10 Things to Do this Weekend: June 16th-18th
It is Father's Day Weekend! Get out with Dad and celebrate. We have parades, movies, festivals, a star from TV back in the 50's, events for Dads and much more...
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give
Blythefield Country Club, 5801 Northland Dr., Belmont, MI 49306
Friday, June 16th, 2017 - 7:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 - 7:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday, June 18th, 2017 - 7:30 am-3:00 pm
An Official LPGA Tour event featuring 144 of the top female golfers in the world competing for part of the $2 million purse.
Also at the event is the Meijer Grand Taste. A chance for you to come out an sample food, beer, wine and other beverages. The Greatest Food Experience on Any Tour. Grand Taste tickets range from $10 up to $60.
Grand Rapids Griffins Calder Cup Victory Celebration
Parade starts at the Van Andel Arena and makes it way to Rosa Parks Circle
Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, June 16th, 2017 – 4:00 pm
It's a victory parade and celebration for the Calder Cup winning Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday afternoon. The parade starts at 4 pm. The parade will end at Rosa Parks Circle where the festivities will continue with speakers, give-aways and an introduction of the Calder Cup Champs.
Movies in the Park
Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, June 16th, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Come and watch a movie outdoors! The City of Grand Rapids kicks off their 2017 Movies in the Park this Friday. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6 pm, the movie “Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” begins at 7 pm, followed by Pan's Labyrinth at 9:30 pm.
Heritage Hill Association Garden Tour
Heritage Hill Neighborhood, Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Cost: $8 in advance, $10 day of tour
This year fifteen gardens will be on the tour. It will be an easy walk tour through the area of the Hill south of Cherry Street. You will find both “large and small gardens, serene or filled with riotous color, formal or playfully serendipitious.” Tickets are available the day of the tour at The Child Development Center at 409 Lafayette, SE.
West Michigan Chalk Art Festival
Tanger Outlets, 350 84th St SW, Byron Center, MI 49315
Friday, June 16th, 2017 – 12:00 Noon-9:00 pm
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – 11:00 am-5:30 pm
The 8th annual West Michigan Chalk Art Festival will be hosted by the Byron Community Wellness Foundation. It takes place at Tanger Outlets on 84th St. in Byron Township beginning on Friday, June 16 and running through Saturday, June 17. Kids 11 and under can create their own chalk art during “KidsChalk” from 11 am–3 pm on Saturday. Adult artists will be creating from noon–9 pm on Friday and from 8 am–3 pm on Saturday. Work will be judged on Saturday from 3-5 pm with awards given at 5 pm.
Grand Rapids Pride Fest 2017
Calder Plaza, 300 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Sunday, June 18th, 2017
The admission fee gets you into all of the Pride Fest, including the street fair and the entertainment area.
Lauren "Kitten" Chapin visits Grand Rapids
Faith Baptist Church, 1412 44th St., SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Master Arts Theatre is bringing Lauren Chapin to Grand Rapids. She starred as Kathy “Kitten” Anderson on the hit TV series, "Father Knows Best". She will be sharing her story of suffering through a disastrous childhood and twenty years of misdirection that led her in and out of jail and rehab centers.
Sunday, June 18th, 2017
Don't forget about “dear old dad” on Sunday! It will be Father's Day – a day to let your father know what he means to you.
Father's Day Climbing and Ziplining
Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park, 2121 Celebration Dr., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Sunday, June 18th, 2017 – 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Spend part of your day outside doing something with the wondeful men in your lives. Dad's climb free when you purchase another full price climbing ticket. There are seven courses with suspending climbing obstacles. They range in difficulty from super easy to super difficult.
Brew and Renew Spa Package
JW Marriott & Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, downtown Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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For Father’s Day, the JW Marriott Grand Rapids and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel are offering beer-infused “Brew and Renew” spa specials. Local hops and barley are used to exfoliate the skin during these spa treatments, which include a “Brew Pedicure” where dad will get all the works of a pedicure but he’ll be soaking his feet in a beer bath while enjoying a beer, of course. Or you can go for the “Brew Polish & Massage.” Dad will lie back and get a beer-inspired body scrub followed by an aromatherapy massage; and a beer afterwards to relax even more.