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What's New at ArtPrize 2014

The countdown to ArtPrize has officially begun and September 24 will be here before you know it. We’ve assembled a quick primer to help you navigate some of the exciting changes to this year’s competi...more

Posted September 16, 2014
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The Grand Rapids Silver Line Is Here…and Ready for ArtPrize

As of August 25, 2014, Grand Rapids has joined the ranks of cities offering bus rapid transit (BRT) service. The Silver Line, as it’s called here, whisks riders along an almost 10 mile stretch of Divi...more

Posted September 11, 2014

A Peek At This Fall's Thriving Theatre Scene in Grand Rapids

We recently wrote about the exciting, jam-packed music scene taking place in Grand Rapids this fall. From Beethoven’s Fifth to The Eagles, there’s something here for everyone. But music isn’t the onl...more

Posted September 4, 2014

Grand Rapids is Bursting with Music This Fall

Grand Rapids' music fall season is just around the corner and I hope you’re ready! Here is a peek at two of our region's most renowned musical performance opportunities - definitely add them to your c...more

Posted September 2, 2014

 

 

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit

Art Aplenty

Great art is everywhere you look in Grand Rapids – in museums and galleries, lining streets and spilling out of parks. Every fall, we host the world’s largest art competition. Discover our Hot Art and find art events that match your trip dates. More

Farm-Fresh Food

With restaurants that use fresh, local ingredients and markets that offer a tremendous variety of just-picked produce, Grand Rapids is one delicious destination. Explore our Hot Eats and find a restaurant that tickles your palate. More

Lively Live Music

Grand Rapids is alive with the sound of music – every kind of music, every day of the week. Learn why this is a great city for Hot Tunes and find music events that suit your taste and your trip dates. More

Best Beers

America’s best brewpub. The world’s third best brewery. Two of the planet’s top 10 beers. No wonder Grand Rapids was named Beer City U.S.A. in 2012 and 2013! Check out all the ways to enjoy our Great Beer. More

Natural Wonder

Wherever you go in Grand Rapids, you’re never more than a few minutes away from a park, lake, river, golf course or hiking/biking trail. Every season offers endless opportunities for recreational fun. Explore our Grand Outdoors! More

Beach Bounty

There are 18 amazing Lake Michigan beaches just a short drive away from downtown Grand Rapids – and one very popular in-town beach at the center of one of the nation’s largest urban greenspaces. Browse our Beaches. More

Retail Therapy

From mega malls stocked with brand names to mini boutiques full of unique treasures, Grand Rapids offers a complete range of shopping experiences. Stores are close, convenient and friendly. Scan our Shopping options. More

Museum Magic

Explore the unique culture of Grand Rapids at a series of first-rate museums and historic sites. Learn about art, nature, presidential history, planets, childhood discovery and more at these Museums. More

Hospitality Plus

Grand Rapids offers big-city amenities without the big-city attitude. We cling tight to our small-town values – so expect friendly hellos, attentive service and pay-it-forward hospitality everywhere you go. More

Connecting Point

Location, affordability and all-ages appeal make Grand Rapids a great place to connect with your favorite people. Get together for a friend meetup, family reunion, girls’ getaway, or men’s weekend. More