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Spring Into Fun This March

Will March roar in like a lion or meekly stumble in like a lamb? Time will tell, but March is sure to be loaded with all sorts of fun as we start to shake off some of the winter blues and look for the signs of spring and the promise of longer days.

You can tell the seasons are shifting as butterflies and gardens bloom, maple syrup is celebrated, and Easter eggs are gathered. From superhero pajama parties to Star Wars at the Griffins to riotous LaughFest spectacles, there is something for all families to enjoy this March.

Be sure to check our daily calendar for even more exciting west Michigan adventures.

PRINTABLE MARCH LIST

Want a printable version of the March list of things to do with your kids in Grand Rapids? Get that here!

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Thursday, March 1 – The butterflies are back at Frederik Meijer Gardens starting today through April 30. Make sure to check our tips to make the most of your visit!

March 2Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss at your local Barnes & Noble with a special storytime event: Holland, Muskegon, Rivertown, or Woodland.

March 3 – Use our promo code and join us at the Grand Rapids Griffins tonight for Star Wars Night! A highlight of the season, it’s an epic night of hockey and fandom not to be missed.

Sunday, March 4Find inspiration at the West Michigan Home & Garden Show at DeVos Center. Adults $10, kids (6-14) $4, and kids 5 & under are FREE.

March 5 – Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs during Yoga Storytime at Wyoming KDL this morning.

March 6 – Experience The Great Lakes Cycle exhibit at the GRAM during Meijer’s free admission Tuesday program.

March 7 – Splish and splash at one of the several open swim times today at Goldfish Swim School, Holland Aquatic Center, Spring Lake Aquatic Center, Kentwood Aquatics CenterJenison Aquatics Center, or North Rockford Middle School.

March 8 – The 88th Annual Saladin Shrine Circus comes to Deltaplex tonight!

March 9 – Answer the call and let your powers shine at GRCM’s Super Hero Pajama Party! Tickets are $10/non-member, $8/member and are sure to sell quickly.

March 10Indulge your sweet tooth with a Sugarbush Tour at Blandford Nature Center. Learn how maple syrup has been harvested throughout history and make a sweet treat of your own. Pre-registration is required. Or head south to Kalamazoo for their 2-day Maple Sugar Festival or east to Lowell to check out the Maple Syrup Fest at the Wettenbach Wege Center.

(*Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead tonight! Daylight Savings starts this Sunday.)

Sunday, March 11Bedazzle your undies and wear them in the FUNderwear Run as a part of LaughFest, and help raise money for Gilda’s Club.

March 12 – Put your Master Builder creativity to the test at the Georgetown Public Library’s LEGO Challenge.

March 13 – Let your kid literally bounce off the walls at Toddler Time jump sessions at either SkyZone or Rebounderz.

March 14Celebrate Pi Day with some fun, hands-on-learning at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Be sure to visit the Water’s Extreme Journey and Dragons. Unicorns, & Mermaids exhibits while you’re there.

March 15 – Giggle, guffaw, and chortle as kids get their own time to shine during LaughFest’s Kid’s Joke Time at GRPL’s main branch.

March 16 – Head over to Hudsonville Lanes for their Friday Family Fun Night Pack and enjoy dinner and bowling fun for up to six people at a special price.

March 17 – Kid friendly music, games, special guests, and so many fun carnival style activities await you at Super Saturday Kids Zone being held at the GRCC Ford Fieldhouse. Tickets are $7, under 1 are free.

Sunday, March 18Start planning for summer at the Salvation Army Kroc Center as we host a Summer Camps Fair. You’re sure to be a happy camper as you check out this open-house event featuring many area summer camps, giveaways, and more.

March 19 – Watch Wonder at Flick’s Family Film Fest with discounted ticket prices a Celebration! Cinema (North, South, and Rivertown locations).

March 20 – Take tummy time to the next level with FREE movement classes at either Kids Unlimited or GR Gymnastics this morning.

March 21 – Kids of all ages can tumble and flip with open gym times today at either GymCo or R-Athletics.

March 22Spring consignment sale season is beginning and two favorites are happening today: JBF at the Deltaplex and the Thornapple MOPS in Cascade.

March 23 – Lace up your skates for Neon Glow Night at both Fun Spot locations in Byron Center or Kentwood.

March 24 – Enjoy games, crafts, and of course an egg hunt during the Easter Eggstravaganza at Red Barn Market.

Sunday, March 25 – All aboard The Bunny Train for a a special 90-minute ride in vintage passenger cars featuring The Easter Bunny and friends. The train has two departure times today at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

March 26 – Enjoy an indoor ice skating session at Griff’s IceHouse.

March 27Teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to drop-in and create art with Culture Works! at Herrick District Library.

March 28 – Create a wood pallet sign, string art, canvas painting or more during Hearts for the Arts Open Studio. Cost is $25/project.

March 29 – Plant your own fairy garden or succulent garden to take home with the help of Garden Crossings in Zeeland.

March 30 – Bring your family, flashlight and a sense of adventure for a specially guided Twilight Tour of John Ball Zoo that fearues an animal encounter. For ages 5 and up.

March 31 – Egg Hunts are happening all over west Michigan today. For a complete list, consult our Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Outings Guide and happy hunting!

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About the Author:

Steph Sneller
Steph is an explorer of local adventures having honed her skills moving all across the country (thanks to her husband's military service) before settling down in the Grand Rapids area with her ragamuffin boy and giggly girl. When not checking out the latest going-on, she can be found gobbling up books and coffee, planning overly ambitious parties, or napping.

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