What Time Is It In Grand Rapids?

What is the current time in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The current time in Grand Rapids, Michigan is

1:54 PM

The date is May 21, 2024

Quick facts

  • Grand Rapids is 4:00 behind GMT right now
  • Grand Rapids's time zone is Eastern Time

What Time Zone is Grand Rapids, Michigan In?

Grand Rapids is in Eastern Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to ET. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: EST and EDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In ET, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 1:54 PM 12:54 PM 10:54 AM 10:54 AM
24-hour time 13:54 12:54 10:54 10:54
Military time 1354 1254 1054 1054

Grand Rapids, Michigan offers the Tulip Time Festival in the spring to the Grand Rapids Balloon Festival in the summer, ArtPrize in the fall, and the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival in the winter. Compared to other cities in Michigan, Grand Rapids offers a diverse range of events and attractions. The city is located approximately 2 hours from Detroit and 3 hours from Chicago, making it a convenient location for tourists to visit. Additionally, it takes approximately 20-30 minutes to travel to nearby suburbs such as Kentwood and Walker.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Tulip Time Festival in nearby Holland, Michigan
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Grand Rapids Balloon Festival, Festival of the Arts
  • Average daylight: 14-16 hours


  • Average temperature: 40-65°F
  • Climate: Cool with colorful foliage
  • Unique traditions and events: ArtPrize, Cider and Donut Festival
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-35°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snowfall
  • Unique traditions and events: Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival, Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens
  • Average daylight: 8-10 hours

Grand Rapids is a city located in the western part of Michigan, in the Eastern Time Zone. It is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). The nearest timezone border is approximately 20 miles away, and it is in the Central Time Zone. The travel time to the nearest states, Indiana and Illinois, is around 2-3 hours by car. Some of the neighboring cities include Wyoming, Kentwood, and Walker. If someone were to drive from Grand Rapids across America, it would take approximately 36 hours. Learn more about traveling to Grand Rapids and explore all the exciting things this city has to offer.

Destination Distance (miles) Time to Drive (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 2,200 44 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 600 12 -1
Denali National Park 3,200 64 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,900 38 -3
Citizens Bank Park 700 14 -1
Niagara Falls 500 10 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,200 44 -3
Yellowstone 1,400 28 -2
Manhattan 700 14 -1
Grand Canyon 1,800 36 -2

Other times in the United States

The United States has four main time zones and six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. Time can span between six hours and range from -5 UTC hours to -10 UTC, making time in Grand Rapids change by a 6 hour time frame in the United States. Here are the most popular current times across the USA.

City State Timezone 12-hour time 24 hour time Military time
New York City New York Eastern Time 2:29 PM 14:29 1429
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 2:29 PM 14:29 1429
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 2:29 PM 14:29 1429
Chicago Illinois Central Time 1:29 PM 13:29 1329
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 11:29 AM 11:29 1129
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 11:29 AM 11:29 1129

Fast Facts About Grand Rapids

What time zone is Grand Rapids in?

Grand Rapids is in the Eastern Time time zone

What is Grand Rapids time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Grand Rapids is offset by -4:00.