THINGS TO DO IN GRAND RAPIDS THIS WEEKEND

August 19-21

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Yassou! Greek Festival

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will host its annual Yassou! Greek Festival in celebration of Greek Orthodox culture. The festival will feature homemade authentic Greek food and desserts, live music by Oneiro, dancing and cooking demonstrations. The three-day festival is $3 to attend, and children ages 12 and under get in free. 

 

 

Local Artist Market

Saturday

Pharmhouse Wellness will host an artist market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 831 Wealthy St. SW, featuring over 35 local artists, with wares ranging from books to paintings and clothing. This 21+ only event will be the last of Pharmhouse’s summer artist markets and will feature comfort food, a DJ and local cannabis giveaways. 

Family Tie-Dye Party

Saturday

Kent County Veterans Services is hosting a tie-dyeing event for veterans and their families from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at 836 Fuller Ave. NE in Grand Rapids. This is a free event, and T-shirts for dyeing will be provided.

Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra

Sunday

The Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. at Golden Age at Creston Brewery, 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE in Grand Rapids. This event is free, with food and drinks available for purchase. 

Country Night

Friday

The Grand Celebration Center will host Country Night with music, food and line dancing at 5 p.m., 925 4 Mile Road NW in Comstock Park. Admission to the event is $10 at the door. A happy hour will take place from 5-6 p.m. 

India Day Celebration

Friday-Saturday

The Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Foundation is hosting India Day, a free family event celebrating Indian culture starting at 6 p.m. Friday at Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St. NW in Grand Rapids. The celebration will feature food, merchandise vendors, guest appearances by Indian Bollywood actress Bhagyashree and actor Abhimanyu Dassani, musical performances by Aisha, Bollywood singer Mayuri, DJ Ankit, DJ Amit and more.

The Ryne Experience

Saturday

The Ryne Experience is scheduled to perform with guests Lazy Genius and August at 7 p.m. at The Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce Ave. SW in Grand Rapids. Tickets start at $13 in advance and are available here.  

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