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Grand Rapids Balloon Festival

Grand Rapids Balloon Festival

Grand Rapids Sponsors & the Hudsonville Fairgrounds invite the public to a fun-filled weekend for all to enjoy!

The kick-off of this colorful festival starts at the Ah-Nab-Awen Park located downtown Grand Rapids by the Gerald R Ford Museum on Thursday, July 21 at 6:00pm. Guests have the opportunity, for $1 to walk inside a RE/Max hot air balloon, watch the glow of hot air balloons in the night sky, along with musical entertainment with Picnic in the Park until 10pm.

Bring your own lawn chairs or blanket to the Hudsonville Fairgrounds located at 5236 Park Avenue to experience activities galore on Friday & Saturday.

Friday, July 22 the community can enjoy numerous events from 5pm through 9:00pm and Saturday, July 23, beginning at 6:30am-8:00am (weather permitting) guest can experience Balloon Fly-Ins. Who will win, as pilots fly in the fairgrounds balloon area for a target? Family entertainment returns at 1pm through 9:00pm.

Special Concerts & Fireworks

Special Concerts & Fireworks

A special 2 concert evening comes to Lamar Park with WY-FI fireworks following the show.

Trilogy and The Outer Vibe will entertain guest through the evening on Tuesday, June 28 with incredible musical talent. Trilogy, a 4 piece band takes to the stage at 7:00pm presenting classic music to currents hits. They’re the longest continually running band in Michigan. The Outer Vibe follows at 8:30pm with their unique musical energy. Fireworks will flood the sky above following the concert, roughly at 10:00pm.

Lamar Park is located at 2561 Porter St. SW in Wyoming, Michigan.

Visit www.wyomingcec.org for more information.

Metro Health Farm Market Open Thursdays through October 13

Metro Health Farm Market Open Thursdays through October 13

Community consumers can enjoy the fruits of labor from local farmers, bakers & crafters this summer.

Sixty different vendors will showcase homemade foods, hand-craft items, baked goods and more. Don’t miss the fun family-friendly events and free parking all summer, long!

Visit Metro Health Farm Market located at 5900 Byron Center Avenue SW in Wyoming, Michigan on Thursdays

Call: (616)252-7200 or visit www.metrohealth.net/farmmarket

Kick-Off Concerts in the Park

Kick-Off Concerts in the Park

The Community Enrichment Commission invites residents to Lamar Park as it comes alive for the first time this spring/summer on May 31.

The most popular & highly accomplished band, The Verge Piper kicks-off Concerts in the Park of the 14 band line-up for 2016, starting at 7:00pm on Tuesday at Lamar Park located at  2561 Porter Street SW in Wyoming, Michigan.

Guests will experience this free concert showcasing an assortment of music from their 2 children’s albums, along with the Rock mix-ins that made them well-known.

Visit www.wyomingcec.org for more information.

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

The State Park in Grand Haven comes to life with incredible kite performances this weekend. Don’t miss the fun!

For the 28th year, the world’s best kite flyers - individuals, pairs & teams will be performing continuously on Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, May 22 from 11am – 5pm.

Kite enthusiast and their families are invited to experience different size kites with amazing capabilities controlled by professional kite handlers. There will also be an Open Flying Field to fly your own kite.

Grand Haven State Park is located at 1001 Harbor Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan 49417.

Call: 1-866-428-2335 or visit www.mackite.com for more information.

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.