Feast of the Strawberry Moon 1800's Great Lakes Fur Trade Era

June 8-9, 2019


A special thank you to our sponsors. Without them, the Feast of the Strawberry Moon would not be able to happen.

West Michigan Historical Alliance

West Michigan Historical Alliance is a non-profit who sponsors the Feast of the Strawberry Moon festival. Our mission is to explore the middle ground where all the evolved between Europeans and the Native Americans in the Great Lakes region during the pre-1800 fur trade area.


Step back in a time where you can interact with reenactors in a natural setting on Harbor Island in Grand Haven, Michigan. This family oriented event includes approximately 250 re-enactors, entertainers, demonstrators, artisans, and period vendors who provide the experience of the 18th century.

During our two-day schedule explore the history of the Native American culture, the French exploration, the English colonization and the American unification of West Michigan. Entertainment, battles and other programs occur every half hour in the center of camp. Many artisans demonstrate throughout the day, and re-enactors recreate the everyday life of the 18th century, giving visitors the chance to experience “Living History” firsthand. The sight, smells, music, games, food, and drink enforce history in an enjoyable way.

June 8-9, 2019

Harbor Island, Grand Haven MI

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

$5 single or $15 family •Free Parking

For the safety of your pets there are no animals allowed on the grounds. Gun and canon fire can disorientate animals that are not trained service animals. Please leave your pets home. Thank you!



Last years Kid’s Day for the Feast of the Strawberry Moon on Harbor Island in Grand Haven was a great success! School-aged children had an opportunity to visit the day before the event officially opend to get an inside look and a more in-depth view of the sights and sounds of life here along the banks of the Grand River from 1750 – 1800. Students will learned about voyageurs, those who paddled canoes to pick up furs; how Native Americans survived in harsh conditions making everything to meet their needs; and watched demonstrators create goods in the same fashion using the same tools available to them more than 200 years ago. This event was open to school-aged children who were accompanied by an adult.