August 2023

Before our season officially launches in October, take advantage of the gorgeous Michigan summers by joining us for outdoor performances at two unique venues. Grand Rapids Ballet is thrilled to bring back our second annual FREE Summer Dance Festival outside the Peter Martin Wege Theatre. Experience the diversity of art here in our hometown as Grand Rapids Ballet and other local dance groups representing a multitude of genres perform in a festive atmosphere, complete with food trucks, beer and wine! Then join us at the amphitheater at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on August 29 for an evening of ballet under the colorful summer skies. Featured works will include Elemental Brubeck with choreography by Lar Lubovitch and music by renowned jazz composer Dave Brubeck. We are also thrilled to bring back Who Cares? choreographed by George Balanchine with exciting choreography featuring the full company and romantic pas de deux set to Gershwin tunes such as “I’ve Got Rhythm” and “The Man I Love.”

Our Summer Series is generously sponsored by Varnum LLP.


Summer Festival | August 25-26, 2023

Join Grand Rapids Ballet from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. outside of the Peter Martin Wege Theatre for two FREE evenings of dance, food, drinks, and more!

Frederik Meijer Gardens | Tuesday, August 29, 2023

    • The performance begins at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets are free for Meijer Gardens members and included in admission for other guests.
    • Tickets are available on the day of the performance in the Meijer Gardens Welcome Center or Amphitheater Box Office beginning at 5 p.m.
    • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, located at:
      1000 E Beltline Ave NE
      Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Chairs of all heights are welcome, and the permanent seats at the rear of the amphitheater are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


August 25 & 26, 2023

Grand Rapids Ballet is thrilled to bring back out second annual FREE, outdoor Summer Dance Festival! Taking place Friday, August 25, and Saturday, August 26, 2023, Grand Rapids Ballet welcomes West Michigan to enjoy two evenings of world-class dance, tasty food, and beer tents all under the evening skies outside of the Peter Martin Wege Theatre.




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