Grand Rapids Ranks Within Top 30 of World’s Most Hipster Cities

We all know that Grand Rapids is a midwest hipster haven, but now the world knows, too. According to MoveHub's annual International Hipster Index, Grand Rapids rings in at No. 28 (out of 446 cities).
Dr. Drew Lanham

Dr. Drew Lanham Shares His Experience as a “Rare Bird”

Ornithologist, conservationist and distinguished professor at Clemson University, Dr. J. Drew Lanham’s passion for the natural world began as a boy growing up in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
Street Art, Photo courtesy of DGRI

Roosevelt Neighborhood Issues Call for Artists

The Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association is looking for a local artist to create a piece of public art near the neighborhood’s northern border.
Vander Mill hosts Paint Like a Girl to raise money for Girls on the Run.

Paint Like a Girl on Tuesday Night

Gather your friends for an evening of painting to help support Girls on the Run.
Humane Society of West Michigan

10 Furtastic Adoption Tips and Tricks

Thinking about adopting a pet this spring? Make sure you are prepared.
Photo courtesy of Promoting Muskegon

New Lakeshore Festival Highlights Great Lakes Watersports

In August, the first Great Lakes Surf Festival will bring surfers and other watersports enthusiasts to the shores of Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Beach.
Photo courtesy of DGRI

16 Instagram Pictures That Show Grand Rapids Is the Best City on Earth

There are two types of people. Those who are here, and those that WANT to be here.
Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton Coming to GR for Betty Ford Celebration

Former first lady and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, daughter of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, will be featured guests at the Betty Ford centennial celebration in April, “America’s First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy.”
World of Winter Hungry Hungry Hippo game, DGRI

World of Winter Invites You for a Snow-tacular Spectacle

Celebrate this snowy season with the first-ever World of Winter festival. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) teams up with numerous local organizations to provide eight jam-packed days of frozen fun activities for the entire community from Feb. 9 - 16.

Love is in the Air with this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

A homemade card is sweet. A love poem is pretty crafty. Stop there with the homegrown items and trade up with solid gifts that show you care.
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.
2018 Festival of the Arts Poster designed by Chris LaPorte

ArtPrize Winner Designs Festival of the Arts Poster

The unveiling of the Festival of the Arts poster and the designer behind it is an annual Grand Rapids tradition, and this year’s artist selection is a well-known figure in the community.
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex has one of the only luge tracks open to the public in the U.S.

Pretend You’re an Olympic Athlete at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

With the 2018 Winter Olympics right around the corner, a Muskegon business is prepared for a boon in business.
Grand Rapids Dog Wizard

Contest Seeks Puppies on Their Worst Behavior

Has your new puppy chewed up your new slippers, torn apart his dog bed or gobbled up all the holiday cookies that were left out for Santa? Grand Rapids Dog Wizard is looking for you.

GR|MAG’s Most Read Stories of 2017

Take a look back at GR|MAG’s most read stories of 2017.
Fifth Third River Bank Run

Fifth Third River Bank Run Opens Registration

Want to get a jumpstart on your new year’s resolutions? Registration is now open for the Fifth Third River Bank Run.
Photo courtesy of Thinkstock


Whether you were roped into a work gift exchange or genuinely love treating your co-workers, spread some holiday cheer (and a few subtle hints) from cubicle to cubicle.
2017 WMEAC Hidden Heroines award recipients.

Environmental Nonprofit Seeks Hidden Heroine Nominations

Do you know a woman in the West Michigan community whose work in the area of environmental activism flies under the radar? The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) wants her name.
Photo courtesy of Red Flannel Tree Farm

Trim A Tree from One of These 7 West Michigan Christmas Tree Farms

According to the Michigan Ag Council, Michigan is the third largest Christmas tree industry in the nation, harvesting approximately three million Christmas trees each year. So it’s no surprise that the Grand Rapids area has plenty of places to cut or buy your own fresh tree.
Grand Rapids' Uptown neighborhood hosts annual Holiday Shop Hop.

Annual Holiday Shop Hop Slated for Thursday

The Uptown neighborhood in Grand Rapids is getting ready for the holidays with a special shopping event on Thursday.




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