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 more rain puddles than snow banks. There are all of sorts of movie outings, princesses, monster trucks, and even a chance to see if you’re faster than “speeding locomotive.”

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

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31 Ideas for March Fun Around Grand Rapids

March 1 – Grab your favorite dancing queen and make a mom-daughter date to Mamma Mia! at the Civic Theatre.

March 2 – Learn first hand from Dino Don what’s fact and what’s fiction about all things prehistoric today at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Sunday, March 3 – A sure sign that spring is not too far, the butterflies are out and about today at Frederik Meijer Garden!

March 4 –  Let the kids play and explore at the three story tall indoor play structure at Holland Playland this morning.

March 5 Pack a lunch and play away at R-Atlethics during their mid-day Lunch & Learn session.

March 6Circle Presents: Laura Ingalls Wilder, a musical adaptation based on the life of the beloved author of The Little House on the Prairie books, with two curtain calls today at 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM.

March 7Be among the first to visit the zoo before it opens for the season with the Sprout Series today at John Ball Zoo with an Alphabet Safari.

March 8Get cozy in your jammies for screenings of popular family friendly movies tonight as the George Township Library presents Wreck-It Ralph 2 and the Cedar Springs Public Library shows Smallfoot.

March 9Maple Sugaring season is in full gear this weekend with sugarbush events at Dairy Discovery in Alto, VanRaalte Farm in Holland, and Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids.

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

Sunday, March 10The riveting music from Pirates of the Caribbean is performed live by the Grand Rapids Symphony.

March 11Plant some seeds, make a rainbow, and say Hello, Spring! at the Comstock Park KDL this morning.

March 12Stroll amongst the artwork of the GRAM during the Meijer Free Tuesday program.

March 13Giggle and guffaw as kids take the mic at the Main Branch of the GRPL for Kid’s Joke Time.

March 14 Delight your taste buds with samples from Underground Cookie Club, The Candied, Yam, Desi Spice, and more as Taste of Kentwood returns for it’s 18th year.

March 15Reel in a catch as the Ultimate Sport Show brings an 110,000 gallon lake inside of the DeVos Center, along with a climbing wall, wood carvers, and more.

March 16Hotel Mertens want you to “be their guest” with a special brunch before catching the matinée of the GR Ballet Company’s production of Beauty & the Beast.

Sunday, March 17Facing painting, a chicken toss, and more as local celebrities take on visiting comedians for LAUGHsketball at the DeltaPlex.

March 18Get up close to snuggle all the new baby chicks, ducklings, calves, lambs, and more at the Critter Barn. For an extra special experience you can sign up for their Baby Animal Class.

March 19Let the littles jump freely without worry of bigger kids during Toddler Time at SkyZone this morning.

March 20Make something special during an open studio session at Hearts for the Arts this afternoon.

March 21Move and groove with hands-on musical activities during Rhyme Time at the Kentwood KDL.

March 22Face painting, balloon animals and of course donuts will be featured during Party for Your Princess at Marge’s Donut Den.

March 23Find out if you can call yourself Superman, when you race in the Beat the Train 5K or see if your family has what it takes to complete the Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge.

Sunday, March 24Blue Thunder, Pirate’s Curse, Gravedigger, and more Monster Trucks roar into the Van Andel Arena today for MonsterJam.

March 25Be swept up in the magic of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.

March 26Stay dry and warm but still have plenty of space to play during open play at The PlayStation in Byron Center.

March 27Catch Goosebumps 2 today at either the Rivertown, North, or South location of Celebration Cinema’s for Flick’s Family Film Fest.

March 28Check out storytime at Baker Book House this morning.

March 29Lace up those skates and get ready to groove at the first ever Throwback Competition at the FunSpot. Awards will be given, so plan on skating and cheering for the fanciest footwork.

March 30Have a new cyclist (or want to brush up before the warm weather?), then you won’t want to miss KidCycle at the Holland Civic Center.

Sunday, March 31Have a family dance party while you bowl during BAM! Rock & Glow Bowling session this afternoon.

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There’s nothing like warmer weather and a little sunshine to inspire us to get out and explore! Fortunately, West Michigan has everything we need to release us from our cabin fever. I love that we can find indoor and outdoor ideas around town for our kids. Some days are “stop in the puddles and play” days and others are “stay high and dry” days.

From movies to museums, to music and more, there are a variety of affordable adventures to be had. 

We’ve broken up the list into two sections – activities that […]

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