Kids & Family Expo

Kids & Family Expo January 26, 2019 (Saturday) Hours: 10am – 5pm DeVos Place, downtown Grand Rapids, MI Ride a Zip Line through the DeVos Place! Family Bonding Activities, Education & Fun! This family focused community event encourages families to play & move with physical activities, learn & explore with creative mind activities and lead healthier lives in an […]

Wayland Art Hop

Come out and enjoy the season with Wayland’s tree lighting, hot chocolate and cookies, horse and wagon rides, children’s activities, live music, children’s stories being read, student’s singing carols, bake sales and more.

Light Up Downtown

We invite you to Light Up Downtown together as a community with Mayor Bliss, Santa Claus and many special guests! 5:00 PM Starting @ Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Celebrate the Breton Village Holiday Train Pet the Reindeer from Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm Play with the Sled Dogs of Team Evergreen Kennel Holiday songs performed by Grand Rapids Caroling Company […]

Ignite: The Neighborhood 5k

Join the Madison Square Neighborhood for a 5k Run/walk! We will be having free yoga lead by Funky Buddha, DJ, interactive Art, yard games, food/drinks, tailgating for the big Michigan vs Michigan State foot ball games and more! Activities for kids of all ages! This is a family event, so all are welcome!

Grand Rapids Public Schools to Host the School Choice Expo and Fall Family Harvest

Photo courtesy of Dissolve When choosing a school for your child there are many factors to consider and it isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. Luckily, Grand Rapids Public Schools will be hosting the School Choice Expo and Family Harvest Festival which will help parents find the school that is right for their child. This event will be taking […]

Where’s Waldo in downtown GR

Teams will meet in Calder Plaza at 1:00PM for instructions as over 25 Waldos take to the streets of downtown Grand Rapids. There are some ArtPrize kid activities happening in Calder Plaza, so we will meet in the north side of the plaza (practically right under the actual Calder artwork). Teams will race (from 1:15- 3:30) to see who can […]

Harvest Fest Classic Car Show

Classic car show held in conjunction with all the festivities of Rockford’s 42nd Annual Harvest Fest. Lots of family friendly fun including pancake breakfast, chili cook off, coloring contest, scarecrow building and more.

Healthy Body Healthy Mind 5K

FREE EVENT FOR GRAND RAPIDS AND AREA FAMILIES! Register for FREE at or call (616) 419-4329. This family friendly event provides an opportunity to celebrate health and wellness as a community! The morning will kick off with signature Mind Meets Music movement activities to warm up participants, followed by a run/walk through Grand Rapids’ beautiful Riverside Park. Local organizations […]

Step Up For Down Syndrome

Step Up For Down Syndrome is Michigan’s largest Down syndrome awareness celebration. The event is family-friendly and open to all children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, friends, and thousands of local supporters. As a direct result of event sponsorships, team fundraising, and generous public donations, the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan is able to continue providing educational resources, […]

Lakeshore Fork Fest

Raise your forks with us! Join Local First at a NEW LOCATION for an incredible evening featuring local restaurants, specialty shops, bakeries, breweries, and more! The Event Enjoy the best that our food businesses have to offer. Lakeshore Fork Fest hosts several food vendors from the Lakeshore community. Attendees can go from booth to booth and try each mouth-watering dish […]