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JW Marriott Grand Rapids

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235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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October 2018

The Greater Grand Rapids Branch of NAACP’s 52nd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner…

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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“The 52nd Annual Freedom Gala, we are "Forward Together, not one Step Back!" - President Cle J. Jackson FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? The JW Marriott offers valet parking and self-serve park and pay. Please keep in mind the extra time it may take to park and walk to the facility. How…

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January 2019

The Chilly Challenge

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A FREE seven-week series of 45 minute walks through downtown Grand Rapids. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline. For walkers who complete all seven events, they will be rewarded with a $50 gift card to a downtown merchant of their choice. The walks will meet in the…

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The Chilly Challenge

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A FREE seven-week series of 45 minute walks through downtown Grand Rapids. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline. For walkers who complete all seven events, they will be rewarded with a $50 gift card to a downtown merchant of their choice. The walks will meet in the…

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The Chilly Challenge

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A FREE seven-week series of 45 minute walks through downtown Grand Rapids. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline. For walkers who complete all seven events, they will be rewarded with a $50 gift card to a downtown merchant of their choice. The walks will meet in the…

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The Chilly Challenge

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A FREE seven-week series of 45 minute walks through downtown Grand Rapids. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline. For walkers who complete all seven events, they will be rewarded with a $50 gift card to a downtown merchant of their choice. The walks will meet in the…

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February 2019

The Chilly Challenge

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A FREE seven-week series of 45 minute walks through downtown Grand Rapids. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline. For walkers who complete all seven events, they will be rewarded with a $50 gift card to a downtown merchant of their choice. The walks will meet in the…

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The Chilly Challenge

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A FREE seven-week series of 45 minute walks through downtown Grand Rapids. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline. For walkers who complete all seven events, they will be rewarded with a $50 gift card to a downtown merchant of their choice. The walks will meet in the…

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Lolë Ice Sculpture Free Running Tour

Saturday, February 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Four times each year, Lolë and Grand Rapids Running Tours partner to bring you FREE events. The first run of 2019 is during the World of Winter/Valent Ice Sculpture festival, downtown Grand Rapids. Join us for an hour of a winter workout as you run by the 50+ sculptures. Learn about the art of ice sculpting as you have fun…

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The Chilly Challenge

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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A FREE seven-week series of 45 minute walks through downtown Grand Rapids. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline. For walkers who complete all seven events, they will be rewarded with a $50 gift card to a downtown merchant of their choice. The walks will meet in the…

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Little Black Dress Party 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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From 21:00 To 01:30 Long, short, fitted or fluffy, little black dresses come in all shapes and styles. Put on one that makes you feel your best and join us for this must-attend event you eagerly await each year! DJ Composition will keep you moving on the dance floor, multiple bars, dress contest, prizes and a fashion show are on…

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March 2019

IRISH I was a Queen: World’s Largest Drag Brunch- Sun. March 17

Sunday, March 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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DT Promotions is proud to bring you “IRISH I WAS A QUEEN” the world's largest drag brunch, featuring Michigan’s original BRUNCHETTES and several guest entertainers! Join us this ST. PATRICK'S day on Sunday, March 17th at the "International Ballroom inside the JW Marriott" located at 235 Louis St NW, GR, MI. Wear green & get festive and start your St.…

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April 2019

WomanUp & Celebrate Grand Rapids

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Celebrating everyone who moves Michigan Women Forward! Honoring Meg Goebel and India Manns Women of Achievement and Courage Award Co-chairs Rachel Mraz | Kathleen Vogelsang

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May 2019

Queens of Fashion: HQ Fundraiser

Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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MI Drag Brunch by DT Promotions, and West Elm are proud to bring you; "QUEENS OF FASHION" An evening featuring the seasons best looks in fashion from Lee+Birch, Maurice's, AB, Wanderlux, Fusion, and E&L Salon! Join us for food, drinks, Michigan's best queens, and fashion as our community comes together to support our local HQ! HQ is Grand Rapids' first…

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July 2019

Independence Day jdek Party

Saturday, July 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 11:59 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Celebrate the 4th of July with music, New Holland drink specials, delicious food, giveaways and a great view of the river and fireworks! Music will be provided by DJ Keller Shaw. Cost: TIER ONE:$75 (per person) Limited number of tickets available - Includes buffet and an assigned table with correct number of seats TIER TWO: $25 (per person) Limited number…

