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

December 1 - December 18, 2020

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. 18, 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. 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
Cost Free
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December 3, 2020 -

Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Virtual Event - tune in to Facebook to watch
Join us at a Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Residents are invited to tune in to Facebook at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 to watch the lighting ceremony. Mayor Stephen Kepley will give a holiday greeting before lighting the tree. Viewers also will get a glimpse of the holiday lights and decorations around city campus.
Cost Free
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February 13, 2021 -

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. This course is great for first-time runners but will also provide a challenge to more experienced runners. This race is perfect for running with your sweetie, soul mate, BFF or to meet someone new! Kids and families are welcome. The fastest runners will be awarded but so will the "best dressed." Those with the best Valentine themed costumes will be judged by their fellow runners. Our race will have each mile marked and an after party located in our Community Room at the Library.
Cost $25 per person until 12/31,  $30 per person from 1/1-2/12,  $35 per person on race day 2/13
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February 20, 2021 -

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 will go towards Kentwood Parks & Recreation Youth Programs and all food items donated will go to the Little Free Pantry.
Cost $40 + canned food item per team
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April 20, 2021 -

South Kent Community and Senior Expo

Kentwood Activities Center (355 48th St SE)

Join us for the South Kent Community and Senior Expo!  Explore the products and services from over 70 businesses within the community.  The expo will also feature health screenings, door prizes and free lunch!  Admission is free and open to the general public.  Vendor space is available! If interested in becoming a vendor, contact Lorraine at (616)656-5278.

Cost General Public Free / Vendors $75 +
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