10 Things to Do this Weekend: May 12-14
It’s a very busy weekend here in West Michigan! The Fifth Third Riverbank Run is on Saturday, the Holland Tulip Time Festival wraps up, there are several concerts, and Sunday is Mother’s Day! Here are 10 things you can do around west Michigan this weekend — both inside and out!Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Runs through Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Various locations and times around Holland, MI
The annual Tulip Time Festival is back. Along with many, many tulips there are also different events scheduled throughout the festival. Parades, runs, dances, shows, events, and carnivals.Wraping up the Festival’s parade series is one of Michigan’s most spectacular parades featuring floats, Dutch Dancers, marching bands and more! With over 4,000 participants, 170 units and the longest parade route in Michigan, the GMB Muziekparade delights thousands of spectators. It begins at 2 pm on Saturday. Later on Saturday night, at 10 pm, there will be fireworks at Kollen Park.
Streets of Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – 7:00 am
Runners will be putting on their running shoes and heading to downtown Grand Rapids this Saturday for the Fifth Third River Bank Run. There is a 5K Run, a 10K Run, a 25K Handcycle Division, a 25K Wheelchair Racing Division, a 25K Run (which includes 25K Relay), and a 5K Community Walk. The first race starts at 7 am
Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, May 14th, 2017 – 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Whether you grow bonsai or just enjoy viewing these fascinating trees, you won’t want to miss this year’s show dedicated to the art of bonsai. See bonsai small enough to fit in your hand and some too heavy to lift. New this year, a chance for you to watch bonsai artists at work — pruning, wiring, shaping and re-potting.
Caledonia Vintage Marketplace, 9968 Cherry Valley Ave. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Caledonia Vintage Marketplace offers vintage, antique, and boutique items for customers who want to add vintage design elements in their home. The store is located in a big grey Victorian home that has 5,000 square feet of vintage, antique, new, and repurposed goods. You will find over 50 different vendors, who specialize in many different vintage design styles, such as, French Gustavian, American Farmhouse, Shabby Chic, BoHo Chic, and Cottage.
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – 7:30 pm
The Total Package Tour is the group’s biggest lineup yet. Paula Abdul makes her return to the stage for a hit-fueled set that includes an incredible seven #1 hit singles. Package Tour alums Boyz II Men bring their multiplatinum-selling sound to the stage as well.
The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – 8:00 pm
The Ultimate 80’s Retro Party returns to Grand Rapids this weekend
Sunday, May 14th, 2017 – Various Locations and Times
Many restaurants will be featuring a special Mother’s Day Brunch this Sunday. Check your favorite restaurant to see what they might have scheduled. If you need a few suggestions, check out this blog post.
Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park, 2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Sunday, May 14th, 2017 – 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Special Event Climbing Tickets available for Mother’s Day! Take Mom climbing and ziplining! Come and spend part of your day outside doing something active with the wonderful ladies in your lives! Mom’s climb free when you purchase another full price climbing ticket. For more information, here is the Facebook event listing.
Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, May 14th, 2017 – 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Check out Grand Rapids’ only monthly vintage market. It happens the second Sunday of every month, starting in May, for a day of vintage shopping. According to the website: “Whether you are looking for that perfect couture vintage dress, or a hand painted vintage sideboard, the Vintage Street Market is where you’ll find that exciting treasure to complete your collection.”
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, May 14th, 2017 – 3:00 pm
The Grand Rapids Youth Symphony was formed in 1959 by the Grand Rapids Symphony as a means for Western Michigan’s most talented young musicians to rehearse and perform together under demanding professional standards. The Classical Orchestra was founded in 2000. It focuses on music literature from the Classical period. Join them for their concert on Mother’s Day.