Cider Week GR

May 10-18, 2024

Did you know that the family farms around Grand Rapids and Kent County grow more apples than anyplace else in Michigan? Many of the varieties we grow are ideal for making hard cider – and that’s given rise to a number of excellent cideries across the area.

Cider Week GR celebrates the local cider scene with nine days of events and activities. (We just couldn’t fit it all into a seven-day week!) We’ll announce more details leading up to the celebration but here’s a sneak peek of what to expect:

Cider Events

Enjoy cider brunches, tap takeovers and other lip-smacking good times all around town, all week long.

Flights of Flavor

The free Flights of Flavor pass enables users to earn points toward merchandise and charity by ordering special food and/or drink flights. Enjoy multiple cider flights in the Flights of Flavor pass. 


The 18th annual Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition at Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown crowns the world’s best ciders, May 15-17.

Cider Festival

We’ll close the week with a public festival in downtown GR’s Rosa Parks Circle, featuring ciders from across the state plus local foods, live music and more.

Mark your calendars, cider lovers, you don’t want to miss this one!

In the meantime, you can satisfy your hard cider fix at these local cideries.

Cider Week GR is in partnership with the Michigan Cider Association

Michigan Cider Association