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 | […]

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. […]

Registration Has Begun for Turkey Trot 2018

Photo courtesy of MLive Thanksgiving Day is a time for reflection and being with family. Start your Thanksgiving off right this year by participating in the Grand Rapids 2018 Turkey Trot. Registration has just begun so be sure to reserve your spot! The Turkey Trot is a 5k run that starts at 8 AM on Thanksgiving Day at Van Andel […]

Where’s Waldo in downtown GR

Teams will meet in Calder Plaza at 1:00PM for instructions as over 25 Waldos take to the streets of downtown Grand Rapids. There are some ArtPrize kid activities happening in Calder Plaza, so we will meet in the north side of the plaza (practically right under the actual Calder artwork). Teams will race (from 1:15- 3:30) to see who can […]

New Co-Chairs Appointed for the 2019 Festival of the Arts

Photo courtesy of America’s Story As the Festival of the Arts looks forward to its 50th anniversary in June of 2019, the organization is excited to announce its honorary co-chairs for the event. Glenn Del Vecchio, Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Ballet, and James Sofranko, Artistic Director for the Grand Rapids Ballet have been elected for this honorary position. […]

Free Admission and Spark!Lab at the Holland Museum

Photo courtesy of CODART This Monday, Sept. 10, the Holland Museum will be opening its doors, granting free admission to all visitors from 4 PM – 8 PM. This will be a great opportunity for guests to see the museum’s permanent collections as well as experience Spark!Lab, an interactive space for kids to be inventors. Find out more about this […]

The Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces Two New Exhibits Coming This Fall

Photo courtesy of Rapid Growth Media The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an institution that has long been serving the West Michigan area providing unique exhibits and an education on the history of Kent County and beyond. The museum is excited to announce that it will be opening two new exhibits this fall, Expedition: Dinosaur and Toys! Find out more […]

LABOR FEST 2018

The 10th annual FREE West Michigan Labor Fest will be held on Labor Day along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids at the beautiful Ah-Nab-Awen Park in front of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. September 3, 2018 11:00am – 5:00pm FREE all day admission to the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Bring a blanket to sit on the hill […]