May 26, 2012

Lets get out there with our petitions and gather the signatures needed to place the Move To Amend Initiative on the ballot this November!

Memorial Day Parade (30 May) Veterans Park

The United Veterans Council of Kent County will be hosting the annual Memorial Day Parade on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 at 7:00 pm downtown Grand Rapids. The parade will form under the Michigan St. overpass and will begin on Division to Fulton then East to Veterans Park where a ceremony will be held after the parade.

Swing Dancing (Every Tuesday) Rosa Parks Circle
Learn how to swing dance by joining in the fun every Tuesday each week. 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Festival of the Arts (1-3 June) Downtown GR
In West Michigan, the “start of summer” always starts with Festival of the Arts! The 43rd annual Festival happens June 1-2-3 throughout downtown Grand Rapids - a fabulous event bringing the community together for three days of nonstop entertainment and fun! Festival is a can’t-miss event for kids, teens, families - anyone who loves a good time and a great party! Six stages of performers, a huge juried art show, art for sale, art activities, and of course, culinary arts - thanks to the area nonprofit organizations who offer ethnic yumminess at 30 Festival food booths. Best of all, all Festival performances and exhibits are presented free of charge!

Book Fest (2 June) Library St.

Adult and childrens and musical groups of a literary nature will read and speak. Presentations, book charactor parade, poetry readings and Beatles tribute band. 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Blues on the Mall (Every Wednesday) Rosa Parks Circle

Annual blues concert series 6:30 pm

Three Fires Pow Wow (8-10 June) Riverside Park

Relay for Life (8-9 June) Ah-Nab-Awen Park
Guest speakers, music, DJ and activities. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Teazers Blues on Ottawa (Wednesdays starting 6 June - 8 August) 

Teazers Bar Blues music. 6:00 pm - 10:00pm

Local First Street Party (9 June) Weston St.                                                                                                                                                   Music, entertainment, food, beer, and vendors for an outdoor event. 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rock the Block (9 June) Madison Ave between Umatilla and Adams  

Health and wellness fest educating on healthy habits and lifestyles. Live entertainment, health screenings, give-aways, raffles, food vendors, cook-off, and activities for adults and children.

11:00 am-6:00 pm

Westside 5K (9 June)

Starts on Watson Scratch Track performing. 8:00 am


(Every Monday 11 June - 20 August) Rosa Parks Circle    Free outdoor Zumba class. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

GPNA Yard Sale/Flea Market (16 June) Garfield Park
Individuals can purchase a space to sell their goods. Come sell or come buy. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Life Walk (16 June) Calvary Church/Cornerstone University
Fundraising event. 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Life Walk (16 June) Catholic Central
Fundraising event. 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Summer Stroll for Epilepsy (16 June) Sixth St. Park
Fundraising event to spread awareness. 8:00 am - 11:00 am

T-Rex Fest (16 June) Between Commerce and Division
Hosted by the Pyramid Scheme providing music, entertainment, beer tents, and vendors. 3:00 pm - 10:00 am [sic]

West Michigan Pride Festival (16 June) Riverside Park
Music, vendors, beer tent, and food. All day.

3 Cheers for Animals (21 June) Richmond Park and (28 June) at M L King Park

Open house event for K-3 grade girls and their families who are interested in animals and girl scouts. Animal related organizations will have tents set up.

Strawberry Shortcake Festival (21 June) Rosa Parks Circle

Selling of strawberry shortcake deserts. 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

CNA Date Night (22 and 29 June) Riverside Park Bandshell

Fundraiser for Creston Neighborhood Association. Movie in the park. 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Line Dancing (Every Thursday 21 June - 11 October ) Rosa Parks Circle

Free outdoor dancing. 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bizarre Bazaar (23 June) Atlas St. in Eastown

Art and craft fair with entertainment. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Founders Fest (23 June) Grandville Ave.

A celebration of beer and music. All Day.

25th Annual Grand Regatta (23 June) Riverside Park

State games of Michigan. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience Grace (24 June) Rosa Parks Circle

Live music, dancing, and inspirational words. 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Live. Laugh. Love. Run (28 June) Riverside Park

A 5K family fun dash. An event to promote the benefits of occupational therapy, mental health, recreation, exercise and family fun. 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm