Events & Activities in Allendale

50% Off Services

Allendale Charter Township

$14 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Coopersville Farm Museum – Up to Half Off

Coopersville

$16 $8

Quilts, tractors, and mementos of rural life housed in 12,000-square-foot facility that hosts live music, quilting circles, and line dancing

Up to 45% Off Wine or Beer Tasting at Hudsonville Winery

Hudsonville

$42.50 $25

After each sampling five different beers or wines, guests take a bottle of wine or a growler of beer home to enjoy

76% Off Golf-Discount Card from PGAC

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Membership cards grants two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 participating West Michigan golf courses for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

Up to 78% Off Six-Week Bootcamp from Renewal Body Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Fitness outdoor boot-camp classes build strength and flexibility over the course of six weeks in a tight-knit community of participants

Up to 54% Off All-Day Paintball Outing for Two or Four

Grandville

$62 $29

Indoor and outdoor battlefields invite sly sharpshooters to team up or stalk their prey with CO2-powered paintball guns

Half Off Cake Decorating Class

Grandville

$50 $25

Students learn how to beautify a cupcake from a highly skilled baker and decorator, with three cupcakes after class

49% Off Personal Training

Wyoming

$99 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

48% Off Spinning Classes

Wyoming

$50 $26

Instructors lead energetic rides on Star Trac stationary cycles amid lively music and a colorful light show

Up to 58% Off Bowling with Shoe Rental

West Grand

$24 $12

Pins clatter during three games of bowling at a two-story, 16-lane bowling center

42% Off Private Golf Lesson

Northview

$50 $29

Golf instructor breaks down swing mechanics and offers corrective advice to improve consistency and dependability

50% Off Pedal-Pub Cruise for Eight People

Grand Rapids

$280 $140

Pedal pubs are equipped with stereos and an iPod hookup; Groupon is valid for eight people, but can seat 16

Up to 67% Off Fitness Boot Camp

6th Street Bridge Park

$12 $6

Outdoor boot-camp sessions can be modified depending on participants' fitness level and incorporate weights and resistance exercises

Fortune Feimster – Up to $15 Off VIP Package

Wealthy Theater

$54.50 $39

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Bawdy comic of Last Comic Standing and Chelsea Lately fame scores raucous laughs

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

57% Off CrossFit

Grand Rapids

$150 $65

Members burn fat and build powerful muscle with high-intensity interval training methods built around functional movement

Up to 83% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Grand Rapids Karate

$125.95 $39

Master instructors with classes for kids and adults; focus on self-defense, self-confidence, and staying fit

Up to 57% Off Private Introductory Music Lessons

Madison Area

$44 $19

One-on-one introductory lessons for guitar, bass, drums, or piano

Up to 75% Off Adults' or Kids' Karate Classes

Northview

$175 $49

Karate instructors help children and adults build self-esteem and discipline while learning self-defense techniques

88% Off One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes

Grand Rapids

$300 $35

Get into shape with boot-camp classes, dance to cardio-inspiring beats during Zumba, tone with Pilates, or build muscles in Rock Hard 1,000

Up to 58% Off DIY Furniture Improvement Classes

Garfield Park

$60 $25

Learn how to make old furniture new again in classes that go over refinishing, painting, or reupholstering

Up to 57% Off Lessons at Mercury Guitar Studio

East Hills

$80 $40

Instructor teaches aspiring musicians how to play the guitar or bass in their favorite style; lessons are catered to the student’s goals

Up to 88% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

3150 Plainfield Avenue NRibeiro Jiu-Jitsu Grand Rapids

$100 $15

BJJ facility follows the Ribeiro lineage under the guidance of a head instructor who has shared the mat with black belts and world champs

Up to 70% Off Kids' Jiu Jitsu

Northview

$55 $19

Classes incorporate games while teaching kids the fundamentals of jiu jitsu, a Brazilian martial art focused on fitness and self-defense

$11 for an Ice-Skating Package

Cascade

$28 $11

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NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, onsite pro shop, and 5,000-square-foot lobby where visitors can watch all the action

Up to 81% Off MMA Classes

Creston

$99 $19

MMA studio leads classes in boxing fundamentals, MMA, and self-defense for all skill levels, as well as for women and children

