Grand Rapids Special Events
March is for Laughfest, a Roaring Good Time in Grand Rapids
They say that laughter is the best medicine! Gilda's Club (a free cancer and grief support community) started LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter "to celebrate laughter for the health of it." The ten-day festival takes place in Grand Rapids featuring stand-up, improv, film, authors, community showcases, and tons of other seriously funny stuff.
April is for Art & Chocolate Walk
At least in downtown Grandville it is and you won’t want to miss this annual event. It features fabulous art pieces from students of over a dozen area schools, showcased at 20 fantastic venues all within a short one block stroll from Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B.
May is the time for Historic Home Tours
Are you interested in touring some of the most beautiful homes in Grand Rapids? You’re in luck! The 47th Annual Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes is being held on Saturday and Sunday May 21-22, 2016. Come and enjoy the gorgeous Heritage Hill neighborhood, one of the country’s largest urban historic districts. Take a walk around the carefully selected homes and historical public buildings in the peak of the beautiful Michigan springtime.
May is time for our Grand Rapids Home Builders Association Parade of Homes
If you’re interested in seeing beautiful custom homes, or perhaps are considering a remodel on your current home, the annual Spring Parade of Homes, should be on your schedule May 20 through June 4, 2016. Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids, it is definately THE place to get inspired!
May is for the Holland Tulip Festival
Are you ready to shed the winter blahs and welcome spring? Every year, Holland Michigan celebrates Tulip Time—a festival rich with tradition and heritage. It’s the perfect way to kick off the beautiful weather with the whole family. Come to West Michigan May 6-14, 2016 to enjoy the spectacular hospitality, arts, culture, entertainment, food, fun and, of course, tulips!
Is one of the most exciting celebrations of summer. Good food, warm weather, and fireworks to commemorate one of the greatest days in American history! We think that Grandville Michigan is the perfect place to enjoy the festivities. Why?...
The Prairieside Way to Enjoy ArtPrize
Four years ago the concept of ArtPrize was introduced to Grand Rapids by it's creator Rick DeVos as what he described as a “social experiment”. His plan was to give away the largest prize in art world history based solely on public vote.
August is the time for our Vintage & Blueberry Festival
Do vintage cars go with blueberries? We think they’re a match made in heaven! Experience the fabulous small town Grandville culture with a unique blend of vintage style and delicious blueberry creations during the annual Vintage and Blueberry Fest, located within walking distance of our B&B. Admittance is free, but the fun is priceless!
Fall is in the air! In West Michigan that means a trip to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch. It also means good times celebrating Halloween and other fall related activities. There are a whole host of ways you can enjoy all the great things that fall brings aside from pumpkin lattes at the local coffee shop.
Artists from 21 countries and 44 states will have their art on exhibit in Grand Rapids for ArtPrize. It's a "Don't Miss" event where people from all over the world gather together in downtown Grand Rapids every year the last week in September and the first week in October. This event has had tremendous success since it began in 2009 and the top prize is $200,000 !
West Michigan Events: A Winter Wonderland!
West Michigan is a winter wonderland! One of the best things about Grand Rapids is that we truly get to see every season in all it's glory. This year we're seeing plenty of what winter has to offer, with record snowfalls and low temperatures, but that doesn't mean this isn't still the perfect time to visit the area or to get out an enjoy the winter weather if you already live here.
It's that time of year again, 2014 is right around the corner. If you're looking for something exciting this New Years Eve, Grand Rapids has a variety of ways to ring in the new year right.