Kids will get a chance next week to explore a group of special vehicles that power some of the city’s biggest jobs.
The Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host its fourth-annual Meet the Machines event under the Market Shed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 23.
Attendees will be able to get “up close and personal” to learn about big and interesting vehicles, including a police cruiser, police Segway and two special response team vehicles from the Grand Rapids Police Department.
Also on display will be an ambulance, a Grand Rapids Forestry bucket truck and chipper, a Pioneer Construction crane and dump truck, the Kent District Library Bookmobile and a pace car from Berlin Raceway.
Before or after the outdoor fun, market guests are invited to take a break from the sirens and big machines to cool off and grab lunch or shop inside the Market Hall.
Photo: Courtesy Downtown Market.