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What we’re up to this weekend: Local First Street Party & more!

Lauren Jaenicke

What we’re up to this weekend: Local First Street Party & more!

Do you like food, art, music, plants, and beer? If you’re anything like us, it’s safe to say 'yes' to all of the above! This weekend is filled with fun things to see and events to attend—like one of our favorite events, the Local Frist Street Party this Saturday, right outside of Bistro! Why not take advantage of all Grand Rapids and West Michigan have to offer? Check it out below.

All Weekend

The Kalamazoo Greek Festival is happening this year from June 2 - 4. If you don’t mind driving out of the city, you can sing and dance your way through loads of gyros, moussaka, and pretty much everything Greek. It’s seriously a must eat… We mean, must see!


  • Our friends at The Green Well love supporting local artists—just take a look at their Off Center Art Gallery displayed on their walls! Stop by for dinner and check it out. After dinner, make your way to the First Friday Gallery Hops on Division Ave. from 6 pm - 9 pm for dozens of exhibits, artists, handmade goods, food, and events celebrating the arts.


  • Food, music, and Founders beer? Say no more! The 13th annual Local First Street Party will be rocking from 3 pm - midnight located right outside Bistro Bella Vita. This event is kid-friendly, with recycled art and sidewalk chalk that’s fun for all ages. You don’t want to miss this!
  • If you're a little behind on getting your gardening started for the season, it's not too late! Look no further than the Swell Succulent Plantings Class offered by Everlasting Blooms from 10 am - noon. They’ll give you tips on how to create the perfect succulent arrangements!
  • For just $50 you can get 12 LARGE samples of beer from Elk Brewing, Harmony Brewing, and Brewery Vivant through the Grand Rapids East Side Beer Tour. With transportation to and from, there’s no need to worry—you can spend the entire afternoon (12 pm to 4 pm) relaxing and sampling all the great beer that Grand Rapids’ East Side has to offer. We can’t picture a better way to spend the afternoon!


  • We finally have a reason to say it’s summer, again! Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse is hosting its first FREE community yoga session in Wilcox Park from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. What a perfect note to end the fun-filled weekend!

Whatever it is you decide to do this weekend, enjoy it and the coming of summer!