Long before ArtPrize, THE arts festival in Grand Rapids was just Festival.

Officially, it's the 45th Festival of the Arts, held in downtown Grand Rapids on a few city streets and at Calder Plaza.

Festival is known for lots a cool performances, plenty of art and people and, oh yeah, food! Really, really good food. It has church groups and food places from all over selling their goods for a nominal fee.

Check this story from WZZM-13 about the 45th Festival.

And here's the Festival website.

And the weather looks fantastic for the Festival. Sunny and the upper 70s! Whoo-hoo!

So, get to downtown Grand Rapids and enjoy Festival!

Courtesy Festival of the Arts