upcoming events


Come discover one of Michigan’s best kept secrets located on the west central side of the state.  A little piece of heaven called Big Rapids.

Enjoy a lazy, summer afternoon tubing down the majestic Muskegon River, a colorful, fall stroll along the Big Rapids Riverwalk  or how about a scenic snowmobile ride on the White Pine Trail offering nature at its finest.

Explore over 14,000 acres of state land, drop a line in one of our 100 plus lakes, or just kick back, relax and see where the current takes you. 

For more information contact us at 1-888-229-4FUN



Festival of Trees Reception

Date: November 5, 2014 Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The festival of Trees is an annual event in which community members donate trees, wreaths, and holiday gift items. The items and trees - decorated in their most creative holiday style, are presented at a special reception in November and auctioned off. Many bidders are attracted to the auction to buy these decorated items to help support the Big Rapids Hospital Foundation.  The trees are displayed for several days at different locations each year, and the exhibit is open to the public free of charge. Tickets to the reception are available from Hospital Trustees, the Foundation Board members, or from the Foundation office at (231) 592-4280.



Festival of Lights Christmas Parade

Date: November 22, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This popular parade features about 30 floats and groups of walkers loaded with Christmas lights, live reindeer, plus Santa & Mrs. Claus’ grand entrance!  A short program and tree lighting ceremony takes place after the parade in front of the downtown Chemical Bank branch.  Santa is available for visits after the ceremony at Big Rapids Furniture.  Prizes awarded to thmost creative float, float with the most lights, and the largest group of walkers.

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