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10 Things To Do this Weekend: October 6th-8th

Weekend Activities October 6-8, 2017This weekend you have your choice of festivals, fear, fitness, fundraising, and much more!

There is something for everyone in the list this week…including the dog!

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

Click on the event title for additional information.


 

Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Hours vary
Cost: Free

Find out which artist entries will take home part of the $500,000 in cash prizes. The big announcement of the winners will happen on Friday, October 6th at 7:30 pm. The ceremony will take place at 20 Monroe Live. ArtPrize visitors and fans can watch the ceremony live on WOOD TV-8 and on the big screen at Rosa Parks Circle. The art pieces will remain up through the weekend so that you can come down and check them out.

 

 

Various locations in Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Hours vary
Cost: Vary depending on event

It’s time to put on your red and celebrate your Polish heritage. (Everyone is Polish during Pulaski Days!). Several halls will have events happening all weekend long. It’s an opportunity to get some great Polish food as well. The Parade will be on Saturday morning, starting at 11:00 am. The Parade will go down Fulton Street from Lexington Avenue down to the John Ball Zoo.

 

 

Downtown Cedar Springs, MI
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Cost: Vary depending on event

Be sure to wear red when you visit Cedar Springs for their 78th Red Flannel Festival. If you are not wearing red you could be arrested by the Keystone Kops! Activities are scheduled through Saturday. The Red Flannel Grand Parade will be on Saturday beginning at 3 pm. There will be more than 120 entries in the Parade.

 

 

Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W. Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 6th, 2017- 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $16 if purchased in advance

The 2017 Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins kick off their 2017-2018 season this weekend at the Van Andel Arena. They will be hosting the Manitoba Moose. Opening night on Friday will feature $2 beers and $2 hot dogs and the raising of the 2017 Calder Cup banner.

 

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The Haunt, 2070 Waldorf St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Friday, October 6th, 2017 – 7:30 pm-11:30 pm
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 7:30 pm-11:30 pm
Sunday, October 8th, 2017 – 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Cost: $19.00

The Haunt has been West Michigan’s choice for fear since 2001. This all indoor haunted attraction offers 20,000 square feet of pure terror as you make your way through dark hallways and zombified nightmares. Are you ready to face your fears? Be sure to bring a friend — you don’t want to do this alone.

 

 

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Friday, October 6th, 2017 – 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $34

Founding member of Foreigner Mike Jones is reuniting original band members for this 40th Anniversary celebration. One of the highlights of this tour was a handful of surprise appearances by original band members Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills at various stops along the tour. Inspired by these individual appearances, Foreigner will be joined by original members on stage for this two night special event (Saturday night’s concert is SOLD OUT). This special event will be recorded for a forthcoming 2018 TV special, DVD and accompanying album release.

 

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Four Winds Casino, 11111 Wilson Rd., New Buffalo, MI 49117
Friday, October 6th, 2017 – 9:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $39.00

Singer, sognwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs’ career dates back to the late ’60s. His 1976 solo album “Silk Degrees” included two Top 20 hit singles, “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown”. His most recent album “A Fool to Care” (2015) features guest artists Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams, and rose to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Blues Album chart.

 

 

The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – Pre-judging starts at 10:00 am | Night Show & Awards begin at 5:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $20

The event will feature a Natural and Fit Expo, the USA Powerlifting Michigan BarBellum Meet, a Strongman Women’s World Competition, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, a Pull a Truck Contest, and the Michigan State Natural Bodybuilding Championships- Pro Qualifying Competition with Men’s, Women’s, Masters and Teen Bodybuilding, Men’s and Women’s Physique, Figure, Bikini. There will also be martial arts, arm wrestling and grappling.

 

 

Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – Registration/Check in at 5:00 pm | Walk begins at 6:30 pm
Cost: $35

Join the Humane Society of West Michigan for their 5th Annual Bark in the Dark at Riverside Park! Proceeds from this family & dog friendly 5K and 1 Mile fun run/walk benefit the animals in need at the Humane Society of West Michigan — a 100% donor funded 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes humane treatment and responsible care of animals in West Michigan through education, example, placement, and protection. Participants have the opportunity to raise additional donations to support these animals. After the race, stick around for the post-race celebration featuring a beer tent and food!

 

 

Kentwood Fun Spot, 14 52nd St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 10:30 pm-2:00 am
Cost: Tickets are $10 in Advance, $13 at the Door

Do you remember when the only place to be on a Saturday Night was at the Rollerskating Rink? It’s time to bring life back into skating. Enjoy a night full of music, skating, dancing, games, food, and fun! Wipe the dust off your wheels, grab a friend, and get ready to get your Roll On at the Late Night Lace Up! (*This is a 21 and over Event*)

 

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