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The 411 in the 616: Riding the Heat Wave

Good morning Grand Rapids! The weather this week is going to be hot, but you can stay cool with some fun events, local links and my latest obsessions in the 411 in the 616. There is a ton of amazing things going on in the city this week so enjoy and don’t forget to use #thegrguide on Instagram. Have a wonderful week!

The Score Grand Rapids, MIEvents:


Enjoy the nice weather with an afternoon Whitecaps game on Monday, June 12 from 12-3 PM.

Try some Zumba at Rosa Parks Circle on Monday, June 12 from 5:30-6:15 PM with Downtown Inc. and City of Grand Rapids Park and Recreation Department.

Head to Ah-Nab-Awen Park on Monday, June 12 from 6:30-8:30 PM for Jazz in the Park with the West Michigan Jazz Society.


Don’t miss the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythfield Country Club from June 13-18!

Grab a beer from Batch Brewing Company at 7 Monks Taproom on Tuesday, June 12 from 3-11:45 PM.

Fetch your tickets to the BISSELL Blocktail Party at Mangiamo on Tuesday, June 13 from 6-9 PM and you can enjoy a fun patio party with your dog.

If you love gin head to Long Road Distillers for a gin cocktail class on Tuesday, June 13 from 6:30-8 PM.


Grab your friends and head to West Elm on Wednesday, June 14 from 5-8 PM for a pop-up with Amy Carroll Photography, White Farmhouse Blog and Le Bon Macaron!

Need some yoga? Try the Pop-Up Yoga with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga at Richard App Gallery on Wednesday, June 14 from 6-7 PM.

Join Lole on Wednesday, June 14 from 7-8 PM for their White Tour On The Road at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown and enjoy some yoga and live music.

Nonna's the Trattoria Grand RapidsThursday

Join the Daily Method Barre & Cycle Studio at Moosejaw Grand Rapids on Thursday, June 15 from 6-7 PM for a barre class and local brews.

Happy Anniversary Lee & Birch! Join them at their Wealthy St. location on Thursday, June 15 from 6-9 PM for live music and 20% off. Cheers!

Congrats to Duffield Lane on their grand opening in East Grand Rapids on Thursday, June 15 from 6:30-8:30 PM and enjoy cocktails and appetizers while you shop.

Try some patio pounders wine at Reserve for their monthly wine tasting on Thursday, June 15 from 6:30-11 PM.


Don’t miss the Grand Taste at the Meijer LPGA Classic from June 16-18 and try food and beverage samples from local restaurants, breweries and Meijer vendors.

Movies in the Park is back and you can see Willa Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Pan’s Labyrinth on Friday, June 16 from 6 PM – 12 AM.


Run or walk a 5k at Rockford High School with the Meijer LPGA and Gazelle Sports on Saturday, June 17 starting at 8 AM.

Don’t miss GR Pride Fest on June 17 from 12 PM -12 AM!

Cheers to Founders Fest 2017 on Saturday, June 17 for a celebration of beer and music starting at 3 PM!

Grab your girlfriends and head to Dime & Regal for a Wildflower Painting Night with Krista Pischner on Saturday, June 17 from 5-7 PM.

Head to Fifth Third Ballpark to see GRFC vs. Detroit City FC on Saturday, June 17 from 7:30-10 PM.


If you’re looking an adventure head to Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park on Sunday, June 18 from 10 AM – 9 PM for a special Father’s Day climb.

If your dad loves to golf take him to the Grand Rapids Art Museum for Makers Mini-Golf on Sunday, June 18 from 12-4 PM.

Treat your dad to dinner for Father’s Day at Creston Brewery on Sunday, June 18 from 6-8 PM.

Iris Boutique Grand Rapids MILocal Links:

Dreaming of a trip to Nashville after reading Emerald & Oak’s Nashville City Guide.

I’m excited to hear Worlklab by Custer is expanding!

Bookmarking these recipes to try with leftover coffee from The Lemon Bowl.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

Dinner alfresco at Nonna’s the Trattoria

Finding summer accessories at Iris Boutique

A beer in the sand at The Score

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