Nitro Circus Live
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
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 or by phone at 616.551.5663

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Park Takeover Mini Concert
6:00 PM18:00

Park Takeover Mini Concert

HOT FM is going to take over Fifth Third Ballpark on Tuesday, April 25 with a FREE mini-concert performance from Noah Cyrus and AJR!

Noah Cyrus will perform her hit song “Make Me Cry” along with some of her other songs atop the Whitecaps Home Dugout for a FREE performance.  She will be joined by AJR that evening.  As we said the show is FREE, we’ve even taken care of the parking for you.  All you need to do is to show up to the ballpark and enjoy a mini-concert by Noah Cyrus and AJR.  The show will start at 7:30pm with gates opening at 6:00pm.

Would you like to meet Noah or AJR.  Listen to Gravy & Rachael in the morning Monday – Friday.  When you hear a Noah Cyrus or AJR song call into the station and hopefully you will be caller number 10 as that person will win meet and greet with Gravy, Jackie, Noah Cyrus and AJR.  HOT FM Call in number is 1-888-451-1053.

Brought to you by Fifth Third Ballpark, Sony Red Records and the station that hooks you up with your favorite HOT FM artist…105.3 HOT FM!

for more information click here.

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Christmas Lite Show
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
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
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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Whitecaps Carnival
to May 22

Whitecaps Carnival

Starting on May 20th there will be a fun filled, family friendly carnival happening here at the ballpark. Dates and times of operation:

Friday May 20th - 4pm-10pm

Saturday May 21st - 12pm-10pm

Sunday May 22nd - 12pm-6pm

$20.00 All-you can ride wristbands

$1.25 single Ride Tickets

18 tickets for $20.00

Most Rides require 3-4 tickets

Rides will include:

  • Ferris Wheel
  • Sizzler
  • Super Shot
  • Magic Carpet
  • Tornado
  • Alien Encounters
  • Fun Slide
  • Fun House
  • Merry-go-Round
  • Speedway
  • Bear Fare
  • Go-Gator
  • Helicopters
  • Strawberry Ride

*Rides Subject to Change*

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