The City of Grand Rapids is the second largest city in the state of Michigan. It encompasses an area of approximately 45 square miles. Grand Rapids is located in west central Michigan, roughly 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. The Grand River, a major state waterway, runs through the city's center. The city's population is 188,040 according to the 2010 census. Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County. The county has a population count of over 500,000, covering 856 square miles. Our metropolitan area has a population of over 1,000,000.
Grand Rapids is a growing community that offers trend-setting beer, food, and art scenes with new distilleries and restaurants popping up all over town. Art Prize is a newer festival that takes place in early fall all over the Grand Rapids area, not to mention the many museums, concert venues, and theaters with offerings all year long.
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Events in December 2018
SOURCE (and for a comprehensive list of city-wide events): https://www.experiencegr.com
Pop-Up Shop Saturdays - November 3 thru December 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. West Grand Neighborhood Organization, 415 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids.
Rooftop Reindeer- Every Saturday, Nov. 24 through December 22, 1 - 4 p.m. Frederick Mejier Gardens, 100 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids.
Snacks with Santa - December 11, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Downtown Market, 435 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids.