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Livin’ La Vida Local: Downtown Grand Rapids

Apr 25, 2016 8:41:00 AM / by Local First

Live like a Local and kick start a great day by visiting the Downtown Market on a Sunday. Sunday’s at the Downtown Market offer cooking classes, food pairing courses, family entertainment and games for kids from 4-7 PM. The Downtown Market is home to many Local First members such as Fish Lads, Love’s Ice Cream, Malamiah Juice Bar, and Tacos el Cunado to name a few. Enjoy strolling Jazz provided by Triumph Music Academy every Sunday as you explore the market.


Take the kids to the Grand Rapids Art Museum and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Maurice Sendak’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” the exhibition has original prints, interactive opportunities for the family, and wild things everywhere you look. The exhibition is available for visitors through May 22. The GRAM also offers free General Admission all day on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 5-9PM.


6.25 Paper Studio has cards for every occasion and stationary of all styles. 6.25 Paper Studio is a dream for the organized as it has products to support your business or lifestyle as well as crafting workshops held throughout the year. The US and Michigan made products are sure to make you laugh, smile, or gasp during your shopping experience.


Rockwell Republic offers locals two environments to choose from for nightlife. There is a casual side to unwind after a full day of exploring Downtown Grand Rapids or venture over to the more modern environment for a date night. Treating yourself to a nightcap at Rockwell Republic is a great local way to end a fun day!

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