CJ DeVries from GRNow.com shares her top five weekend events!


Friday, July 14 @ 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join Humane Society of West Michigan and JW Marriott for a fundraising and adoption event to support animals in need! Humane Society of West Michigan will be hosting a “Kitten Cabana” on the JDek from 5:30pm-7:00pm with adorable, adoptable kittens! Join us for dinner on the JDek and meet some of our furry friends! From 5:00pm-10:00pm JW Marriott will be donating a portion of food sales to HSWM and will be serving up specialty cocktails, with an animal themed twist! There is no cost to attend outside of adoption fees, if attendees wish to adopt, and food and beverage purchases at Six One Six.

Adoption Details: The adoption fee for kittens is $95, if you adopt one kitten you have the option to adopt a second kitten for free. Adopters may bring their own cat carrier or may purchase one of our cardboard cat carriers for $5. We will be processing adoptions onsite, pending that kittens are ready to go home (spay/neuter surgery completed or scheduled) then adopters may bring their new kitten home with them that evening. Otherwise, a pick up time will be scheduled.


Saturday, July 15 @ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Registration closes Friday, July 14 and spots are limited. DON’T WAIT!
REGISTER HERE: https://adventurehunt.co/products/Grand-Rapids

What is Adventure Hunt? Adventure Hunt is a fun and adventurous modern day treasure hunt to win GoPros, loads of adventure gear and a free trip to Panama for two!

You’ll be adventuring all over Grand Rapids and the surrounding area completing epic challenges to earn clues that will lead you and your teammate to buried treasure!

Free daypack, KZ shades, other adventure gear plus exclusive 15% discount codes to Stance Socks, KZ, GoScope and Mission Belt with each registration. Also, legit prizes for Top Ten teams and $10 to KZgear.com for finishing the Hunt. Do you have what it takes?


Saturday, July 15 @ 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here!

Join us as we celebrate the grand reopening of our Spring Lake location with a huge summer celebration.

Admission is free, but the first 100 people to pre-purchase a food ticket will save on a BBQ plate + a pint of cider.
Pre-purchase your food here: http://bit.ly/2rW20yo

We’ll be serving all the BBQ classics – pulled pork, chips, rolls, coleslaw, and watermelon. For the little ones, we’re offering a pulled pork sandwich, chips, and watermelon for $6 — only available at the event.

Thought we forgot about dessert? Our famous VM cider donuts will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Come prepared to play because we’re setting up a massive slip and slide for the kids and the kids at heart. Kids and adults will also love: bags toss, hula hoops, hopscotch, and more!

See you there!


Sunday, July 16 @ 11 a.m. to Monday, July 17 @ 5 p.m.

Join us for our annual Paddles and Pints! Float down the Rogue River with Rockford Brewing Company & AAA Canoe Rental.

Tubes- $10/ one person
Kayaks- $20/ one person
Canoes- $30/ two-three people
BYO kayak or canoe- transport provided by AAA Canoe Rental- $15

Sign up in the pub to reserve your spot! This event sells out quickly! Sign ups and cancellations must be done by July 14.

11 a.m. – Meet at RBC for Social Hour- Lunch, beer, & growler fills!
1 to 2 p.m. – Shuttles will begin taking patrons to the river
1:30 p.m. – Drink and float!
3 to 4 p.m.: Return to RBC for food & beer!

In the case of lightning we will reschedule the event & will call off 30 minutes before departing to the river.

5.) Grand Rapids on Tap

Saturday, July 15 @ 3 to 7 p.m.

The 5th annual Grand Rapids On Tap Craft Beer Festival is back in Beer City with the biggest and best festival yet! This July, we’ll be pouring up good times and great craft beer at Calder Plaza on Saturday, July 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. They don’t call ya Beer City for nothing! So, we’re bringing over 100 different craft beer styles for your sampling pleasure from more than 50 of America’s best breweries! Just in case you need a break from the drinking (ha!) we’ll also have live music entertainment, food available for purchase and local vendor booths to peruse! Ale you need is tickets- grab ‘em below and get ready for a perfectly crafted experience, Grand Rapids style!

For more information on all five events, visit GRNow.com.

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