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Gather ‘round the bar, catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and enjoy a warm sense of camaraderie while hoisting a drink or two at one of the many Irish pubs in Grand Rapids. Known for stout... Read More ›
Boutique stores that sell fashionable clothes or accessories to a specialized clientele are vibrant and unique places to shop. Typically smaller in scale, they can be easy to miss but some of the best... Read More ›
Even when the weather outside is frightful, there’s no shortage of ways to create warm memories during the holidays with friends and family in Grand Rapids. There are so many events, for all ages, that we can’t possibly describe them all in one post. We thought we’d describe 11 awesome events and link to a whole bunch of others. So gather your favorite peeps and get ready to create holiday memories you’ll treasure. 1. The Local Epicurean (days/hours vary) The Local Epicurean, at 111 S. Division, is a gourmet foodie’s dream. This is the perfect time of year to treat yourself to one of their chocolate truffle making classes, where you’ll learn the secrets to creating these delicious treats for the holidays. They also offer an organic infused-butter making class—another great gift idea—as well as classes that teach you how to make homemade pasta. Click here for more information, pricing, and Local Epicurean class reservation information .... Read More ›
Unwrap the Holidays: Celebrate With Shopping in Grand Rapids Grand Rapids is known for craft beer, farm-to-table restaurants , and generally supporting all things local. When the snow starts to flurry, you know it’s time to get serious about your holiday shopping —and in Grand Rapids it’s easy to score the perfect gift for friends and family members: there are so many opportunities to buy beautiful, local gifts that are just right for those you love.... Read More ›
Just because the temperatures are dropping, doesn’t mean the people of Grand Rapids are hunkering down and staying home. We like to be involved and Grand Rapids gives us plenty of options, regardless of the weather. Over the next few weeks, we’ll bring you news on what’s happening around town during the holiday season, including shopping events, activities for family & friends, and where to go for great food & cocktails. We’re kicking off the series this week by highlighting 5 art-related events you won’t want to miss. 1. Window Wonderland Design Competition... Read More ›