Kent County

Kent County

The Grand River runs through Kent County from its eastern border to the west, and after passing through Ottawa County, empties into Lake Michigan at Grand Haven. It has three tributaries in Kent County:

  • Flat River, enters the county from the east, and joins the Grand from the north, in Lowell.
  • Thornapple River, enters the county from the south, and joins the Grand in Ada.
  • Rogue River, enters the county from the north, and joins the Grand in Belmont.

Santa at the Pavilion

Tired of battling the mall crowds? Why not bring your child to Rockford to visit Santa – all in the idyllic setting of downtown. Kids can give Santa their wish lists, and enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies!

Dates:
December 7, 2016 6 PM
December 14, 2016 6 PM

Address: 
Rockford Rotary Pavilion
50 Squires Street Square NE
Rockford, MI 49341

Holiday Carriage Rides

On 12/15/2016 - 12/16/2016 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, The Rockford Chamber of Commerce sponsors horse-drawn carriage rides each year so that visitors may enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautifully decorated streets of the downtown area.

Address: 
Rockford Rotary Pavilion
50 Squires Street Square NE
Rockford, MI 49341

Sand Lake Rodeo

Each 4th of July during the Sand Lake July 4th Celebration visitors are entertained by the Sand Lake Rodeo and event not to be missed!

Address: 
Downtown Sand Lake
Main Street
Sand Lake, MI 49343

Rockford's Santa Parade

The jolly man in the red suit will be making an appearance in the Chamber’s 73rd Annual Santa Parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The parade winds through downtown Rockford. Join us for Rockford’s 73rd Annual Santa Parade! The jolly man in the red suit makes Rockford one his first stops on his world tour.

Address: 
Rockford Christmas Parade
17 Squares Street
Rockford, MI 49341

The Nutcracker

Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Grand Rapids Symphony and about 100 children fuse their talents to bring the classic story to life. After a sold out world premiere, The Nutcracker, re-imagined by Polar Express author Chris Van Allsburg, returns for two weekends at DeVos Performance Hall.

Christmas for the Animals

Share some holiday spirit with furry and feathered folks at John Ball Zoo's annual "enrichment" day. The event, designed to help zookeepers keep animals interested in their surroundings, allows patrons to donate food, toys and other items to brighten a critter's day. Go online to johnballzoosociety.org for a wish list.

LaughFest

A festival to benefit Gilda's Club features 200 free and ticketed events at 50-plus locations throughout Grand Rapids. The 10-day festival concludes this weekend and features stand-up, improv, film, authors, community showcases, and more! For a complete list of events, laughfestgr.org.

Cannonsburg Ski & Ride Area

Phone Number: 
(616) 874-6711

Eighteen runs with the longest at 1800 ft., two Terrain Parks with one fo the little kids and one for the big kids, equipment, group rates, discounts and child care. Top-notch ski school and popular racing programs.

Address: 
Cannonsburg Ski & Ride Area
6800 Cannonsburg Rd
Belmont, MI 49306

Christmas Lite Show

You don't want to miss the Christmas Nite Lights at Fifth Third Ball Park The trip is just under 2 miles long with millions of lights. Make this one of your family traditions.

Address: 
Fifth Third Ball Park
4500 West River Dr
Comstock Park, MI 49321

Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World

Phone Number: 
(616) 957-1580

Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World brings the glow of 300,000 lights, strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and more than 40 international trees and displays.

Address: 
Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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