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Itinerary Ideas for a Kid-Friendly Summer Weekend in GR

West Michiganders anticipate summer with joy for good reason: the weather is gorgeous, the sparkling lakeshore beckons, and every weekend holds the promise of something new and exciting to do around Grand Rapids. Whether you live in West Michigan or are visiting, you can take advantage of the…

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Your Guide to the 2022 Grand Rapids Pride Festival

‘Together Again’ If you have never been to the Grand Rapids Pride Festival, you’ll want to check it out on Saturday, June 18 from noon to 10 p.m. at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids. One of the largest one-day events in Grand Rapids, the festival continues to grow in popularity each year. After…

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Resolutions to Keep During Your Next Trip to Grand Rapids

New Year Resolutions are a great way to take a fresh look at what you want to accomplish. For me, this year will be about making the time to take advantage of the fun activities available right here in the Grand Rapids area! As my kids get older I realize how soon they will be out of the house. It’s…

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Coffee Shops and Cafes with Outdoor Patios

Grand Rapids is home to numerous well-known cafes and coffee roasters, many of which open outdoor patios for warmer weather. Whether you’re looking for a small shop to grab a cup of coffee or a place to enjoy brunch with friends, you can easily find an ideal outdoor space to enjoy either. Experience…

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Crafting Candles at Wax Poetic Candle Bar

Tap into your sense of smell and flex your creativity by making a hand-poured, scented candle at Wax Poetic Candle Bar in Grand Rapids. My wife, Laura, and I recently visited this adorable shop nestled in Grand Rapids’ Uptown neighborhood, and we loved creating our one-of-a-kind candles. The whole…

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