It's a celebration of all things local! The 14 annual Local First Street Party is happening on June 3!

It's presented by Founders Brewing Company and will feature a wide array of talented Michigan musicians and performers, plus activities for kids of all ages.

Food trucks and local restaurants will be serving up their finest fare. Thirsty? Enjoy the best local brews and ciders from Beer City. Energetic? Ride your bike to the party, do some yoga, and dance all day. Crafty? Decorate the streets with sidewalk chalk, blow bubbles, and create masterpieces out of recycled materials.

Organizers say the purpose of the party is to bring the community together to celebrate what makes it a vibrant, joyful place to live, work, and play.

Molly Bouwsma-Schultz and Scott Schultz of the band, Vox Vidorra performed during the noon news show. You can learn more about their upcoming performances on their website.

Event Details:

When :Saturday, June 3rd, 3 pm - 12 a.m.
Where: Bistro Bella Vita - 44 Grandville SW. Grand Rapids

Here's a rundown of what's new this year

  • Clearly marked access points and signage for people with Disabilities
  • Access pathways and ticket lines
  • Signage outlining all resources available
  • Access Assistants (volunteers specifically to help attendees with disabilities)
  • ASL interpreter
  • Resources for the Spanish speaking community
  • Bilingual way-finding signage
  • Spanish interpreter on the stage
  • Photo booth promoting the Good for Grand Rapids campaign
  • More Beer City beverage options -- Founders, Mitten, Vivant, Farmhaus Cider, St. Julien Wine
  • Photo booth promoting the Good for Grand Rapids campaign


  • A wide variety of food options
  • Yoga with AM Yoga (from 3-3:30pm)
  • Free crafts and family-friendly activities
  • Face painting
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Arts and crafts
  • Bubble table

Bands on the Celebration! Cinema Stage

  • 3 p.m. -- Yoga with AM Yoga
  • 3:30 p.m. -- Molly Bouwsma-Schultz & Friends
  • 5 p.m. -- Wealthy & Diamond
  • 6 p.m. -- Hollywood Makeout
  • 7:15 p.m. -- JRob and Bedrock: The Foundation
  • 8:30 p.m. -- Cabildo
  • 9:45 p.m. -- ConvoTronics
  • 11 p.m. -- The Crane Wives

You can learn more about the Local First street party on the event website.

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