Festival of the Arts returns to Grand Rapids this weekend.  There are many reasons to enjoy Festival:  food, music, art, and more.

What is your favorite part of Festival of the Arts?

With so much to choose from, picking a favorite is no easy task.

There's music for everyone: from the Conklin Ceili Band on Saturday night to Absinthe an "Amish industrial hardcore folk" band on Sunday afternoon.

There is a huge variety of food including:  Chinese, Bosnian, Lebanese, Mexican, and much more.

There are multiple dance performances and hundreds of pieces of artwork on display and for sale.

It's hard to choose a favorite, but discovering a new local band while eating some food that I've never tried and can't even pronounce is tops for me.  It's a tie between music and food.

View the official schedule of Festival of the Arts.