Annual Events

The DSAWM holds events that provide opportunities for the West Michigan Down syndrome community to come together. For more information on upcoming member events, please visit the DSAWM calendar.

Holiday Parties

Every December, DSAWM families gather in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo to visit with Santa and reconnect with friends. The Grand Rapids party, held at Meijer Gardens, is a member-only event. The next Holiday Party will be held on December 2, 2018.

Friends Just Like Me

Each spring, families experiencing Down syndrome are invited to Grand Rapids Childrens’ Museum for a private event to meet other families on the same journey. The next Friends Just Like Me will be held in May 2019.

Member Picnic

Each July, DSAWM families gather at Tunnel Park in Holland for a day of friends, food, and fun in the sun. The picnic is a member only event. The next Member picnic will be held on July 29, 2018.

Rock Your Socks Dance

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (3-21) by rocking your socks off at our Rock Your Socks Dance. The next Rock Your Socks Dance will be held on March 21, 2019.

Step Up for Down Syndrome

Each fall we kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month with a walk and celebration honoring people with Down syndrome. The next Step Up For Down Syndrome will be held on September 22, 2018 at Fifth Third Ballpark.