Things to do in August in GR: Outdoor Movies, Bricklive at JBZ and Sunset Yoga

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These Things to do in August Will Keep Summer Going a Little Longer

Summer may be hitting the dog days, but that doesn’t mean an end to all the fun. A month of sunshine, warmth and countless ways to check items off the summer bucket list, you’ll find that there are plenty of ways to beat the heat and explore West Michigan.

You don’t want to miss Bricklive at John Ball Zoo, where life-sized zoo animals greet you throughout the park – in Lego brick form!

Find bike clinics and Princess Day. And if you’ve been missing the big screen this year, head to Fifth Third Ballpark for their outdoor movies on the ball field!

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Princess Day at John Ball Zoo is August 12, 2020

Aug 12 @ John Ball Zoo
Whether fairy or wizard, prince or princess, everyone is invited to come in costume to Princess Day on Tuesday, July 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at John Ball ...
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Explore Your Educational Options at The Tutoring Center's Grand Opening Celebration - Sept 12

Explore Your Educational Options at The Tutoring Center’s Grand Opening Celebration – Sept 12

Sept 12 @ 5751 Byron Center Ave. SW, Wyoming
This family-friendly event will feature fun kids activities and games, center tours, raffles, prizes, and light refreshments. It will also include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local business and government leaders ...
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  ONGOING • AUGUST EVENTS  


BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise 
John Ball Zoo- 1300 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» June-August, 9am-6pm.
Features more than 40 life-sized animal sculptures created with over 1.8 million individually colored building bricks. Reserve your online ticket.


GR Gymnastics Summer Day Camp
1601 Galbraith Ave, STE 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
»  July 6-August 21
From the foam pits to the trampolines, gymnastics, or ninjas, campers will make memories that last a lifetime. Mon.-Fri. 1-4pm. $22.40/day.


Free Tuesdays & Thursdays @ Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» Free admission on Tuesdays from 12-6pm and Thursdays from 5-9pm.


Free Thursdays @ Muskegon Museum of Art 
296 W. Webster Avenue Muskegon, Michigan 49440
» Free admission all day (11am-4pm) every Thursday.


New GRPM Exhibit! Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Aug 1-Oct 18
Learn how pathogens can spread, why some outbreaks become epidemics & more. Free with admission. The exhibition is presented in English and Spanish.


 AUG 1  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 9 am                                     

Learn to Ride @ Action Wake Park
3320 Hudson Trails Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 9am-12pm. Bring the kids, bring the family for a morning of watersports fun! Wakeboarding & Kneeboarding $25, equipment included. Ages 7+

StemChef Kids Day
» Online event. 9am-9pm. A 12-hour nonstop live-streamed day of fun with performances such as magic show, puppet show, dance & music as well as activities and classes such as coding, robotics, baking, yoga for kids ages 5 – 13.

Kids For Kids @ Critter Barn
9275 Adams St., Zeeland, MI 49464
» This class is all about caring for and handling our new farm babies. Enjoy playing with Critter Barn’s newest arrivals as they run and jump around the farm! Ages 6-10. $15

 9:30 am                                     

Yoga at the Highlands @ Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
» These outdoor classes will incorporate posture, breath-work, and mindfulness meditation in the gorgeous natural setting of the Highlands. Registration needed. Bring own mat. $5 -$8. Ages 13+

Free SoulfulMOTION on Monroe 🆓
555 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» This is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) class set to Christian and inspirational music. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 10 am                                     

Be A Babysitter
4950 Breton Rd SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
» Ages 8-17, $45. Learn the ins and outs of creating a great babysitting business! Find answers to common babysitting questions like sibling squabbling and meal time tips. Other topics covered are American Heart Association CPR, diapering duties, bedtime tips and much more.

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

Prince & Princess Day @ Boulder Ridge
8313 Pratt Lake Ave. SE, Alto, MI
» A “social-distancing meet & greet”. Come meet your favorite character and get your photo taken!

New GRPM Exhibit! Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World Opening Day
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 10am-5pm. Learn how pathogens can spread, why some outbreaks become epidemics & more. Free with admission. The exhibition is presented in English and Spanish.

Out of the Barn Pop Up Shop
9637 48th Ave., Allendale, MI 49401
» 10am-7pm. Come join us, meet new vendors and see all the wonderful handcrafted products for kids! Make fairy and miniature succulent gardens!

 11 am                                     

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Science Saturday @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Explore fascinating facts about insects, birds, mammals and more, and participate in family-friendly activities.

Slimy Skins and Scales
1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Come join Blandford’s Wildlife staff and learn about the special characteristics that differentiate reptiles from amphibians while discovering the adaptations that assist herptiles in surviving the winter in addition to the ways humans impact wild herptiles. Registration required, members $5, non-members $8, 2 and under- Free.

 1 pm                                     

Drop-in Studio: Miniature Artist Zine @ the GRAM
101 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI
» 1-4pm. Drop in to GRAM’s auditorium and enjoy hands-on art making activities. All supplies are provided. Short for magazine, a zine is a self-published creation. Design, cut, and paste your own miniature artist zine.

 1:30 pm                                     

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

 2 pm                                     

“Open Farm” @ Fellinlove Farm 
6364 144th Ave, Holland, MI 49423
» 2pm-5pm. Visit animals, walk the nature trail, enjoy ponds, ride horses. $5 suggested donation/person.

 6 pm                                     

Moovies From The Mound @ Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Drive, Comstock Park, MI
» 6-11pm. Moovies From The Mound presented by Milk Means More. Grab your blankets and chairs and head to the field at Fifth Third Ballpark for a family friendly showing on the outfield videoboard! Tickets are $35 per plot and include 6 tickets (plots are spaced more than 6ft apart). Masks must always be worn.

 7 pm                                     

“The Music Man Jr.” presented by Children’s Creations Theater – Outdoor Show
6161 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» Come out and support local theater and this cast, Saturday August 1st as they perform “The Music Man Jr.” Outdoor show Concessions will also be sold – Popcorn, drinks and candy.

 AUG 2  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 10 am   

Out of the Barn Pop Up Shop
9637 48th Ave., Allendale, MI 49401
» 10am-7pm. Come join us, meet new vendors and see all the wonderful handcrafted products for kids! Make fairy and miniature succulent gardens!

 4 pm   

Rad Women Walking Tours 🆓
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 
» 4-6:30pm. Celebrate the Rad American Women throughout history via public art and FREE walking tours around Downtown GR! Registration is not required but strongly encouraged.

 4:30 pm   

Sunday Night Goat Hikes
6206 Ada Drive SE, Ada, MI 49301
» Take a hike with local goats through woods, marsh and prairie! Safe, outdoor goat recreation for families & friends. Masks required. $10

 AUG 3  •  M  

 All Day                                   

 10 am   

Make It! Monday with Henika District Library 🆓
149 S Main St, Wayland, Michigan 49348
» Family take-and-make craft kits, with a new one available each Monday. Kits can be picked up curbside any time we are open that week.

 11 am   

Critter Catchers @ The Outdoor Discovery Center
4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» Our captive education animals are hungry! Learn what they like to eat then head out on the trails to catch their prey. Bring your catch back to the center and help a naturalist feed the reptiles and amphibians. $6 per child, $4 for members

 12:15 pm   

Free Yoga @ Coit Park 🆓
701 Coit Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 1 pm   

Caribbean Steel Drums Concert 🆓
» Fruitport District Library. Online event. Let the music sweep you away to a unifying experience of drumming, singing, and dancing! Register for link.

 2 pm   

Annual Used Book Sale(s) @ HSB, Inc.
5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 2-7pm. Event will be held on 2 dates rather than just 1 to comply with current guidelines. Different sellers each day!

 6 pm   

Free Youth Dance at MLK Park 🆓
900 Fuller Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
» Get active outdoors and learn the fundamentals of dance. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Recommended for ages 10+

High Pointe VBS 🆓
2975 76th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315
» 6-8pm. Come join us for an exciting, safe event this August at High Pointe Community Church! Registration due by July 20.

