The biggest football game of the year for Michiganders takes place this weekend when MSU and U of M kickoff against each other. So break out your maize & blue or green and white and head to your favorite sports bar to catch the game over beer and pizza.
Return to a time when dinosaurs walked the Earth this weekend with Jurassic Quest, a traveling dinosaur exhibit roaring into Grand Rapids. If you enjoy live music, you’re going to have a great weekend. Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and violinist Damian Escobar will both be in town for performances.
If you are a fan of the AMC show “The Walking Dead” head to 20 Monroe Live on Sunday night for the season nine premiere. Looking for fun family activities this weekend? Frederik Meijer Gardens is hosting Family Fall Day. You can also enjoy classical music with the Grand Rapids Symphony, create your own artwork at the GRAM or check out several local food vendors making vegetarian and vegan treats at VegFest.
ArtPrize enters its second weekend and promises plenty of activities to keep you busy. Make sure to visit your favorite venues and vote for the pieces you’d like to see take home that $200,000 grand prize. The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and Grand Rapids Symphony are just two of the area’s arts & culture organizations getting in on the ArtPrize action this weekend.
ArtPrize isn’t the only event taking place this weekend, but it certainly could keep you busy for the next four days with all of the official and unofficial events dubbed with the ArtPrize moniker.
There is so much happening in Grand Rapids this weekend it was hard to narrow it down, but hopefully, we’ve got recommendations that will suit everyone’s interests. From Actors’ Theatre’s first performance of the season to a silent disco and a new laser light show that will “rock you,” you’re sure to find something fun to do this weekend.
The hectic start of the back to school season no doubt has you dreaming about a tranquil escape. How can summer vacation have passed so quickly? We hear you! The good news, you don’t have to wait until next summer to plan your next getaway or to experience fantastic Michigan weather.
If you love HopCat’s Crack Fries (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t) this is your weekend. The local brewery’s newest location is opening at Knapp’s Corner with a big celebration. Feeling altruistic this weekend, join Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss on Saturday for the annual Grand River Clean Up.
The Labor Day holiday means an extra day to relax and unwind this weekend. Take advantage and enjoy all these fun activities taking place around the city.
Did you survive back to school week? Treat yourself to a fun weekend with one of the many events taking place in Grand Rapids. The Polish Heritage Society is hosting its annual festival while Blandford Nature Center kicks off its outdoor concert series.