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 been to six of the events on this list, so we have four to go. 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!

Events for Family Fun

Annual events mark the change of seasons here in West Michigan.

We know spring is around the corner when we watch the tropical butterflies fly around at Meijer Gardens and that fall has arrived as we wander through downtown soaking in the biennial ArtPrize.

Find the best events for families below, for fun, adventure and memories all year long.

Voted Top Event for Family Fun

Butterflies are Blooming – Frederik Meijer Gardens

1- Butterflies are Blooming – Frederik Meijer Gardens

2- ArtPrize

3- Zoo Goes Boo! – John Ball Zoo

4- West Michigan Whitecaps Game

5- Hudsonville Community Fair

6- Coast Guard Festival (Grand Haven)

7- Tulip Time (Holland)

8- Kent County Youth Fair (Lowell)

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

10- Grand Rapids Griffins Game

More Grandtastic Awards

Popular Playgrounds and Parks
Most-Loved Libraries and Indoor Play Places
Top 10 Outdoor Activities Near Grand Rapids
Kid-Friendly Restaurants
Top Kid Shopping Stops Near Grand Rapids
Super Swim Instructors Around GR
Grand Rapids’ Top 10 Annual Events
Best Area Music, Dance and Art Classes for Kids
Top Ranked Kid Birthday Venues
Most Trusted Day Care Centers Around Grand Rapids
Epic Area Ice Cream and Candy Shops

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