Region 4 -Grand Rapids Grand Haven and Holland Area

Region 4 -Grand Rapids Grand Haven and Holland Area

Michigan Life's Region 4 Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Holland Area including Allegan County, Barry County, Eaton County, Ionia County, Kent County Montcalm County, and Ottawa County Michigan.

Abandoned Acres Farm is located on Fruit Ridge Ave only 10 minutes north of Grand Rapids, MI. The 100 year-old farm encompasses over 40 acres of rolling landscape including foreboding woods, surreal creeks, fruit orchards and more. Abandoned Acres Farm is a unique, immersive experience so prepare to be scared.

September and October

Each fall Cranes Orchard opens up with great activities for you and your family. The Crane Orchard corn maze is always top rated. Add in the cow train which is a great time for kids. Hint, hint - it’s a train of cows, and the kids love it! And nothing short of picking apples can be as fun as experiencing a tractor driven hayride with family.

September 24-25, 2021

Each fall West Michigan gathers Riverside Park Grand Rapids for Octoboerfest! A festival the celebrates BEER, well not really. The celebration of Oktoberfest started in Bavaria (southern Germany) but has become loved all around the world as a celebration of good beer, good food, and warm camaraderie among friends.

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!

Thursday & Friday Dec 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 2019

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.

JANUARY 27-30, 2022

Winterfest is a full weekend of winter fun in Grand Haven, Michigan during the last week of January. The snow is upon us, and with Michigan’s winters being long and cold, this is a perfect time to get out and be active. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone warm and having a great time.

2020 Dates: ?

The jolly man in the red suit will be making an appearance in the Chamber’s Annual Santa Parade. The parade winds through downtown Rockford. The jolly man in the red suit makes Rockford one his first stops on his world tour. More than 60 floats line the downtown streets to welcome Santa Claus.

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.

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.

Cancelled for 2020

To ensure that this year’s event is bigger and better than ever, the Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is putting out an open invitation to any local businesses or groups who might be interested in participating in this year’s Christmas Parade!

The Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train returns with decorated, heated cabs and a 90-minute round-trip ride. Children can sit with Santa and receive a present, and hear the Storytelling Princess read "The Polar Express." The train, which seats 250 people and has an on-board bathroom, departs from the station in downtown Coopersville

March 5-15, 2020

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.

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.

Bittersweet Ski Resort in the scenic Kalamazoo River Valley is Southwest Michigan's premier ski area. Skier friendly, night skiing, complete snow making and grooming, huge lift capacity and friendly helpful staff to make your visit pleasurable. The Terrain Park will feature new obstacles this year and is served by its own chairlift.

November 25, 2020 thru Jan 2, 2021

You don't want to miss the Christmas Nite Lights at Fifth Third Ball Park. West Michigan's largest, animated, drive thru light show, entertaining people of all ages. The event is located at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, exit 91, off US 131.

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.

Rely on your wits, nerve, and cunning to survive as you pass through the Moonlight Manor haunted attractions. Trek through convoluted pathways crawling with shocks and cares, and try not to let your phobias get to you!

Open from May through October depending on the picking seasons. Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market have fruits and vegetables available in season, both already-picked or u-pick.

Enjoy Hayrides at Fun Pumpkins, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch where 30 varieties of pumpkins grow. Pumpkins ready to be carved with faces for jack-o’-lanterns, stewed with spices, baked into pies, or stacked into decorative towers.

The Country Mill orchard is the only mid-Michigan cider mill where a family can pick fresh apples, peaches, and blueberries at the same farm. We also offer our own locally grown vegetables such as sweet corn, winter squash, and pumpkins.

August 3 - 7, 2021

The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is a nationally recognized festival that honors and respects the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. Hosting a festival that provides family friendly activities. Focusing year round on the men and women of the United States Coast Guard serving in the West Michigan area.

Saturday, September 18, 2021 | 10 AM

September is the official month that Michigan Apple Fest hosted in Sparta (just 10 minutes north of Grand Rapids)! It is a family oriented event celebrating the harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables grown on “the Ridge” near Sparta, Michigan, the heart of Apple country.

Crane Orchards U-Pick has sweet cherries starting in June/July, Peaches in August, Apples starting labor day weekend into the fall and Pumpkins in September/October - watch facebook for exact dates.

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