World of Winter February Highlights

A Festival of Frozen Fun in Grand Rapids

By Sarah Boucher, Publisher & Editor January 25, 2021

If you're looking for unique winter fun, you don't have to drive any further than Downtown Grand Rapids! The World of Winter Festival of Frozen Fun takes place January 15 through February 28, 2021!

This Festival aspires is to make Grand Rapids a more active winter city - which makes Grand Rapids a more active year-round city. All programming and activities are FREE, socially-distanced for these pandemic times and geared for both families and adults.

You can find 15 unique interactive art installation and and 80+ ice sculptures all spread out across Downtown Grand Rapids. You can find the art installations at these downtown locations:

  • Hybycozo’s at Ah-Nab-Awen Park
  • Impulse on Monroe
  • The Singing Tree at Canal Park
  • Ice Luminaries at the Gillett Bridge
  • Winter Tumbleweeds at the Blue Bridge
  • “Seasonal Wonders” Projection Show at the Civic Auditorium

Interested in seeing the ice sculptures? Not sure how to find the art installation locations? Join a free walking tour, or check out this interactive map courtesy of World of Winter to take a self-guided tour. 

Don't forget about the "Have a Heart" exhibit showcasing local non-profits. Visitors are encouraged to use the QR code to learn more about each featured organization. 

Locations with heart-shaped art installations include:

  • 5 hearts located in the middle of the Uccello’s and Cinco de Mayo social zone on Monroe Center.
  • 2 hearts located in Rosa Parks Circle
  • 5 hearts located at the Grand Rapids Public Museum at 272 Pearl St. NW

And there's even more fun at World of Winter 2021! Check out all of these events happening this month:

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Rosa Parks Circle is again offering outdoor ice skating this year as well. 
You can get all the details and frequent updates about skating HERE


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