Up to 63% Off Beer Samples

Grand Rapids

$16 $8

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Samples showcase 10 of the 25 draft beers made at the in-house brewery

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 67% Off at Elite Fitness and Health

Grand Rapids

$75 $29

This gym boasts ample amenities including childcare, and on-site smoothie bar, tanning beds, and group classes including LesMills Body Pump

Up to 60% Off Golf Lesson or Golf with Cart at The Highlands 

Grand Rapids

$49 $19.50

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Golf pros help players hone their skills in private lessons at a club that has hosted Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and other golf legends

Half Off Film Class

Forest Hills

$299 $149

Twice-weekly two-hour classes teach students basics of acting, producing, directing, and cinematography with hands-on experience

Up to 51% Off Cider Tasting at Jaden James Brewery

Kentwood

$23 $11.50

Tasters sip hard ciders with such flavors as raspberry, peach, and sweet cherry, and take home a howler of their favorite

60% Off Mixed Martial Arts Classes

Grand Rapids

$63 $25

Brazilian jiu-jitsu-based MMA, aikido, kendo sword-fighting or self-defense classes

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Body By Armr

West Grand

$100 $29

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen and condition muscles in short, intense bursts for quicker results

Up to 76% Off at Centennial Fitness

Cascade

$10 $2.90

18,000 sq. ft. gym with sauna and Hammer Strength weights; calorie-burning fitness classes like Zumba

46% Off Beer Tasting at Saugatuck Brewing Company

Douglas

$28 $15

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Visitors sample six of the microbrewery's beers, choosing from options such as Maggie's Irish Ale, Neapolitan Milk Stout, and Michigan Wheat

Up to 47% Off Theme-Park Visit at Nelis’ Dutch Village

Holland

$20 $11

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Brightly colored tulips sprawl across this Dutch-themed park that houses traditional Dutch art and food as well as rides and a petting zoo

Up to 55% Off a Scuba Lesson or Certification

Zeeland

$40 $20

Participants can try out scuba or embark on a full certification program that includes in-pool and open-water experiences

Up to 75% Off Karate Classes and Uniform

Holland

$194 $49

Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu–style karate classes emphasize self-defense through kicks and punches aimed at the body's key pressure points

51% Off Golf Lesson and Swing Analysis in Holland

Holland

$140 $69

Class A PGA-instructor Bruce Saip sharpens golfers’ swings in one-hour swing evaluation and half-hour private lesson

AJ's Family Fun Center – 40% Off

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

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Center hosts activities and amusements including go-karts, laser tag, bumper boats, and mini golf

Up to 50% Off Hot Tubbing at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Alpine

$25 $12.50

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Spend time relaxing in a hot tub suite themed for an exotic locale around the world

Up to 63% Off at Soaring Kite Yoga

Sparta

$60 $25

Skilled instructor guides students through a series of yoga poses to tone physiques, improve breath control, and build core strength

Up to 55% Off SUP Rentals at MACkite

Grand Haven

$55 $25

Paddleboarders gear up with personal flotation devices before heading onto placid lake waters for a unique view of Michigan's landscapes

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

66% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Victory Fit Camp

Power House Gym

$80 $27

30- to 60-minute boot camps take place indoors or on outdoor obstacle courses; workouts influenced by Marine Corps training techniques

Up to 52% Off at Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

$72 $36

27-hole golf facility incorporates mature trees that line fairways and rolling terrain that culminates at meticulously manicured greens

Up to 47% Off Shooting-Range Package

Dorr,MI

$71.99 $38

Only fully automated range in west Michigan offers shooting-range package with gear rental, targets, and ammunition

Up to 50% Off at North Kent Golf Course

Rockford

$39 $20

18-hole, par 70 golf course challenges players with dogleg turns, six water hazards, and fairway bunkers

64% Off Personal-Training Sessions at Studio30

Rockford

$140 $50

Sessions allow a more intimate setting for a better workout; small group training involves boot-camp-style classes six days a week

Up to 60% Off at Arrowhead Golf Course

Lowell

$36 $15

Creeks bisect multiple fairways, shaping the difficult tee-to-green layout of the 18-hole, par 72 course lined with oak and pine trees

