It's the first official weekend of autumn, but the weather feels more like summer! It will be a great weekend to check out ArtPrize, head to a Harvest Fest, go back to the 80's and 90's, plan a wedding and much more! There is something for everyone on the list this weekend.

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

Click on the event title for additional information.

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    ArtPrize Nine

    Downtown Grand Rapids, MI

    Hours and locations vary

    Costs: Free

    ArtPrize Nine officially kicked off on Wednesday. Now is your chance to get out and look at the art and start voting. Round 1 voting ends on September 30th. There are 1,352 entries in this year’s ArtPrize located at more than 170 different venues in five zones around the downtown area.

  • 2

    Great Lake Cup Drone Racing Championships

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St., W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, September 22nd, 2017 - 8:00 am-10:00 pm

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - 8:00 am-10:00 pm

    Sunday, September 4th, 2017 - 8:00 am-6:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $25 for Adults, $10 for Children

    The first Great Lakes Cup Drone Racing Championship will be at the Van Andel Arena this weekend. This event will be coordinated with FPV Racing Events who is handling race sanctioning and management with MultiGP and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. This event will have a $10,000 total purse for its champions making it one of the top 10 races in the United States drone racing world. There will be a live drone light show in coordination with ArtPrize 9 above the downtown Grand Rapids skyline Friday night and Saturday night at dusk

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    Over the Edge

    Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, 201 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, September 22nd, 2017

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

    Cost: Free to watch. $1,500 to rappel down the side of the building

    Over the Edge West Michigan is a premier event for Easter Seals Michigan. Every person who raises a minimum of $1,500 will secure a place on the ropes to rappel down the Plaza Towers building downtown. Easter Seals Michigan serves and supports people with disabilities and special needs so they can successfully live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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    2017 Harvest Fest

    Various locations in downtown Rockford, MI

    Friday, September 22nd, 2017 - 11:30 am-11:00 pm

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - 8:00 am-11:00 pm

    Sunday, September 24th, 2017 - 11:30 am-7:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    The weekend will include a Chili Cook Off, Tractor Parade, Antique Tractor Show, a Classic Car Show, Beer Tents, Live Music, Museum Attic Sale, Rockford Rotary Barbecue, Rockford United Methodist Church Pancake Breakfast, Corner Bar Land with Children’s activities, a Petting Zoo & Pony Rides, Children’s Costume Contest, Coloring Contest, Kid’s Tractor Pull, Movies on the Rogue and Trick or Treating.

  • 5

    Fall Bridal Show of West Michigan

    DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, September 22nd, 2017 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - 11:00 am-3:00 pm

    Cost: $10

    Brides, Grooms, Moms and Friends…come celebrate your special day! Plan your wedding all under one roof. There will be Fashion Shows, Wedding Gowns, Bridal Party Dresses, Mother Gowns, Men’s Tuxedos & Suits, Floral & Décor, Cakes & Gourmet Desserts, Photography & Videography, Honeymoon Travel & Destination Weddings and anything else you may need to plan your wedding.

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    Grand Rapids Symphony’s Tribute to the Music of Fleetwood Mac

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, September 22nd, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Sunday, September 24th, 2017 - 3:00 pm

    Cost: $18 general admission, $5 students

    Experience the music of Fleetwood Mac with tribute band “Landslide” and the Grand Rapids Pops performing “Go Your Own Way”, “Landslide”, “Dreams”, “Gypsy”, and more. Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt leads the Fox Motors Pops tribute to the Music of Fleetwood Mac.

  • 7

    3rd Annual West Side Walk for Gilda’s Club

    Gilda’s Club, 1806 Bridge St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    West Side Walk for Gilda’s Club is a fall pledge, 1.5 mile walk event and community open house/block party that will start and end at Gilda’s Club. Free registration opens at 11 am, the walk begins at Noon, and the Block Party will run from 1-2 pm. The West Side walk is designed to engage anyone interested in walking, regardless of their level of fitness. After the walk, Gilda’s Club invites everyone to stay for a Block Party featuring information about - and tours of - Gilda’s Club, various West Side vendors, and family friendly activities.

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    The Wall that Heals

    Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - 12:00 Noon-8:30 pm

    Sunday, September 24th, 2017 - Closing Ceremony at 3:00 pm

    Cost: Free Tickets available

    The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Grand Valley State University welcomes The Wall That Heals which was built in 1996 by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. The Wall will be on display to the public at Fifth Third Ballpark. Free tickets are available at Family Fare, D&W stores and Forest Hills Foods. Parking on Saturday is $5.

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    Mega 80’s

    The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $12

    Come enjoy music of the 80’s with all of your friends. An 80’s tribute band will play many of your favorites as you relive the 80s.

  • 10

    The Original Back to the Nineties Party

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - 9 pm-Sunday, September 24th, 2017 - 2:00 am

    Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door

    The Original Back to the 90s Party is coming to 20 Monroe Live. DJ Composition from Magic 104.9 will be one of the DJs. Dress up like you’re back in the 90s and listen to all of your favorites songs from the decade.