 6:30 pm   

Free Zumba @ Rosa Parks Circle 🆓
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» This class combines high-energy and motivating music with unique moves and combination. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 7 pm   

Goodnight Barn @ the Critter Barn 
9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» Kids experience the farm at the end of the day. We will turn the lights off as we finish caring for Critter Barn’s animals. $15

East GR Concerts in the Park 🆓
650 Lakeside Drive, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
» FREE summer entertainment on the shores of Reeds Lake! Come early for a good seat and bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Concert will be regulated on a first come, first serve basis, allowing up to 100 individuals.

 AUG 4  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 6:30 am   

Free Sunrise Yoga @ Indian Trails Golf Course 🆓
2776 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
» Begin with gentle stretching and move to flowing through and holding poses. Class will come to a restful end. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 8:30 am   

Zoo Adventures: Hidden Treasures
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 8:30-10:30am. 1st-5th grade. Be the first to say good morning to the animals at John Ball Zoo! See the animals as they first come out for their breakfasts as well as meeting ambassador animals up close and enjoying pond and park exploration. Registration required. $25-$30.

 9 am – 4 pm                             

Superhero Day at John Ball Zoo
1300 W Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI

» It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superhero Day at John Ball Zoo!

Come dressed as your favorite superhero and meet amazing superheroes on Tuesday, August 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Zoo guests can meet the rotating group of superheroes Warrior Women, American Hero, Bat Hero, Spider Hero, Woman of Steel, and Panther Hero.

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 9 am   

Explore a Story @ DeGraaf Nature Center 
600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423
» Introducing kids to the outdoors through books and outdoor adventures. We’ll read stories, take hikes, meet animals, and have lots of fun. $6 per child, $4 for members

 10 am   

Backyard Myths & Legends Livestream 🆓
» KDL. Online event. Outdoor Discovery Center contemplates some legendary stories to learn the truth about the animal world just beyond our back door. Tune into the Kent District Library Facebook page for the livestream.

 1 pm   

Read & Explore: Art and Gardens Book Discussion for Families
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» A book discussion for families that will explore the Newberry Honor book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. Discuss surviving in the wild, befriending nature and learn more about the wildlife and natural environment discussed in this classic. Registration required.

 1:30 pm   

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

 2 pm   

Awesome Origami 🆓
» KDL. Online event. Join KDL online with professional origami artist, Stacie Tamaki – Tinygami for an intro to the art of origami. Watch the livestream on the Kent District Library Facebook page.

 5:30 pm   

Free POUND @ The Blue Bridge 🆓
The Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Get outside, get moving and have fun with our awesome instructors! Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 6 pm   

High Pointe VBS 🆓
2975 76th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315
» 6-8pm. Come join us for an exciting, safe event this August at High Pointe Community Church! Registration due by July 20.
Music of New orleans with Boogie Woogie Kid 🆓
» Hackley Public Library. Online event. Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid will perform a family-friendly program of New Orleans Boogie-Blues-Swing and Song favorites from the 20s 30s and 40s.

 6:30 pm   

Allendale Concerts in the Park: Sweet Justice 🆓
11069 68th Ave, Allendale, MI 49401
» Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and your appetites and get ready for a great time at the Allendale Community Park bandshell.

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Outdoor Artist Studio @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Explore the out-of-doors with an artist’s eye! Join local artists in the vibrant atmosphere of the Children’s Garden for engaging, informal presentations and demonstrations.

 7 pm   

Free Sunset Yoga @ Lookout Park 🆓
801 Fairview Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 AUG 5  •  W  

 All Day                                   

 8:30 am   

Zoo Adventures: Hidden Treasures
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 8:30-10:30am. 1st-5th grade. Be the first to say good morning to the animals at John Ball Zoo! See the animals as they first come out for their breakfasts as well as meeting ambassador animals up close and enjoying pond and park exploration. Registration required. $25-$30.

 9 am   

BattleGR Summer Camp – DNR Park
3277 Indian Dr NE, Plainfield Charter Township, MI 49306
» 9am-12pm. Looking for some fun outside? This 3 hour summer camp includes Laser Tag, Archery Tag, and a Video Game Truck!

 10 am   

Kids Day @ Coopersville Farm Museum 🆓
375 Main St. Coopersville, MI 49404
» 10am-1pm. Pedal pulls, crafts, fun, animals, reading bus, with free admission. Mask wearing, washing hands, and social distancing will be followed! Limited capacity. Donations appreciated.

 1 pm   

Drums for All 🆓
» KDL. Online event. Using instruments from cultures around the globe, we’ll learn how to express ourselves musically and communicate using a language older than words. Tune into the Kent District Library Facebook page for the livestream.

 2 pm   

Awesome Origami 🆓
» KDL. Online event. Join KDL online with professional origami artist, Stacie Tamaki – Tinygami for an intro to the art of origami. Watch the livestream on the Kent District Library Facebook page.

 6 pm   

Free Kickboxing on North Monroe 🆓
555 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» Mix up your routine with balance, coordination, and strength-building moves. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Free Yoga on The Blue Bridge 🆓
The Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

High Pointe VBS 🆓
2975 76th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315
» 6-8pm. Come join us for an exciting, safe event this August at High Pointe Community Church! Registration due by July 20.

Celebration Cinema presents Sunset Cinema
123 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI
» Outdoor movies now playing at Studio Park. $20/4-person picnic space.

Minecraft Party!
2923 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
» Be INSIDE MINECRAFT virtual reality , build MINING objects with building bricks (hosted by Bricks 4 Kidz), and get a free mini-Steve or Creeper. $10

 6:30 pm   

Free SoulfulMOTION @ Garfield Park 🆓
398 Burton St SE, Garfield Park 49507
» This is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) class set to Christian and inspirational music. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 7 pm   

Dancing on the Grand @ Waterfront Stadium 🆓
1 N Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417
» Masks, social distancing, lawn chairs, water bottle — you know the routine. The municipalities are trusting us to comply. Donations appreciated.

 AUG 6  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 8:30 am   

Zoo Adventures: Hidden Treasures
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 8:30-10:30am. 1st-5th grade. Be the first to say good morning to the animals at John Ball Zoo! See the animals as they first come out for their breakfasts as well as meeting ambassador animals up close and enjoying pond and park exploration. Registration required. $25-$30.

 9 am   

2020 National Blueberry Festival 
South Haven, Michigan 49090
» 2020 has changed everything, but the blueberry festival rolls with the punches. This year’s festival will be a mix of fun offsite activities, special additions to existing businesses, with the hopes of a Saturday of in person events held at the Huron Street Pavilion!

WGVU Kids Day at the Zoo
1300 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI
» Don’t miss WGVU Kids Day at the Zoo! There will be booths, give aways, games, characters, and admission to John Ball Zoo is only $5/person! This event may reach capacity quickly, tickets go on sale July 30th

 10 am   

Sing Song Yoga Virtual Program 🆓
» Howard Miller Public Library. Online event. Join Deb Weiss-Gelmi from Sing Song Yoga as she presents a virtual program featuring songs, stories, and yoga!

 11:30 am   

Fur Trading Activity Open House @ The Lakeshore Museum Center 🆓
430 W Clay Ave, Muskegon, MI
» 11:30am-1:30pm. Join us outside as we explore the role of native Michigan fur bearing animals in the fur trade through an interactive game! Open-house style activity suitable for all ages 2 and up.

 12 pm   

Relax at Rosa 🆓
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
» FREE lunchtime entertainment series happening every Thursday. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer stations will available for use on-site.

 2 pm   

Rad Women Walking Tours 🆓
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 
» 2-4:30pm. Celebrate the Rad American Women throughout history via public art and FREE walking tours around Downtown GR! Registration is not required but strongly encouraged.

