For Immediate Release                                                                

Contact: Pam Glass 616.532.8833 or


Annual Kids & Family Expo

Zip line through the DeVos Place

Cabin Fever FUN!


Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 12, 2017 – The zip line will once again fly through the DeVos Place, along with the Annual Kids & Family Expo. The expo will again be at beautiful downtown DeVos Place in 2017, on Saturday, January 21 and will focus on Family Bonding Activities, Education & Fun…… encouraging families to be active and have fun.


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 and Obstacle Course by  United Dairy Industry of Michigan
  • KDL Lab Experience
  • Art Wall Zone
  • Giant Slide
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • GaGa Pit - Camp Henry
  • Chain of Strength
  • Face Painting
  • Bounce House
  • Snowflake Station
  • Magic Show
  • Petting Zoo
  • Berlin Race Car & Mini Wedge
  • Puppet Theatre - shows at 11am,1pm & 3pm
  • Music Performances
  • Hula Hoop Zone
  • Seed Planting Activity
  • Romp-N-Play Zone
  • Martial Arts
  • Craft and Coloring Creations
  • Henna Tattoos
  • Toddler Zone
  • Noodle Necklace Station
  • Fire Truck, Police Car & Ambulance
  • Character Sightings: Minions, Ghostbusters, Darth Vader, Smokey the Bear, and many more
  • Fun Bucket Prizes (winners every hour!)
  • And More



“Schools who participate in our postcard distribution will have an opportunity to raise funds for the “be nice” initiative, an anti-bullying program at their school.  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. 


The Kids & Family Expo is scheduled from 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Public is invited.  For more details, visit  Parking is conveniently located underneath DeVos Place off the Michigan Street entrance.  Additionally, there is parking directly across the street.               


Attendees can also sign up for a number of giveaways at the door and throughout the expo, including some “Family Fun Buckets” that will include gift certificates to area attractions, restaurants and activities.   For more information, please go to or visit us on Facebook at


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