City sets date for annual Wag ‘n’ Wade

Dog owners, mark your calendars for the yearly event that really makes a splash with all the area water dogs.

Clothing, accessories and décor

A popular downtown destination known for bringing together small businesses, food, and entrepreneurship will host a Vintage and Handmade Marketplace.

Rare corpse flower bloom on display

A gigantic flower that smells like rotting flesh is currently on view at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, but only for a limited time. 

Gearing up for the Juneteenth Jam

Grand Rapids is gearing up for one of its most vibrant and significant community events of the year.

A celebration of innovation

Confluence — the annual festival that celebrates innovation in art, music, science, and tech — will return to downtown Grand Rapids this fall.
The Best of Grand Rapids 2024

The Best of Grand Rapids Winners 2024

You voted and we tallied. We're excited to share the list of this year's highest honors in categories ranging from Best Restaurant Service to Best Tattoo Shop and everything in between.

Rooting for a greener future

Arbor Day celebrations are in full swing as two area communities join forces to honor the occasion with tree plantings, festivities, and free tree seedling giveaways.

Celebrate Earth Day at Blandford Nature Center

Today, on the 54th anniversary of Earth Day, Meijer is taking a proactive stance to inspire our community to cherish and preserve our planet.

Tenth Neighborhood Summit on the horizon

The 2024 Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit is gearing up for a day of meaningful engagement, learning, and community building.

Free fitness in parks and public spaces

The City of Grand Rapids will host the ninth annual summer of free outdoor fitness in parks and public spaces across the city.

Inaugural Asian International Leadership Summit set to commence

A first-of-its-kind Asian International Leadership Summit is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 12 at the Goei Center, 9 a.m.

Irish On Ionia organizers ‘manifesting sunshine’

If forecasts are correct, a sunny day is on the horizon for the eleventh annual Irish On Ionia celebration.

Commissioners invite community for Night Out

The Grand Rapids City Commission is inviting community members to its first City Commission Night Out meeting of 2024.

Tater tots, suds and Napoleon Dynamite

A tater tot festival is on the horizon and Grand Rapids area residents will be among the first to take part.

Cities gear up for primaries

Grand Rapids City Clerk Joel Hondorp and his team of election professionals have been busy.

RFK Jr. Rallies in Grand Rapids

The line of people waiting outside St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave. NE, in Grand Rapids, Michigan stretched all the way down the block.

Black History events stack up

A number of events that celebrate and examine the Black experience are planned throughout the month of February.

‘Portal fantasy’ author pays a visit

Sarah Arthur, author of the debut novel “Once a Queen,” is coming to Baker Book House

Comedy show honors Black History Month

The Sunday Night Funnies second annual Black History Month show will take place in Wyoming, Michigan on Sunday, Feb. 4.

Holland event puts spotlight on ice sculpture

A cool annual event returns to Holland this Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3.