 3 pm   

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons for Teens 🆓
» Herrick District Library. Online event. For ages 13 – 18. 5th Edition! Join us on the Roll 20 platform – free!

 5 pm   

Coopersville Kids Fest
Corner of Main St. and Mason, Coopersville, MI 49404
» 5-8pm. A fun evening filled with rides and games kicks off the Car Show weekend. Some games are free, ticketed rides and activities are $.50 each or $10 a wristband.

 6 pm   

Free Groove on The Blue Bridge 🆓
The Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Dance the night away with easy steps and fun music. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

High Pointe VBS 🆓
2975 76th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315
» 6-8pm. Come join us for an exciting, safe event this August at High Pointe Community Church! Registration due by July 20.

Moovies From The Mound @ Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Drive, Comstock Park, MI
» 6-11pm. Moovies From The Mound presented by Milk Means More. Grab your blankets and chairs and head to the field at Fifth Third Ballpark for a family friendly showing on the outfield videoboard! Tickets are $35 per plot and include 6 tickets (plots are spaced more than 6ft apart). Masks must always be worn.

Kids For Kids @ Critter Barn
9275 Adams St., Zeeland, MI 49464
» This class is all about caring for and handling our new farm babies. Enjoy playing with Critter Barn’s newest arrivals as they run and jump around the farm! Ages 6-10. $15

 6:30 pm   

Tom Plunkard’s Amazing Magic Livestream 🆓
» KDL. Online event. This hilarious magic show is filled with live animals and amazing magic! Tune into the Kent District Library Facebook page for the livestream.

 7 pm   

Kentwood Summer Concert Series: Brena 🆓
4900 Breton Rd SE, Kentwood, Michigan 49508
» Grab a blanket or chair and enjoy a concert on the lawn behind Kentwood City Hall, where appropriately distanced areas will be marked for residents to safely enjoy the show. Concert will also be live streamed.

 7:15 pm   

Free Yoga @ MLK Park 🆓
900 Fuller Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 8 pm   

Disney Glow @ TreeRunner
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 8pm-11pm. Come climb under the lights and enjoy your favorite Disney hits. Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Disney character. The park is set to glow with colored LED lighting, lasers, and more! All paid climbers receive glow attire.

 AUG 7  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 9 am   

2020 National Blueberry Festival 
South Haven, Michigan 49090
» 2020 has changed everything, but the blueberry festival rolls with the punches. This year’s festival will be a mix of fun offsite activities, special additions to existing businesses, with the hopes of a Saturday of in person events held at the Huron Street Pavilion!

 10 am   

Knee-High Naturalists @ DeGraaf Nature Center 
600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423
» Introduce the wonders of the natural world to young children. Crafts, activities, books, snacks, live animals, and outside exploration will be incorporated into their nature-based learning experience. Registration required, $10 per child, $5 for members.

 11 am   

Banquet for the Birds @ The Outdoor Discovery Center 🆓
4214 56th Street, Holland MI 49423
» 11am-12:30pm. Open house style program. Watch a naturalist feed our resident raptors. You will learn about the habitats these birds live in, some of their amazing adaptations, and what they love to eat.

 1 pm   

Fridays at the Farm @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Work together on a unique cooperative quilting project and with a variety of “chore-challenges.” Special farm inspired stories, games, music and more.

 4 pm   

Coopersville Car Cruise 🆓
Main St., Coopersville, MI 49404
» Weaving it’s way through Coopersville, this event has been known to bring out over 400 cars on this route of all makes, models and years. Map of route can be found on the event website.

 6 pm   

Fun w/ STEM Fridays @ Amped Reality VR
2923 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
» 6-10pm. Explore virtual environments, use bricks to build contraptions, learn to code and build robots!

Moovies From The Mound @ Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Drive, Comstock Park, MI
» 6-11pm. Moovies From The Mound presented by Milk Means More. Grab your blankets and chairs and head to the field at Fifth Third Ballpark for a family friendly showing on the outfield videoboard! Tickets are $35 per plot and include 6 tickets (plots are spaced more than 6ft apart). Masks must always be worn.

 7 pm   

Seussical the Musical Jr. – Outdoor Show
6161 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» Come out and support local theater and this cast, Friday August 7th as they perform “Seussical the Musical Jr.” Tickets are $10 and go to support our theater program and will be general seating on the lawn so bring a bag chair.

 8 pm   

Disney Glow @ TreeRunner
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 8pm-11pm. Come climb under the lights and enjoy your favorite Disney hits. Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Disney character. The park is set to glow with colored LED lighting, lasers, and more! All paid climbers receive glow attire.

 9:05 pm   

Allendale Movies in the Park 🆓
11069 68th Ave, Allendale, MI 49401
» Join us this summer on Fridays at dusk, at the Allendale Community Park for a family friendly movie!

 AUG 8  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 7 am                                     

Coopersville Car Show
Main St, Coopersville, MI 49404
» 7am-4:30pm. This car show is a non-profit event open to cars, trucks and motorcycles of all models and years. The ever popular Coopersville Marne Railway will be open for a Train Shuttle from East Street down to Main Street at the West end, for a small fee.

 8:30 am                                     

Summerfest Craft Show
289 Danforth St, Coopersville, MI 49404
» 8:30am-3:30pm. Part of the Coopersville Car Show & Summerfest, this craft show has a lot to offer!

 9 am                                     

2020 National Blueberry Festival 
South Haven, Michigan 49090
» 2020 has changed everything, but the blueberry festival rolls with the punches. This year’s festival will be a mix of fun offsite activities, special additions to existing businesses, with the hopes of a Saturday of in person events held at the Huron Street Pavilion!

Summer Art Market
Rotary Club Pavilion, Rockford, MI
» Rogue River Artists Association presents their annual Summer Art Market. Members will be selling a variety of art including jewelry, watercolors, oils, fabric arts, metal sculpture, stained glass, photography, alcohol inks, cards, wood art, home décor and mixed media.

Learn to Ride @ Action Wake Park
3320 Hudson Trails Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 9am-12pm. Bring the kids, bring the family for a morning of watersports fun! Wakeboarding & Kneeboarding $25, equipment included. Ages 7+

Grand Haven Sand Sculpture Contest
Grand Haven City Beach, Grand Haven MI
» 9am-1pm. Enjoy building art in the sand at the Sand Sculpture Contest! Teams, families and individuals are judged and awarded prizes after two and a half hours of constructing unique sculptures along the Lake Michigan.

Jeffrey’s 13th Birthday Party & Corn Roast
4180 West M-20, New Era, Michigan 49446
» 9am-6pm.We need your help to make Jeffrey’s 13th Birthday extra special!!! We’ll sing, we’ll party, we’ll eat cake…. and CORN! Purchase your tickets for the Annual Corn Roast featuring all-you-can-eat corn on the cob! Sing Jeffrey “Happy Birthday” followed by serving of birthday cake at 2pm.

Kids For Kids @ Critter Barn
9275 Adams St., Zeeland, MI 49464
» This class is all about caring for and handling our new farm babies. Enjoy playing with Critter Barn’s newest arrivals as they run and jump around the farm! Ages 6-10. $15

 9:30 am                                     

Yoga at the Highlands @ Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
» These outdoor classes will incorporate posture, breath-work, and mindfulness meditation in the gorgeous natural setting of the Highlands. Registration needed. Bring own mat. $5 -$8. Ages 13+

Free SoulfulMOTION on Monroe 🆓
555 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» This is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) class set to Christian and inspirational music. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 10 am   

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

Family Kayaking @ New Richmond Bridge Park 🆓
3160 Old Allegan Rd. Fennville, MI
» Paddle the Kalamazoo River with naturalists from the ODC Network. Kayaks, paddles, and vests are provided. Registration required.

Flower Finder Scavenger Hunt @ Hemlock Crossing Park 🆓
8115 W Olive Road, West Olive, MI 49460
» Meet a Naturalist at the Hemlock Crossing for a short outdoor introduction to the wildflowers of the restored native prairie. Then go on a scavenger hunt to find as many as you can! This program is free, but registration is required.

