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Fred Meijer envisioned bringing a sculpture park to Grand Rapids and now nearly 25 years since Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park opened, the park is honoring its benefactor with a special exhibition, “A National Treasure: Fred Meijer, His Collection and Legacy.”
It wouldn’t be the holiday season without “The Nutcracker.” The Grand Rapids Ballet begins the first of two weekends of performances of this holiday favorite. Continue the holiday spirit with a visit to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, where you can catch a glimpse of live reindeer. If you are looking to warm up, make a reservation for tea at the New Hotel Mertens. That’s not all. Read on for more ways to spend your weekend.
Celebrate the holidays with these five fun activities taking place throughout the month!
If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit, take a trip to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park for its annual “Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World” exhibition, or visit the Muskegon Museum of Art for its annual Festival of Trees.
Get ready to cheer for the home team this weekend. The Grand Rapids Drive plays its first home game on Saturday. You can also check out local band Pink Sky when the duo plays the Grand Rapids Public Library’s Music in the Stacks series.
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.
The sweet floral scent of summer is coming to an end with the advent of fall, but at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park there is still plenty of time left to stop and smell the flowers.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the State of Michigan and the Shiga Prefecture in Japan, DisArt and Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (FMG) have teamed up to create the ArtPrize 10 exhibition, Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture.
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.