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Celebrate Rosa Parks Circle

Rosa Parks Circle has been named one of 5 Great Public Spaces in America! With exceptional design by internationally-acclaimed artist Maya Lin, support by the Frey Foundation, and the dedication of countless other community members, this cherished place in the heart of our city has contributed greatly to the vibrancy of Grand Rapids.

To celebrate this exciting national recognition, we are showcasing everything you love about Rosa Parks Circle in one day including live music, food trucks, free fitness, swing dancing, and more!

Join us in celebrating all of the people and events that make Rosa Parks Circle a Great Place.

Schedule of Events*
∙ 8:30 - Yoga
∙ 9:30 - POUND
∙ 10:30 - Urban Moves

RELAX AT ROSA: 11:00 – 2:00
∙ Live music by Serita's Black Rose
∙ Food trucks
∙ Kids crafts
∙ Yard games

∙ 2:00 - Proclamation from Mayor Rosalynn Bliss
∙ 2:30 - Gaga ball with Grand Rapids Sport & Social Club (GRSSC)
∙ 4:00 - Swing dancing with Grand Rapids Original Swing Society
∙ 5:00 - Salsa dancing
∙ Food trucks

*Activity times subject to change. Stay tuned for event updates.

Learn more about the story of Rosa Parks Circle:

Learn more about the 2017 Great Places designation from the American Planning Association:

Celebrate Rosa Parks Circle