Safety Measures & Precautions

The health and safety of our associates and guests is a top priority. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are actively monitoring guidance provided by public health officials, and we want to assure our visitors that additional sanitary measures are in place to maintain a healthy environment and limit the spread of germs. In addition to our regular and very thorough cleaning procedures, we are currently taking extra precautions, including:

  • Housekeeping is using EcoLab Peroxide Cleaner and Disinfectant Spray on all surfaces that guests or employees might touch in common areas, including the front desk, guest elevators, lobby restrooms, stairwell handrails and more.
  • Inside guest rooms, we are using EcoLab Peroxide Cleaner and Disinfectant Spray and always change to new, clean rags between rooms.
  • All high touch surfaces are being cleaned and disinfected several times throughout the day in guest corridors.
  • Guest check-in reception area is being cleaned every 30 minutes including all counters, pens, phones, and PIN pads.

We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you soon!

What's Happening in Grand Rapids: August 23'


August 2023 Grand Rapids Events 

August is just around the corner. The last full month of summer, August, is often full of events and adventures. Everyone is trying to make the most of the season, jamming their schedules with trips, concerts, festivals, and more. 

If you’re spending any of the month of August in Grand Rapids, you’ll want to know what’s going on. What’s happening around the Beer City this August? The team at Holiday Inn Grand Rapids has put together a list of events to enjoy around the city.

Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival 2023 (August 4-6)

Embrace Hispanic heritage in August with the Hispanic Festival 2023 at Grand Rapids’ Calder Plaza. Experience Hispanic foods and goods with a host of vendors and cultural entertainment over the course of three days. Enjoy free entry to the all-ages, family-friendly event.  

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Dark Star Orchestra ( August 10)

The Dark Star Orchestra has been keeping The Grateful Dead experience alive for over 20 years. Join the awe-inspiring band as they perform a set list of songs that span the catalog of Dead songs. The concert will be held at the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater, with doors opening at 5 pm. Get your tickets today. 

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The Grand Rapids Area Coin Show ( August 12)

The next Grand Rapids Area Coin Show will be held August 12 at the American Legion Post 179 from 9-3. This is a monthly show where coin aficionados can gather to share their collections.

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Michigan's Mac & Cheese Fest ( August 12-13)

This August, Grand Rapids will be the home of Michigan’s Mac & Cheese Festival. This family-friendly event takes place at the LMCU Ballpark from 4-8 pm, with a VIP early entry time of 3 pm. The fest is everything you can imagine: lots of Mac & Cheese. Get your tickets and come hungry. 

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Summer Dance Festival ( August 25) 

The Summer Dance Festival at the Grand Rapids Ballet will take place on August 25 from 5-9 pm. This free event is perfect for anyone who wants a bit of refined entertainment in their summer. Learn more and get your tickets. 

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Return to the River - Music & Art Festival ( August 26-27)

The second annual music and art festival will take place on August 26-27. The free event is great for all ages and includes a number of activities such as live music, art installations, circus performers, a giant lite brite, food trucks, and more. You won’t want to miss this special event. 

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Polish Festival 2023 (August 25-27)

The Polish Festival is back this year! Head to Calder Plaza for a fantastic celebration featuring music, food, drinks, entertainment, and more. The event takes place on Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Immerse yourself in the rich Polish culture and enjoy a memorable experience!

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What event are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments!