After you’ve eaten all the turkey, stuffing and pie you can handle, head out to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you’re in the mood to shop or dance, Grand Rapids is ready to make the holiday season jolly with plenty of fun events.
Get in the holiday spirit or take flight with dragons this weekend in GR. You can also join the celebration of a 10-year-old favorite, attend a performance by contestants from one of the most popular reality TV shows and in classic Beer City fashion, learn about how some of the city’s favorite brews got their distinct flavors. This weekend is jam-packed with events you won’t want to miss.
Now that Halloween has come and gone and the first snowfall has passed, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. Whether it’s comfort food, exercise or Christmas shopping to get you in the mood for the upcoming holidays, Grand Rapids has something for everyone this weekend.
Touch casts of a narwhal tusk, the lower jaw of Gigantopithecus (an extinct group of apes) and a life-size reproduction of the talon of a Haast’s eagle at Grand Rapids Public Museum’s latest exhibition and learn about the mythical creatures these artifacts stoked.
Kids aren’t the only ones going back-to-school in September. The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is hosting its Beer Explorer’s Back-to-Beer-School program, which will highlight beers from six local breweries.
On Monday, Aug. 21 the moon will block out the sun creating a total solar eclipse in parts of the United States. While Grand Rapids viewers will only see a partial solar eclipse due to the city’s geographic placement, the view is still supposed to be spectacular.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is combining puzzles and craft beer on Tuesday, Aug. 15 in a special Beer Explorers event.
Starting Monday, the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Chaffee Planetarium is offering music laser light shows every day this week.