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Come on UP for music, munchies, and more!
One Uptown business district each week hosts free live music, family-friendly activities, and fun surprises! Main events are from 6-9pm, but many districts and businesses will have entertainment all night! Check back often for the most up-to-date list of events!

Thursday, June 4: East Hills Business District
Thursday, June 11: Eastown
Thursday, June 18: Wealthy Street
Thursday, June 25: East Fulton Business District

Visit the Facebook Event Page for more up-to-date info!

Eastown Bizarre Bazaar features local artists, potters, sculptors, and jewelry designers in the heart of Eastown. Eastown Bizarre Bazaar is June 27th, 9am-5pm and the fee for artists is $70 and $150 for outside food vendors. Please remember this event is for quality, handmade items ONLY. Commercial products are prohibited at this event.

This event is hosted by the Eastown Community Association and the Eastown Business Association to celebrate art, entertainment, and the unique Eastown culture with over 80 local artists and craftspeople with bands performing throughout the day – all for free!

Check out the ECA website for more information!

This annual event is a family-friendly celebration of arts, crafts, food, music, and the Eastown neighborhood, one of Grand Rapids’ most eclectic districts. This outdoor festival takes place on the second Saturday in September along Wealthy Street between Giddings Avenue and Lake Drive.

This is a free, community event hosted by the Eastown Community Association and Eastown Business Association.

Applications will be available at!

Thursday, March 26, 6:30-8:30pm

Join us for our Spring Mixer at Bluedoor Antiques & Elements (946 E. Fulton St.). We’ll be gathering to enjoy drinks, appetizers, and networking. Representatives from the Uptown Corridor Improvement District Board and Uptown Business Improvement District Board will be on hand to give updates, as well as Uptown staff. More information will be sent as the date gets closer.

Our annual meeting is being held on January 21 at 8:30am at Terra GR.  Mark it on your calendars!  The board will be updating business owners and liaisons on what’s happening within the Eastown Business District and what plans are for 2015.  We’ll also have baked goods and drinks!  Please pass this on to your business neighbors and we hope to see you there.

Interested in installing bike racks in front of your business? Uptown will pay up to half of the cost of the rack when you place an order with us for the “Uptown Green” upside down U rack (pictured below).

The racks cost approximately $200 for one “U.” Uptown will pay for 50% of the cost of the rack and shipping. There are limited funds available, so this will be first come, first served. Please contact Jessa Dutton at (616) 301-3929 by Friday, August 15th if you are interested. Racks come with hardware to install; installation costs and any associated right-of-way encroachment fees are the responsibility of the individual business.