Special Events and Family Programs

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Ada Parks hosts a number of special events and family programs throughout the year.

Join us for these exciting fall events at the Parks!

 Registration for these events is required. Please, email mfitzpatrick@adatownshipmi.com with specific inquiries and to register.

Grand River Run on Saturday Sept. 30 for all ages and skills

"Artistry of Autumn and Photo Poetry" on Thursday Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m.- view beautiful autumn photographs with commentary as well as photo tips and tricks by photographer Richard Havenga

"A River Runs Through It" on Thursday Oct. 12, 7-8 p.m. - presentations to update you on the status, changes and initiatives on the Grand River

"Reading the Night Sky" on Thursday Oct. 19, 7:00 p.m. - indoor program followed by an outdoor sky watch

"Creatures of the Night" on Thursday Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m. - special presentation by the Outdoor Discovery Center featuring live reptiles, amphibians, and birds

Special Events

  • July 4th Parade and Fireworks
  • August in Ada Children's Festival
  • "Beers on the Bridge"
  • River Clean Up Days
  • The GRAND RIVER RUN 8K, 5K and 2K
  • Educational Programs such as "Birds of Prey", "Bats", "Michigan Geology", and "Build a Bird Feeder"
  • Winter Hikes with snowshoes and cross country skis

Grand River Run

The Grand River Run offers 3 events starting at 9:00 a.m. There were timed runs at 8K and 5K distances and a 2K Family Fun Run/Walk. Information about the Grand River Run is found at



August in Ada Children's Festival

Held at Ada Park, August in Ada hosts local businesses and organizations aimed at serving our community's youth. Visit for activities, pony rides, balloons, great food and an afternoon in the park!

Build a Bird Feeder Program for Adults/Families