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10 Things To Do this Weekend: August 4th-6th

10 Things to do August 4-6, 2017The festivals continue around West Michigan this weekend. We also have concerts, sports, extreme sports, and free root beer floats!

There are plenty of activities for all ages. No matter where you are in West Michigan there is something to do!

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

Click on the event title for additional information.


Various Locations in West Michigan
Runs through Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – Various times
Cost: Spectator Event Passes start at $10.00

The signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission, the Meijer State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability. There will be 48 different sports that will be featured. Like the Olympics, the Meijer State Games include an Opening Ceremony that allows thousands of spectators to witness the Parade of Athletes, Lighting of the Cauldron and experience great entertainment. The Opening Ceremony will be on Friday, August 4th, at 7:30 pm at the Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids.



Grand Haven, MI – Various locations
Runs through Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Cost: Varies by event

Entertainment this weekend at the Coast Guard Festival includes Who’s Bad, a Michael Jackson tribute artist on Friday. On Saturday it’s the Meijer Grand Parade, Face to Face — an Elton John and Billy Joel tribute show, and the big fireworks show. The Festival wraps up on Sunday with Worship on the Waterfront. The downtown carnival and ship tours run through Saturday.



Various Locations
Runs through Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Cost: Varies

The 3rd Annual Funky Buddha Fest is back with live music from local musicians starting Thursday, August 3 to Saturday, August 5. Flow to live music in their Easttown Studio on Thursday, then outdoors on the rooftop of 820 Monroe on Friday, and finally in Rosa Parks Circle for the Funky Buddha Fest Grand Finale on Saturday!



Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, July 28th, 2017 – 6:00 pm- 12:00 Midnight
Cost: Free

Come and watch a movie outdoors! The pre-movie entertainment begins at 6 pm, the movie “Selena” (PG) begins at 7 pm, followed by the movie “The Bodyguard” (R).



Brothers Leather Supply Co., 15 Division Ave. S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, August 5th, 2017 – 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Free

It’s the annual Sample Sale where a portion of the proceeds will go directly to Mel Trotter to support their work in downtown Grand Rapids. The sale will last until all sample products have been sold. All regular priced merchandise in the store will be 20% off (in store only).



20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, August 5th, 2017 – 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $25.00

The band Tesla is out touring once again. They have performed many times in West Michigan and are always a favorite. The band has been around since the 80’s and have had hits like “Modern Day Cowboy”, “Signs”, and “Love Song”. Over the years, the band has sold 14 million albums in the United States.



Tour starts at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 101 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, August 5th, 2017 – 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 for walk-up (if available)

It’s an evening of Grand Rapids history mixed with the paranormal world.The Ghosts of Grand Rapids Walking Tours begin and end at Veterans’ Memorial Park, cover just over a mile and take approximately 2 hours. What set the ghost of Desdemona Sweet off at the Women’s City Club? Who boiled to death in a bathtub at the former Wellington Flats? Learn about “Dead Man’s Row”. Hear the tragic history of the Browning Hotel, and many more haunted locations!!



A&W Restaurant Locations
Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – All day
Cost: Free with purchase

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day! Visit any A&W Restaurant location all day on August 6th for a free small Root Beer Float with any purchase. Donations to the Disabled American Veterans encouraged.



Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $19.00

Nitro Circus Live features 30 of the world’s best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and anything you can imagine with wheels, along with a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50 feet into the air, by the crazy Nitro daredevils. Watch the world’s biggest and most dangerous stunts, in a fully choreographed, action sports, theatrical spectacular!



20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $9.57

Fastball is one of the biggest ‘Modern Rock’ bands of the late 90’s. You might know them from such chart topping hits as “The Way” and “Out of My Head”.



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