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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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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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10 Seriously Funny Facts About LaughFest

Gilda’s LaughFest debuted in 2011 in Grand Rapids as the first-ever community-wide comedy festival in the nation. Every year, internationally-renowned comedians and local talent tickle the funny bones…

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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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Meijer State Games of Michigan

Meijer State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes state residents of all ages and abilities to compete in Grand Rapids. Both Winter Games and Summer Games are held…

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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. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about…

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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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Resolutions to Keep During Your Next Trip to Grand Rapids

Want a New Year’s resolution you can stick to? Resolve to have more fun in 2024. Make time for play, try something you’ve always wanted to do, indulge in a treat now and then, and visit someplace new…

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Holiday Lights in Grand Rapids: Downtown & Around Town

Grand Rapids always celebrates the year-end holidays in high style, generating so much excitement and goodwill that we’ve been named America’s Jolliest City. Lavish light displays are an essential…

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