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Christmas Lite Show Returns

Christmas Lite Show Returns

It’s that time again! Christmas lights at the highest level in West Michigan!

Fifth Third Ballpark located at 4500 West River Drive in Comstock Park is the place to visit during the holiday season. Treat your family to the best magical light show around from November 22 – December 31. Two miles of stunning Christmas lights are sure to take your breath away and an exciting experience for your family.

Shows run from 5:30pm until 9:30pm, every night, even on the holidays.

Get tickets on-line today. Visit www.CHRISTMASLITESHOW.com for tickets.

Public Night at the Observatory

Public Night at the Observatory

If you enjoy watching the night sky and would like to look at it up close & personal, this Public Night is for you!

Visitors are invited to the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell, Michigan on Saturday, October 28 from 8:00pm – 10:30pm. Featured objects will be the Quarter Moon, Uranus, Neptune and various galaxies. The evening temperatures will be in the 50’s, so you may want to wear warm clothes.

Keep in mind that the Observatory is located at the top of a hill. Visitors park below & walk up to the Observatory. Ask the parking attendant for assistance, if needed.

Admission: $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, free to children 5 & under. Call the Starwatch number, (616)897-7065 for weather condition or sky updates.

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.

Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

Grand Rapids Balloon Festival this Weekend

Grand Rapids Balloon Festival this Weekend

Every color of the rainbow will cover the skies of Grand Rapids this weekend!

This festival will take place in 2 locations this week & weekend. It begins at Ah-Nab-Awen Park located at 220 Front Avenue NW in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday, July 20. This festival, then takes place at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds located at 5235 Park Avenue, Hudsonville, Mi 49426 on Friday, July 21 from 5pm – 9pm & Saturday, July 22 from 1pm – 9pm.

Weather permitting all activities will commence, so bring your lawn chairs or blankets for some colorful skies.

Cost: Free on Thursday, $5.00 on Friday & Saturday for 2 years & older.

Visit www.grandrapidsballoonfestival.com for details.

Public Night at the Veen Observatory

Public Night at the Veen Observatory

Spring, summer and fall, the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association invite the public out to see the skies close up!

Visitors are invited to the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell, Michigan from 9:30pm - 12:00am. This Saturday night, June 3 features Jupiter, the Gibbous Moon & star clusters.

Keep in mind that the Observatory is located at the top of a hill. Visitors park below & walk up to the Observatory. Ask the parking attendant for assistance, if needed.

Admission: $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, free to children 5 & under.

Call the Starwatch number, (616)897-7065 for weather condition or sky updates.

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.

Public Night at Veen Observatory on May 20

Public Night at Veen Observatory on May 20

It’s the time of the year again for the family to examine the skies above! This month Public Night features Jupiter, various galaxies and star clusters through Observatory and members telescopes.

Visitors are invited to the James C. Veen Observatory located at 3308 Kissing Rock Avenue SE in Lowell, Michigan on Saturday, May 20 from 9:30pm - 12:00am. Keep in mind that the Observatory is located at the top of a hill. Visitors park below & walk up to the Observatory. Ask the parking attendant for assistance, if needed.

Admission: $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, free to children 5 & under. Call the Starwatch number, (616)897-7065 for weather condition or sky updates

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.

Special Event on March 1 – The Solar Eclipse of 2017

Special Event on March 1 – The Solar Eclipse of 2017

The public is invited to this special presentation to prepare for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

Across a wide area of the United States, there has not been a total eclipse of the sun, since 1970. This summer, we will experience total darkness for possibly 2 minutes and 40 seconds within a 70 mile radius on August 21, 2017.

Dave DeBruyn and George Lessens will give a presentation on Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm called “Where to Go and What to See” taking place at the Grand Rapids Public Museum located at 272 Pearl Street NW in Grand Rapids. This presentation will give the public useful knowledge during this special August event.

Visit www.graaa.org for more information.