It’s only the first full weekend of June, but this may be the biggest weekend of the whole summer in Grand Rapids.
The fun starts Friday at noon with the opening of the 45th annual Festival of the Arts. This celebration of art, music and food takes over the entire downtown. Streets are closed. Tents and portable stages are brought in. There’s even a stage underneath Grand Rapids’ iconic Calder sculpture. There are music performances of nearly every imaginable genre, as well as dance, poetry readings, and theatre performances.