10 Things To Do this Weekend: August 11th-13th
Whether you feel like running a half marathon, cleaning out the hazardous waste from your home, viewing old cars, seeing War Bird airplanes, or enjoying great music -- there is something for everyone on the list this weekend.
There are plenty of activities for all ages.
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
Click on the event title for additional information.
Cowpie Music Festival
Shagbark Farm, 7525 Alaska Ave., SE, Alaska, MI
Friday, August 11th, 2017 - Gates open at 9:00 am, music starts at 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 - Gates open at 9:00 am, music starts at 11:15 am
Cost: Tickets start at $40.00, Kids 14 and under are free
Join the party in the pasture for a unique cultural experience that includes 20 amazing bands, a couple of days of music, acres of pastoral camping, artist-led workshops, delicious food, craft beer, and more! Music fans from all over the region come to party 'til the cows come home!
Rockford Ninja Warrior Amateur Competition
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Friday, August 11th, 2017 - 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 - 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Cost: $45.00 registration fee + processing fee
Here is a chance for you to challenge yourself like never before. Compete on the same course that the American Ninja Warriors run on and compare how your time stacks up against the best in the world! If you turn in a top-five time in either the men’s or women’s competition, you’ll be eligible for a cash prize and a chance to compete in the professional competition.
Sparta Airport 5th Annual Fly-in and Breakfast
Sparta Airport, 9100 Vinton Ave., NW, Sparta, MI 49345
Friday, August 11th, 2017 - 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 - 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Here is your chance to see a World War II B-25 Bomber -- one of the only bombers still flying that flew missions in the war. Other War Birds are expected to fly in as well, along with 3 or 4 home built airplanes. On Saturday morning you can have breakfast at the airport when they have their Pancake Breakfast for $7. Other organizations will be on hand as well including the Young Eagles (giving interested children an opportunity to explore the world of aviation) as well as the West Michigan Aviation Academy.
Del Shannon Days Car Show
Main Street, downtown Coopersville, MI
Friday, August 11th, 2017 - Car Cruise Line-up begins at 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 - 7:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Varies depending on event
The Coopersville Rotary is excited to be sponsoring the 27th Annual Del Shannon Car Show. One of the largest linear car shows in West Michigan. Friday night features an After Cruise Party and a Fried Chicken or Hot Dog Dinner. On Saturday there will be a Pancake Breakfast, an Entertainment Tent and Craft Sale.
City of Kentwood 50th Anniversary
Behind Kentwood City Hall, 4900 Breton Rd., SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
Friday, August 11th, 2017 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, August 12th, 2017- 9:00 am-Dark
Cost: Free Admission
It will be two days of celebration in Kentwood! There will be food, inflatables for kids, carnival games, community booths, a beer garden, cultural acts, and live music! Friday will be a Classic Car Show and Kentwood’s Got Talent. Saturday events include a Farmer’s Market, Street Fair, Mega 80’s and the evening will end with a special 50th Anniversary fireworks show at dusk.
Free Back to School Bash
YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, 475 Lake Michigan Dr., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, August 11th, 2017 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
This free event is open to the public! Join the David D. Hunting YMCA for an evening of games, treats, face painting, special vendors, kids' school supply giveaways and more! Presented by Feyen Zylstra Community Foundation and the David D. Hunting YMCA KidZone/FitZone. Supplies for ages Preschool-8th Grade, while supplies last.
Baseball: West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Great Lakes Loons
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Friday, August 11th, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 13th, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Cost: Lawn Seats start at $8
On Friday evening, it’s 90’s night, along with Eric Munson on hand for Tiger Friday. Saturday will be Super Villain night and they will be giving away flat screen TV’s throughout the night along withFamily Fare Fireworks after the game. Sunday is Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Family Sunday. The first 1,000 kids eat free. There will also be a Nature Cat appearance.
Rumors -- Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, August 11th, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $12.00
Rumours is the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. They capture the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show.
Race 13.1 Grand Rapids
Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 - 7:00 am-10:30 am
Cost: Registration starts at $40.00
Race 13.1 adds its second Michigan race with the inaugural Flagstar Bank Race 13.1 Grand Rapids half marathon, 10k and 5k event on August 12, 2017! Starting and finishing at Rosa Park Circle, participants will run through downtown Grand Rapids, across the historical Blue Bridge into Kent County and through Millennium Park.
Rockford SafeChem Event
North Kent Transfer Station, 10 Mile Rd, Rockford, MI 49306
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 - 8:30 am-12:00 Noon
Kent County residents can properly dispose of their household hazardous waste at the North Kent Recycle and Waste Center on Saturday. There is no charge for this event! BRING: oil based paint & thinner, fertilizers, pool & photo chemicals, bug spray & weed killer, fluorescent tubes & CFL bulbs, cleaners, fire extinguishers, gasoline, antifreeze, motor oil, mercury thermostat & thermometer, aerosol cans. DO NOT BRING: latex paint, medication, needles, fireworks, ammunition, large propane containers, tires. Businesses and non-profits are not permitted. All items must be equal to or smaller than a 5 gallon bucket.