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Grand Rapids Weekend Events | Sept 6th – 9th


Thursday, September 6th

  • Grand Rapids’ Fashion’s Night Out: Put the fun back in local shopping! Boutiques and stores in the Downtown, Uptown/Easttown, and East Grand Rapids areas will stay open later than usual so you can have a chance to check out places you may normally miss during the workday. Click the link for more information about trolley stops and who’s got the best deals in town!
  • All Decked Out at Rockwells/Republic: Rockwells and The Republic are where the afterparty is at for Fashion’s Night Out. They will have special guest djs, a fashion show, and signature drinks whose proceeds will benefit the charity Fashion has Heart.
Friday, September 7th
  • Celebration on the Grand: Happening all weekend at Rosa Parks Circle and Ah-Nab-Awen Park, make sure you stop by for one of Grand Rapids’ grandest traditions. Follow the link for a complete schedule, but we can tell you that at dusk on Friday will be the famous fireworks that rival Fourth of July!
  • Allegan County Fair Begins: Lasting through September 15, stop by the Allegan County Fair for food, games, midway-carnival rides, and national acts including Luke Bryan and KISS.
  • First Fridays at LINC: Lighthouse Communities is now LINC Community Revitalization and they invite you to their location on 1167 Madison St for networking and community building with entertainment and style. This week’s event includes food from local vendors, live jazz, and a live poetry reading.
Saturday, September 8th
  • Garfield Arts & Crafts Fair 2012: The Garfield Park Neighborhood Association has coordinated this year’s Arts & Crafts Fair. There will be arts and crafts vendors, food, and lots of kids activities!
  • Musical Chair Games: Think of this as the world’s largest game of musical chairs held in the middle of Ionia St. Yeah, pretty awesome. Children of all ages are welcome to register to participate, have a chance at winning some prizes and the glory of sitting atop the Musical Chair Throne! At the very least, this is one you want to watch.
  • Battle at the Burg: Cannonsburg Ski Area is hosting West Michigan’s premier bike race event. Both experts and enthusiasts are invited to take on the course for a good cause- 20Liters.org which provides clean drinking water to those who don’t have it.
  • Public Observation Night at the Veen Observatory: Come out and view the falling stars of fall at this reaccuring event sponsored by the Grand Rapids’ Astronomical Association. Tickets are only $3 for adults and $2 for kids.
Sunday, September 9th
  • Grand Valley American Indian Lodge 51st Pow Wow: Local food vendors will be on hand between 10 am – 9pm to help you stay fueled for the all-day dancing. The event is scheduled to take place at Riverside Park.
  • Corn Maze at Robinette’s: You can easily fill your Sunday afternoon with fruit picking, corn mazing, ultimate pillowing and hayriding between 12-5. If you don’t make it this Sunday, don’t fret! These activities will be available daily until Halloween passes.

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