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Labor Day

It’s the last big hurrah of summer – and Grand Rapids knows how to make it memorable. Here are some suggestions for each day of the long weekend: Stroll around the region’s Refreshment Areas – outdoor…

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Plenty of Places to Launch in Grand Rapids

Summer days and boating go hand-in-hand. When temperatures climb and days get longer the urge to hit the water often grows strong. But where can you launch that runabout, sailboat, kayak or rowboat…

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Guide to Canoeing in and Around Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a wonderful place to be year round, but summer is when the city really shines. There are a number of ways to discover Grand Rapids’ beauty, such as by foot, by bike, by trolley and by…

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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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Locals’ Guide to Grand Rapids Ice Cream Shops

Has there ever been a more perfect pair than summer and ice cream? During the hot summer months, your sweet tooth will be satisfied thanks to the countless ice cream options in the Grand Rapids area…

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Locals’ Guide to Frozen Yogurt Shops in Grand Rapids

Frozen yogurt - commonly referred to as “froyo” - is a foodie trend with staying power. Frozen yogurt is made with less heavy cream than ice cream and can even be dairy-free, which is why many tout…

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West Michigan Whitecaps: Your Summer Tradition

With dozens of themed nights, special giveaways, new food/drink choices and a variety of entertainment options, families who attend a West Michigan Whitecaps game get so much more than a baseball…

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Taste West Michigan with these Farmers Markets

Farmers market season in West Michigan – a time of year when residents and guests alike can enjoy the wide variety of produce, meat, and dairy from local farmers. With food and agriculture being…

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Downtown Walking Tour

This ten-block downtown walking tour covers less than three-quarters of a mile - but it takes you all the way from Berlin to Vietnam! Start at the Grand Rapids Public Museum to experience history made…

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Perfect Picnic Places in Grand Rapids

Summer in Grand Rapids is a great time of the year to grab some good food and head outdoors to enjoy it. With so many beautiful parks and outdoor spaces in Grand Rapids to have a picnic, Experience…

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