Hey Grand Rapids! Your Weekend Guide is Here!

Hello, Grand Rapids! The weekend is almost here, and it’s packed with events that celebrate the vibrant culture and artistic spirit of our beloved city. Whether you are an art enthusiast, a music lover, or someone looking to have a great time with family and friends, we have got the scoop for you. Here’s what’s happening in Grand Rapids this weekend:

ArtPrize 2023

When: September 14 – October 1
Where: Downtown Grand Rapids

Link: https://www.artprize.org/events 

The much-anticipated ArtPrize 2023 kicked off yesterday, transforming the heart of Grand Rapids into a sprawling gallery of breathtaking art. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore a rich variety of artistic expressions, meet the talented artists behind the creations, and even cast your vote for your favorite pieces. So, gather your friends and immerse yourself in the artistic madness downtown.

50th Annual Eastown Streetfair

When: Saturday, 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Wealthy Street (between Giddings Avenue and Lake Drive)

Link: https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Our-City/Events-Activities/Eastown-Streetfair-2023

This Saturday marks the golden jubilee of the Eastown Streetfair, a day-long celebration featuring arts, crafts, delectable food, and soul-stirring music. Set in the picturesque locale of Wealthy Street, the fair promises a family-friendly environment where you can enjoy the best of Grand Rapids’ local culture. Don’t miss out on this festive day that has something for everyone!

Grand Rapids African American Art and Music Festival

When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: Arts Marketplace at Studio Park

Link: https://www.facebook.com/GRAAAMF/?ref=page_internal 

Celebrate the rich artistic heritage of the local African American community at the Grand Rapids African American Art and Music Festival. This weekend festival is a vibrant celebration showcasing fantastic art, soulful music, exhilarating dance performances, and mouth-watering food that brings people together in a spirit of unity and joy. It’s a not-to-be-missed event that pays tribute to the artistic contributions of the African American community in Grand Rapids.

Your Thoughts

We want to hear from you! If there are any other events happening in Grand Rapids this weekend that we missed, feel free to comment below. Let’s make this weekend one to remember, Grand Rapids!