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  • Run Through History with Grand Rapids Running Tours
    Regardless of what city you live in, it’s easy to overlook the familiar parts of it while traveling the same roads and routes every day. The same can be said for those visiting new cities for the first time. Sometimes you’re so caught up trying to navigate your new surroundings that you ignore the more unique aspects of the place you’re visiting. So, what’s the best way to become more aware of you...
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  • Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2017 Goes out to Lunch
    Restaurant Week GR gives diners a chance to explore local cuisine with unique and tasty choices at great prices on August 9 – 20. Thanks to the addition of lunch this year, you can close your kitchen and discover great food at over 70 area restaurants throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area. For eight years, Restaurant Week GR has given diners an opportunity to enjoy a specially prepared, three-...
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  • Make the Most of Grand Rapids During the 2017 State Games of America
    Grand Rapids is thrilled to welcome athletes, enthusiasts, and families to the 2017 State Games of America! For the first time, Michigan will host this prestigious event, and Grand Rapids is the perfect location to welcome 12,000 visitors to “The Mitten State.” Because there is so much to do in West Michigan, guests should plan to make their trip a true vacation. With so much to do around town, Au...
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  • ArtPrize Pitch Night Winners Bring Big, Bold Designs to Grand Rapids
    The world’s largest art competition is mixing things up again with an incredible shift in how the public votes and an expansion of its “Pitch Night” program, bringing in large-scale work to six must-see venues. Call it egalitarian. Call it art for the masses. Call it the best way to get people excited about art since toast art (no really, that’s a thing). Whatever you call it, ArtPrize is now kno...
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  • The Grand Rapids Outdoor Summer Music Guide
    Winter hibernation is finally over and the best time of year has arrived for Michiganders. The hot weather pulls kids and adults alike out of hibernation and into the great outdoors, taking them anywhere from the lakeshore to open fields. There are plenty of ways to entertain yourself outside, one of the best being outdoor live music.  While we often find ourselves looking for any excuse to get o...
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  • Locals’ Guide to Ice Cream Shops in Grand Rapids
    Has there ever been a more perfect pair than summer and ice cream? During the hot summer months, your sweet tooth will be satisfied thanks to the countless ice cream options in the Grand Rapids area.  To find out which ice cream destinations are fan favorites, we asked the locals on the Experience Grand Rapids social media pages to weigh in. Frosty Boy With two locations in Grand Rapids and Roc...
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  • 10 Tips for Exploring ArtPrize with Kids
    There is no age limit when it comes to art, which is why ArtPrize, Grand Rapids’ international art competition, is the perfect destination for you and your family this fall. With nearly 200 venues housing over a thousand pieces of art each year, you’ll leave with plenty to talk about around your dinner table. But seeing that much artwork can certainly be overwhelming, so here are our best tips and...
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  • City Built Brewing Company Opens in Downtown Grand Rapids
    For those Ultimate Beer City Brewsaders® who have been anxiously waiting to conquer every brewery listed in their passport, City Built Brewing Company is finally open! After months of anticipation, managing partners Edwin Collazo and Dave Petroelje have created a one-of-a-kind experience that was born out of the necessity for something different. During their 13-year friendship, general manager C...
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  • Grand Rapids’ Must-Try Food Trucks
    Food trucks have been changing the foodie scene in West Michigan since the early 2000s. The experience is unique: talented chef meets miniaturized kitchen meets fast food time frame… and the results have been delicious. In addition to changing the foodie game, food trucks have also changed the landscape of downtown Grand Rapids during the summer at Rosa Parks Circle on Thursdays. Workers flood ou...
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  • Take the Black History Tour of Downtown Grand Rapids
    To commemorate 2017 Black History Month, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., (DGRI) asked locals to share their stories and knowledge of African-American leadership, culture and community in Grand Rapids. The result? An interactive, self-guided walking tour that highlights some of the historical moments of the African American experience and legacy in Grand Rapids.  The Black History Tour of Downtown Gra...
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  • Restaurant Week GR 2017 Returns with a New Twist
    Mark your calendar and get ready to make your plans because Restaurant Week GR 2017 is only a couple of months away! Back for its eighth year, Restaurant Week GR delights diners as they try new restaurants as well as new dishes at old favorites. Now is the time to check out who's participating. From August 9 – 20, more than 60 restaurants throughout the greater Grand Rapids area will offer specia...
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  • Embrace Your Inner Yogi with These 5 Grand Rapids Yoga Studios
    When a person thinks of yoga, they often think of difficult poses, mats on the floor, and lots of meditation and breathing. While that is correct in some cases, not all yoga studios and classes are created equal – at least, not in Grand Rapids. If you’re looking to get a little exercise, fun, and relaxation all at that the same time, here are some great yoga studios around town you may want to vis...
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  • Local Films and Filmmakers Shine at Eclipse Awards
    Grand Rapids has an overwhelmingly talented and robust filmmaking community. Plenty of talented filmmakers emerge from and travel to Grand Rapids to be a part of this vibrant and growing group. We can credit this partially to the eight higher education programs in West and Central Michigan focused on filmmaking at: Calvin College Compass College of Cinematic Arts Cornerstone University Ferri...
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  • Free, Family Fun for Summer in Grand Rapids
    Summer is a fantastic time to get out and discover new things to do in our fair city of Grand Rapids. While exploring the city is great, it can get expensive. That’s why Experience Grand Rapids has rounded up some of the best summertime family activities from dawn to dusk in Grand Rapids – and they are all free! Photo credit: Experience Grand Rapids Browse West Michigan farmer's markets When a...
