Prismatica on Monroe

If you are looking for something to do, outside, even if it is cold, there are some great things going on in downtown Grand Rapids MI.
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Prismatica on Monroe
Fri, Jan 17, 202012:00 PM Sun, Feb 16, 202011:00 PM
Monroe North Lot (map)
“An infinite interplay of lights and colorful reflection…”

We are thrilled to bring a new interactive light installation called “Prismatica” to the World of Winter Festival this year. Prismatica is a collection of light prisms that have toured the world, adding energy and creativity to urban business districts. The interactive installation includes 25 pivoting prisms, creating a modern ice palace that transmits and reflects color and light. As the prisms rotate, a soundtrack of bells plays in the background. Downtown Grand Rapids will host Prismatica at 555 Monroe Ave. NW from January 17 to February 16, 2020.

Conception and execution: RAW Design in collaboration with ATOMIC3

Production: Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal, Canada

Snowshoe at the Park

Feel the crunch of the snow under your feet and enjoy nature at this FREE spectacular snowshoeing event led by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. Snowshoes will be provided. Don’t forget to dress warm!

Movies on the Piazza

It’s summertime in February! Join us as we show summer-themed movies at the new Studio Park piazza. Enjoy hot-toddies, cocktails, popcorn, food trucks, s’mores, movie-themed programming and fun activities between each movie. Don’t forget to get photos taken with Disney’s Moana!

There will be fire pits – but dress warm anyway!
Camping chairs are available on-site for free rental.
All movies will be played in English with Spanish subtitles

Black History Walking Tour

Join your tour guide for a FREE walk through Grand Rapids’ Black history.

The tour starts at Rosa Parks Circle. To register, visit: opens in a new windowhttp://grandrapidsrunningtours.com/registration/

Registration is not required but is strongly encouraged.

Dance in the Annex at Prismatica

Experience the Prismatica light installation alongside a performance by Dance in the Annex (DITA)!

“With bated breath: we move like colors” is an original concept structured improvisation that will activate the spaces in and around Prismatica for the World of Winter Festival. With the colorful lights and sounds of the Prismatica sculptures as inspiration, DITA will present this site-specific contemporary dance piece in collaboration with percussionist Josh Dunigan.

Dancers: Kara Brems, Jessica Ferguson, Hannah Sullivan, Nicole Reehorst, Amy Wilson

Live musical accompaniment: Josh Dunigan

Photo credit: Art Peers


Get your downward dog on at this FREE outdoor run and yoga event! Attendees will meet at 555 Monroe Ave. NW at 6:00 PM before heading out for a 20-minute warm-up run. Then, we will regroup at 555 Monroe for a 25-minute yoga session. No mat needed. Don’t forget to wear warm workout clothing! 🧘🏽‍♀️

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/…

Don’t forget to check out Prismatica, the rainbow light installation, while you’re there!

Downtown Market Ice Bar

Grab a drink from a bar made of ice and embrace the cold with some frozen tundra yard games!

Human Hungry Hungry Hippo Tournament

Your favorite board game comes to life in this human version of Hungry Hungry Hippos! Adult and family divisions are available at this awesome Downtown extravaganza.

Registration is required and now open!

Note that each team consists of six players. Registration is $60 per team. The winners get awesome prize packages!

Adult Division = All players 18+
Family Division = Minimum of (2) adults 18+ as well as minimum (2) kids under 18 years of age

Learn how the game works here: opens in a new windowhttps://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1972521926114953

Food trucks will serve on-site.


Celebrate winter with a gallery of ice in Downtown Grand Rapids! This annual World of Winter attraction showcases over 50 ice sculptures all throughout Downtown. You can do a self-guided tour of these amazing works of art… or join one of our ice sculpture walking tours so you don’t miss any of them!

Ice Sculpture Walking Tour

Downtown Grand Rapids transforms into a gallery of ice with over 50 beautiful ice sculptures all over our amazing city. Make sure not to miss a single ice sculpture by joining our FREE guided 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.

All tours start at Rosa Parks Circle.

To register for a walking tour, visit:
opens in a new windowhttp://grandrapidsrunningtours.com/registration/

Registration is not required but is strongly encouraged.

Love on Ice

Why spend Valentine’s Day inside when you can enjoy a unique Downtown experience with 2 for 1 ice skating and FREE professional photographs in front of our interactive ice installation?

Don’t miss out on a V-Day to remember!

This event is dog-friendly.

Love on Ice is sponsored by Camp Bow Wow.

Paint the Park

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. Please note that painting stops at 4 PM or when the ice rink runs out of painting space.

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 6:00 PM
  • Check out our partner booths featuring games and other activities

Be sure to visit the web site for additional dates and times!

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