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The 411 in the 616: Who’s Ready for a Long Weekend?

Good morning GR friends! With the holiday weekend approaching and nice weather on the horizon there are a lot of awesome events going on this week in Grand Rapids. Scroll down to see a full list of the hottest events, local links and my latest obsessions of the week. I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Also, don’t forget to use #thegrguide on Instagram.

Rower's Club Coffee Grand Rapids, MichiganEvents:


Cheers to Stone House Recording on their new partnership and renovation! Stop by on Monday, May 22 for an open house and show from 4-11 PM.

Grab your friends and head to a Whitecaps game on Monday, May 22 from 6:35-9:35 for a game against Fort Wayne.


Try something new for lunch and go to Calder Plaza for Truckin’ Tuesdays from 11 AM – 2 PM and try some food from a local food truck while enjoying some outdoor games.

Congrats Long Road Distillers on their 2 year anniversary! Help them celebrate on Tuesday, May 23 from 4-11 PM with new items from their kitchen, new cocktails, the new Beer City Whisky series and more!

Are you a fan of Greenbush beer? Go to Graydon’s Crossing on Tuesday, May 23 from 6-8 PM for a 5 course Greenbush beer dinner.

If you’re looking for a great concert this week check out Tall Heights at The Intersection on Tuesday, May 23 from 7:30-1o PM.


Congrats to Taco Boy celebrating 50 years in business! You can celebrate with them on Wednesday, May 24 from 2-6 PM with $.67 tacos, giveaways and games.

Did you know today is National Scavenger Hunt Day? Join GR Scavenger Hunt and MINDSCAPE for a fun scavenger hunt on the west side on Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30-7 PM.

Wine and design at Koetsier’s Greenhouse on Wednesday, May 24 from 6-8 PM! Bring a pot (or buy one) and Koetsier’s will supply the wine and flowers. 15% of proceeds go towards Making Strides Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Griffins Friday Hockey Game Thursday

Sip and chat at Reserve on Thursday, May 25 and meet with a beverage industry professional from 4:30-6:30 PM

Head to The Winchester for their Garden Party featuring forged foods from their garden on Thursday, May 25 from 5:30-8 PM and enjoy 4 courses and 4 cocktails for $40.

Beer & Barre? Join Beer City Barre at Harmony Hall on Thursday, May 25 from 6-8 PM and enjoy a barre class and pint of beer after class.


Don’t miss Kingma’s Market Seafood Roadshow featuring 20+ varieties of seafood from May 26-27!

If you love hip hop music and yoga head to Seva Yoga on Friday, May 26 from 6-7:15 PM.

Cheer on the Griffins in the Western Conference Finals while enjoying $2 beers and $2 hotdogs on Friday, May 26 from 7-10 PM.


If you’re not going anywhere for the holiday weekend you can go to Flanagan’s Irish Pub for their Beach Party from May 27-28.

Frederik Meijer Gardens is hosting an amazing Iris Show from May 27-28.


If the weather is nice head on down to The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck on Sunday, May 28 from 1-6 PM for The Summer Social Series and enjoy some music and fun outdoors.

Join Hopcat for their Extra Time 5k on Sunday, May 28 at 4PM and celebrate Beer City, USA.

East Grand Rapids Jersey Junction Ice CreamLocal Links:

I’m excited to see SpartanNash stores in West Michigan carrying the Has Heart stationary collection from Design Design! They will be donating $1 of each card to Has Heart.

This antique toolbox centerpiece is such a fun idea from Liz Marie.

Looking forward toย Russo’s new downtown location!

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

Coffee Lovers Dream ice cream at Jersey Junction

Fast drip coffee at Rower’s Club

Sea salt honeyย from Little City Honey Co.

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