🌷 Tulip Time, May the Fourth & Cinco De Mayo - Oh my!

The GRAND Scoop for May 2nd!

Between May the 4th, celebrating all things Star Wars, followed by Cinco de Mayo, there's a lot happening in Grand Rapids this week!

Tulips are springing and celebrations of Dutch heritage are in full effect, on top of the beautiful Spring weather. It's time to get out and do stuff!

📰 GR News -

Who else wants a multi-billon dollar aquarium in Grand Rapids? John Ball Zoo does!

Who doesn’t love tater tots? And, a whole day dedicated to this wonderful starch? I couldn’t not have this as a top story. 

🌷 Time in Holland. Starts on Saturday. If you don’t already know what this is, you’re not truly a citizen of Grand Rapids. 5K, Pickleball tounament, and of course the Tulip Garden. Goes through May 12th.

🦄 Interesting Find

did you know there’s a mini stonehenge off of leonard rd!? I didn’t either - so cool. (courtesy of Reddit)

🏀 Sports -

Griffins are in the playoffs trying to knock off the Rockford icehogs (what a good name). They play tomorrow night, and you can see the full schedule here.

Grand Rapids Rise (our female professional volleyball team) is playing San Diego on May 4th at Van Andel - 5pm.

Hudsonville Softball improves to 16-0 - keep it up ladies!

Riverbank Run is on May 11th. Still time to get in shape for the 5k, or just bring your kids down for the atmosphere. You can feel the energy down there.

 🎵 Shows & Concerts -

Brandon Lake: I love the song “Gratitude”, and he has a great name. He’s playing Van Andel TONIGHT at 7pm if you can snag a last minute ticket.

Murder on the Orient Express: Still going at the Civic Theater with shows daily until May 5th. (great reviews)

May the Fourth be with You: Celebrate one of the best holidays of the year with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra! On May 3 and May 4 at DeVos you’ll hear GRSO bring the compositions to life with a full chorus!

Scotty McCreery: On Sunday May 10, you'll have a chance to hear American Idol winner Scotty McReery in the state-of-the-art sanctuary of Holland's Central Wesleyan Church!

Grand Rapids Ballet: “Experience one of the greatest ballets of all time” (New York Times) on May 3-5th at Peter Martin Wege Theatre.

GRNoir has live Jazz music Wed-Sat starting at 7:30pm

Kentwoood Community Choir is playing their Spring Concert on May 3rd at 7pm! Free & open to the public.

Wildwood Farms is having an outdoor concert with food trucks and family fun on May 4th at 7pm. Just $10, and kids are free (and pets)!

🦄 Interesting Find

What area do you fall into? Thank goodness for M-6 or I’d be irrelevant.

 👨‍👩‍👧 Family-Friendly Stuff -

Curious George the Musical is playing May 2nd-5th at the Circle Theatre

Lantern Festival is going on at John Ball Zoo through June 16th

Daniel Tiger’s Exhibit is GRR-iffic over at the GR Children’s Museum until May 12th

Star Wars & Legos over at Bricks and Minifigs for a special event celebrating May the Fourth (force)

Monster Truck Wars at Allegan County fairground on May 4th at noon. Get a chance to ride in a REAL monster truck!

Royal Princess Tea Party over at the Coffee Clubhouse on May 5th

😎 Other Cool Stuff

This “Michigan Bundle” for Cedar Point is a GREAT DEAL.

Put the GR Children’s Business fair on your calendar for May 18th. Support the young entrepreneurs!

🎓 Trivia

Who is the Grand Rapids-born astronaut who flew on four Space Shuttle missions and was a part of the first group of astronauts selected to fly the Space Shuttle?

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