Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal, in nature and around Grand Rapids, as some of our favorite attractions and activities return with the advent of warmer weather. John Ball Zoo reopens for a new year of fun and discovery, the West Michigan Whitecaps go back to the baseball field and Berlin Raceway readies its track for another season of NASCAR.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park hosts its annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies are Blooming exhibit. Blandford Nature Center offers a series of popular events organized around the tapping of its maple trees for syrup. The Holland Tulip Time Festival – just 30 minutes of Grand Rapids – continues a nearly 100-year tradition with millions of tulips throughout the city, plus markets, parades, fireworks and more. DeVos Place welcomes the West Michigan Home & Garden Show, Ultimate Sport Show and Cottage & Lakefront Living Show for those dreaming of summer.
Grand Rapids pulls out all the stops to celebrate spring holidays – like St. Patrick’s Day – and keep kids entertained during Spring Break. Our museums and performing arts companies present a cavalcade of new exhibits and shows. And if outdoor recreation is your favorite spring thing, you’ll want to explore the endless trails, waterways, golf courses and parks in and around the city.
Receive admission into many cultural attractions around Grand Rapids as well as additional exclusive discounts with our $20.00 Culture Pass.