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Grand Rapids festivities to promote community, entertainment for national holiday

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

The United States turns 239 this Saturday and each community in the Grand Rapids area has its own way to celebrate. The Rapidian breaks down what activities are happening throughout the day and the prime locations for watching the fireworks at night.


Weekly swing event continues to attract hundreds, even with shifting locations

Submitted 06-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Original Swing Society continues to provide opportunities for swing dancing downtown every Tuesday night from 7-10 p.m.


How Bazaar: Annual community event returns to Eastown

Submitted 06-23-2015 under NEWS

Eastown's annual Bizarre Bazaar will be held along Wealthy Street on June 27; the event features over 80 local artists and craftspeople as well as live art, local music performances and food vendors.


Free outdoor concerts fill summer days

Submitted 06-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

GRAM on the Green, Tuesday Evening Music Club, Jazz in the Park and Celadon Summer Concert Series offer free, outdoor summer concerts throughout the summer.


The Voices of the Heart

Submitted 06-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

" a foundation to express vocally what is portrayed through visuals."


Grand Rapids Threshold Choir works to bring comfort to dying with song

Submitted 06-09-2015 under NEWS

A local volunteer choir meets twice a month to practice together and sings when asked at the bedside of those at the threshold of life.


Artist Spotlight: The Musicians of Avenue for the Arts

Submitted 06-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

Music for adults, astronauts, subhumans, and even college students.


West Michigan Jazz Society moves free concerts from zoo to Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

Jazz in the Park begins year 15 of free jazz concerts on June 8 with a performance by the West Ottawa High School Jazz Band starting at 6:30 p.m. Organizers say the move makes the event open to a larger audience.


Local First Street Party to celebrate local businesses for 12th year Saturday

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

The event, presented by Founders Brewing Company and including local music, local food and interactive family activities, will be outside Bistro Bella Vita from 3 p.m. to midnight.


Love Local? First Fridays: The Market is the Place for You!

Submitted 05-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Market is back with two First Fridays: The Market events on June 5th and August 7th, reinvented for summer with featured vendors and outdoor entertainment!