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.
If the fall air has you thinking about cozying up indoors, don’t! Head out and fill your belly with the season’s most delicious comfort foods. Visit the Downtown Market on Friday, where vendors will be offering samples of their “fall favorites.” Later that night, Local First is bringing together restaurants from across the city for Fork Fest.
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.
We’re giving you several reasons to get out of bed on Saturday morning as well as one fun reason to stay up late that night!
Festival of the Arts promises enough, art, food and entertainment to pack your whole weekend, but we found a few more fun activities to keep you busy as well.
Head out to Holland this weekend for the final days of Tulip Time or stay in Grand Rapids and get your glow on at Eve’s annual black light festival. You can also do some last minute shopping on Sunday for mom at Vintage Street Market.
Dancing, comedy, food & drinks, this weekend Grand Rapids has something for everyone to enjoy, even those of you who’d rather stay home and read a book on your Saturday night.
Grand Rapids should be thawing out this weekend after last weekend’s ice storm, so it’s the perfect time to unfold yourself from the couch and change out of your sweats. The Beatle’s Tribute Band will be in town playing tunes from 1964 at DeVos Performance Hall, while Akeelah & the Bee opens at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.