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The 411 in the 616: Fall Has Arrived

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall has arrived here in Grand Rapids with temperatures cooler than 90 degrees last week. After a little weekend getaway to Glen Arbor and Leland I’m officially ready for all things Fall and decorating the house with pumpkins and mums. If you’re looking for some great events this week, local links and my latest obsessions from up north scroll down for the 411 in the 616. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Up North Michigan SunsetEvents:


Don’t miss out on $1 oyster Mondays at Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen on Monday, October 2 from 4-10 PM and try oysters grilled, raw or fried!


Celebrate the art of brewing at Craft Beer Cellars Tuesday Tastings this Tuesday, October 3 from 6-7:30 PM.

Grab your girlfriends for a night of cocktails and canvas at Alpine Floral & Gifts on Tuesday, October 3 from 6:30-9 PM.


Stop by Long Road Distillers on Wednesday, October 4 from 4-11:59 PM for their OLD MichiGin release party that’s been barrel aged in a whisky barrel.

Get ready for Fall with at Fall Beauty Bash at BodyBrite Grand Rapids on Wednesday, October 4 from 5-8 PM.

Cheers to the grand opening of PILATES in Ada and the 10 year anniversary of PILATES in East on Wednesday, October 4 from 6-8 PM.

Leland MichiganThursday:

Say hello to Fall at the Fall pop-up with Cloth + Cabin and Lifestyle Kitchen Studio on Thursday, October 5 from 6-10 PM.

Paint your pet at Garage Bar & Grill this Thursday, October 5 from 6-8 PM and enjoy some painting with a cocktail!

Get excited for Fall fashion at Sparrow’s Style Strut Fashion Show on Thursday, October 5 starting at 7 PM.


Don’t miss the ninth annual ArtPrize awards viewing party in Rosa Parks Circle on Friday, October 6 from 7:30-9 PM!

Celebrate the winners of ArtPrize with an after dark party at 20 Monroe with LIFEWTR on Friday, October 6 from 9:15-11 PM.

Get some inspiration for your home at the Fall Parade of Homes with the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids from October 6-21.


Cheers to the grand opening of Grain on Saturday, October 7 from 11 AM – 5 PM.

Celebrate Fall with live music, food trucks, local beer, and donuts with Vander Fest at Vander Mill in Spring Lake on Saturday, October 7 from 4-10 PM

Head to the Green Wagon Farm with friends on Saturday, October 7 from 5-9 PM for a delicious Dinner in the Field.

Cheer on Michigan and Michigan State at Derby Station on Saturday, October 7 starting at 7:30 PM.


Stop by the Downtown Market on Sunday, October 8 for a Home Decor & Wearable Art Fair from 10 AM – 5PM.

The Homestead Glen ArborLocal Links:

Loving these fitness finds from Jill GG!

These healthy Asian recipes look amazing from The Lemon Bowl.

Learn the benefits of a closet consultation with Currently Kherington.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

A weekend getaway staying at The Homestead

The Fishtown sandwich from Village Cheese Shanty

Stocking up on wine from Blustone Vineyards

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