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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Halloween in Grand Rapids

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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Labor Day

It’s the last big hurrah of summer – and Grand Rapids knows how to make it memorable. Take advantage of the long weekend to squeeze out a few more rounds of golf, miles on the trail and days at the…

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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. The Grand Rapids Fourth of July Celebration is the city’s biggest…

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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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Free Music Events

You don’t need to buy a ticket to enjoy great live music in Grand Rapids – various venues around town host free concerts throughout the year. From no-cover-charge bars to outdoor summer festivals…

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