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July 2019 Events

Jul 02, 2019 11:43AM ● By WLMagazine

The Drunken Retort. Unique Spoken Word Poetry - Acoustic Open Mic - Feel Good Comedy Show. Stella’s Lounge. 8:30 p.m.

Comedy Outlet Mondays. A weekly comedy variety show that features stand up, sketch, improv, and experimental comedic acts. Dog Story Theatre. 7:00PM.

Jazz in the Park. Millennium Park. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday Taco Trivia. A night of trivia, prizes, and drink specials. ELK Brewing: Comstock Park. 7:00 p.m.

Concerts in the Park. Music provided by the Holland American Legion Band. Kollen Park. 6:30 — 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday Evening Music Club. Free with admission to the Gardens, bring a picnic, enjoy the park until, and join local and regional bands for a relaxing night out. Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater.7:00 — 9:00 p.m. 

Summer Nights @ the Market. This free Tuesday evening event series kicks off on July 9 and is put on by Fulton Street Farmers Market and 20 Monroe Life will feature live music by local musicians, food trucks, vendors, and kids’ activities. Fulton Street Farmers Market. 5:00 p.m.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 
Kickin’ It. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, food trucks will be serving up lunch- they rotate in and out every week to provide a variety of lunch options. Calder Plaza. 11:00 a.m.

Yoga @ FSFM. Led by a different, independent yoga instructor every session, this weekly yoga class is open to all levels and ages. Fulton Street Farmers Market. 10:00 a.m.

Yappy Hour. Stop by every Wednesday with your pup for lunch and drinks while you browse merchants and pet other puppies. Grand Rapids Downtown Market: Under the Market Shed. 11:00 a.m. Free Admission.

Cuban Salsa Dance Lessons. Every Thursday the GR Cuban Salsa group offers free salsa dancing lessons. Danzón Cubano. 9:00 p.m. 

Street Performer Series. Musicians, caricature artist, face painters, jugglers, magicians, aerial acrobats and more entertain shoppers strolling along 8th Street. Downtown Holland. 6:30 — 8:30 p.m.

Yoga in the Highlands. This outdoor yoga class is the perfect way to start off summer weekends; be sure to bring a mat and some friends. Blandford Nature Center 9:30 a.m. Register at 

Free Outdoor Funky Buddha Yoga Community Classes. Wilcox Park. 6:30 p.m.

July 1
Red, White & Blue Book Sale. PSA for all book lovers: this event will have many deals on books, magazines, movies and more. KDL: Nelson Township-Sand Lake Branch. 10:00 a.m.

July 2
Amway Family Fireworks. Enjoy music, entertainment, various food vendors, and a “Family Fun Zone,” which will include temporary tattoos and face painting. Ah-Nab-Awen Park. 5:30 p.m.

July 5
Game Night with Cats. Grab a fellow cat-lover and spend a night playing cat-themed games as furry felines at Happy Cat Cafe help you. Happy Cat Cafe. 6:15 p.m. Reserve your spot at

July 6
Family Yoga. Bring a yoga mat and the whole family to learn yoga poses, breathing exercises, and mindfulness techniques at this family-focused event. KDL: Englehardt Branch. 11:00 a.m.

July 7
Happy Cat Yoga. Bring a mat and settle in for a yoga session complete with an hour of yoga, a coffee & snack bar and a half hour dedicated to playing with cats. Spots are limited, so reserve a space today. Happy Cat Cafe. 10:0 a.m.

July 10
Altered Five Blues Band. Part of the 97LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series, this quintet will offer the best of the blues. The Deltaplex. 6:30 p.m. Free Admission. RSVP on Facebook.

BeerSavvy Bootcamp. An interactive class by the Cicerone Certification Program, this bootcamp will introduce you to the nuances of beer flavors, variations, and styles while also providing you with resources and preparing you for the Certified Beer Server Exam. Harmony Hall. Noon. Buy tickets at

July 11 & 12
Classical Fireworks: Salute to America. Join the Grand Rapids Symphony as they perform The Armed Forces Salute, Overture to Candide, and other American anthems, before capping off the night with a fireworks display. Cannonsburg Ski Area. 8:00 p.m.

July 12
Movies on Monroe. This premier outdoor film experience hosts not only two movies (Matilda at 7:30 p.m. and Crazy Rich Asians at 9:30 p.m.), but also provides pre-show entertainment and a list of food trucks or guests are welcome to bring their own food/beverages. 555 Monroe Ave NW. 6 p.m.

July 12
Creativity Uncorked: Art in the Air. Pour a drink as you tour galleries for inspo for your very own DIY kite. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 6:45 p.m.

Patton Oswalt Live: 2019 Tour. Grab some fun-loving family and friends and come watch Patton Oswalt, an Emmy-winning comedian, crack his latest jokes. 20 Monroe Live. 7:30 p.m.

Heart Love Alive Tour. Heart’s first tour in three years, this band will be joined by Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, and Elle King. Van Andel Arena. 7:00 p.m.

July 13
I Love the 90s 5K. 90s themed 5K run. Riverside Park. 8:00 a.m.

