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The Return to the River festival is coming back to Downtown Grand Rapids for a second year! This free music and art festival will take place on the banks of the Grand River on Saturday, August 26 – Sunday, August 27, 2023.

You don't have to book a flight out of state to catch some waves out on the water this summer! The Great Lakes Surf Festival (GLSF) returns for its fifth year on Saturday, August 12 from 12:30 – 6 p.m. at Muskegon's Pere Marquette Beach for what organizers say is the largest surf festival in the world.

Gather your best ladies: West Michigan's premier golf outing for women is back—and better than ever before. Read on to learn what fun and games (and cocktails) await at West Michigan Woman's Golf Scramble.

Venture to Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids on June 17 from noon to 10 p.m. for the 2023 Grand Rapids Pride Festival, a celebration that brings LGBTQ+ community members, LGBTQ+ businesses, allies, and organizations together to celebrate diversity, inclusion and the beautiful and vast LGBTQ+ community.

Returning for its third year is the Justice 4 All Juneteenth Jam, a celebration that centers Black art, entertainment, culture and experiences. Taking place Saturday June 17, 2023 from 1 – 5 p.m. at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, Juneteenth Jam Vol. 3 is free and open to the public.

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