CJ DeVries from GRNow.com shares the top five weekend events.

1.) ROCK, ROAR, AND POUR! - Thursday, July 20 @ 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cold Beer – Live Music – Real Animals

The zoo isn’t just for kids anymore! Rock, Roar, and Pour is a 21 and over, evening event that gives you the opportunity to experience the zoo like you never have before (i.e. at night, with adult beverages, and without any kids). There will be beer, wine, and cider for purchase, a specialty concession menu, live music from Brena Band, animal encounters, and much more! So skip the bar, grab your friends, and have a drink at the zoo! Tickets will be $20.00 a person and will include 1 drink ticket when purchased during pre-sale.

2.) TEAM ORPHANS COOKIE 5K & WALK - Saturday, July 22 @ 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

If you're looking for a fun 5K this weekend, you should join us for the Team Orphans Cookie 5K! We've got a few discount codes left which brings the total cost or race registration to $15! Use code "stillirun" at checkout.

3.) Vandermill Block Party | happening today

4.) CARIBBEAN SUMMER JAM II - Saturday, July 22 @ 9 p.m. to Sunday, July 23 @ 1 a.m.

616 Grand Productions presents Caribbean Summer Jam II. Get ready to enjoy the ultimate summer party that celebrates all things Caribbean. This year we’re excited to host the event in the city’s newest live entertainment venue, 20 Monroe Live. So, come on out for a night of mature adult fun. Bring a friend or two and dance all night long as DJ SANJAY, DJ TONY BANKO AND PJ DA DJ spin the hottest and greatest hits from Reggae – Dancehall – Afrobeats – Bachata – Salsa – Merengue – Cumbia – Top 40 – And much more!


Age Requirement: 21+ (valid ID required)

Advanced Ticket Sales End: July 22 at 6pm. Inflation at the door.

Dress Attire: Summer Chic (we kindly ask that you do not wear grunge attire. Dress nice and be prepared to have a crazy good time and dance the night away.)

Refund Policy: Ticket sales are final but can be transferred up to one day prior to the event.

5.) YOGA & BRUNCH: ROCKWELL PATIO EDITION - Sunday, July 23 @ 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Funky Buddha Summer means YOGA and BRUNCH!! Join us for an hour of Funky Buddha Yoga on the Rockwell Republic lanai, followed by an amazing buffet-style brunch on the Rockwell Patio (one of the best patios in Grand Rapids – if we do say so ourselves). Space is extremely limited. There are only 30 spots for this one peeps. Sign up NOW!

Cost: $30 per person *Ticket price does not include beverages. Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

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