Crafts & Cats. Spend quality time with cats and make some crafts while you do it! Happy Cat Cafe. 6:15 p.m. Reserve your spot at

July 13
French Tart Workshop. Practice your pastry-chef skills and walk away with two new dough recipes, two seasonal fruit tarts, and a batch of your very own dough. Grand Rapids Downtown Market: Teaching Kitchen. 2:00PM. Register at

July 14
Ice is Nice. Learn how to make killer cocktails like a negroni or an old fashioned, while also learning all about the different uses of ice in your favorite cocktails. Grand Rapids Downtown Market: Teaching Kitchen. 4:00PM. Register at

July 16
Diana Ross--Diamond Diana. Come watch this music icon perform her greatest hits  in celebration of her 75th year. DeVos Performance Hall. 7:30PM. Buy tickets at Ticketmaster.

July 16
Outdoor Yoga. A refreshing and meditative session of Yoga at a surprise location in Frederick Meijer Gardens. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 6:00PM.

July 16
Drop-In Tour: Women in Art. This tour will offer people the opportunity to explore the representation of women in present and past exhibits of the GRAM. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1:00PM. Buy tickets at  

July 17
Scotty Bratcher. Continuing the 97LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series, Scotty Bratcher has played with names like Ted Nugent, Little Texas, Blue Oyster Cult and more. The Deltaplex. 6:30PM. RSVP on Facebook.

July 17
Art in the Urban Environment: Downtown Walking Tour. On this 1.5 mile tour, you’ll get the chance to explore outdoor art sculptures of artists like Maya Lin in urban spaces.  Grand Rapids Art Museum. 10:00AM. Buy tickets at

July 17
Decorate a Bag. This event is open to preschoolers through fifth graders as they will get the chance to decorate bags for the sack suppers served to school children through Kids Food Basket. Downtown Holland Farmers Market. 9:30AM.

July 18
2019 Picnic in the Park. Countless family friendly activities, along with various food vendors and live entertainment. Wilcox Park. 4:00PM.

July 18
The Art of Healthy Living: Five Senses. Consisting of art projects, exhibition tours, and story time, this program is meant for anyone interested in learning about connections between art and healthy living. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 6:45PM. Registration not required.  

July 18
Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens: Andrew Bird. Kick back during a late summer evening and listen to this indie-rock multi-instrumentalist & singer-songwriter play his favorite tunes. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 6:30PM. Buy tickets at

July 18
Yoga at GRAM. Led by instructors Ashley Yost and Mali Jane, this Vinyasa-style yoga class will be offered on select Thursday evenings. 5:45 PM. GRAM’s Cook Auditorium.

July 19
Slow Your Roll: Beginner Sushi. Learn the basics of rolling, cutting, plating, and garnishing sushi from an expert chef. Grand Rapids Downtown Market: Teaching Kitchen. 6:00PM. Register at

July 19 & 20
Cats & Canvas: This cat-themed painting class will include snacks, beverages, and, of course, cats. Happy Cat Cafe. 6:15PM. Reserve your spot at

July 20
The Struts: YOUNG&DANGEROUS Tour with the Glorious Sons, JJ Wilde. Formed in Derby, England in 2009, this alternative glam rock band released their newest album in October of 2018. 20 Monroe Live. 8:00PM. Buy tickets at LiveNation.

July 23
Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live Tour. This epic live tour will mark the first extensive North American tour since 1981. Van Andel Arena. 8:00PM. Buy tickets at Ticketmaster.

July 23
Baby and Me Tour: Exploring the Mysteries of Color. Bring your baby and learn about the symbolism of colors. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 11:00AM. Pre-register online at  

July 24
Michigan Pop-Up Marketplace. Features Michigan made and grown, treats and gifts. 10:00AM. Downtown Market.

July 24
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. A live homage to the band that his father, John Bonham drummed in, Jason Bonham has maintained the legacy of Led Zeppelin through his passion for drums. 20 Monroe Live. 8:00PM. Buy tickets at LiveNation.

July 24
Gary Hoey. Join this American hard rock and blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter at the 97LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series.  The Deltaplex. 6:30PM. Free Admission. RSVP on Facebook.

July 25
Maranda Park Party Grand Rapids. For free, kids are welcome to enjoy a super slide, climbing wall, giant obstacle course, along with the opportunity to win raffles and enjoy ice cream. Garfield Park. 12PM.

July 25
Mozzarella Making. Learn how to make mozzarella and about various Italian cheeses and wines. Aperitvio. 7:00PM.

July 25
Dude Perfect--The Pound It Noggin Tour. Come watch this sports entertainment group of former high school basketball-players-turned-famous-Youtubers show off their newest trick shots. The Deltaplex. 7:00PM. Buy tickets at RSVP on Facebook.

July 26
Movies on Monroe. This premier outdoor film experience hosts not only two movies (Hotel Transylvania at 7:30PM and A Quiet Place at 9:30PM), but also provides pre-show entertainment and a list of food trucks or guests are welcome to bring their own food/beverages. 555 Monroe Ave NW. 6PM.

