It's the first official weekend of summer!

We have a lot of concerts on the list this weekend. Also a couple of activities you could do with the dog. There is Running, Beer, BBQ, Bourbon, Water, Guns, Knives, and Baseball. I'd say there is something on the schedule for just about everybody!

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

Click on the event title for additional information.

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    Brews, BBQ & Bourbon

    Ah-nab-awen Park , 220 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Friday, June 23rd, 2017 – 5:00 pm-11:00 pm

    Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 12:00 Noon-11:00 pm

    Sunday, June 25th, 2017 – 12:00 Noon-8:00 pm

    Cost: Free Entry

    Brews, BBQ & Bourbon is a weekend long festival celebrating cold brews, mouthwatering BBQ, smooth & smoky Bourbon, and great music! You will find a wide assortment of craft beer, tons of BBQ & varied food vendors, plenty of Bourbon, and bands.

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    Baseball: West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Lansing Lugnuts

    Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Friday, June 23rd, 2017 – 7:00 pm

    Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 7:00 pm

    Sunday, June 25th, 2017 – 1:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $8

    This weekend the West Michigan Whitecaps welcome the Lansing Lugnuts to Fifth Third Ballpark. On Friday night, it's Tiger Friday with former Detroit Tiger Pat Sheridan. Saturday will be Star Wars Night. Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday, it will be Dog Day (bring your dog with you to the game) and Family Sunday.

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    Huntington Reeds Lake Run

    Reeds Lake, 750 Lakeside Dr., SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

    Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 8:00-12:00 Noon

    Cost: Prices vary depending on run

    It's the 39th annual Huntington Reeds Lake Run. You can run or walk a 5K, run a 10K and even run or walk a 5K with your dog. Back for the third year, there will also be a 10K wheelchair & handcycle division. All runners, walkers, wheelchair and handcycle participants will receive a moisture wicking race shirt.

    (Family Fun on Friday, June 23rd from 4:30 pm-7:00 pm at East Grand Rapids High School Football Field. Stop out for a food truck rally, live music, face painting, and kids games.)

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    Insane Inflatable 5K

    Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave., SW, Walker, MI 49534

    Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 8:30 am

    Cost: $65 ($75 Day of Event)

    The Insane Inflatable 5K is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. It’s not all about running, it's about having a #CrazyFun day. Feel like a kid again as you take on the giant inflatables. Afterwards enjoy a cold beverage on the Midway.

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    The Original Grand Rapids Gun & Knife Show

    28th Street Showplace, 1256 28th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

    Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 9:00 am–5:00 pm

    Sunday, June 25th, 2017 – 10:00 am–3:00 pm

    Cost: $6 General Admission

    This Gun and Knife Show has it all! New, used, antique, guns, knives, militaria, war relics and dealers.

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    Grand River Water Festival

    Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

    Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 12:00 Noon-10:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    The 2017 Grand River Water Festival is a day long music driven Environmental Festival featuring Traditional Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Blues and World Beat music, performed by Michigan musicians. The music and activities are used to draw together diverse groups of folks from the community and educate them on water quality issues.

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

    Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $40

    With a career that spans more than four decades, the band KANSAS has become one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. They will be performing at DeVos Performance Hall on Saturday, June 24th.

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    Sebastian Bach

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

    Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $9.79

    Sebastian Bach, known as the frontman of the band Skidrow, will be performing at 20 Monroe Live on Saturday, June 24th.

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    15th Annual World's Largest Dog Wash

    Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Sunday, June 25th, 2017 – 10:00 am-2:00 pm

    Cost: $10/dog

    Get your dog washed at Gilda’s Club World’s Largest Dog Wash brought to you by Bissell and 98.7 WFGR on Sunday, June 25th. Get your furry friend cleaned for only $10. Proceeds from the Dog Wash will benefit the Youth Program at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. After the dog wash, stick around for the ballgame. The West Michigan White Caps host the Lansing Lugnuts starting at 1 pm. It's “Dog Day” at the ballpark, so your dog can come and watch the game with you.

  • 10

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

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

    Sunday, June 25th, 2017 – 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $83

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers are in town on Sunday. One of the most successful acts in rock history, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012.