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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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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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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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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. Attend the annual St…

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Women's History Month in Grand Rapids

The story of Grand Rapids cannot be told without acknowledging the tremendous contributions of women from the area and beyond. We honor them every day but especially throughout Women’s History Month…

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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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Valentine's Day

Named an “Incredibly Romantic Midwest Getaway” by TripAdvisor and one of America’s Top 25 Romantic Cities by OpenTable, Grand Rapids is the perfect place to celebrate love … on Valentine’s Day and…

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New Year's Celebrations

Grand Rapids is a great place to bid goodbye to the old year and ring in the new one. Whether you prefer to celebrate at a public party or an intimate dinner, engage in activity or sit back and relax…

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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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Halloween

Halloween isn’t just a day in Grand Rapids – it’s several weeks’ worth of weird, wild, wacky, wonderful activities and events for all ages. Popular annual attractions include The Haunt, one of…

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