Home, garden and boat show coming to Muskegon’s convention center


MUSKEGON, MI – A home, garden and boat show is coming to Muskegon’s downtown convention center this weekend.

The Muskegon Lakeshore Home, Garden + Boat Show will be Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, at the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center, 460 W. Western Avenue.

More than 60 exhibitors will be on hand with everything from windows and garage doors to furniture and landscaping and, of course, boats.

There also will be Saturday seminars on such topics as floral arranging, buying your first home, cooking, boater safety and interior painting.

Tickets to the event, hosted by the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, are $8 and available by clicking here.

The show’s hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The schedule for seminars, which will be held on the center’s lower level on Saturday, is as follows:

  • 11-11:30 a.m., First Time Home Buyer. Dos and don’ts, what to expect from your lender and steps to pursue in purchasing your first home will be covered by a representative from Fifth Third Bank.
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hand-Tied Floral Design. Instructions on how to combine flowers from your garden with items purchased from a florist shop to create a hand-tied bouquet will be offered by a representative from Chalet Floral.
  • 1-1:30 p.m., Paint Your Room Like a Professional. A live painting demonstration from Fresh Coat Painters will cover such topics as how to choose materials, preparing the space and how to properly apply a coat of paint.
  • 1:45-2:15 p.m., Spice Up Your Life with Kaja’s Flavor. A cooking demonstration and tasting will be provided by Kaja’s Flavor using their hand-blended spices.
  • 2:30-3 p.m., Boater’s Safety. Boater safety and Michigan boating laws will be covered by this presentation from the Freedom Boat Club.
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m., Build a Beautiful Bouquet. Flower care and floral design techniques will be demonstrated by representatives from Chalet Floral with participants creating floral arrangements to take home.

For a list of exhibitors and map of exhibitors, click here.

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