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Grand Rapids is located in Kent County (is the county seat), and in the West-Southwest Region. This city lies north of Kalamazoo between Muskegon and Lansing, along Interstate 96 on the banks of the Grand River.

Louis Campau, a French trader, set up a trading post here in 1826. He purchased land from the federal government - for $90 - that would become Grand Rapids' downtown district. By 1850, the city had one furniture factory and several private furniture piece shops. The river was used to generate power for the factory and bring logs from the forests upstream. By 1876, Grand Rapids became known worldwide for fine furniture production. The city became the first in the United States to add fluoride to its drinking water in 1945.

Today, Grand Rapids is considered the world leader in office furniture production. Reflecting a diversified ethnic mix, Grand Rapids holds festivals throughout the year. The city boasts more than 2,000 acres of parklands.

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06/19 Coming to The area
Mayfest Chicago IL May17-19 Chicago Mayfest brings in three days of celebration - featuring; Chicago's BEST Bands, Festival Cuisine, pretzels, beer, and a broad spectrum of super cool entertainment...
Green Festival Chicago IL May18-19 Celebrate community with the largest, most diverse and most trusted place for learning, shopping, networking and having fun. The festival will feature favorites, including the organic, vegetarian and vegan food court; the Sierra Club Green Cinema; eco-fashion exhibits; hands-on DIY workshops; live music; an organic beer and wine garden; inspiring keynote presentations and a nationally renowned Green Marketplace featuring products and services from local and national green and sustainable businesses and organizations.
Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago IL May24-26 Insomniac produces innovative music festivals and events featuring immersive multisensory environments enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting and sound design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, boundary-pushing special effects and pyrotechnics, and fan participation.
Do-Division Street Fest Chicago IL May31-June2 What makes the Do-Division Street Fest and Sidewalk Sale unique is that all elements of this festival are local: the food, the vendors, the music, even the featured beer is selected based on it's popularity in the 'hood. Given the status of West Division Street as the hottest, hippest most cutting edge neighborhood in Chicago, the events' 60,000 attendees wouldn't want this festival any other way but local.
57th Street Art Fair Chicago IL June1-2 Come down and participate in the popular Art Buying Boot Camp, a guided tour through the fair with art-buying experts who can help you with everything from determining the best price for a piece or the best colors to match your living room.
Chicago Blues Festival Chicago IL June6-9 The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.