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The Grand Rapids Spring Bucket List

Looking for some fun things to do in Grand Rapids this spring? I’ve got you covered with a spring bucket list of items that will keep you busy and enjoy the beautiful weather. Let me know what your favorite spring activities are and tag your photos on Instagram with #thegrguide. Enjoy!

Grand Rapids Spring Bucket ListJohn Ball Zoo

You’re never too old for a trip to the zoo right? Take your family or plan a day date to John Ball Zoo to check out the animals and take a ride on the zip line!

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Seeing the butterflies at Frederik Meijer Gardens is a spring must if you live in Grand Rapids. Also, don’t miss the Ai Weiwei exhibit while you’re there.

Blandford Nature Center

Spend the afternoon walking around Blandford Nature Center and enjoy the amazing weather and trails.

Tulip Time

Take a drive to Holland to experience Tulip Time from May 6-14 to check out the tulips, dancing, parade and fun events.

Opera Grand Rapids

Try something new for date night this spring and check out Opera Grand Rapids performance of The Barber of Seville on May 12 and 13.

Try a New Restaurant

This spring weather is the perfect excuse to get outside and go to a new restaurant in GR. If you need some ideas check out the Hot List.

One Bourbon Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Ballet

Don’t miss out on the Grand Rapids Ballet performance of Alice in Wonderland from April 28-30 and May 5-7.

Brewery Tour

Have a favorite local beer at Founders? Get a behind the scenes tour at Founders to learn more about this amazing brewery.

Founders Beer Grand RapidsDowntown Market

Plan a date night at the Downtown Market on April 28 for Flight Friday. This is the fun opportunity to try something new!

Pack a Picnic

If it’s a nice spring day take advantage of the weather and pack a picnic with your favorite items. I would highly suggest a little walk by Reeds Lake and a picnic by the water.

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