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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grand Rapids Hottest New Restaurants

It’s hard to keep up with the booming culinary scene in Grand Rapids these days. With one of the best culinary schools in the country right down the street, GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, it’s no wonder there are so many excellent restaurants to dine at. Let’s take a closer look at the new kids on the block.   […]

Kick Off the Winter Season with a Holiday-themed Celebration in Downtown Grand Rapids

Photo credit The Rapid.     No Grand Rapids holiday season would be complete without the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Rosa Park Circle. This year, the Light Up Downtown will take place on Friday, December 1 from 5-7 PM. The entire evening will be filled with festive activities, so mark your calendars for a night of holiday fun! The […]