february, 2018

03feb10:00 am4:00 pmEthnic Heritage Festival10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Event Details

Join the GRPM on Saturday, February 3, 2018 for the annual Ethnic Heritage Festival. The Festival is a day-long celebration of music, dance, crafts and food representing the various ethnic groups that call West Michigan home. The City of Grand Rapids and the surrounding region have a long standing history of diversity and various cultural traditions dating back from early explorers and fur traders, to modern day cultural rituals from new residents of the region.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. and features a variety of organizations, performances, beer tastings and presentations. Event activities are included with general admission to the Museum.

The Museum Café will feature ethnic food selections and a special International Beer Tasting will take place from 1-4 p.m. International Beer Tasting is $5 per person; must be 21 or older.

Colorful performances will take place throughout the day in the Meijer Theater. See below for a schedule of performers!

Chinese Dance Group 10:30 a.m..
PRCUA Malbork Dance Group 11:00 a.m.
SRNB Dance Academy 11:30 a.m.
Kalamazoo College Taiko Team 12:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo College Taiko Team 12:30 p.m.
Ballet Folklorico Sol Azteca 1:00 p.m.
Myra Maimoh 1:30 p.m.
Belly Dance Grand Rapids 2:00 p.m.
KPop Group Evolution  2:30 p.m.
India Link 3:00 p.m.
Imani Singers of Grand Rapids 3:30 p.m.


Visitors will be able to view the Museum’s exhibitions, with two specific exhibitions having a primary focus on diversity and culture: Newcomers: The People of This Place which highlights the ethnic groups that have settled the Grand Rapids area, and Anishinabek: The People of this Place which focuses on the Native American culture in the region.

Sign up to be a part of Ethnic Heritage Festival!


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504