Village Events!

Special events highlight the year in Grand Rapids.  The flood watch of Spring draws thousands to view in awe the power of Mother Nature.  Rapids Rally Days add fun and frolic to mid-summer.  The fall season brings color tours to the river valley and the very successful Applebutter Fest.  Finally, the Christmas Season brings festive decorations, the Open House Celebration, and a glimpse of Christmas long ago.


Upcoming Events
Check back for new events and details!

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  Calendar of Events

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For a printable version, click above, click the agenda tab, then click print.
You can adjust the date range as desired.
Once you're satisfied with the settings, click print at the bottom of the page.

Girls Night Out is back

Third Thursday of the Month
Click HERE for More Information


Annual Events

All Dates subject to change.

Applebutter Fest
Bloodmobiles Christmas Open House
Pups and Lollipops Memory Lane Swap Meet
Rapids Rally Days Rhythm on the River Concert Series Schedule

Sunset Jazz & Arts Festival

Village Garage Sale


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Run To The Rapids

April 18, 2015

A 5K run/walk fundraiser for A.L.S. and the Grand Rapids Art Council.
For more information go to Grand Rapids Arts Council Website or
contact Rita Foos at 419-832-ARTS

   Applebutter Fest

October 11, 2015


Always held the second Sunday of October, this festival 

features Heritage Craftsmen, juried crafts, entertainment, 

great food, vintage farm equipment, re-enactment groups and 

pioneer demonstrations, the traditional apple butter stir, 

and shops brimming with goodies. 

For more information contact

Steve Kryder

(419) 748-8238

Chuck Thomas

(419) 265-7936 






Grand Rapids Bloodmobiles

Each bloodmobile will run from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at the Hosanna Lutheran Church
23019 Kellogg Road
Grand Rapids, OH 

Thu, June 4, 2015
Thu, Sept 3, 2015
Thu, Dec 3, 2015

Donors need to be 17 years old, weigh at least 110 lbs,
and be in good health.  Donors need to bring their Red Cross card
or their drivers license or another picture ID.

For more information, contact:
Jim or Gloria Kutchenriter

"Save a life, give blood."



November 21, 2015  10:00 am - 8:00 pm
November 22, 2015   11 am - 5:00 pm


Week-end before Thanksgiving.

Quaint Gift Shops

Tempting Restaurants

Holiday Music & Entertainment

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Ice Sculpting
and More ......


Call 419-832-4283 for more details and a schedule.






Memory Lane Swap Meet

Apr 23, 24 & Apr 25, 2015


Why not come take a trip back in time,

and allow us to be your

Antique & Classic Bicycle, parts, and 
Whizzer Motobike Source?

For more information, 
call  (419) 832-3040 
click HERE.




Rapids Rally Days

July 11-12, 2015

2nd Weekend in July


Stroll downtown and enjoy a chicken bar-b-que, Community
Play,  sidewalk sales, tractor/trolley rides, children's art area
and activities for the entire family.





Rhythm on the River Concert Series

The Rhythm on the River Concert Series is a summer concert series sponsored 
by the Historical Society of Grand Rapids, Ohio.  These concerts are 
presented free to the public at the Wright Pavilion behind
 LaRoe's on the Tow Path  at 4:00 pm.  
Bring a chair or blanket, but do come and enjoy the music!  

2015 Schedule

June 14 - Fusion & Calm

June 21 - Whitty Music

July 19 - Fulton County Bluegrass

August 2 - Glass City Dixieland Band

August 23 - North Coast Big Band

September 20 - Hot Flashes

October 4 - Otsego Show Choir and High School Band

   For more information, contact the Historical Society.



Seven Eagles Historical Education Center 

Seven Eagles Historical Education Center will be open
every Saturday from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm.


                                   (419) 509-0095






Sunset Jazz & Arts Festival

August 16, 2015

Hosted by the Grand Rapids Arts Council
featuring an evening of jazz and art with 
edibles and spirits along river.


For More information, click HERE.



Village Garage Sale  

August 14-15, 2015

Second Friday & Saturday in August
from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

40+ homes in the community are usually 

listed for this joint effort.  Locator maps are available at 

the Log Cabin Visitors Information Center.


Click HERE for more information
and registration details!




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