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The 411 in the 616: Celebrating Summer

Good morning Grand Rapids! Who’s ready to celebrate the start of summer this week? There are a ton of fun events happening around the city to kick off summer so scroll down to start making plans this week. Also, don’t miss some of my favorite local links and latest obsessions around town. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Ice Cream Furniture City CreameryEvents:


Enjoy a concert in John Collins Park in East Grand Rapids on Monday, June 19 from 7-8:30 PM featuring Drew Hale.

Grab your significant other for some free ballroom dancing with Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. on the Blue Bridge on Monday, June 19 from 7:30-8:15 PM.


Head to the Grand Rapids Art Museum for a fun lunch & learn with Molly Jacques on Tuesday, June 20 from 12-1 PM.

Get ready for yoga, pizza and chill at Herb & Fire Pizzeria on Tuesday, June 20 from 6-7 PM. Don’t miss yoga with Yoga Blue and 15% off your order at Herb & Fire Pizzeria.

Enjoy a dog walk with Pet Agree, LLC for dinner and drinks at One Trick Pony and a walk to Rosa Parks Circle on Tuesday, June 20 from 6:30-7:30 PM.

Stop by Long Road Distillers for the release of Perrin Black Malt Whisky on Tuesday, June 20 from 7-8 PM. You can enjoy a tour and learn more about the process of making this whisky.

Don’t miss David Blaine at 20 Monroe Live on Tuesday, June 20 at 8 PM.


If you love strawberries don’t miss the Strawberry ‘Stravaganza at the Downtown Market on Wednesday, June 21 from 10 AM – 3 PM.

Cheers to Urban You and their grand opening celebration on Wednesday, June 21 from 2-7 PM.

Celebrate the first day of summer at The Sovengard for a Midsommer celebration on Wednesday, June 21 from 3-11 PM.

Take your summer style to the next level with a summer style event at Iris Boutique on Wednesday, June 21 from 5-8 PM.


Check out the grand opening of Uptown Cheapskate in Grandville from June 22-24!

Head to the Downtown Market for some music at the market on Thursday, June 22 from 5-8 PM.

Don’t miss the June Garden dinner at The Winchester on Thursday, June 22 from 5:30-7:30 PM.

Enjoy some yoga with AM Yoga at The Grand Rapids Art Museum on Thursday, June 22 from 5:45-6:45 PM.

Grab your friends and enjoy Eat Shop Rock in East Fulton on Thursday, June 22 from 6-9 PM.


Trust me you won’t want to miss Brews, BBQ and Bourbon in Ah-Nab-Awen Park from June 23-25!

Try some yoga at Sietsema Orchards with Twisted Hot Yoga on Friday, June 23 from 5:30-6:30.

Enjoy Beers at the Bridge in Ada Village with craft beer from GBCB and food from local Ada vendors on Friday, June 23 from 6-9 PM.

Cheer on the Whitecaps as they play against the Lansing Lugnuts on Friday, June 23 from 7-10 PM.


Start your weekend off with some yoga with Dean Jeffery at lululemon on Saturday, June 24 from 9-9:50 AM.

Try some sushi and sake at Horrocks Market Tavern on Saturday, June 24 from 11 AM – 3 PM.

If you’re looking to take a drive this weekend head to Traverse City for their Wine & Cider festival on Saturday, June 24 from 3-9 PM.


Join Gravel Bottom Brewery for the 2017 Ada Paddle Fest on Sunday, June 25 ย from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Don’t miss the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Van Andel Arena on Sunday, June 25 at 8 PM.

Downtown-Grand-RapidsLocal Links:

I had so much fun doing this summer makeover with Coiffeteria Salon!

This grapefruit and mint sorbet from The Everyday Chef and Wife would be perfect for a summer dinner party.

I can’t wait to try this recipe for whipped feta from Rachel Cooks!

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

The quatro formaggi pizza at Palio

Dough ice cream from Furniture City Creameryย 

New sandals from Hush Puppies

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  1. Reply
    Rachel Gurk
    June 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I want to do it all! Thanks for including me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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