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GR Ballet & more to perform at Festival of the Arts this weekend

Posted at 10:51 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 10:51:30-04

For 50 years, the creative spirit of Grand Rapids has come alive at the Festival of the Arts. From the musical acts and dancers to a celebration of food and crafts, everyone can find something to capture their interest this weekend.

Highlights of the weekend festivities include:

  • Opening ceremonies with Mayor Bliss on Friday, June 7 on Calder Stage at 7:30 p.m.
  • Dogs are allowed on leashes at Festival of the Arts
  • Several local food trucks will be participating in this year’s event and will be located on Monroe Center alongside the GRAM
  • Official Festival Beer – Amber of the Arts by Perrin Brewing – is available at several downtown bars and restaurants
  • 16 food booths run by area non-profits featuring cultural foods and beverages
  •  Free kids activities including Paint-In, Glue-In and more
  • 50+ art sales tents on Calder Plaza
  • 5 main stages and 5 pop-ups with music, theatre, and dance
  • A world premiere performance by the Grand Rapids Ballet on Saturday, June 8 on Calder Stage at 7 p.m.

The Grand Rapids Ballet will be performing at Festival of the Arts on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. on the Calder Stage at Calder Plaza.

Festival of the Arts will run from June 7-9. Get a full schedule at