Restaurant Week, Jazz, and Yassou! Highlight Our Weekend Top 10 – August 18-20
Summer is here and that means that there is a TON of stuff to do around West Michigan. Sometimes, that makes it a little difficult to figure out what to do with your weekend. That’s where the Weekend Top 10 comes in handy.
Check out the top ten events happening around West Michigan for the weekend of August 18-20.
PRICE: Varies by location.
Restaurant Week GR is your opportunity to “Taste the City” in delicious new ways! Over 60 local restaurants are offering special earth-to-table meals at an unbelievable price: $28 per person for a 3-course dinner –- or 2 dine for $28 at select locations. Some of the participating restaurants are serving lunch for just $14 person for a 2-course meal.
Friday, August 18th, 2017 - 9:00 am-12:00 midnight -- Saturday, August 19th, 2017- 7:00 am-12:00 midnight -- Sunday, August 20th, 2017 - 7:00 am-6:00 pm
The Danish Festival celebrates the homecoming of family and friends and our area’s Danish heritage. Several events take place through the festival including Arts & Crafts, Entertainment, Parades, Family and Children's Events, and a Beer Garden.
Friday, August 18th, 2017 - 3:00 pm–10:00 pm - Saturday, August 19th, 2017 - 11:00 am–10:00 pm - Sunday, August 20th, 2017 - 12:00 Noon-4:00 pm
PRICE: $2.00. Additional costs for food, beverage, kids activities and souvenirs
Yassou! means welcome. The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is hosting this event to celebrate their culture and traditions of the Greek Orthodox people. They look forward to sharing their music, dances, gifts and food!
Friday, August 18th, 2017 – 6:00 pm- 12:00 Midnight
Come and watch a movie outdoors! The pre-movie entertainment begins at 6 pm, the movie “Remember the Titans” (PG) begins at 7 pm, followed by the movie “Pitch Perfect” (PG-13).
Friday, August 18th, 2017 - 7:00 pm - Saturday, August 19th, 2017 - 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm - Sunday, August 20th, 2017 - 2:00 pm
PRICE: Tickets are $42.50
Noted author and playwright Mitch Albom dives into the world of musical comedy with the irresistible new show "Hockey, The Musical!" When God decides there are too many sports in the world, he chooses to eliminate one of them - Hockey. That doesn't sit well with fans of the game. So God says if five pure-of-heart souls can plead their case to save their beloved sport, he'll reconsider.
Friday, August 18th, 2017 - 8:00 pm
PRICE: Tickets start at $35.00
Rocker Ted Nugent has released more than 34 albums and has sold a career total of 30 million records. He brings his “Rocking America Again” tour to West Michigan this weekend!
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:00 am-5:00 pm - Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm
PRICE: Earlybird prices (Adult $12/Child $3) are available prior to the event. Door prices (Adult $14/Child $5)
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects. It’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Friday, August 18 - Sunday August 20, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
PRICE: Adults (14 – 64) $14.50, Seniors (65+) $11, Students (w/ID) $11, Children (5-13) $7, Children (3-4) $4, Children (2 & younger) FREE
This is the FINAL WEEKEND to see this landmark exhibition featuring internationally renowned artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. “Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural, State” is his first show in the upper Midwest as well as the first of its kind for the artist at a botanic garden. Ai Weiwei has emerged as one of the definitive cultural voices for the 21st century.
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 - 12:30 pm-10:00 pm - Sunday, August 20th, 2017 - 1:00 pm-8:30 pm
Two Big Days and an incredible lineup of Jazz Artists from all over and right here in West Michigan. GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is West Michigan's only free, weekend-long jazz festival! The 6th annual GRandJazzFest will bring to the stage notable jazz performers as well as up-and-coming artists for diverse audiences. The event is family friendly.
Saturday, August 19th, 2017- 2:00 pm-10:00 pm
This fundraising event will benefit Grand Rapids Whitewater. The musical lineup will include Saved by the 90’s (a 90’s cover band), Hotel California (an Eagles tribute band), Sweet Diezel Jenkens, and Bromoans (Ramones Tribute band) along with returning local act Wolfpack from Mars (a David Bowie tribute band). This event is free and all ages are welcome. There will also be family activities and, of course, beer! It is suggested that you bring chairs or blankets to sit on at the park.