GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Feb. 1, 2018 – The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is joining forces with Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. to celebrate winter and Valentines Day from February 9-11, with an outdoor Ice Bar Lounge and Winter Ice Games under the Market Shed.

Complete with a custom 18-foot bar carved out of ice, the Downtown Market’s Ice Bar Lounge will feature cocktails, shots and winter ales. Guests can celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics and show their support for Team USA with red or blue shots served in house-made ice shot glasses. “Go for the Gold” with the Market’s American Mule and then get toasty with a classic Hot Toddy featuring tea from Spice Merchants.

Visitors can also play a game of tabletop ice curling, frozen beer pong, cornhole (on boards made of ice!), Giant Jenga and Connect Four as they enjoy a toasty (or icy!) beverage.

Valent-ICE, one of the largest ice festivals in Michigan, is a part of the World of Winter festival celebrating why we choose to live in Michigan - because the ice and snow can be pretty spectacular. This annual ice-themed event series spans Feb. 9-11 and showcases 50+ ice sculptures, walking and running tours, live ice carvings, giveaways, ice-skating and more!


WHAT:                       Grand Rapids Downtown Market Ice Bar Lounge

WHEN:                       Friday, February 9: 4 - 8 p.m

                                   Saturday, February 10: noon - 8 p.m.

                                   Sunday, February 11: noon - 4 p.m.

WHERE:                    Grand Rapids Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI

CONTACT:                Sarah Suydam, 586-707-2724,