More Sunlight = More Fun

How May we have fun this year? By doing all sorts of things here in Michigan as we enter the gloriously long days of the summer season (even though it’s only the “unofficial” start to it).

With all the extra sunlight there is plenty to do to get you outdoors and reveling in all the #pureMichigan goodness as well still have opportunities to play indoors when that fickle spring weather turns to rain.

Mermaids are invading South Haven, tulips are back in bloom in Holland, and parades! So many parades, but that’s to be expected for Memorial Day.

We’ve put together a list of something fun to do every day this month, but be sure to check our Daily Calendar as new events are constantly being added, and start planning your fun packed month of May.

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May the Fun be With You – 2019

Wednesday, May 1Welcome spring with the Spring Carnival at Lamar Park.

May 2 – Be dazzled with virtual rides aboard the spacecraft of the future and see how far technology can us at Faster than Light! at the Caar-Fles Planetarium in Muskegon.

May 3 – Animal expert Jack Hanna brings Into the Wild Live to the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center tonight only.

May 4 – Drop off the kids for a fun Cinco de Mayo themed Kid’s Night Out at Gymco

Sunday, May 5 – If you haven’t been to Holland yet, don’t miss Tulip Time! Today’s line-up includes a Tulip Princess Tea Party and the Kinder Carnival.

May 6 – The Kratt Brothers return to Grand Rapids to engage audiences with the creature fundamentals live on stage in Wild Kratts Live 2.0.

May 7 – Listen to stories AND practice your dance skills at Storytime with a Twist

 May 8 – Run down to Amway Riverbank Run’s Junior race. Kids age 5 – 11 can run ½ – 1 mile around the track and enjoy many other fun activities.

May 9 – Take your little tyke to the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland to learn about frogs.

May 10 – Grand Rapids Pops boldly goes to space, a galaxy far away, aboard The Black Pearl, across the shire, and into the skies over Hogwarts tonight at DeVos Performance Hall.

May 11 – Get dirty planting a pizza garden at Koetsier’s Kids Club.

Sunday, May 12 – Make sure Mom feels the love today at brunch or another fun activity.

 May 13 – Learn the ins and outs of recycling at Imagine Craft Monday.

 May 14 – Move and groove with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities at Rhyme Time, Music & Movement

May 15 – Cirque du Soleil returns to Grand Rapids with a blend of circus acts and ice skating in CRYSTAL with seven performances tonight through May 19.

 May 16 – Animals have invaded the GRAM! Join GRPL and GRAM for an animal-themed storytime & expedition in search of animals big & small.

May 17 – Check out the diversity, creativity and energy of the West Side of GR at WestFest 2019.

May 18 – Kids age 6 and up explore engineering, art & math while building with Legos at GRPL’s Lego Block Party. This month’s challenge: Design a Mars colony.

 Sunday, May 19 – Learn all about bird migration at Hemlock Crossing.

May 20 – Go for a family swim at Goldfish Swim School.

 May 21 – Enjoy a play date at Open Play at Encounter Church. Kids can play while parents enjoy free coffee and WiFi.

May 22 – Let the littles bounce off some energy during toddler time at Crazy Bounce in Holland

May 23 – Run errands by yourself and drop the kids off at GR Gymnastics for Munch-N-Move.

May 24 – Introduce young ones to the wonders of the natural world in Knee-High Naturalists.  

May 25 – Learn all about the 11 species of owls in Michigan at the Outdoor Disovery Center in Holland.

 Sunday, May 26 – Come out for a community breakfast at Faith Community Church.

 May 27- Honor our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day at one of several parades and celebrations. We can help find one near you.

May 28 – Bring your littles to toddler time at the Kroc Center for swimming and gym play time.

 May 29 – Listen to stories and make crafts at Little Lambs Story Hour.

 May 30 –Learn about plants and where food comes from with a story, hands-on STEAM challenge and plant a seed.

May 31 – It’s opening night of The Newsies at the Civic Theatre

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