Happy Fall y’all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend enjoying the summer-like weather, seeing ArtPrize and watching the Michigan vs. Michigan State game. I took advantage of the great weather on Saturday and finally started decorating my front step with some mums and pumpkins, and thought about what I should be for Halloween. Any ideas? I hope you have a good week enjoying Fall in Grand Rapids and don’t forget to tag your photos on Instagram with #thegrguide!
Make your Monday a little brighter with an ice cream social (with flowers) at Kennedy’s on Monday, October 9 with a class at 10:30 AM and a class at 6 PM.
If you love swing dancing or if you’ve always wanted to try check out Monday night swing at Rapid Rhythms on Monday, October 9 from 8:15-11 PM.
If you need a fun date night check out the Champagne Collet Wine Dinner at Reserve on Tuesday, October 10 starting at 6:30 PM.
Cheers to Wine Wednesday at Aperitivo for a wine tasting with Little Peacock Imports on Wednesday, October 11 from 5-7 PM.
If you love knitting and beer make your way to Creston Brewery on Wednesday, October 11 from 6-9 PM for knitters night!
If you like Short’s and Lagunitas beer check out the tap event at 7 Monks Taproom on Thursday, October 12 from 3-11:59 PM.
Don’t miss out on Small Plates, Big Impact at the Downtown Market on Thursday, October 12 from 5:30-9:30 PM for an interactive food event to benefit the Downtown Market Education Foundation culinary nutrition and entrepreneur program.
Join Merrell at Woosah on Thursday, October 12 from 6-9 PM for the launch of Create Your Trail with tacos from What The Truck, beer from Founders and more!
Take a little drive to Holland on October 13 or 14 for the Downtown Holland Fall Fest and celebrate all the best things about Fall including pumpkin carvers, a hayride and more.
How about a BYOB Fall Color Tour? Join the Grand Rapids Beer Trolly on October 13 or 14 for a color tour that starts at Vander Mill.
Grab your friends for the 2nd Annual Harvest at Farmhaus Cider Co. on October 13 and 14 for some cider, s’mores bar, wood fired pizza, live music, pumpkin painting for kids and more!
Enjoy some family yoga and pumpkin painting party at Renew Mama Studio on Friday, October 13 from 6:30-7:30 PM
Check out the Shopping & Lifestyle Expo at DeVos Place with your girlfriends on October 14 and 15.
Congrats to Founders celebrating their 20th anniversary on Saturday, October 14 starting at 1 PM. Head to their taproom for some great beer, food and live music.
Cheers to the The Cheese Lady Grand Rapids celebrating 5 years on Saturday, October 14 from 1-5 PM! Stop in the store to sample some cheese and don’t miss the grilled cheese showdown.
Get the whole family together and make a trip to Frederik Meijer Gardens for Fall Family Day on Saturday, October 14 from 1-4 PM.
Come out to Fifth Third Ballpark to see GRFC vs. La Raza All Stars for a soccer match to benefit the American Cancer Society and local soccer legend Roger Garner on Saturday, October 14 from 7-10 PM.
Congratulations to The Rockford Cheese Shop on their grand opening on Sunday, October 15 from 1-5 PM.
Check out these 5 steps to easy, low stress meal planning with Jules’ Fuel.
I love these paintings from Copper Corners.
How fun are these cocktail napkins from Design, Design for Fall?!
My Latest Obsessions This Week:
Brunch at Gold Cash Gold
Enjoying the patio at Butcher’s Union
Finding some of my favorite wine at Russo’s International Market downtown location