Get a Taste of Restaurant Week
Tickle your taste buds with creative farm-to-fork dishes created by the area’s most talented chefs. More than 60 restaurants will participate in this year’s event, “Perfect Pairings,” which highlights unique ingredients as well as food and beverage combinations that will surprise and delight you.
Dazzle Your Senses at ArtPrize 2014
See more than 1,500 works submitted by artists from 51 countries and 42 U.S. states, all in one place—downtown Grand Rapids. Now in its sixth year, ArtPrize remains the world’s richest, most radical open-art competition. This unprecedented juried art extravaganza awards $260,000 in prize money to winning entries as determined by public vote.
Experience the Art of AQS QuiltWeek
See more than 900 amazing quilts on display. Shop a massive merchant mall of quilting supplies. Take workshops and classes taught by quilting masters. Enjoy all of this—as well as some amazing Restaurant Week dining specials—as part of the American Quilting Society’s annual event.
Tour the Beer City USA Ale Trail
Did you know that Grand Rapids is home to the world’s third best brewery; America’s best brewpub; and more than 30 additional craft breweries—each offering a distinctive take on the art of ale? No wonder Grand Rapids earned the title Beer City USA! No wonder beer-lovers flock to the city for summer refreshment!
Let Grand Rapids Entertain You
From superstar performers like Katy Perry and Sheryl Crow to crowd-pleasing productions like Monty Python’s Spamalot and Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical—Grand Rapids is jam-packed with entertainment this summer. Enjoy free outdoor concerts and movies, fun nightclubs and much more.