 11 am   

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Science Saturday @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Explore fascinating facts about insects, birds, mammals and more, and participate in family-friendly activities.

 1 pm   

Baby Animals Class @ Critter Barn
9275 Adams St., Zeeland, MI 49464
» Little hands meet little critters! Our class will be packed with hugging, feeding, handling, and watching every one of our adorable baby animals! $15

Drop-in Studio: Miniature Artist Zine @ the GRAM
101 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI
» 1-4pm. Drop in to GRAM’s auditorium and enjoy hands-on art making activities. All supplies are provided. Short for magazine, a zine is a self-published creation. Design, cut, and paste your own miniature artist zine.

 1:30 pm   

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

 2 pm   

Unicorns & Mermaids at Fellinlove Farm
6364 144th Ave, Holland, MI
» Visit unicorns and mermaids, farm tour, trail walk and more! $5 suggested donation/person

 3 pm   

You And Me: Hook Line & Sinker @ Cookies & Canvas
2675 E. Paris Ave. Ste. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» $20. Ticket price includes use of all necessary paint supplies and aprons, instruction by a professional and friendly local artist, and a 11×14 gallery wrapped, take-home canvas!

 6 pm   

Moovies From The Mound @ Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Drive, Comstock Park, MI
» 6-11pm. Moovies From The Mound presented by Milk Means More. Grab your blankets and chairs and head to the field at Fifth Third Ballpark for a family friendly showing on the outfield videoboard! Tickets are $35 per plot and include 6 tickets (plots are spaced more than 6ft apart). Masks must always be worn.

 9 pm   

Public Observing Night @ Veen Observatory
3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331
» Featured objects will be: Saturn, Jupiter, star clusters, nebulas. Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 kids 17 and under, Free for kids under 5. COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

 AUG 9  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 9 am   

2020 National Blueberry Festival 
South Haven, Michigan 49090
» 2020 has changed everything, but the blueberry festival rolls with the punches. This year’s festival will be a mix of fun offsite activities, special additions to existing businesses, with the hopes of a Saturday of in person events held at the Huron Street Pavilion!

 1 pm   

Board Game Sundays @ Oh, Hello Co. Paper & Gifts 
40 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
» 1-4pm. Bring some friends, snacks, and your favorite board game.

 2 pm   

Prairie Flowers & Ecology @ Hudsonville Nature Center 🆓
2700 New Holland St., Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 2-4pm. This walk will be held on the Prairie Path and a trip into the Prairie itself to experience what it is like walking in tall grasses over your head.

Sunday Strings @ Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Live chamber music performed in the DeVos Van Andel Piazza, near ‘The American Horse’. Led by Grand Rapids Symphony violinist Haijin Choi, enjoy performances featuring combinations of violin, harp, bassoon, bass drum, viola, cello and voice. These special performances are included with admission.

 4 pm   

Rad Women Walking Tours 🆓
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 
» 4-6:30pm. Celebrate the Rad American Women throughout history via public art and FREE walking tours around Downtown GR! Registration is not required but strongly encouraged.

 4:30 pm   

Sunday Night Goat Hikes
6206 Ada Drive SE, Ada, MI 49301
» Take a hike with local goats through woods, marsh and prairie! Safe, outdoor goat recreation for families & friends. Masks required. $10

 AUG 10  •  M  

 8:15 am   

Camp Action- Day Camp
3320 Hudson Trails Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 8:15am-12pm. 7-16 years old. $75. Get your feet wet and give wakeboarding and kneeboarding a try in a great learning environment!

 8:30 am   

Zoo Adventures: Crazy Cats
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 8:30-10:30am. 1st-5th grade. Be the first to say good morning to the animals at John Ball Zoo! See the animals as they first come out for their breakfasts as well as meeting ambassador animals up close and enjoying pond and park exploration. Registration required. $25-$30.

 11 am   

Picnic on the Playground @ Little Hawks Discovery Preschool 
5678 143rd Ave, Holland, MI
» Playgroup will be led by a Little Hawks teacher with fun activities for your little one and lots of fun playtime on our natural playscapes. Bring a picnic lunch for after playtime if you’d like. $6 per child, $4 for members

 12:15 pm   

Free Yoga @ Coit Park 🆓
701 Coit Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 2 pm   

Annual Used Book Sale(s) @ HSB, Inc.
5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 2-7pm. Event will be held on 2 dates rather than just 1 to comply with current guidelines. Different sellers each day!

Hungry, Hungry Serpents @ The Outdoor Discovery Center
4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» Have you ever wondered what snakes eat? Come to the Visitors Center to find out what’s on the menu as you watch our resident serpents enjoy a meal. $6 per child, $4 for members

 4 pm   

FREE Second Monday! @ Holland Museum 🆓
31 W. 10th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» The Holland Museum is open tonight from 4-7pm with FREE admission!  Spark!Lab is temporarily closed, but check out their current exhibits.

 6 pm   

Home School Information Sessions @ HSB, Inc.
5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» Learn how to homeschool in MI! Visit the website for a list of session dates and info. $15

Free Youth Dance at MLK Park 🆓
900 Fuller Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
» Get active outdoors and learn the fundamentals of dance. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Recommended for ages 10+

Audition Announcement – “Charlotte’s Web” 🆓
6161 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» Children’s Creations Theater and Act II Theater for Teens are announcing auditions for “Charlotte’s Web”. Ages 5-18

 6:30 pm   

Free Zumba @ Rosa Parks Circle 🆓
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» This class combines high-energy and motivating music with unique moves and combination. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 7 pm   

East GR Concerts in the Park 🆓
650 Lakeside Drive, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
» FREE summer entertainment on the shores of Reeds Lake! Come early for a good seat and bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Concert will be regulated on a first come, first serve basis, allowing up to 100 individuals.

 AUG 11  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 6:30 am   

Free Sunrise Yoga @ Indian Trails Golf Course 🆓
2776 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
» Begin with gentle stretching and move to flowing through and holding poses. Class will come to a restful end. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 8:15 am   

Camp Action- Day Camp
3320 Hudson Trails Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 8:15am-12pm. 7-16 years old. $75. Get your feet wet and give wakeboarding and kneeboarding a try in a great learning environment!

 8:30 am   

Zoo Adventures: Crazy Cats
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 8:30-10:30am. 1st-5th grade. Be the first to say good morning to the animals at John Ball Zoo! See the animals as they first come out for their breakfasts as well as meeting ambassador animals up close and enjoying pond and park exploration. Registration required. $25-$30.

 9 am   

Morning in the Prairie @ Hudsonville Nature Center 🆓
2700 New Holland St., Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 9-11am. This is a time for kids to come and learn about the prairie and some of the plants that are found there. Kids should be accompanied by an adult and all participants should wear long pants and shoes.

 11 am   

All About Owls: Grandparents & Grandkids Edition
1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Come join Blandford’s Wildlife staff and get a close up look at Blandford’s resident owls. Participants will dissect an owl pellet and learn about the unique ecological niche these birds serve. Registration required, members $5, non-members $8, 2 and under- Free.

Molly Mermaid Visits Story Time 🆓
» Fruitport District Library. Online event. Meet a real mermaid who will share stories, create a craft, and engage viewers during this Facebook live event. Ages 2-10.

 12 pm   

Finger Weaving Make & Take
430 W Clay Ave, Muskegon, MI
» Join us outside and learn the historic art of finger weaving and start your own creation to take home! This open-house style activity is suitable ages 6 and up, with a simpler braiding option for pre-school aged children.

 1:30 pm   

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

 5 pm   

Taco Tuesday @ Cannonsburg
6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306
» Every Tuesday evening from 5-10pm on the deck. There is plenty of space on the hill for spreading out, so bring the whole family!

