Photo Gallery: Asian-Pacific Week Festival

by (jproth1)

Submitted 06-14-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The second annual Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival 2018 showcased the rich cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The numerous cultural demonstrations, performances, and vendors provided a fun and engaging time for the entire family. Food...

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2018 Festival of the Arts celebrates rich tradition and new additions

by (ric72528)

Submitted 05-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

Organizers and volunteers are working hard to prepare for the 49th annual Festival of the Arts taking place on June 1, 2 and 3 in downtown Grand Rapids. Check out the 2018 program, lineup of food booths, performance schedule and map to plan your...

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GRandJazzFest offers eclectic lineup for 2018 event at Rosa Parks Circle

by (Molly Klimas)

Submitted 05-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

If you like variety in your jazz, bring a lawn chair down to Grand Rapids’ Rosa Parks Circle Aug. 18-19 and kick back. GRandJazzFest presented by the DTE Energy Foundation has announced the performance lineup for its seventh annual music...

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Lass Laugh Comedy Festival makes its debut this month

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 05-03-2018 under NEWS

Lass Laugh Comedy Festival is coming to Dog Story Theater this May. Organized by Kristin Hirsch and Amy Gascon, Lass Laugh is a women's comedy festival making its debut with a full weekend to kick off the talents of women in comedy. A fantastic...

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Grand Rapids welcomes the Lunar New Year with fun, festivities

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 02-05-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

If you thought a glittery ball drop and a countdown to midnight complete with bubbly and kisses was an exciting way to ring in the New Year, prepare yourself for something even more exhilarating. Firecrackers, festive food, cultural performances,...

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Like a sturgeon: Fishing on Black Lake

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 01-29-2018 under NONPROFITS

At 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, hundreds of people will hover over holes cut into the ice of northeast Michigan’s Black Lake for opening day of lake sturgeon season. Their spears and lines will be poised above the water, waiting for the gray-green...

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Sunny weather, large crowds make HopCat, WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival a success

by (lemmon)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NEWS

Unlike last year, when rain, wind, and cold weather dampened attendance, this year sunny skies and warm temperatures brought thousands of music and art lovers to the Blue Bridge Music Festival over two days to listen to the eight bands competing for...

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Spoke Folks hosts first Beer City Bike Fest

by (The Spoke Folks)

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

It's been a great summer at the Spoke Folks! Grand Rapids' only community, non-profit bike coop has been keeping people rolling with extended shop hours, a mobile bike repair unit, and dozens of events around the city. All of this grease and...

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Eastown invites Grand Rapids to celebrate annual Bizarre Bazaar

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 06-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Community and Eastown Business Associations are hosting their annual Bizarre Bazaar, an incomparable event in the Eastown community. This year’s event will be held on Wealthy Street, in Eastown on June 24, 2017 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m....

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Jazz festival in Grand Rapids this summer has something for everyone

by (GRandJazzFest)

Submitted 05-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Say “jazz” to someone who’s more into country or hip-hop and they might think “elevator music.” But jazz – known as the Great American Art Form because it was born in New Orleans – is an eclectic genre with...

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