Dynamic Variation:

Our Community

Grand Rapids is home to people of every race, creed, color, religion, and national origin. These and other groups have all contributed their own unique colors and brush strokes to the canvas of Grand Rapids, creating a rich, vibrant community that emphasizes collaboration while honoring diversity. It's an environment that makes every visitor feel welcome.

Diversity Statement

Experience Grand Rapids is committed to ensuring that our mission helps Grand Rapids/Kent County become a more sustainable, diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive destination.

Every effort will be made to ensure all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, visible and invisible disabilities, class, cultural and religious beliefs are welcomed throughout our community.  

Newcomers: The People of This Place

Newcomers: The People of This Place is permanent exhibition at Grand Rapids Public Museum that tells the stories of 45 of these groups who settled here after the original inhabitants, the Anishinabek Indians.

Learn more about a few of the groups that help define Grand Rapids:

Please enjoy this video designed to highlight the many events and attractions that the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority (CAA) have supported recently that demonstrates their ongoing commitment to our multi-cultural communities. 

Community Relations

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