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Spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday out of the kitchen. Hit the town with your family or friends at one of these great Grand Rapids restaurants, where brunch has a unique twist and alcohol is perfectly acceptable before noon.

Grand Rapids Garage Bar & Grill (GRBG) is bringing block parties back. For the second summer in a row, Garage Bar Block Parties are rocking Ottawa Avenue every Wednesday evening from June 15 through August 31. The parties run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in front of the venue at 819 Ottawa Avenue, and feature live music, food and drink specials, and motorcycle and classic car competitions.

Are you an Iron Chef fan? Are you amazed when a far-flung secret ingredient is suddenly transformed into ice cream? If you've answered yes, you will enjoy "Market Masters," the Grand Rapids Downtown Market version of this culinary competition.

In early June, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will reopen, unveiling its massive transformation and a new, nearly 8,000-square-foot DeVos Learning Center. The museum celebrates the life and presidency of Grand Rapids' native son and also features permanent and traveling exhibits.

The 2016 GRandJazzFest is just a few months away! On Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, the fifth annual festival will be held at Rosa Parks Circle. Eleven acts are on tap for this free, weekend-long jazz event. The acclaimed Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra will kick off the festival, with Edye Evans Hyde performing the accompanying vocals.

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