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  • Splash Around with Five Fun Water Activities in Grand Rapids
    Summer is here, which means it’s time to hit the water. Luckily, you don’t have to go far for water fun if you’re in Grand Rapids. You can either head to Lake Michigan, which is just a short 45 minute drive, or stay in your own backyard. Everything you can do on the big lake is something you can also do in the Greater Grand Rapids area. If you’re looking to save a little gas money this summer, rea...
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  • The Local's Guide to Grand Rapids' Donut Scene
    Grand Rapids has a vibrant donut scene, with many local staples providing a fresh take on the classics and newcomers offering unique twists and innovative creations. To find out which Grand Rapids donut destinations are fan favorites, we asked the locals on the Experience Grand Rapids social media pages. Loosen your belt loops because you’ll want to try them all!   Photo courtesy of The Donut C...
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  • Hit the Trails with West Michigan’s Mountain Biking Guide
    The West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (WMMBA) is a group of individuals who help to maintain and develop mountain bike trails in the local area. In West Michigan alone, the WMMBA has designed, developed, and maintained over 100 miles of off-road trails. The number of available single-tracks and trails grows each year. You don’t have to be a serious biker to enjoy our local single-tracks eithe...
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  • Riverside Lounge: Craft Taproom and Bourbon Bar
    When the owner of an intelligently curated craft beer bottle shop has the opportunity to expand with an adjoining taproom, curiosity alone should make the short drive to northeast Grand Rapids worth sampling what’s on tap and behind the bar. Roger Plowman, whom the local craft beverage community has vetted as a trusted and knowledgeable good guy in the scene, opened Riverside Lounge in April 2017 ...
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  • A Guy's Guide to Exploring ArtPrize
    Three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids transform into an arts epicenter during ArtPrize each fall when artists and art enthusiasts come together to celebrate and discuss creation. Since ArtPrize began in 2009, 2.9 million visitors have celebrated thousands of art submissions scattered throughout hundreds of venues around the city. With these numbers, ArtPrize has earned the distinction of th...
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  • Grand Rapids Tours and Experiences: Don’t Miss Founders’ Educational Classes
    Painting classes, cooking classes, walking tours, photography classes, craft beer tours, live music — there’s no end to the tours and experiences you can try in Grand Rapids. So when you’re here, don’t just stop by downtown. Immerse yourself in the culture of our fabulous city. If you’ve never searched the Tours and Experiences page of our website, give it a try! Customize your search based on yo...
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  • The Great Burger Round-Up: Grand Rapids’ Must-Try Burger Spots
    If you think Grand Rapids beer is good, then just wait until you've tried the burgers! We asked our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter followers where to find the best burgers in town. Then I had the arduous task of researching... and eating. Here are the top five must-try burger joints in town with a few bonus locations thrown in. If there’s another place where you have discovered the best burger i...
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  • Guide to Grand Rapids’ Unofficial Theatre Weekend
    Grand Rapids’ upcoming theatre season lineups have been announced, and this summer’s calendar of performances is going to be full of variety. In particular, the second weekend in June will see a rush of theatre performances by three different companies. This unofficial theatre weekend is the perfect opportunity to catch all the best stage performances without having to book a flight to Broadway. ...
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  • Taste West Michigan with these Farmers Markets
    Farmers market season in West Michigan – a time of year when residents and guests alike can enjoy the wide variety of produce, meat, and dairy from local farmers. With food and agriculture being Michigan’s third largest industry, there is no shortage of farmers markets across the region. Here is just a small sampling of what you can find in the area. Shoppers enjoying the many vendors at the Ful...
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  • Rock Out at These 5 Downtown Grand Rapids Music Venues
    As Grand Rapids continues to grow, the music scene continues to grow with it. New developments all over town have changed the landscape for live music, creating a whole new Grand Rapids Music Trail which features more than 100 live music venues. Whether it’s music that is born and based right here in West Michigan or touring musicians stopping through town, there are plenty of options for live mus...
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  • The Grand Rapids Summer Festival Hot List
    Beer, arts, community, and culture festivals are on tap for you this summer in Grand Rapids. No matter what your taste, you’ll find something to love on our list of 11 can’t-miss summer festivals. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway where you can have fun with friends, plan your trip to coincide with one of these great Grand Rapids events. Festival of the Arts June 2 – 4, 2017 Multiple Venue...
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  • Get Your Geek On: 4 Must-Visit Comic Book Shops in Grand Rapids
    Local comic shops are committed to showcasing a broad and diverse offering of new releases as well as a stellar collection of locally-produced publications. Holy variety, Batman! In addition to comics, most shops in the Grand Rapids area offer a variety of events, including tabletop board game nights, Free Comic Book Day, local artist signings, and New Comic Book Day every Wednesday, as well as s...
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  • Four Local Grand Rapids Musicians Worth Traveling For
    As the station manager of Grand Rapids’ local community radio station, WYCE 88.1FM local community radio, I’m always thrilled with all the work we get to do with the local music community. At WYCE we are “A World of Music” and we have a “World” of music right here in Grand Rapids. Here are a few local musicians that are worth traveling to Grand Rapids to check out: Photo credit: Vague Photograp...
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  • 7 Places for Live Poetry and Open Mics in Grand Rapids
    To celebrate national poetry month and Grand Rapids’ growing poetry scene, Experience Grand Rapids partnered with the city’s new poet laureate, Marcel “Fable” Price. Price, known as Fable the Poet, will serve a three-year-term as poet laureate, starting in April. In a city growing as quickly as ours, it is important that we keep an ear to the ground. You can do so by attending local poetry event...

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