About Us

The Grand Rapids Zine Fest is an annual zine festival first held on August 24th, 2013.  This one-day event celebrates the self-publishing culture in West Michigan, providing a space for zinesters to share and sell their work.

Every year we strive to make the fest a thoughtful event where everyone feels welcome.  The 2022 fest is August 27th at Fountain Street Church from 12-6pm.

In 2021 we had over 400 attendees and 50 local and regional exhibitors! Admission is always free. The GRZF is not for profit, and our event succeeds due to participants, donations, and volunteers! 


The fest is organized by Sara Chittenden. Sara thanks Austin Knight, her friends and family, and the zine community for their help and support!

2022 poster by Maddison Chaffer

2021 poster by Anna Lisa Schneider
2019 poster by Jasmyn Arnold
2018 poster by Kim Nguyen
2016 poster by Rayne Klar
2015 poster by Francie VanHoven
2014 poster by Rachel McKay
2013 poster by John Porcellino