Dynamic Variation:

Locals' Guide to Grand Rapids’ Dance Floors

With over 90 music venues, Grand Rapids has an impressive music scene that offers many places to dance the night away. Experience Grand Rapids polled their followers on social media to find out the…

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Indoor Places Where Adults Can Play Like Kids

Tired of kids having all the fun? We have solutions for you! There are a growing number of attractions around Grand Rapids where you can have some good, old-fashioned fun. Some of these attractions…

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Holiday Lights in Grand Rapids: Downtown & Around Town

Grand Rapids was named America’s Jolliest City for the way we celebrate the holidays. Generous and friendly residents coupled with fun holiday events, safe streets and Christmas tree farms make this…

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Plastics Industry Refocuses on Sustainability

When it comes to caring for our planet, we all have a role. Many manufacturers in the plastics industry take that role very seriously. In May 2019, Grand Rapids was host to the Re|focus Sustainability…

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Grand Rapids' Area Water Park Fun

If cabin fever has kicked in thanks to the low temperatures and mounds of snow outside, it's time to bring a little summer fun to your winter. The Grand Rapids area has several family oriented water…

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Breweries that Built Beer City: Brewery Vivant

When Kris and Jason Spaulding opened the doors to Brewery Vivant in 2010, the French and Belgian inspired beers opened eyes to styles of beer rarely seen in Grand Rapids, and even West Michigan as a…

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Grand Rapids becomes a fatbike-friendly community

When Experience Grand Rapids first profiled the local fatbiking community back in 2018, it was clear the snow sport was exploding in popularity and participation. We can now report that area…

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Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in the Winter

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is an iconic tourist destination in Grand Rapids. When springtime hits, people flutter to Meijer Gardens to see the largest temporary butterfly exhibit in the…

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These Grand Rapids-Area Spots Starred in Feature Films

It’s not uncommon for celebrities to visit the city of Grand Rapids, whether making appearances during annual events like LaughFest or Grand Rapids Comic-Con, stopping by to perform at Van Andel Arena…

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