Our 20 Favorite Projects in GR for 2020 (A Letter)

Ionia Avenue looking from the new Residence Inn under construction   Dear family, friends and loved ones near and far, Happy New Year! It’s once again that time of year to give you an update on the exciting new projects going on around town, and of course, our favorites! Our little city continues to grow and bloom and there are […]

Beer, Racing, & Shopping Carts – Urban Miditarod

You may have heard of the Iditarod races that take place on the snowy banks of Alaska. But a Miditarod? Taking place in Grand Rapids? In the middle of summer? If this sounds silly to you, that’s exactly what it is! Read on to find out more about this event that will be taking place on August 4th right here […]

GRAM on the Green Summer Concert Series Returns for its 10th Season

The Grand Rapids Art Museum has been serving its community, bringing all forms of art to West Michigan residents. This summer is no exception as the museum is currently in its tenth season of GRAM on the Green, its annual outdoor summer concert series. This Thursday night free event includes food trucks, dancing and a cash bar and those who […]

Top 4th of July Fireworks in West Michigan

ALLEGAN COUNTY Allegan – All activities July 3. Parade at 5:30 p.m.; activities 6 p.m.; fireworks 10:15 p.m. Dorr Township – Festival July 1- 4; fireworks July 4 at dusk. Hopkins Township – Fireworks July 4 at dusk. Saugatuck-Douglas – Parade 2 p.m.; festival 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.; fireworks at dusk. BARRY COUNTY Gun Lake (Yankee Springs Township) – […]

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 […]

The Cars and Coffee Grand Rapids Event to Take Place at the Downtown Market June 15

If you love cars, and you love coffee, then oh boy, do we have the event for you! On June 15, from 7-10 PM, the Cars and Coffee Grand Rapids event will be taking place at the Downtown Market. Here, automotive enthusiasts from all around the country will be bringing their custom, exotic and high-performance cars to Grand Rapids, much […]

The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival Comes to Grand Rapids June 15-16

When we think of supporting the arts in our community, we think of music, paintings, dance performances…. But what about chalk? Although we may not think of it as such, chalk has been an art form used by many of us before we even started school and, with a bit of creativity, it can be elevated to be considered awe […]

6 Fun Things to do to Celebrate Father’s Day 2018

There is nothing more special than showing your love and appreciation for your dad on Father’s Day. Father’s Day is a day to commemorate all the great dads out there and bring families together in fun and exciting ways. Here are 6 awesome ways to spend the day with your day here in Grand Rapids. Charley’s Crab With a wide […]