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Ride The Rapid to Events Throughout April 2019

April 2019 Event Guide for The Rapid

Spring has sprung! Use the change in seasons as the perfect excuse to explore the Greater Grand Rapids area. There’s no shortage of family fun to embark on.

Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival

Shorts, features and other entertainment awaits you at the 9th annual Grand Rapids Latin American Festival (GRLAFF). This event is held at the Wealthy Theatre on Apr. 5, 6, and 7. Get tickets and see the full schedule here: https://www.grlaff.org/2019-festival

West Michigan Pet Expo

The DeltaPlex is hosting the West Michigan Pet Expo this Apr. 6 and 7!  Find your future furbaby and enjoy pet entertainers, vendors, and more family fun. Get tickets in advance: http://deltaplex.com/event/west-michigan-pet-expo/

Yoga at The GRAM

Relax and let Yoga at The GRAM melt your winter blues away. On select Thursday evenings, enjoy a Vinyasa-style yoga class thanks to the generous support for Priority Health. These classes are donation-based. The next class will take place on April 18th. 

Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

Don’t miss the Grand Rapids Symphony performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 at the DeVos Performance Hall. Get tickets to the April 12 or April 13 performance. This concert will feature the Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung as the featured vocalist. Get your tickets here.

Meaty Monday at The Downtown Market

Hungry? Grab your friends and head over to the Downtown Market for Meaty Monday on April 29. This event will have meat-inspired specials from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. You won’t want to miss it.

Superhero Day at The John Ball Zoo

On Saturday, April 13, you can fly into the John Ball Zoo dressed as your favorite superhero! All activities are included with your admission.

Enchanted Spring Party with Mermaids and Unicorns at Woodland Mall

Have you ever wanted to meet a real mermaid? Now is your chance! Woodland Mall is celebrating Easter early with giveaways, unicorns, the Easter bunny, and a real mermaid. On Saturday, April 13, you can bring the whole family to the event from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

James And The Giant Peach at Civic Theatre

Do you remember this childhood classic? On Friday, April 26, you can see it live at the Civic Theatre. Tickets are on sale now for the last week of April.

Plan your trip at ridetherapid.org

Written by Brittany Schlacter

The Public Outreach Coordinator of Digital Media at The Rapid.