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Festival of the Arts


  • Downtown 101 Monroe Center Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

2017 marks the 48th time the Festival of the Arts will take over Downtown Grand Rapids! This fun and free festival has five indoor and outdoor stages with music of all types, plus dance, theatre, and more. You can enjoy poetry, films, storytelling, and lots of art activities, and of course, there's tons of delicious food to try!

You can guess, though, that downtown Grand Rapids can be really difficult during Festival when it comes to parking. Why not park remotely and take a nice bike ride downtown instead?

All the festivities are downtown, which is about 3 miles from the bike rack. Use our route directions to "Downtown" and consider using Rapid bus route 11 if you might be returning after dark, or if you decide to have had a drink or two!

Be sure to use promo code LOVEMESOMEART for $3 off your rental if you choose to rent a bike to ride to this event!

Earlier Event: May 27
Bike to Beer
Later Event: June 3
Local First Street Party