The weather looks nice for the weekend! We’ve got some outdoor activities including Auto Racing and going to the Drive In. There are also Runs, Plays, Improv Comedy, Music, and a Parade. It is also International Astronomy Day on Saturday, and Earth Day on Sunday,

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

Click on the event title for additional information.


  • 1

    Runway on the Rapids

    JW Marriott, 235 Louis St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, April 20th, 2018 - 7:00 pm-11:00 pm

    Cost: General Admission tickets are $40 and $45 at the door.  You can also purchase VIP tickets or the VIP package.

    Runway on the Rapids will be at the JW Marriott on Friday, April 20. This is a fashion show to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Program at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences. You will be able to see all of the latest fashion trends from local boutiques and salons. You will see styles from Siss Viss, JB and Me, Slate, Lee & Birch, and so many more! Come out and enjoy a fashion show while supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Program at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences.

  • 2

    Akeelah and the Bee

    Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 30 N. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, April 20th, 2018 - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, April 21st, 2018 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    (Runs through Sunday, April 29th, 2018)

    Cost: Tickets are $10-$16

    This children’s play is a compelling story of a young girl’s bravery and grit. Based on the 2006 multi-award-winning film, this play follows Akeelah Anderson’s journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Akeelah shows audiences the importance of tenacity in the face of adversity and will inspire conversations on stereotypes, stigmas, and their implications. Recommended for ages 8 and up

  • 3

    Go to the Drive-In

    Getty Drive In, 920 E Summit Ave., Muskegon, MI 49444

    Friday, April 20th, 2018 - 8:30 pm

    Saturday, April 21st, 2018 - 8:30 pm

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 - 8:30 pm

    Cost: Adults $10.50, Children (6-12) and Senior Citizens (60+) $5.50

    The Getty Drive In in Muskegon opens up for the season on Friday night. Choose from four different double features. Check the website for movies and times.

  • 4

    International Astronomy Day

    Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, April 21st, 2018 - 11:00 am-3:00 pm

    Cost: Free with General Admission

    Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum and the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association for International Astronomy Day. View the sky through telescopes at the GRPM. Inside the Museum will be additional hands-on activities.”

  • 5

    Dodds Record Store Day & Parade 2018

    Dodds Record Store, 808 Bridge St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, April 21st, 2018 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm (Parade from 3:00 pm-3:15 pm)

    Saturday is Record Store Day. Celebrate Michigan's Oldest Record Shop -- Dodds -- open since 1951! There will be entertainment throughout the day and a parade at 3:00 pm.

  • 6

    Auto Racing: 7th Annual Icebreaker

    Berlin Raceway, 2060 Berlin Fair Dr., Marne, MI 49435

    Saturday, April 21st, 2018 - Racing Starts at 6:30 pm

    Cost:  $10 Adults, $5 Children

    The Saturday Racing Lineup includes Vintage Racing Organization of America (25 Laps), Coors Light Sportsman Feature (35 Laps), Model Coverall Modified Feature (35 Laps), Engine Pro Super Stocks Feature (40 Laps), Budweiser Super Late Model Feature (60 Laps), and a 4 Cylinder Feature (25 Laps). Wear BLUE and support the Autism Family Network and get $2 off admission.

  • 7

    Mega 80's: Prince Remembrance Show

    The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, April 21st, 2018 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: $12.00 (21+ show)

    Like all fans of great 80's music, the Mega 80's were heartbroken by the passing of Prince in 2016. In celebration of his musical legacy, the Mega 80's will be including a very special tribute to Prince (one of their favorite artists) into their regular performance.

  • 8

    Gazelle Girl 1/2 Marathon, 10K & 5K

    City Hall, Calder Plaza,  300 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 - 8:00 am-12:00 Noon

    Cost: Registration Fee varies depending on race

    Whether you are looking to complete your first 5k, 10k or half marathon or are looking to set a PR, this event is for you! Grab your girlfriends, mothers, sisters, cousins, grandmas, aunts, or co-workers and get registered for this event! Take the first step toward better fitness and be part of something incredible – the Gazelle Girl community!

  • 9

    Earth Day

    Various Events and Times

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

    Cost: Varies on Event

    Sunday is Earth Day. Various events will be held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. There are events planned at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Blandford Nature Center, area parks and businesses. Some neighborhood associations are planning clean up days as well.

  • 10

    Whose Live Anyway?

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $45.00

    The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” are proud to present their new improv tour live at DeVos Performance Hall. “Whose Live Anyway?” is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Joel Murray and Bob Derkach will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Legendary “Kids In The Hall” co-founder and sketch comedy icon Dave Foley (“NewsRadio”, “Maron”) will be joining the cast of "Whose Live Anyway?" on Sunday as a very special guest! (Dave replaces Ryan Stiles who due to illness is unable to perform.)

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