2017 State Games of America

August 3-6

Grand Rapids is proud to host the 2017 State Games of America. We encourage athletes, their families and event spectators to get here early and/or stay late. After all, you’ll be visiting a city that’s highly touted by tourists and travel professionals:

• Top U.S. Travel Destination in 2014
#1 U.S. Place to Visit in 2015
#20 on the New York Times list of 52 Places to Go Worldwide in 2016

Here are just a few reasons why Grand Rapids is the perfect place for a summer getaway.

Free Entertainment

Fantastic Food & Drink

  • Named Michigan’s Best Food City in 2016, Grand Rapids is renowned for its many excellent farm-to-fork restaurants.
  • Downtown offers 100+ restaurants and food trucks within a 10-minute walk.
  • The Downtown Market is a state-of-the-art food emporium featuring gourmet vendors, restaurants, cooking classes and more.
  • Grand Rapids is Beer City USA, home to 70+ amazing craft breweries.  
  • Craft cideries and distilleries use local ingredients to put a fresh twist on adult beverages.
  • Food and drink is served into the wee hours at live-music venues, sports bars, comedy clubs and other nightlife options.

A Grand Outdoors

Easy to Get Here

  • The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, named the best airport in North America for its size, offers 120+ daily nonstop flights to 20+ popular destinations.
  • Virtually all hotels are within 20 minutes of the airport – take a taxi or rental car.
  • Grand Rapids sits at the junction of three major expressways, so it’s easy to drive to – and easy to drive in, with logical street layouts and minimal traffic.

Easy to Get Around

  • Transportation includes an award-winning bus system, free downtown shuttles, taxis, Uber, Lyft and RideShare.
  • The Welcome Center at Grand Rapids Art Museum is a great place to get directions and information.
  • Uniformed ambassadors roam downtown to assist visitors from early morning to late night.