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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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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July 1 - July 31, 2024

Better Together July Play Challenge

Various Kentwood Parks
Experience the spirit of community and outdoor exploration in the Better Together July Play Challenge! Embrace daily tasks that encourage you to recreate outdoors, discover the beauty of local parks, and immerse yourself in special events throughout the City of Kentwood. Join us on this month-long journey of shared adventures, where each day's task promises a unique opportunity to connect, celebrate, and make lasting memories together.
Cost Free
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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 $45
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September 13 - September 23, 2024

Kentwood Adventure Scavenger Hunt

Various Kentwood Parks
Get ready for an epic urban exploration with the Kentwood Adventure Scavenger Hunt! The Kentwood Adventure Scavenger Hunt is free, designed for teams of 3-5 people of all ages, and will take you through the city's picturesque parks, decode clues, and unearth hidden surprises! Register your team today to reserve your team's spot; only one registration per team required.
Cost Free
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September 21, 2024 -

Kentwood Fall Fest

Kentwood City Hall lawn, 4900 Breton SE

New event! Let's celebrate the change in seasons with a Fall Fest featuring food trucks, a Farmers Market, artist vendors, kids activities, a beer tent, and live music throughout the day! Plus, we'll be hosting another beach volleyball tournament. It’s sure to be fun for the whole family! 

Cost Free entry. Food prices vary.
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October 3, 2024 -

Adaptive Recreation Expo

Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE
Come to the third Adaptive Recreation Expo at the Kentwood Activities Center! Explore the products, services, and activities available for individuals of all abilities. Admission is free and open to the general public.
Cost Free
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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! Patty Matters 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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