Weekends can seem short when you are planning a family getaway. Thankfully, Grand Rapids has a lot of cool cities nearby that let families essentially enjoy a staycation while being just far enough away to promise new adventures and unique memories.
If you are sticking around Grand Rapids this weekend we’ve got a handful of fun activities to keep you busy.
There’s so much going on this weekend in Grand Rapids it was hard to choose our favorites. But we’ve done our best to narrow it down.
Head out to Holland this weekend for the final days of Tulip Time or stay in Grand Rapids and get your glow on at Eve’s annual black light festival. You can also do some last minute shopping on Sunday for mom at Vintage Street Market.
Less than two hours north of Grand Rapids and offering both a bustling downtown and miles and miles of preserved natural areas (including 28 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline), Ludington makes the perfect quick getaway for families, couples or a group of friends.
The annual Kentucky Derby race is this weekend and several West Side bars & restaurants have found a way to get in on the action. Opera Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Ballet are both debuting new performances this weekend. You’ll also have a chance to shop local this weekend with Indie Flea Day and Free Comic Book Day!
Dancing, comedy, food & drinks, this weekend Grand Rapids has something for everyone to enjoy, even those of you who’d rather stay home and read a book on your Saturday night.
Phil Palmer has spent three years painting the wildlife native to Keller Lake. He mostly sees waterfowl, but other animals scurry out of the reeds or dart across the lawn of the 40-acre Clark Retirement Community campus where he lives.
Grand Rapids should be thawing out this weekend after last weekend’s ice storm, so it’s the perfect time to unfold yourself from the couch and change out of your sweats. The Beatle’s Tribute Band will be in town playing tunes from 1964 at DeVos Performance Hall, while Akeelah & the Bee opens at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.
Head out this weekend and support a good cause. Well House and St. Cecilia Music Center are both hosting fundraisers. You can also step into downward dog and enjoy a tasty cider afterward with Flow & Cider.