There are a couple of county fairs running this weekend We also have Live Music, Records & CDs, Flowers, Lions, and Dinosaurs!

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

Click on the event title for additional information.


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    Ionia Free Fair

    Ionia Fairgrounds, 317 S. Dexter St., Ionia, MI 48846

    Runs through Saturday, July 20th, 2019 - See Website for Event Times

    Cost: Free Admission

    It’s time for the Ionia Free Fair -- called “The 10 Best Days of Summer”. Events include a parade, fair food, amusement rides, concerts, and fair animals.

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    Barry County Fair

    Barry Expo Center, 1350 North M-37 Hwy , Hastings, MI 49058

    Runs through Saturday, July 20th, 2019 - See Website for Event Times

    Cost: $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free

    For 167 years, the Barry County Fair continues to be a highlight of the summer’s activity for many families. So many families’ summer vacations are focused around the fair with the projects the 4-H and FFA exhibitors have worked hard on the past years.

  • 3

    George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: One Nation Under A Groove Tour

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

    Friday, July 19th, 2019 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $50.00

    Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the '70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-'60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the '70s, capturing over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and recording three platinum albums.

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    Salsa Party featuring Armando Vega

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

    Friday, July 19th, 2019 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: General admission tickets will be $20 the day of the event.

    Salsa Night featuring Detroit's Armando Vega kicks off the series presented by the Grand Rapids-Kenty County Convention/Arena Authority's Community Inclusion Group. The event will feature Detroit's Armando Vega, a musician specializing in salsa singing and dancing, as well as a performance from DJ Tony Banks (bachata, salsa, merengue, cumbia, and reggaeton) of Grand Rapids. DeVos Place will also have tequila tastings and food offerings in addition to free salsa lessons during the event. Check out the delicious Caribbean food offerings from El Caribe Food Truck from 8 pm-midnight!

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    Grand Rapids Record & CD Show

    American Legion 179 Neal E. Fonger, 2327 Wilson Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 - 8:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    Grand Rapids Record & CD Show is back! Join them at our new location where dealers and vendors from all over the midwest and beyond will be selling new and vintage vinyl and CD's including 45's, LP's & 78's. Many CD's, books, videos, DVD's, posters and music memorabilia available too! Rock, soul, jazz, blues, pop, country, metal, indie, prog & so much more. Truly something for everyone's musical taste!

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    Lion Day

    John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 - 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    Cost: Included with General Admission

    In just 25 years we have lost half of Africa's lions. Only 20,000 remain from a population of 200,000 a century ago. Actions big or small can help make a difference. Join them for Lion Day to learn more about lions and what you can do to help! Activities include: Snares to Wares Initiative will be there with information about their conservation initiatives and what they are doing to protect lions in Africa, Draw your pride activity, Lion-themed crafts, Lion conservation information, and Information on big cats around the world. The first 2000 guests will receive a coupon for a free popcorn when they see “The Lion King” at Celebration Cinema.

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    Amazing Dinosaurs Exhibit!

    Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Opens Saturday, July 20th

    Cost: Included with general admission

    Experience the majestic world of dinosaurs through giant, lifelike re-creations that immerse visitors in an interactive journey through time. Explore the unique habitats, behaviors, and physical features of these amazing creatures with hands-on activities. Visitors can play the role of paleontologist for the day, dig for hatchlings and fossils, make dinosaur tracks, and more!

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    Daylily & Hosta Show at Meijer Gardens

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

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm (Daylilly show is Saturday only)

    Sunday, July 21st, 2019 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: Free with general admission

    Discover the amazing range of colors, sizes, and shapes of daylily flowers. See flowers that vary in size from less than one inch across to almost 10 inches. Each daylily flower lasts for just one day, and so does this show. Also, join them for the very first hosta leaf show at Meijer Gardens and be amazed by the range of shapes, sizes, colors, patterns and textures available in hosta foliage. Specimen leaves will be displayed in vases and West Michigan Hosta Society members will be on-hand all weekend to answer questions and discuss why hostas are “America’s #1 Perennial.”

  • 9

    Jurassic Adventure

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

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 - 10:00 am-9:00 pm

    Sunday, July 21st, 2019 - 10:00 am-7:00 pm

    Cost: Adults & Teens ages 13 and up: $25/person, Children 2-12: $30/child, Military discounts: $3 off with military ID

    Announcing Jurassic Adventure, the largest most realistic Dinosaur event ever seen in Michigan! There will be a wide variety of fun and educational activities designed to engage all members of

    the entire family. Embark on a prehistoric journey from the Jurassic all the way through the Ice Age periods and discover the Dinosaurs & Mammals that ruled the earth for more than 150 million years ago! The main exhibit features over 50 life size ultrarealistic dinosaurs in their natural habitat. Other exhibits include hands on interaction with these enormous Dinosaurs, ride a cute little baby Dinosaur, be courageous and ride a 12 foot animatronic T Rex & Triceratops. Tracey, a friendly young T-Rex greets guests periodically throughout the event and can be found walking and playing with the kids.

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    The Gypsy Kings

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

    Sunday, July 21st, 2019 - 7:00 am-9:30 pm

    Cost: Member Cost $78, Non-Member Cost $80

    It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album — a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and sold almost twenty million albums, all the while retaining the same lineup of virtuoso musicians.

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