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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February 10, 2023 -

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 Valentine's 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.

Cost Cost is $10 per person
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February 11, 2023 -

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 after the event. 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 $30 per person until 1/29, $35 per person from 1/30-2/10,  $40 per person on race day 2/11
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February 16, 2023 -

Winter Concert Series: Kevin Brewster Trio

Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)

Our Winter Concert Series is back again in 2023! Join us on February 16 for the Kevin Brewster Trio – playing Jazz with emphasis on hard bop, bebop, contemporary, and R&B. We'll also have Patty Matters food truck on site selling their delicious burgers and fries. 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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February 18, 2023 -

Freeze Fest Disc Golf Tournament

Old Farm Park (2350 Embro Dr. SE)
We're partnering with Great Lakes Disc to bring you another doubles disc golf tournament and food drive! Bring your own partner for this best shot doubles tournament. All funds raised and all food items donated will go to the Little Free Pantry.
Cost $25 per person or $50 per team + canned food donation
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February 25, 2023 -

Unity Walk to Honor MLK

Woodland Mall (3195 28th St SE)

Join the City of Kentwood on Saturday, February 25 for a Unity Walk to honor Black History Month and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Residents are invited to gather at the food court at Woodland Mall, 3195 28th St SE, at 11 a.m. for a walk, which will end in front of Von Maur at 11:30 a.m. 

Cost Free
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March 4, 2023 -

Frozen Frenzy Fat Tire Relay

Covenant Park, 3724 Shaffer Ave. SE
Join us for our inaugural fat tire relay race at Covenant Park! Bikers will ride a 2-mile loop for 90-minutes in either 2-person or 4-person teams. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest teams in each group that complete the most number of laps. Race will conclude with an after party and awards ceremony.
Cost $30 until 2/3, $35 per person from 2/4-3/3, $40 day of race
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March 16, 2023 -

Winter Concert Series: Lighting Matches

Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)
Our Winter Concert Series is back again in 2023! Join us on March 16 for Lighting Matches – an alternative-rock band from Grand Rapids, MI, specializing in thought-provoking lyrics and dynamic harmonies. We'll also have Dune Buggy food truck on site selling their delicious burgers and fries. 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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April 18, 2023 -

Spotlight on Seniors Expo

Kentwood Activities Center (355 48th St SE)

The Kentwood and Georgetown Seniors invite you to join them at the 24th 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 Shelby at (616)656-5323.

Cost General Public Free / Vendors $75 +
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April 29, 2023 -

Hanger Clinic Limb Loss Awareness 5k

Veterans Memorial Park (355 48th St SE)

Kentwood Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Hanger Clinic to offer the annual Hanger Clinic Limb Loss Awareness 5k on Saturday, April 29! 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 $25 per person thru 2/28, $30 per person from 3/1-3/31,  $35 per person from 4/1-4/28, $45 per person on race day 4/29
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May 18, 2023 -

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, community booths, and a food truck. 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 10, 2023 -

Kentwood Food Truck Festival

Kentwood Library parking lot (4950 Breton SE)
We're starting the summer with another food truck festival! Join us for a fun afternoon with amazing food trucks, a beer tent, and live music throughout the day. It’s sure to be fun for the whole family!
Cost Food prices vary
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June 15 - August 10, 2023 -

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 8 concerts! Click "More Info" to see this year’s lineup of performers.

Cost Free
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July 4, 2023 -

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 Tuesday, 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 9, 2023 -

Kentwood Food Truck Festival

Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)

Kentwood Food Truck Festival is back again for another year with 30+ food trucks, a beer tent, and live music throughout the day! What's not to love about this event!! It’s sure to be fun for the whole family. 

Cost Food prices vary
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September 14, 2023 -

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

Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)

Join us for the seventh 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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October 21, 2023 -

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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December 7, 2023 -

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 take-home crafts for kids, holiday music, and of course a visit from Santa! 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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