Ignite: The Neighborhood 5k

Join the Madison Square Neighborhood for a 5k Run/walk! We will be having free yoga lead by Funky Buddha, DJ, interactive Art, yard games, food/drinks, tailgating for the big Michigan vs Michigan State foot ball games and more! Activities for kids of all ages! This is a family event, so all are welcome!

Grand Rapids Public Schools to Host the School Choice Expo and Fall Family Harvest

Photo courtesy of Dissolve When choosing a school for your child there are many factors to consider and it isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. Luckily, Grand Rapids Public Schools will be hosting the School Choice Expo and Family Harvest Festival which will help parents find the school that is right for their child. This event will be taking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Love INC’s HayDay 5k

Love In the Name of Christ is partnering with Hudsonville Chamber & the city of Hudsonville’s Urban HayDay Event to bring you the second annual HayDay 5k! This official run will travel through the Love INC neighborhood and scenic Elmwood Lake paved trail, raising awareness and funds for the local nonprofit, Love INC, which exists to support and serve the […]

Improvements to the Look of Huff Park Call for a Scavenger Hunt!

The City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is constantly working to make the city safer and more attractive. Recently, the organization has made improvements to the boardwalk at Huff Park. To celebrate, the city will be holding a scavenger hunt this Friday, July 13. This will give locals an opportunity to explore the boardwalk while children can engage […]

Griffins to Kick Off the 15th Annual Lids at the Library Event

We all know how important helmet safety is and, to raise awareness, the Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey Team will be hosting the ‘Lids at the Library’ event. Lids at the Library will include a number of fun community events including the giving away of two hundred bike helmets. The helmets will be given to children aged 1-12 at local library […]

Detroit’s Original Coney Island Scheduled to Open in Grand Rapids

The taste of a Coney Island hot dog is one that is rarely duplicated and can be difficult to find. Grand Rapids residents will be thrilled to learn that this flavor experience is one that will be available to them daily due to the opening of Detroit’s Original Coney Island which is scheduled for the end of July. Read on […]

20 Places to Cool Off in Grand Rapids: Swim Edition!

The temperature is rising here in West Michigan and everybody could use a swim! Pools and lakes are super fun ways to spend the day with your friends and family, and there are tons of fantastic and affordable options right near Grand Rapids. Here are 20 places to cool off! Long Lake Park – Open natural areas with a mile of water on […]