2017 Annual Convention and Exposition

Things to do

Get ready to be wowed — Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do.

See this list of fun things to do in Grand Rapids.


Grand Rapids was named Beer City USA in 2012 and 2013, thanks to our booming craft brewery industry.

See a list of Breweries.


The Downtown Market

  • Slows Bar-B-Q — Slows Bar-B-Q Grand Rapids is located in the Downtown Market's southeast side. It features slow-cooked barbecue favorites such as brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and smoked turkey.
  • Social Kitchen & Bar — Social Kitchen & Bar gears its menu toward refined comfort food.


Bull's Head Tavern — Bull's Head Tavern offers an affordable variety of food that can please everyone's taste. It offer's appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, seafood, steaks, and more.

The Black Heron — The menu features sausages, an homage to the Polish and Latino cultures, both prevalent on the West Side.

The Wheelhouse — The Wheelhouse features a contemporary twist on classic American bistro fare, with seasonal recipes inspired by its chef's ongoing partnership with local suppliers.


Tre Cugini — Tre Cugini is proud to be the recipient of several dining awards, including a four-time winner of Grand Rapids Magazine's Award of Excellence.

Osteria Rossa — Their focus is Italian inspired cooking featuring the local ingredients of Michigan farms, all served in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

Bistro Bella Vita — Bistro Bella Vita's specialty is fresh, natural Mediterranean country cuisine made from scratch with as many local ingredients as possible.


Charley's Crab Restaurant — Charley's Crab offers the freshest seafood and mouthwatering culinary creations.

Leo's — Exquisite seafood and classic cuisine in an elegant, yet casual atmosphere.

See the Downtown Grand Rapids Dining Guide.


AWT 2017 Convention and Exposition

The AWT Annual Convention and Exposition is the place to get the tools, skills, and connections that will have an immediate effect on the future direction of your business—and impact your bottom line.

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