Summer in Greater Grand Rapids
We’ve included activities and businesses that will make your summer months in Grand Rapids fantastic and fun! Check them out below:
Movies on Monroe
The perfect summer family event! Movies on Monroe is something that happens on select Friday nights in the summer and is totally free! They sometimes have food trucks and offer chairs to rent for $2 if you don’t have your own. Be on the lookout for their next line up!
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!
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 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.
Summer 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!
Visit a West Michigan Beach
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!
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