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The 411 in the 616: Hot Things to do This Week

Good morning! I’m finally back after a week in Glen Arbor, MI with family relaxing on the beach, kayaking and wine tasting. I can’t wait to dive back into some exciting projects so stay tuned for some new posts coming soon. This week’s 411 in the 616 is filled with some hot events, food related local links and of course my favorite things this week. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Grand Rapids Popcorn Camping KitEvents:


Make your way to Ah-Nab-Awen Park on Monday, July 17 for some Jazz in the Park featuring the West Michigan Jazz Society from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Enjoy the nice weather with some friends at a West Michigan Whitecaps game on Monday, July 17 starting at 7 PM.


Celebrate the history of happy hour at City Built Brewing Company on Tuesday, July 18 from 3-6 PM and check out their new happy hour menu and beer specials.

Learn how to turn some of your favorite summer wines into cocktails at the Wine Mixology at Horrocks Market Tavern on Tuesday, July 18 from 4-7 PM.

Grab your friends and head to Frederik Meijer Gardens for their Tuesday Evening Music Club featuring Rollie Tussing & The Midwest Territory Band and The Muteflutes on Tuesday, July 18 from 7-10 PM.


Learn how to pair beer and Michigan cheese with Kingma’s Market at Creston Brewery on Wednesday, July 19 from 6-7:30 PM.

Enjoy some live music, good food and drinks with Music at the Market at the Downtown Market on Wednesday, July 19 from 7-9 PM.

City Built Brewing BeerThursday

Don’t miss out on burgers and boilermakers at Long Road Distillersย this Thursday, July 20 from 4-11 PM. You can enjoy a classic burger, endless fries, a shot of whisky and 9oz pour of their new lager all for $15.

Join Vander Mill for their Block Party on Thursday, July 20 from 5-8 PM for some great food, lawn games and of course cider.

If you’re looking for some yoga this week make your way to the GRAM for yoga with AM Yoga on Thursday, July 20 from 5:45-6:45 PM.

Head over to John Ball Zoo for Rock, Roar and Pour on Thursday, July 20 from 6-9 PM and check out the live music, cash bar, food and a behind the scenes look at the zoo!

If you love beer from Perrin Brewing Company you’ll love this dinner at The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck on Thursday, July 20 from 6-11 PM. Cheers!

The summer is all about rose wine so head over to Reserve for a special tasting with Peter Marantette on Thursday, July 20 from 6:30-9:30 PM. #yeswayrose


Don’t miss the Grand Rapids Balloon Festival hosted by RE/MAX of Grand Rapids from July 21-22 in Hudsonville.

Take a little drive to Grand Haven and check out the Brightly Twisted trunk show at Lee & Birch this Friday, July 21 from 5-8 PM.

Cheers to Beers at the Bridge with Ada Village on Friday, July 21 from 6-9 PM for some great music and beer.

Enjoy movies in the park this Friday, July 21 and catch The Book of Life and Jaws with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. from 6 PM – 12 AM.


You can’t go wrong with Kula Yoga + $5 cocktails at Gray Skies Distillery on Saturday, July 22 from 11 AM – 1 PM.


Go to Rockwell for brunch and some yoga with Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse on Sunday, July 23 from 9-11:30 AM.

It’s Sunday Funday with A/B, Iconoclasp, and Fox Naturals with their pop-up shop/party this Sunday, July 23 from 10 AM – 4 PM at Donkey!

Glen Arbor WinesLocal Links:

These simple and easy canning recipes look amazing from Binks & the Bad Housewife.

This German Potato Salad would be perfect for a BBQ from Dash of Evans.

I can’t wait to try these shrimp skewers that Kristen Jones recently made.

My Favorite Things This Week:

The camping kit from Grand Rapids Popcorn Company

Chardonnay from Glen Arbor Wines

A manicure and pedicure from Coiffeteria Salon

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