Explore: Places to Go

12 Transit-Friendly Bars to Visit during March Madness

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It’s time to get your March Madness brackets completed and round up your friends for some game-watching fun. The first day of the Men’s NCAA basketball tournament tips off on Tuesday, March 14! Who can resist the friendly chaos of family and office pools, fandom, watching underdog teams rise to the top and the non-stop… Read more »

10 Events to Ride The Rapid to in March

Grand Rapids at night

Is your personal event calendar looking a bit sparse this March? No problem. We have the perfect list of events to keep you busy all month long! Whether it’s enjoying delicious craft brews and food specials in honor of Beer Month GR or taking in a Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Production, Grand Rapids and the… Read more »

Enjoy Cold Brews During Beer Month GR

Craft Beer

For most living in or around Grand Rapids, every month feels like “beer month.” With more than 60 craft breweries within 60 minutes of downtown, it’s no wonder we’ve been crowned Beer City, USA. This month, Experience Grand Rapids is making loving Grand Rapids brews a bit more official by launching a month-long celebration for… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

The Rapid by the YMCA

Did you start the new year off with a fitness resolution? If so, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids may be the place for you. Don’t miss our latest FOX 17 Thrifty Thursday deal. Getting started at a new fitness facility can be intimidating. However, the YMCA will partner with you every step of the… Read more »

Places to go: January 2017 Event Guide

Ride The Rapid bus

The start of a new year means a fresh chance to get out and explore. What better way to take in the city than riding the bus to an event. We know what you’re probably thinking. Cold, snowy weather isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite time to venture to the bus stop. But riding the bus can… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Second Dance Consignment Shop

Second Dance GR

Are you in need of a new dress this winter? We know of a place where you can find something that will make you look like a million bucks without breaking the bank. We’ve partnered with FOX 17 to bring you a new local business to check out with a deal we know you’ll love…. Read more »

Ride The Rapid to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Grand Rapids Children's Museum Mosaic

If you’re looking for some indoor fun this month, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is the place to go! Once again, we’ve partnered with FOX17 to bring you an awesome family-friendly deal this holiday season. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is the city’s hub for hands-on learning for kids ages 2-10. Visitors will find exhibits, workshops and… Read more »

Get in the Holiday Spirit with these December Events

Ice Skating in Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle

‘Tis the season to be jolly!  The Greater Grand Rapids metro area is getting in the spirit of the season with a number of events and celebrations throughout The Rapid’s service area. Enjoy all our community has to offer through the holidays by getting on board. Here are a few events that offer fun for the… Read more »