The article highlights upcoming events across West Michigan on the weekend of Oct. 13. The activities include a Halloween celebration at John Ball Zoo, the 20th annual Grand Rapids Marathon, and a season opener for the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team. Other events are the Really Really Free Market at the Division Avenue Arts Collective, the Monster Fest 2023 at Tibbits Opera House, Pie Palooza in Battle Creek, the Fall Bridal Show of West Michigan, Art at the Yard 2023 in Grand Haven, Kalamazoo Geek Fest, and the 12th annual Under the Harvest Moon Festival in Dowagiac.
Zoo Goes Boo this Friday the 13th
Don’t fear this Friday the 13th, use it to start your weekend with some fantastic events across West Michigan. Kick off with the Halloween-themed Zoo Goes Boo at John Ball Zoo. The park is adorned with cobwebs and other eerie decorations, promising fun-filled activities throughout October.
Experience the Really Really Free Market
If you need clothes, accessories, or furniture, consider visiting The Division Avenue Arts Collective this Saturday. From 9 a.m., the Really Really Free Market offers free items. More information is available here.
Join the 20th annual Grand Rapids Marathon
With colder temperatures creating perfect running weather, it’s time for the 20th annual Grand Rapids Marathon. You can still sign up for races suitable for all skill levels here.
Catch the Grand Rapids Griffins season opener
Welcome back hockey season in West Michigan with the Grand Rapids Griffins. They’re playing against the Colorado Eagles at Van Andel Arena. Secure your tickets here.
Attend Monster Fest 2023 at Tibbits Opera House
Get your spooky spirits up at Tibbits Opera House this Friday with Monster Fest. Enjoy live music, a “Friday the 13th: Jason Lives” showing, and a ghost hunt. Tickets are available here.
Indulge at Pie Palooza in Battle Creek
Pizza, pie, and/or pints lovers should head to Battle Creek for Pie Palooza at MCCU Field this Saturday. Try tastings from dozens of food vendors here.
Plan your wedding at the Fall Bridal Show of West Michigan
DeVos Place is hosting the Fall Bridal Show of West Michigan this Sunday. Check out local vendors to plan your special day here.
Explore Art at the Yard 2023 in Grand Haven
Appreciate art and support the Grand Haven Schools Foundation at Art at the Yard in Grand Haven this Saturday night. More information here.
Attend Kalamazoo Geek Fest
Celebrate geek culture at the Kalamazoo Expo Center with the Geek Fest this Saturday. Expect cosplay contests, comics, technology, and special guests here.
Enjoy Under the Harvest Moon Festival
The 12th annual Under the Harvest Moon Festival returns to Dowagiac. Enjoy street entertainment, an open-air marketplace, and a beer and wine tent. Details here.
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