Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOOD TV) - Don't let summer pass you by. With so many events heating the town, check out this weekend's Social Sizzle happenings.
1. Downtown retailers will be having their annual downtown sidewalk sales beginning on Wednesday, and lasting though Sunday. It's the best time to find hot summer deals from your favorite local retailers. Lee and Birch will be have sales of up to 75% off of spring and summer wear throughout the four day event. Other participating stores include Gina's Botique, Lia Rose, Central District Cyclery, Old World Olive Press, Reynolds & Sons, and shops at MoDiv. The sidewalk sales begin at 11am and run until 6pm.
2. On Sunday, paint the town red...green, orange, and pink. The coolest 5K on the planet is the Grand Rapids' Color Run. Each kilometer is represented by a different color, which you'll be covered in at the end of each mark. Start time is from 8am-9am at Calder Plaza. The First wave of 2,000 runners will start at 8am. The second wave will start at 8:10 AM. Additional waves will leave every 10 minutes, with the final group leaving around 9: 00am. Choose whichever day works best, and which ever wave works for you. Come join in the fun on Friday and Saturday at 10: 00am. Click HERE for more information.
3. The Arena District presents GR's Got Talent ! It's four days showcasing the best in local talent. The competition creates awareness and growth of unique restaurants, entertainment and cultural venues, located downtown. Come experience a variety of live, one-of-a-kind performances and enjoy some of the best local food and drinks. The Battle of the Bands takes place on Wednesday at the Pyramid Scheme, and General Talent auditions happen Friday at 2: 00pm, and Saturday at noon at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre. Tickets are just $5 at the door, and performers will compete for a spot in the finals, and a chance at the $1,000 grand prize.
4. On Saturday, head out to the All4One Festival in East Grand Rapids. SevaYoga brings you healthy living with local retailers, artists, crafters, and animal rescues. Enjoy free yoga, musical performances, merchandise and vendors. Step out anytime between noon and 6pm at the East Grand Rapids Track. Admission is FREE with a suggested donation of $5 per family. I will be emceeing this year's kick off, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Farm Sanctuary and Sasha Farm.
*The Grand Rapids Color Run website is sold out for participation at this time, however watching the run is a great way to take part in the action.
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