Unite For Bleeding Disorders
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Unite For Bleeding Disorders

The Unite For Bleeding Disorders Walk (formerly known as Walkin’ on the West Side) is a fundraiser that supports Michigan’s Bleeding Disorders Community. Whether you join us in West or Southeast Michigan, we are UNITED together to improve the lives of the bleeding community by raising funds for critical programs and services. We are so glad that you are here!

The Grand Rapids walk will start at the Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Michigan.  The walk will wind along the White Pine Trail. The $20 registration includes:

  • Walk t-shirt

  • Breakfast

  • Trick or Treating on the Trail

  • Finish Line Celebration including ballpark lunch

  • Chances to win awards, prizes, and incentive gifts!

Questions?  Please reach out to Special Events Manager, Carrie McCulloch at cmcculloch@hfmich.org, or at 734-544-0015 ext. 503

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Freedom Cruise
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Freedom Cruise

5th Annual Freedom Cruise Honoring West Michigan Fallen Hereos

Freedom Cruise Schedule:

12:00pm-1:30pm- Check in, food and beverage- Fifth Third Ballpark Pepsi Stadium Club

1:45pm- Welcome and Information-Fifth Third Ballpark North Ballpark (Pepsi Stadium Club Parking Lot)

2:00pm- Freedom Cruise leaves Fifth Third Ballpark

3:00pm- Freedom Cruise returns to Fifth Third Ballpark-Stadium Seating with food and beverage available for purchase

4:00pm- Portrait Presentaion

5:00pm- Closing Ceremonies

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2018 Step Up for Down Syndrome
Sep
22
8:30 AM08:30

2018 Step Up for Down Syndrome

The Step Up Walk is a family-friendly event open to all children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, friends, and thousands of local supporters. As a direct result of event sponsorships, team fundraising, and generous public donations, the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan is able to continue providing educational resources, informational programs, parent support networks, financial assistance, and social events for individuals with Down syndrome. The Step Up Walk has three primary goals:

To promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

To raise funds to support the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan.

To encourage communities to embrace, empower and promote opportunities for meaningful lives for individuals with Down syndrome.

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Let's Go to Bat for Kids - Softball Game
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Let's Go to Bat for Kids - Softball Game

Get in the lineup. Join Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM) as the CCWM Padres take on a spirited team of Media Giants! This event benefits the foster care and adoption programs of CCWM which help keep families together here in our community. The event is FREE (parking is $7/car) and includes children’s games and activities along the concourse, local mascots, and a fun night at the ballpark!

Please contact Bethany Stowe by e-mail at bstowe@ccwestmi.org or by phone at 616.551.5663

Schedule of events available here

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Nitro Circus Live
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Nitro Circus Live

Nitro Circus Live is not your typical live action sports show.
Combining the greatest athletes in the World in freestyle motocross, BMX and skate, plus all manner of crazy contraptions off the one-of-a-kind 40-foot high Nitro Giant-A-Ramp, this is a 2 and a half hour, fully choreographed, theatrical spectacular, completely different to anything else on the planet.
Death-defying, terrifying, but also outrageously funny – this is an unbelievable show that is suitable for the entire family. You’ll see World first stunts that are not performed anywhere else on Earth, but you’ll also see lazy boy couches, bath tubs, rocking horses, boogie boards, razor scooters, Barbie cars and all kinds of ridiculous apparatus all launched where they don’t belong – 30 feet up in the air.
Be prepared to yell, scream, be shocked and stunned, and laugh ‘til it hurts. This is Nitro Circus Live. For tickets click here.

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Let's Go To Bat For Kids- Softball Game
Jun
15
5:30 PM17:30

Let's Go To Bat For Kids- Softball Game

Get in the lineup. Join Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM) as the CCWM Padres take on a spirited team of Media Giants! This event benefits the family strengthening programs of CCWM which help keep families together here in community. The event is FREE (parking is $7/car) and includes children’s games and activities along the concourse, local mascots, and a fun night at the ballpark!

Please contact Bethany Stowe by e-mail at bstowe@ccwestmi.org or by phone at 616.551.5663

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Christmas Lite Show
Nov
23
to Jan 1

Christmas Lite Show

Christmas Lite Show

West Michigan's largest, animated, drive thru light show, is now celebrating it's 20th year, of entertaining people of all ages. The event is located at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, exit 91, off US 131.

Enjoy nearly two miles, over a million lights, animated displays, lighted tunnels, and more. On select evenings, you can stop at the Santa house, and give him your wish list!

This family oriented event, was started by Bill Schrader. With the help of his family, it has grown, year after year, to become a tradition for many.

As a veteran himself, having served 28 yrs in the Army, Bill is a generous supporter of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and contributes a portion of the light show proceeds to this cause.

New for this year, are an extended trail, addition of 10,000 lights, a few new and updated displays, and more.

$17.00 per car

Bicycle ride thru the lite show is Friday, Nov 18th

Walk/Run thru the lite show is Saturday, Nov 19th

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Futbol at the Ballpark; Grand Rapids FC v. Aurora United FC
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Futbol at the Ballpark; Grand Rapids FC v. Aurora United FC

On Saturday, October 8th Fifth Third Ballpark will be the site for a professional futbol game as Grand Rapids FC, of the National Premier Soccer League, will host Toronto-based Aurora United FC, of the Ontario Soccer League, in a friendly match between the two teams.

Gates open at 6pm. Game starts at 7pm.

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsay Tarpley will be sigining autographs on the concourse starting at 6pm.

Get your tickets here! 

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High School Football Game
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

High School Football Game

Forest Hill Central will be playing against their rival, Forest Hill Northern in a Football Game hosted at Fifth Third Ballpark.

  • Gates open at 6:00 PM
  • Tickets: $5 for Students and $7 for Adults
  • Parking: $7 per vehicle

To purchase tickets in advance, call the Whitecaps at 616.784.4131

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