See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Grand Rapids area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
February 21, 2015, 6:30-9:30pm at Goei Center. Recognition of LGBT and ally leaders and their contributions to the community. A way to raise funds to support services that go directly to at-risk underserved LGBT peopole. Silent and live auction, cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and seated dinner, award presentations, keynote presentations, after party.
Mid-April, 2015 (to be confirmed). Unique, independent cinema at several downtown locations, including: Kendall College of Art and Design’s North Woodbridge Ferris Building (formerly the Historic Federal Building), and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA). Dozens of movies in a variety of genres, foreign films, and animated motion pictures; media reps, filmmakers.
June 5-7, 2015, 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.
Mid-June, 2015, 1-10pm, Pride celebrations with vendors, on-stage entertainment. "Parade of Pride" noon-1pm in downtown - see route map at website below or at fb for more details.
June 26-27, 2015. Annual events, this year at three locations: FRI comedy and concert at music at the Park Theatre; SAT noon-5pm Festival at Window on the Waterfront/ Riverview Park with entertainment + 7-10pm evening extravaganza with Amy and Freddy, plus Batty Davis’ Drag Show at the Holland VFW. See fb.
August 22, 2015 (to be confirmed) - Rally + Festival - thousands turn out to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ community. See website for 2014 details and other year-round events. Also see the facebook for March to Capitol Steps in Lansing, MI.