Nov. 20: Events in Mecosta County

Looking for something to do? Here’s a list of local community and nonprofit events. Please check with your club or organization to be certain of meetings, outings and classes, as they may be canceled due to bad weather or COVID-19. If any listing is inaccurate or to submit an event, contact Julie Norwood at 231-592-8358 or [email protected]

• Auxiliary Fall Craft Show & Expo: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov 20, at Big Rapids Eagles 2535, 18361 16 Mile Road, Big Rapids. Event will offer holiday gift ideas from more than 45 vendors. For additional details, call the Eagles at 231-796-6453.


• Festival of the Lights Parade and Tree Lighting: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in downtown Big Rapids. Features parade, tree lighting, caroling, hot chocolate, live reindeer, and a visit from Santa.

• Holiday Market Open House: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at Artworks 106 N. Michigan Ave Big Rapids.

• Community Thanksgiving: 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 408 W. Bellevue, Big Rapids. Community members who may be alone or in need are invited to a sit-down Thanksgiving dinner at no cost. Please RSVP at 231-796-6684.

• Black Friday Craft and Vendor Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Mecosta Township Hall, 18729 11 Mile Road, Big Rapids.