Grand Rapids Welcomes YOU to Celebrate!

Grand RapisdGrand Rapids Welcomes You to Celebrate!

Grand Rapids Michigan turns 170 years young in 2020.

Here are 10 ways to enjoy the celebrations!


  1. The Grand River

River Walk Trails, Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Fish Ladder, Pedestrian Bridges, Kayaking!

  1. Museums

Public Museum, Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum,

Art Museum, African American Museum & Archives, Children’s Museum

  1. Nature

John Ball Zoo, Blandford Nature Center, Millennium Park

  1. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park – a must see!
  2. Artworks

La Grande Vitesse Sculpture, ArtPrize, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts

  1. Historic Homes

Heritage Hill: over 1,000 19th century houses, including a Frank Lloyd Wright

  1. Sports

Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, Soccer, Running, Golf, Fishing

  1. Entertainment

Theatre, Ballet, Opera, Symphony, Comedy, Outdoor concerts – yeah!

  1. Shopping

Monroe Mall Shops, Downtown Market, Boutiques and Chocolate too

  1. Downtown

Restaurants, Pubs, Breweries, Coffee shops, Multiple music scenes and a Skywalk!

Click here for more!

This is part of our Convention Series, written by Cathy Kaiser. We thank her and all of Region 4 for their continued support and excitement of Convention 2020. 


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