|GRNow Weekend Guide May 25-28, 2012|
Enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Addams Family, and the Whitecaps or head to annual outdoor festivals in Fruitport and Grand Haven.
The Addams Family - The creepy, cooky, weird and wonderful family created by The New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams comes to life in the Broadway musical at DeVos Performance Hall. Tickets are $34.50 and up.
Fruitport Old Fashioned Days - Enjoy carnival games, midway rides, music, fireworks, entertainment and food, just east of Muskegon. This year, check out a free circus, children's petting zoo and wildlife exhibit, pony rides, a Corvette Show, community marketplace and more. Admission to most activities is free, with midway wristbands priced at $15 in advance
Beverly Pepper - Frederik Meijer Gardens opens its newest exhibit 'Beverly Pepper: Palingenesis 1962-2012', a look at the artist's pioneering efforts in metal in 1962 to iconic works from across her repertoire. Runs through August 26; admission includes access to the indoor and outdoor gardens and sculpture park.
Spring Parade of Homes - The Home & Building Association once again hosts the Spring Parade of homes on select days May 25 through June 9. Walk through more than 70 homes scattered between Allendale, Caledonia, Rockford and Cedar Springs from 1-9 p.m. Tickets for adults are $12.
All Friday Events
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Recently inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Hame, the band featuring Grand Rapids-born Anthony Kiedis brings its 'I'm With You' World Tour to the Van Andel Arena stage. Tickets are $38 and $58.
Memorial Day Ribfest - The 7th annual event in downtown Grand Haven will have two days of live entertainment, music, and of course, ribs.
All Saturday Events
West Michigan Whitecaps - The 'Caps host Dayton as part of seven-game homestand at Fifth Third Ballpark. Sunday is Family Day, so the first 1,000 kids in the gate will eat for free. Lawn seats: $5.
All Sunday Events
Memorial Day (05/28)
Muskegon Memorial Day Veterans Parade - Seven marching bands and more than 60 marching units will parade through downtown Muskegon at 9 a.m. to honor Americans who have died in all wars. The route begins at the County Building on Terrace St.
Grand Haven Parade - The 9:30 a.m. parade in downtown Grand Haven will go from Franklin Street to Waterfront Stadium.
All Memorial Day Events