Friends of Grand Rapids Parks invite families to help plant 120 trees.

Community Invited to Help Plant 120 Trees

You don’t have to have a green thumb to volunteer this month to help plant 120 trees across the city.

Explore Your Sense Of Outdoor Adventure Indoors At Terra Firma Bouldering

Southeast of the heart of downtown sits a 10,000-square-foot facility that many would consider a rock climber’s dream.
Cedar Springs Brewing offers guided tour of Bavaria.

Pack Your Bags! Brewery Hosts Tour of Bavaria

Cedar Springs Brewing Company is bringing 30 guests on a guided tour of Bavaria for eight days. The tour will take guests around a variety of popular beer and tourist attractions in the region.
Camp Newaygo offers Girlfriends Get-A-Way

Area Camp Offers Girlfriends Get-A-Way

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Pack your bags and head to Camp Newaygo for a Girlfriends Get-A-Way.
GR Auto Gallery has a public showroom filled with classics.

Car Enthusiasts Keep Engines Revving in West Michigan

The sleek vehicles showcased at Cars & Coffee Grand Rapids (C&CGR) exude a zip-zing panache that unfetters spectators’ imaginations.
Chauncey Drive at 5 Mile in Kent County. Photo courtesy of Kent County Road Commission

West Michigan Fall Color Tours

While GR|Mag certainly recommends heading north this fall to enjoy the season change in its most brilliant reds, oranges and yellows, if you can’t get away, there are a few local roads that make for a colorful drive.
SiTE:LAB sits out ArtPrize Nine while it readies building for next year.

SiTE:LAB Sits Out ArtPrize Nine

ArtPrize Best Venue winner five out of the past six years, SiTE:LAB, is clearly an event favorite, so earlier this summer when the non-profit art organization announced it will not be participating in ArtPrize Nine it was a surprise.
Chip George, Philip Robertson, and Matt Jung.

ArtPrize Entry Aims to Set World Record

While most ArtPrize entries are vying for a portion of the $500,000 in prize money awarded at the end of the competition, an entry from a local company is focused on setting a world record.
The Rapid seeks public input on bus routes

The Rapid Asks for Public Feedback on Getting Around Downtown

Want a say in how you get around downtown? The Rapid has launched an online tool that aims to capture feedback from riders and non-riders.

New Event Promises To Be A Snooze

A local maker of Big Joe brand beanbag chairs is turning Rosa Parks Circle into a napper’s paradise next week.
Lambert, Edwards & Associates hosts first Urban Disco event downtown.

Urban Disc Golf Tournament Takes Over Downtown

Downtown Grand Rapids streets, parks and alleyways will be transformed into an urban disc golf course later this month for a one-day-only tournament.

Blue Bridge Music Festival Returns for ArtPrize Nine

After a successful first year, the Blue Bridge Music Festival is returning for ArtPrize Nine.

No Swim Trunks Needed: City Hosts Free Dog Swim

Richmond Park will close for the summer after this weekend, but not before throwing a blowout pool party – for canines.

See How Grand Rapids Spent Eclipse Monday

Lot's of individuals and local businesses spent Monday checking out the solar eclipse. Here's some of our favorite Instagram posts from throughout the day.

Solar Eclipse Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

While partial solar eclipses often occur up to two times per year, Monday’s event offers a once in a lifetime experience for viewers in the United States because a large swath of the country will experience a complete blotting out of the sun by the moon.

Marge Palmerlee Brings Hope to Homeless

It’s been 20 years since Marge Palmerlee first became the executive director of Dégagé Ministries, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless and struggling individuals in Grand Rapids get back on their feet.
Photo courtesy of Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Where to Watch Monday’s Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21 the moon will block out the sun creating a total solar eclipse in parts of the United States. While Grand Rapids viewers will only see a partial solar eclipse due to the city’s geographic placement, the view is still supposed to be spectacular.
Wyatt makes his public debut this weekend at John Ball Zoo.

Red Panda Makes His Zoo Debut

The zoo’s newest (and possibly cutest) resident makes his debut this weekend.

Grand Rapids Heads to the Polls Today

Two city commission seats are up for grabs today.

Elliott’s News Finds New Home

After closing its doors eight months ago, Elliott’s News announced it will reopen downtown.




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