Studio Park space to open to retail tenants

The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park is launching a new retail and event space.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park wedding ceremony. Courtesy Adam Bird_The People Picture Company

Meijer Gardens expands wedding venues

More than 700,000 people visit Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park’s 158-acre park each year to attend concerts, view its indoor and outdoor gardens, sculpture galleries, permanent sculpture collection and use the learning center, café and meeting rooms, among other features.
kids at city of Grand Rapids pool

Grand Rapids Kicks Off Pool and Splash Pad Season

It’s time to go swimming in the city.
Elevated Grand Rapids partial interior

Elevated Grand Rapids is about real goods

There's a new shop in town with dozens of local vendors selling their wares.
Hammer & Stain West Michigan

Suburban DIY Studio Opens

A new DIY studio is open in the area.

City completes upgrades to West Side park

The city of Grand Rapids has completed improvements to a park space on the city’s West Side.
Grand Rapids Running Tours offers three Halloween-inspired tours.

Lace Up Your Sneakers for A Ghostly Run

It’s a crisp October evening, you’re on the grounds of Aquinas College, marveling at the eery beauty of the Holmdene manor house through the glow of a flashlight. A running ambassador tells you about the decades of history behind the estate. Running ambassador? Oh yeah, you’re doing this while on a three-to-four mile run with Grand Rapids Running Tours.
Break Room Therapy

Let It All out in the ‘Break Room’

A new kind of “break room” is coming to a Grand Rapids suburb.
Roselle Park in Ada.

5 Prime Picnic Spots in Grand Rapids

If you haven’t had a picnic yet this summer, you’re doing summer wrong! We’ll give you a hand and show you the best picnic locations in and around Grand Rapids to make sure you’re taking advantage of summer and this timeless tradition.
break room woman with sledgehammer and goggles


If you’re feeling upset or stressed, many people would suggest a quiet walk or a few deep breaths.

Grand River Projects Flowing Smoothly

Six areas along the Grand River are slated for a major transformation as part of the River for All project, but the project’s completion is still years away.
Woodland Mall a west wing entrance

Woodland Mall opens new west wing

Woodland Mall has unveiled its new west wing.
The Rapid bus

The Rapid Debuts New Smart Card For Paying Fares

This is more than just a piece of plastic. Get ready for a brand new, modern way for passengers to pay their bus fares in 2018.

Dispose of Your Christmas Tree in Grand Rapids

Un-decorating you Christmas tree is decidedly less enjoyable than decorating it for the holidays. But, alas, it must be done. Once you’ve packed away your favorite ornaments and strands of flickering lights, what do you do with the tree?
Ladies Literary Club building downtown Grand Rapids

Historic Downtown Building Becoming Event Space

A historic building downtown is being transformed into an event space.

Grand River Restoration Project Pushes Forward

It could be less than four years before the Grand River is back to its natural glory and providing yet another new attraction to downtown Grand Rapids.
Calder Plaza parklet rendering

Calder Plaza is Adding a Parklet

More parklets are popping up around downtown, and a new concept is coming to Calder Plaza.
Yoshi Saka and Matt Swiontek

Q&A: Yoshi Saka and Matt Swiontek

They promote fitness and community with November Project.
Michigan International Auto Show at DeVos Place.

Michigan International Auto Show Pulls Into Downtown

While Detroit might be Motor City, Grand Rapids certainly has played its part in making auto history and this weekend the city will take center stage as the location of the Michigan International Auto Show.
Michigan Titanium Triathlon

Family Friendly Triathlon Comes to GR This Weekend

A triathlon is one of the greatest physical challenges out there, and Ann Vidro, the co-director of the Michigan Titanium, wants to offer an event of the highest caliber with one unique feature: at the race on Aug.18, kids, family and even dogs can join participants on the trail as they cross the finish line.




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