A weekend full of all the things Girls Love

Girlfriends Weekend

March 6–8 2015

Enjoy the weekend with your best gal pals in Downtown Holland! We’ve got three days of exciting entertainment and fun activities planned, with plenty of free time for shopping, dining, and indulging! This year, you can come for the entire weekend, purchase a day pass to attend on Saturday only or simply buy a Girlfriends Weekend coupon book if you’re only interested in shopping. Whatever you do, it’s gonna be a great time!

Register for the entire weekend for $125 or buy the Saturday pass for just $75. Groups of four or more who sign up at the same time with a single payment receive a discounted weekend rate of $5 per person. Advance registration is required. Overnight accommodations are not included in the package price, but be sure to check out the hotels page for special Girlfriends Weekend rates at area hotels.

Friday, March 6

10 am to 8 pm
Weekend Event Check In
Home & Company
Weekend attendees, check in here to pick up your name badge, coupon book and welcome gift from Downtown Holland! Your badge is required to attend all group mixers and in-store activities throughout the weekend. (Weekend attendees only.)

10 am to 5:30 pm
In Store Activities, Classes/Demos and Lunch On Your Own
Throughout Downtown
Enjoy a variety of fun hands-on activities, classes and demonstrations at a number of shops and restaurants, with lots of free time for shopping, wining, dining and indulging! Be sure to check out the full list of In-Store Activities coming soon! (Weekend attendees only.)

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Champagne and Cupcake Kick-Off
CitySen Lounge in CityFlatsHotel
Kick off your weekend getaway with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a delectable cupcake as you meet up with friends old and new. A perfect way to start your weekend getaway from the office, hubbies and the kids! (Weekend attendees only.)

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm or 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wine? Why not?
Butch’s
Red or white? Sweet or dry? Sniff, sip and spit? If this sounds like a foreign language to you, not to worry! You’ll be a wine expert after this wine tasting in the cozy and intimate wine cellar at Butch’s Dry Dock. Sample 20 different red and white wines, learn about tasting techniques and pick up a bottle or two to go! Select your time when you register. (Weekend attendees only.)

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner On Your Own
Throughout Downtown
Enjoy the culinary delights of Downtown Holland! Dine on the fifth floor overlooking the entire city, visit a traditional Irish Pub, sample one of 40 different sandwiches or sip (another) glass of wine at a spot that’s both classy and casual!

8:30 pm to 11:30 pm
LOL
Holland Armory
You’re guaranteed to laugh out loud when the Crawlspace Eviction improv comedy group comes to town! They’ve put together a hilarious show just for us with the help of your girlfriends…which means that embarrassing night in college back in 1979 might just come back to haunt you. (Weekend attendees only. Improv comedy show is from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm but doors and bar will open at 8:30 pm.)

11:30 pm Onwards
Head To Bed Or Hit The Town
Throughout Downtown
There’s always more fun to be had in Downtown Holland! Check out a brewery with live music or visit the bar where the locals hang out. Or just head back to your hotel for a good night’s worth of beauty sleep…

Saturday, March 7

7:30 am to 8:30 am
Work It, Girlfriend!
Location To Be Determined
We’re in the process of planning the perfect morning workout to help you ease into the day. After all, everyone knows it’s important to warm up those muscles for a day of eating and shopping! Stay tuned for more details.

8 am to 9 am
Saturday Only Check In
Haworth Inn & Conference Center
Saturday attendees, check in here to pick up your name badge, coupon book and welcome gift from Downtown Holland! Your badge is required to attend all group mixers and in-store activities throughout the weekend.

9 am to 10 am
Rock The Runway
Haworth Inn & Conference Center
Downtown Holland is known all over for having the absolute best clothing and accessory boutiques. Get a head start on your spring look with a sneak peak at some of the hottest looks Downtown Holland has to offer while you enjoy a delicious plated breakfast. It’s a fashionable way to start your day! Be sure to arrive by 9 am so you don’t miss the show!

10 am to 8:30 pm
In Store Activities And Lunch/Dinner On Your Own
Throughout Downtown
Enjoy a variety of fun hands-on store activities at a number of shops and restaurants, with lots of free time for shopping, wining, dining, and indulging! Be sure to check out the full list of In Store Activities, coming soon!

8:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Flapper Fun
Holland Armory
Break out your beads, boas and bowler hats because we’re throwing a Roaring 20’s party like you’ve never seen before! Forget about prohibition…it’s time to have a drink and dance the night away at the speakeasy to the oh, so smooth sounds of The Soul Syndicate band.

11:30 pm Onwards
Head To Bed Or Hit The Town
Throughout Downtown
There’s always more fun to be had in Downtown Holland! Check out a brewery with live music or visit the bar where the locals hang out. Or just head back to your hotel for a good night’s worth of beauty sleep…

Sunday, March 8

8:00 am – 11:30 am
Bubbles and Brunch
Alpenrose Restaurant
End an unforgettable weekend Downtown Holland’s most famous brunch buffet…accompanied by a glass of bubbly to toast all the fun you’ve had! With salads, soups, entrees, and desserts a plenty, we promise you won’t leave hungry. (Weekend attendees only.)

11:00 am to 4:00 pm
In Store Activities and Classes/Demos
Throughout Downtown
It’s time to end your weekend in Downtown Holland on a high note! Check out a few more in store activities, make that last minute purchase and snap one more photo with your girlfriends. We look forward to seeing you again next year! (Weekend attendees only.)

Girlfriends Weekend • Downtown Holland, Michigan616-796-1210
44 West Ninth StreetHolland, Michigan 49423

Downtown Holland
44 West Ninth Street
Holland, MI 49423
info@girlfriendsweekend.org
616.988.6187