10 Things To Do this Weekend: July 13th-15th
There are not many weekends you can go see a stinky flower -- but you can this weekend if you hurry! You can also see at 27 foot hot dog! Also this weekend you can go off to fairs and festivals, baseball and bands, Pokemon, Classic Cars, and even more fireworks!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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See the Corpse Flower
Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Members Free, Adults (14–64) $14.50, Seniors (65 and older) $11, Students (with student ID) $11, Children (5–13) $7, Children (3–4) $4, Children (2 and younger) Free
The long awaited bloom of the Corpse Flower has finally opened. The plant emits an awful odor. Some have referred to the plant as “Putricia”. The bloom will only last for a short time (12-48 hours) before it starts to wilt.
Ionia Free Fair
Ionia Fairgrounds, 317 S Dexter St, Ionia, MI 48846
Runs through Saturday, July 21st, 2018 - Various Events and Times
Cost: Free Admission, rides and some events require tickets
They call it the “10 Best Days of Summer”! The Ionia Free Fair is back. Enjoy the rides and events at the Ionia County Fairgrounds. The Fair runs through Sunday, July 21st.
See the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile
Various Family Fare Stores
Friday, July 13th, 2018 - 10:00 am-3:00 pm - Family Fare, 6480 28th Avenue, Hudsonville, MI
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm, Family Fare, 5221 Cherry Avenue, Hudsonville, MI
The 27 foot, hot dog on wheels is back! The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile will be in west Michigan this weekend visiting some Family Fare stores in Hudsonville.
Lowell Riverwalk Festival
Various Locations and Times throughout the City of Lowell, MI
Friday, July 13th, 2018 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 - 10:00 am-10:45 pm
Cost: Free Admission
This three-day event includes many activities for you and your family to enjoy. Thursday Pig Roast, Thursday and Friday live concerts and Saturday Open Mic Day, Arts & Crafts & Re-found Treasures show, Run the Riverwalk 5K, Parade “Dancin’ in the Streets”, Riverwalk Cruise-in (classic cars), Pink Arrow Kidz Zone, Bill & Paul’s kayak/SUP/canoe race, food booths, Englehardt Library used book sale, downtown Farmers Market & Market Days, street entertainers, $1500 State Farm Duck Raffle, Laurels of Kent fireworks and much more!
Grand Rapids Symphony -- Picnic Pops: Classical Fireworks
Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306
Friday, July 13th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
If you haven’t had enough fireworks, head out to the Picnic Pops for many of your favorite classics, including The Armed Forces Salute, Overture to Candide, God Bless America and fan-favorite Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. And of course -- fireworks!
Baseball: The West Michigan Whitecaps
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Friday, July 13th, 2018 - 7:05 pm - vs. the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 - 7:05 pm - vs. the Beloit Snappers
Sunday, July 15th, 2018 - 2:00 pm - vs. the Beloit Snappers
Cost: Tickets start at $8.00
The West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Friday. It will be a FANomenal Friday with Nick Jr. Night featuring Paw Patrol. Chase and Skye will be in attendance! On Saturday & Sunday, the Whitecaps play the Beloit Snappers. Saturday the first 1,000 fans through the gates will get a 2004 Replica Championship Ring. The Human Cannonball will also be at the game and there will be fireworks after the game. On Sunday, it is Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day. The first 1,000 kids eat free! Fans can get autographs and play catch on the field before the game from 1:15-1:30 pm. Kids Run the Bases after the game presented by Milk Means More. And, it’s Corgi Races. The 2nd Annual Corgi Races is back! One corgi will be crowned champion of 2018.
Pokemon Go Food Truck Rally
Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Food trucks are setting up at Rosa Parks Circle for Pokemon Go Fest. So if your downtown searching for Pokemon make sure to stop by for a bite to eat!
12th Annual Spectrum Health Car Show
Spectrum Health, 750 Fuller Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Jason Wise (former patient & coma survivor) will DJ event and will be singing LIVE!!! The most unique car show you will ever attend. This car show is designed as a way for the patients and residents at Spectrum Health Continuing Care to have the opportunity to attend a Car Show without leaving our grounds. Registration is free! No need to pre-register – Just show up that day and sign in at the registration tent. Free gifts for the first 100 cars to register, 3 People’s Choice Award will be given out, Free food and drinks!!!
Appetite for Destruction: the Greatest Guns N’ Roses Tribute on Earth
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $10
Appetite for Destruction: the Greatest Guns N' Roses Tribute on Earth will be at 20 Monroe Live on Saturday, July 14.
Hall & Oates along with Train
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, July 15th, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $49.50
Multi-platinum and award-winning artists Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train have announced their momentous co-headlining tour with the Van Andel Arena as one of their stops. This marks the first time legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates will tour together with fellow award winning hitmakers, Train. Fans can expect full sets from both Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, followed by a showstopping joint set. Show includes special guest Kandace Springs.