Labor Day Parade Returns to West Side E-mail
The annual parade to honor working men and women in Grand Rapids returns to the city's west side September 3. Kicking off at 10 a.m., the route will begin at Fulton Street and Mt. Vernon, near the GVSU campus, and proceed west to John Ball Park. The parade will feature floats, heavy equipment from the City of Grand Rapids, high school bands, marchers from various unions and 35-50 classic automobiles.

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JW Marriott Offers Inside Sneak Peak E-mail
The J.W. Marriott opened its doors Monday for a special interior sneak preview of the 24-story, 337-room luxury hotel opening in late September. The property is one of only three JW locations being dedicated around the world in 2007, and the only one in the United States.

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Polish Festival Returns to Calder Plaza E-mail
After a one-year hiatus, the celebration of Polish food, music and culture will return to Grand Rapids when the Dozynki Polish Harvest Festival opens on Calder Plaza August 24. Hosted by the Polish Heritage Society, the three-day event will feature continuous live polka, authentic food, cultural displays, children's activities and a beverage tent.

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Expanded 28th Street Metro Cruise Begins Aug 24 E-mail
Nearly 200,000 spectators and cars are expected to line 15 miles of 28th Street this weekend when the AT&T Metro Cruise returns to Grand Rapids' south side. Entering its third year, the popular event has been expanded to two days, August 24 & 25, and will feature live music, auto competitions and hundreds of classic show cars.

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43rd Annual Danish Festival Opens in Greenville E-mail
More than 80,000 visitors are expected this weekend as Greenville celebrates it heritage during the 43rd annual Danish Festival. The theme chosen for this year's festival is "The Year of Hans Christian Andersen and His Works", and is brought to life by Jeremiah VanderMark's Lego statue of Andersen on display at the event.

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Celtic Festival Takes to the Streets E-mail
This Saturday, downtown Rockford will be transformed into a scene from Scotland, Ireland and Wales as it celebrates Celtic Fest. This year’s festival boasts entertainment from several bands with a Celtic sound who will perform in the Garden Club Park and Rotary Pavilion as well as on the street.

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DeVos Place Attracts Scrapbooking Fans E-mail
More than 3,000 scrapbookers from around Grand Rapids and across the nation are expected to visit DeVos Place this weekend for the 4th Annual Great American Scrapbooking Convention. The two-day show opening July 27 celebrates the fast-growing scrapbooking hobby with workshops, over 80 vendor booths and cropping parties.

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2007 Coast Guard Festival Opens July 27 E-mail
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to pack Grand Haven this weekend when the 83rd Annual Coast Guard Festival opens July 27. The event celebrates the 217th year of the United States Coast Guard with a parade, memorial services, ship tours, a carnival, live entertainment and fireworks.

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