September 24-25, 2021
Each fall West Michigan gathers Riverside Park Grand Rapids for Octoboerfest! A festival the celebrates BEER, well not really. The celebration of Oktoberfest started in Bavaria (southern Germany) but has become loved all around the world as a celebration of good beer, good food, and warm camaraderie among friends.
Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Grand Rapids Symphony and about 100 children fuse their talents to bring the classic story to life. After a sold out world premiere, The Nutcracker, re-imagined by Polar Express author Chris Van Allsburg, returns for two weekends at DeVos Performance Hall.
Share some holiday spirit with furry and feathered folks at John Ball Zoo's annual "enrichment" day. The event, designed to help zookeepers keep animals interested in their surroundings, allows patrons to donate food, toys and other items to brighten a critter's day. Go online to johnballzoosociety.org for a wish list.
March 5-15, 2020
A festival to benefit Gilda's Club features 200 free and ticketed events at 50-plus locations throughout Grand Rapids. The 10-day festival concludes this weekend and features stand-up, improv, film, authors, community showcases, and more! For a complete list of events, laughfestgr.org.
Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World brings the glow of 300,000 lights, strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and more than 40 international trees and displays.
Open from May through October depending on the picking seasons. Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market have fruits and vegetables available in season, both already-picked or u-pick.
Rosa Parks Circle ice rink is one of Grand Rapids' favorite winter pastimes. Admission includes the skate rental, but you can bring your own. Hours are weather-dependent. Call 616-456-3699 for closure information.
Pizza in Grand Rapids, MI. Flo's Pizzeria Ristorante is a family owned restaurant with authentic Italian Cuisine. We offer the best pizza in Grand Rapids with the Award winning Flo's Signature pizza.
Phil Ondersma has been buying and antiques and collectibles for nearly thirty years.
He got his start doing antique shows and flea markets on weekends, traveling to Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida and anywhere else that struck his fancy.
There's something for everyone at Warehouse One: jewelry, furniture and furnishings, vintage clothing, fashion accessories, books and magazines, bicycles, comic books, old toys, new toys, and much, much more. Given all there is to see, plan to spend at least a couple of hours browsing. You won't be disappointed!
Bluedoor Antiques & Elements offer a unique array of antiques & architectural artifacts, chandeliers & garden elements, furniture & accessories, venerable vintage finds, objects of art, gourmet treats... and so much more.
Jason Lummen pressed the apples at a local farm for his first batch of cider in 2002. After enjoying the success of those initial rounds of five gallon batches Jason purchased his first fifty-gallon fermenter; which his wife welcomed into the kitchen of their one-bedroom apartment in Heartside.
GR Paddling provides guided kayak and canoe excursions in and around the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area, utilizing local waterways as a way to increase appreciation by educating the public in the protection and value of our natural resources, and to promote area tourism through healthy, safe and responsible adventure activities.
HopCat was envisioned, designed, stocked, and staffed with one mission in mind: To bring you great beer. What is great beer? It's a beer made with care and pride. It might be a local beer or one from across the globe. It could be your usual pint, or a beer that you had no idea existed.
Welcome to Jaden James Brewery
Hours: 12-8 Monday - Saturday Closed Sunday
Closed Labor Day
You have heard about Jaden James Brewery now stop in and give our beers/ciders a try! The breweries home is at Cascade Winery
Stop in and enjoy a beer! Take home a growler
September 3-5, 2021
GrandCon features tabletop gaming in all its forms, including the creators behind them. We provide an atmosphere that will allow gamers to mingle and appreciate their shared interests.
Memorable and distinctive, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is a luxury Grand Rapids hotel located in the heart of downtown. Inspired by 16th Century architect Robert Adams, the hotel's dramatic Pantlind Lobby greets guests upon arrival.
The 158-acre main campus may take up to two, four, or eight hours to walk through depending on what you choose to explore. With a large variety of art and plants, Meijer Gardens has something to pique any interest. Explore some of the many great highlights we have to offer. Meijer Gardens is open 362 days a year.
In response to consumer demand, the Robinette family opened the Apple Haus in 1973. The Apple Haus is home to the bakery, lunch counter & eating area, cider mill, home-grown fresh fruits in season and a variety of other tasty treats and gift boxes.