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.
August 26-27, 2016. FRI White Party, Lansing; Showtime. SAT Rally/Festival at Capitol Steps -thousands celebrate diversity of the LGBTQ community. See website for 2016 details and more year-round events. See facebook for March to Capitol Steps, in Lansing.
September 21 - October 9, 2016. 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 23-25, 2016. Leather contests at The Dunes Resort, cocktail parties, pool cook-outs, vendors, workshops, afterhours, T-dance.
October 1, 2016, at Dunes Resort, 333 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI. FREE for guests of the Dunes - Saturday night dance party for bears, cubs, friends and admirers with DJ MATT CONSOLA.
November 19, 2016, 8pm at Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Like Ladysmith Black Mambazo meets the Buena Vista Social Club; Canadian supergroup on stage. Hailing from African countries such as Ghana, Guinea, and Madagascar, each an award-winning superstar in his own right, musicians bring a fusion of styles and instruments to will have you dancing in your seat –maybe down the aisles!
Early June, 2017 (TBC), 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 16-18, 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.