 5:30 pm   

Free POUND @ The Blue Bridge 🆓
The Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Get outside, get moving and have fun with our awesome instructors! Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 6 pm   

Live Birds of Prey @ The Spot 🆓
9622 Port Sheldon St, Zeeland, MI 49464
» 6-8:30pm. Enjoy a night out with the family filled with ice cream and live wildlife encounters. The Outdoor Discovery Center will hold 3 live birds of prey programs to help with social distancing options. Showtimes are: 6:30, 7:15, & 8:00 PM.

 6:30 pm   

Allendale Concerts in the Park: The 6 PAK 🆓
11069 68th Ave, Allendale, MI 49401
» Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and your appetites and get ready for a great time at the Allendale Community Park bandshell.

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Outdoor Artist Studio @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Explore the out-of-doors with an artist’s eye! Join local artists in the vibrant atmosphere of the Children’s Garden for engaging, informal presentations and demonstrations.

 7 pm   

Goodnight Barn @ the Critter Barn 
9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» Kids experience the farm at the end of the day. We will turn the lights off as we finish caring for Critter Barn’s animals. $15

Free Sunset Yoga @ Lookout Park 🆓
801 Fairview Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 AUG 12  •  W  

 8:15 am   

Camp Action- Day Camp
3320 Hudson Trails Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 8:15am-12pm. 7-16 years old. $75. Get your feet wet and give wakeboarding and kneeboarding a try in a great learning environment!

 8:30 am   

Zoo Adventures: Crazy Cats
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 8:30-10:30am. 1st-5th grade. Be the first to say good morning to the animals at John Ball Zoo! See the animals as they first come out for their breakfasts as well as meeting ambassador animals up close and enjoying pond and park exploration. Registration required. $25-$30.

 9 am – 4 pm                             

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

» Whether fairy or wizard, prince or princess, everyone is invited to come in costume to Princess Day on Wednesday, August 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at John Ball Zoo.

While dressed as your favorite character, guests can meet special royalty rotating throughout the day. – Ice Queen, Ice Princess, Cinderella, Frog Princess, Wayfinder, Jasmine, Ariel, and Belle. Please note that princesses rotate throughout the day.

Limited tickets available – buy ahead for guaranteed admission.

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 9 am   

BattleGR Summer Camp – DNR Park
3277 Indian Dr NE, Plainfield Charter Township, MI 49306
» 9am-12pm. Looking for some fun outside? This 3 hour summer camp includes Laser Tag, Archery Tag, and a Video Game Truck!

 10 am   

Nature for Tykes- Meadows @ The Outdoor Discovery Center
4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» Bring out your little tykes to learn more about nature. $6 per child, $4 for members

Summer Nature Discovery
1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Meet some of Blandford’s resident wildlife, take a hike to see what kinds of plants and animals inhabit Blandford in the summertime, and play in the great outdoors. Registration required, members $5, non-members $8, 2 and under- Free.

 6 pm   

Free Kickboxing on North Monroe 🆓
555 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» Mix up your routine with balance, coordination, and strength-building moves. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Free Yoga on The Blue Bridge 🆓
The Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Celebration Cinema presents Sunset Cinema
123 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI
» Outdoor movies now playing at Studio Park. $20/4-person picnic space.

 6:30 pm   

Free SoulfulMOTION @ Garfield Park 🆓
398 Burton St SE, Garfield Park 49507
» This is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) class set to Christian and inspirational music. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 7 pm   

Dancing on the Grand @ Waterfront Stadium 🆓
1 N Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417
» Masks, social distancing, lawn chairs, water bottle — you know the routine. The municipalities are trusting us to comply. Donations appreciated.

 AUG 13  •  Th  

 8:30 am   

Zoo Adventures: Crazy Cats
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 8:30-10:30am. 1st-5th grade. Be the first to say good morning to the animals at John Ball Zoo! See the animals as they first come out for their breakfasts as well as meeting ambassador animals up close and enjoying pond and park exploration. Registration required. $25-$30.

 10:30 am   

Brandywine Buddies: Creek Time
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
» Prepare to get wet as we explore the creek and discover the fun of playing in the water! Social distancing protocols will be followed. Members $5, Non Members $8, 2 and under- Free.

 12 pm   

Relax at Rosa 🆓
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
» FREE lunchtime entertainment series happening every Thursday. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer stations will available for use on-site.

 3 pm   

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons for Teens 🆓
» Herrick District Library. Online event. For ages 13 – 18. 5th Edition! Join us on the Roll 20 platform – free!

 4 pm   

Food Truck Frenzy @ Schuler Books
2660 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI
» 4-7pm. It’s a party in the Grand Rapids parking lot! Spice up your take out plans and pop over to enjoy Silver Star Cafe’s new menu and then delight in Ice Box Brand Ice Cream bars.

 5 pm   

Backyard Barbeque @ Cannonsburg
6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306
» A good ol’ fashioned BBQ every Thursday evening from 5-9pm! Serving bbq ribs, pulled pork, burgers, brats, cold beverages, dessert and other tasty treats. This event is family friendly with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy summer evenings in Michigan.

 6 pm   

Free Groove on The Blue Bridge 🆓
The Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Dance the night away with easy steps and fun music. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 7 pm   

Kentwood Summer Concert Series: The Soul Syndicate 🆓
4900 Breton Rd SE, Kentwood, Michigan 49508
» Grab a blanket or chair and enjoy a concert on the lawn behind Kentwood City Hall, where appropriately distanced areas will be marked for residents to safely enjoy the show. Concert will also be live streamed.

 7:15 pm   

Free Yoga @ MLK Park 🆓
900 Fuller Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 8 pm   

Harry Potter Glow @ TreeRunner
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 8pm-11pm. A magical night in the trees! The park is set to glow with colored LED lighting, lasers, and more! All paid climbers receive glow attire.

 AUG 14  •  F  

 9 am   

Rad Women Walking Tours 🆓
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 
» 9-11:30am. Celebrate the Rad American Women throughout history via public art and FREE walking tours around Downtown GR! Registration is not required but strongly encouraged.

 10 am   

Knee-High Naturalists @ The Outdoor Discovery Center
4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» Introduce the wonders of the natural world to young children. Crafts, activities, books, snacks, live animals, and outside exploration will be incorporated into their nature-based learning experience. Registration required, $10 per child, $5 for members.

 1 pm   

Fridays at the Farm @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Work together on a unique cooperative quilting project and with a variety of “chore-challenges.” Special farm inspired stories, games, music and more.

 2 pm   

Friday Fishing @ The Outdoor Discovery Center
4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» Come out and try to hook a big one on our fishing pond. Our naturlists will give a brief lesson on fishing and provide all the materials. We will have bamboo and casting poles for people of all ages. This is a catch and release program. $6 per pole, $4 for members

 6 pm   

Fun w/ STEM Fridays @ Amped Reality VR
2923 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
» 6-10pm. Explore virtual environments, use bricks to build contraptions, learn to code and build robots!

 7:30 pm   

3 Hearted in Concert @ Wildwood Family Farms
7970 Snow Ave SE, Alto, Michigan 49302
» 7:30-10:30pm. 3 Hearted is a must see high energy 3-piece female rock band based out of the Torch Lake area in Northern Michigan. Tickets $15

 8 pm   

Harry Potter Glow @ TreeRunner
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 8pm-11pm. A magical night in the trees! The park is set to glow with colored LED lighting, lasers, and more! All paid climbers receive glow attire.

 8:30 pm   

East GR Movies in the Park 🆓
650 Lakeside Drive, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
» Movies are FREE, will begin at dusk and are shown on an inflatable screen. Come early for a good seat and bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Event will be regulated on a first come, first serve basis, allowing up to 100 individuals.

 8:55 pm   

Allendale Movies in the Park🆓
11069 68th Ave, Allendale, MI 49401
» Join us this summer on Fridays at dusk, at the Allendale Community Park for a family friendly movie!

