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The 411 in the 616: Summer State of Mind

Good morning Grand Rapids! After a warm summer weekend I’m officially in a summer state of mind. I can’t get enough of the outdoor patios around town and soaking up the sun at MVP’s pool. There are a ton of fun events happening in GR this week so scroll down to start making your plans this week and check out my favorite local links and latest obsessions. I hope you have a wonderful week!

The GR Guide SummerEvents:


Celebrate Negroni Week with a cocktail class at New Holland Brewing The Knickerbocker on Monday, June 5 from 6-7:30 PM.

Enjoy the nice weather with a waffle nacho at Frosty Boy for only $5 on Monday, June 5.


Don’t miss Dirty Dancing at Broadway Grand Rapids from June 6-11!

Head to Fifth Third Ballpark for an afternoon game with the Whitecaps on Tuesday, June 6 from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Catch a movie at Wealthy Theatre on Tuesday, June 6 from 8-11 PM and see Inglorious Basterds.


Head down to The Downtown Market for Food Trucks with a Twist on Wednesday, June 7 from 4-7 PM! You can enjoy food from local food trucks, an outdoor bar and games with your friends.

Take your dog for a community walk with Nature of the Dog on Wednesday, June 7 from 6-8 PM meeting at Fido & Stitch.

Grab your friends and try Wine School – Patio Pounders at Red’s on Wednesday, June 7 from 7-9 PM.


Because chocolate and wine are the best combination head to Horrocks for a complimentary tasting on Thursday, June 8 from 4-7 PM.

Celebrate the start of summer at Rockford Brewing Company from June 8-11 and enjoy their beer tent and live music.

If you love hard cider grab your friends and go to Vander Mill for their block party on Thursday, June 8 from 5-8 PM.

Try some rooftop barre with Beer City Barre on Thursday, June 8 from 7-8 PM!


Don’t miss the grand opening of CoreLife Eatery in Grandville on Friday, June 9 from 11 AM – 9 PM and try their delicious healthy foods.

RendeZoo at John Ball Zoo on Friday, June 9 at 7 PM and enjoy an outdoor party benefitting the zoo.


Rise and Rowst with some yoga at Rower’s Club with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga on Saturday, June 10 from 7-8 AM.

Check out the newly renovated Indian Trails Golf Course at their grand re-opening golf tournament on Saturday, June 10!

Enjoy $.90 hot dogs, ice cream, drinks, popcorn, wine tasting, wagon rides and more at Robinette’s to celebrate Jim’s 90th birthday on Saturday, June 10.

Wanna getaway this weekend? Take a drive to Leland for their 32nd Annual Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, June 10.

Do you love paella? Head to AperitivoΒ at The Downtown Market for a summer paella party on Saturday, June 10 from 7-10 PM.

Get ready for a Runway for Charity with an Evening at the Bazaar at A.K. Rikk’s on Saturday, June 10 from 7:30-11 PM benefiting Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.


Check out the Vintage Street Market at The Downtown Market on Sunday, June 11 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Madcap Coffee Fulton St.Local Links:

Loving this look for summer from AnnieRoseClothes!

This berry tart looks incredible from Jenny With The Good Eats.

I’m adding some of these summer items from Lake Effect Co. to my must-have list.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

These outdoor pillows from Leland Gal

Coffee from the new Madcap Coffee location on Fulton St.

Fresh peonies from The Fulton Street Farmers Market

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  1. Reply
    Katherine Gramann
    June 5, 2017 at 10:22 am

    So thrilled to have Lake Effect Co items on your wish list! Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

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