It is Memorial Day Weekend -- which kicks off of summer for most people. If you want to be a nerd, there is GeekFest this weekend. If you want something where you can be physically active we have Yoga, a 5K or disc golf. There is also plenty of shopping. A walking tour of Grand Rapids and the Parade of Homes. There is also Auto Racing and 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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    GeekFest 2018

    Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Runs Thursday, May 24th, 2018 through Sunday, May 27th, 2018 - Various Times and Events

    Cost: Weekend Pass is $50. Tickets are also available for individual events

    This year, Dog Story Theater will be hosting Grand Rapids first GeekFest!  It is to be an unconventional convention and a celebration of all things nerd culture.  There will be a wide range of events to attend including live dungeons and dragons shows, cosplay, improv and sketch comedy, table top and video game tournaments, classic horror films and more!

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    Disc Golf: 3rd Annual Johnson Park Championship

    Johnson Park Disc Golf Course, 3999 Butterworth St., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

    Saturday, May 26th, 2018 - 8:00 am-6:00 pm

    Cost: Starts at $25 depending on division

    Grand Rapids Disc Golfers United warmly welcomes everyone to The 3rd Annual Johnson Park Championship. This will be a one day, two round event with a hard cap of 76 players. Each round will have 19 holes. There will be an optional $5 Ace Pool and an optional $5 50/50 CTP on Hole 12. $500 added cash for professional divisions, added cash will be distributed among pro divisions based on percentage of entries. 100% + $500 Added Cash for Pros (Top 40%), 110% minimum for Amateurs provided by our sponsor Great Lakes Disc (Top 45%)! Player packs for amateur players will include a custom stamped Innova disc and a 26 oz aluminum water bottle with the JPC stamp, value of $25. Pro players will have the option to purchase a player pack for an additional cost after all amateur players have signed up.

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    Made In Michigan Pop Up Marketplace

    Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave., SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Every Fourth Saturday - May 26th-September 22nd, 2018 - 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    Artisan gifts, local treats, and Michigan-made (and grown) goodies. Shop the Pop-up Marketplace, then head inside and enjoy food, fun, and entertainment at one of the Downtown Market’s 20+ indoor food vendors.

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    Yoga and Beer

    Brass Ring Brewing, 2404 Eastern Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

    Saturday, May 26th, 2018 - 10:15 am-12:30 pm

    Cost: Starting at $23.16

    Heights Yoga Project is hosting another yoga and Beer event! They will start with 50 minutes of yoga lead by Niki Corcoran. Followed by a 10 minute meditation with a soundbath bowl lead by Kari Stuart! Finish the morning with a yummy yogurt parfait bar and a drink all included in the cost of your ticket. Space is limited!

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    Tanger Outlets - Family Festival and Memorial Day Weekend Sale

    Tanger Outlets, 350 84th St., SW, Byron Center, MI 49315

    Saturday, May 26th, 2018 - 12:00 Noon-2:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    Kick off the start of the Summer Season with great deals from our 77 retailers and enjoy some of the best local food truck fare.  Bring the family and play Corn Hole, Giant Jenga and Giant Connect Four. The food trucks and games will be located next to Columbia and H&M. The event runs from 11am to 7pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. WFGR’s Scott Winters will be there on Saturday from Noon-2 pm. Stop by to say Hi to Scott and spin the WFGR Prize Wheel for a chance to win a prize.

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    GR History Walking Tour

    Various Locations in Grand Rapids

    Saturday, May 26th, 2018 - 12:00 Noon-1:30 pm

    Cost: Adults $23

    Stretch your legs and get ready for summer in this 2-mile walking tour around beautiful Grand Rapids. Hear stories most locals don't know about the great (and sometimes corrupt) people that made our city what it is today.

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    2018 Spring HBA Parade of Homes

    Various Locations

    Runs Saturday, May 25th through Saturday, June 9th, 2018 - Fridays, Saturdays & Memorial Day 1:00 pm-9:00 pm, Wednesdays 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Cost: Adults $10-12 (Children 12 and under do not need a ticket when accompanied by an adult.)

    Builders will once again showcase their projects during the annual Spring, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids and sponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union. The HBA Parade of Homes never fails to showcase trends, new technologies and craftsmanship. Tickets will be available at Lake Michigan Credit Unions and online at for $10. They will also be available at each Parade home for $12.

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    Auto Racing: Memorial Day Celebration

    Berlin Raceway, 2060 Berlin Fair Dr., Marne, MI 49435

    Saturday, May 26th, 2018 - 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $12.00

    It will be an evening of racing, featuring the 4 Cylinder Feature, the Coors Light Sportsman Feature, the Engine Pro Super Stocks Feature, the Mini Wedge Features, and the  Main Event Outlaw Late Models There will be $1 beers and $1 dogs and fireworks.

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    Grand Rapids Beer Flight Series: HopCat Extra Time 5k

    HopCat, 25 Ionia Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, May 28th, 2018 - Race starts at 4:00 pm

    Cost: $38.00

    Celebrate Beer City, USA with the Best Brewpub in the US – HopCat – and one of our favorite local breweries – New Holland! This will be an accurately measured 5k course with an awesome shirt, unique finisher’s glass, and a hoppin after party! More of a runner, this course is setup to also be a fast, competitive race. They will have standard overall and age group awards for the pure runner (or the fast beer drinking runner.) Enjoy a well produced 5K race and save your drinking until the end.

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    Memorial Day

    Monday, May 28th,2018

    Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. (Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day – Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, whereas Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.)

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