ArtPrize: The Other Michigan Fall Road Trip

ArtPrize Fall Road Trip - The Awesome Mitten

Looking for a fall getaway or maybe just a day to explore? Look no further than Grand Rapids! Currently, in the midst of the eighth annual ArtPrize, Grand Rapids is humming with excitement as tourists and locals alike take in the latest creations and pieces. For two and half weeks, Grand Rapids’ landscape and businesses […]

11 Michigan Events to Fall into October

11 Michigan Events to Fall into October - The Awesome Mitten

As the air begins to chill and the leaves change hues, fall is an exciting reality for Michiganders. October is here and it’s time to embark on autumn festivities and fun. Whether your idea of fall fun includes tasty seasonal treats, a haunted night out, carving a pumpkin, or enjoying the bright hues of the leaves, […]

5 Things To Do in West Michigan This Fall

Now that school is back in session, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and summer is unofficially over, it’s time to look ahead to one of Michigan’s most vibrant seasons, Fall! There are a ton of activities this time of year to pack your weekend schedules, and here are 5 of my West Michigan favorites to get you […]

Michigan Events to Welcome in the Fall this September

September Michigan Events - The Awesome Mitten

Summer is over and the days are beginning to fill with the vivid colors of fall. The school year is starting back up, and football season means your weekends will once again be filled with tailgates and flannels. However, there is no shortage of great events this month! Check out these awesome September Michigan events […]

From Vault to Vino: Reserve Food & Wine Bar

Grand Rapids has earned the reputation of Beer City USA with its breweries, brew tours and beer festivals overflowing at the city’s brim. However, despite its rising fame on the beer scene, Grand Rapids can still cater to those looking to sip and dine on the finer things in life. Those looking for an exceptional dining experience can travel […]

10 Ways to Make the Most of Autumn Around Detroit

Fall officially begins in just two short days and that means it’s time to bundle up and buckle down on your autumn to-do list. Here are my favorite fall activities in the Metro-Detroit area: 1. Cider Mills I know, I know… this is an obvious one. My favorite places to fill my belly up on donuts and […]

2014 ArtPrize is Full of Surprises

There has been an inordinate amount of construction in downtown Grand Rapids this summer.  Thankfully all of those projects are winding down as the city prepares to welcome nearly half a million visitors to the 2014 ArtPrize in its 6th year, which will span from September 24th to October 12th.  If you’ve never heard of it, ArtPrize is an […]

3 Things To Fit In Before Fall In Grand Rapids

As we near the end of August, kids around the Mitten unite in disappointment about the inevitable return to school, college, and cold weather (*burrr*).  For the sixth year, Grand Rapids prepares to kick off the autumn season with the annual ArtPrize competition from September 24th to October 12th but until then, it’s time to finish summer […]

5 Tips on Enjoying ArtPrize

Art Prize - The Awesome Mitten

On Tuesday, the day before ArtPrize was set to begin, I decided to enjoy my last unencumbered stroll through downtown Grand Rapids until October.  The afternoon was the coldest day in recent memory, but as I neared the center of town, I found myself walking through gusts of hot air.  My mind, prone to cringe-inducing language while […]