10 Things To Do this Weekend: September 14th-16th
This weekend we have a Gaming Convention, a Mom’s Sale, a chance to check out RV’s and boats, Charity Walks, an Art Festival, and even a chance to be scared to death! What are you waiting for? Get moving!!!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
Click on the event title for additional information.
GrandCon Gaming Convention
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, September 14th, 2018 - 10:00 am-1:00 am
Saturday, September 15th, 2018 - 9:00 am-12:00 midnight
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 - 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Prices vary depending on participation
A family friendly board gaming convention. A place where you can shop vendors and artists, cosplay, play games all day long, attend seminars, and meet industry celebrities. GrandCon welcomes all! GrandCon features tabletop (board, card, and roleplaying) gaming including the creators and or authors behind them. You can attend tournaments, special charity events, come dressed as your favorite character, or get involved in open gaming from our library of over 1100 games! Mingle with industry celebrities and other gamers that appreciate similar gaming interests, ranging from games like Monopoly to Tokaido, Champions to Dungeon & Dragons, or Euchre to Fabled Fruit. Make sure to check out the unpublished games in the UnPub room; maybe you'll learn how to design a game or simply sneak a peek at upcoming games.
RV Outlet Show
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE, Comstock, MI 49321
Friday, September 14th, 2018 - 11:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday, September 15th, 2018 - 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 - 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission and Parking
Don’t miss West Michigan’s largest Free outdoor RV show. Plus vendors and fire trucks for the kids! It’s your best chance to save thousands. Come shop brand new 2018/19 models – direct from the Factory! The West Michigan RV Outlet Show will feature the newest Class A-C Gas Motorhomes, Diesel Pusher Motorhomes, B Vans, 5th Wheels, Travel Trailers, Toy Haulers, Fold Downs, and Hybrids. WFGR’s Jojo Girard will be broadcasting live on Saturday from 10:00 am-12:00 Noon.
The Haunt, 1256 28th St., SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Friday, September 14th, 2018 - 7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Saturday, September 15th, 2018 - 7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 - 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Haunt has a new location, new owners and new scares this year! It’s bigger, better, and more insane than ever. The Haunt is West Michigan’s premier haunted attraction now for 18 years. This year the Haunt is new from the top to the bottom. They will be open through November 3rd. Check their website for exact times.
Susan G. Komen West-Michigan Race For The Cure
Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, September 15th, 2018 - Registration begins at 6:30 am
Cost: $25 Registration Fee
The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. It has proven to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-awareness become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities.
Fall West Michigan Mom's Sale
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, September 15th, 2018 - 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost: $3-$5 donation at the door.
The West Michigan Mom’s Sale is the best place in Grand Rapids to save money! Buy new or gently used baby and children clothing (boy/girl size 0-16), maternity clothing, toys, nursery furniture, books, bikes, and anything else that is baby, child, or maternity related! You’ll find everything you need for your children, all in one place!
Fallasburg Arts Festival
Fallasburg Park, 1124 Fallasburg Road, Lowell, MI 49331
Saturday, September 15th, 2018 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission
LowellArts invites you to the 50th annual, 2-day festival held in picturesque Fallasburg Park. The event features 100 unique fine art and fine craft booths, food booths, children's craft area, craft demonstrations, and music performed on an outdoor stage.
Evinrude E-Tec G2 Engine Test Drive
Keenan Marina, 526 Pine St., Spring Lake, MI 49456
September 15th, 2018 - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Join WFGR’s Steve LaBenz at Keenan Marina in Spring Lake on Saturday from 3-5 pm and experience the Evinrude Edge for yourself. Evinrude wants to prove that the new E-Tec G2 is the best engine on the water! You can test drive boats using competitor engines and then try the E-Tec G2 to compare.
When you come take a test drive, you will receive a rebate coupon for up to $1,000 off of your next evinrude E-Tec G2 Engine. Stop by to say HI to Steve and spin the WFGR Prize Wheel for a chance to win a prize!
Out of the Darkness Walk
Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker, MI 49534
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 - Check-in/Registration Time: 11:00 am, Walk: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: Free to register, however they do encourage each walker to set a goal of $150 or more in donations
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.
“Queen Extravaganza” performing Queen's Greatest Hits
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 - 7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $29.50
Back by popular demand, “Queen Extravaganza” was one of last year’s fastest selling UK theatre tours. Queen fans will be thrilled to learn that there will be a chance to hear all their favorite Queen songs performed live, when the official tribute band created by Roger Taylor and Brian May, hits North America for a series of shows this year. They will celebrate the UK’s biggest selling album of all time “Queen Greatest Hits” released in 1981 which sold over 6.1 million copies in Britain alone. “Queen Extravaganza” Tour 2018 promises to deliver all the greatest hits any Queen fan could want to hear – “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Killer Queen” , “Somebody to Love”, “Fat Bottomed Girls”, “Bicycle Race”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and many more...all presented 100% live by some of today’s finest musicians hand-picked by Roger Taylor and Brian May themselves.
Colin & Brad Scared Scriptless
Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, 600 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 - 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $34.00
Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live state to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known for "Whose Line is it Anyway?", Colin & Brad will take you on a comedic high-wire act.