July 26
“Weird Al” Yankovic The Strings Attached Tour. Described as a “high-energy rock and comedy production,” this show will also feature his original band, costumes, props, a full symphony orchestra, and much more. DeVos Performance Hall. 8:00PM. Buy tickets at Ticketmaster.

July 26
DIY Thai. Learn how to make tom yum goong, thai green beans, and chicken pad thai in this cooking class. Grand Rapids Downtown Market: Teaching Kitchen. 6:00PM. Register at

July 25 & 26
Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown. Performed by the Grand Rapids Symphony, this concert will feature the best of Motown with orchestral renditions of hits by Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and The Four Tops. Cannonsburg Ski Area. 7:30PM.

July 27
The Color Run 5K. Known as the happiest 5K on the planet, participants of the Color Run are welcome to either walk, jog, or run, in order to bring people of all backgrounds and ages together through the promotion of health and fitness. 300 Ottawa Ave NW. 9:00AM.

July 27
Caribbean Summer Jam IV. Presented by 616 Grand Productions, this “ultimate summer Caribbean party” will host DJ Sanjay, DJ Tony Banks, and PJDADJ; this year’s theme is bright and bold colors, so be sure to come dressed in your favorite Caribbean colors. 20 Monroe Live. 9:00PM. Buy tickets at LiveNation.

July 27
Pet. a. Pawlooza. Join shelters/rescues, educators, boarding facilities, trainers, veterinarians and any animal related products and vendors, for a day of fun and education. 3870 3 Mile Rd NW. 12:00PM.

July 27
Drop-In Tour: Made in the Mitten. Explore the finest Michigan-made pieces by Michigan’s best artists. Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1:00PM. No registration required.  

July 27
Disability Visibility: A Drag Show to Benefit DisArt. A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to DisArt, a local non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of disabled individuals. Harmony Hall. 9:00PM.

July 27
Friends Trivia Bar Crawl. Tin Can Grand Rapids. 4:00PM. Buy tickets at

July 30
PRETTYMUCH: FOMO Tour with Mackenzie Ziegler. Join this Canadian-American boy band based out of L.A. as they climb the charts with their singles “Would You Mind,” and “Summer On You.” 20 Monroe Live. 7:00PM. Buy tickets at LiveNation.

July 31
Blueface: Bussdown Tour. Rapper of the infamous single, “Thotiana,” Blueface will be joined by NLE Choppa, Asian Doll, 147 Cal Boy, Sada Baby, and Kiddo Curry. 20 Monroe Live. 8:00PM. Buy tickets at LiveNation.

July 31
Nick Moss. Another show from the 97LAV Summertime Blues Concert Series, this blues band will feature some of Moss’s newest music and best classics. The Deltaplex. 6:30PM. Free Admission. RSVP on Facebook.

July 31
Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens: Dawes+Margo Price. Join Dawes, a four-piece folk rock band, and Margo Price, a country singer-songwriter, for a concert you don’t wanna miss. Frederik Meijer Gardens. 6:30PM. Buy tickets at


July 9 & 10
Comedy Magic with Cameron Zvara.  Hilarious magician and entertainer Cameron Zvara! Cameron’s show is full of magic, comedy, juggling, music, and audience participation. Grand Rapids Public Library- Main Library at 10:30AM & West Leonard Branch at 2:00PM on the 9th. Grand Rapids Public Library- Seymour Branch at 10:30AM & Yankee Clipper Branch at 2:00PM on the 10th.

July 14 through July 23
Ionia Free Fair. 317 S Dexter St, Ionia MI. TBD.

July 26 & 27
All Shook Up. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this musical is perfect for young audiences. Civic Theatre. 7:30PM.

Days of the Week

July 6, 13, 20, 27
Saturday Curiosity Labs. Stop by this open-house style lab to learn how a watershed works, create erupting volcanoes, and much more. Grand Rapids Public Museum. 11:00AM-3:00PM.

Monday Nights
Studio Night. Drink some craft beer while working on a personal art project, and you’ll get 25% off your bill. Grand Rapids Brewing Company. 6-11PM.

July 10, 17, 24, & 31
Concerts in Rogers Park. Enjoy free music at William Rogers Park, each concert will feature different food from local businesses or food trucks. William Rogers Park. 6:30PM.

JULY 11-13 | 17-21 | 24-27
Hands on a Hardbody. A musical inspired by a 1997 documentary of the same name, the plot traces the story of ten Texans who compete against each other to see who can keep their hands on a truck the longest--and drive away in the American Dream. Circle Theatre. 7:30PM.

July 18 & 19
Classical Mystery Tour: 50 Years of The Beatles’ White Album. More than just a rock concert, the Classical Mystery Tour includes over two dozen classic Beatles’ songs but with a full symphonic sound and a special addition to honor the 50th anniversary of the “White Album.” Cannonsburg Ski Area. 7:30PM.

July 13, 20, 27
Eighth Street Farmers Market: Chef Series. Join area chefs every Saturday morning in July to learn how to make everything from omelettes to lettuce wraps to jams. Downtown Holland Farmers Market. 10:00AM.