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Events This Weekend In or Around Grand Rapids… Most Are Free.

If you're looking for something to get out and do this weekend, here are a list of events that are open to the public and free or cheap in and around Grand Rapids...

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Perfect Summer Date Spots in West Michigan

With summer upon us that means summer lovin'. Whether you're attached or single these are some of the best places to go on a date in West Michigan...

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Voted No. 5 Best Botanical Garden in the U.S.

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is awesome for a lot of reasons--There are art and nature exhibits all year long, their Summer Concert Series brings great acts to town, and right now it's a great place to visit for those staying in Grand Rapids for Spring Break!

Well Frederik Meijer Gardens is being nationally recognized! The park nabbed the No. 5 spot in a  "Best Botanical Garden" USA Today and 10Best readers' poll.

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How Does Meijer Gardens Clean Dale Chihuly’s 560-Piece Glass Chandelier? [Video]

Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor whose work is known and has be shown worldwide. Frederik Meijer Gardens is home to Chihuly's "Gilded Champagne Gardens Chandelier" which has over 560 individual pieces of glass.

It takes Meijer Gardens two days to clean the glass chandelier.

Watch how they do it.

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15 Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

There's no doubt about it, Grand Rapids is an awesome city. We've got lots of attractions and fun things always going on, we're a family friendly city and appeal to the younger crowd as well...

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Frederik Meijer Gardens’ Holiday Gift Show Returns November 7

'Tis the time to start thinking about holiday shopping, and Frederik Meijer Gardens will be hosting their annual Holiday Gift Show to get the shopping season started.

You better start making your list, because this gift show has something for everyone you need to buy for this holiday season. This year, they'll feature treasures from more than 30 regional artists and vendors!

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Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World Returns to Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Garden's paramount holiday exhibition will return November 24 - January 3!

Meijer Gardens' exhibition team is already hard at work to put together the 21st annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibit. This year promises to be a seasonal spectacle of West Michigan's most beautiful trees and some of the world's best holiday traditions. 

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Sells Out Nine Concerts in Just Two Hours

The members only pre-sale for Frederik Meijer Garden's Summer Concert Series started at 9 a.m. Saturday, and by 11 a.m. nine of the scheduled shows had already sold out. 

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Announces Full Summer Concert Series Lineup

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park has announced another impressive lineup for this year's Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series. This year, the series is bringing in many big names from across the music industry.

The 30-show lineup, which will include a special 20th anniversary concert, will feature artists like The Steve Miller Band; Harry Connick, Jr.; Vince Gill; The Beach Boys & The Temptations; Under the Sun Tour featuring: Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker & Eve 6; Styx and Tony Bennett.

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Harry Connick, Jr., Coming to Frederik Meijer Gardens on August 2

This afternoon, Harry Connick, Jr., announced his summer concert tour, which includes a date here in West Michigan!

The tour includes a stop in Grand Rapids at Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on Aug. 2.

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Rare Japanese Art on Display at Frederik Meijer Gardens

"Splendors of Shiga: Treasures from Japan," consists of more than 75 different pieces of Japanese art.

The exhibit opened in January with the first of its three-part series, featuring art that represented winter. And now, we've moved on to part two to celebrate the arrival of Spring!

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Announces First Acts For Summer Concert Series

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has announced the first three acts that will be performing at this year’s outdoor summer concert series.

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