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(WZZM)- Get artsy this weekend with one of these spectacular events.

The Festival of the Arts has entered into its 44th year here in Grand Rapids.

The free, family-friendly event offers live performances from local dance squads and show groups. There is a variety of food to enjoy- everything from elephant ears to Ethiopian cuisine. Family-oriented activities include crafts and art demonstrations.

This is all happening in Downtown Grand Rapids around Calder Plaza. Hours for Saturday are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The event is free to attend.

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Hudsonville is offering an art-inspired event as well this weekend.

Art in the Park is now in its fifth year at Veteran's Park. Local artists will showcase their pieces for your enjoyment and purchasing. There will also be live music, food, and art demonstrations all day.

The event is also free and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veteran's Park, located at 3275 Central Blvd in Hudsonville.

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And who says dance isn't art?

Express yourself at the 2nd Annual Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Zumbathon.

Shake that groove thang with Zumba expert Kass Martin. She will be giving dance tutorials all evening. But don't be discouraged if you think you can't dance! All you need to know how to do is have fun.

Proceeds will benefit the Children's Hospital.

This is all happening at DeVos Place in Downtown Grand Rapids. You can register and pay at the door. Tickets are $30. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.

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