Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grand Valley State University is hosting a Family & Friends Day of fun, water-related activities. Free and open to the public. Free parking is available on campus.

Location: GVSU’s Allendale Campus, in the Big Tent near Kirkhof Center (10670 S Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401)

Event Schedule:

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Water fun including water rockets, stream tables, runoff models, tattoos, water-color painting and more!
  • 3:00-4:00 Dancing by the Pond Open Children’s Class for ages 5-11. Learn and perform a dance inspired by the many ways water moves. Following the class will be a brief showing of what we create. All levels of experience welcome!  Sign up your child for the dance class (Space is limited).
  • 4:00 – Guest Appearance by Louie the Laker
  • 4:30 – 5:30 – Live interactive performance of Paddle to the Sea by Song of the Lakes
  • 5:30 – 6:00 – Water fun including water rockets, stream tables, runoff models, tattoos, water-color painting and more!
  • 6:00 – 8:00 – Moana by the Pond with popcorn (weather permitting).  Bring your blanket and curl up for a showing of Moana.

This event is part of GVSU’s Making Waves Initiative, designed to create collaboration across campus among students, faculty, and staff, as well as with the community. The goal of the Initiative is to explore and investigate the many ways that water touches our lives, from being a life-force to defining GVSU in relation to the Grand River and Lake Michigan.


Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401


Cost: Free
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: Peter Wampler
Organizer Phone: (616) 331-3728
Organizer Email: [email protected]


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