October Activities Calendar: 2020’s Daily List of Things to Do for Families

October Calendar_ 2020’s Daily List of Things to Do for Families

October Activities Near Grand Rapids

The weather is cooling down and it’s finally beginning to feel like autumn. All things autumn are filling the air from cider & donuts to corn mazes and festive Halloween celebrations.

West Michigan is going to make the most of these October activities, as you can more easily distance in an outdoor setting, be that at a local farm, a neighborhood block bash, or with a simple hike in the woods.

Get outside, friends, and drink up the last of fall goodness in Grand Rapids with these Top Pick October activities near you. And be sure to check our daily calendar for a full list as new events are constantly being added.

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Highlighted Grand Rapids Events
BRICKLIVE Supersized! at John Ball Zoo 2021
John Ball Zoo

BRICKLIVE Supersized JOhn Ball Zoo

1300 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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March 27-September 26

If you enjoyed last year’s brick toy Zoo Takeover, you’re going to love BRICKLIVE Supersized!

This traveling exhibit is making its first US stop (straight from Great Britain!) to bring over 30 astonishing larger-than-life toy brick animal sculptures right here to West Michigan.

BRICKLIVE Supersized! will be on display at John Ball Zoo from March 27-September 26 and is included with general admission.

11:00 AM
Green Space


6509 Fricke Ct NE
Rockford, MI 49341
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March 30-April 30, 2021

Come interact and learn about our bunnies! Indoor or outdoor, weather permitting. By appointment only. $5 per child, $15 per adult, discounts offered.

Hands on interaction. Offering a cozy indoor setting to spend time petting, feeding, and learning about our bunnies. Outdoor visits too! Extra hours available during Spring Break 4/3-4/10!

6:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Event

GRPS School Choice Expo GR Kids square

Virtual Zoom Event, MI
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April 20, 2021

Grand Rapids Public Schools is proud to offer the region’s largest, most comprehensive selection of school choices in all of West Michigan including neighborhood schools, theme schools, and more.

Learn more at the GRPS Virtual School Choice Expo scheduled for Tuesday, April 20 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM! Meet our principals and request a virtual tour. PLUS be entered to win a $50 or $100 gift card to Meijer. Winners will be chosen during the virtual event. Must register and attend to win.

Highlighted Grand Rapids Events
Reimagine Trash: Virtual Recycling Center Tour
1:30 PM
Virtual Event

Recycling Center Plastics line

Virtual Event, MI
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Mondays, April 5-June 28, 2021 | 1:30-3:00pm

A FREE weekly virtual tour on Facebook Live!

Learn about the recycling process and machines, get behind-the-scenes views, access a craft video with simple instructions, ending with an interactive question and answer time.

9:00 AM
West Side Christian School

Spring Fling

955 Westend Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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May 1, 2021 | 9am-3pm

HUGE outdoor Spring Fling event featuring a marketplace with 70+ vendors, a Super Royal Party with 12 Disney characters from Olivia Grace & Company, a petting zoo, pony rides, and five food trucks! Reserve your Super Royal Party tickets today!

Super Royal Party: Adults - free; Kids (2-17) - $25; Petting zoo is free; Pony rides are $5; Admission to food trucks and outdoor marketplace area is free

Highlighted Grand Rapids Events
Tri Greenville Kids Triathlon
11:00 AM
Baldwin Lake Beach

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Greenville, MI 48838
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June 5, 2021

SWIM, BIKE & RUN your way into summer with the TRI Greenville Kids Triathlon!

This beginner-friendly sprint distance event is for kids ages 7-15. Kids can celebrate their accomplishments with an official event shirt and finisher medal. Give it a ‘TRI’!

$33, register today! A $10 late fee will be added after May 17.

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