Ciders, Perries and Pommeliers 

On Saturday, May 18 more than 30 of Michigan's 192 hard cideries will be slinging scrumptious samples to the sound of live music at Cider Fest 2024. 
downtown Grand Rapids skyline

Community invited to help build bridge to our future

After more than a year of research and gathering community input, the City of Grand Rapids will unveil its “Bridge to Our Future” Community Master Plan recommendations.

City manager proposes budget increase

City Manager Mark Washington met with the Grand Rapids City Commission on April 23 to deliver a budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2025.

Collecting the leaves left behind

You know all of those leaves that were still in your yard when the unwelcome Halloween blizzard arrived last fall?

Total Eclipse of the Heartside?

Residents of Grand Rapids will be able to witness an eclipse on April 8, 2024.

City to offer free lifeguard certification

The City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department plans to hire 75 lifeguards this summer.

3rd Ward Commissioner Race Narrows

After a rigorous selection process, three finalists have emerged in the race to fill the vacant Third Ward Commissioner seat in Grand Rapids.

Quintet brought together to honor Blue Note

Blue Note Records is celebrating its 85th Anniversary with a U.S. Tour.
Mayor Rosalyn Bliss gives the 2018 State of the City address.

An expression of gratitude

As the Michigan legislature wraps up a historically productive legislative session, City of Grand Rapids officials are reflecting on the remarkable investments and policy achievements that will benefit the City of Grand Rapids

HUD helps with $9 Million for hazard mitigation

More than $9 Million in grant funding was awarded to the City of Grand Rapids and Kent County recently to aid in an ongoing effort to protect families from exposure to lead paint and other hazards.   

It’s show season at DeVos Performance Hall

Grab the family and head to DeVos Performance Hall where two very distinct versions of the beloved holiday classic take center stage this season.

Annual dog swim set for city pool

The City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will host a free dog swim event at Richmond Park Pool.

Open house provides info on sponsored recruits

The Grand Rapids Police Department will host an open house for those interested in learning more about sponsored recruit positions.

Beer City pickleball tourney returns

The Beer City Open Pickleball Championships are returning to Grand Rapids July 18 through July 23, 2023 at Belknap Park.

Growing further on Fridays

Participants in a summer youth program got a glimpse of the Grand Rapids City Commission Chambers on Friday, July 7 as they took part in GRow Further Fridays.

$90M in State funds earmarked for Grand Rapids

The City of Grand Rapids is welcoming funding contained in the State of Michigan’s bipartisan Fiscal Year 2024 budget...

Strengthening relationships abroad

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss recently led a 15-member delegation to two of Grand Rapids' sister cities in Asia.

City: Offices closed, pools open!

Holidays come a few minor inconveniences– office closures and delayed garbage pickup to name two.

Guide to celebrating 4th of July

Grand Rapids’ 2023 Independence Day celebrations will start off with a bang Saturday July 1, with an annual fireworks display.

14 Fireworks Safety Tips

Since the passing of the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, PA 256 of 2011, a growing number of residents are choosing to light consumer grade fireworks as part of their annual holiday celebrations at home.