THINGS TO DO IN GRAND RAPIDS THIS WEEKEND

Oct. 23-25, 2020

Courtesy Coppercraft Distillery

FEATURED EVENT

Lions on the Lawn

Sunday

Coppercraft Distillery and Pik-Nik are partnering to host a tailgating event at Studio Park for this  week’s Detroit Lions game. The Lions will face the Atlanta Falcons. Guests will be able to watch the game on the Studio Park Celebration Cinema’s outdoor piazza big screen. Yard games, giveaways, and a halftime show performance by local artist The Hacky Turtles are also included in the event.

Tickets are $200 for a lawn space that may seat up to five people. Smaller groups are welcome to attend, but must purchase the entire space at full cost to ensure proper physical safety. The ticket price does include an exclusive game day basket from Pik-Nik containing pretzels with cheese dip, meat and cheese beer nuts and popcorn in servings meant for five to share. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by One Twenty Three Tavern and Baldy’s Smoked Meats.

Extended Black Owned Business Showcase

Friday and Saturday

Following the success of its first Black Owned Business Showcase, the Woodland Mall in partnership with Robinson’s Popcorn has extended the event for another run this weekend. Shoppers will be able to visit 40+ Black owned businesses from around the Grand Rapids area.Vendors will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cardio Fitness party

Saturday

At 10 a.m. at the Vander Mill restaurant, Sweatnet Grand Rapids will host a cardio fitness party with instructors Scott Hamilton and Mikey Winslow. The exercise will consist of guided dance-cardio sequences in sync with music and will provide a full-body workout. Guests of all levels of fitness and skill are welcome. Afterwards, Vander Mill will offer a brunch special and $1 off all orders. Mask-wearing and social-distancing policies apply.

HMD Boo-tique Pumpkin Painting Party

Sunday

From 1-3 p.m. the HMD Boutique in Ada will hold a pumpkin painting and dance party intended for dancers aged three to nine, with parents asked to stick around for dancers of ages five and younger. Pumpkin painting will take place outside. Dancing will happen outside as long as weather permits, but may be moved indoors.

The event costs $40, which includes a pumpkin, decorating supplies, a Halloween-themed dance lesson, a specialty Halloween treat from the boutique’s shop and a personalized shopping experience where guests will receive 10% off the boutique’s ballet basics line. Those looking to attend will need to pre-register ahead of time.

Cheers to One Year of Beer!

Saturday

From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Third Nature Brewing Company of Rockford will celebrate its one year anniversary. The day’s events include a tailgate-inspired food menu available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a toast to one year of brewing at 1 p.m. and live music from local artists from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. College football will play on the brewery’s televisions all day. Outside the building, guests will be able to play yard Jenga and BYOB (bring your own bags) cornhole. Reservations are encouraged and can be made here.

Feral Fall Hike

Saturday 

Feral Yogi will hold a special fall hike event at 10 a.m. Guests will embark on a two hour, 2.25 mile hike along the Grand River in Ada. 45 minutes of yoga training, split into three 15 minute sessions, will also be offered throughout the experience. The event is suitable for people of all levels of skill and experience. The cost is $38 per person, and space is limited. More details are available on the event page.

Spooky Sculpture Walk

Saturday

Meijer Gardens will offer a family-friendly Halloween-themed sculpture walk in two hour-long sessions: one from 11 a.m. to noon, and another from 2-3 p.m. The walk will take place in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden and feature a guide to help guests look closely at the pieces and study the concept of mood in each one. The event is included with a membership or normal admission ticket.

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