 AUG 15  •  Sa  

 9 am                                     

Learn to Ride @ Action Wake Park
3320 Hudson Trails Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 9am-12pm. Bring the kids, bring the family for a morning of watersports fun! Wakeboarding & Kneeboarding $25, equipment included. Ages 7+

Total Trek Quest Virtual CIA 5K
» You pick your race time! This race is open to community participation and supports the Total Trek Quest (TTQ) program. $20-$30

Peach Harvest @ Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo
4180 M-20, New Era, MI 49446
» 9am-6pm. We’re celebrating peach season here at the farm with everything from food to fun. Bring your family and friends to enjoy fresh peaches, peach baked goods & so much more!

 9:30 am                                     

Yoga at the Highlands @ Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
» These outdoor classes will incorporate posture, breath-work, and mindfulness meditation in the gorgeous natural setting of the Highlands. Registration needed. Bring own mat. $5 -$8. Ages 13+

Free SoulfulMOTION on Monroe 🆓
555 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» This is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) class set to Christian and inspirational music. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 10 am                                     

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

Family Day @ GRAM
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 
» Families are invited to take part in several special activities during a day of creativity and exploration at GRAM. All activities are free for members and included with admission for non-members.

Magnificent Makers Market
400 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI
» 10am-6pm. One-of-a-kind boutique artisans market at the SCA. The Makers Market will use COVID protocols to ensure a safe, comfortable shopping experience.

 11 am                                     

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Science Saturday @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Explore fascinating facts about insects, birds, mammals and more, and participate in family-friendly activities.

All About Owls
1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Come join Blandford’s Wildlife staff and get a close up look at Blandford’s resident owls. Participants will dissect their own owl pellet and learn about the unique ecological niche these birds serve. Registration required, members $5, non-members $8, 2 and under- Free.

Seahorse: Cookies & Canvas
2675 E. Paris Ave. Ste. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» $20. Ticket price includes use of all necessary paint supplies and aprons, instruction by a professional and friendly local artist, and a 11×14 gallery wrapped, take-home canvas!

 1 pm                                     

Drop-in Studio: Miniature Artist Zine @ the GRAM
101 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI
» 1-4pm. Drop in to GRAM’s auditorium and enjoy hands-on art making activities. All supplies are provided. Short for magazine, a zine is a self-published creation. Design, cut, and paste your own miniature artist zine.

 1:30 pm                                     

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

 3 pm                                     

Grand Rapids Polo Club: The MacIntyre Memorial Tournament
9914 Vergennes St, Lowell, MI 49331
» Matches are played at Meadowview Farm. Events are weather dependent and admission fees vary. $25-$35

Park Party and Bike Parade @ Pinewood Park 🆓
1999 Wolfboro Dr. SE, Kentwood, MI
» Come meet the candidate, Amanda Sterkenburg, and enjoy hot dogs, ice cream, games, and everything that’s great about Kentwood parks! Kids can decorate their bike and enter the bike parade to show it off and for a chance to win prizes. Social distancing will be enforced. Admission is free. Suggested donation $20

 AUG 16  •  Su  

 10 am   

Magnificent Makers Market
400 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI
» 10am-4pm. One-of-a-kind boutique artisans market at the SCA. The Makers Market will use COVID protocols to ensure a safe, comfortable shopping experience.

Peach Harvest @ Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo
4180 M-20, New Era, MI 49446
» 10am-5pm. We’re celebrating peach season here at the farm with everything from food to fun. Bring your family and friends to enjoy fresh peaches, peach baked goods & so much more!

 11 am   

Fulton Street Artisan Market
1145 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI
» 11am-3pm. Join us for the Fulton Street Artisan Market. Find handmade crafts and works of art from local artisans. Grab a tasty bite to eat from a local food truck!

 12 pm   

Grand Rapids Polo Club: The MacIntyre Memorial Tournament
9914 Vergennes St, Lowell, MI 49331
» Matches are played at Meadowview Farm. Events are weather dependent and admission fees vary. $25-$35

 2 pm   

Sweet Corn Summer Celebration 🆓
4763 Baldwin St, Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 2-6pm. Bring a beach chair or picnic blanket and BYOB. Live music from DuneGrass Band with no cover charge! Fresh sweet corn, grilled corn on the cob, fruits, vegetables and fresh flower bouquets for sale. Food Trucks: Silver Star Cafe’, Ice Box Brand Ice Cream Bars and Happy Matt’s Kettle Corn.

 3 pm   

Wildlife Encounter: Dragonflies @ Paw Paw Park 🆓
11030 Paw Paw Dr., Holland, MI 
» You will be introduced to the life of dragonflies and learn some locally common species. Afterward, adventure to observe them in action yourself. Bring your own lawn chairs or blanket for sitting on the grass. Registration required, ages 7+

 4 pm   

Yoga with Goats & Piggies @ Fellinlove Farm
6364 144th Ave., Holland, MI
» While a highly certified yoga instructor leads the group, this event is for people who just want to have fun, you can be a beginner or a seasoned yogi, or someone who just wants a nap on a mat around goats and other animals (goats, cats, 9 dachshunds, piggies, tortoise, rabbits). $10 donation/person.

 4:30 pm   

Sunday Night Goat Hikes
6206 Ada Drive SE, Ada, MI 49301
» Take a hike with local goats through woods, marsh and prairie! Safe, outdoor goat recreation for families & friends. Masks required. $10

 8 pm   

Drive-in Movie Night at Cannonsburg
6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306
» Watch The Lion King (new version) right from your very own car! $5 donation per person at the gate and concessions like candy and popcorn offered through the Venmo app! Parking lot opens at 8pm, movie starts at 9pm!

 AUG 17  •  M  

 8:30 am   

Zoo Adventures: Amazing Adaptations
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 8:30-10:30am. 1st-5th grade. Be the first to say good morning to the animals at John Ball Zoo! See the animals as they first come out for their breakfasts as well as meeting ambassador animals up close and enjoying pond and park exploration. Registration required. $25-$30.

 10:30 am   

DON’T Touch A Truck: A Contactless Vehicle Parade 🆓
415 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI
» The City vehicles your kiddos love so much – police cars, fire engines, dump trucks, refuse trucks, street sweepers, and more – will do a slow-roll parade around Central Park. The parade will make multiple laps, providing you with plenty of places where you can safely view the outdoor event. Wear a mask.

 11 am   

Picnic on the Playground @ Little Hawks Discovery Preschool 
5678 143rd Ave, Holland, MI
» Playgroup will be led by a Little Hawks teacher with fun activities for your little one and lots of fun playtime on our natural playscapes. Bring a picnic lunch for after playtime if you’d like. $6 per child, $4 for members

Outdoor Storytime with GRPL @ MLK Park 🆓
900 Fuller Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI
» Enjoy stories, sing-along-songs, and rhymes with a take-home kit activity for every child. Each child attending this outdoor experience will receive a book to read along with during the storytime and to take home. Space is limited to 100 people in order to safely social distance. Masks are encouraged.

 12:15 pm   

Free Yoga @ Coit Park 🆓
701 Coit Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 4 pm   

Georgetown Township Farmers Market Heroes Night 🆓
1525 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI
» 4-8pm. We will have our usual wonderful vendors, a food truck, and live music, but we will also be joined by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department Georgetown Fire Department, Ottawa County Dispatch, Shields of Hope, and more. Stop by and meet these heroes while you are at the farmers market!

 6 pm   

Free Youth Dance at MLK Park 🆓
900 Fuller Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
» Get active outdoors and learn the fundamentals of dance. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Recommended for ages 10+

REMOTE Free Intro to Coding Workshop 🆓
» Online event. Grand Circus and the Kent District Library are partnering to bring these popular in-person Intro to Coding workshops to you while the Library is closed – from the comfort of your own home!

 6:30 pm   

Free Zumba @ Rosa Parks Circle 🆓
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» This class combines high-energy and motivating music with unique moves and combination. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 7 pm   

East GR Concerts in the Park 🆓
650 Lakeside Drive, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
» FREE summer entertainment on the shores of Reeds Lake! Come early for a good seat and bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Concert will be regulated on a first come, first serve basis, allowing up to 100 individuals.

