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The 411 in the 616: Happy 4th!

Good morning Grand Rapids! Who’s excited to celebrate the 4th of July tomorrow? This holiday is one of my favorites so I hope you have a great day with friends and family enjoy some BBQ and fireworks. With the holiday this week there are still a lot of great things going on in GR so scroll down for some entertaining events, my favorite local links and some of my latest obsessions this week. Cheers!

Bostwick Lake InnEvents:


Head over to Grandville on Monday, June 3 for Beer, Bands & BBQ from 4-11 PM in downtown Grandville.

Don’t miss out on Jazz in the Park on Monday, June 3 with the West Michigan Jazz Society starting at 6:30 PM.

Make Monday night date night and try some ballroom dancing on the Blue Bridge with Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. on Monday, June 3 from 7:30-8:15 PM.


Cheers to happy hour all day at Craft Beer Cellar on Tuesday, July 4 from 10 AM – 6 PM.

Head to East Grand Rapids for their 4th of July Celebration starting at 12 PM and featuring a parade, family fun and fireworks!

Celebrate the 4th of July with a Beer Run at the Fulton Street Pub & Grill with New Holland Brewing and Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon on Tuesday, July 4 from 6:30-9 PM.

Don’t miss the start of the Tuesday Evening Music Club at Meijer Gardens on Tuesday, July 4 at 7 PM featuring Green on Blue and The Red Sea Pedestrians.

The Riverside Inn LelandWednesday

Grab dinner at the Downtown Market with Food Trucks with a Twist on Wednesday, July 5 from 4-7 PM.

Enjoy some yoga with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga at Richard App Gallery this Wednesday, July 5 from 6-7 PM.


Head to the Ford Museum for Ford After Five: Coffee Bar Stories to hear Grand Rapids tastemakers talk about their passions on Thursday, July 6 from 5:30-7:30 PM.

Make your way to the Grand Rapids Art Museum for GRAM on the Green featuring Cabildo on Thursday, July 6 from 6-9 PM.


Join Carbon Stories for their Carbon Block Party on Friday, July 7 from 5-8 PM.

Celebrate Friday with Avenue for the Arts and their July First Fridays from 6-9 PM on South Division.

Grab your friends for Movies in the Park on Friday, July 7 to see Mrs. Doubtfire and Forrest Gump starting at 6 PM.


If you love tater tots and beer don’t miss the Tater Tots & Beer Festival on Saturday, July 8 from 1-4 PM in Ah-Nab-Awen-Park.


Take a drive to New Holland Brewing Pub on 8th for their 3rd Annual Great Lakes Fish Boil on Sunday, July 9 starting at 6 PM.

Leland GalLocal Links:

Loving this DIY modern bench from Design and Unwind!

14 reasons to visit Michigan’s Adventure this summer on the Awesome Mitten.

Check out this awesome laundry room makeover from Rebecca Tenbrink Interior Design.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

Scallops from The Riverside Inn

This pillow from Leland Gal

Dinner on the patio at Bostwick Lake Inn

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