Firefighter Challenge on the Calder

Firefighters from all over the country are coming together to participate in the Firefighter Challenge.  The event takes place at Calder Plaza and Ottawa Avenue.  Firefighters will participate in full gear and there will be family friendly activities. The event takes place Saturday, July 30th from 9:30am to 6pm and Sunday, July 31st from 9:30am to 2pm. 

25 years of play celebration

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is celebrating 25 years of play with a Birthday party on July 31st.  Come celebrate with them and enjoy free admission to the museum as well as featured performers and playful treats. 


Peter and the Wolf

The Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra is putting on a free performance of Peter and the Wolf at Sullivan Filed on July 30th.  The performance is 45 minutes long and will start at 6:30 pm.  Gates will open at 4:30 pm as there will be an instrument petting zoo and other fun activities for the kids before the concert.  While it is free, you do need a ticket.  You can register for tickets here

Byron Center Days Festival

For the 86th year the Byron Days Festival is back and goes on from July 28th until the 31st.  The Festival Features a parade, history walk and a Saturday night firework presentation.  You can check out the details of the festival here.