10 Things to Do this Weekend: July 28th-30th
It's the last weekend in July. Area festivals and fairs continue, along with food, movies, baseball, runs and concerts. We have events for adults, kids, and even the dog!
There are plenty of activities for all ages. No matter where you are in west Michigan there is something to do!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Fulton Street Farmers Market
Fulton Street Farmers Market, 1147 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, July 28th, 2017 - 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday, July 29th, 2017 - 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
The Fulton Street Farmers Market is celebrating their 95th season of offering locally-grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, plants, home-made arts and crafts. The Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department provides this venue as a service to the residents of Grand Rapids.
The Big Bounce America
Berlin Raceway, 2060 Berlin Fair Dr, Marne, MI 49435
Friday, July 28th, 2017 - 3:00 pm-7:00 pm
Saturday, July 29th, 2017 - 8:00 am-7:30 pm
Sunday, July 30th, 2017 - 8:00 am-7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $9.00
It’s the Biggest Bounce House in the World! The magical, inflatable castle is 10,000 square feet of fun, games and laughter that can be enjoyed by everyone. There will be giant inflatable characters, ball pits, slides, obstacles and basketball hoops for you to jump on, slide down and slam-dunk into! If you need a break, there will be over-sized, sofas, boats, palm trees, beds and a separate domed ‘chill out zone’ to relax in.
Movies in the Park – “Zootopia” & “Star Trek”
Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, July 28th, 2017 – 6:00 pm- 12:00 Midnight
Come and watch a movie outdoors! The pre-movie entertainment begins at 6 pm, the movie “Zootopia” (PG) begins at 7 pm, followed by the movie “Star Trek” (PG-13).
Baseball: West Michigan Whitecaps
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Vs. the Fort Wayne Tin Cups - Friday, July 28th, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Vs. the Lake County Captains - Saturday, July 29th, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Vs. the Lake County Captains - Sunday, July 30th, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Cost: Lawn Seats start at $8
On Friday evening, John Hiller will be on hand for Tiger Friday. Saturday will be Superhero night and feature the Human Cannonball and Family Fare Fireworks after the game. Sunday is Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Family Sunday. The first 1,000 kids eat free.
Coast Guard Festival
Grand Haven, MI
Friday, July 28th, 2017 through Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Cost: Varies by event
The Coast Guard Festival kicks off on Friday with Natural Wonder - A Stevie Wonder Tribute Band. On Saturday it’s Tri-Cities Family YMCA Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Run, the Kids Parade, the Cardboard Boat Race, and Captured Detroit - a Journey Tribute Band. Sunday features a Cruise in Car Show, a Grand Haven Rotary Pancake Breakfast, a Flea Market and the Coast Guard Festival Community Picnic. (The Carnival runs Tuesday, August 1st through Saturday, August 5th, 2017.)
Barking Lot Party featuring Paws with a Cause and Dogfish Head Brews
Logan's Alley, 916 Michigan St., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, July 29th, 2017 - 7:00 am until 2 am on Sunday, July 30th, 2017
Cost: Free Admission
Logan’s Alley will pouring some amazing Dogfish Head beers, including 120 Minute and World Wide Stout. 15% of the total sales will be donated to Paws with a Cause! They will be shutting down the parking lot and allowing dogs outside all day! Paws with a Cause will have some of their training demonstrations. Splash and Dash will be offering grooming related prizes and other fur-related giveaways! Also scheduled is live music, games and shenanigans with your favorite pooch! Kid friendly.
The Color Run 5K
Calder Plaza, 300 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, July 29th, 2017 - 9:00 am
Cost: Starting at $39.99
This run is all about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed event in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. There are only two rules: wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in color! After the race, the fun continues with an unforgettable Finish Festival.
Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, July 29th, 2017 - 12:00 Noon-9:00 pm
It will be a whole day of fiery fun at the Downtown Market! Scheduled are tons of spicy activities like: kids activites, piñata smash , pepper eating contest, salsa dancing, margarita bar, and much more!
An Evening with 2Cellos
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, July 29th, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $65.00
Cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have had phenomenal success by taking cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between musical genres, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2Cellos have no limits when it comes to performing live. They are equally as impressive whether they are playing Bach and Vivaldi or AC/DC.
War on the Catwalk
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, July 29th, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $22.50
Starring some of the contestants from Season 9 of “RuPaul's Drag Race” on VH-1, performing live on stage and rocking the catwalk. It's an evening of outstanding drag performances with your favorite queens. All ages welcome. Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm.