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 27, 2015. Annual festival events include music at the Centennial Park gazebo, along with vendor/exhibitor tables. Food and refreshments are available here and across River Street in Park Theater during the day and into the evening. See below and 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.