For Immediate Release                                                                 
Contact: Pam Glass, President, Kohler Expos, Inc.
616.532.8833 or

Annual Kids & Family Expo 
Fly through the DeVos Place on a zip line
Support the be nice. initiative

Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 2, 2018 – The zip line will once again fly through the DeVos Place, along with the annual Kids & Family Expo. This community expo will be held on Saturday, January 27 and will focus on Interactive Areas, Educational Fun, and Family Activities all while encouraging families to be active and engage in family bonding time.
Cabin fever will hit in January, and this Expo will encourage families to play, celebrate, be active, explore, build, learn, and discover.  Families Matter and this expo will encourage family bonding time along with some moving and creative mind activities. Fun for the whole family! 

Featured areas and activities include:

  • Zip line 
  • Cow Belly Bounce House
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • 40 ft. Art Wall
  • Mechanical Surfboard
  • GaGa Pit by Camp Henry
  • Bounce House 
  • Snowflake Station
  • Magician
  • Berlin Race Car and Mini-Wedge
  • Puppet Theatre - live performances
  • Music Performances – drums for kids
  • Rock Wall
  • Boat Display - fish for a prize
  • Home Depot “Kids Workshop”
  • Human Foosball by Rebounderz
  • Petting Zoo with Live Animals
  • Giant Slide
  • LEGO Build Area
  • Face Painting 
  • Balloon Twisting
  • Martial Arts & Self Defense
  • Reptile & Amphibian Exhibit
  • Henna Tattoos
  • Fire Truck | Police Car | Ambulance
  • Smoke House – fire safety
  • Character Sightings
  • Fun Bucket Prizes (winners every hour!)

This community event helps support the be nice. initiative, an anti-bullying program in local schools through the Mental Health Foundation. “Schools who participate in the postcard distribution will have an opportunity to raise funds for the be nice. initiative.  It is a way for us to give back and support a great program,” says Pam Glass, President of Kohler Expos, Inc., the company that produces the event.

“What we promote, teach and encourage in a family fun environment can only secure the future of the community. We need strong family fun, creative solutions, and community engagement,” states Glass.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for “Family Fun Bucket Prizes” that will include gift certificates and passes to area attractions, restaurants, prizes and activities. Drawings on the hour, every hour at the entrance!

The Kids & Family Expo is scheduled from 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Public is invited.  Tickets are available at the door or online at Heated parking is conveniently located underneath DeVos Place off the Michigan Street entrance.  For more information, please go to or visit us on Facebook at