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Grand Rapids Griffins Free Ride Fridays

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Hey, hockey fans! The Grand Rapids Griffins kick off their 2016-2017 season tonight. This year, we’re once again offering free rides to Grand Rapids Griffins Friday home games at Van Andel Arena. This Free Ride Friday promotion gets you to and from the game at no cost to you. Just show your game ticket (paper… Read more »

Places to go: Kid-Friendly Halloween Destinations

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Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins! Have your children picked their costumes yet? Everyone’s favorite spooky holiday is just around the corner. This Halloween, there are so many kid-friendly events to check out throughout Grand Rapids and the suburbs. Since riding the bus is an adventure for kids of all ages, we suggest getting on… Read more »

How to Get to ArtPrize Eight’s Top 20

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From the Grand Rapids Art Museum to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, ArtPrize entries are scattered thoughtfully throughout Grand Rapids waiting to be discovered. It’s hard to believe the world’s most radically open art competition is in its final week. ArtPrize’s eighth year may have been the rainiest in the event’s history, but it… Read more »

Places to go: 10 Transit-Friendly October Events

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Ah…autumn! Bring on the crisp weather, sweaters and falling leaves.Get the most out of the month of October by packing your event calendar with fun things to do. Whether it’s taking in the art and culture of the city or doing something spooky for Halloween, The Rapid can get you there! Relax and leave your… Read more »

Travel Smarter to ArtPrize Eight

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The transformation of downtown Grand Rapids into a giant art gallery is well underway. ArtPrize is almost here with opening day starting this Wednesday, September 21 running through October 9. And in ArtPrize’s eighth year as an event, there’s even more to love. Once again, The Rapid and ArtPrize have partnered up to offer the coveted ArtPrize Metro… Read more »

Get Your ArtPrize Metro Pass Beginning Sept. 18

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Are you ready to check out the world’s most attended art event? ArtPrize 2016 is almost here! Running from Sept. 21 through Oct. 9, ArtPrize Eight will once again transform downtown Grand Rapids into an art museum, performance venue and a chance for public input about art. Founded in 2009 by Rick DeVos as an… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to The Conscious Collective

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Seeking gently loved items to add to your fall wardrobe?Look no further than The Conscious Collective! Located at 445 Bridge Sweet Northwest in Grand Rapids, you can get on board Routes 7, 9, and 19 to visit this local shop. The Conscious Collective is located in a gorgeous building, nestled between other great businesses, on… Read more »

Places to Go: Ride The Rapid to these September Events

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Hello September! While summer may be winding down, there’s no shortage of events to enjoy this month. From numerous happenings at Grand Rapids parks to ArtPrize, there’s something for everyone to get out and enjoy this month. Grab your bus pass and get on board The Rapid to ride to these great events: 1. Monarch… Read more »

Places To Go: 10 Events to Ride The Rapid to in August

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It’s hard to believe it’s already August! Where has this summer gone? If you’re like us, you may still have a dreamy summer to-do list that you haven’t quite made it through. Never fear, there are still so many ways to make the most of the warm days and longer evenings. This August, get out… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to Fulton Street Farmers Market

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We’ve partnered with FOX 17 to bring you budget-friendly and transit-friendly deals throughout Grand Rapids and the suburbs. This Thrifty Thursday, dig into fresh, local goods. Did you know that Fulton Street Farmer’s Market is the oldest and largest in Grand Rapids? This market also happens to be one of the largest farmers’ markets in the state, with 118… Read more »