Known throughout the region for its annual Red Flannel Festival celebrating the famous “drop-seat” long johns and nightwear, Cedar Springs boasts a small but vibrant business district and numerous recreational areas, parks and lakes. It is just 20 minutes north of downtown Grand Rapids.
In addition to a variety of national fast-food restaurants, Cedar Springs offers a number of homegrown favorites – including Sue’s Country Kitchen, Classic Kelly’s Family Restaurant, Jose’s Restauranté and Main Street Restaurants.
Residents rely on a small but diverse business community – and head 10 miles south to Rockford for more shopping options.
Visit Cedar Springs Brewing Company – it’s a Bavarian-style restaurant, brauhaus, biergarten, wine-maker and distiller in the heart of Cedar Springs.
Access the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail, a paved rail-to-trail path, as it passes through Cedar Springs on a 93-mile trek from Grand Rapids to Cadillac.
Don’t miss the Red Flannel Festival every autumn – parades, arts & craft show, car show, horseshoe throwing contest, lumberjack supper and more.
See a film or stage show at Kent Theatre – a classic 120-year-old community-owned and operated venue.
The Roundup Tavern, a longtime local hangout, offers a regular schedule of live music performances.
The Cedar Springs Historical Museum, open Wednesdays, includes a one-room historical schoolhouse, genealogy section and store.