 AUG 18  •  Tu  

 6:30 am   

Free Sunrise Yoga @ Indian Trails Golf Course 🆓
2776 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
» Begin with gentle stretching and move to flowing through and holding poses. Class will come to a restful end. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 8:30 am   

Zoo Adventures: Amazing Adaptations
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 8:30-10:30am. 1st-5th grade. Be the first to say good morning to the animals at John Ball Zoo! See the animals as they first come out for their breakfasts as well as meeting ambassador animals up close and enjoying pond and park exploration. Registration required. $25-$30.

 9 am   

John Ball Zoo Baby Shower
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 9am-6pm. Join us in congratulating all of our new animal parents at John Ball Zoo! You will receive your BINGO card upon entering the zoo, play along, and when you get a BINGO you can redeem your BINGO card at any of our food and beverage or gift shop locations for 15% off your purchase.

Summer Camp @ Central Riverside Park
700 Park St, Belding, MI 48809
» 9am-12pm. 3 hour summer camp includes laser tag, archery tag, video game theater and a snack. $35

 1:30 pm   

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

 5 pm   

Taco Tuesday @ Cannonsburg
6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306
» Every Tuesday evening from 5-10pm on the deck. There is plenty of space on the hill for spreading out, so bring the whole family!

 5:30 pm   

Free POUND @ The Blue Bridge 🆓
The Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Get outside, get moving and have fun with our awesome instructors! Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 6:30 pm   

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Outdoor Artist Studio @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Explore the out-of-doors with an artist’s eye! Join local artists in the vibrant atmosphere of the Children’s Garden for engaging, informal presentations and demonstrations.

 7 pm   

Free Sunset Yoga @ Lookout Park 🆓
801 Fairview Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Circle Popup Concert Series 
1703 Robinson Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI
» An intimate night of live music on the lawn at Circle Theatre with Carly Uthoff and Craig Avery! Bring a picnic blanket or beach chair and join us as we enjoy Michigan summer nights with the best of local entertainment. Social distancing, small groups, and masks will be required. Tickets are $15

 AUG 19  •  W  

 8:30 am   

Zoo Adventures: Amazing Adaptations
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 8:30-10:30am. 1st-5th grade. Be the first to say good morning to the animals at John Ball Zoo! See the animals as they first come out for their breakfasts as well as meeting ambassador animals up close and enjoying pond and park exploration. Registration required. $25-$30.

 9 am   

Summer Camp @ DNR Park
3277 Indian Dr NE, Plainfield Charter Township, MI 49306
» 9am-12pm. 3 hours of laser tag, archery tag, video game theater, All outside. Includes a snack. 7 years old +. $35

 6 pm   

Free Kickboxing on North Monroe 🆓
555 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» Mix up your routine with balance, coordination, and strength-building moves. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Free Yoga on The Blue Bridge 🆓
The Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Celebration Cinema presents Sunset Cinema
123 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI
» Outdoor movies now playing at Studio Park. $20/4-person picnic space.

 6:30 pm   

Free SoulfulMOTION @ Garfield Park 🆓
398 Burton St SE, Garfield Park 49507
» This is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) class set to Christian and inspirational music. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 7 pm   

Dancing on the Grand @ Waterfront Stadium 🆓
1 N Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417
» Masks, social distancing, lawn chairs, water bottle — you know the routine. The municipalities are trusting us to comply. Donations appreciated.

 AUG 20  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 8:30 am   

Zoo Adventures: Amazing Adaptations
1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 8:30-10:30am. 1st-5th grade. Be the first to say good morning to the animals at John Ball Zoo! See the animals as they first come out for their breakfasts as well as meeting ambassador animals up close and enjoying pond and park exploration. Registration required. $25-$30.

 12 pm   

Relax at Rosa 🆓
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
» FREE lunchtime entertainment series happening every Thursday. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer stations will available for use on-site.

 3 pm   

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons for Teens 🆓
» Herrick District Library. Online event. For ages 13 – 18. 5th Edition! Join us on the Roll 20 platform – free!

 4 pm   

Food Truck Frenzy @ Schuler Books
2660 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI
» 4-7pm. It’s a party in the Grand Rapids parking lot! Spice up your take out plans and pop over to enjoy Pressed In Time – Food Truck. Be sure to hit our Chapbook Cafe for your favorite summer beverages! Waffle Stix is coming too!

 5 pm   

Backyard Barbeque @ Cannonsburg
6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306
» A good ol’ fashioned BBQ every Thursday evening from 5-9pm! Serving bbq ribs, pulled pork, burgers, brats, cold beverages, dessert and other tasty treats. This event is family friendly with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy summer evenings in Michigan.

 5:30 pm   

Grand Rapids Polo Club: Saddle Up For Wishes
9914 Vergennes St, Lowell, MI 49331
» Saddle up with Make-A-Wish Michigan and the Grand Rapids Polo Club for a wonderful evening at the polo fields to celebrate wish granting in our West Michigan community. This fun outdoor event will raise funds to grant transformational wishes for children with critical illnesses. $25 suggested donation/vehicle.

 6 pm   

Free Groove on The Blue Bridge 🆓
The Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Dance the night away with easy steps and fun music. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 7:15 pm   

Free Yoga @ MLK Park 🆓
900 Fuller Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 8 pm   

60’s Glow @ TreeRunner
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 8pm-11pm. A night of 60’s classics. The park is set to glow with colored LED lighting, lasers, and more! All paid climbers receive glow attire.

 AUG 21  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 9 am   

Summer Camp in Sparta
208 Olmstead St, Sparta, MI 49345
» 9am-12pm. 3 hour summer camp includes, laser tag, archery tag, video game theater, a snack. 7 yr old +. Tons of fun outside! $35

 10 am   

Knee-High Naturalists @ DeGraaf Nature Center 
600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423
» Introduce the wonders of the natural world to young children. Crafts, activities, books, snacks, live animals, and outside exploration will be incorporated into their nature-based learning experience. Registration required, $10 per child, $5 for members.

Popsicles, Pups & Pickleball @ the Caledonia Community Green Park 🆓
6260 92nd St SE, Caledonia, MI 49316
» 10am-3pm. “Popsicles, Pups & Pickleball” is three separate (but walkable) events to allow for proper social distancing. How-To-Play Intro Session followed by Pickleball Tournament, BBQ, Kona Ice, Vendors, Live Music and Artists, and a Doggie Meet & Greet / Free Dog Treats!

 11 am   

Banquet for the Birds @ The Outdoor Discovery Center 🆓
4214 56th Street, Holland MI 49423
» 11am-12:30pm. Open house style program. Watch a naturalist feed our resident raptors. You will learn about the habitats these birds live in, some of their amazing adaptations, and what they love to eat.

 1 pm   

Fridays at the Farm @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Work together on a unique cooperative quilting project and with a variety of “chore-challenges.” Special farm inspired stories, games, music and more.

 5 pm   

Painting at the Park with Accidental Art
Garden Club Park, Rockford, MI 49341
» 5-8pm. Select and purchase your pottery on the website, meet at Garden Club Park, bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on, and enjoy painting your pottery in the park.

Food Truck Fridays COVID19 Edition
Riverside Park, Grand Rapids, MI 
» 5-9pm. Food Truck Fridays are back! Masks are encouraged especially while waiting in line. Social distancing is REQUIRED!

 6 pm   

Fun w/ STEM Fridays @ Amped Reality VR
2923 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
» 6-10pm. Explore virtual environments, use bricks to build contraptions, learn to code and build robots!

 7 pm   

Bands at Blandford: Lazy Genuis
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
» This annual outdoor concert series features local bands ready to give attendees an evening of fun at the Blandford Farm! Registration required. $15/Members, $20/Non-Members

 8 pm   

60’s Glow @ TreeRunner
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 8pm-11pm. A night of 60’s classics. The park is set to glow with colored LED lighting, lasers, and more! All paid climbers receive glow attire.

