Your guide to weekend events in the Grand Rapids area


GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — There’s a lot to do in Western Michigan, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Our Michelle Dunaway has done your research for you, so you can make the most of this weekend!

The Grand Rapids Griffins are in town this weekend after their home opener against the San Diego Gulls on Friday night.

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The Griffins fell to the Gulls, but they’ll have another chance to win on Saturday night at Van Andel Arena. Puck drop at 7 p.m.

Grand Rapids Ballet also begins its new season this weekend with Elemental Movement at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre.

They are three different ballets, exploring movement in different spaces.

The show started on Friday and will continue until Sunday.

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If you are interested in art and other beautiful creations, be sure to visit Grand Haven on Saturday!

Merchants and Makers Market partners with Chow Down Centertown, presented by Grand Haven Main Street.

There will be plenty to do with food trucks, live music and all your favorite vendors and makers.

The market is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., the food trucks close at 6 p.m.

It’s a free event, but the market encourages non-perishable donations for the Momentum Center micro-pantry.

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Art at the Yard takes place at D Baker & Son Lumber from 5-8 p.m. on Saturdays.

The long-running arts event brings together artists and patrons to raise funds for the Grand Haven Schools Foundation and their work to support initiatives that boost school readiness and promote student success.

You will find pottery, paintings, sculptures, glass, jewelry and much more. Plus, there will be live music, lakeside pancakes, and a cash bar.

There’s a suggested $10 donation at the door, and ten percent of artist sales also go to the foundation.

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The Grand Rapids Public Museum hosts its annual Cultural Heritage Festival on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event honors the long history of cultural diversity and traditions by bringing together cultural organizations from across West Michigan to share their origins.

There will be presentations, music, art, food and more.

General admission to the museum will cover all activities for this event.

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On Saturday evenings, you can experience the community at East Kentwood High School with interactive performances, visual arts, food and conversation.

There will be events for the whole family beginning at 5 p.m., including information booths, interactive drum and dance sessions, and instrument discovery.

At 7:00 p.m. there will be a concert of spoken word, theatre, dance and music, followed by a discussion on community safety at 8:00 p.m.

Food trucks in the parking lot will be available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the event is free.

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