What is the Green Gala?

Ride, walk, or cycle to the 2017 Green Gala, a unique fundraiser advancing the work of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. This event helps to further our mission to protect, enhance, and expand our city’s parks, public spaces, and urban forest. This year the venue is moving to Sixth Street Park where guests will be entertained with street musicians and a full-scale park experience while enjoying the scenic backdrop of the City of Grand Rapids and the Grand River.

This year’s event will feature locally sourced food along with beverages from Brewery Vivant, Farmhaus, and Long Road Distillery.


Tickets are for event attendance. For sponsorship opportunities,
please visit our Sponsors page.


We couldn’t put on the Green Gala without our wonderful sponsors! Sponsoring the Green Gala is a great way to support our city parks, and a great way to get your organization in front of civic minded people from across the community!

For more information on becoming a sponsor click here!

Green Gala Sponsors

Milt and Barb Rohwer • BDO • Boxed Water • Brewery Vivant • Byrum Fisk • Cascade Engineering • Consumers Energy • DGRI • Eightfive Miles • Emily Loeks / Celebration Cinema • Environmental Consulting & Technology • Experience GR • Farmhouse Cider • Funky Buddha Yoga • Goodwill Industries

GR Public Museum • Griffin Properties • Grand Rapids Public Schools • Grand Valley State University • Hope Network • John Hunting • Kennari Consulting • Lake Michigan Credit Union • Laurie & Don Gardner • Lodi Farms • Long Road • Meijer • Mike & Jaimie Lomonaco • Miller Johnson • OST • Padnos

Pioneer Construction • Progressive AE • Real Estate with Tammy Jo Budzynski • Midwest Real Estate • Rockford Construction • Sharpe Collection • Secchia Family • Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge • Spectrum Health • Tower Pinkster • Varnum • Well Design • West Michigan Tree Services • Williams Kitchen and Bath • Wolverine Gas and Oil • Start Garden

Photographer Michael Buck will be on hand to capture all your Green Gala memories.

Dinner, drinks, and entertainment begin at 7pm with a short program at 8pm that will share new initiatives happening in our parks and green spaces.

So kick off you heels, grab your flip-flops and garden party attire to meet and mingle with other community members who are as excited about greening and activating outdoor city spaces as we are!



6th Street Park
647 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503