The Rapidian


Photo Gallery: Asian-Pacific Week Festival

Submitted 06-14-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Festival Week concluded with the Asian Pacific Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Rosa Parks Circle.


West Michigan's Loving Day Celebration kicks off today

Submitted 06-11-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Edye Evans Hyde, executive director of Ebony Road Players, is known both locally and beyond for her incomparable musical and theater talents. And this time of year, you will also find her immersed in a series of community events that make up West Michigan’s Loving Day Celebration.


In Season: June 9, 2018

Submitted 06-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

It's officially Michigan STRAWBERRY SEASON!!! Don't let the clouds + rain keep you from shopping outside + getting your first strawberries of the season!


Giving us more than we could ever give in return

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

We often say that those we serve give to us more than we could ever give to them, and Loretta is one of our precious friends who has done just that.


Imagining a world where love is the way

Submitted 06-05-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

It was a mere 51 years ago that Mildred and Richard Loving, an African American woman and white man, inadvertently and indelibly changed the landscape of love when they fought all the way to the Supreme Court for their right to be married.


LINC Up's Rock the Block offers engagement, education, entertainment opportunities this Saturday

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NEWS

LINC UP will be hosting their eighth annual Rock the Block festival this Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Madison Square. This event will host a myriad of local musicians, artists and food vendors, along with health and wellness booths.


Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival Week, June 4-9, 2018

Submitted 06-04-2018 under OPINION

Following the success of the 2017 Festival and other related events, including the February 2018 Lunar New Year Celebration, the Grand Rapids Asian Festival team is bringing a whole week of Asian-Pacific-focused activities to the City.


In Season: June 2, 2018

Submitted 05-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

June is here already + it's prime season for shopping OUTSIDE! We will have a full Market of vendors tomorrow, with products ranging from Michigan-raised meats, eggs, dairy, and beans to fresh produce, cold beverages, vegetable plants, flowers (Peonies are here!) and more!


2018 Festival of the Arts celebrates rich tradition and new additions

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.


In Season : May 26, 2018

Submitted 05-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us + we have such a beautiful selection of fresh fruits + veggies, Michigan made products, and flowers + garden transplants to help you celebrate! We also have two delicious food trucks on site today, Cone Appetit + What the Truck, if you'd like a tasty treat!