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 12, 2022 -

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 but there will be no formal awards ceremony. Awards will be available for pick-up the week after the event or can be mailed. 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 $25 per person until 12/31,  $30 per person from 1/1-2/11,  $35 per person on race day 2/12
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February 17, 2022 -

Winter Concert Series

Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)

Our Winter Concert Series is back again in 2022! Join us for music from Lexi Adams (2/17), Jordan Hamilton (3/17), and Nicholas James Thomasma* (3/31).  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. Each concert will also have a food truck outside. Get out of the house and join us at the Kentwood Library for winter evening fun!
*NOTE: The concert with Nicholas James Thomasma that was originally scheduled for 1/20 has been moved to 3/31.

Cost Free
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February 19, 2022 -

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 and all food items donated will go to the Little Free Pantry.
Cost $40 + canned food item per team
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February 25, 2022 -

Luminary Walk

Stanaback Park (3717 Whitebud Dr SE)
Come explore Kentwood's Stanaback Park like you have never seen it before! There will be approximately a half mile of pathway lit up with luminaries decorated by community members. This event is free and open to anyone to participate. The entire event is outside so please bundle up so you and your family can stay comfortable.
Cost Free
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April 29, 2022 -

Kentwood Arbor Day Celebration

Veterans Memorial Park (355 48th St SE)
Save the date and plan to join us for our Arbor Day Celebration! Details coming soon.
Cost Free
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April 30, 2022 -

Limb Loss Awareness 5k

Bowen Station Park (4499 Bowen Blvd)

Kentwood Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Hanger Clinic to offer our annual Limb Loss Awareness 5k on Saturday, April 30! 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. The race will take place on the beautiful East West and Paul Henry Trails. All abilities are welcome to participate! Race will start and end at Bowen Station Park, 4499 Bowen Blvd SE, Kentwood, MI 49508. 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 4/1-4/29, $40 per person on race day 4/30
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May 19, 2022 -

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 enjoy music and food from 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 4, 2022 -

Kick-off to Summer 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 16 - August 11, 2022 -

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. Stay tuned for the 2022 lineup!
Cost Free
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July 4, 2022 -

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 Monday, 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 8, 2022 -

The Vibe: A Fundraiser for Kentwood Parks & Recreation

Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)

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

Cost $40
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September 17, 2022 -

Kentwood Food Truck Festival

Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)

Kentwood Food Truck Festival is back again for another year with 20+ 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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October 15, 2022 -

Kentwood Glow in the Park

Pinewood (1999 Wolfboro Dr. SE)
Celebrate the fall and light up the night with a glow event and fun run! Taking place at Pinewood Park, this event will feature a variety of glow-themed activities including light up playground games and crafts, music, food and a .3-1.0 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 TBD
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October 22, 2022 -

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
Cost Free
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November 12, 2022

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 Players $40 per team
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December 1, 2022 -

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 carriage rides, kid’s crafts, 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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