Family Fun | 4 Walker/Standale Events That Should Be On Your Radar This Summer


Walker/Standale are one in the same. This suburb located just west of Grand Rapids, is a vibrant community known for being a terrific place to live, work and grow. This summer, the city will be hosting several exciting events. Read on for a complete lineup of what’s to come.

June 10Summer Fun Kick Off Carnival: Hosted by the Kent District Library and the City of Walker, this event’s focus is to inspire children to read. Families will be able to play games, win prizes and sign up for the library’s reading program. The event will be held in the library parking lot from 4:30-6:30 PM.

June 13BRENA at Walker Standale Summer Concert Series: Brena is known for being West Michigan’s premier party band. As a special treat, they will be playing at the amphitheater in Walker Community Park from 6:30-8:30 PM. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to enjoy the music of Brena. Food will also be available on site.

July 11Great Scott at Walker Standale Summer Concert Series: Not only will this be another chance to see a great band, it’s also Parks and Rec night. The city will be offering drop in soccer, kickball, pickleball and tennis demonstrations – along with raffles for awesome prizes starting at 4:30 PM. Great Scott will then take the stage at 6:30 PM, offering a wide variety of cover tunes that span the decades.  

August 8 | Sounds Familiar at Walker Standale Summer Concert Series: The final summer concert series will feature Sounds Familiar, a rock cover band playing hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today. Like the other concerts in the series, this alcohol free event will offer free admission as well as food and drinks to guests of all ages.

This summer definitely promises fun experiences for residents and visitors of the Walker area. Beyond summer, there are exciting activities to do year round. Let’s dive into a few programs the city offers.

Adult Softball: If you’re looking for a healthy recreational activity, why not try the adult softball team? Starting on June 3 of this year, men and women can play on a co-ed team Monday through Thursday evenings.

Youth Soccer: A great social and physical outlet for kids, soccer registration is available for spring and fall sessions. There are separate teams for various age groups ranging from four to thirteen years old.

Senior Citizen Bowling Tournament: This is a two-day event geared towards keeping seniors active. It offers free refreshments, great door prizes and fun for everyone who attends. The 2019 event took place in January. There will be more information available about the 2020 event this coming November.

That’s only the beginning of what Walker has to offer. There are seasonal parades and celebrations, parks, a fitness center, an ice arena and more. If you haven’t visited Walker yet, make a point to stop by soon and find out why it’s such a great place to live, work and thrive.