2017 International SummerFest

Saturday, August 12, 2017

You and your family are invited to Battle Creek’s International SummerFest! Experience the world in a day at its new location, ANYbodies playground located at Bailey Park. Be taken on a journey as you, your family and your friends visit with the different cultures that make up the rich tapestry that is Battle Creek.

Open to the public, this event offers a fantastic opportunity to participate and celebrate with these extraordinary cultures through delicious international foods, intriguing art, breathtaking world-class entertainment, games unique to each culture and stunning prizes. Easily accessible, Bailey Park can be reached using the City’s transit system.

This year the Battle Creek Community Foundation took the lead in refocusing the SummerFest to better represent all of Battle Creek. By placing more of an emphasis on the many cultures that reside within the city, and creating a more accessible atmosphere, the foundation hopes this festival can be a catalyst for growth and understanding between the different boroughs.

“We believe that by showcasing the many different cultures that reside in our beloved city we can help to erase some of the stereotypes and fear created by those separations.” Anna Oswalt said, Event and Experience Planner for the Battle Creek Community Foundation. “One of our core missions is to create an event that not only allows for an exciting journey through each culture but leaves each participant with a fundamental understanding of that culture as well.”

To help with this, everyone is encouraged to come out and use the special SummerFestival passport, a new feature for this year’s festival, a way to visit each culture, collect a stamp and broaden their awareness of the many groups that reside within the city. Available at no cost to the public.

The Battle Creek Community Foundation in conjunction with Voces, The City of Battle Creek, the Woman’s Co-Op, the Japanese Club of Battle Creek, the Burma Center, and CIR invite you and your family to come and experience the world in a single day. The International SummerFest, Saturday, August 12th at ANYbodies playground located at 1400 Capital Avenue, NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and will end at 5:00 p.m



Important Information

For a full list of vendors, please click here.


Interested in becoming a vendor?

Applications will be available soon.

Should you wish to sell food you will need to obtain a Temporary Food License from the Calhoun County Health Department. Also keep in mind this is a great fundraiser as all the proceeds are yours or your organization's to keep.
Download Temporary Food License

Promote your business by becoming a sponsor! Sponsorship Package will be posted soon. Call 269.962.2181 for more information.

Where is ANYbodies Playground?

ANYbodies Playground is located at 1400 Captial Avenue, NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017, on the far end of Bailey Park.



International SummerFest

Saturday, August 12th from 11:00AM – 5:00PM
ANYbodies Playground, Battle Creek, MI

This year’s festival will feature a diverse roster of local, regional, and international entertainment, food and craft vendors, kids’ inflatables zone, community services/resources, and PNC Bank’s interactive family mobile unit and display. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy this fun and enriching event!

  • Admission – FREE
  • Food & Craft – FREE
  • Inflatables Zone for Ages 2 and up – FREE


Entertainment Roster

Will be posted shortly.