This year marks the tenth anniversary since the opening of the DeVos Place convention center. DeVos Place will be hosting a celebration Open House on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10AM – 5PM with a variety of fun activities for the whole family. The Open House is free and open to the public. Plus, parking will be free in the DeVos Place ramp, so you won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot.

The event will have entertainment from a wide range of performers, family friendly activities, mascots and a variety of community organizations present. For the first 10,000 people, there will be a free hot dog and cans of Pepsi® products.

Courtesy SMG
Courtesy SMG


With three exhibit halls being put to use for the Open House, families can experience a fun and friendly celebration through activities brought to you from a variety of organizations. There will be activities for all ages, with rides, entertainment, live music stages, mascots, information on community organizations going on all day, and more!


Join the Grand Rapids community in celebrating ten years since the grand opening of the DeVos Place convention center. The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority originally held a public grand opening of the $211 million DeVos Place convention center in 2003. The event showcased the new convention center’s 250,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.


The final phase of the DeVos Place expansion, which includes a 40,000 square-foot ballroom, was completed in early 2005. DeVos Place Steelcase Ballroom has a 12,000 square-foot kitchen to handle all of their catering needs. The completion of six Riverview meeting rooms above the ballroom and the conference center has enhanced the destination package for our larger conferences.


What can you have at DeVos Place? Pretty much everything! In the past ten years, so many things have taken place including conventions, consumer shows, corporate meetings, fundraising auctions, weddings, community gatherings, religious services, and memorial services.

DeVos Place has served Grand Rapids and West Michigan well, and will be for many years to come.


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