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From tater tots and beer to colorful runs, GRNow has rounded up the Top 15 Events for July. These events are guaranteed to make your July one to remember! Be sure to mark your calendars with all the fun festivities listed below. Remember to tag us on social media (#grnow) and check back to see what’s in store for the next month.
Tator Tots + Beer Fest – July 8th
The most Delicious Tater Tots & Beer Festival is coming to Grand Rapids, MI.
Come and sample dozens of domestic, imported and crafted beers and sample delicious tater tot creations for your guilty dining pleasure. Combined with all of the beer you can legally drink, delicious tater tots, a side of live music and fun times… this event will be a day you will never forget. You just may have dreams about it for a long time afterwards.
Taste Of Grand Rapids
Date: July 21-22, 2017 | Time: 10am-11pm | Facebook
Join us at John Ball Park for this two day annual event where the community comes out to enjoy some of the best food Grand Rapids has to offer, along with some great beer, wine and spirits. In addition there will be some awesome local live bands playing a variety of music.
Rise Up 5K
People of all walks of life, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations will RISE UP together across the nation for the world’s largest running/walking event. With a collective voice of footsteps, we will run to the cadence of liberty, freedom, and justice for ALL.
This virtual run is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, or on a treadmill.
On Tap: Craft Beer Fest
Date: July 15, 2017 | Time: 3pm-7pm | Facebook
The 5th annual Grand Rapids On Tap Craft Beer Festival is back in Beer City with the biggest and best festival yet. This July, we’ll be pouring up good times and great craft beer at Calder Plaza on Saturday, July 15th from 3-7pm. They don’t call you Beer City for nothing. So, we’re bringing over 100 different craft beer styles for your sampling pleasure from more than 50 of America’s best breweries. Just in case you need a break from the drinking, we’ll also have live music entertainment and food available for purchase and local vendor booths to peruse.
Date: July 29, 2017 | Time: 9am-11am | Facebook
Your dreams are about to get more colorful, Grand Rapids! Step into a world where anything is possible, unicorns are real, and foam clouds make everything better. More details to come. Check back often.
Women Unite: Break Through Convention
Date: July 1, 2017 | Time: 9am-9pm | Facebook
This Power Packed Convention Will Unite & Impact Women Across The Globe.
GR POPs: Women Rock
Date: July 27-28, 2017 | Time: 7:30pm | Facebook
WOMEN ROCK features the music of Carole King, Holly Knight, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Minnie Riperton, Heart and Carly Simon and honors these powerful female rockers and songwriters who changed rock and roll forever.
Soloists include 2017 Grammy Award Nominee singer/songwriter Cassidy, star of A Night with Janis Joplin Katrina Rose Dideriksen and the Broadway, TV and Jazz vocal star Shayna Steele who most recently starred in Hairspray Live on NBC!
Coast Guard Festival
Date: July 28-August 6, 2017 | Time: 10am- | Facebook
The focus of the annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is the National Coast Guard Memorial Service honoring those who sacrificed their lives in the service of their country while fulfilling their motto “SEMPER PARATUS” (“Always Ready”). Each year since the first picnic in 1924 and the first festival in 1937, we have celebrated our heroes, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard with fun filled family events at the annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival. Grand Haven is honored by its designation as “Coast Guard City, USA” by an Act of Congress and signed by the President of the United States on November 13, 1998.
Running Of The Bulls Virtual 5K
Date: July 9-31, 2017 | Time: 8am-10am | Website
THIS IS A VIRTUAL RACE. Did you know that the Running of the Bulls takes place in Spain in July? To take part in the action, we invite you to join our Running of the Bulls 5K & 10K. Are you ready to run from the bulls?
The price is $17 and that includes your medal, bib and shipping. Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to The Arthritis National Research Foundation.
Museum Under the Stars
Date: July 15, 2017 | Time: 9:45pm-11:30pm | Facebook
Come join us to learn about the night sky and it’s constellations! We will begin with a brief talk of the constellations. Throughout the night, we will have our telescopes readily aimed at various night sky objects for the public to view!
Eastern & Alger Popup Market
Date: July 15, 2017 | Time: 9pam-3pm | Facebook
The streets of the Alger Heights business district will be lined with booths by local artisans and vintage dealers filled with all kinds of antiques, home décor, furniture, clothing, jewelry, Made-in-Michigan items & more.
Grandwich 2017 is here. Join us in picking the best Grandwich in the City.
this sandwich competition has grown with support from local organizations who wanted to help make Nicole’s concept a reality. Over 50 different businesses have competed in the competition’s six years of existence, many returning year after year to take their shot at the “Grandwich Winner” title.
94.9FM Summer Jam
Date: July 15, 2017 | Time: 8pm-11:59pm | Facebook
The Hype Magazine and Star Life Tours bring Hip Hop’s newest Rap tour for 2017. Multi-Platinum Recording Artist SILKK THE SHOCKER headlines featuring Young D Tha Champion and Li Lii Lashawn of Detroit Michigan. Young Optu, Breenah & Bianca , DEJAVU MUSIC, Curti Ashell, Carolyne Scott, Yoson Tala,and many others are coming to a city near you. Grand Rapids Michigan has July 13 2017 and July 15 2017 tour dates at the 36th Street Lounge. DJ Prodigy and DJ Word on the beats, 94.9FM WYGR HotRod On The Hook, DJ Zach & Haley The Voice along with Celebrity Comedian Brandon Queshawn.
Purchase Tickets here.
Date: July 15, 2017 | Time: 7pm-11pm | Facebook
Hey Grand Rapids! Neon Zonkey is coming to town with over 300,000 cubic feet of foam and 800 gallons of paint. While you’re getting lost in the wave of foam and the splatter of paint we’ll have our dj’s playing today’s hottest music.
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