This is going to be a very busy weekend with a lot of options. There is shopping to rain money for charity, a mud run, princesses, a fair and festivals. There is also music, baseball and beer. Plus, you can take your dog swimming at a city pool on Sunday!

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

Click on the event title for additional information.


  • 1

    Hudsonville Community Fair

    Hudsonville Fairgrounds, 5235 Park Ave., Hudsonville, MI 49426

    Runs through Saturday, August 25th, 2018

    Cost: Free Admission

    The Hudsonville Community Fair runs through Saturday. On Friday night at 7 pm it’s The Williams Family Band. There will also be SJO Supercross Racing. Wrapping up the fair on Saturday night at 6 pm it’s the Monster Truck Show.

  • 2

    Polish Festival

    Rosa Parks Circle, 155 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, August 24th, 2018 - 11:00 am-11:00 pm

    Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - 11:00 am-11:00 pm

    Sunday, August 26th, 2018 - 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    The Polish Heritage Society is sponsoring the Polish Festival for the 39th continuous year! Head down to Rosa Parks Circle for all things Polish...Polish food, Polish dancing, Polish drinks, and many things you can take home. Whether you're Polish or not, there are things to do for the whole family.

  • 3

    Breakaway Music Festival

    Belknap Park, 30 Coldbrook NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, August 24th, 2018 - 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $70.00

    This weekend is the Breakaway Music Festival in Grand Rapids. The line-up includes: Odesza, Khalid, Borgeous, Flatbush Zombies, Flosstradamus, Jaden Smith, Kayzo, NGHTMRE, Rich The Kid Dombresky, Grey, Maxo Kream, Tee Grizzley, and more!

  • 4

    Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts

    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Amphitheater, 1000 East Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Friday, August 24th, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Toto

    Sunday, August 26th, 2018- 5:35 pm - O.A.R.

    Cost: Varies depending on concert

    There are two concerts planned this weekend at Frederik Meijer Gardens. On Friday, Toto will be performing and on Sunday ite’s O.A.R. The shows are officially sold out, but hopefully you can find friends or family that have tickets they can’t use.

  • 5

    Baseball: The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Great Lakes Loons

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

    Friday, August 24th, 2018 - 7:05 pm

    Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - 7:05 pm

    Sunday, August 26th, 2018 - 2:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $8.00

    On Friday night it’s Circus Night. Come one, come all! Clowns, stilt walkers, the bearded woman, and many more entertainers will be at the ballpark. Saturday it will be a Salute to the Griffins. The Whitecaps are teaming up with the Grand Rapids Griffins and will wear Griffins themed jersey's. Bring Teddy Bears to throw onto the field after the Whitecaps score their first run! Other Griffins' hits will also be featured including; chuck-a-puck, the whisper game, a post-game shootout, and much more! After the game, it will be Family Fare Fireworks! And on Sunday, it’s Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day. The first 1,000 kids eat free! Be sure to get your face painted on the concourse from 1 pm-3 pm. Also get autographs and play catch on the field before the game from 1:15-1:30 pm. Kids Run the Bases after the game presented by Milk Means More.

  • 6

    United Way Super Mega Warehouse Sale

    Wolverine Worldwide, 9300 Courtland Dr., NE, Rockford, MI 49341

    Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - 7:00 am-3:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    Wolverine Worldwide is hosting their annual United Way Super Mega Warehouse Sale for the West Michigan community. Consumers can expect to find their favorite Wolverine Worldwide footwear and apparel in various sizes and styles, with discounts up to 70% off suggested retail price. Brands available include Merrell, Sperry, Keds, Saucony, Stride Rite, Bates, Sebago, Hush Puppies, Cat Footwear, Wolverine and HYTEST. Consumers can expect to find over 10,000 pairs of shoes and apparel from our family of brands. ALL proceeds benefit Heart of West Michigan United Way!

  • 7

    Grand Rapids Mud Run

    Behind Celebration Cinema South, 1200 60th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49548

    Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - 8:30 am-12:30 pm

    Cost: $65.00

    The Grand Rapids Mud Run is a messy muddy 5K run that includes multiple mud pits, tunnel crawls, rope climbs, a 60' mud slide and much more. Mud lovers of all ages and abilities will be challenged by this fun and family friendly event. Register as an individual or a 4 person team. What better way to cap off the Summer. See you in the mud!

  • 8

    Princess Day at the Zoo

    John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - 9:00 am-2:30 pm

    Cost: Free with the price of regular admission

    Meet your favorite princesses at John Ball Zoo! All princesses, princes, and knights are welcome. Come dressed as your favorite characters and meet Ice Queen, Snow Princess, and Frog Princess!

  • 9

    Burning Foot Beer Festival

    Pere Marquette Park, 3510 Channel Drive, Muskegon, MI 49441

    Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - 3:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $50.00

    The Burning Foot Beer Festival is a celebration of beer, beach, art and music. The festival is the perfect way to end the summer. Beach camping and barefoot entry make it unique, the Brewers’ Ring makes it extraordinary.

  • 10

    Wag 'n' Wade Dog Swim

    Richmond Park Pool, 1101 Richmond, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Sunday, August 26th, 2018 - 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    The Wag 'n' Wade dog swim is back for its second year! The City of Grand Rapids is closing the 2018 pool season with another pawsome event at Richmond Pool. The event is free and open to all community members but pre-registration is required. The event is split into three 45 minute sessions this year. Each session has room for 175 dogs. Session 1: Small Dogs from 1:00-1:45 pm (meant for dogs under 35 pounds). Session 2: Large Dogs from 2:00 - 2:45 pm (meant for dogs over 35 pounds). And Session 3: Older Dogs from 3:00-3:45 pm (meant for dogs ages 8+). What you'll need to bring:

    • Proof of rabies vaccination (if you didn't upload them when registering)
    • Leash for taking your dog in and out of the pool area
    • A towel (optional)

    See the website for additional information and to register your dog.

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