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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    East Grand Rapids
    A charming business district, all-season sports lake and beautifully maintained parks and homes distinguish this family-oriented suburb.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Grand Rapids LipDub

    Have you seen the latest viral sensations happening in Grand Rapids?

    YouTube Trends states that Grand Rapids is the LipDub Capital of America. Even if we aren't we enjoy making them. Check out the ones that have been created here.

    Grand Rapids LipDub

    It's our way of welcoming you to Grand Rapids, Michigan: a world record-breaking lip dub video featuring thousands of participants throughout our city lip-synching to Don McLean's "American Pie."


     

    The Grand Rapids Lip Dub video has surpassed 1.6 million viewers on YouTube and has garnered worldwide media coverage spanning multiple continents, including Asia, Europe and Australia. In the U.S., it's attracted plenty of attention and accolades from coast to coast:

    Film critic Roger Ebert dubbed it the "greatest music video ever made."

    Nightly news magazine, "Inside Edition," featured segments of the video in its syndicated show.

    Yahoo! Music featured it on their website, along with Mashable highlighting it on their homepage.

    Kathy Lee and Hoda discussed the LipDub video on their segment of The Today show. Watch the clip.  

    Perhaps the greatest endorsement came from the "American Pie" singer himself. Don McClean posted "Amazing "American Pie" LipDub http://bit.ly/j2DjJ3" to his followers on Twitter.

    See all of the national coverage this viral video has received.

    We're excited for you to experience Grand Rapids. Our community is, too.

    Show your support for Grand Rapids and the LipDub video by purchasing some Grand Rapids LipDub merchandise. T-shirts, stickers, posters, and other Grand Rapids gifts now available! 

    Clark Retirement Community LipDub

    Recently, Clark Retirement Community launched their own LipDub Video. This was also shown on the Today Show and Good Morning America!

     

    Grand Valley State University LipDub

     In the fall of 2010, GVSU created their LipDub. Check out their website.