The weather is a little more comfortable this weekend. Time to get out and enjoy our autumn weather. We have festivals, walks, a chance to break a world record, concerts and 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

    Cost: Free

    A lot of people said it was just too hot to come downtown for ArtPrize last weekend… So this weekend it’s time to catch up! 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

    Oktoberfest West Michigan 2017

    John Ball Park, 1300 Fulton W., Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Friday, September 29th, 2017 - 5:00 pm-11:00 pm

    Saturday, September 30th, 2017 - 12:00 Noon-11:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission. Tokens required for food and beer

    It is Grand Rapids' only Bier Fest. The Edelweiss Club Grand Rapids' Oktoberfest West Michigan festival is once again heading to John Ball Park for two days of great food, drinks, and games for the whole family! Music, games, prizes, dancing...it's an Oktoberfest you'll only get this side of Bavaria! They are also teaming up again with Kids' Food Basket, with a portion of our proceeds going to feed hungry kids across West Michigan! It's free to get in, but costs $5 to get into the beer tent. Tokens are required for beer/food! (ATMs will be available.)

  • 3

    GR Symphony - Harry Potter

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

    Friday, September 29th, 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, September 30th, 2017 - 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $18.00

    The Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra will be performing to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. CineConcerts brings the beloved film to life with a live symphony orchestra performing John Williams` iconic score. Immerse yourself in the magic as you watch a house elf make trouble, a car fly, a giant talking spider, a mysterious diary and much more set to the music you know and love.

  • 4

    West Michigan Tour deCure

    Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave., SW, Walker, MI 49534

    Saturday, September 30th, 2017 - 7:00 am-3:00 pm

    Cost: Registration Fee $35.00

    The West Michigan Tour de Cure is a fundraising event for cyclists of all skill levels, and includes a new walking route for everyone! Fully supported routes range from a 2 mile walk to 10, 30 and 62 mile rides. Everyone will come together for a post-ride and post-walk festival at Millennium Park, featuring live music, great food, family activities and community support. Walkers and Riders who are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are encouraged to register as a “Red Rider” or a “Red Strider.”

  • 5

    Grand Rapids Heart Walk

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

    Saturday, September 30th, 2017 - 8:00 am-12:00 Noon

    Cost: Free

    The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family.

  • 6

    Nothing Bundt Cakes Walk

    Calder Plaza, 300 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 9:00 am

    Cost:  Free

    Consumers Credit Union and Nothing Bundt Cakes will attempt to host the world’s largest cake walk to benefit Kids’ Food Basket. They aim to nearly double the previous world record of 280 participants by bringing 500 people to Calder Plaza during ArtPrize. What is a cake walk? It’s a cross between musical chairs and bingo. Participants walk around a pattern of numbered squares while music plays. When the music stops -- so do the players. A random number is then announced. The person standing on that numbered square wins a prize. Once a person has won, they have completed their cake walk journey. Registration starts at 9:00 am. The Cake Walk will start at 10:11 am and will last about 30 minutes.

     

  • 7

    Grand Rapids Record & CD Show

    Westgate Bowling Center (Banquet Room), 4486 Alpine Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49321

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: $1

    Dealers from the midwest and beyond will be selling Vinyl Records, LP's, 45's, 78's, CD's, Books, Tapes, Videos, Music Memorabilia and more!! Rock, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Prog, Metal, Country and more - truly something for everyone's musical taste and collection. There will be drawings for 2 - $50.00 "Record Show Cash" Certificates!

  • 8

    Sounds of Grunge - Tributes to Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, and STP

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

    Saturday, September 30th, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $12.00

    Featuring Big Bang Baby, a Stone Temple Pilots Tribute and Sounds of Grunge, Tributes to Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, and STP.

  • 9

    1st Annual ArtPrize Street Party

    Sundance Grill, 151 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, October 1st, 2017 - 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    Sundance Grill is hosting their 1st Annual ArtPrize Street Party with Local First. They will have craft cocktails from Long Road Distillers and craft beer from local favorite Founders Brewing. The official ArtPrize beer, Green Zebra, will be served along with All Day IPA. Drop 35 will be playing your favorite hits, so come enjoy the ArtPrize Street Party during one of the largest art competitions in the world! 15% of all outside sales will go directly to the American Red Cross to help the victims of the recent hurricanes.

  • 10

    ZZ Top

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

    Sunday, October 1st, 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $49.50

    ZZ Top is set to rock DeVos Performance Hall. ZZ Top, also known as "That Little Ol' Band From Texas," lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.