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The 411 in the 616: August Vibes

I can’t believe it’s already August this week! I’m trying to spend as much time outdoors enjoying patios, the beach and the pool to make the most of this summer. If you’re looking for some fun ways to enjoy these summer days scroll down for this week’s 411 in the 616 to find events, local links and my latest obsessions. I hope you have a wonderful week and don’t forget to use #thegrguide on Instagram!

Fulton Street Farmers MarketEvents:


Cheers to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum celebrating 20 years! Join them on Monday, July 31 from 2-8 PM for a street party with art, bubbles and more.

If you’re vegan or thinking about going vegan don’t miss the Vegan Takeover at Field & Fire Cafe on Monday, July 31 from 5-8 PM.

Need some yoga? Head to CoreLife Eatery in Grandville for some yoga on the patio with Yoga Blue on Monday, July 31 from 7:15-8:15 PM.


Try yoga at the Fulton Street Farmers Market on Tuesday, August 1 from 10:30-11:15 with Seva Yoga.

Do you want a behind the scenes look at Civic Theatre? Head to their Open House on Tuesday, August 1 from 6-8 PM for a tour of the scene shop, meet the new Technical Director and learn about volunteer opportunities.

Go for a Beer Run at Big Bob’s Pizza with Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon on Tuesday, August 1 from 6:30-9 PM.

Don’t miss the Tuesday Evening Music Club at Frederik Meijer Gardens featuring The Moonrays and 6-Pak on Tuesday, August 1 from 7-10 PM.


I can’t wait to see Andrew McMahan at 20 Monroe on Wednesday, August 2 starting at 6 PM!

Thinking of going backpacking this summer? Head to Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus for Beers, Bites and Backpacks on Wednesday, August 2 from 6-8 PM to sample beer from Gravel Bottom Brewery and learn about Osprey backpacks.

If you love graphic design don’t miss AIGA West Michigan presents: Graphic Means at Wealthy Theatre on Wednesday, August 2 from 8-9:30 PM.

The Sovengard PatioThursday:

Don’t miss out on the 3rd Annual Funky Buddha Fest from August 3-5 at Rosa Parks Circle!

Did you know today is National IPA Day? Head to Derby StationΒ or Graydon’s Crossing on Thursday, August 3 from 2-6 PM for special prices on IPA’s!

If you love wine make your way to Aperitivo for Summer Sips with Woodberry Wine and taste 5 wines for $10 on Thursday, August 3 from 5-7:30 PM.

Cheers to Cloth + Cabin on their launch this Thursday, August 3 from 6-10 at Wildwood Family Farms.


Take a tour of downtown hidden gardens with Dwelling Place on Friday, August 4 from 5:30-7 PM.

Spend a night outdoors with Movies in the Park hosted by Downtown, Inc. and see Selena and The Bodyguard on Friday, August 4 from 6 PM – 12 AM.

Grab your friends and enjoy a 70s, 80s and 90s Bike Party with She Rides Her Own Way on Friday, August 4 from 7-10 PM.

Enjoy some live music at Rockford Brewing Company featuring The Moonrays on Friday, August 4 from 8-11 PM.


Cheers to Slows on their 2nd anniversary! Join them on Saturday, August 5 from 10 AM – 11 PM for some special beer tappings to celebrate.

Head to Kingma’s Market for their Succulent Bar on Saturday, August 5 from 10 AM – 1 PM.


Try some yoga on the ridge at Ridge Cider Co. on Sunday, August 6 from 11 AM – 12 PM.

Enjoy some live music at Creston Brewery featuring The Bootstrap Boys on Sunday, August 6 from 4-6 PM.

Noco Provisions Grand RapidsLocal Links:

Loving this Lake Day packing list from Lake Effect Co.

I’m so excited to shop Bailey & James online!

If you need some inspiration for summer trends this month check out jb and me.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

The Fisherman’s Stew from Noco Provisions

The Sovengard’s patio with a glass of wine

Palio’s happy hour

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