Brewery Vivant to take over Cherry Street at 4th annual beer fest

by (caithoop)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

Brewery Vivant is gearing up to welcome an estimated 2,500 attendees to this year’s Wood-Age Beer Fest. In order to accommodate the excited fan base, the brewpub has expanded the event and spilled out onto Cherry Street, thanks in part to...

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37th Annual Hispanic Festival brings beats, eats, culture back to Calder Plaza

by (Hispanic-Center)

Submitted 09-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is holding its 37th annual Hispanic Festival September 5th and 6th in Calder Plaza, Downtown Grand Rapids.  The event will run from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm on both days, and is free and open to the public....

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Art festival to return to Mangiamo lawn for third year

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-05-2014 under NEWS

On the weekend of August 9 and 10 the lawn of Mangiamo! in East Hills will play host to The Big Bang Art Festival. The third year running, the festival features art vendors and live music.  "This event is growing every year in the variety...

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Local, national brewers to pour side by side at Summer Craft Beer Festival

by (andreemi)

Submitted 07-16-2014 under NEWS

For the fourth year, WGRD and the West Grand Neighborhood Organization came together to organize the Summer Craft Beer Festival, an outdoor festival featuring live music, food, games and craft beer from brewers around the country. The festival is...

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From Brooklyn to Grand Rapids: Founders prepares stage for largest music, beer fest yet

by (andreemi)

Submitted 06-19-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, June 21, Founders Brewing Company will host its seventh annual Founders Fest outdoor music festival on dual stages in front of the brewery at 235 Grandville Ave SW. The festival begins at 3 p.m and ends at 11 p.m. It will include local...

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Bizarre Bazaar

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under

The Eastown Community Association along with the Eastown Business Association are hosting their annual Bizarre Bazaar, a staple event in the Eastown community. This year’s event will be held along Wealthy Street on June 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m....

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by (Molly Klimas)

Submitted 05-01-2014 under

The 3rd annual GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is Aug. 16 and 17, 2014. Starting at noon at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., it’s two days of FREE live jazz! Bring folding chairs, blankets,...

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Community gardens are growing vegetables, knowledge and community

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 04-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Everyone eats. And most of us like hanging out with friends. This is why the local community garden is important. A community garden gives individuals and families a place to grow and care for a plot of fruits and vegetables with others in their...

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DeltaPlex arena to host beer and comedy festival

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 02-14-2014 under NEWS

On Friday and Saturday, the DeltaPlex hosts the sixth Great Brew Ha Ha. The event will feature Grand Rapids and Michigan breweries as well as internationally known brands. Between drinks, attendees can enjoy stand up comedian acts from national and...

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Brewery Vivant celebrates fall with different style of brewing

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Community members of all ages joined in the Brewery Vivant parking lot on Saturday to celebrate fall and the third annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival. The event gave participants the opportunity to engage in the forward-moving beer culture in Beer City...

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