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

April 23, 2019 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

Spotlight on Seniors Health & Fitness Expo

Kentwood Activities Center (355 48th St SE)
The Kentwood and Georgetown Seniors invite you to join them at the 20th Annual Spotlight on Seniors Health & Fitness Expo on Tuesday, April 23 from 8:30am-12:00pm at the Kentwood Activities Center.  Seniors will be able to visit over 70 vendors from a variety of senior-oriented businesses, receive free health screenings and maybe even win a door prize!  Seniors will enjoy FREE morning snacks and FREE lunch!  For vendor information please call (616) 656-5278.
Cost Free
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April 27, 2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Limb Loss Awareness 5k

Bowen Station Park (4499 Bowen Blvd)
Kentwood Parks and Recreation is once again teaming up with Hanger Clinic to offer our second annual Limb Loss Awareness 5k! 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. This race takes place on the beautiful East West and Paul Henry Trails. All abilities are welcome to participate! New this year we will be having a kid’s 1 miles fun run!  Kids will receive a t-shirt and ribbon. Race will start and end at Bowen Station Park.
Cost $30 from 4/1-4/26, Race day $35 per person. Kid's fun run is $5. Day of registrations are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
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May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm-10:00pm

The Vibe: A Kentwood Parks & Recreation Gala

Stonewater Country Club (7177 Kalamazoo Ave SE)

Join us for the fourth annual celebration and fundraiser to further enhance Kentwood’s parks and recreation programs and amenities. Kentwood Parks and Recreation strives to offer sports and recreational programs for all ages and abilities. This year’s gala will highlight our Adaptive Water Sports Program, which includes kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, waterski, and wake boarding. These programs empower members of our community with physical and developmental disabilities. Funds raised at this year’s gala will go towards growing our adaptive programs and purchasing new equipment.

Cost $100 per person
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June 20 - August 8, 2019 - 7:00pm-8:30pm

Summer Concert Series

Kentwood City Hall (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’s lineup includes:

Cost Free
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July 4, 2019 - 7:00am-10:00pm

Kentwood 4th of July Celebration

Kentwood City Hall (4900 Breton SE)

Join us for our annual 4th of July Celebration! Events all day including:

  • 7:30-9:30am Pancake Breakfast @ Kentwood Fire Station 1
  • 8:30am NN Mobile Solutions 5K Race & Fun Walk
  • 9:30am Parade
  • 10:30am-2:30pm Inflatables, Rides, Kids Activities behind Kentwood City Hall
  • 4:00-10:00pm Evening Celebration at Kentwood City Hall with Food Trucks, Beer Tent, Live Music, and Fireworks
Cost Varies
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September 14, 2019 - 11:00am - 8:00pm

End of Summer Food Truck Festival

Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)
End of Summer Food Truck Festival is back again for its 4th year. With a varied selection of 30 food trucks, beer tent, and live music throughout the day what's not to love about this event!!
Cost Food prices vary
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October 19, 2019 - 10:00AM-12:00PM

Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat

Kentwood Public Works (5068 Breton SE)
Join us for some free family fun including hayrides, face painting, bounce house, and trunk or treat.  Put on your Halloween costume and grab treats from decorated car trunks and vote for your favorite trunk. Businesses and community groups that wish to participate,  contact Lori at (616)656-5317 or
Cost Free
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November 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

Ugly Sweater Cross Country 5k

East Paris Nature Park, 5995 East Paris Ave. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
Lace up your running shoes and grab the ugliest sweater you can find and join us for the Ugly Sweater Cross Country 5K! Participants will get to explore a fun, curvy, cross country course. Vote for the ugliest sweater! Awards for runners and best dressed.
Cost $25 to participate. Rate increases to $30 on November 1; increases to $35 day of race.
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December 5, 2019 - 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Light Parade

4950 Breton SE – in front of the Kentwood Library
Join us for the Annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony! The event takes place in front of the Kentwood Library starting with a holiday light parade. There will also be carriage rides, hot chocolate, live music, caroling, and of course a visit from Santa!
Cost Free
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