Art Prize

By SVG / July 15, 2009 / 0 Comments

If you haven’t heard the buzz about Grand Rapids’ Art Prize competition and want to get involved it’s not too late! For those of you unfamiliar with the Art Prize, it is an international art competition that brings together incredible talents and visions for different works of art. It is hosted by Grand Rapids and offers a 1st place prize of $250,000! Hosts and Vendors include beautiful locations such as UICA galleries and Ah-Nab-Awen Park. All details and dates are available on their website Don’t miss this chance to enjoy the most talented artists that Grand Rapids has to offer, as they showcase their skills in this fun and funky competition. Whether you want to get involved and become a part of this great competition, or just have a passion for art; the Art Prize is an event that will be extraordinarily unique and exciting to see.

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Taste of Grand Rapids

By SVG / July 13, 2009 / 0 Comments

The 10th and annual “Taste of Grand Rapids” is quickly approaching, and is one event that you cannot miss out on. John Ball Park Zoo will host the event that includes over 15 of the best restaurants in Grand Rapids. There will also be approximately 20 bands performing likely with some mediocre dancing from the audience. Also, there will be the State of Michigan Barbecue competition. And, for all you penny-pinchers, the parking and admission to this fantastic event is free! What more could you ask for in a beautiful summer day in Grand Rapids? ….Food, music, dancing, sun, fresh air, friends, and ….oh yeah….more food!!! The event kicks off July 24th and promises to satisfy more than just your tastebuds. Bon Apetite!

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Blues on the Mall

By SVG / July 8, 2009 / 0 Comments

On top of all of the great festivities that Rosa Parks Circle puts on over the summer, and of course the ice skating during the winter, there is an event this summer that may not be as well known. It is the Blues on the Mall, located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. It is a great time to kick back and relax (literally, bring your lounge chair) and listen to free blues concerts every Wednesday night. This is a fantastic opportunity to take some time to enjoy the sights of downtown Grand Rapids, while listening to some soothing blues music. Not to mention the amazing food that is available during the concerts as well. If the best things in life are free and then this is one of them, don’t miss out!

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Founders Fest 09

By SVG / July 6, 2009 / 0 Comments

There are many events throughout the summer that the people of Grand Rapids get very excited for and are consistently marked on their calendars. The Founders Fest ranks right at the top of that list. For one day the beloved Founders Brewery will block off streets to celebrate the ten plus years that they have been thriving in Grand Rapids. Not only is it a great chance to get together with friends to sample some of the amazing tasting Founder’s beer, but there will be several different bands there to entertain as well. Not to mention some of the best tasting food that Grand Rapids has to offer. It is an event limited to ages 21+, but the turn out promises to be a great one as Founders Fest has proved to be a time to take in some cold drinks and good eats.  Founders Fest taking place July 20th is yet another incredible reason why Grand Rapids is simply one of the best places to live especially during the summer.

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