Michigan camping: The original staycation

Five spots to check out for late summer / early fall getaways close to home Concerns of safety, closures and cancellations have limited travel during the pandemic, making both outdoor activities and nearby destinations popular for even the most brief break from the new norm. Fortunately for Michiganders, there is no shortage of options: From kayaking to frisbee golf, there […]

GR{KNOW} | Meet Grand Rapids Girls Pint Out

Beer City USA isn’t just for the boys!  Grand Rapids Girls Pint Out’s mission is to build a network of women who love craft beer, while also playing an active role in this community. In doing so, they connect through social media, blog posts and events for local beer loving women.   Girls Pint Out originated in Indianapolis, IN in 2010 […]

GR{KNOW} | The Pack Indoor Dog Park Coming Soon To Grand Rapids

It was us. “We let the dogs out.” West Michigan dog parents REJOICE! A new space for your pup to play is coming soon to Grand Rapids. Meet The Pack Indoor Dog Park – the first of it’s kind in Michigan! Location | 5205 West River Drive NE {in Comstock Park} Speciality | Off Leash Dog Park | Dog Day […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids Named One Of The Top ‘Beercation’ Cities by Travel and Leisure

Hey GR, we made it onto another travel destination list! Beer City USA is now known as one of the Top Cities for a ‘BEERCATION’! Here at GRNow, we’d like to thank the Travel and Leisure for solidifying our spot on the map. The online magazine recently published an article recommending getaways for beer lovers and Grand Rapids made it to […]

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} | 8 Exciting Updates You Need To Know About Woodland Mall

The Woodland Mall has long been a staple of the Grand Rapids area since its opening in 1968. It’s ongoing expansion has been an exciting topic locally for some time now. Recently, the mall has undergone a $100 million renovation that has led to the opening of a new west wing featuring new retailers who debuted their shops in recent […]

GR{KNOW} | The 6th Annual Grand Rapids Improv Festival Is Back

The GRIF (Grand Rapids Improv Festival) is returning to the Grand Rapids area. The festival will take place from Oct. 24-28 and is set to be the biggest and best yet with 38 troupes to participate in performances, workshops and special events. Each show during the festival will be taking place at The Comedy Project. Read on for a rundown of the […]

GR{KNOW} | Third Nature Brewing Company Grand Opening In Rockford

Beer City USA has definitely made its mark, especially in the craft brew space. Third Nature Brewing Co. may be #GRANDNEW to the brewery scene, but plans to give West Michigan residents another reason to take a detour into Rockford. This rustic brewery and taproom will be hosting its grand opening on October 28. Learn more about why you should be […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival Receives Honorary Mention in Forbes Magazine

  Three cheers for the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival! This highly-anticipated event has been named as one of a dozen ‘Best Fall Wine Festivals in North America You Don’t Want to Miss’ by Forbes travel writer Sandra MacGregor. Learn more about the festival and why it should be added to your list of priority fall activities […]

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 […]