GRNow Weekend Guide July 31-August 2, 2015

+-*Summer fun continues this weekend with a plethora of outdoor festivals and concerts! Friday, July 31 Children’s Museum’s Birthday – The GR Children’s Museum celebrates 18 years from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a free animal-themed outdoor party on Sheldon that will have mask making, snow cones, bean bag toss, animal tattoos and much more. Tanger Outlets Grand Opening – […]


Get the Garden Party Started

+-*A local filmmaking crew is giving an old story a new twist — and you can be part of the project. Grand Rapids-based Shadow|Shine Pictures will begin shooting ‘Garden Party’, a modern satirical take on the Garden of Eden, in mid-August around the areas of Eastown and Aquinas College. “This is our first narrative piece,” says director Matthew Roland. “Our team is […]

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Overcoming Obstacles at the Eat Dirt Mud Run

+-*A local organization normally accustomed to challenging competitors with one of the toughest and muddiest events in the country is facing an obstacle of its own this year. The Eat Dirt Mud Run, an extreme 5K featuring a 60-foot mud slide, slippery hill climbs and mud pits will take place as planned next month, just ten weeks after the headquarters of the non-profit that manages […]


Nature Center Sells Homegrown Bounty at the Fulton Street Farmers Market

+-*Blandford Nature Center may be best known for its hiking trails, wildlife education center and historic village, but it also features a fully-working farm that produces vegetables you can purchase each Friday at the Fulton Street Farmers Market. Located just west of Blandford’s Visitor Center on Grand Rapids northwest side, the Blandford Farm grows kale, lettuce and tomatoes, to fennel, leeks, garlic and […]


GRNow Weekend Guide July 24-26, 2015

+-*It’s one of West Michigan’s most jam-packed weekends of the summer with Taste of GR, Coast Guard Festival, Movies in the Park, a balloon festival, Byron Days and much more! Friday, July 24 Coast Guard Festival – Grand Haven’s largest event attracting as many as 350,000 people returns for ten days of ship tours, of ship tours, parades, fireworks, live music, […]


Food Truck Looks to Fill Niche in Local Scene

+-*A new food truck hopes to fill a niche in the local mobile food scene when it makes its debut later this summer. Patty Matters is aiming to serve up specialty burgers year-round at events, parks and special occasions around the Grand Rapids area beginning in August. “I’ve been in the food service industry since I was 17 and have been planning a food […]

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GRNow Weekend Guide July 17-19, 2015

+-*Fireworks, baby food and motorcycles, all this weekend around Grand Rapids. Friday, July 17 Grand Rapids FC – The Grand Rapids Football Club is back at Houseman Field to take on Oakland United from Rochester Hills in minor league soccer action. Tickets are $10 with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. Classical Fireworks – Picnic Pops continues at Cannonsburg Ski Area […]