Community Events

Community Events

We have several community events planned throughout the year. To stay up to date on what's happening, sign up for our email newsletter or follow our Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

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December 1 - December 17, 2021

Letters to Santa

Kentwood City Hall (4900 Breton SE) and Kentwood Activities Center (355 48th St SE)
This holiday season, Santa Claus has asked for our help collecting children’s letters for him. Now through Dec. 17, children can write letters to Santa and bring them to the “Letters to Santa” mailbox at Kentwood City Hall, 4900 Breton Ave. SE, or the Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE. Letters can also be mailed to Santa’s attention to: P.O. Box 8448, Kentwood, MI 49518. There will also be an opportunity to hand-deliver your letters to Santa at the Tree Lighting event on Thursday, December 2.  All letters will then be forwarded to the North Pole for a response from Santa – be sure to include your return address! Look for more details on our website at kentwood.us/letterstosanta.
Cost Free
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January 15, 2022 -

Pop-Up Disc Golf

Covenant Park (3724 Shaffer Ave. SE)

Get the family out of the house and check out this fun nine-hole disc golf course at Covenant Park! No cost to participate but you must bring your own discs. Restrooms will be available in the clubhouse.

Cost Free
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January 20, 2022 -

Winter Concert Series

Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)

Our Winter Concert Series is back again in 2022! Join us for music from Nicholas James Thomasma (1/20), Lexi Adams (2/17), and Jordan Hamilton (3/17).  Concerts take place inside the Community Room at the Kentwood Library. Guests are welcomed to bring their own beer or wine to enjoy at the show. Each concert will also have a food truck outside. Get out of the house and join us at the Kentwood Library for winter evening fun!

Cost Free
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January 22, 2022 -

Daddy Daughter Dance

Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)

Kids are invited to bring their dads, moms, grandparents, or other relative as their "date" to our WINTER WONDERLAND themed dance! Refreshments & snacks will be served. There will also be a craft activity, photo area, and DJ playing fun music. Cost is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. Call (616)656-5270 or go online at www.kentwood.us/parks to register.

Cost Cost is $10 per person
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February 12, 2022 -

Valentine's Dash 5k

Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)
This race will get you outside to enjoy a combination of trails and roads in Kentwood. Race will begin and end at the Kentwood Library (4950 Breton Rd SE). This course is great for first-time runners or walkers but will also provide a challenge to more experienced runners. This race is perfect for running with your sweet heart, soul mate, BFF or to meet someone new! Kids and families are welcome. The fastest runners will be awarded but there will be no formal awards ceremony. Awards will be available for pick-up the week after the event or can be mailed. Everyone is encouraged to wear their best Valentine themed costumes but it's not required. Runners will receive a long sleeve shirt and other goodies in their participant packets.
Cost $25 per person until 12/31,  $30 per person from 1/1-2/11,  $35 per person on race day 2/12
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February 19, 2022 -

Freeze Fest Disc Golf Tournament

Jaycee Park (1088 Gentian Dr. SE)
We're partnering with Great Lakes Disc to bring you another doubles disc golf tournament and food drive! Bring your own partner. Best shot doubles tournament. All funds raised and all food items donated will go to the Little Free Pantry.
Cost $40 + canned food item per team
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October 22, 2022 -

Trunk or Treat

Kentwood Department of Public Works (5068 Breton SE)
Join us for some free family fun at our annual trunk or treat.  Kids can collect candy and explore the decorated trunks of 25-plus City and community vehicles. Businesses and groups that wish to participate,  contact Lori at (616)656-5317 or gresnickl@kentwood.us.
Cost Free
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