10 Things To Do this Weekend: June 28th-30th
We have Food, Photos, and Fishing! Then we also throw in Superheroes, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Music, Stage, and Comedy.
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Lights, Camera, Rock 'n' Roll: The Music Photography of Paul Jendrasiak
Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, MI 49440
Runs through Sunday, September 1st, 2019 - During Regular Museum Hours
Cost: Included with General Admission
This is an exhibition of concert photographs taken by local photographer Paul Jendrasiak over the last 30 years. The photos feature images of Paul McCartney, KISS, Aerosmith, Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Elton John, ZZ Top, Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg and many others from the biggest concerts in West Michigan at venues like the Van Andel Aren, 20 Monroe Live, The Intersection and Kalamazoo State Theatre.
Food Truck Fridays at Riverside Park
Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Fridays - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Celebrating their 3rd year at Riverside, Food Truck Fridays are back with more food truck action. Food Truck Fridays will be held through September. This year during the hot summer months they will be setting up in a new location to offer more shade. It will still be off the Guild St. entrance, but will require less of a walk to the trucks. They will start the season as usual near the disc golf course. All trucks in attendance take credit cards. Most trucks offer Vegan options and some Gluten Free option. The event is family friendly so bring a blanket and your pet, and enjoy the food and company.
Superhero Pizza Party
Grand Rapids Children's Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, June 28th, 2019 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: Members $10, Non-Members $15
Calling all superheroes! Show off your super powers and enjoy a night of super-sized fun! Special activities include: Super-snacks, Buddy's Pizza, Visit from superheroes, Create superhero accessories, and Race through an obstacle course.
Baseball: The West Michigan Whitecaps
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W. River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Friday, June 28th, 2019 - 7:05 pm - vs. the Dayton Dragons
Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 7:05 pm - vs. the Lake County Captains
Sunday: June 30th, 2019 - 6:00 pm - vs. the Lake County Captains
Cost: Tickets start at $9.00
It’s another FANomenal Friday with Kids themed giveaways, a Kids "Happy Hour" from 5:45-6:45 pm, Free Meijer Hometown Playground Inflatables, Half-off hot dogs and 16oz. soda (for kids only), and Mascot Autographs in the 7th-9th inning. This Friday night is Harry Potter Night. On Saturday it will be Star Wars Night. The fan favorite of the year is back again! Star Wars characters will roam the ballpark for photos during the incredible event. Stick around after the game as they light up the sky with a spectacular fireworks show! On Sunday, it will be Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day. The first 1,000 kids eat free! Also get autographs and play catch on the field before the game and Kids Run the Bases after the game.
Def Leggend: The World's Greatest Def Leppard Tribute
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, June 28th, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $15.00
Def Leggend is the most authentic Def Leppard Tribute in the world. They provide an experience of sight and sound unmatched by any other Def Leppard tribute. IIt's members have a combined 130 years of playing experience and have previously played in very successful bands traveling extensively and performing at some of the most incredible venues and festivals in the country. Being referred to as "the next best thing to Def Leppard" is an honor Def Legend never takes for granted and works tirelessly to earn that title show after show. No one leaves their performance without believing they have just seen the best "Def Leppard Tribute Experience" in the world!
Comedian Vince Carone
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, June 28th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10-$15 depending on time of show
Vince Carone who has been described as “A ranting blue-collar rep for America’s true voice” is fresh off his 4th release “I Plead the First. Performing since 2001, Carone, who is no stranger to the comedy scene, has become known for his fast-talking, quick-witted, over-the-top rants, combined with a dominating stage presence. Success throughout his stand-up career has led him to a commercial during the 2008 MLB playoffs, multiple comedy festivals, and Internet success “So You Have a Girlfriend”. 16-years into the business with four albums under his belt and a drive to continually deliver fresh, new material has made Vince Carone a must see.
Broadway Grand Rapids presents “Anastasia”
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, June 28th, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 30th, 2019 - 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $38.00
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical “Anastasia” is on a journey to Grand Rapids at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic “Ragtime”, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
Free Kids Fishing Derby
Whistlestop Park, 2120 76th St., SW,, Byron Center, MI 49315
Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Kids ages 3-13 years old are invited to a completely free fishing derby at the 2.5 acre pond at the Whistlestop Park in Byron Center Township. The first 100 kids will receive a free Zebco Rod and Reel combo to keep. Experienced fishermen and women from the Grand Rapids Steelheaders organization and the West Michigan Walleye Club, will be present to instruct and assist junior anglers bait their hooks, and celebrate their catches. They have EVERYTHING that they may need to fish. Kids are encouraged to bring their own poles. If they do not have a pole, they have plenty for them to borrow.
Grand Haven Art Festival
Downtown Grand Haven, MI
Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, June 30th, 2019 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
The Grand Haven Art Festival is held the last full weekend in June and transforms Washington Avenue into a chic, outdoor art gallery. The goal of the Grand Haven Art Festival is to provide the communities and visitors with a unique opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art, directly from the artist; while upholding the community valued tradition of the Grand Haven Art Festival.
Star Wars at Wealthy Street Theatre
Wealthy Street Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Saturday, June 29th, 2019 - 12:00 Noon, 4:00 pm, & 8:00 pm
Cost: $8.00 per movie
Attention Star Wars Fans -- Here is your chance to see three of the Star Wars movies on the big screen in a theatre setting. at 12:00 Noon it will be “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope”. At 4:00 pm it’s “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back”. And finally at 8:00 pm it will be “Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi”.