Spring in West Michigan

Each season brings new and exciting opportunities!​

Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan are great places to be in any season. Spend your time downtown Grand Rapids in the winter for World of Winter, hop over to The Tulip Festival in Holland in the Spring, spend time at Lake Michigan in the Summer, pick apples and drink cider in the Fall, and the list goes on!

Keep scrolling to read about some Spring events and activities to enjoy this year!!

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Spring has Sprung!

As the weather starts to get warmer, spring into outdoor fun in West Michigan! We’ve included activities, things to do, and businesses that will make this 2024 spring season one for the books!

Grand Rapids Lantern Festival

April-June 2024

This newer GR festival located at the John Ball Zoo is arguably one of the most popular things to do in Grand Rapids in the spring now!

The festival was a big hit last year, and it is this year as well!

Tulip Time Festival

May 4-12 2024

I almost feel like West Michigan wouldn’t be West Michigan without Tulip Time. It is a celebration of two things: Dutch heritage and tulips! Tulip Time is a week long event held in the cute town of Holland, Michigan and has a variety of events geared toward family and children as well as adults!

Go to See a Show at Civic Theatre, Broadway GR, or StageGR

There are tons of shows and musicals taking place in the spring around the city. There are a couple that you can look forward to yet this year: 

April 19-May 5, 2024: Midnight on the Orient Express, Civic Theatre.

May 9-11: Mean Girls, Stage GR

April 23-28: To Kill A Mockingbird, Broadway GR

May 15-June 2: Wicked, Broadway GR

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Open year round

In the spring at Frederik Meijer Gardens you’ll find the ever-popular “Butterflies are Blooming” exhibit and the cherry blossoms at the Japanese Gardens. Meijer Gardens is definitely a Grand Rapids staple piece and favorite.

West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball Games

In Comstock Park you’ll find Grand Rapids’ very own baseball team, the Whitecaps. The  West Michigan Whitecaps makes going to a baseball game as fun as it can be with all the extra events, themed days, and mascots! This is the perfect thing to do with your family on a nice spring day. 

The Grand Haven Kite Festival

May 18+19, 2024

One of the coolest things that goes on in West Michigan in the spring is the Kite Festival that takes place along the lakeshore each year! Grab your kite and join in on the fun or venture out to go watch!

Parks to take a hike at or basque in the spring blooms

Blandford Nature Center 

Aman Park

Grand Ravines

Provin Trails

The Calvin University Ecosystem Preserve

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