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August 2019

Women Who Whiskey

Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - Saturday, August 24, 2019 @ 12:00 am
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Whether you're a connoisseur or looking to learn, bring your curiosity and join us Friday, August 23rd to celebrate the world of whiskey! Learn about varieties of whiskeys, grab a cigar, try new spirits and enjoy the company of other whiskey-loving ladies (and gentlemen!) alongside of our resident mixologists on the jdek at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids! Whiskey education…

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September 2019

ArtPrize Running Tour

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Lolë Grand Rapids s invites you to join Grand Rapids Running Tours for a FREE running tour of the ArtPrize: Project 1 neighborhood displays of giant-sized artwork. Allow Lolë Ambassador and owner of GRRT, Caroline, to explain the new ArtPrize format and introduce you to the featured artists and artwork. Optional socializing and sips to follow at six.one.six. Registration limited…

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October 2019

Red Shoe Gala

Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Our gala this year will celebrate the strong and vital partnership between the RMHWM and Grand Rapids’ world class medical and mental health hospitals- and the work we do together to help families facing their child’s health challenges. The RMHWM takes care of families from across West Michigan while our hospital partners take care of their children. We know that…

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November 2019

Vincent Stanley at the Econ Club

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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During this time of social and environmental change, what role does business play? Valued at over $700 Million, Patagonia is one of the most influential businesses of our time. Join us as Vincent Stanley, their longest-standing key executive shares the company’s journey towards responsibility and engages us in a conversation about the purpose of business, and how it can be…

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January 2020

Verne Harnish

Monday, January 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Rockefeller Habits

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The Chilly Challenge

Thursday, January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Chilly Challenge, sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., returns in January 2020! This FREE seven-week series consists of 45 minute walks through Downtown Grand Rapids...outside in whatever weather Mother Nature throws us. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours. Walkers who…

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The Chilly Challenge

Thursday, January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Chilly Challenge, sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., returns in January 2020! This FREE seven-week series consists of 45 minute walks through Downtown Grand Rapids...outside in whatever weather Mother Nature throws us. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours. Walkers who…

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The Chilly Challenge

Thursday, January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Chilly Challenge, sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., returns in January 2020! This FREE seven-week series consists of 45 minute walks through Downtown Grand Rapids...outside in whatever weather Mother Nature throws us. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours. Walkers who…

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Little Black Dress 2020

Saturday, January 25 @ 9:00 pm - Sunday, January 26 @ 1:00 am
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The best reason to dress up this January happens on the 25th when Little Black Dress returns! Dress up and come out for an elegant evening of music, dancing, a fashion show with clothing partner Lee & Birch, proceeds benefiting charity partner Susan G. Komen Michigan, and more! DJ Composition will keep you dancing all night, and Heather Walker from…

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Ice to See You, Queen!

Sunday, January 26 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Make it unique. Make it fun. Make it BRUNCH with us. Last year we set a WORLD RECORD! THIS YEAR we’re bringing you a “winter wonderland” unlike any other; trees, ice sculptures, and MORE! Come party like a Queen as we unveil the newly renovated International Ballroom inside the JW Marriott! DATE: Sunday, January 26th, 2020 LOCATION: JW Marriott ADDRESS:…

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The Chilly Challenge

Thursday, January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Chilly Challenge, sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., returns in January 2020! This FREE seven-week series consists of 45 minute walks through Downtown Grand Rapids...outside in whatever weather Mother Nature throws us. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours. Walkers who…

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The Chilly Challenge

Thursday, January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Chilly Challenge, sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., returns in January 2020! This FREE seven-week series consists of 45 minute walks through Downtown Grand Rapids...outside in whatever weather Mother Nature throws us. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours. Walkers who…

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February 2020

The Chilly Challenge

Tuesday, February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Chilly Challenge, sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., returns in January 2020! This FREE seven-week series consists of 45 minute walks through Downtown Grand Rapids...outside in whatever weather Mother Nature throws us. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours. Walkers who…

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The Chilly Challenge

Thursday, February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
JW Marriott Grand Rapids, 235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Chilly Challenge, sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., returns in January 2020! This FREE seven-week series consists of 45 minute walks through Downtown Grand Rapids...outside in whatever weather Mother Nature throws us. Participants will enjoy a unique tour each week, traversing the sidewalks while focusing on a theme, narrated by Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running Tours. Walkers who…

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