 8:30 pm   

East GR Movies in the Park 🆓
650 Lakeside Drive, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
» Movies are FREE, will begin at dusk and are shown on an inflatable screen. Come early for a good seat and bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Event will be regulated on a first come, first serve basis, allowing up to 100 individuals.

 9 pm   

Story Telling Bonfire @ Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Bring a lawn chair or blanket, set up under the summer stars and listen to or share a story, poem or song. There will be room a-plenty for safe, social distancing, and sound reinforcement so you won’t miss a word.

 AUG 22  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 9 am                                     

River Encounter @ Window on the Waterfront
20 S River Ave., Holland, MI 49424
» These fun, family-friendly kayak paddles will have the group finding local wildlife, floodplain plant species, and learning about what makes our watershed unique. $25 single kayak, $35 double kayak, 25% discount for members

Learn to Ride @ Action Wake Park
3320 Hudson Trails Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 9am-12pm. Bring the kids, bring the family for a morning of watersports fun! Wakeboarding & Kneeboarding $25, equipment included. Ages 7+

 9:30 am                                     

Yoga at the Highlands @ Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
» These outdoor classes will incorporate posture, breath-work, and mindfulness meditation in the gorgeous natural setting of the Highlands. Registration needed. Bring own mat. $5 -$8. Ages 13+

Free SoulfulMOTION on Monroe 🆓
555 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» This is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) class set to Christian and inspirational music. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 10 am                                     

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

Fern Finder Scavenger Hunt @ Pigeon Creek Park 🆓
12524 Stanton Street, West Olive, MI 49460
» Meet a Naturalist at the Pigeon Creek Park for a short outdoor introduction to the natural history of ferns. Then go on a scavenger hunt to find as many varieties as you can! This program is free, but registration is required for both sessions.

Books, Blocks, & Balls 🆓
256 Alger St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
» FREE Community Drive By Event! Participants will receive an ‘Essential Needs of Play’ bag which will include a number of goodies to help with child development. Reserve your spot online.

Painting on the ‘Patio’ @ Accidental Art
355 Northland Dr NE, Rockford, MI
» Join us on Saturdays for Painting on the ‘Patio.’ We will be transforming a portion of our parking lot into a painting patio! We will have tents set up so you will seated in a shady area. Reservations are required to paint outside as seating will be limited.

 11 am                                     

Children’s Garden Summer Activities: Science Saturday @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Explore fascinating facts about insects, birds, mammals and more, and participate in family-friendly activities.

Best Buds: Cookies & Canvas
2675 E. Paris Ave. Ste. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» $20. Ticket price includes use of all necessary paint supplies and aprons, instruction by a professional and friendly local artist, and a 11×14 gallery wrapped, take-home canvas!

Virtual Storytime with Author James Preller 🆓
» Schuler Books. Online event. Join author, James Preller sharing his book All Welcome Here. A diverse cast of characters all start—and finish—their first days of school, and have experiences that every child will relate to.

 1 pm – 7:30 pm                             

”Own-A-Horse’ Camp for Grown Ups! – A Unique Fundraiser for Therapeutic Riding!
8001 Patterson Ave. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

» Parents (or horse-loving adults) will have the opportunity to come backstage and experience our horses and ponies themselves!

Ask all you ever wanted to know about horses! Try it out yourself – Hands On, as little or as much as you feel comfortable! Two sessions to choose from. $50 minimum per person.

Space is limited. Register at [email protected]

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 1 pm                                     

Drop-in Studio: Miniature Artist Zine @ the GRAM
101 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI
» 1-4pm. Drop in to GRAM’s auditorium and enjoy hands-on art making activities. All supplies are provided. Short for magazine, a zine is a self-published creation. Design, cut, and paste your own miniature artist zine.

Brandywine Buddies: Creek Time
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
» Prepare to get wet as we explore the creek and discover the fun of playing in the water! Social distancing protocols will be followed. Members $5, Non Members $8, 2 and under- Free.

 1:30 pm                                     

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

 2 pm                                     

“Open Farm” @ Fellinlove Farm 
6364 144th Ave, Holland, MI 49423
» 2pm-5pm. Visit animals, walk the nature trail, enjoy ponds, ride horses. $5 suggested donation/person.

 6:30 pm                                     

Berlin Raceway Opening Night 2020
2060 Berlin Fair Dr, Marne, MI
» August 22nd we will be kicking off the 2020 season! All Grandstand tickets will be online only, limited tickets available. All patrons must wear a mask to enter the facility. Once you have made it to your seat, you may remove your mask and enjoy the event.

 9 pm                                     

Public Observing Night @ Veen Observatory
3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331
» Featured objects will be: Crescent moon, Jupiter, star clusters, nebulas, galaxies. Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 kids 17 and under, Free for kids under 5. COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

 AUG 23  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 11 am   

Fulton Street Artisan Market
1145 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI
» 11am-3pm. Join us for the Fulton Street Artisan Market. Find handmade crafts and works of art from local artisans. Grab a tasty bite to eat from a local food truck!

 AUG 24  •  M  

 All Day                                   

 11 am   

Outdoor Storytime with GRPL @ Lincoln Park 🆓
398 Garfield Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
» Enjoy stories, sing-along-songs, and rhymes with a take-home kit activity for every child. Each child attending this outdoor experience will receive a book to read along with during the storytime and to take home. Space is limited to 100 people in order to safely social distance. Masks are encouraged.

 12:15 pm   

Free Yoga @ Coit Park 🆓
701 Coit Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 4 pm   

Knee-deep in a Wetland @ Farview Park 🆓
6257 138th Ave, Holland, MI
» Meet a naturalist at Farview Park in search of amphibians, insects and other aquatic life. All collection tubs and dip nets will be provided. Old shoes or boots that can go into the water are recommended.

 6 pm   

Free Youth Dance at MLK Park 🆓
900 Fuller Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
» Get active outdoors and learn the fundamentals of dance. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Recommended for ages 10+

 6:30 pm   

Free Zumba @ Rosa Parks Circle 🆓
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» This class combines high-energy and motivating music with unique moves and combination. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 8 pm   

SCA Outdoor Concert Series: RF Band 
400 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI
» We’re serving up an exciting array of musical performances outdoors at the SCA! Our new deck becomes a stage, our parking lot becomes a socially-distanced seating area for you and your friends. It’s BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair), $32

 AUG 25  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 6:30 am   

Free Sunrise Yoga @ Indian Trails Golf Course 🆓
2776 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
» Begin with gentle stretching and move to flowing through and holding poses. Class will come to a restful end. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 11 am   

Meet Blandford’s Wildlife Ambassadors
1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Blandford’s Wildlife staff will introduce you to their amazing animal residents! Learn about their stories, their species, and what you can do to protect their wild relatives. Registration required, members $5, non-members $8, 2 and under- Free.

 1:30 pm   

Bike Clinic @ Gymco
2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» An effective, safe, fun way for kids to learn how to ride their own two-wheeler without training wheels! Registration required.

 5 pm   

Taco Tuesday @ Cannonsburg
6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306
» Every Tuesday evening from 5-10pm on the deck. There is plenty of space on the hill for spreading out, so bring the whole family!

 5:30 pm   

Free POUND @ The Blue Bridge 🆓
The Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Get outside, get moving and have fun with our awesome instructors! Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 7 pm   

Free Sunset Yoga @ Lookout Park 🆓
801 Fairview Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
» Add some relaxation to your day at this free outdoor community yoga session. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

 AUG 26  •  W  

 All Day                                   

 10 am   

Summer Nature Discovery
1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Meet some of Blandford’s resident wildlife, take a hike to see what kinds of plants and animals inhabit Blandford in the summertime, and play in the great outdoors. Registration required, members $5, non-members $8, 2 and under- Free.