life as a voyageur during the Fur Trade Era.

Special Programs and Activies

Saturday afternoon a wedding will be held at the Entertainment Tent. The bride and groom will exchange vows in an authentic 18th Century
wedding. Everyone is invited to attend this truly unique ceremony and learn about weddings during the colonial period.
A special proclamation ceremony to commemorate our 20th Anniversary will be held honoring those
responsible for bringing this event to life 20 years ago.

Shopping

Saturday afternoon a wedding will be held at the Entertainment Tent. The bride and groom will exchange vows in an authentic 18th Century
wedding. Everyone is invited to attend this truly unique ceremony and learn about weddings during the colonial period.
A special proclamation ceremony to commemorate our 20th Anniversary will be held honoring those
responsible for bringing this event to life 20 years ago.

Postponed due to COVID-19

Sat:9am-5pm / Sun:9am-4pm

Harbor Island – Grand Haven, Michigan

A Feast Just for Kids

Our popular Kids day will not be happening this year. We apologize and look forward to having it again next year.

School-aged children have the opportunity to visit the day before the event officially opens to interact with participants in a more in-depth experience. Students learn about voyageurs, those who paddled canoes to pick up furs; how Native Americans survived in harsh conditions making everything to meet their needs; and watching artisan demonstrations creating goods with tools available more than 200 years ago. This event is open to school-age children accompanied by an adult and pre-registered.

A Feast Just for Kids

School-aged children have the opportunity to visit the day before the event officially opens to interact with participants in a more in-depth experience. Students learn about voyageurs, those who paddled canoes to pick up furs; how Native Americans survived in harsh conditions making everything to meet their needs; and watching artisan demonstrations creating goods with tools available more than 200 years ago. This event is open to school-age children accompanied by an adult and pre-registered.

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The mission of the West Michigan Historical Alliance is to provide educational opportunities about the world of Europeans & Native Americans in the Great Lakes Region pre-1800’s fur trade era. WMHA is the host to the annual Feast of the Strawberry Moon Festival, a celebration of this fur trade era.

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