It’s going to be a hot weekend. We  have several activities, both inside and outside for you. There are musicals, concerts, baseball (you can even take your dog!), food, beach volleyball, bugs, the world’s largest dog wash, and of course Fireworks!

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

Click on the event title for additional information.


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    Shrek the Musical

    Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, 600 Forest Hill Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Thursday, June 28th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Friday, June 29th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Saturday, June 30th, 2018 - 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $8.00

    It’s a stage adaptation of the popular movie “Shrek”. See all of your favorite characters on stage.

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    Baseball: The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Bowling Green Hot Rods

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

    Thursday, June 28th, 2018 - 7:05 pm

    Friday, June 29th, 2018 - 7:05 pm

    Saturday, June 30th, 2018 - 7:05 pm

    Sunday, July 1st, 2018 - 2:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $8.00

    The West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Bowling Green Hot Rods this weekend. On Thursday, it will be $2.00 beers, $2.00 hot dogs, and $2.00 Pepsi products. On Friday, it is Dinosaur Night. See Jurassic Park vehicles, fossil displays, interactive activities, and many more things will be available for all kids on Dino Night! ON Saturday, it is Star Wars Night, with a Chewsocka giveaway (a Chewsocka is Chewbacca socks), and the players will be wearing Star Wars jerseys. There will also be Family Fare Fireworks after the game. And then wrapping up the weekend on Sunday, it will be Dog Day!  Bring out for pooch for Dog Day! There will also be Corgi Races. And every Sunday 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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    Food Court Fridays at Calder Plaza

    Calder Plaza (La Grand Vitesse)

    300 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

    Friday, June 29th, 2018 - 11:00 am-1:45 pm (Every Friday through September 14th, 2018)

    Cost: Free Admission

    There will be a Food Truck Food Court on Fridays down at Calder Plaza for lunch. Come down and grab a bite to eat from some of your favorite food trucks!

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    Food Truck Fridays at Riverside Park

    Friday, June 29th, 2018 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm (Every Friday through August, 31st, 2018)

    Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49501

    Cost: Free Admission

    After last year's successful Food Truck Fridays, they have extended the season and will be running for 16 weeks this summer. This year they have expanded and partnered with the Grand Rapids Food Truck Association to bring you the best group of trucks we can arrange. They will be setting up near the start of the disc golf course. All trucks in attendance take credit cards, and have a variety of options including gluten free and vegan.

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

    Friday, June 29th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets are $85 for Members and $87 for Non-Members

    For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true national treasure; one whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art. From an irreverent Lower East Side punk outfit to bona fide international ambassadors of New York cool, Blondie will forever be synonymous with that punk spirit that lives somewhere in all of us. Debbie Harry’s persona and the band’s boundary-pushing pop have shaped the look and sound of many chart-topping female artists who followed in the last three decades.

  • 6

    #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES

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

    Friday, June 29th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $49.50

    Yes is celebrating 50 years as a band. Join them in their celebration when the stop at 20 Monroe Live on Friday.

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    Various Locations and Times

    Cost: Free

    Some communities are doing their fireworks the weekend before the 4th of July holiday. You can see fireworks on Friday in Hartford. On Saturday there will be fireworks in Battle Creek, Caledonia, Comstock Park (after the Whitecaps game) and Kalamazoo. And on Sunday you can watch them in Lake Odessa. See the fireworks schedule by clicking here.

  • 8

    West Michigan Beach Volleyball Tournament #1

    Grand Haven State Park, Grand Haven, MI 49417

    Saturday, June 30th, 20187 - 8:00 am

    Sunday, July 1st, 2018 - 9:00 am

    Cost: Registration starts at $50.00

    It will be a hot weekend. What better place to be than at the beach for West Michigan Beach Volleyball!

    They will have divisions for every age and experience level. Cash prizes for Open and A divisions!

  • 9

    Bug's Eye View

    Grand Rapids Public Library- Main Branch, 111 Library St., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, June 30th, 2018 - 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Come experience the world of arthropods! Engage your inner entomologist and explore the lifecycle of a cecropia moth, investigate live insects, and buzz around like pollinators. This fun and interactive workshop will show young scientists how insects are unique in the animal kingdom. This family-friendly event lasts 50 minutes. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 10

    World’s Largest Dog Wash

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

    Sunday, July 1st, 2018 - 10:00 am-2:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission, Dog Wash is $10 per dog

    The World's Largest Dog Wash to benefit Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids brought to you by Bissell is back for it's 16th year! This fun-filled event is great for the whole family (specifically your four-legged family members)!  For just $10, you'll get a wash and towel dry, doggy bag (while supplies last) and information from area businesses and veterinarians! After your dog has been cleaned, take them on over to the stadium to enjoy West Michigan Whitecaps' Dog Days Game (tickets to the game must be purchased separately). The 16th annual Dog Wash's proceeds benefit Children's Cancer and Grief Program at Gilda's Club Grand Rapids! Special thanks, of course, to the West Michigan Whitecaps for hosting this event!

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