Summer Experiences in Grand Rapids MI

Summer Activities in Grand Rapids Michigan - IheartGR.com

There are so many fun things to do during the hot Summer months in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

We’ve included activities and businesses that will make your summer months in Grand Rapids fantastic and fun! Check them out below:

Cannonsburg Zipline and Trails

Cannonsburg is known for skiing in the winter but what most people don’t normally think of when hearing about it is their zipline adventure and trails in the summer. You can also watch some pretty phenomenal sunsets and sunrises from the top of the hill and it sure is breathtaking! 

Splash Pads in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids has a ton of splash pads for your kids to enjoy in the summer while you sip on a cool drink.

Some of the parks that have splash pads: Aberdeen Park, Alger Park, Heartside Park, Joe Taylor Park, Mulick Park, and more!

Millenium Park

Millenium Park is one of the nation’s largest urban parks! This is the perfect place to go for a bike ride, hike, kayak or boat ride (they offer them for rent), to bring kids to the splash pad, or tan on the beach! The activities are endless and the park is beautiful!

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts is an annual, free, 3-day event that features performances, creative activities, food booths, and vendors. In 2021 the festival is being held in the beginning of June.

Concerts at Frederik Meijer Gardens

Runs from June 1-September 1

This concert series brings so much joy to GR as they welcome in musicians from all genres and generations. Not to mention that the venue is in the gorgeous outdoors of Frederik Meijer Gardens!

John Ball Zoo

With kids being off of school in the summer, there is a lot of time to enjoy the warm weather in Grand Rapids and going to the zoo is one of the many ways you can do just that. John Ball Zoo is great at what they do and not only do they have great animal exhibits, but they also offer a variety of fun programs and events throughout the summer!

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West Michigan Beaches

We definitely recommend having a beach day at one of West Michigan’s beautiful lakeshore beaches! Two of our favorite beach towns are Holland and Grand Haven. Both of these places have beautiful beaches and plenty of hidden gems within the towns!

West Michigan Whitecaps

In Comstock Park you’ll find Grand Rapids’ very own baseball team, the Whitecaps. The  West Michigan Whitecaps makes going to a baseball game as fun as it can be with all the extra events, themed days, and mascots! This is the perfect thing to do with your family on a nice summer evening. 

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