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Black History Month

Each February, Grand Rapids celebrates Black History Month with a series of special activities and events exploring the local African American experience. The Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Valley…

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Irish Pubs in Grand Rapids

In Ireland, pubs are known for their casual and friendly atmosphere, free-flowing conversation, hearty food and drink, and often some Irish sports on the telly or a wee bit of traditional Irish music…

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Enjoy Historic-Style Beers at Archival Brewing

A tour of the Beer City Ale Trail will take you across the world via the different global beer styles represented at our 40+ breweries. One Ale Trail stop will also transport you back in time – from…

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Building a More Inclusive Business Community

Home to more than 130 global companies and one of the fastest-growing economies in the U.S., West Michigan has long been known as a great place to do business. Whether in small, family-owned companies…

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Sensory-Friendly Experiences in Grand Rapids

Several Grand Rapids attractions, including John Ball Zoo and the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM), are taking steps to make visiting more accessible to everyone. John Ball Zoo has always aimed to be…

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Grand Rapids Cocktail Bars

Thanks to the availability of high-quality craft spirits from local and global sources, the cocktail craze is booming -- especially right here, in Grand Rapids. Restaurants, distilleries and other…

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Grand Rapids Pride Festival

June 22, 2024 Calder Plaza Since 1988, the Grand Rapids Pride Festival has celebrated local LGBTQ+ residents and their contributions to the fabric of our city. Today, it is one of the largest…

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Road Biking in Grand Rapids

Bicycling can be a great way to experience a travel destination – it’s healthy, environmentally friendly and provides a whole different perspective than you get riding in an enclosed vehicle. Grand…

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St. Patrick's Day

The luck o’ the Irish is with you if you’re spending St. Patrick’s Day in Grand Rapids – because we’ve got all sorts of wonderful ways to celebrate with friends and family. The Irish were among the…

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Get your Margarita On in Grand Rapids

National Margarita Day is February 22 – and we’re celebrating with this list of the area’s best versions of the classic cocktail, as recommended by our social media followers. Whether you prefer the…

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