Feb. 16, 2023
6:00 pm  -  10:00 pm ET

Winterfest Celebration 2023

This event is sold out.

Join us for Van Andel Institute’s 18th annual Winterfest Celebration at Cascade Hills Country Club on Thursday, February 16 — Grand Rapids’ own winter extravaganza, the only place where you can enjoy food, cocktails, live entertainment and more, all in support of Parkinson’s disease research.

You’ll be treated to an unforgettable dinner with the opportunity to bid on amazing auction packages and enjoy an evening alongside Parkinson’s research supporters and scientists alike. All proceeds from Winterfest — one of VAI’s most iconic events — will go toward groundbreaking research into Parkinson’s and life-changing new treatments.

Thanks to your continued support, VAI scientists, along with national and international organizations and collaborators, can continue making discoveries that inform new ways to diagnose and treat this devastating disease.

Smart casual attire is suggested. Complimentary valet parking will be available at the main club entrance.

  • 6:00 pm Guest arrival and cocktail hour
  • 6:45 pm Seated dinner begins
  • 7:45 pm Welcome remarks by David Van Andel, Chairman & CEO Van Andel Institute
  • Darren Moore, Ph.D. Chair & Professor, Department of Neurodegenerative Science; Director, MiND Program
  • Video presentation
  • Paddle raise
  • Closing remarks
  • 8:45 - 10:00 pm Guests enjoy dessert, cocktails & live entertainment
  • 10:00 pm Event ends

Event Details

Venue: Cascade Hills Country Club 3725 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Crystal Sponsors

  • Brian DeVries and Barbara Pugh

Snowflake Sponsors

  • Jerry & Suzanne Callahan

  • Robert & Karen Wiltz

Winter Sponsors

  • Rob and Dawn Arnoys

  • The Doubleday Family Trust

  • Jana Hall

  • Mike and Sally Murdock

  • Pioneer Construction logo
  • Rockford Construction logo
  • Trinity Health logo
  • Mike and Gayle VanGessel