10 Things To Do this Weekend: October 20th-22nd
First off, it’s it Sweetest Day on Saturday, so don’t forget to make special plans with the “sweetie” in your life!
There are so many things to do in West Michigan this weekend that is was tough to narrow the list down to just ten! I didn’t include any of the ongoing Halloween events in this list because we have separate posts for those events. They can be found at:
Your Guide to Haunted Houses in West Michigan
Five Unique Halloween Experiences in West Michigan
We have art, we have food…
You can walk and run.
We have witches, comics and zombies,
Crafts, Books, Music and fun!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
Click on the event title for additional information.
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Runs through Sunday, November 5th, 2017 - Various Show Times
Cost: Tickets start at $49. Some performances are SOLD OUT
WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz long before Dorothy arrived. There is a young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. She meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships... until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
Gavin DeGraw Raw Tour | O.A.R. with Lawrence | Demetri Martin
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 20th, 2017 - 8:00 pm - Gavin DeGraw
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 - 8:00 pm - O.A.R with Lawrence
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 - 7:00 pm - Demetri Martin
Cost: Tickets cost varies depending on show
It’s a very busy weekend at 20 Monroe Live with three different shows. On Friday night it’s Gavin DeGraw. Saturday O.A.R with Lawrence takes to the stage. To wrap up the weekend on Sunday it will be Demetri Martin.
Seussical the Musical
Grand Rapids Civic Theater, 30 Division Ave. N, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Runs through Sunday, October 29th - Show times vary
Cost: Tickets start at $10
Based on Dr. Seuss’ tales of “Horton Hears a Who!”, “The Cat in the Hat”, and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz”, this musical follows your favorite childhood Seuss characters through a heart-filled journey of discovery and the importance of imagination. This musical will leave you believing that a person’s a person no matter how small.
Grand Rapids Comic-Con
DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 20th, 2017 - 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 - 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 - 17:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $20, Kids 5-12 are $5/day
Make sure to check out all the exciting programming and events that will happen throughout the weekend. Whether you are a die-hard comic book reader, have a passion for anime, enjoy the steampunk or homestuck universe, or are just a casual fan who wants to see the spectacle that is the Grand Rapids Comic-Con -- there is plenty for everyone.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 - 8:30 am-12:00 Noon
Cost: Donations and fundraising are encouraged
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks unite communities behind the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer. Making Strides of Grand Rapids reflects our own community. Check in starts at 8:30 am, with the festivities kicking off at 9 am with the opening ceremony.
Shipshewana on the Road
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $4.00. Children 12 and under are Free
Stop by for a day of shopping for the most unique trinkets and treasures under the sun! For the past two decades Shipshewana On The Road Gift, Food and Craft Show has brought the most interesting, most innovative, most creative and just plain awesome products to its customers. You’ll find thousands of unique items that you may not find anywhere else!
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Grand Rapids Public Library- Main Branch, 111 Library St., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 - 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Are you looking for a good book? Visit this huge used book sale! Find treasures, bargains, and more! On Saturday get 3 books for $1. On Sunday fill a bag full of books for $5 (they provide the bag). All proceeds benefit the Grand Rapids Public Library.
7th Annual Arts & Eats Tour
Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo, Kent and Van Buren counties
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 - Hours vary by location
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 - Hours vary by location
This is a self-guided driving (or cycling) tour of Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo, Kent and Van Buren counties. Explore beautiful autumn in these quaint, vibrant and rural communities. Drop in on local artists in their studios or at spectacular central venues. You will see working farms featuring specialty food crops, fiber and heritage animals. Dine on scrumptious cuisine and refreshing beverages at delectable cafés, restaurants and breweries. There is no better way to raise awareness of, appreciation for, and connections to our region’s human and natural resources. It will remind you of the benefits of buying and consuming locally-grown foods and supporting Michigan artists, producers and makers.
The Zombie Dash 5K
6th Street Park, 647 Monroe NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 - 6:45 pm
Cost: Zombies are admitted free. If participating in the 5K Dash registration is $45
Run a 5K on post-apocalyptic streets and paths in downtown Grand Rapids. Race against darkness. Dodge the zombies and keep your “flag football” life strips to avoid infection and stay alive (time bonus).
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Hershey Bears
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W. Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $16 if purchased in advance
The 2017 Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins will be on the road on Friday night, but will return to the Van Andel Arena for a game on Saturday against the Hershey Bears.