Just east of Downtown Grand Rapids is a neighborhood encompassing four thriving business districts: East Fulton, East Hills, Eastown and Wealthy Street. This is the city's hippest destination, where an eclectic mix of specialty shops and galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and entertainment venues reflect the area's friendly, funky, fabulous character. It's an easy walk or quick drive between the four business districts, on streets lined by historic homes and leafy trees.
There are nearly 60 restaurants, breweries and coffeehouses in Uptown. Check out some of our favorites below:
Browse to your heart's content at more than 70 specialty shops, boutiques and galleries, including these:
Bring your naughty-and-nice list to the Uptown Holiday Shop Hop, an annual early-December event featuring great music, entertainment and, of course, sales! Shuttles transport shoppers between the four business districts.
See a show at Wealthy Street Theatre, a magnificently restored 400-seat historic theatre that hosts a wide variety of arts and entertainment events.
See a play or musical at Circle Theatre, which offers five main-stage productions from May through September.
See a minor-league soccer match – the Grand Rapids Football Club’s men and women teams play in Houseman Field from late spring through early summer.
Fulton Street Farmers Market, the city’s longest-running farm market, brings locally grown food and locally crafted goods to a convention location, all year ‘round.
Schnitz Deli is a homegrown delicatessen and bakery that sources local ingredients to make awesome sandwiches and desserts.
Fulton Street Cemetery, opened in 1838, is the burial place for many of Grand Rapids’ early pioneers. Occasional tours offer a fascinating glimpse into our history.
If downtown is the heart of the city; neighborhoods are the soul. Grand Rapids’ Uptown neighborhood features community-centric restaurants with a flair for innovative cuisine and cultural fusion. The
Grand Rapids has over 90 live music venues, many of which are hopping with events during our spectacularly warm summer months. To help you discover what’s happening, when, and where, in Grand Rapids’
We all know that beer is a great connector for residents of Grand Rapids. With such an abundance of cool breweries to check out, it has become commonplace to meet and collaborate in a place where beer is present. In 2013, this was already happening at Harmony Brewing Company in East Grand Rapids. Representatives from Friends of…