Wow, what a mixture of activities this weekend. We have everything from an exhibit in honor of First Lady Betty Ford to the Grand Rapids Heart Ball. We have music and comedy. There is boxing and hockey. It’s the final weekend to get your taxes done. There is a Motorcycle Swap Meet and a Petting Zoo. There is also a Home and Lifestyle Show.

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

Click on the event title for additional information.


  • 1

    In Step with Betty Ford: In Celebration of Her Centennial

    Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Runs through January 6, 2019 - Regular Museum Hours

    Cost: Museum Admission $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for senior citizens and military service members, $6.00 for college students with ID, $4.00 for youth ages 6-18, Free for children under the age of 5

    Grand Rapids' Central High graduate, student of dance, New York model, proud mother, and Congressman's wife. First Lady Betty Ford spoke openly about personal and political issues near and dear to her heart; her courage endeared her to the American people as she found herself in step with the times.

  • 2

    Home and Lifestyle Show

    Woodland Mall, 3195 28th St., SE, Kentwood, MI 49512

    Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 10:00 am-9:00 pm

    Saturday, April 14th, 2018 - 10:00 am-9:00 pm

    Sunday, April 15th, 2018 - 12:00 Noon-6:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Spring has arrived in West Michigan and the housing market remains hot. If you’re looking to update your home or interiors, stop by Woodland Mall to get ideas for your new look. Whether you’re looking to update, sell or purchase a home, condo or cottage, the Home & Lifestyle Show will give you plenty of ideas and resources. The show will feature dozens of vendors that will help you update the look of your home plus vendors to help improve your standard of living.

  • 3

    Grand Rapids Heart Ball

    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Cost: $300.00

    Celebrate the life saving work of the American Heart Association and its impact on the lives within our community at the 2018 Grand Rapids Heart Ball. They will honor survivors of cardiovascular disease and stroke and their dedication to raise awareness on these causes. This event will include entertainment, dinner and recognition of the Richard M. DeVos award winners for 2018.

  • 4

    Lisa Lampanelli with Frank DeCaro

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

    Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: $42.00

    Lisa Lampanelli brings her stand up comedy to Grand Rapids on Friday. She will be appearing with Frank DeCaro.

  • 5

    Grand Valley State University Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

    Seidman College of Business, 50 Front Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, April 14th, 2018 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program assists low-income community members to complete their income tax returns, as a free service open to the public. Last year, volunteers assisted over 140 individuals in filing their tax returns!

  • 6

    Spring Petting Zoos

    Coopersville Farm Museum, 375 Main St., Coopersville, MI 49404

    Saturday, April 14th, 2018- 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Cost: Donation

    Local farm families share their small and baby animals at the Coopersville Farm Museum's annual Petting Zoo. Sometimes there's a cow and a goat, sometimes a chicken and a duck, but there's always bunnies! The crafty staff at the museum also has animal related crafts in store for each Saturday in April!

  • 7

    Golden Gloves Championships - West Michigan Prelims

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

    Saturday, April 14th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: VIP Table Seating $30.00, Ringside Seats $18.00, General Admission $10.00

    Boxers from across the State of Michigan will be welcomed at the DeltaPlex for Michigan’s Premier Amateur Boxing Event. Join the Michigan Golden Gloves volunteers, fans and families for what has come to be the most fun and entertaining of championship boxing shows. (Semi-finals are Friday, April 20th. Championships are Friday, April 27th. State Semi-Finals take place on Friday, May 4th with the State Championships on Saturday, May 5th)

  • 8

    Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Cleveland Monsters

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

    Saturday, April 14th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $19

    It’s the final game of the regular season! The Season Finale is presented by Huntington Bank. There will also be a Friday night jersey auction after the game.

  • 9

    38th Annual Grand Rapids Motorcycle Swap Meet

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

    Sunday, April 15th, 2018 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm

    Cost: Admission $8, Children 5-12 $2, Children Under 5 FREE!

    Swap Meet Vendors, New & Used Motorcycle Parts, Bikes, Leather, Food and more. Buy, Sell, Trade

  • 10

    Brian Culbertson - "Colors of Love" Tour

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

    Sunday, April 15th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $39.50

    Brian Culbertson has received numerous awards including a 2012 NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Jazz Album; the 2012 Soul Train Award nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist; 2010 American Smooth Jazz Award for Best Keyboardist; 2005 ASYM All That Jazz Award; and the 2001 National Smooth Jazz Award for Best Keyboardist, along with many other awards.

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