GR{KNOW} | 21 New{er} Local Eats + Sips

What’s for dinner? In a city like Grand Rapids you’d think that would be an easy decision. There’s no doubt that the Grand Rapids restaurant scene has been booming over the past few years. With new local eats popping up on a weekly basis you may feel overwhelmed. Today, we’re answering that everyday question {and our most frequently asked} by […]

#RaiseAGlass For ANOTHER Sold Out Weekend

Wine lovers in Grand Rapids will not want to miss out on the Raise a Glass Wine Tour. It is an upscale exclusive experience that gives guests the opportunity to have a taste or culture and conversation through wine and food. Find out why you will want to add a Raise a Glass Wine Tour to your local bucket list. […]

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 | […]

GR{KNOW} | Design Updates to the Exterior of the Van Andel Arena Underway

Van Andel Arena is in the heart of Grand Rapids and a terrific venue for major concerts and sporting events. Now there will be even more to look forward to when you visit the arena for an event. Plans are in the works for an exterior facelift to make the location more modern and practical. The project will include an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our 19 Most Anticipated Projects For GR for 2019

  With the year ending with stock market volatility, political turmoil, affordable housing debates, parking debates and many other things to give us all a bit too much anxiety, we thought it would be a great opportunity during this holiday season to celebrate the continued growth in our thriving community. While many local development gurus expected that 2019 would slow […]

Sustainable Event Culture

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host a forum on sustainable conventions, events, and the development of a sustainable event culture in Grand Rapids and West Michigan on Monday, December 10 at DeVos Place Convention Center. A panel of local leaders will discuss why sustainable conventions and events are important to Grand Rapids as a community and what meeting facilities […]

Inclusion First: Engage. Educate. Equip.

Why Inclusion? To transform ourselves, our churches, and our community to be more inclusive to our LGBT+ neighbors. Grow with us during this week-long community-building project with our LGBT+ neighbors, led by Luke Dowding, LGBT+ leader, activist, and consultant from London, UK. TED Talks & Dessert: Sunday, November 4, 6 – 8 pm Five inspiring speakers share their experiences of […]

City Chapel Opens at City Flats Hotel on Oct 7

Photo courtesy of Charter House Innovations In this world of hustle and bustle, a place of worship can represent a sanctity; a place where you can get away from it all and join with members of your community. Grand Rapids residents can look forward to a brand new place where they can embrace their religion; the City Chapel will be […]