The Santa Parade happens on Saturday in downtown Grand Rapids. Other events this weekend include another Grand Rapids Ball Drop Ticket Stop, and the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival. There is also hockey, basketball, WWE wrestling. A couple of stage productions... Elf, the Musical and The Lion King. There is even a walk through the Christmas lights at Fifth Third Ballpark
The Grand Rapids Griffins play in Grand Rapids this weekend. We also have magic, comedy, music, and Frozen Jr.. There’s the smashing of a 600 pound pumpkin, Corgis in the Park and National Drug Take Back Day. There is also an Ethnic Heritage Festival. Plenty for all this weekend.
There are several fundraising events going on this weekend...from rappelling down the side of a building to walks and block parties. You can go back in time to the 80s or 90s, We have comedy, theater, Red Panda Day, the Symphony and a festival for Vegetarianism.
The U.S. Coast Guard Festival continues in Grand Haven. Around Grand Rapids we have Hidden Gardens, a Back to School Bash, the Picnic Pops, Harry Potter Movie Night, Comedy, a Superhero themed 5K Run, Dinosaurs, a Musical with Elvis songs, and Free Pinball.
LaughFest officially kicks off this weekend. It is also opening weekend for the John Ball Zoo. We also have the Women’s Expo, KISS, Fish Fries, Hockey, Pirates, and a free day at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Also, remember to turn your clocks AHEAD one hour this weekend.