Community Invited to Brighten the Night at Kentwood's Glow in the Park Event

Community Invited to Brighten the Night at Kentwood’s Glow in the Park Event
Glow-themed Gathering will Feature Fun Run, Crafts, Food and More

The City of Kentwood is inviting community members to enjoy glow-themed fun at its Glow in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 7.

This year’s event will take place from 7-9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 355 48th St. SE.  It will feature a variety of glow-themed activities, including light-up games, crafts, a dance party, costume contest, fun run/walk, food and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear glow in the dark and brightly colored clothing and accessories.

“We’re looking forward to gathering with the community to get our shine on at this special fall event,” said Ann Przybysz, recreation program coordinator. “We have a wide variety of glow-themed activities planned that will ensure a bright and fun night for all.”

The event will begin at 7 p.m. with registration followed by the fun run/walk at 7:30 p.m. Participants can choose to do either a quarter mile or 1-mile run or walk along a park path that will be lit up with colorful lights and glow sticks. Following the race, community members can enjoy a glow dance party. A costume contest will begin at 8 p.m.

Light-up playground games and crafts, a bounce house, music and snacks will be available throughout the event, which will conclude at 9 p.m.

General admission for the event is $5 and includes glow supplies. For an additional $15, individuals can also get an event T-shirt that glows in the dark.

Sponsors for the event are Metronet, National Heritage Academies, Sinclair Recreation and Floor & Décor.

To learn more and register, visit or call 616.656.5270.