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10 Things To Do this Weekend: March 16th-18th

Laughfest wraps up this weekend. It is also St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday. There is hockey and basketball, fishing and boating. On stage it’s Peter and the Wolf, Pink and more! Plus a free day at the museum.

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

Click on the event title for additional information.




Various Locations and Times

Runs through Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Cost: Varies depending on event

There are various events throughout the Grand Rapids area running through Sunday March 18th.  There are a lot of different events schedule for this weekend like the National Stand-Up Comedy Showcase, the Dirty Show, Cameron Esposito, Bert Kreischer, Rik Roberts, River City Improv, Anjelah Johnson, People and Pets, Sunday Night Funnies and Tiffany Haddish. Check the LaughFest website for more detailed information.



DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 – 1:00 pm-9:00 pm

Friday, March 16th, 2018 – 11:00 am-9:00 pm

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 – 10:00 am-8:00 pm

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 – 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Cost: Adults $10, Children 6-14 $4

Michigan’s finest tradition for the avid fisherman, hunter or outdoor loving family! Exhibitors will be at the show with the latest in outdoor gear, travel information and fishing boats. The features are famous: World Class Taxidermy, Antique Lures, Trout Pond, Hawg Trough, Woodcarvers, Fishing Simulator and a Rock Wall. Nearly 100 fishing and hunting seminars will be held on 5 stages, including “Lake Ultimate,” the 110,000 gallon indoor lake.



Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Friday, March 16th, 2018 – 7:00 pm – Grand Rapids Griffins vs. the Rockford Ice Hogs

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 – 7:00 pm – The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. the Iowa Wild

Cost: Tickets start at $19

On Friday, there will be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs. On Saturday, it will be a Brian Lashoff Bobblehead givewaway presented by Michigan Office Solutions and a Post-game open skate.



St. Patrick’s Day Festivities



Various Locations and Times

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Cost: Varies depending on event

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year. There are many events scheduled around the Grand Rapids area. Including Irish on Ionia which kicks off at 7 am! There is also the Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K Run and 5K Walk at 9 am. Plus, check with your favorite bar or restaurant, as many have special activities planned.



DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Cost: Tickets start at $15.00

One of the best-loved musical tales of all time comes to life through this animated Academy Award-winning film accompanied by the Grand Rapids Symphony. Join them at 2 pm for FREE pre-concert kids activities including crafts and an instrument petting zoo!



20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 – 9:00 pm

Cost: $16.00

The Original Back to the 90’s Dance Party, featuring: DJ Composition, will be at 20 Monroe Live on Saturday evening!



Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 – 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Cost: Free

The GRPM will open their doors free of charge on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. thanks to sponsorship from Kent County Farm Bureau. Visitors will receive free general admission to explore the Museum’s three floors of core exhibits at no cost, and get hands on with agriculture-themed activities from Kent County Farm Bureau and artifacts from the GRPM Collections. The current traveling exhibit Water’s Extreme Journey will be included free of charge for visitors on the Museum’s Free Day! Visitors will become a water droplet as they enter an experiential maze to learn about water conservation. Additional experiences for visitors include the special traveling exhibit Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids, planetarium shows and the Museum’s 1928 Spillman Carousel – that are available for an additional charge.



The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Cost: Tickets start at $5

The Grand Rapids Drive take on The Westchester Knicks on Saturday evening for a St. Patrick’s Day game.



Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Sunday, March 18th, 201 – 7:30 pm

Cost: Tickets start at $47.45

Known for her incredible and entertaining live show, Grammy Award winner and internationl pop icon P!NK brings her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 to the Van Andel Arena.



20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $40.00

Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional, multi-talented five-piece musical phenomena that is currently taking the world by storm. Their brilliant 5-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” recently exploded on Youtube garnering well over 35 million views in under 2 weeks. For the past 5 years, the band has built a massive following of dedicated fans from around the world through their unique and heartwarming approach to songwriting, filming and constant, open interaction with everyone their music touches.


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