Summer Events Near Grand Rapids

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School is out for summer!!!  What are you and the family going to do?  Check out this list of amazing activities for the family to enjoy around the Greater Grand Rapids Area!

June 14-August 9:  WALKER/STANDALE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES at Walker Community Park every 2 weeks on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30.  Free!

June 22nd-September 14th:  Food Court Friday’s at Calder Plaza!

June 28th:  Maranda Park Party at Smith Ryerson Park from 12-2pm!

June 30th:  Bug’s Eye View from 11:30-1 at Grand Rapid’s Public Library, Main Branch!

July 1st-August 19:  Cook Carillon Concert Series at GVSU, a weekly concert from 8-10pm at the Cook Carillon Tower at Grand Valley.

4th of July Events:

“Grandville starts the holiday celebration  on July 3, with ball games and a Beer, Bands & BBQ event, in advance of a pancake breakfast, arts & crafts show, parade, carnival, live music, fireworks and more on July 4.

Ada celebrates with a parade, rides, food, music and fireworks . July 4.

Allendale  offers a pancake breakfast, parade, classic car show, artisan vendor fair, food, live entertainment and fireworks. July 4.

Dorr  starts the day with a pancake breakfast before segueing to a parade, carnival fairway and fireworks. July 4.

East Grand Rapids follows up its noon parade with a party on the shores of Reed Lake , featuring live music, food, kids’ activities, a water ski show and fireworks. July 4.

The Kentwood 4th of July celebration  includes a community pancake breakfast, 5K race/fun walk, parade, evening carnival and fireworks. July 4.”


July 6th:  Free Friday at Blanford Nature Center!

July 7th:  Fireworks at Ah-Nab-Awen Park.  Party starts at 5pm!

July 12th:  Maranada Park Party at Kollen Park in Holland 12-2pm!

July 14th:  Daylily Show from 10am-5pm at Fredrick Meijer Gardens

July 19th:  Maranda Park Party at East Kentwood High School 12-2pm!!!

July 19-21:  Grand Rapid’s Balloon Festival by RE/MAX of Grand Rapids!  See our website for all the info here:

July 26th:  Maranda Park Party at Bronson Park in Kalamazoo 12-2pm!

August 1-5:  Little Women at the Grand Rapid’s Civic Theater!

August 8th-19th:  Restaurant Week GR!  Many of Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants will have multi-course meals for a set price!  Experience them all and find out more here,

Anddddddd even though it’s not quite a summer event, we wanted to let you know Art Prize 2018 starts September 19 downtown and runs until October 7th!!!

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