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Grand Rapids Creameries

+-*Now that summer is in full swing, we are ready to head out into town and eat all of the ice cream and frozen yogurt available—and we are sure you are too. Before you make the mistake of eating some bland ice cream that will just disappoint, we compiled a collection of the top creameries of Grand Rapids that are guaranteed […]


GRNow Weekend Guide July 3-5, 2015

+-*Celebrate the July 4th holiday with fireworks, parades, festival, live music, soccer and much more this weekend. Friday, July 3 Allegan’s July 3 Jubilee – Head to downtown Allegan on the evening before July 4th for a parade, family-friendly entertainment, live music and dancing and fireworks at 10:15 p.m.. Grand Rapids FC Soccer – Grand Rapids’ new soccer club has attracted […]


New Joint Serves up Barbecue and Charm with a Twist

+-*You don’t have to go far in Grand Rapids anymore to find decent barbecue, especially with the addition of the one of the city’s newest joints, Horseshoe Smokehouse. Located just southwest of the downtown core in a historic building at 333 Grandville, the recently-opened eatery is aiming to serve up traditional barbecue with a unique twist. Horseshoe’s name pays tribute to the Horseshoe […]


Joshua Davis: Living the Dream

+-*Becoming a household name wasn’t the dream Joshua Davis was pursuing when he began following his musical passion. More, the dream was to make a living doing what he loves. Though he aims to shine a light on Michigan’s creativity in arts, music and social movements, which range from ecology to equity—maintaining integrity as a musician is his true cause. […]


Sample Cider on Fridays at the Fulton Street Farmers Market

+-*Packed with local vendors selling everything from fruits and vegetables and flowers to baked desserts and granola, the Fulton Street Farmers Market on Saturday mornings is always a top summer destination in Grand Rapids. But you can beat the crowds by visiting the Market a day earlier, while getting the added bonus of shopping from unique local businesses like The People’s Cider Co. Now […]


New Japanese Garden Helps Meijer Gardens Shatter Attendance Records

+-*Although open for just a couple weeks, the new Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has already helped shatter attendance records. More than 80,000 guests visited the Gardens last month, 25% higher than any previous June in the botanical gardens’ history, including 2010 when the popular Chihuly exhibit was on display and 2004 when the popular Lena Meijer Children’s Garden […]


25 Restaurants Set for 16th Annual Taste of Grand Rapids

+-*Back for a 16th year, the annual Taste of Grand Rapids will bring local cuisine and free live entertainment to John Ball Park July 24 and 25. 25 area restaurants will be on hand both days, offering visitors everything from Italian to Jamaican, and Middle Eastern to barbecue. Participating eateries include Le Kabob, Sandmann’s, Fajita Republic, Little Warsaw Catering and Crooked […]


GRNow Weekend Guide June 26-28, 2015

+-*There are plenty of chances to support local artists this weekend at Eastown’s Bizarre Bazaar and the Grand Haven Art Festival. Plus it’s time for Electric Forest and the GRASP Comic Expo makes its debut. Friday, June 26 Meijer State Games – Athletes from around Michigan are invited to compete in the Olympic-style games set up at venues across Grand […]

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New Battle of the Breweries Event will Raise Money for Charity

+-*Vote for your favorite local breweries while raising money for charity at an all-new event planned for The DeltaPlex. At the inaugural Battle of the Breweries on September 26, attendees of the outdoor competition can decide which microbreweries have the best beer and which one will be crowned champion. Mostly Michigan-based breweries are signed up to take part including Founders, Jaden […]