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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October 20, 2018 - 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, pumpkin games, and trunk or treat.  Put on your Halloween costume and grab treats from decorated car trunks and vote for your favorite trunk.
Cost Free
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October 27, 2018 - 9:00AM - 1:00PM

South Kent Community Expo

Kentwood Activities Center (355 48th St SE)

Join us for the third annual South Kent Community Expo! This event is free and open to the public. Explore the products and services from over 60 businesses within the community. Enjoy safety demonstrations and meet your local fire and police departments! Plus there will be a variety of kids’ activities, food trucks, and fun things for the whole family! 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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November 10, 2018

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. All proceeds raised will go towards Kentwood Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship fund and all food items donated will go to The Little Free Pantry.
Cost Players $40 per team
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November 17, 2018 - 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 7, 2018 - 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, hay rides, hot chocolate and cookies, live music, caroling, and of course a visit from Santa!
Cost Free
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March 14, 2019 - 4:30-6:00pm and 6:30-8:00pm

Taste of Kentwood

Kentwood Activities Center (355 48th St SE)
Join us for the 18th annual Taste of Kentwood. Sample food from over fifteen restaurants. You won't want to miss this evening of food and fun at the Kentwood Activities Center. Two sessions: 4:30-6:00pm and 6:30-8:00pm.  Kids 5 and under are free.
Cost TBD
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