It’s a different kind of summer in Grand Rapids this year, as we continue to follow state guidelines for a safe and gradual reopening of the economy. Though many events have been canceled and many attractions begin to reopen there are still some great opportunities to enjoy the warm-weather season.
We’ll keep updating this page to reflect new summer openings and opportunities, so check back often.
The health and well-being of the local community and our visitors is paramount, so we urge you to observe the recommendations of national and local public health officials. Face masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing will help protect yourself and others.
We invite you to Dream Grand with us – explore this website and imagine all the things you’ll want to do on your next visit. You can even build a wish list for your trip. When you find an event or attraction that interests you – like the Grand Rapids Public Museum – just click on the ADD TO LIST button under the address. That creates a running list of things you want to see and do. Click “My Trip” at the top of any page for your complete schedule.
Soak up plenty of healthy Vitamin D in wide-open, socially distanced outdoor spaces in an around the city. Golf dozens of excellent courses. Hike or bike hundreds of miles of trails. Get on the water with your canoe or kayak. Order takeout from a local restaurant and picnic in a park. Check out all the possibilities for outdoor recreation.
Few things are more satisfying than an ice-cold beer on a hot summer day. Fortunately, many Beer City breweries are offering dine-in and beer to go and beer delivery services that let you access craft beer by the can, bottle, growler, crowler, howler and more. Local distilleries and restaurants are also offering pickup and delivery services for spirits and drink mixes.
Retail shops are beginning to open back up under the state’s phased-in reopening plan. Shopping at many stores throughout the region is allowed, including most stores in Woodland Mall, Rivertown Crossings Mall, and Tanger Outlet Mall. Check out our list of shopping destinations and call individual stores to confirm hours and appointments.
You can experience some aspects of Grand Rapids from the comfort of your home, thanks to the ingenuity of local cultural organizations. Watch a live music performance. Tour a museum exhibit. Attend a workshop or virtual gathering. Explore our calendar of upcoming virtual events.
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