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The 411 in the 616: Savoring Summer

I don’t know about you but I’m truly savoring these summer days in Grand Rapids. If you’re looking for some new things to try this summer in GR check out my summer bucket list filled with fun ideas. You can also find some great events, local links and my latest obsessions in this week’s 411 in the 616. A huge thank you to everyone’s sweet comments on Saturday as The GR Guide turned 1! I really appreciate all of your support and I can’t wait to see what this next year holds. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Enjoy Michigan NorthportEvents:


Head over to The Grand Rapids Public Museum and check out a special laser light show at the planetarium from July 24-30 featuring popular and classic music.

If you’re dreaming about California make your way to Circle Theatre for their California Dreamin’ concert on Monday, July 24 from 7-9 PM.

Make Monday night your date night with free ballroom dancing on the Blue Bridge on Monday, July 24 from 7:30-8:15 PM with Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.


Did you know today is National Carousel Day? Head to The Grand Rapids Public Museum for free carousel rides from 9 AM – 8 PM.

Try something new for lunch with Truckin’ Tuesdays at Calder Plaza with the Grand Rapids Food Truck Association on Tuesday, July 25 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Celebrate Christmas in July at Frosty Boy Grand Rapids with peppermint concoctions on Tuesday, July 25 from 12-10 PM.

Watch 5 creators pitch their ideas at 5×5 night with Start Garden on Tuesday, July 25 from 5-8 PM at New Holland the Knickerbocker.

Take a break for some yoga with YogaBreak at Hall Street Bakery on Tuesday, July 25 at 7 PM.


It’s Winning Wednesdays at Sandy Point Beach House with Lee & Birch on Wednesday, July 26 from 4-7 PM!

Join the West Michigan Woman for Ladies Pint Out at Watermark Country Club for some local treats and tastes on Wednesday, July 26 from 5:30-8 PM.

Get ready for a Distillery Dash with Lole Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Running Tours on Wednesday, July 26 from 6:15-8 PM at Gray Skies Distillery.

Grove Grand RapidsThursday:

Need some yoga? Make your way to Roots Brew Shop for yoga with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga on Thursday, July 27 from 7-8 AM.

Are you a fan of German beer? Check out German beer night at 7 Monks Taproom on Thursday, July 27 from 3-11:45 PM.

If you love seafood and beer don’t miss the Seafood Beer Dinner at Perrin Brewing on Thursday, July 27 from 7-10 PM.

Don’t miss this week’s GRAM on the Green at the Grand Rapids Art Museum featuring Complete VII and SuperDre on Thursday, July 27 from 9 PM – 12 AM.


Experience the biggest bounce house in the world at Berlin Raceway with The Big Bounce America from July 28-30.

If you love S’well bottles as much as I do make your way to Lee & Birch in Grand Haven for their S’well Trunk Show on July 28-29.

Enjoy Movies in the Park with Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. on Friday, July 28 from 6-9 PM featuring Zootopia and Star Trek.

Grab your girlfriends for a fashion show at the Downtown Market featuring Delasie and other local businesses on Friday, July 28 from 6-9 PM.


If you love running check out The Color Run 5k on Saturday, July 29 from 9-11 AM.

Don’t miss a Salsa Celebracion at the Downtown Market on Saturday, July 29 from 12-9 PM to enjoy a pepper eating contest, salsa dancing, margarita bar and more!

Make your way to Logan’s Alley for a Barking Lot Party featuring Paws with a Cause and Dogfish Head on Saturday, July 29.

It’s Super Hero Night and Fireworks at the West Michigan Whitecaps this Saturday, July 29 starting at 7 PM.


Grab your friends for a Butcher’s Dinner at Louise Earl Butcher on Sunday, July 3o from 6-9 PM.

If you love cajun food check out this cajun picnic at New Holland Brewing the Knickerbocker.

Pillows at Villa DecorLocal Links:

Noco Provisions opens it’s doors on Thursday, July 27! I can’t wait to try this new restaurant in Grand Rapids.

Learn how you can take a Detroit daycation this summer from the Awesome Mitten.

A huge thank you to The Image Shoppe for including The GR Guide as one of the usual resources for summer in Grand Rapids!

My Latest Obessions This Week:

Taste of Grove dinner at Grove

Pillows from Villa Decor

Cinnamon sugar donuts from Robinette’sΒ 

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