It’s the first weekend of the new year! The weather continues to be cold and snowy. Some of these weekends events take you outdoors to enjoy the winter weather. There are sporting events, concerts, and more!

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

Click on the event title for additional information.

 

  • 1

    Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids

    Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Runs through Sunday, May 20th, 2018 - Museum Hours

    Cost: $12 for adults, $7 for children, $9 for Kent County resident adults, $4 for Kent County resident children, and $2 for all Museum members! Admission includes general admission to the Museum.

    Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids traces the natural and cultural roots of some of the world’s most enduring mythological creatures from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and beyond.

  • 2

    Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Rockford IceHogs

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, January 5th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $16 if purchased in advance

    The Grand Rapids Griffins host the Rockford IceHogs on Friday. It’s a Friday night game, so that means $2 beers and $2 hot dogs!

  • 3

    Basketball: Grand Rapids Drive

    The DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

    Friday, January 5th, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Grand Rapids Drive vs. Wisconsin Herd

    Saturday, January 6th, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Grand Rapids Drive vs. Canton Charge

    Cost: Tickets start at $5.00

    The Detroit Pistons present the Grand Rapids Drive this weekend. On Friday they take on the Wisconsin Herd. Saturday’s game is against the Canton Charge. Doors open at 6 pm with tip-off at 7 pm.

  • 4

    Boy Band Review

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, January 5th, 2018 - 9:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $12

    If you are a big fan of the music from the 80’s and the boy bands, this is the show for you. Relive the music of NSync, New Kids on the Block, The Backstreet Boys and more.

  • 5

    Meet the Sled Dogs!

    Kent District Library - Alpine Township Branch, 5255 Alpine Ave., NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Saturday, January 6th, 2018 - 10:00 am-11:00 am

    Kent District Library - Kentwood Branch, 4950 Breton Rd., SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

    Saturday, January 6th, 2018 - 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Come out and see real sled dogs! Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting. The Sled Dogs will be at the Alpine Township Branch from 10-11 am and at the Kentwood Branch from 2-3 pm.

  • 6

    Snowshoe Hike

    Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, January 6th, 2018 - 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    Cost: $3 for members and $6 for non-members. $5 for snowshoe rental per person for non-members. Members receive complimentary snowshoe rentals.

    Bring your whole family out to “test-drive” a pair of snowshoes! While practicing your snowshoe skills, hike along with a naturalist to discover the secret world hidden within the Winter Wonderland at Blandford Nature Center.

  • 7

    Grease Lightning Juice Ball

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, January 6th, 2018 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $30

    Lace up Greasers as 20 Monroe Live transforms into a historical mash-up of The Frosty Palace (Grease), Arnold's (Happy Days) and The Pizza Bowl (Laverne & Shirley). Nine Mile Smile will be returning to perform the Grease Soundtrack in its entirety! In honor of the 9th year of Juice Ball, they will not only be celebrating Chef Tommy Fitzgerald's birthday but also his Cool non-profit, Kitchen Sage. Guests are encouraged to dress for the theme, but not required.

  • 8

    Grand Rapids Symphony presents Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, January 6th, 2018 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $32

    Brought to life by a full orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games. "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions" has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before.

  • 9

    Winter Jam Tour 2018

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, January 7th, 2018 - 6:00 pm

    Cost: $15 donation at the door

    GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum- selling and Billboard Music Award-winning rockers Skillet will headline the Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular. Winter Jam is once again set to showcase a lineup of some of the best and brightest names in Christian music.

  • 10

    Grand Rapids Brewing Company on The Travel Channel - Watch Party

    Grand Rapids Brewing Company, 1 Ionia Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, January 7th, 2018 - 9:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    During Artprize 9, Grand Rapids' own Ice Sculptures Ltd. set up multiple game tables made entirely of ice in the Grand Rapids Brewing Company game room. The Travel Channel stopped by to film a segment for their "Best of Ice" TV special. That special airs this Sunday at 10 pm and GRBC is hosting a WatchParty with happy hour drink and food specials from 9 pm-close.