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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March 7, 2024 -

Winter Concert Series: Whorled

Kentwood Library Community Room, 4950 Breton SE
Our Winter Concert Series is back again in 2024! Join us on March 7 for an evening of world music with hefty doses of Celtic, gypsy jazz, classical, and often a mash-up of these styles  with Whorled.  We'll also have Around Baking Company food truck on site selling their delicious pizzas. 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. Get out of the house and join us at the Kentwood Library for winter evening fun!
Cost Free
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March 13 - March 23, 2024

Shamrock Hunt

Jaycee Park, 1088 Gentian Dr. SE
Explore the newly updated Jaycee Park during this fun Shamrock Hunt! Get outside and check it out March 13-23 to see if you can spot the 12 shamrocks hidden throughout the park. Take a selfie with a shamrock, share on Facebook, and use the hashtag #KentwoodShamrockHunt or email your picture to eRecreation@kentwood.us to be entered to win a fun prize!
Cost Free
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April 1 - April 30, 2024

Blooming Bingo

Various Kentwood Parks
Join us throughout the month of April for our Blooming BINGO, an interactive spring adventure! Participants will explore our parks capturing the beauty of new spring growth through photographs to complete their BINGO cards. Those who successfully complete and submit their cards will be entered to win a basket full of fun spring prizes.
Cost Free
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April 16, 2024 -

Spotlight on Seniors Expo

Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St SE

Join us for the 25th Annual Spotlight On Seniors Expo at the Kentwood Activities Center.  Seniors and community members will be able to visit 50 vendors from a variety of community businesses, receive free health screenings and maybe even win a door prize!  Enjoy FREE morning snacks and FREE lunch!  If interested in becoming a vendor, contact Ann at (616)656-5284.

Cost General Public Free / Vendors $75 +
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April 26, 2024 -

Kentwood Arbor Day Celebration

Pinewood Park, 1999 Wolfboro Dr SE
Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Kentwood at Pinewood Park! We will kick things off with an Arbor Day proclamation, followed by a tree planting at the park.  Complimentary refreshments will be available afterwards.
Cost Free
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April 27, 2024 -

Mary Free Bed Prosthetics Limb Loss Awareness 5k

Veterans Memorial Park, 355 48th St SE

Kentwood Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Mary Free Bed to offer the Mary Free Bed Prosthetics Limb Loss Awareness 5k on Saturday, April 27! This family friendly event is designed to be a fundraiser for Kentwood Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive Recreation Programs. All profits will be channeled towards improving and offering more programs for people with physical disabilities. All abilities are welcome to participate! Race will start and end at Veterans Memorial Park, 355 48th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49548. We will also be having a kid’s 1 miles fun run!  Kids will receive a t-shirt and ribbon. 

Cost $30 per person thru 3/29, $35 per person from 3/30-4/26,  $40 per person on race day 4/27
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May 16, 2024 -

Bark for the Park

Kellogg Woods Park, 275 Kellogg Woods Park Dr SE
Support this dog-friendly fundraiser at Kentwood’s dog park! Bring your pup to this free event to explore local pet vendors and community booths. We’ll also have food trucks on site with food and beverage for sale. Donations will be accepted throughout the event to raise funds for new amenities at the dog park. Attendees will receive a doggie bag with dog treats and other goodies to take home.
Cost Free
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June 6 - August 15, 2024 -

Summer Concert Series

Kentwood City Hall lawn, 4900 Breton SE
Grab a blanket or chair and join us on the lawn behind Kentwood City Hall for our Summer Concert Series! Concerts take place on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and feature a variety of food trucks.

This year we have 10 concerts! Click the "More Info" link below to see this year's lineup.

Cost Free
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June 8, 2024 -

Kickoff to Summer Celebration

Kentwood City Hall Lawn, 4900 Breton SE
We're starting the summer with another fun festival! Join us for an afternoon with amazing food trucks, a beer tent, kid's activities, and live music throughout the day. Plus we'll be hosting both cornhole and beach volleyball tournaments. It’s sure to be fun for the whole family!
Cost Free entry. Food prices vary.
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July 4, 2024 -

4th of July Celebration

Kentwood City Hall, 4900 Breton SE

Join us for our annual 4th of July Celebration! This year’s event takes place on Thursday, July 4 with activities all day including a pancake breakfast, 5k race and fun walk, carnival, and evening celebration with live music, food trucks, community booths, a beer tent and fireworks.

Cost Price varies for activities
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September 12, 2024 -

The Vibe: A Fundraiser for Kentwood's Adaptive Recreation Programs

Kentwood Library, 4950 Breton SE

Join us for the eighth annual celebration and fundraiser to further enhance Kentwood’s adaptive recreation programs. The fun-filled backyard party will include cocktails, dinner, silent auction, adaptive equipment displays, and live music.   Funds raised at this year’s event will go towards purchasing equipment for our adaptive recreation programs.

Cost $40
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September 21, 2024 -

Kentwood Fall Festival

Kentwood City Hall lawn, 4900 Breton SE

New event! Let's celebrate the autumnal season with a Fall Festival featuring food trucks, a Farmers Market, craft vendors, kids activities, a beer tent, and live music throughout the day! Watch for more details soon.

Cost Free entry. Food prices vary.
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October 5, 2024 -

Kentwood Glow in the Park

Pinewood Park, 1999 Wolfboro Dr SE
Celebrate the fall and light up the night with a glow event and fun run! Taking place at Veterans Memorial Park, this event will feature a variety of glow-themed activities including light up playground games and crafts, music, food and a .25-1.0 Mile Fun Run/Walk. The park path will be lit with glow sticks and other colorful lights. The evening will conclude with an after-party with music, dancing, and snacks under the park shelter.
Cost Cost: $5 per person for basic event registration, includes glow supplies; $15 event t-shirt
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October 26, 2024 -

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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November 9, 2024

Fall Fling @ Old Farm - Doubles Disc Golf Tournament

Old Farm Park, 2350 Embro Dr. SE
Join us for a doubles disc golf tournament at Old Farm Park! Bring your own partner. Best shot doubles tournament. Open to any skill level. All food items donated will go to The Little Free Pantry. Each participant will receive a player package at check-in with many opportunities for extra prizes during the tournament.
Cost Cost: $25 per person or $50 per team plus a canned food donation
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December 5, 2024 -

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kentwood Library, 4950 Breton SE
Join us at a our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! The event takes place in front of the Kentwood Library starting with the holiday light parade. There will also be reindeer, take-home kid’s crafts, caroling,  and of course a visit from Santa! A food truck will be on site with food and beverages for purchase. Complimentary coffee and hot chocolate will also be available.

We will be accepting non-perishable food donations for our Little Free Pantry to help us through the winter season.
Cost Free
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