Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, we have six more weeks of winter, and Grand Rapids has the perfect way to celebrate! The first annual World of Winter festival begins on Friday, February 9, 2018. The week-long festival has plenty of events for the whole family. Stop and see one of the 53 ice sculptures at participating venues around the city, including one right outside the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown! Visit the Downtown Market this weekend for their annual Ice Bar and enjoy winter drinks with an Olympics Winter Games theme. Visit DowntownGR for more information on winter activities such as human Hungry Hungry hippos, ice skating and more!