This was a tough list to put together this week. We could have easily done “20 Things” this weekend! There is so much going on from the ArtPrize Project 1 kickoff, the Allegan County Fair, Runs, Walks, Comedy, Wizarding, Pow Wows and more.

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

Click on the event title for additional information.


  • 1

    Allegan County Fair

    Allegan County Fair, 150 Allegan Co. Fair Dr., Allegan, MI 49010

    Friday, September 6th, 2019-Saturday, September 14th, 2019 - Hours and events vary

    Cost: Adults $7.00, Youth (1st-12th grade) $4.00, Kindergarten & under Free

    The Allegan County Fair kicks off this weekend. There will be rides, a parade, food, entertainment and much more.

  • 2

    Fall Bridal Show of West Michigan

    DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids MI 49503

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm 

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 - 11:00 am-3:00 pm

    Cost: Adults $10 (Single Day Ticket), Children five and under free

    Meet the area's best wedding professionals all under one roof...helping you save time and money while planning the wedding of your dreams! Brides, grooms, mothers, bridesmaids, and friends are invited to experience all this show has to offer. Meet wedding professionals face-to-face as a way to explore the products and services you want to utilize for your special day!

  • 3

    Reeds Lake Triathlon

    Reeds Lake, 750 Lakeside Dr., East Grand Rapids, MI

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 - 8:00 am-12:00 Noon

    Cost: Registration starts at $70 depending on event

    The Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon and Duathlon is one of Grand Rapids oldest triathlons. In 2019, the race will be celebrating our 36th year of racing.  Nestled in the neighborhood of East Grand Rapids, the premier event currently offers triathlon, duathlon and aquabike for athletes. The race supports the goal of a first time triathlete entering the arena to an experienced athlete achieving a personal record.

  • 4

    Wizarding Weekends

    John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 - 9:00 am-6:00 pm

    Cost: Included with Regular Zoo Admission

    Calling all wizards and muggles alike: you are officially invited to Wizarding Weekends at John Ball Zoo! Join us for two enchanting weekends, (the event runs this weekend and next) and see the Zoo magically transformed for this family-friendly event. There will be interactive exhibits, activities, crafts, games, unique entertainment, and specialty foods. Put on your robes, grab your wand, and visit the fantastic creatures of the muggle world. Costumes encouraged!

  • 5

    46th Annual Eastown! Streetfair

    Eastown, Wealthy St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 - 9:00 am-9:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    The Eastown Community Association and Eastown Business Association are hosting the 46th Annual Eastown Streetfair. This outdoor festival will take place along Wealthy Street between Giddings Avenue and Lake Drive and includes the first block of Ethel Avenue and the Wealthy St. Hub Lot. This annual event is a family-friendly celebration of arts, crafts, food, music, and the Eastown neighborhood; one of Grand Rapids’ most eclectic districts!

  • 6

    Project 1 by ArtPrize

    Various Locations, Grand Rapids, MI

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019-Sunday, October 27th, 2019 - Various Times

    Cost: Free

    The ArtPrize organization produces open citywide contemporary art experiences that encourage critical discourse, celebrate artists, transform urban space and promote cultural understanding. Project 1 is the next evolution of ArtPrize, the first in a series of citywide, community-oriented public art commissions to take place between biennial ArtPrize competitions. The Project 1 exhibition will occupy multiple outdoor sites in Grand Rapids and will feature temporary public artworks by 3-5 artists. The seven week run will be punctuated by a series of events, volunteer opportunities, educational programs and performances.

  • 7

    2019 Grand Valley American Indian Lodge Pow Wow

    Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 - 10:00 am-9:00 pm

    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Experience the  Annual Traditional Grand Valley American Indian Lodge Pow Wow which is an annual event. The Grand Valley American Indian Lodge Pow Wow showcases American Indian dances, crafts, music and food. All Indian organizations, tribal groups and the general public are invited to participate.

  • 8

    Lights Out Championship 5

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

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $35.00

    Lights Out Championship returns to The DeltaPlex Arena with another exciting night of live Professional and Amateur MMA action! High intensity action, highlight reel knockouts, and some of the top talent around will be in action on the BIGGEST stage in the Midwest! 

    Amanda Bobby Cooper v Jamie Milanowski - MAIN EVENT

    Erick Lozano v Marcus Maulding - TRILOGY

  • 9

    Cedric "The Entertainer"

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $49.00

    Charismatic actor/comedian Cedric "The Entertainer" is best known for his many crowd-pleasing performances in such hit films as Barbershop, Be Cool with John Travolta, Madagascar, Intolerable Cruelty with George Clooney, Johnson Family Vacation, and The Original Kings of Comedy to name a few. Additionally, on the big screen, Cedric has recently been co-starring with Marlon Wayans in the box office hit "A Haunted House"; he has also starred opposite Julie Roberts and Tom Hanks in the comedy feature Larry Crowne; as well as shared the marquee in Cadillac Records with Adrien Brody and Beyonce Knowles. Cedric's universal appeal, versatility and tremendous career successes spanning television, live performances and film have solidified his standing as one of the premier entertainers in the world.

  • 10

    Walk to Defeat ALS

    Sixth Street Bridge, 647 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 12:00 Noon-3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no fee to participate in the Walk to Defeat ALS, but fundraising is encouraged. Funds raised contribute to local care service programs, global ALS research, and nationwide advocacy. Join the Walk to Defeat ALS. ALS is Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of motor neuron disease. It is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Fundraising through the Walk drives bold and urgent innovation as people march together toward a treatment and ultimately a cure for ALS. Your participation in the Walk to Defeat ALS has a direct impact on people living with ALS and their families at the local level. Through education, support groups, access to care and advocacy, they are working to defeat ALS and provide hope to people living with ALS and their families.

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