10 Things To Do this Weekend: August 31st-September 3rd
It’s Labor Day Weekend. There are a lot of events that are wrapping up for the summer, so get out and enjoy those events. There are also some events just for the Labor Day Weekend. And, if you are up for a road trip, Monday is the only day you can walk across the Mackinac Bridge!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Food Truck Fridays at Riverside Park
Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Friday, August 31st, 2018 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
It’s Labor Day weekend, if you don’t feel like cooking at home -- let the food trucks do the cooking for you. This will be the final Friday this year that the food trucks will gather at Riverside Park on Friday evenings. They will be setting up near the start of the disc golf course. All trucks in attendance take credit cards, and have a variety of options including gluten free and vegan.
Movies on Monroe
Movies on Monroe, 555 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, August 31st, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Movies on Monroe, formerly Movies in the Park, is the premier outdoor film series in Grand Rapids. Films will be shown, free of charge, on a giant video wall along the banks of the Grand River. This is the final event for 2018. Guests are invited to treat the evening like a picnic and bring your own blanket, chairs, beer, wine and snacks for a special night under the stars. Gates open at 6:00 pm, Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 pm. The first film starts at 7: 30 pm followed by an additional feature shortly after the first ends. This week’s movies are West Side Story (G) and The Shape of Water (R).
Comedian AJ Finny
Dr. Grin’s, 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, August 31st, 2018 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, September 1st, 2018 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Stylistically manic, artistically brilliant, AJ Finney is an eclectic midwesterner with a passion for the psychedelic scene of the Sixties. Comedy, jam bands and Volkswagens –- that's him. He's an eco-friendly, improvisational, sometimes philosophical, patchouli-soaked quipster. AJ's organic approach is refreshing and his poetic stream of consciousness style makes for a colorful and unforgettable comedic experience. In 2014, AJ was crowned "Best of the Midwest" winner at Gilda’s LaughFest here in Grand Rapids, was featured on the FOX television show Laughs, and was one of the 100 performers chosen for Season 8 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing."
Baseball:The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Fort Wayne TinCaps
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W. River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Saturday, September 1st, 2018 - 7:05 pm
Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Monday, September 3rd, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $8.00
It is the last 3 games of the regular season for The West Michigan Whitecaps this weekend. There will fe Family Fare Fireworks after the game on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Saturday will be Fan Appreciation Night. On Sunday, it is Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day. The first 1,000 kids eat free! And at Monday’s game you can enjoy $1 Brats, presented by Johnsonville. Time is also running out for your chance to order a Fifth Third Burger. That monstrosity will be retired at the end of this season.
The Musical Fountains
Grand Haven Musical Fountain, 101 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven, MI 49417
Friday, August 31st, 2018 - 9:50pm
Saturday, September 1st, 2018 - 9:30 pm
Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 - 9:30 pm
Monday, September 3rd, 2018 - 9:30 pm
The Grand Haven Musical Fountain is a synchronized water and light show accompanied with music of all varieties. Each 25-minute show features a variety of well-known music and plays daily at dusk from Memorial Day through Labor Day as well as Fridays and Saturdays in May and September. The themes this weekend include a Disney themed show on Saturday and a Pixar themed show on Sunday.
Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens: +Live+
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Amphitheater, 1000 East Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Monday, September 3rd, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $63 for Members and $65 for Non-Members
It’s the final concert of the summer series. The multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut.
Mackinac Bridge Walk
Monday, September 3rd, 2018 - 7:00 am-11:30 am
It is the 61st Annual Bridge Walk. Labor Day is the only day of the year that pedestrians are allowed on the bridge. The walk begins at 7 am. You may start walking any time after the governor’s party starts the walk at approximately 7 am. No one will be permitted to start after 11:30 a.m., so make sure you arrive early. This year, the walk begins in St. Ignace at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula, AND in Mackinaw City at the south end of the bridge in the Lower Peninsula. You have 3 options this year -- you maywalk from either end of the bridge, then turn around at the midpoint and return to where you started the walk. Beginning at 10 am, the turnaround point will be moved towards the ends of the bridge, but you may start walking up until 11:30 am. Or you can walk from either end of the bridge, and continue across to the other side. This option is most like previous bridge walks. However, since bus transportation across the bridge will not be available, walkers who choose this option will need to arrange for their own transportation back across after the bridge reopens at noon. Walkers who do not reach the midpoint of the bridge before 10 a.m. will be turned back. The third option is to walk from either end of the bridge, continuing across to the other side, then walking back to the end of the bridge you started from. This options will mean a 10 MILE round trip for participants. If walkers in this option do not reach the midpoint of the bridge on their return trip by 10 am will be turned back.
Labor Day Truck Parade Zeeland
Downtown Zeeland, MI
Monday, September 3rd, 2018 - 9:15 am-12:00 Noon
It is for the 12th Annual Holland/Zeeland Community Labor Day Truck Parade. It starts at 9:15 am in downtown Zeeland and ends with a free Ice Cream Social in downtown Holland. Set aside a couple hours of your Labor Day holiday to recognize and honor the employees and businesses that make West Michigan such a great place to live and work!
Labor Day Community Bridge Walk
Monday, September 3rd, 2018 - 10:00 am-11:00 am
Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
You don’t have to make a long drive for this bridge walk… Join Mayor Rosalyn Bliss and fellow community members for the Grand Rapids Community Bridge Walk traversing downtown bridges across the Grand River.
West Michigan Labor Fest
Monday, September 3rd, 2018 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Looking for a fun way to spend your Labor Day? Bring the family out to Ah-Nab-Awen Park for Laborfest! From bounce houses to car shows, there's sure to be entertainment for all ages. Enjoy live music, food, and beer. There will also be free admission to the Ford Presidential Museum all day long.