30 Days of Spring

Eat. Shop. Explore.

30 days in Spring Downtown celebrates the season and welcomes you to take part in various experiences throughout one square mile. From cultural programming, spring fashion, fresh dining, healthy living and hotel packages you’ll find a reason to come downtown and explore. How will you spend your “spring break?”

Special Hotel Packages

Available at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, JW Marriott Grand Rapids.

Cultural Spring Break Programming and Events

  • Broadway Grand Rapids

    ALL ABOARD for Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy Anything Goes!  During Spring Break only, bring your Culture Pass to Broadway Grand Rapids and you can purchase $30 tickets to any performance of Anything Goes.  Offer can be redeemed at the Broadway Grand Rapids box office, or by calling 616-235-6285.  Offer is valid in Zones 2 and 3.  Expires April 5.

  • Grand Rapids Art Museum

    Enjoy artful fun with the whole family at GRAM during Spring Break.  Check out a two-day special class for kids called Zines on the Scene, or just drop in for the afternoon for art-making activities and gallery scavenger hunts.  Bring your CulturePass card and receive a dollar off each admission.  http://Artmuseumgr.org

  • Grand Rapids Ballet

    Grand Rapids Ballet Junior Company presents Spring Break for Kids! Featuring Carnival of the Animals, a fun, 30-minute ballet for kids! Enjoy the performance along with pre-show activities and the chance to win great prizes! All for just $5 per person. Six shows: April 2 - 4 at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Show your Culture Pass and receive a voucher for a free trial ballet class! More information at grballet.com or 616-454-4771

  • Grand Rapids Children's Museum

    Spring Break at GRCM! Join us for a week of special presentations and performances April 1-7. Kevin Kammerraad, Susan Picking, Stormy the Magician, Groove dance party, Wazobia and the Porters will entertain guests. 

  • Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

    In celebration of Spring Break, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts is offering $2.00 off a ticket to Anne of Green Gables (Running April 19-28).  To purchase tickets, visit www.grct.org and enter ‘Culture Pass’ as the code or show your card when purchasing at Box Office (M-F, 9AM-5PM).   Offer not valid in combination with other discounts, non-transferable, no cash value, and available for Anne of Green Gables only.  

  • Grand Rapids Public Library

    Rock and roll at the Grand Rapids Public Library this spring break. Sing and dance with Laz Slomovits of Gemini or crack open a rock and take home your very own geode with geologist Steve Tchozeski of Great Lakes GeoScience. All events are free and open to the public. Get a complete schedule at www.grpl.org.

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum

    10% off in curiosity shop with culture pass (offer not valid for Titanic exhibition store). Valid through May 31, 2013.

  • John Ball Zoo

    Let the kids get wild during Spring Break at ZOOBILEE at the Zoo!  Every day is different during ZOOBILEE, but every day there will be extra animal and fun activities!  Touch a sea urchin!  Do a craft! Pet a baby alligator!  Learn from a Zookeeper!  Buy one adult and one child and get a SECOND CHILD’s admission FREE with your Culture Pass!   

To find out more about the Culture Pass and special offers from partner organizations visit http://www.culturepassgr.com.

Spring Happenings

  • Look your best this spring with stylish clothing and accessories. Enjoy 20% off your purchase during the month of March. 

  • 6.25 Paper Studio

    Spring Sale!
    March 16-23rd.
    First-ever Spring Cleaning sale. Special discounts and clearance items including stationery sets, t-shirts, office products, party goods and small gifts. Sign up for the mailing list and receive special coupons for the sale http://eepurl.com/gMNND

  • Bar Divani

    March 20- Wine dinner featuring Domaine Moutrad-Diligent, Bourgogne, France. $55/person plus tax & gratuity. Live Music and Vocals on Tuesday Nights and Wednesday Wine Socials. 

  • Central District Cyclery

    Central District Cyclery celebrates 1 year in business this month! Spring tune-ups $45 ($80 value).

  • Grand Central Market and Deli

    Progressive Dinner Tasting
    and Chef Demo Featuring
    Grand Central Market and Old World Olive Press
    Saturday, March 23 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                     
    For reservations call 616-454-5300

  • Jagger Madison

    Jagger Madison inside MoDiv holds the key to your next favorite style piece. From Desigual jackets to earings and spring scarfs, you're sure to find pieces to be envied by your best friend.  Unlock your 16% savings on any one item by mentioning that you plan to "Show Well" this Spring 2013! 

  • Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream

    Exciting spring flavors are popping up at Kilwin's! Stop in for Limited Edition Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream and Chocolate Raspberry fudge. 

  • MoDiv: Shoppes at Monroe and Division

    Girls Night Out at MoDiv
    April 18 6-8pm
    Take a stroll through all MoDiv shops for exciting spring products and ideas. Special guest vendors will be on hand to do styling, makeup, massage and more!

  • MVP Metro Club

    Every Thursday March 14-April 11, MVP Metro Club will open their doors from 5:30am to 9pm for guests to try out the club for the day. Try out group classes the day of your visit for free! Bring your photo ID and workout clothes. 

  • Old World Olive Press

    Progressive Dinner Tasting
    and Chef Demo Featuring
    Grand Central Market and Old World Olive Press
    Saturday, March 23 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                     
    For reservations call 616-454-5300

  • San Chez, A Tapas Bistro

    In partnership with the Grand Rapids Civic Theater, San Chez is offering a Mother's Day package.
    For $90 you will enjoy 2 tickets to see Legally Blonde (May 31-June 16) plus dinner (a $118 value). This special package can be purchased at San Chez or the Civic Theater Box Office. 

  • The Museum Store at GRAM

    Art In Bloom March 15-17.
    Receive a gift with purchase: spend $65 (before tax) and receive either a Bohemia Notecard Folio by Fringe Studio, or a Bohemia Tin Pot Candle in Chinoiserie by Fringe Studio. While supplies last. 

Recreational Activities

  • Central District Cyclery

    Pedal your way around downtown! A great way to explore the City on a spring day. 
    Urban Bike Rentals

  • GR Tag Tour

    Two fun, informative and interactive tours of downtown Grand Rapids that you can access on your smart phone with a QR code reader.

    The walking tours provide information about many of the public art installments and fun historical snippets about many locations through out downtown.

    Listen to entertaining stories, browse and submit photos, and check out nearby businesses - all through your mobile phone!


  • Segway Tours of Grand Rapids

    See and feel the excitement of downtown Grand Rapids up close and personal with your very own guided Segway tour rental.
 Segway Tours of Grand Rapids has a total of 8 very user friendly Segways available for these guided tours. 
    $50/30 min
    $75/1 hr 
    For reservations call 616-780-5587