City Announces 2021 International Festival of Holland

HOLLAND, MI – West Michigan residents can travel the world without even packing a suitcase at the International Festival of Holland on Saturday, August 21st, 11:30 am to 9:00 pm, at the Holland Civic Center Place. This free, family-friendly community event includes award-winning performers, hands-on children’s activities, a marketplace of global goods and food trucks offering international cuisine.

The International Festival of Holland is brought to you by the City of Holland’s International Relations Commission (IRC) and the International Festival Advisory Board.

“Our vision for the 2021 International Festival of Holland is to celebrate the variety of cultures living, working, and playing in our community and to create awareness of others,” said Alissa Wilson, IRC chair. “We feel the best way to do this is through everyone’s favorite things: food and music. Please join us on August 21st for the 2021 International Festival of Holland!”

The IRC is releasing a 20 Day Countdown to the International Festival, which offers activities individuals and families can do to learn about our global community, help promote the festival, and build momentum for the big day. Follow the 20 Day Countdown on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by searching for International Festival of Holland.

The International Festival of Holland is supported by Midwest Communications WHTC 1450 AM and 99.7 FM & Van 92.7, the Gentex Corporation, Flagstar Foundation, Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Haworth, Quincy Street, Inc., Benteler, LG Energy Solution Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College Lakeshore Campus, the Brooks Family Fund, the West Michigan Lakeshores Association of Realtors, Elzinga & Volkers, and the World Affairs Council of West Michigan. The Festival is also supported through grants from Michigan Humanities, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit for a list of all sponsors and for additional sponsorship opportunities.

About the International Relations Commission (IRC)
Established in 1993, the International Relations Commission has sought to build and maintain meaningful relationships between the people of Holland and the wider world through cultural, educational, and professional contact. IRC programs and events include the International Festival of Holland, Sister-City relationships with Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico, an annual film series, World Affairs Council programming, and various community programs.

About the City of Holland
The City of Holland, Michigan is a vibrant community in a beautiful lakefront setting. It is a world-class city with a small-town feel, making it one of the best places to live, work and vacation.

Holland has been recognized by Forbes Magazine and Money Magazine as one of the safest and most beautiful places in the U.S. and was voted as the “Second Happiest and Healthiest Places to Live in America” by Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. In 2015, Holland landed the number three spot on the list as one of the “10 Best Cities for Families.”