Community Events

Memorial Day Program

Cascade Township July Forth Celebration

Metro Cruise Warm-Up

Cascade Heritage Festival 2023

Memorial Day Program

Cascade Township Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 29, 2023 at 10:00am

Join us for our annual Memorial Day ceremony as we honor and remember those who have died in service to our country.  View our Ceremony Program and Speaker Profile.

This special community event will be held outside at Kent District Library – Cascade Township Branch, 2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE.


Cascade Township – July Fourth Celebration 



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4th of July Fire Truck 4th of July Motorcycle
4th of July Parade 4th of July children
4th of July Horses 4th of July Parade street


Cascade's Metro Cruise Warm Up

Parking lot of Fowling Warehouse, 6797 Cascade Road SE
4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24


Local car enthusiasts will once again show off their vintage wheels at the Cascade Metro Cruise Warm-Up on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 in the parking lot of the Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids! This free event is a locally organized event ahead of the annual 28th Street Metro Cruise. 

Visitors can expect to see as many as 150 unique autos from days gone by during the event. This event also features activities that will entertain the whole family, including face painting; balloon sculpting; live music by local band Six Pak; four food trucks; and a merchandise tent selling Metro Cruise-related attire.   

Interested in showing off your wheels? Registration is first-come, first-served the day of the event.  Organizers will also be handing out commemorative 2023 Metro Cruise Warm-Up dash plaques to participants. The quantity is limited, so get there early! 

For more information contact:

Carmen Villahermosa de Cox
John Knoppers


at the Thornapple Centre,  6797 Cascade Rd. (Fowling Warehouse GR parking lot). 
Music by The Soul Syndicate, Food Trucks, Face painting and Balloon Sculpting for the kids, Lots of Show Cars   

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office will auction off an opportunity to participate in a training session with its K-9 Unit.  


Cascade Heritage Festival - 2023



Celebrate the unique character and history of this area from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Cascade Heritage Festival. Now in its third year, this free, all-ages community event will again be outside on the grounds of Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Drive SE
The event will include a beer tent, food trucks, cornhole tournament and live music from Greg Hudkins.  Additionally, the Cascade Museum will be open 5-7 p.m. for attendees to learn Cascade’s rich history. 

There will be a variety of unique meals from local food trucks, as well as treats from Cascade’s own Frosty Boy ice cream shop. Attendees can cool off with beer, cider and soft drinks.

Cornhole Tournament

The cost to enter this year's cornhole tournament is $65 per team and includes two Heritage tokens per player.  

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Forest Hills Central Youth Wrestling Club. The prizes are $250 for first place and $100 for second place. 

For more details and a link to register for the cornhole tournament, visit

Parking is available on Orange Avenue and Hurley Street.