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Exploring Grand Rapids on the DASH West Route

For 20 years, visitors and locals have used Grand Rapids' free Downtown Area Shuttle known as the DASH. In August 2018, the bus service rebranded and has since offered more routes and times, and the…

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Sustainability: A Way of Life in Grand Rapids

Sustainability in the event industry is more than a trend. It is becoming an industry standard. In 2021, the global Event Industry Council released four Guiding Principles for Sustainable Events with…

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth – short for June Nineteenth – commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863…

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Guide to Canoeing in and Around Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a wonderful place to be year round, but summer is when the city really shines. There are a number of ways to discover Grand Rapids’ beauty, such as by foot, by bike, by trolley and by…

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Fourth of July

Fireworks, parades and live entertainment are just a few of the ways locals celebrate the birth of the nation in Grand Rapids. Join us as we honor, reflect and revel in the American spirit! Community…

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Experience GR, Three Day Itinerary

Grand Rapids is a destination like no other: On the leading edge of art, culture, dining and nightlife. Minutes away from world-class beaches and a lake so vast it feels like the edge of the world…

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Experience GR, One Day Itinerary

Does your group have only a single day to get a feel and flavor of Grand Rapids? No problem – we’ve assembled this easy-to-manage itinerary of group-friendly attractions and activities that highlights…

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Locals’ Guide to Grand Rapids Ice Cream Shops

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…

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20 Fun and FREE Things to do in Grand Rapids

Whoever said nothing in life is free hasn't been to Kent County, Michigan. The greater Grand Rapids area offers a wide variety of no-cost activities to keep you busy throughout the fall. So take out…

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Grand Rapids Pride Festival

June 18, 2022 Since 1988, the Grand Rapids Pride Festival has celebrated local LGBTQ+ residents and their contributions to the fabric of our community. Each June, volunteers at the Grand Rapids Pride…

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