60% Off Laser Tag and Roller Skating

Lowell

$40 $18

Housed in an old schoolhouse, this indoor roller rink and laser-tag arena entertains the young and young at heart

50% Off a Three-Hour Kiteboarding Lesson

Muskegon

$350 $175

A group lesson that include gear teaches up to 10 people kiteboarding fundamentals, water and wind safety, and kite-recovery techniques

Up to 59% Off Shooting-Range Lessons

Muskegon Pistol & Rifle Club

$119.90 $59

Personal instruction from professional handgun experts answer questions and demonstrate the basics before students practice on the range

Up to 50% Off Learn to Skate Class

Muskegon

$62 $31

Instructors get new students gliding on the right foot with five-week beginner ice skating programs

41% Off Dinner Cruise

Nelson

$116 $69

Coast Guard-approved boat carries twosomes out onto water for dinner cruise that features bourbon-glazed chicken and scenic coastline views

Up to 50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Westwood

$32 $18

Duos traverse a scenic nine-hole, 1,710-yard course in their own golf cart and bottles of water

50% Off Candy-Making Class at Cake N Candy

Kalamazoo

$40 $20

Two-hour candy-making class covers topics such as melting chocolate, using molds, and decorating snacks with confectionary coatings

45% Off Bowling

Allegan

$33 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off Individual Personal Training

Snap Fitness

$150 $69

Individual personal-training sessions with a focus on TRX suspension training and kettlebells

Up to 46% Off Golf in Eaton Rapids

Eaton Rapids

$36 $20

Three waterfalls, a pond, and more than 100 kinds of trees populate 9-hole course that draws visits from deer, turkey, and other wildlife

66% Off at Fit For Life Bootcamp

Fit For Life

$65 $22

High-intensity boot-camp sessions open to all fitness levels; meal plan included with sign-up

Up to 51% Off Yoga, Pilates, or Barre Classes

Mattawan

$56 $27.50

Tone your core during pilates, increase flexibility and strength during yoga, or work on butt-sculpting and lifting exercises with Barre

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes and Nutritional Consultation

Portage

$65 $25

Attentive instructors help clients tone physiques during yoga and Pilates classes; a dietitian analyzes health and sets goals

Up to 63% Off Personal Training

Battle Creek

$270 $99

Personal trainers push clients toward their fitness goals in one-hour one-on-one sessions held in a private training studio

49% Off

Mundy

$35 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 47% Off a Wine Tasting at Baroda Founders Wine Cellar

Baroda

$16 $10

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Each guest samples seven wines, five classic varieties and two speciality wines, during the winery visit

Half Off from Captain Hook's Charter Fishing

St. Joseph

$350 $175

Use provided fishing equipment on a four-hour fishing excursion

Up to 52% Off Golf at Maple Brook Golf Course

Charlotte

$60 $29

Designed by Tom Bendenlow, 9-hole course has invited golfers to traverse its gently rolling fairways since 1925

Up to 82% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$15 for Classes

Colonial Village

$29 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Services

Old Everett

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Round of Golf

DeWitt

$56 $28

18-hole course bookended by par 5s leads players from links-style front nine to wooded back-nine layout

Up to 80% Off Group Training Classes

Eastside

$120 $29

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Dedicated trainers aim to improve health & physiques with fitness programs in a 6000 sq. ft. newly remodeled facility with full amenities

Up to 74% Off at Victory Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Krav maga classes focus on quickly neutralizing opponents; family classes allow entire families to learn martial arts together

Up to 55% Off Fitness Classes or Membership

Downtown Lansing

$40 $19

Certified instructors teach trendy classes such as BodyPump by Les Mills, Insanity, TRX suspension training, and Zumba

Up to 67% Off All-Ages Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$73 $29

Experienced and credentialed instructors lead students of all ages in tae kwon do classes

Up to 59% Off Pilates

East Lansing

$60 $29

Skilled instructors can train bodies and minds to work in concert by guiding students through exercises that tone and shape muscles

Up to 62% Off 5K Mud Run

Holland

$79 $30

Mud run confronts entrants with 20–40 minutes of challenging terrain and various obstacles, ending in party and Facebook album

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According to an interview with mLive, Placid Wake Park's owner Scott Ferwerda can easily pinpoint the crown jewel of his wakeboarding park: a Sesitec System 2.0 cable that spans a 700-foot manmade lake.

