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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Fall Fun in Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids gets even cooler in fall – and we’re not just talking more comfy temperatures. Fall brings a dazzling display of tree colors, new sports and performing arts seasons, one of the nation’s best apple harvests and the world’s largest public art event. Browse this page to see what strikes your fall fancy – and make plans for a cool getaway!

    Ideas for a Fall Visit

    Don’t miss ArtPrize®, the world’s largest public art event, from September 19 through October 7 – you’ll see an astonishing variety of art and you can vote for your favorites to win.

    Check out a Fall Festival – there are celebrations organized around ale, art, apples, the fall harvest and more.

    Take a self-guided Fall Color Tour that showcases the city’s lush forest canopy, abundant apple orchards and charming covered bridges.

    Explore Fruit Ridge Markets and Kent Harvest Trails for fresh-picked apples and fresh-baked goodies plus pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes, farm animals, gift shops and more.

    Visit a local cidery to taste the liquid results of the fall apple harvest – a tremendously diverse range of crisp, delicious hard ciders.

    Join the festivities of Cocktail Week GR (November 7-18) and the Grand Rapids Wine, Beer & Food Festival (November 15-17).

    Board a pumpkin train, brave a haunted house or run for your life in a zombie dash – they’re just a few of the Halloween happenings around Grand Rapids this fall.  

    See a show – Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids, Broadway Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Ballet, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Grand Rapids Symphony, Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids, Master Arts Theatre and Opera Grand Rapids launch new seasons in fall.

    Fall is a beautiful time to bike Millennium Park and Kent Trails – you’ll encounter color-changing trees, vast meadows, small lakes, the Grand River and even a brewery or two.

    Fall Bucket List

    ArtPrize 10 | Sept 19 - Oct 7

    Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it’s all...

    Halloween Events & Activities

    Halloween isn’t just day in Grand Rapids – it’s an entire month full of...

    Beer City USA

    40+ amazing craft breweries on the Beer City Ale Trail.

    Scenic Drives in the Fall

    Any tour or drive in the fall is beautiful - check out these tours in Grand...

    Bike Trails

    Bike hundred of miles of trails, in and out of the city.

    Cideries

    Grand Rapids is now earning recognition for its fast-growing production of...

    Events This Month

    Find out what's happening this month in Grand Rapids!

    Museums

    Explore art, history, horticulture, a President's legacy and more