It’s the first weekend of the new year. Get out there and enjoy something fun. Your choices include everything from music to comedy, shopping, dancing, healthy living, free pinball, basketball, and yoga with kittens! This weekly list is sponsored by Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

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

Click on the event title for additional information.


  • 1

    The Grand Rapids Bridal Show

    DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: $5.00

    This is West Michigan's largest and longest-running bridal show, with award-winning wedding experts, beautiful event sites all over Michigan, delicious samples and the area's largest bridal fashion show! Couples can further benefit from special discounts, creative ideas and access to a ton of information to help with their wedding planning. They will also be giving away over $10,000 in Door Prizes! Fashion Show Times:  Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm.

  • 2

    Comedian Jay Larson

    Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm

    Saturday, January 5th,2019 - 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm

    Cost: Friday tickets are $10.00, and Saturday tickets are $15.00

    With the release of his first 1 hour special, "Me Being Me" Jay Larson has established himself as a mainstay in the comedy world. Jay's style is completely original and his ability to connect to an audience through storytelling is unmatched. His "Wrong Number" story went viral after climbing to #1 on Reddit and was also featured on "This American Life" with Ira Glass claiming, "Perfect comedy, perfect storytelling…" With appearances on Comedy Central’s' "The Meltdown," "This is Not Happening," "@Midnight," his own Half Hour special, and a handful of Late Night appearances, including "Conan" four times, it's hard to miss him.

  • 3

    2019 Winter Market Opening Day

    Fulton Street Farmers Market, 1145 Fulton St., E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 - 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Cost: Free admission

    Did you know that they are open YEAR-ROUND and have a thriving Winter Market?! Opening Day for the 2019 Winter Market is this Saturday. Go see the abundance of locally-grown produce, Michigan-raised meat, eggs, and dairy, handmade food products, and artisan goods that are available all winter long! Every Saturday they'll have between 20 and 30 vendors with a wide selection of products, both inside the heated Headhouse (the brick building with garage doors), as well as outside in the first section of the Market Pavilion. If you need to warm up, there will be coffee from Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters and Lotus Brew Coffee Co. hot cocoa for purchase at the coffee cart.

  • 4

    Well Being Series

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

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 - 10:30 am

    Cost: Non-Members $3 per person, Members Free

    It is the first session in their Well Being Series: Nature, Mindfulness, and Stress Reduction. In this program, you will learn; the ins, outs, and how to’s of a daily mindfulness practice, mindfulness techniques, about our brain’s innate need for nature connection, and how mindfulness and nature aid in stress reduction. Portions of this program will be outdoors (dress for the weather) and will include journaling and time in silence. This is the perfect program to start off your New Year and to establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime.

  • 5

    Basketball: The Grand Rapids Drive vs. The Maine Red Claws

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

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $5.00

    The Grand Rapids Drive take on the Maine Red Claws at home on Saturday night at the Deltaplex.

  • 6

    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: Roll Me Away- The Final Tour

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

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Limited tickets available starting at $105

    After a career that has spanned more than 50 years, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will hit the road for one last time on their final tour. The tour kicked off with a sold out show on November 21st at Van Andel Arena, and now a second show will be this weekend back at Van Andel Arena!

  • 7

    Salsa Dancing Night

    MeXo, 118 Fulton St. E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 - 10:00 pm-1:00 am

    Cost: $10 cover charge

    Salsa Dance The Night Away At MeXo With Latin Music From D.J. GOB and D.J. RIV!!!  Cocktails, food and hot moves on the dance floor. Dress to impress! 21 and older please.

  • 8

    Happy Kitten Yoga

    Happy Cat Cafe, 447 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 - 10:00 am

    Cost: $20 includes 60 minutes of guided yoga from Kathy Reed Yoga and 30 minutes of social time with kittens.

    Downward dogs are better with cats! There will also be a self serve coffee & tea bar and light snacks included. All levels welcome. No judgements, it’s about fun and relaxation. Please bring your own mat. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Under 18, A parent/guardian must sign waiver.

  • 9

    Free Pinball Day

    The Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 - 4:00 pm-2:00 am

    Cost: Free

    Want to play some Pinball for free? Head over the The Pyramid Scheme on Sunday! Ages 21+. Current list of pinball machines (subject to change):  Addams Family, Batman 66, Congo, Creature From The Black Lagoon, Deadpool, Dialed In, Game Of Thrones, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Indiana Jones Pinball Adventure, Iron Maiden, Medieval Madness, Metallica, Monster Bash, Scared Stiff, The Shadow, Simpsons Pinball Party, Spiderman, Star Wars, Tales Of The Arabian Nights, Theatre Of Magic, Total Nuclear Annihilation, Twilight Zone, White Water & Walking Dead

  • 10

    Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra - LIVE at Founders

    Founders Taproom, 235 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 - 5:30 pm-7:30 pm


    All ages! Are you looking for some good jazz music? The Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra is West Michigan's premier Big Band Jazz Ensemble and has recently featured some of the world's top Jazz Musicians such as Phil Woods and Randy Brecker as guest artists.

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