"When you hit a rail and fall," Scott explains, the boat "has to come back and get you." Not so with cables. "With this, the operator sees you fall, stops the cable immediately, you swim 5 feet over to get a rope, and 10 seconds later, you are back up hitting the same things you just tried."

Riddled with optional obstacles, such as a pyramid playfully named the Ninja Turtle and a hydraulic rail on which to hide from creepy dragonflies, the cable lake is only one of Placid's two aquatic bodies. The boating lake branches out into three prongs, where wakeboarders, surfers, and waterskiers have the option to conquer currents the old-fashioned way—pulled by a boat and whistling the song from Steamboat Willie.

The park welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities, offering rental equipment and lessons with pro wakeboarders to individuals as well as families. On the shore, spectators can lounge on at picnic tables shaded by umbrellas or snag a front seat to the action atop an observation deck, and landlubbers can stay active by digging for seashells at the sand volleyball court.

8180 Placid Waters Dr.
Allendale Charter Township,
MI
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Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.

6101 Lake Michigan Dr
Allendale,
MI
US

Color Me Rad stages 5K races that transform runners into mobile rainbows by launching cheerful barrages of colored cornstarch. Each color station along the racetrack flings a new, nontoxic pigment at passersby, who wear white shirts to enhance the chromatic onslaught's costuming effects. Brilliant neon-blue, green, purple, and yellow clouds dapple participants along the way, and the race concludes with a prismatic finish-line finale as sprinters chuck colors at each other in celebration. The race's noncompetitive credo shifts the emphasis from speed to silliness, and a portion of its proceeds go to local charities.

Upon registration, each runner collects a Color Me Rad T-shirt, sunglasses, sponsor gifts, and a race bib. Though they don't receive a gift packet, runners younger than 8 years old can sprint for free, provided they have a waiver signed by a guardian and won't give in to demands for gold from confused leprechauns.

1 Campus Dr
Allendale,
MI
US

At the 6,532-yard Pigeon Creek Golf Course, few trees border the fairways and 11 lakes dominate the wide-open layout. The water-laden design forces players to demonstrate deft control off the tee or convert underperforming wedges into fishing poles with divot-tool lures. If players can stay on dry land and efficiently roll their golf balls into the welcoming confines of the cup, they can make a play for the course par of 71.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-71 course
  • Total length of 6,532 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 71 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 116 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

10195 120th Ave
West Olive,
MI
US

Writing and gross motor skills; math and nutrition; fine motor skills and social etiquette. Physical and social development may seem unrelated, but connecting the two can boost cognitive ability in growing children. That’s why WisdomGym Preschool always incorporates movement into its academic sessions. WisdomGym is just one branch of the Horizon Complex, which fosters a healthy community by teaching kids of all ages dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading skills.

Children as young as 4 months old can participate in gymnastics classes that help build motor skills through playful routines and exercises. At age 2, children can begin dance classes that progress to advanced levels of ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. In cheerleading classes—for ages 4 and older—students can practice tumbling and chants with the goal of one day learning to successfully chumble. As kids play, parents can wait out in the lobby and peer through the windows that open into most classrooms.

6462 Center Industrial Dr
Jenison,
MI
US

With three Michigan locations, Action Water Sports carries boats, water-sports equipment, and apparel to help customers fully enjoy the state's aquatic playgrounds. Their staff of authorized boat dealers educates customers on watercraft, and was recently ranked No. 25 on BoatingIndustry.com’s Top 100 Dealers list. In addition, their factory-trained technicians provide customers with regular boat maintenance, receiving annual training to learn more about boating innovations and techniques to keep boats afloat while changing their tires.

Action Water Sports’ pro shop outfits adventurers with Radar Skis and Ronix Wakeboards along with wetsuits, lifejackets, towable tubes and apparel and accessories by Oakley, Roxy, and O'Neill. While browsing shelves, shoppers may inquire about Action Water Sports’ lineup of summer events and clinics to improve their wakeboarding, surfing, and skiing skills.

4155 32nd Ave
Hudsonville,
MI
US