It’s the first weekend of Summer! There are a lot of events to help you get in some physical activity -- biking, walking, yoga, and running. There is also a record and CD show, events at the zoo, a water festival, a Harry Potter festival and Sunday brunch, along with some fundraisers.

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

Click on the event title for additional information.


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    Meijer State Games of Michigan

    Various Locations

    Friday, June 22nd, 2018 through Sunday, June 24th, 2018 - Various Times

    Cost: Registration and Admission Fees vary by event

    The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes all athletes regardless of age or ability. An estimated 7,500+ athletes from all corners of Michigan will come and represent 40+ sports and compete in the 7th annual Meijer State Games of Michigan. The Opening Ceremony will be on Friday, June 22nd at 7:30 at East Kentwood High School (6230 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49508).

  • 2

    MSU Gran Fondo 2018

    20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 - 8:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: Each rider is encouraged to raise at least $50 prior to the ride.

    The MSU Gran Fondo is a timed, non-competitive cycling event to support Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s skin cancer awareness, prevention and research. Gran Fondo, which means "big ride" is a rolling party that offers four route options for cyclists of any skill level. Individuals or teams will ride along scenic routes from downtown Grand Rapids to Lake Michigan and enjoy gourmet food stops along the way. Riders will return to the Finish Line Festival with music, craft brews and a grand feast. Route options: Family Ride (10-12 miles), 25, 40 or 80-mile courses. Start times vary by distance.

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    Princess Day at the Zoo

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

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 - 9:00 am-2:30 pm

    Cost: Free with regular admission

    Come meet your favorite princesses at John Ball Zoo! All princesses, princes, and knights are welcome. Come dressed as your favorite characters and meet Sleeping Beauty, the Beauty Princess, and the Arabian Princess!

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    Yoga & Trail Run with Yoga Fever

    Robinette's, 3142 Four Mile Rd., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 - 9:30 am all levels yoga flow (40 minutes) | short break | 10:30 am 2 mile trail run (at your own pace)

    Cost: $15

    Join Yoga Fever for a 40 minute all levels yoga flow followed by a 2 mile trail run at Robinettes! The yoga class will be on the front lawn of the apple orchard followed by a 2 mile trail run (at your own pace). This event will be led by runner/yoga enthusiast and YF instructor, Vanessa. We know how important getting outside and being in nature is during the most beautiful season in West Michigan. Let's create the perfect marriage of yoga and trail running. Bring your yoga mat, family and your best running pal.

  • 5

    Grand Rapids Record & CD Show

    Westgate Bowl Center, 4486 Alpine Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49321

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 - 10:00 am=-5:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    Great selection of vinyl. LP's, 45, 78 RPM. Compact Discs. Videos. Music memorabilia and more. Several new dealers will be joining them for the first time. Something for every music lover! Register to win Record Show Cash.

  • 6

    Take Steps Walk for Crohn's and Colitis

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

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 - 10:00 am-12:00 Noon

    Cost: Teams and individuals set their own fundraising goals

    Connect with Patients, their friends and families, and caregivers. By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD.

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    Grand River Water Festival

    Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids MI

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 - 12:00 Noon-9:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    The Grand River Watershed Arts and Music Council presents their annual Grand River Water Festival at Riverside Park. This one-day music festival combines local and regional music with environmental speakers and local vendors and nonprofit organizations that provide a variety of environmental services and engagement opportunities. The event is free and open to all ages.

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    Harry Potter in the Park Festival

    William Rogers Park, 75 N. Union, Sparta, MI 49345

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 - 3:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Cost: $20.00, Children 5 and under are Free

    Celebrate all things Harry Potter with this year's "Tri Wizard" theme. The magic will begin at 3:00 PM. Your ticket includes entry into the park where you will be given the wizarding experience of the summer. This ticket includes all onstage events, snakes and owls, arts and crafts, demonstrations, house points competition, strolling through the Wizards and Wands Emporium, Horcrux Hunt, Gnome Tossing, and much more. Please note that a seperate ticket will be needed for the following events: Quidditch Training w/ the GVSU Grindylows, Swish and Flick Painting, and Herbology*. Children 5 and under will have free park entry with seperate tickets required for above noted sections. Once again we will be offering you an opportunity to race in the Arthur Weasley Duck Race.

  • 9

    Summer of Brunch

    Fulton Street Artisans Market, 1147 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Every Sunday through August 19th, 2018 - 11:00 am-3:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    Summer of Brunch Food Truck Rally will be taking place with the Fulton Street Artisans Market. You've asked where are food trucks on Sundays? Well they will be at the Artisans Market dishing out their favorites plus some brunch specialties. Sunday local shopping, with local food trucks what could be better!! Hurry though we are only serving brunch for a short 10 week run. So be sure to mark your calendars!

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    Family Frolic at The Zoo

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

    Sunday, June 24th, 2018 - 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Cost: $15. Kids 16 and under get in for free thanks to generous support from Eastbrook Homes!

    Family Promise of Grand Rapids is hosting their 1st annual family community event called Family Frolic at the Zoo! There will be raffles, prizes, a scavenger hunt for kids and of course ANIMALS! All ages are welcome.  Help raise money for children and families who are experiencing homelessness. A generous foundation and our amazing sponsors have offered a $20,000 match to help families move home! Will you join us in ending homelessness…one family at a time!?

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