Crafting Your Experience
Get ready to be wowed - Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here: World-renowned art, museums and historic sites for cultural vacationers. World-class golf, recreation and beaches for nature lovers. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies and wholesome "playcation" fun for families.
Connecting people through art, creativity, and design,
Culture Pass GR is your ticket to explore the abundance of art and culture in Grand Rapids. With this pass, you’ll receive admission into many cultural attractions around Grand Rapids as well as additional exclusive discounts. See the best of Grand Rapids today!
Rock out at these five downtown Grand Rapids music venues. Whether you’re in town for the night or a Grand Rapids native, you’re sure to find awesome live music all over the city. Here are just five out of 100+ suggestions for live music in the downtown area. Cover image: 20 Monroe Live.
Searching for the most legit brunch spot, one with old school vibes and huge portions? A refined, quaint cafe with a rich history? A Turkish coffee like that summer you backpacked Europe? Delicious dishes that meet everyone's dietary restrictions in a totally Instagrammable environment? Kitschy mugs of coffee and killer Eggs Benedict? Grand Rapids has it all and more. The hardest part is deciding which place to hit first!
Through compelling exhibitions, events, community programs, and youth development, we actively challenge both artists and audiences to new levels of dialogue, creative pursuit, reflection, and illumination. UICA initiates conversation in response to visual art, music, film, literature, dance, and performance art featuring regional, national, and international artists. UICA presents new gallery exhibitions of contemporary artwork from regional, national and international artists throughout the year. UICA also hosts a range of events including docent-led tours, concerts, performance art, short film series, artist receptions, and gallery talks. UICA’s movie theater shows first-run independent cinema, international films, and documentaries six days a week.
If you've never been to a West Michigan beach, you're missing out on one of America's finest treasures.
Grand Rapids Ballet—Michigan's only professional ballet company—is excited to announce its 2018-19 season. This will be the first season under the new artistic direction of James Sofranko.
This adventure through the Grand Rapids Public Museum's core engaging exhibits takes you to some of our staple artifacts. Traveling through many decades and eras, this historical tour will inspire curiosity about not only Grand Rapids and its past, but much more!
So you don't think of Grand Rapids as a diverse and international city? Explore six community hubs that will change your mind.
One of the beautiful aspects about the rise of craft beer in the United States is the tendency for breweries to settle into amazing buildings. Fortunately for Grand Rapids, many of the breweries have found homes in unique old buildings and that makes for incredible experiences, even for non-beer lovers. Take a look at a few Grand Rapids breweries located in historic buildings.
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Follow in the footsteps of local experts and cultural institutions as they guide you across multiple locations. See locations come to life as hidden stories and insider secrets are revealed through photos, descriptions, audio narratives, video, and AR. Experience content and narratives crafted exclusively for VAMONDE.
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