Best Grand Rapids Events Calendar for Families

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Santa Storybook Photo Experience - Now Booking 2021

Santa Storybook Photo Experience – Now Booking 2021

Santa’s Workshop + Your Children = Precious Works of Art When Your Children Step into this Timeless Storybook Santa Experience, Memories & Art are Made This is so much more ...

Free Ice Cream, Concert & Activities at Country Fresh’s 75th...

Happy 75th Birthday, Country Fresh! This month, Country Fresh turns 75! Country Fresh® has been the favorite dairy brand in Michigan and nearby areas for generations. Country Fresh products local ...
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Open Wednesday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm.

Visit this grandtastic studio to paint your own pottery or wood art project!
Or create your own unique pot on a Potter’s Wheel in an instructor-led session! Available by appointment on select days.

Book your session today!
1971 E Beltline Ave NE Grand Rapids

8:30 PM
John Ball Zoo

IllumiZoo WildHues2021

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Wednesday-Sunday, September 3 - November 14, 2021

IllumiZoo Wild Hues at John Ball Zoo! Get your tickets now for a nighttime journey exploring our connection to wildlife and wild places through an illuminated landscape of nature drenched with vibrant colors and sounds! Every Wednesday-Sunday evening September 3-November 14
$20 (adults); $13 (ages 3-12); ages 2 & under Free
1300 Fulton St W Grand Rapids 49504

6:00 PM
Thornapple Covenant Church


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Come and shop gently used items for babies, kids, women and maternity!
Toys, clothing, shoes, bedding, books, strollers, Halloween costumes, sports equipment... if it's for children we are probably selling it!
This is a HUGE sale - you won't want to miss this!
Thursday October 14th, 6pm -8pm, $5 entry
Friday October 15th, 9am - 1pm, FREE entry
Saturday October 16th, 9am - 12pm, FREE entry and most items will be half-off!
Contact Alisa at [email protected] for more information about buying or selling!
6595 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids 49546

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October 15-17 in Grand Rapids & October 22-25 in Grand Haven

The ultimate Santa Experience! Children will experience Santa in his workshop on Christmas Eve. They will have cookies and milk, Santa will make sure they are on his nice list and check with the elves on toy production.
During this time, Kathy Morley will photograph your children’s interaction with Santa.
Upon your selection, these images will be turned into works of art as they are painted with light — and magic is added.
6600 28th St SE Grand Rapids 49546

10:00 AM
John Ball Zoo


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October 15-17 and 22-24, 2021 | 10am-5pm
Zoo Goes Boo returns to John Ball Zoo!
Transforming into the ultimate Halloween destination with decorations, costumes, candy, and the Zoo’s amazing animals. Strolling entertainment is returning. Plus, there are rumors that some villains stop by to mix up some trouble.
Adults $13, Youth ages 3-12 & Seniors 62+ $11, Children 2 & under - Free, Members - Free
1300 W. Fulton St. Grand Rapids 49504

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October 21, 2021
GRCM will host professional storyteller and author Donna Washington for a fun reading of her picture book, Boo Stew, streamed live.
This hybrid-virtual event will bring families into the museum to listen to the virtual storytelling in person. Children are invited to dress up in costumes and take home Halloween-themed goodie bags! (first-come, first-served)
11 Sheldon Ave NE Grand Rapids 49503

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October 23, 2021 | 1-5pm

Country Fresh is throwing a birthday bash and you are invited!
It will include a family-friendly concert, bounce house, trackless train, yard games, food trucks, the Country Fresh Mooseum, and FREE ice cream!
2001 Monroe Ave NE Grand Rapids 49505

1:30 PM
Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink

Tarry Hall Kids Halloween parties

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October 30, 2021 | 1:30-4:30pm AND 6:30-9:30pm
Come skating with us this Halloween for a costume contest, candy scramble, spooky selfie station, games, and prizes!
Costumes welcome but not required, all ages may join us for this family friendly event! Bring your own skates or rent ours.
$8 Admission, $2 roller skate rental, $3 rollerblade rental, parents are only $5 which includes free rental!
3330 Fairlanes Ave SW Grandville 49418

10:00 AM
New Community Church

ISJ Craft Show

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November 6, 2021
Join us at our annual Fall Craft & Vendor show at New Community Church, sponsored by ISJ Academy.
Featuring your favorite local artisans and vendors. Come join inside the gym at New Community!
This is a great way to kick off your Christmas shopping! See you Saturday, November 6th.
2340 Dean Lake Ave NE Grand Rapids 49505

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Grand Rapids Events for Families

Looking for things to do in Grand Rapids today with your family?

You just found the best kids calendar for West Michigan! Add these family-friendly activities to your calendar.

This is where you’ll see kids’ events in Grand Rapids today and for upcoming dates.

Find things to do with this family-focused West Michigan and Grand Rapids events calendar for families.

From festivals to classes to concerts to workshops – find an event your whole family will love.

This event calendar covers communities across West Michigan, including Grand Haven, Ada, Zeeland, Rockford, the City or GR, Kentwood, Holland, Caledonia, Muskegon, Hudsonville, or Lowell. It’s organized by day so that you’ll be able to find a Grand Rapids event for your family quickly and easily.

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2 thoughts on “Best Grand Rapids Events Calendar for Families”

  1. Hello. I plan to be in the Grand Rapids area this summer. I understand that they have a Polish festival every year. When/if it will be going on this summer, and location. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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