GR{KNOW} | The 6th Annual Grand Rapids Improv Festival Is Back

The GRIF (Grand Rapids Improv Festival) is returning to the Grand Rapids area. The festival will take place from Oct. 24-28 and is set to be the biggest and best yet with 38 troupes to participate in performances, workshops and special events. Each show during the festival will be taking place at The Comedy Project. Read on for a rundown of the […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival Receives Honorary Mention in Forbes Magazine

  Three cheers for the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival! This highly-anticipated event has been named as one of a dozen ‘Best Fall Wine Festivals in North America You Don’t Want to Miss’ by Forbes travel writer Sandra MacGregor. Learn more about the festival and why it should be added to your list of priority fall activities […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids Named “Top Minor League Market” by Sports Business Journal

Grand Rapids sports fans MAKE SOME NOISE! Our city’s minor league has been named the “Top Minor League Market” in the United states by Sports Business Journal. This is the latest in an extensive list of national honors for the West Michigan region. It extends to include the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins, the NBA G League’s Grand Rapids […]

*FREE* Live Artist Demonstrations

September 14th, 12-4, join LaFontsee Galleries for live artist demos from some of our professional artists. Walk through the gallery and visit each station to see showcases in painting, textile (quilting) work, and mixed media materials. Participating Artists include: -Kathy Mohl (painting ) https://www.lafontsee.us/kathy-mohl -Linda LaFontsee (mixed media) https://www.lafontsee.us/linda-lafontsee -Elizabeth Brandt (textiles) https://www.lafontsee.us/elizabeth-brandt -Eric Wieringa (painting) https://www.lafontsee.us/eric-wieringa Artists will demonstrate […]

GR{KNOW} | 4th of July Weekend Fun in West Michigan

July 4th week is upon us and we’re rounding up the best places to go to and enjoy those fireworks! If you are spending the holiday in the West Michigan area, check out a variety of suggestions below. Cascade Township July 4th Celebration: A book sale, parade, flyby, games, rides, music and fireworks all in one event? Well that’s what […]

GR{KNOW} | Fruit Fest Comes to Downtown Market Grand Rapids

  Summertime in West Michigan is all about splashing in the pool, going to the beach and eating those delicious summer fruits. The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is celebrating the season in a big way with Fruit Fest. Learn more about what you can expect when you drop by.  Event | Fruit Fest Location | Downtown Market Grand Rapids | […]

Care Resources Community Open House

On Saturday, June 15 Care Resources is unveiling their new space to the general public. Stop by and learn about the wide range of services they offer. Care Resources is a community-based program for people 55 or older that promotes healthy, independent living and helps prevent nursing home placement.

Festival of the Arts | A 50 Year Celebration

50.YEARS.STRONG aka HALF A CENTURY! Festival of the Arts is celebrating a major milestone as the longest running festival in Michigan and YOU’RE INVITED! Find out what you can expect when you attend this weekend’s event. The 2019 Festival of the Arts will take place on June 7, 8 and 9. This free event is a celebration of every type of […]

DAAC Finds New Location on Plainfield Avenue

  The Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) has been serving the Grand Rapids community as an artistic outlet for over 15 years. Back in 2013, the collective left their location on Division Avenue when the building come under new ownership. They are happy to announce that they have found a new venue! Where | 1553 Plainfield Avenue {Creston Neighborhood} About […]

15+ Spring and Summer Events on Grand Rapids’ West Side

As the weather heats up, Grand Rapids residents can look forward to fun activities happening all around the city. Since GRNow’s HQ is at the Hendrik (which makes us West Side residents) we have rounded up over 15 West Side events we ALL can look forward to. 5/16: The Holiday Spring Wine Event: Stop down to The Holiday from 6:30-9:30 […]