June 2-4, 2017. Three-day annual celebration of the arts, entertainment, performances, food; six stages with music of all types, dance, theatre, and more; poetry, films, storytelling, and lots of art activities along Ottawa Avenue. All performances and activities are free.
June 15-18, 2017 (TBC). 29th Annual Event. Past year included FRI: Annual White Party/ meet and greet opportunities with entertainers at Rumors. SAT: 11am - Noon– Hand in Hand, Downtown + noon - 6pm– Grand Rapids Pride Festival Street Fair + 6pm - Midnight FIRST ANNUAL Grand Rapids Pride Concert on The Calder/ VIP area + entertainers. SUN: Pride Family Concert on The Calder.
June 23-24, 2017, (TBC). Past year included film screenings FRIDAY at Park Theatre, 248 South River and SATURDAY at the Holland Civic Theatre, 50 W 9th St.
August 25-26, 2017 (TBC). Past year included: FRI White Party, Lansing; Showtime. SAT Rally/Festival at Capitol Steps -thousands celebrate diversity of the LGBTQ community. See website for 2017 details and more year-round events. See facebook for March to Capitol Steps, in Lansing.
September 20 - October 8, 2017. International non-profit art competition with more than 1,500 works at nearly 200 venues across Grand Rapids. The best pieces from past years can be seen all around the city in parks, restaurants and other public spaces. Also film screenings, music and theater performances, and more.