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The 411 in the 616: Find Out What’s Going on in GR This Week

Hello Monday! I hope you had a great weekend enjoying the sunny 70 degree weather. I spent as much time as I could outside walking downtown, eating alfresco and spending some time at Meijer Gardens. So what’s going on in Grand Rapids this week? Scroll down for your 411 in the 616 including some Halloween events, fun local links and my latest obsessions. Have a good week and don’t forget to use #thegrguide on Instagram!

Apples Fulton Street Farmers MarketEvents:


Get ready for Halloween with a pumpkin carving party at New Holland Brewing the Knickerbocker on Monday, October 23 from 5:30-7:30 PM.

If you love chocolate don’t miss the chocolate dinner #2 at Mokaya on Monday, October 23 from 6-8 PM and explore some French flavors with a 5 course dinner.

Join the Grand Rapids Young Professionals for a no-sew blanket night to benefit the Humane Society of West Michigan on Monday, October 23 from 6:30-8 PM.


Try some Zumba with Tara at The Pyramid Scheme on Tuesday, October 24 from 6-8 PM for a Halloween themed event.

If you have a dog don’t miss the community dog walk and costume contest with Pet-Agree, LLC Petsitting/Dogwalking at One Trick Pony on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 PM.


Pick up some greeting cards, gift packaging, stationary and more at the Design Design, Inc. factory sale from October 25-27!

Enjoy some wine tasting at Russo’s International Market on Fulton Street on Wednesday, October 25 from 5-6:30 PM.

Join Fido & Stitch for their first Mutt Strut Halloween dog walk with Nature of the Dog on Wednesday, October 25 from 6-8 PM.

Try a 4 course dinner paired with select wine and craft beer at Palio Grand Rapids grapes vs. grains dinner on Wednesday, October 25 from 6-9 PM.

Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids PumpkinsThursday:

Don’t miss Fork Fest with Local First West Michigan at Romence Gardens on Thursday, October 26 from 5-9 PM.

Grab your girlfriends and head to Rylee’s Ace Hardware for ladies night featuring apples and The Canning Diva on Thursday, October 26 from 5-8 PM.

Enjoy a Halloween themed dinner with your costume at Founders on Thursday, October 26 from 6-9 PM.


Head down to Slows Bar BQ as they partner with D’arts Donuts and Farmhaus Cider Co. for a hard cider and donut pairing on Friday, October 27 from 11 AM – 11 PM.

Cheers to the weekend with some wine sampling at Kingma’s Market on Friday, October 27 from 4-7 PM.


Celebrate Rosa Parks Circle with the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department all day on October 28 as the park was named one of 5 great public spaces in America!


Enjoy a 4 course butcher’s dinner with Louise Earl Butcher on Sunday, October 29 from 6-8 PM.

New Hotel Mertens Grand RapidsLocal Links:

This shaved brussels sprout salad with butternut squash looks amazing for Fall from Pop Kitchen.

I’m loving these picks for interior lighting from All Things Amber.

I would love to try these flourless fudge brownies from Bold Babes Blog.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

The old fashioned from Rendezvous in the Amway Grand Hotel smoked tableside

The cheese cart at New Hotel Mertens

Pizza from Salt of the Earth

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