It’s another action packed weekend in West Michigan. We have the Hudsonville Community Fair, a Polish Festival, Classic Cars, Food Trucks, Movies on Monroe, Baseball, a Pet Adoption Event, a Margarita Run, a Mud Run, AND Hiking with Goats!

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

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    Hudsonville Community Fair

    Hudsonville Community Fair, 5235 Park Ave., Hudsonville MI 49426

    Runs through Saturday, August 24th, 2019 - 8:00 am-11:00 pm

    Cost: Admission is $5 for Adults (12 and over). Children Under 12 are Free

    The Chicago World Fair inspired the start in 1933 of the Hudsonville Fair. Originally the fair was held at the high school gymnasium. The Fair exhibits and programs included band concerts, spelling bees, and local talent. Baseball and parades were often the biggest attraction. Products of the farm and home were exhibited: poultry, lowland crops, fruit, highland crops, calves, hunting dogs, needle and fancywork, canned and baked goods. This fair began as a three-day event and continues to this day, spanning a week and drawing more than 80,000 through its gates. On the schedule for Friday night is SJO Supercross Racing and then on Saturday it is the Monster Truck Show.

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    Polish Festival

    Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 - 11:00 am-11:00 pm

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 - 11:00 am-11:00 pm

    Sunday, August 25th, 2019 - 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    This weekend is the 40th Annual Polish Festival, held by the Polish Heritage Society. It is the longest continuous Festival held in the City of Grand Rapids!  Come to Rosa Parks Circle to celebrate the Polish culture, entertainment, food and drinks.

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    28th Street Metro Cruise

    Rogers Plaza, 972 28th St., SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 4:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 - 9:00 am-9:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    28th Street is where you want to be this weekend if you are into classic cars.  Join 100,000 people in 2 days for the biggest gathering during Metro Cruise weekend.  The Rogers Plaza site will feature over 340 show cars along the famous Collector Car Row, food from 26 vendors including 16 food trucks, 5 top West Michigan bands, the Miss Metro Cruise® Finale competition, the popular DYNO viewing area, freebies/coupons/drawings from our 32 sponsor vendors, a kid’s coloring area, and much more!

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    Food Truck Fridays at Riverside Park

    Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

    Fridays - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    Celebrating their 3rd year at Riverside, Food Truck Fridays are back with more food truck action. Food Truck Fridays will be held through September.  This year during the hot summer months they will be setting up in a new location to offer more shade. It will still be off the Guild St. entrance, but will require less of a walk to the trucks.  They will start the season as usual near the disc golf course. All trucks in attendance take credit cards. Most trucks offer Vegan options and some Gluten Free option. The event is family friendly so bring a blanket and your pet, and enjoy the food and company.

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    Movies on Monroe: “Space Jam” & “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

    City of Grand Rapids Property, 555 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 - Gates open at 6:00 pm, First movie starts at 7:30 pm

    Cost: Free

    This week is the final Movies on Monroe of the summer with big screen entertainment by the banks of the Grand River! This event will feature “Space Jam” (PG) and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (PG-13). Movies will play on 400-square foot LED video wall. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own chairs, beer, wine, and snacks. Rental lawn chairs will be available for $2 per chair. Food trucks will be on-site and various snacks will be available for purchase at the event. Pets are welcome! This is a smoke-free event series. Costumes are encouraged.

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    Grand Rapids Mud Run

    Behind Celebration Cinema South, 1200 60th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49518

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 - 8:30 am-11:30 am

    Cost: Adult Registration is $59.00 ($65.00 Day of Event)

    The Grand Rapids Mud Run is a messy, muddy adventure race that is both challenging and family friendly! Grab your friends for the 10th annual event and CONQUER the course. Then all that's left is to BRAG! In 2009, Jeff Eckart got a muddy idea: create a world-class, extreme 5K mud run to raise money for a worthy cause. On August 28, 2010 the first Grand Rapids Mud Run was born right here in GR! It attracts mud-lovers from all over, and includes mud pits, a 60 foot mud slide, tunnel crawls, walls, slippery hill climbs, and much more. Each year since the race began, runners have had the opportunity to give back in a strange but awesome way, through donating their messy and muddy shoes! After conquering the course, runners can donate their shoes at the shower station by tying the pair together and putting them in the donate bin. Model Coverall and the Salvation Army Stores of Grand Rapids will be cleaning the shoes and getting them back into our community to help those in need!

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    Woofstock - Peace, Love, Adoption!

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 - 4:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Cost: $10.00 Admission

    Peace, Love, Adoption! 20 Monroe Live is partnering with local animal shelters and community organizations to showcase dogs available for adoption. This will be a runway-style where local heroes will show off dogs who're seeking their forever homes to the public. There will be vendors throughout the venue on the main floor and lobby as well as a meet and greet station in the indoor alley. DJ Money Mike will be spinning hits from various Woodstock artists throughout the evening. A portion of event proceeds will go to supporting Pet Therapy at Mercy Health Saint Mary's, The Humane Society of West Michigan, Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue, and Michele's Rescue. Humane Society of West Michigan, Michele's Rescue, and Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue will be bringing adoptable dogs! Already have a fluffy friend? Come check out our awesome vendors, themed drinks, and silent auction! (*Please note: pets will not be allowed in.)

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    Grand Rapids Margarita Madness 5k Run

    Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49501

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 - 4:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Cost: $25.00

    Margarita Madness 5k™ is a unique night 5K fun run focused less on speed and more on Margarita fun with friends and family. Margarita participants come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; every participant will get Mad Margaritas™ and have the time of their life.

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    Baseball: The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Fort Wayne TinCaps

    Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W. River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 - 7:05 pm

    Sunday, August 25th, 2019 - 2:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $9.00

    On Saturday night there will be Family Fare Fireworks! Stick around after the game as they light up the sky with a spectacular fireworks show! On Sunday it is another  Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day. The first 1,000 kids eat free! Also get autographs and play catch on the field before the game and Kids Run the Bases after the game.

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    Sunday Night Goat Hikes

    Ada Christian School, 6206 Ada Dr., SE, Ada, MI 49301

    Sunday, August 25th, 2019 - 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

    Cost: $5.00

    Have you ever taken a hike with a goat? Well now you can! Take a hike with the herd! Join them the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month at 5 pm for a hike with the goats through forty acres of woods, marsh, and prairie. Bug spray provided. Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes! (We will meet in the back of the school by the barn. Find us by going through the metal gate near the Fox Hollow St. entrance and parking in the lot near the basketball hoops.)

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