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10 Things to Do this Weekend: May 19th-21st

10 Things to Do May 19th-21stThere are a lot of options for things to do this weekend…both inside and out. Everything from new art exhibits, to charity walks and runs, to carnivals and festivals! Get out and enjoy West Michigan this weekend.

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

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Friday, May 19th, 2017 – Various locations and times

Celebrate Bike to Work Day by hopping on your bicycle and pedaling into work.



John Ball Park, 1300 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, May 19th, 2017 – 12:00 Noon-11:00 pm
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 12:00 Noon-11:00 pm
Sunday, May 21st, 2017 – 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm

There will be carnival rides all weekend long. There will also be a Food and Beer Tent serving WestFest Pale Ale, crafted by The Mitten Brewing Co. especially for WestFest! The Classic Car Show is on Saturday, May 20 from 3 pm-5 pm!



Well House, 600 Cass Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Check out a wide variety of vegetable and herb plants for sale, all grown by their tenants and staff. Plus live music, food, beer tent, and kids activities!






Walk MS: Grand Rapids 2017
Aquinas College, Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center, 1580 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 10:00 AM

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise…we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.


4th Annual Nana’s 5k Walk/Run
Rosa Parks Circle 155 Monroe Ave Grand Rapids MI
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 10:45 am-12:00 Noon

Nana’s Run is the creation of the event chairpersons, Cassandra DeVos Thorndill and Sydney DeVos. The race is a tribute to their beloved maternal grandmother Char VanderLaan, affectionately called Nana, who passed away on March 7, 2014 after battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Since Nana VanderLaan was diagnosed with ALS in October 2013, the DeVos granddaughters have made a commitment to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds that will support patient and physician education, ALS patients and their families, and ongoing research within Michigan.


Karner Blue Butterfly Family Fun Run & 5k
Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 1:30 pm-5:00 pm

Run along the Millennium Park Trails and enjoy the rich natural resources, featuring unique habitats and large natural areas for wildlife to thrive. Proceeds promote efforts to protect the endangered Karner blue butterfly. The Karner blue butterfly is a small blue butterfly which was once found in significant numbers in Michigan.



Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 through Sunday, August 27th, 2017

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is pleased to announce The Art of Rube Goldberg, an exhibition that celebrates the groundbreaking artwork of one of the most influential cartoon illustrators of the twentieth century. The Art of Rube Goldberg chronicles all aspects of the artist’s seventy-two-year career, from his earliest published drawings and iconic inventions to his Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoons and beyond.



Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417
Saturday, May 20th , 2017 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 21st, 2017 – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Great Lakes Kite Festival is the largest of its kind in the Midwest featuring over 25 flyers from throughout the U.S. and Canada. World-famous stunt kite fliers perform to music on the center flying field while kites larger than a school bus hover just to the south. You can even bring your own kite to fly on the open flying field at the north end of the event, or test fly the year’s newest kites on one of the manufacturer’s fields.



Various Heritage Hill Homes & Buildings
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, May 21st, 2017 – 12:00 pn-6:00 pm

The 48th annual Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes opens doors to seven restored private houses and four historic public buildings. Enjoy seeing one of the country’s largest urban historic districts in its spring bloom.



Family Friends Veterinary Hospital and Pet Care Center, 6555 28th St SE Grand Rapids MI
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Join Family Friends Veterinary Hospital and Pet Care Center for the 11th annual Bulldog Bash. Games and food will be provided. Kids and Bulldogs are welcome! Parking will be located in the D&W parking lot.



Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

A unique celebration showcasing barbecue from leading pit masters, hand-crafted cocktails from select Michigan distilleries and live music from hometown favorites, including Vox Vidorra, Mid-Life Crisis and Fast Hands Blues Band. All proceeds benefit Hospice of Michigan’s Open Access program, ensuring care to all who need it, regardless of ability to pay.



Sunday, May 21st, 2017 – 1:00 pm & 4:30 pm
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The wildly popular PBS KIDS® television show, WILD KRATTS, is coming to the live stage. Animated Kratt Brothers Martin and Chris “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story.


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