GR{KNOW} | 8th Annual Live Museum During Black History Month At Woodland Mall

For the eighth year, Woodland Mall is partnering with New Hope Baptist Church for their unique “live museum” event to celebrate the lives of important African American figures. The “live museum” will be taking place on Saturday, February 29 from 2-5 PM. This event features actors portraying notable African American individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of sports, […]

GR{KNOW} | 2019 Uptown Holiday Shop Hop

The “most wonderful time of the year” is upon us which means shopping season is kicked into high gear. If you are working on scratching the names off of your holiday list, the Grand Rapids Uptown Holiday Shop Hop is an event you won’t want to miss. Learn more about this year’s event highlights.  Date & Time | Thursday, December […]

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 […]

#GRANDNEW | Amped Reality Takes Grand Rapids Entertainment to the Next Level

Have you ever wanted to go to space? Or immerse your body into your favorite video game? Not only is new technology making that possible, but you don’t have to travel far to get these types of experiences. Amped Reality is bringing it right to Grand Rapids with their virtual reality experience center! Date Opening | Open Now Location | […]

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 | […]

Family Fun | 4 Walker/Standale Events That Should Be On Your Radar This Summer

Walker/Standale are one in the same. This suburb located just west of Grand Rapids, is a vibrant community known for being a terrific place to live, work and grow. This summer, the city will be hosting several exciting events. Read on for a complete lineup of what’s to come. June 10 | Summer Fun Kick Off Carnival: Hosted by the Kent District […]

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 […]

Proposal to Build a Grocery Store in Eastown Awaits Approval

As Grand Rapids continues to grow, unused spaces are being scouted for their potential to become a part of the thriving business community. To this end, Jacey Ehmann – president and founder of Grand Rapids’ Metric Structure – has purchased the property located at 1201 Wealthy St. SE {corner of Wealthy & Fuller} in hopes to build a grocery store. […]

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Announces the Opening of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Sculpture Garden

The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has long been a haven for art and nature. In their efforts to consistently provide a new experience for Grand Rapids locals, they have just announced the opening of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Sculpture Garden. Find out more about what you can expect when you visit. The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Sculpture […]

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 […]