Tree Lighting Ceremony
New! Student Essay Contest
Essay topic: Why do you love living in Kentwood?
This year we are holding an essay contest for a chance to be the Grand Marshall in our Holiday Light Parade and help Mayor Kepley light the City of Kentwood's tree. Contest is open to kids ages 5-18 who are Kentwood residents OR students who attend school in Kentwood, Kelloggsville, Forest Hills, or Caledonia school districts. Essays must be 1,000 words or less and submitted online (click the button below) or mailed to the Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49548. Contest is open October 20-November 17. Winner will be chosen and notified by November 24.
Holiday Light Parade
Whether you are a part of a church group, non-profit agency, business, school group or a family we want you to be involved! Show the community what The Holiday Season means to you, and remember to use lots of lights! The parade route will start at Kentwood Public Works parking lot at 5068 Breton SE. Parade will exit out the driveway on Breton and travel north and end at Kentwood Justice Center at 4740 Walma SE. Cost is $15 per business, organization, or individual. If you'd like to participate in the parade click on the button below to register or contact Kentwood Parks and Recreation at (616)656-5270.
Volunteers needed! Click on the link below for a full list of volunteer opportunities.