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.
September 22-24, 2017. Leather contests at The Dunes Resort, cocktail parties, pool cook-outs, vendors, workshops, afterhours, T-dance.
June 1-3, 2018. 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 16 , 2018 (TBC). 30th Annual Event. SATURDAY: Downtown Festival + Street Fair noon - 6pm. See details TBA.
June 22-24, 2018 (TBC). An outdoor festival in past years - check website for updates: