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The 411 in the 616: (Unofficial) Last Week of Summer

Can you believe this is the last week of summer? Many of you know I absolutely love these summer months in Michigan and to be honest I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to these warm days. So instead I’m going to truly savor these summer days in Grand Rapids and I hope you do as well with a new 411 in the 616 this week. Scroll down for some fun events to spend time outdoors, local links and some of my latest obsessions from my week in Barcelona and Mallorca. I hope you have a wonderful last week of summer!

Butcher's UnionEvents:


What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? Find out with America’s Future Foundation at New Holland Brewing the Knickerbocker on Monday, August 28 from 6:30-8 PM.

Enjoy some live music from Mark Lavengood at Samaritas Senior Living at their Clocktower Concert Series on Monday, August 28 from 6:30-9:30 PM.

Try some yoga at Happy Cat Cafe on Monday, August 28 from 7-8:30 PM with Kathy Reed Yoga.


Join Long Road Distillers for a delicious Seafood Boil and Beer City Whisky release on Tuesday, August 29 from 4-11 PM.

If you love wine don’t miss out on the Keenan Winemaker Dinner at MAZZO on Tuesday, August 29 from 6-9 PM.

Have you ever dined in the dark? Head over to New Holland Brewing the Knickerbocker for a Dark Dinner on Tuesday, August 29 from 7-9 PM and enjoy a 6-course paired dinner.


Have you ever wanted to try playing polo? Join the Grand Rapids Polo Club for an introduction to polo clinic on Wednesday, August 30 from 6-8 PM.

Grab your dog for a community dog walk with Nature of the Dog – GR Dog Walking Company starting at Creston Brewery on Wednesday, August 30 at 6 PM.

Homewood SuitesThursday:

Try a free tasting of Uncle John’s Cider at Craft Beer Cellar on Thursday, August 31 from 4-7 PM. Cheers!

Celebrate with Vander Mill at their last block party of the summer on Thursday, August 31 from 5-8 PM. You can enjoy food, hard cider and their famous cider donuts at this family friendly event.

Head to Wheelhouse for the Signature Chef Series Dinner on Thursday, August 31 from 6-8:30 PM. You can try a 5 course meal from the chefs at Wheelhouse, Mangiamo, Vander Mill and Creston Brewery and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Kids’ Food Basket.


Trust me you don’t want to miss The Found Cottage Mercantile Market on September 1-2! You’ll find a ton of amazing finds from vintage vendors, enjoy food from local food trucks and live music.

Do you love seafood? Make your way to Kingma’s Market for the Seafood Road Show from September 1-2.

Get a new plant for your home at Parliament the Boutique at their plant sale for First Friday September on Friday, September 1 from 12-9 PM.


Start your weekend off right with some yoga with AM Yoga at Sandy Point Beach House on Saturday, September 2 from 9-10 AM.

Catch a Whitecaps game with some friends on Saturday, September 2 at 7 PM.


Try the Barrel-Aged Beer Brunch at 7 Monks Taproom on Sunday, September 3 from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Grand Rapids PopcornLocal Links:

I love that Grand Rapids Popcorn is Michigan made!

Don’t miss out on some of these outdoor dining options in Grand Rapids via Experience GR (Butcher’s Union is one of my favorites).

Obsessed with the Spring Sweet bridal lookbook!

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

Staying at Hotel Calatrava in Palma, Mallorca.

Paella from 7 Portes in Barcelona

The rooftop pool at Hotel Claris

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