Friends of Grand Rapids Parks invites you to be part of the greenest bash of the season, and this year we are going camping for a few hours!

The Green Gala is a one-of-a-kind fundraiser advancing the work of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to protect, enhance, and expand our city’s parks, public spaces, and urban forest.

Guests will experience signature cocktails and local beer, live music from Jason Wheeler of Faux Grass and Hoptown Rounders while enjoying the scenic backdrop of Riverside Park and the Grand River.

Thu, Aug 15, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Riverside Park
2001 Monroe Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Planning Committee

Sarah Abel
Amanda Avila
Anna Baeten
Kristine Bersche
Corey Bixby

Abigail Bruins
Jackie Hernandez
Emily Irish
Jordan O’Neil
Jennifer Pascua

Rachael Ruiz
Lorie Tensen
Kim VanDriel
Josh Verhulst
Holly Visser

Host Committee

Mayor Bliss
Janay and Andrew Brower
Laurie and Don Gardner
Mark Holzbach and Dana Fris-Hansen

Andy and Claire Johnston
Mike and Jaimie Lomonaco
Megan Odegaard and John Behrens
Milt and Barbara Rohwer

Steve and Amy Ruis
Eddie Tadlock
Elizabeth Welch and Brian Schwartz
Lizzie Williams and Steve Faber

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

Ride, walk, Uber, Lyft, or teleport to the 2019 Green Gala, a unique fundraiser advancing the work of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. This event helps to further our mission to empower people to cultivate vibrant parks, green spaces, and trees in our community.

This year the venue is moving to Riverside Park, where guests will be entertained while enjoying the view the beautiful surroundings.

[Map & Directions]