This Weekend’s Top Picks!
1.Christmas Light Show at LMCU Ballpark- Winter Wonder Walk and Reindeer Bike Ride November 12th-13th
The Winter Wonder Walk and Reindeer bike ride are taking place this weekend with the Winter Wonder Walk is taking place November 12th and the Reindeer Bike Ride taking place November 13th! The Winter Wonder Walk goes from 6pm to 8pm with check in starting at 5:30pm on Saturday, the 12th. Enjoy nearly 2 miles of Christmas lights at your own pace for this unique experience of the Christmas Light Show. You can find more information about the walk here. The Reindeer Bike ride takes place on Sunday, November 13th from 6pm to 8pm, with check in starting at 5:30pm. The Reindeer bike ride is a fun and magical experience for the whole family. Get into the spirit of Christmas as you ride your bike through almost 2 miles of Christmas lights. You can find more information about the Reindeer Bike Ride here.
2.West Michigan Dog Show
The West Michigan Harvest Cluster Dog show is taking place this weekend starting today and going through the 14th. There ARE OVER 140 AKC recognized breeds and over 5,000 purebred dogs that will be compete throughout the show. There also will be a free dog handling clinic held on Saturday. Admission is $5 a person per day, and you can find more information about the show here.
3.GRCM and GRPM Membership Exchange
The Grand Rapids Public Museum and the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum are offering a membership exchange in the month of November. That means if you are a member of either the children’s or the public museum, all you must do is show you membership card to either museum to receive free admission. This is just one of the many benefits of being a member of both museums. You can find more information here.
4.Grand Rapids Gold Home Game
The Grand Rapids Gold take the court this Sunday at Van Andel Arena. They play the Cleveland charge and tipoff is at 3pm. For ticket information as well as the rest of the Gold’s schedule, click here.
Caregiver and Kid Times November 11th
Enjoy some quality time as you get creative with your little one. Each week we will read a story and make a project that goes along with it. There are 2 times that you can attend the event Friday and they are 9:30am to 10:30am and 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Admission costs $10 and you can find more information here.
Family Storytime Grand Rapids Public Library- Ottawa Hills Branch November 11th
Parents and caregivers are invited to bring children ages 0 to 5 years to the Storytime event that Ottawa Hills Branch Library is hosting. There will be books, songs, fingerplays and hands on activities. All classes end with an art activity and playtime. Storytime is free and you can find more information here.
Grand Rapids Griffins November 11th
The Grand Rapids Griffins take on the Toronto Marlies this Friday at 7pm. There will be a holiday food drive, thank you cards for troops and $2 beers and $2 Hot Dogs. Perfect for the whole family! For ticket information and a full schedule click the link here.
Storytime Kits Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch
Now until March 2023 you can pick up a Storytime kit from the Grand Rapids Public Library. This free kit includes a book, activities for toddlers and kids, as well as helpful resources in English and Spanish that help support early literacy skills. Kits are available while supplies lasts, and you can find more information here.
The Power of Poison Grand Rapids Public Museum
The Power of Poison exhibit is open and ready for you to explore! The Power of Poison looks at all different aspects of poison from gruesome creatures to the advancements humanity has made. The exhibit is included in general admission, and you can find more information here.
Tellebration- A night of Storytelling with GR Story Spinners Blandford Nature Center November 11th
Join Blandford Nature Center and the GR Story Spinners for, Tellebration, a nationally celebrated night of storytelling. The program is intended for ages 12 and up! The price is $5 a person and registrations are encouraged as this event is indoors and has limited space. You can find more information here.
Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico
There is still time to explore the exhibit A celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The exhibit explores the significance of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca, which is a Southern Region in Mexico. The exhibit goes until November 27th, and you can find more information here.
Teen-ish Nights November 11th
Teen Nights take place every Friday night at BattleGR in Comstock Park! The night is geared for kids 10 and up and features 3 hours of unlimited laser tag, archery tag, and open gym. You can find more information here.
Anishinabek: The People of This Place Grand Rapids Public Museum
West Michigan has a lot of history and many descendants of the original tribal members that once roamed these lands still live in the region today, this exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum focuses on telling the story of the Ottawa, Potawatomi and Chippewa tribes. You can find more information here.
Fashion & Nature 2022 Grand Rapids Public Museum
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is featuring an original exhibit that explores the correlation and history of fashion and nature throughout history. Journey through exploitation and sustainability with interactive models in each section. You can find more information here.
Grand Rapids Ghost Tour
Get your scare on this weekend and go on a ghost tour hosted by tours around Michigan. Grand Rapids has a rich history of ghosts, ghost stories, and places that re-claimed to be haunted. Find out for yourself on this fun ghost tour through Grand Rapids. You can find more information and times here.
Nature Makers Market Blandford Nature November 12th
Join the Blandford Nature Center, Saturday November 12th from 9am to 3pm for their Nature Makers Market. The market features unique gifts and goods that have been inspired by nature and made using natural materials. You can find more information about the market here.
Dance for Kindness 2022 November 13th
The 10th annual Dance for Kindness event is taking place this Sunday, November 13th from 2pm to 5pm. There will be a coordinated group dance taking place. This event is part of a global wide chain of flash mobs that was started by the nonprofit organization Life Vest Inside. You must register, admission is $10, and you can find more information here.
Ready, Set, Play! – Madison Square Branch November 12
Do you like to play? Well, the Grand Rapids Public Museum Madison Branch is hosting their Ready, Set, Play event. This event is focused for elementary and middle schoolers who are looking to de stress with some fun, games, and activities. You can find more information here.
Grand Rapids Comic Con November 11th -November 13th
The Grand Rapids Comic-Con is taking place this weekend from November 11th through the 13th. There are a vast variety and schedule of events and presentations. If you love superheroes and comic books than this is right up your alley. The event takes place at the DeVos place, and you can find more information and ticket prices here.