Are you staying safe and warm through the Polar Vortex!? Winter seemed to be taking it easy on us but if there’s one thing anyone in the midwest knows, it’s that winter won’t be afraid to make up for lost time and that seems to be the case! While we had all the intent to head out into the city, the weather called for a last minute change of plans consisting of big mugs of tea and cocoa, warm fires, and big cozy blankets. We hope you’re all snuggled up and staying safe and warm as we dive into some fun events around Grand Rapids this month…

Grown-up Play Date
Dates:  Friday, February 8, 2019
Times:  7 PM – 11 PM
Venue:   Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Event Website: 
"Join us for a night of mystery and intrigue with games, music, appetizers, adult beverages and the characters you've grown to love—Col. Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum and more!
$10 valet parking available
Ages 21+. Tickets $35 per person."

MI Brewers Guild 14th Annual Winter Beer Festival
Dates & Times: Feb 22 at 5 PM – Feb 23 at 1 PM
Venue: Fifth Third Ballpark
Event Website: 
"Michigan beer! This popular event will feature over 140 Michigan breweries and more than 1,000 craft beers, as well as local music, performers, ice sculptures and carving demonstrations, fire pits to chase away the cold, and food available for purchase."

Valent-ICE: A World of Winter Event
Dates:  Feb 15 at 12 PM – Feb 17 at 9 PM
Times:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue: Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink
Event Website: 
"Celebrate winter with a gallery of ice in Downtown Grand Rapids! Valent-ICE, one of the largest ice festivals in Michigan, is a part of our World of Winter Series celebrating why we choose to live in Michigan... because the ice and snow can be pretty spectacular. 
This annual ice-themed event showcases over 50 ice sculptures and includes walking and running tours, live ice carvings, giveaways, ice-skating, and more!
This 4-day festival (Feb 14 - 17, 2019), organized by DGRI and partners, is designed to take advantage of Michigan’s cold climate, provide fun ways for people to get outside and enjoy the season, and make Grand Rapids a better winter city - which makes Grand Rapids a better year-round city. World of Winter features a variety of free and low-cost events and activities for both families and adults”

Check back in next month as we share another month of great events in the Grand Rapids area. And meanwhile, if you or someone you know has any real estate needs, please reach out to our team and we’ll be happy to help!