Grand Rapids Weekend Highlights: Wine, Beer, Food Festival, ‘Beauty and The Beast’, and Carly Pearce in Concert

This weekend, Grand Rapids is buzzing with a variety of events that cater to all tastes, from culinary delights and theater magic to live country music. Whether you’re a foodie, a theater enthusiast, or a country music fan, there’s something exciting for you in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival

Kicking off the weekend, the 16th annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival is a must-visit event. Running from Friday 4-9 PM to Saturday 2-9 PM, this festival is a haven for those who love to indulge in fine wines, craft beers, ciders, spirits, and gourmet foods. With tickets at $20 per person, you’ll get to taste over 1,200 varieties from around the world.

A Culinary Adventure for Every Palate

This festival is renowned as Michigan’s premier tasting event, perfect for both connoisseurs and those new to the world of fine dining and spirits. It’s an opportunity to explore a vast array of flavors and culinary creations.

Exclusive Wine and Dine Experience

For an even more exclusive experience, check out the festival’s ‘wine and dine’ options. Choose between Red Water Restaurants and The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck for a one-hour multi-course meal paired with the perfect drink. These tickets are separate from general admission and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

‘Beauty and The Beast’ at the Civic Theatre

Also happening this weekend is the opening of Disney’s ‘Beauty and The Beast’ at the Civic Theatre. This enchanting musical, featuring songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, along with new additions by Menken and Tim Rice, tells the timeless tale of Belle and the Beast. It’s a magical experience for audiences of all ages.

Carly Pearce at 20 Monroe Live

Adding to the weekend’s excitement, country music star Carly Pearce is coming to 20 Monroe Live on Friday night for her ‘Country Made Me Do It 2023 Tour’. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the show starting at 7:30 PM. Carly Pearce, known for her heartfelt and dynamic country tunes, is sure to give a memorable performance. There are still a few tickets left, so be sure to grab yours soon for an unforgettable night of music.


Grand Rapids is the place to be this weekend, with something for everyone. From tasting the finest wines and foods at the International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival, getting swept away by the magic of ‘Beauty and The Beast’, to enjoying the soulful country music of Carly Pearce, your weekend is set to be filled with unforgettable experiences. Don’t miss out on these fantastic events!

For more information about the Wine, Beer, and Food Festival visit here.

For more information about Beauty and The Beast Musical visit here.

To purchase tickets for Carly Pearce visit here.