The Rapidian

John Ball Park

Wege Foundation awards Grand Rapids Symphony a $1 million grant for diversity, equity and inclusion

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 06-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

For centuries, the mission of an orchestra such as the Grand Rapids Symphony was to make music. In recent times, the job of a performing arts organization also has been to inspire, motivate, educate and nurture its audience. Today, it’s the...

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Treat yourself to free music, fresh air, fun this summer

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 06-26-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This summer there are many options for free outdoor music in Grand Rapids and surrounding townships. There are different offerings depending on the night of the week. But if you can't make it one week, all listed events are recurring on the same...

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Taste of Grand Rapids showcases local restaurants, hosts barbeque competition

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-26-2012 under NEWS

Last year, 20,000 people showed up at John Ball Park for the Taste of Grand Rapids. “One highlight of the event is that it’s free,” states Clear Channel Media and Entertainment promotions assistant Samantha Bennett....

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Taste of Grand Rapids 2011: Ready for More

by (samantha.dine)

Submitted 07-27-2011 under OPINION

The 13th annual Taste of Grand Rapids and barbeque competition was held this past weekend at John Ball Park. The event offered an eclectic mix of bands and entertainment hosted by The FOX 101.3 ,B-93 93.7 and STAR 105.7, as well as a...

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Fulton Street Cemetery - Part I: The history and design of a historic masterpeice

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-09-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Nestled in the Midtown neighborhood, lying quietly behind a wall on Fulton Street is a great historic relic. The Fulton Street Cemetery is a park maintained by the city for people of all ages to come and enjoy a goldmine of history. The cemetery is...

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Recovery Palooza Comes to Grand Rapids.

by (Paul H)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under NEWS

Once again, it’s time for Recovery Palooza! It will be held Saturday, September 19th at John Ball Park. The event is the fourth annual celebration of substance abuse recovery. It is held every September to observe National Drug and Alcohol...

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