The annual Coast Guard Festival kicks off in Grand Haven this weekend. There are also stage productions, concerts, the Picnic Pops, a Car Show, Baseball, Paddling down the River, a colorful fun and amateur boxing. Whew! Another fun packed weekend with something for everyone! Get out there and enjoy this final weekend of July.

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

Click on the event title for additional information.


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    Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

    Various locations around Grand Haven, MI

    Runs Friday, July 27th, 2018 through Sunday, August 5th, 2018 - Times vary by event

    Cost: Varies by event

    The festival will feature tribute bands, ship tours, card board boat races, flea markets, parades, fireworks, a downtown carnival and much more! This weekend’s events include Crush - a Bon Jovi tribute band on Friday night. On the schedule for Saturday are the Kid’s Parade, Cardboard Boat Races and a Cruise-In Car Show. The Community Picnic will be on Sunday

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    Grand Rapids Civic Theater: School of Rock & Little Women

    Grand Rapids Civic Theater, 30 N. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    School of Rock runs through Saturday, August 4th, 2018. View showtimes here. 

    Little Women runs through  Sunday, August 5th, 2018. View showtimes here.

    Cost: Tickets start at $10

    School of Rock: Rocker Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher for a class of fifth graders at a prep school. Discovering that his students possess musical talent, Dewey forms a band to compete in the upcoming Battle of the Bands competition. Experience self-discovery, confidence, and hidden connection as it unfolds on the stage. Recommended for ages 13+

    Little Women: As Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth journey into womanhood, they must navigate romance, virtue, and society. This classic story is one that values sisterhood and challenges societal norms, which is sure to appeal to audiences young and old. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel. Recommended for all audiences

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    Grand Rapids Symphony - Picnic Pops: Beethoven v. Coldplay

    Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306

    Thursday, July 26th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

    Friday, July 27th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

    Cost: $25

    Conductor, composer, arranger, producer, and songwriter Steve Hackman conducts his Beethoven V. Coldplay creation, a symphonic mash-up of Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony (Eroica) with songs from the British rock band Coldplay including Paradise, The Scientist, Clocks, Fix You, and Viva la Vida.

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    Baseball: The West Michigan Whitecaps

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

    Friday, July 27th, 2018 - 7:05 pm - vs. the Lake County Captains

    Saturday, July 28th, 2018 - 7:05 pm - vs. the South Bend Cubs

    Sunday, July 29th, 2018 - 2:00 pm - vs. the South Bend Cubs

    Cost: Tickets start at $8.00

    The West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Lake County Captains on Friday. It will be Superhero Night! It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's Superhero Night. Dress up and get your picture taken with the Superheroes. On Saturday, the Whitecaps kick off a 4 game series with the South Bend Cubs. At the game on Saturday, there will be a 2006 Replica Championship Ring Giveaway for the first 1,000 fans through the gate. BirdZerk! Will be making an appearance. There will also be Family Fare Fireworks after the game. And on Sunday, it is Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day. The first 1,000 kids eat free! Fans can 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.

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    Cedar Springs Museum Car Show

    Cedar Springs Museum, 60 Cedar St., Cedar Springs, MI 49319

    Saturday, July 28th, 2018 - 8:00 am-2:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    The car show begins at 8 am.  You can register your vehicle for the show!  Car show proceeds helps Cedar Springs Museum provide free family programs throughout the year. Maranatha Baptist Church will serve a free hotdog lunch.  The church will also provide doughnuts in the morning! WFGR’s Jojo Girard will be there broadcasting from 10:00 am-2:00 pm!

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    The Color Run 5k Grand Rapids

    Calder Plaza (La Grand Vitesse), 300 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, July 28th, 2018 - 9:00 am-12:00 Noon

    Cost: Registration starts at $29.99

    The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 6 million runners worldwide in 35+ countries.

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    Saturday Night Superstars Presented By Johnny O Productions

    The DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49544

    Saturday, July 28th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $15

    It will be a A night of exciting amateur Boxing, as well as special guests -- 5 time World Champion Vinny Paz, Angel Manfredy, Craig Houk, Michael Weaver, Sugar Ray Seales, and Floyd Mayweather Sr.

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    Ice Cube

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

    Saturday, July 28th, 2018 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $29.00

    For the first time ever in Grand Rapids, Ice Cube featuring N.W.A is coming to Van Andel Arena. Special Guests are Ice T, The Dogg Pound and AMG. Actor, writer, producer, director, rapper, father – reigning renaissance king could be a good term to describe the one and only Ice Cube. Coming of age in 1980s Los Angeles, Cube experienced the roiling stew of street knowledge, sports fanaticism, and social injustice in a city at the forefront of hip-hop’s expansion from local sound to global phenomenon.

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    Caribbean Summer Jam III

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

    Saturday, July 28th, 2018 - 9:00 pm

    Cost: $25

    616 Grand Productions presents Caribbean Summer Jam III: The Ultimate Caribana Fete featuring Erica Mena and Christian Keyes. The annual summer party that celebrates all things Caribbean culture, music and dancing is returning to 20 Monroe Live! This year, the event commemorates the 50th year anniversary of the Caribbean Carnival – Caribana style.  Don’t miss this festive dance event featuring the best of Afrobeats, Dancehall, Soca, Reggaeton, Dembow, Hip Hop, Trap Latino and more!

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    Paddles and Pints

    Rockford Brewing Company, 12 E. Bridge St., Rockford, MI 49341

    Sunday, July 29th, 2018 - 11:00 am-4:30 pm

    Cost: Tube $10, Kayak $20, Canoe (2 people) $30, Bring your own Kayak or Canoe $15

    Paddles & Pints is back! Float down the Rogue River with Rockford Brewing Company.

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