The zoo has re-opened its doors.
Spend an afternoon checking out the “fantastic creatures” of John Ball Zoo or wake up early for an outdoor fitness session followed by coffee in igloos at Outside Coffee Co. You can also help The Mitten celebrate its sixth birthday, hear from area storytellers spinning tales for national Telebration, and check out winter fashions from Burton during a runway show at The BOB.
As fall brings crisp weather, fallen leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, turn your resting witch face upside down and enjoy autumn to its fullest. Sipping cider, celebrating Día de los Muertos and running away from zombies are just a handful of the fall-tastic events that the whole family can participate in this October.
This July in Grand Rapids is packed full of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy! We found five fantastic events that will make your summer even better. Just don’t forget your sunscreen!
If we had to choose one word to describe our top picks for this weekend, it would be “unique.” From John Ball Zoo’s annual fundraiser to Funky Buddha’s take on the triathalon, there’s nothing ordinary about this weekend in Grand Rapids.
Dig out your swim trunks this weekend. You read that right. Grand Rapidians will take a dip to raise money for the Special Olympics. You can also bundle up for the annual outdoor Winter Beer Festival.
Harmony Hall is partnering with John Ball Zoo to pay tribute to one of the zoo’s newest additions, in Grand Rapids fashion: through beer.
The zoo’s newest (and possibly cutest) resident makes his debut this weekend.
John Ball Zoo announced today the birth of a white-faced saki monkey earlier this week.
John Ball Zoo is getting a new resident later this summer.