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The 411 in the 616: It’s Gonna Be May

Good morning and hello May! I love the start of a new month and the chance for new beginnings. There’s a lot going on in Grand Rapids this week with Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby coming up. Scroll down for a full list of fun events, some great local links and my current obsessions around town. I hope you have a wonderful week and don’t forget to use #thegrguide on Instagram!

Donkey Grand RapidsEvents:


Have you heard about the new store on Fulton St.? Check out the grand opening of Pathway Market from 10 AM – 5 PM on Monday, May 1 and find some cool items for your home.

Board games and beer are a perfect combination at Craft Beer Cellar on Monday, May 1 from 5-9 PM. You can enjoy $1 off drafts while you play games with your friends.


If you work downtown don’t miss Truckin’ Tuesdays at Calder Plaza on Tuesday, May 2 from 11 AM – 2 PM with games and amazing food.

If you like oysters head on over to Long Road Distillers for $1 oysters on Tuesday, May 2 from 4-10 PM.

How about some yoga? Head to the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Tuesday, May 2 from 6:30-7:45 PM for some yoga with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga.

Avocado Toast Field & FireWednesday:

Enjoy a Whitecaps game on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:35 PM as they take on the Clinton LumberKings.


Relax at Rosa this Thursday, May 4 and enjoy some free outdoor entertainment from Avalon Cutts-Jones Music and don’t miss the food trucks!

Have you heard about ALALA activewear? Stop by A.K. RIKK’S for a trunk show, juice bar from Malamiah and a yoga class from Kula on May 4 & 5.

May the forth be with you! Grab your friends and go to Harmony Eastown for a Star Wars Party on May 4 from 5-11:45 PM and get your picture taken with a Storm Trooper, music and themed cocktails.


Love cider? Celebrate with Sietsema Orchards on their tasting room spring opening on Friday, May 5 from 3-7 PM.

Stop by Parliament the Boutique for their First Friday event and Conscious Clothing Pop-Up Shop from May 5-7.

Support GRFC on Friday, May 5 from 7:30-10 PM as they take on Ole SC at Houseman Field.

Cheers to Cinco de Mayo at The Winchester for NSynco de Mayo with A/B from 8:30 PM – 2 AM.


If you love Amore Trattoria Italiana check out Chefs Live! at the DeltaPlex featuring Chef Jenna Arcidiacono on May 6 from 11 AM – 3 PM.

If the weather is nice check out The Sovengard’s Biergarten grand opening on Saturday, May 6 from 12-10 PM for beer, food and fun games.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Donkey on May 6 from 4-10 PM with a street party! Enjoy live music, a food truck, street corn and drinks.

Cheer on our Griffins as they play this Saturday, May 6 at 7 PM as they play the Chicago Wolves.

Watch the Kentucky Derby with friends at Flanagan’s, Flat Lander’s Bar, or New Holland Brewing the Knickerbocker.


Don’t miss Jimmy Eat World at 20 Monroe Live on Sunday, May 7 at 7 PM!

Local Epicurean pasta classLocal Links:

I’ve been craving ice cream with the warmer weather and this list of yummy ice cream treats from The Epicurean Traveler is the best.

Stay safe in the sun this summer with these tips for sunscreen from Kitchen Stewardship.

I’m loving these canvas bags from Brothers Leather Supply Co. for summer!

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

The avocado toast from Field & Fire Cafe

Learning how to make pasta at The Local Epicurean

Curing a cold with soup from Uncle Cheetah’s Soup Shop

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1 Comment

  1. Reply
    Tieka, Selective Potential
    May 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Always love these posts! Planning on a few things already! 🙂

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