10 Things To Do this Weekend: September 27th-29th
It’s the first weekend of fall, so that means its time for a Harvest Fest and Oktoberfest! Also this weekend it is the Parade of Homes. We have “Queens of Souls” and “Sleepy Hollow The Play”. There is comedy, fundraisers, a Record and CD show, and...Dogs & Donuts!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
Click on the event title for additional information.
Harvest Fest in Rockford
Downtown Rockford, MI
Friday, September 27th, 2019 - 11:00 am-12:00 midnight
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 8:00 am-12:00 midnight
Sunday, September 29th, 2019 - 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm
It is the 43rd Annual Harvest Fest in Downtown Rockford! Events include the Chili Cook Off, Classic Car Show, Kids Tractor Pull, Trick-or-Treating, Make-It & Take-It Scarecrows, a Scarecrow Contest, BBQ Chicken Dinners, Beer Tents, Live Entertainment, Corn Hole, Crafters, Food Vendors, Pumpkin Decorating, and more!
2019 Fall Parade of Homes
Various Locations around Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, September 27th, 2019 - 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
(Runs through Saturday, October 12th, 2019)
Cost: Tickets start at $10
The Home Builders Association Parade of Homes is a 60-year-tradition that has showcased the best in new home construction, renovation, and everything for your home. The 2019 Fall Parade of Homes has 32 homes and 1 virtual home available for touring.
Oktoberfest Grand Rapids
Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Friday, September 27th, 2019 - 5:00 pm-11:00 pm
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 12:00 Noon-11:00 pm
Cost: Free (Small fee to enter beer tent)
An event 37 years strong and Grand Rapids' ONLY German bier fest is back again thanks to the Edelweiss Club Grand Rapids! This year, Oktoberfest Grand Rapids is changing the game...and the location. The fest will be held at Riverside Park this year, in full view of the Grand River. Bring the whole family to come enjoy an event you'll only find this side of Bavaria, with bounce houses, authentic German bier and food, live music, and games all weekend long. As a bonus, part of all proceeds to go benefit Kids' Food Basket, just as we've done for the past decade.
GR Symphony Presents “Queens of Soul”
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, September 27th, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 29th, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $18.00
A symphonic tribute to the voices that changed and super-charged pop, R&B, and soul... Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Whitney Houston, and Adele. A six-decade tribute to the superstars who made a difference.
Sleepy Hollow the Play
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, September 27th, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 29th, 2019 - 7:00 pm
(Runs through Sunday, October 6th, 2019)
Cost: Tickets are $20
Sleepy Hollow the Play, based off of the short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving, is filled with multimedia effects, illusions, and a few laughs that bring to life a menacing moment in time for the villagers of this small Dutch settlement. There is something strange about the new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane. Baltus VanTassle’s war buddy Nicholas has gone missing. Maybrook, Baltus’ other war companion is dead. Katrina Van Tassel chooses the love of her life while the murders keep coming! And when a séance goes wrong, the Woman in White, Sleepy Hollow’s other famous ghost, makes a ghastly appearance. Is there something that Sleepy Hollow’s wealthiest landowner Baltus Van Tassel isn’t telling us? Parents with young children and those with weak stomachs, please be advised: This production is a dark and graphic retelling of a Halloween classic, with no shortage of disturbing imagery and on-stage violence.
Comedian Julian McCullough
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, September 27th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $15-$20 depending on time of show
Julian McCullough has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," "Conan," NPR's "This American Life," and Comedy Central's "This is Not Happening." He has also had parts on "Inside Amy Schumer" and is a frequent guest on TruTV's "Comedy Knockout."
Komen West Michigan More Than Pink Walk
John Ball Zoo, 1300 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 7:00 am-10:00 am
Cost: Registration starts at $20.00
The Annual Komen West Michigan More Than Pink Walk™ was designed to share the determination to support the survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer in our community. All funds raised support local education, screening, and diagnostic programs and global research efforts to find the cures. Together we will be Bold. Be Fearless. Be More Than Pink®
Dogs & Donuts
Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm, 3025 6 Mile Rd., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday, September 29th, 2019 - 11:00 am-6:00 pm
It’s a special weekend! Bring your entire family out for a fun day at the farm! Doggie admission is $5 and all proceeds will go to the Humane Society of West Michigan. All dogs must be crowd friendly, on a leash and well behaved. Only restricted area is the inside of the barn. So grab your cameras and make it a dog-gone good time down on the farm!
Grand Rapids Record & CD Show
American Legion Neal E. Fonger Post 179, 2327 Wilson Ave., SW, Grandville, MI 49534
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Vendors from six states will be coming in. 50 tables of great musical offerings. Vintage and new Vinyl Records, Compact Discs, music memorabilia, books and more!
Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
John Ball Zoo, 1300 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Sunday, September 29th, 2019 - 9:00-10:00 am
Cost: This is a fundraising event.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride unites classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. This year's Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will bring together over 120,000 well dressed gentlefolk in 700+ cities on stunning motorcycles for men's health across 110+ countries. The goal is to raise awareness and $7 million for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health on behalf of charity partner the Movember Foundation. All participating riders must be registered on The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride website to view local ride details.