Grand Rapids Events That Families Return to Year After Year

Traditions run strong in my family. If we attend an event once, my kids assume that we will do it every year for the rest of our lives! We’ve only been to five of the events on this list – how can that be? Time to start some new traditions with the kids this year.

Earlier this year parents voted on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids in our  GRANDTASTIC AWARDS. Parents also told us the best events in the area for family fun! Check out the top ten list of these amazing events below.

Want to know everything families love around Grand Rapids? Check out our full list of Grandtastic Awards here!



Butterflies are Blooming – Frederik Meijer Gardens

More winners…

1- Butterflies are Blooming – Frederik Meijer Gardens

2- ArtPrize

3- West Michigan Whitecaps Game

4- Celebration! Cinema – Flick’s Family Film Fest

5- Zoo Goes Boo! – John Ball Zoo

6- Hudsonville Community Fair

7- Coast Guard Festival (Grand Haven)

8- Festival of the Arts

9- Tulip Time (Holland)

10- 4th of July Celebration – Cascade Township

Cast Your VOTE for best Swim Lessons, Library, Park, Family Event + More

Getting Ready to Roll out the 2019 Grandtastic Awards

Tell Us: What’s the Best of Grand Rapids for Families?

We’ve gathered your nominations and now need you to vote on your favorite playground, restaurant, family photographer, swim lessons and more!

I’m sure you love checking our site for favorite ice cream shops and family friendly breweries. Now you can pay it forward by voting for your favorites below so that other parents can enjoy the same inside info that you do. Let’s tell the world what’s amazing about Grand Rapids!

Voting is open until March 6, 2019. Simply fill out the […]

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