Get excited West Michigan! There are some awesome things going on this weekend for you to check out. Whether it’s a fun trip to a brewery or an action packed night with the Griffins, Grand Rapids has it this weekend! Here is our top five list of things to do.
5. Chilly Blues and Brews Festival
Head downtown the BOB for their 4th annual Chilly Blues and Brews festival. This event is family friendly and features live blues music, and homemade chili. Each chili will be made with a Michigan microbrew in it. It runs from 11-5, is free to get in, and sample tickets are .50 each. More info can be found at the http://bob.com
4. Grand Rapids Women’s Expo
If it’s about women, it will be at the Women’s Expo this weekend. Grab your girlfriends and head out to shop, live and learn from over 400 vendors at Devos Place. It’s the 18th year for the expo and this one promises to be bigger and better than ever. Tickets are $10, and if you head to kohlerexpo.com you can find a $1 off coupon.
3. LaughFest, Grand Rapids
LaughFest kicks off this week and runs through March 20. This annual fundraiser for Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids is bigger and better than ever. Over 50,000 attendees will enjoy comedians throughout the Grand Rapids area. Headliners this year include, Marlon Wayans, Kathy Griffin and Seth Meyers. Want to purchase tickets? Head to ticketmaster and search Laughfest. Or go to their website for more info at http://laughfestGR.org.
2. Star Wars Night at the Griffins Game
On Saturday night head to the Van Andel Arena for Star Wars night with the Griffins. There will be many of the much loved series characters out and about, so you could get a picture with you, Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Plus there’s a free open skate on the ice after the game. Tickets start at only $13. Go to http://GriffinsHockey.com for tickets.
1. Founder’s Brewing Company’s Release of Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Our #1 thing to do this weekend is to head down to Founder’s Brewing Company on Saturday for their taproom release of the legendary beer Kentucky Breakfast Stout, also known as KBS. This cult favorite will be pouring all day at the brewery and at 9:30 that night you can jam out with bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings. It will be an epic day, but only for those 21 and above. Head to http://Foundersbrewing.com for all the info.
This weekend on Behind the Mitten we are on at a special time, 10pm Saturday night. We talk to some of brewer friends from around the state, and will get updates from Cranker’s, Stormcloud, Cedar Springs, the Mitten and Pike 51. And of course beer of the week.
So tune in this Saturday at 10pm on News Radio Wood 1300 and 106.9 FM.
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