There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy these last weeks of winter *fingers crossed* in Grand Rapids! Aside from your Valentine's Day celebrations, there are World of Winter festivities throughout downtown Grand Rapids, celebrations of African American history month, a 15th Annual Winter Beer Festival & more! 

 

We are coming to you this month from AM Yoga, a great yoga and meditation studio in Grand Rapids. AM Yoga features group power vinyasa yoga classes, corporate yoga, personal sessions, and community classes. Check them out!

 

As always, our team is here to help you buy and sell real estate, even while accomplishing our New Year's Resolutions!

 

World of Winter: Ice Sculpture Walking Tour

Location: Rosa Parks Circle

Dates: February 14-16th, varying times

Love seeing Downtown GR transform into a gallery of ice during the #WorldOfWinterGR festival? Make sure not to miss a single ice sculpture by joining our FREE guided walking tours led by Grand Rapids Running Tours!

Bundle up and walk with your tour guide to learn more about sub-zero art and their interesting backstories.

To register for a walking tour, visit:

http://grandrapidsrunningtours.com/registration/

 

World of Winter: Paint the Park

Location: Rosa Parks Circle

Dates: February 15th 11am-4pm

Ain't no party like a community ice painting party! Grab a brush and help us paint the ice at the Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink. Make your mark Downtown and beautify our city as a community.

We're also closing down Monroe Center in front of Rosa Parks Circle for a street party! Food trucks serving on-site

Get your pictures taken with Queen Elsa & Princess Anna from Disney’s Frozen!

"Ice Breaker" - live ice carving of the 5000-pound community sculpture

Ice rink open for skating from 6:00pm. Check out our partner booths featuring games and other activities.

 

Taste of Soul Sunday

Location: Main Library

Date: February 16th from 1-4:30pm

Join us as we celebrate African American history and culture at Taste of Soul Sunday. Listen, learn, eat, create, and preserve

Taste of Soul features live music from some of the hottest bands.

Discover information about topics related to African American heritage and culture.

Area restaurants provide free food samples to attendees. While supplies last!

Families can participate in hands-on activities and crafts related to African American culture.

 

15th Annual Winter Beer Festival

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark

Dates: February 22nd from 1-6pm

The 2020 Winter Beer Festival will feature roughly 150 Michigan breweries and brewpubs and over 1,100 beers. For all of our festivals, each guest ticket comes with 15 tasting tokens which guests can exchange for 3 oz. samples (note that some specialty beers will require 2 or more tokens per 3 oz. sample). Guests also enjoy fine music from local bands, other entertainment, ice sculpture demonstrations, and fire pits to warm up by. A selection of tasty food is available for purchase at the festival. 

 

Mardi Gras Bar Crawl

Location: Downtown GR bars

Dates: February 22nd from 3-10pm

The Mardi Gras Bar Crawl is coming Saturday February 22nd, 2020! We're turning Grand Rapids into Bourbon Street for the biggest Mardi Gras celebration and party! Collect thousands of beads and drink SoCo Hurricanes! It's an incredible day of green, purple, and gold New Orleans style fun!

 

2020 MI Landlord & Real Estate Investor Conference

Location: DeVos Place

Dates: February 27-29th from 8am-5pm

Join us for three days with national real estate investor and landlord experts. Featuring 8 national speakers, 50+ exhibitors, and breakout sessions packed full of current and wealth building strategies and techniques! The Michigan Landlord & Real Estate Investor Annual Conference & Expo attracts over 1,000 attendees for education, inspiration, motivation and networking.

FREE admission for current RPOA members. Only $9.99 per person for non-members—this covers admission for all three days!

 

FemPro Business Society University

Location: 200 Viridian Drive, Muskegon, MI 49440

Dates: Fri, February 28, 2020, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us on February 28th for a game changing, get down to the good stuff FAST, and GROW your business kind of a day.

Hear from top leaders in business on multiple topics that are geared to help you excel your business to the next level. Not sure what that next level is? No worries, we will be working through that! Speakers and their presentation topic:

Megan Dimmer - Neuroscience in marketing

Nichole Sadek - Business law basics: getting organized and being protected

Anne Di Vitto - Influencer Marketing

Christina VanDam - How to survive your first year in business

Jeanette Stein - Creating and selling your online course

 

Disney on Ice: Celebrate the Memories

Location: Van Andel Arena

Dates: February 27th-March 1st showtimes vary

Your favorite Disney stories come to life at Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories! Sail along with Moana on her high-seas adventure and dance with Woody, Buzz and all the Toy Story friends. Feel inspired when love wins in Frozen and dreams come true for the Disney Princesses. Share the excitement and make new memories the whole family will treasure forever!