10 Things To Do this Weekend: June 14th-16th
This Sunday is Father’s Day! We have a whole list of different activities this weekend... From Chalk Art, to Food, to Festivals. We have Big Slides and Big Bounce Houses. Concerts, Celebrations and a K9K (and you can bring your dog!).
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
Click on the event title for additional information.
West Michigan Chalk Art Festival
Tanger Outlets, 350 84th St., SW, Byron Center, MI 49315
Friday, June 14th, 2019 - 8:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 - 8:00 am-9:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission for Viewing, Registration Required for Artists
Get your chalk on!!! Artists of all levels of experience and talent are invited to lay down some colorful chalk on the expansive sidewalks at Tanger Outlets. Bring your family to watch the sidewalks come alive! Artists begin their creations on Friday and work through the day. It’s awesome to see them start to take shape! On Saturday, as the artists finish their creations, there will also be lots of extra FREE fun things to do! From 11 am-3 pm, children can create their own art in the KidsChalk area near the playground, and get a fun face painting as well. From 11 am-6 pm, there will also be a caricature artist, clown, stilt walker, balloon twisting, games, and more, plus a DJ spinning great tunes! Food trucks will also be on site Friday and Saturday from 11 am-6 pm for you to enjoy!
Meijer Grand Taste
Blythefield Country Club, 5801 Northland Dr., NE, Belmont, MI 49306
Friday, June 14th, 2019 - 10:30 am-8:00 pm
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 - 10:30 am-8:00 pm
Sunday, June 16th, 2019 - 10:30 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $40.00
The Grand Taste – known as the best food experience on any tour – will return to this year’s LPGA tournament week lineup at Blythefield Country Club. The upgraded ticket will include food and beverage samples from participating local restaurants, breweries and Meijer vendors. The Grand Taste Garden will again be a second venue that will feature food, games and live music. This ticket will grant access to both Grand Taste locations and includes general admission access to the LPGA golf tournament.
Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival 2019
Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, June 14th, 2019 - 11:00 am-10:30 pm
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 - 10:55 am-10:30 pm
Sunday, June 16th, 2019 - 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm
The third annual Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival 2019, as presented by Old National Bank, will showcase the rich cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The numerous cultural demonstrations, performances, and vendors will provide a fun and engaging time for the entire family.
Big Bounce America
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Friday, June 14th, 2019 - 11:00 am-7:15 pm
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 - 9:00 am-6:40 pm
Sunday, June 16th, 2019 - 9:00 am-6:40 pm
Cost: Kids ages 7 and younger $15, ages 15 and younger $17, ages 16 and up $20. (Please note that tickets are time specific and only a certain number are available per time slot.)
Big Bounce America will offer zones with themes and activity-based entertainment. Guests can enjoy basketball hoops, an inflatable obstacle race, and a giant slide. In addition, Big Bounce America will feature an inflatable forest, huge inflatable jungle animals, trucks, boats, and much, much more.
Rockford Start of Summer Celebration
Downtown Rockford, MI
Friday, June 14th, 2019 - 12:00 Noon-11:00 pm
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 - 8:00 am-11:00 pm
Sunday, June 16th, 2019 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
It's the most anticipated event in Rockford -- The 51st Annual Start of Summer Celebration!
Get ready for the fan favorites including the annual parade (Saturday at 11 am), carnival, entertainment, craft vendors, food vendors, fireworks (Saturday at Dusk), and more! There are a few new activities for this year too!
Southern Accents -- A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, June 14th, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $15.00
Assembled from an entire team of talented ace-musicians from the Nashville studio & touring- circuit, Southern Accents recreates the music, style & sound of Tom Petty professionally with immaculate precision and wildly contagious enthusiasm. United in their quest to be the Ultimate Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Experience, each member of the band looks the part, plays the part, and LIVES the part; the result is pure entertainment & songs so dedicated and true to the originals that you’d swear music-history was being made all-over again right before your eyes & ears.
Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 - 9:00 am-12:00 Noon
Cost: Registration starts at $35 depending on race
The K9K began as an idea. An idea to honor a man. A man of God that loved Christ, his girls, his family, and his job. Andy was a Grand Rapids Police Department officer and previously was a Woodridge (IL) Police Department officer. He died while on a training run for an open Canine Handler position with GRPD. The K9K is a way to honor Andy and raise funds for worthy causes. There are two events - a 3k run/walk and a 9k run. Dogs are allowed on both of them, because who wouldn't want to go for a fun walk or run without their dog? But you don't need a dog to participate because everyone is welcome!
Saturday Slip 'N Slide
Rosewood Park, 1899 Rosewood St., Jenison, MI 49428
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 - 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm
Cost: $1 per person for a wristband that allows you to slide the whole afternoon!
Saturday Slip-n-Slide is a Community Event to bring people together and make this a GREAT place to live. Enjoy a Slip N’ Slide down the hill of the Soccer Bowl (Rosewood Park) after school gets out for the summer. Bring your family and friends to this community sponsored event and enjoy a kick-off to summer fun! Activities include: raffle, children’s activities, bounce houses, clowns, balloons, toddler water area, archery tag, foam pit and so much more for children of all ages. All proceeds will go directly back into our own community to support LOVE INC.
Pentatonix World Tour with special guest Rachel Platten
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $29.50
Pentatonix brings their World Tour to Van Andel Arena on Saturday with special guest Rachel Platten and Citizen Queen.
Grand Rapids Pride Festival
Calder Plaza, 300 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, June 15th, 2019 - 12 Noon-11:00 pm
One of the largest one-day events in Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Pride Festival is an event that brings LGBTQ community members, LGBTQ businesses, allies, and organizations together to celebrate diversity, inclusion, and celebrating who you are Proud To Be! With over 100+ vendors, a Community Stage featuring local LGBTQ artists, the Meijer Family Pavilion, and the Main Stage featuring local drags queens and three national artists, Grand Rapids Pride Festival 2019 will offer something for everyone!