10 Things to Do this Weekend: June 9th-11th
Get out and enjoy the nice summer weather. We have carnivals and festivals, food, music, fishing and more!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Rockford Start of Summer Celebration
Downtown Rockford, MI
Friday, June 9, 2017 – 12:00 Noon-11:00 pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Free (Some activities are extra)
Come kick off the Start of Summer in Rockford. Carnival Rides, Arts & Crafts, Live Entertainment, Food, Drink and much more. The fireworks are Saturday evening at dusk.
Baseball: West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Dayton Dragons
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Drive NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Friday, June 9th, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 11th, 2017 – 7:00 pm
The West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Dayton Dragons this weekend at Fifth Third Ballpark. It's Tiger Friday with Nate Robertson and Bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans through the gate. On Saturday it's Family Fare Fireworks after the game. And Sunday is Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day. The first 1,000 kids eat free! Also on Sunday, Clifford the Big Red Dog will be making an appearance.
Free Fishing Weekend
Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
This weekend, all fishing license fees will be waived. Both Michigan residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply.
Construction Truck Petting Zoo
Grand Rapids Public Library - Main Library , 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 - 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Would your children enjoy seeing construction equipment up close and in-person? (Even some adults would!!) Come explore the petting zoo of real construction trucks on display in the streets in front of the Main Library and the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. A variety of trucks will be on display from the Kent County Road Commission and the cities of Grand Rapids, Walker, Kentwood, Wyoming, Grandville, and East Grand Rapids.
Lids for Kids
Garfield Park, 2111 Madison, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 10:00 am-12:00 Noon
Stop by Garfield Park for the 4th annual “Lids for Kids” Bike Helmet Giveaway and Bike Safety Event. Children who stop by the park, can receive a properly fitted helmet — the most important tool in preventing a brain injury in a bike accident.
Grand Rapids Asian Festival
Rosa Parks Circle, Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 - 11:00 am-9:00 pm
It is Grand Rapids’ very first Asian Festival. The one-day event will showcase different cultures, food, arts, music and more. Take part in origami and chopsticks workshops. There will also be interactive dance performances representing cultures from Bollywood to Laos! The Philippines, Korea, India, China, Thailand, Vietnam and other Asian countries will be featured. Entertainment includes lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, singers, a ninja hairstylist, and a live Asian band. There will be an interactive kid’s area. For adults, there will be a BEER tent selling both local and Asian beer.
Rock the Block
Linc Up, 1167 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Cost: Free (Some items extra)
Rock the Block is a celebration of good food, local talents and the arts for your entire family. Rock the Block is a large street fair with vendors, resources and entertainment. Here is an opportunity to stop out and listen to great bands, sample local food, connect with local non-profits and businesses and take in Madison Square’s rich cultural history.
38th Annual Homecoming of the Three Fires Traditional Pow Wow
Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 - 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Sunday, June 11th, 2017 - 12:00 Noon
This is an outdoor celebration featuring Anishnabek (Three Fires American Indian/Native American) music, dance, art, food and crafts.
St. Adalbert Park, Corner of 5th & Davis, Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 4:00 pm
Who makes the best kielbasa? Here is your chance to be the judge. Food and entertainment. The party starts at 4:00 pm. Signal Point performs from 5:30-8:30 pm. Sampling begins at 6:15 pm. Proceeds to benefit programs at The Knights of Columbus with The Basilica of St. Adalbert.
Fulton Street Artisans Market Opening Day, 2017
Fulton Street Artisans Market, 1145 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Sunday, June 11th, 2017 - 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: Free admission
It’s Opening Day for Season 13! Come out for a great day of good food, fine art, and great company!