10 Things To Do this Weekend: October 12th-14th
From Hockey to a Goose Festival...West Michigan has it all this weekend. There will also be Halloween Haunts, Flowers, Music, Dinosaurs, Musicals, Cars, Parades, and more.
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Various Locations and Times
Cost: Varies by Location
It’s that time of year again. Time to have things jump out at you and scare you! There are several haunted locations for you to enjoy this year. We have haunted malls and parks, corn mazes, ghost tours, trails of terror and more. Check out the list to find a place to go and visit.
Chrysanthemums and More!
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Runs through Sunday, October 28th, 2018 - Regular Operating Hours
Cost: Included with regular admission
Larger-than-life blooms are just the beginning! Come out to the largest exhibition of its kind in Michigan — and this year, the most local. More than ever before, savor the goodness of West Michigan growers, farms, food and drink as you take in Chrysanthemums and More! at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. There will be displays of thousands of blooms, anchored by a palette of purple and burgundy hues, landmark our interior and exterior locations.
Fall HBA Parade of Homes
Various Homes and Locations
Friday, October 12th, 2018 - 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 - 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $10.00
The annual Fall Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids and sponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union, is upon us. The Fall Parade of Homes never fails to showcase trends of the end of the year, and start of the next one. The 2018 Fall Parade of Homes will be no different. Come check out the best builders of West Michigan. Embrace the changing season and marvel at the new and remodeled that will be showcased. The homes range from $150,000 to 1 million+, with features to match.
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 12th, 2018 -3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 - 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Sunday, October 14th, 2018 - 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $18.00
Jurassic Quest is back at DeVos Place. This is America's largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Jurassic Quest has more than 80 life size dinosaurs. The dinosaurs will roar, move, and some will even walk around!
Fennville Goose Festival
Downtown Fennville, MI
Friday, October 12th, 2018 - 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 - 9:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday, October 14th, 2018 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Free Admissioni
There will be music, a car show, a gosling run, a pyrotechnics show, a parade, a carnival, food, arts and crafts and more.
Match Box Mixer
Paddock Place, 1033 Lake Dr., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Friday, October 12th, 2018 - 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
A Match Box Mixer is a new and revolutionary way to meet people. Stop endlessly swiping on Tinder and other dating apps! Come on out and meet quality singles in real life at this fun social mixer. Come on out an mingle with lots of fun, friendly singles while sipping cocktails in a casual setting. Upon arrival you'll get 7 "match cards" (put your name and email address on the cards). You'll get a name badge and a number that corresponds to your "match box" located on a table in the venue. When you meet people you'd potentially like to see again or if anyone in the room catches your eye, simply put one of your cards in their match box. At the end of the night (or at any point throughout the evening) you can grab any cards that people placed in your secret match box as well! There will be a fun ice breakers, light appetizers, DJ Gobs in the house, and prizes!
Hockey: Grand Rapids Griffins Home Opener
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 12th, 2018 - 7:00 pm - The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Hershey Bears
Cost: Tickets start at $19.00
The Grand Rapids Griffins are back to begin the 2018-2019 season and their first home game is on Friday. Because it’s a Friday night game, that means $2 beers and $2 hotdogs.
Broadway Grand Rapids presents “Finding Neverland”
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, October 12th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 - 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 14th, 2018 - 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $43.00
The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event.
Jojo Girard at Summit Place Kia West
Summit Place Kia West, 4575 Plainfield Ave., Grand Rapidsm MI 49525
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 - 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Join Jojo at Summit Place Kia on Saturday. Whether you are shopping for a new or used car, or if you have bad credit, Summit Place Kia is the place for you! Come check out all of the different Kia's and find the perfect car for you. Stop by to say HI to Jojo and spin the WFGR Prize Wheel for a chance to win a prize!
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, October 14th, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $33.00
Collective Soul is an alternative post-grunge rock band formed in 1992 when singer Ed Roland enlisted a group of musicians to record a demo in a basement with the intention to sell the song to a publishing company. The demo of their most notable song, “Shine” was recorded and became a highly requested song on the radio, thus became Collective Soul. Their second and self-titled album was certified triple platinum by the RIAA and had a 76-week run on the Billboard 200. In 1994 and 1995 the band took home the Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Song.