10 Things To Do this Weekend: May 11th-13th
Tulip Time continues in Holland, we will have a gathering of Food Trucks in two different locations, there will be Baseball Games, The Symphony will perform, it’s the Fifth Third River Bank Run, there are tiny trees, two events at dog parks, and the biggest event -- Mother’s Day on Sunday.
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Various Locations around Holland, MI
Runs through Sunday, May 13th, 2018 - Times Vary by Event
Cost: Varies depending on event
Celebrate the joy, tradition and beauty that is Tulip Time. Events on the schedule this weekend include the Carnival, the Tall Ship Dockside Tours, The Beach Boys (on Friday), the Muziekparade (on Saturday), and Fireworks on Saturday night.
We even have a list of 10 Things to Do at Tulip Time This Weekend.
Food Court Fridays at Calder Plaza
Calder Plaza (La Grand Vitesse), 300 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, May 11th, 2018 - 11:00 am-1:45 pm (Every Friday through September 14th, 2018)
Cost: Free Admission
There will be a Food Truck Food Court on Fridays down at Calder Plaza for lunch. Come down and grab a bite to eat from some of your favorite food trucks!
Food Truck Fridays at Riverside Park
Friday, May 11th, 2018 - 5:00 pm-9:00 pm (Every Friday through August, 31st, 2018)
Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Cost: Free Admission
After last year's successful Food Truck Fridays, they have extended the season and will be running for 16 weeks this summer. This year they have expanded and partnered with the Grand Rapids Food Truck Association to bring you the best group of trucks we can arrange. 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.
Baseball: The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Burlington Bees
Thursday, May 10th, 2018 - 7:05 pm
Friday, May 11th, 2018 - 7:05 pm
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 - 7:05 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $8.00
The West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Burlington Bees this Thursday through Saturday. Every Thursday it’s $2.00 20 oz. beers, $2.00 hot dogs and $2.00 Pepsi products. Also, every Thursday is a College Night. Show a college or military ID and get a reserved seat for $5. Plus this Thursday there will be a Food Truck Rally On Friday, it’s Pokemon Night. Pikachu, Charmander, and Squirtle will be in attendance and are available to photos on the concourse throughout the game. Mad Chad, Chainsaw Juggler will be in attendance showing off his incredible juggling skills including juggling 3 running chainsaws as his grand finale! And on Saturday, it is the Replica Championship Ring Giveaway, presented By Fifth Third Bank, for the first 1,000 fans through the gate. There will also be Family Fare Fireworks after the game.
Grand Rapids Symphony presents Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, May 11th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 13th, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $33.00
Back by popular demand, the Grand Rapids Pops performs Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams. Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will lead this concert featuring the very best of John Williams’ legendary film scores, including pieces from “Jurassic Park”, “Jaws”, “Indiana Jones”, and the “Star Wars” series – including selections from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
Fifth Third River Bank Run
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 - 7:00 am
Cost: Registration Fees Vary
The Fifth Third Bank River Bank Run, presented by Amway with Spectrum Health the Official Health Partner, will celebrate 41 years of road running on Saturday. More than 17,000 people are expected to compete in the event which features the largest 25K road race in the country and offers the only 25K Wheelchair racing division in the world along with a 25K Handcycle division. The USA 25 km Open Championships will run concurrently with the 25K event. In addition to the 25K, participants can choose from the 25K Relay, 10K Run, 5K Run, Team Competition, and the 5K Community Walk.
Michigan All State Bonsai Show
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E. Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 - Sales 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Displays 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sunday, May 13th, 2018 - Sales and Displays 11:00 am-5:00 pm
View a variety of stunning bonsai trees, skillfully trained by bonsai artists from across the state. A vast range of styles will be on display, including forest plantings, cascade, windswept, and upright styles and a diverse range of species will be included, such as maples, pines, junipers, azaleas, figs and more. View trees small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and some too heavy for one person to lift.
Covell Spring Clean Up!
Covell Dog Park, 501 Covell Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, May 12th,2018 - 10:00 am-1:00 pm
If you like to take your dog to the Covell Dog Park, come out this weekend and help them do some spring cleaning! They will be raking and picking up the brush around the park and picking up any trash that is in or around the fence! They also will be getting a truckload of wood chips from the city, so lots of help will be needed for that! If you have your own rake, shovel, etc please bring that! They will only have a few!
Bark Park Grand Opening Event
Downtown Muskegon Petsafe Bark Park, 793 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, MI 49441
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 - 10:00 am-12:00 Noon
Cost: Free Admission
It's time to Pawty! Bring out your dogs - It is the opening the Downtown Muskegon Petsafe Bark Park. For the event there will be a Mobile Dog Grooming Salon, a Pet Bakery, the Muskegon Kennel Club (on-site microchipping for $15), Photo sessions for human and dog, Plus giveaways, information & coupons
Various Locations and Events
Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Cost: Varies depending on event.
Many restaurants will be offering up a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday. Also, Mothers can play Mini-Golf for Free at Craig’s Cruisers from 11:00 am-9:00 pm on Mother’s Day. It’s Free Pie for Mom on Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Grand Traverse Pie Company. Also, there will be Free Admission for Mom’s on Sunday from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum.