Meijer Gardens announces lineup for 2021 summer concert series

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on Monday released the 2021 lineup for its Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens.

East Grand Rapids announces lineup for summer concerts, movies

The East Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting two free summer entertainment series, Concerts and Movies in the Park, for all ages at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Drive SE.

Saugatuck Douglas Fennville Arts Initiative reveals first exhibit

The Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention and Visitors Bureau launched the Saugatuck Douglas Fennville Arts Initiative with the purpose of creating a connection between arts and community development after the pandemic isolation.

Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival returns for 2021

The fifth annual Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival will take place from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Calder Plaza, 250 Monroe Ave. NW in Grand Rapids.

Meijer LPGA Classic introduces virtual run and walk event

Michiganders can compete in Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give’s new Virtual Run & Walk Challenge, starting Monday and ending June 20.

Downtown Grand Rapids to receive sculpture promoting unity, diversity

Downtown Grand Rapids will be the home of a new sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.

Theater production company plans to invest $750K in West Side

Before beginning its seventh season July 23 with the opening of “Ain’t Nothing Like Family: Ms. Wilkins Goes to Court,” Host Productions LLC, a Grand Rapids-based theater production company, announced plans to invest nearly $750,000 in Grand Rapids’ West Side.

Grand Rapids ranks as 68th-best biking city

The city of Grand Rapids ranked as the 68th-best biking city in the country overall in 2021, according to LawnStarter.

Ride United bike event returns in September

The annual Ride United (United Way of the Lakeshore) bike event will return Sept. 25 with starting locations in Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana.

Grand Rapids reveals dates for sixth annual free outdoor fitness classes

The city of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will host summer outdoor fitness classes in parks and public spaces across the city for the sixth year starting Monday.

GRAM receives $35K exhibition funding

The Grand Rapids Art Museum was approved for a $35,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support its touring exhibition, Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue.

Grand Rapids Public Library extending hours starting next month

The Grand Rapids Public Library will be extending its hours of operation at all of its locations beginning June 7.

New paddle club to host water races supporting charities

The newly formed nonprofit Muskegon Lakeshore Paddle Club will host community paddle events on June 12 and Aug. 28 on Mona Lake at Ross Park, 82 Randall Road in Norton Shores.

Listening Room relaunches GR Live radio show

The Listening Room at Studio Park is relaunching WYCE’s (88.1 FM) remote broadcast radio show GR LIVE on Thursday.

Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival returns for 2021

After a year hiatus, the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival announced its 2021 dates.

Celebration Cinema South reopening Thursday

After 14 months, Celebration Cinema South in Kentwood will reopen its doors to moviegoers Thursday.

Grand Rapids Art Museum exhibit to feature American folk art

The Grand Rapids Art Museum’s newest exhibit features more than 80 American folk art objects, spanning from paintings and pottery, to quilts, needlework and sculpture, which were created by folk artists, often referred to as self-taught artists.

Kent District Library opens Ada branch; facility includes community center

The Amy Van Andel Library – Ada Community Center is officially open following a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.

Studio Park announces summer events

The piazza at Studio Park in downtown Grand Rapids will be the site of Studio C’s summertime outdoor programming beginning in June.

Ford airport reveals new sculpture

Gerald R. Ford International Airport unveiled a new sculpture to honor Native American history in West Michigan.

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