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Things to Do This Weekend: Fun Activities around Grand Rapids & West Michigan

Hello Grand Rapids Weekends!

Are you looking for something to do with your family this weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in West Michigan?

You came to the right place because, at Grand Rapids Kids, we make finding fun things to do with your family easy.

We cover the Lakeshore and the greater Grand Rapids area.

Just choose the weekend you want to know more about from the list of dates below and have fun planning your weekend adventure!

Or… visit the full event calendar if you want a look at everything coming up.

NOTE: Upcoming Weekend Events are published each Wednesday


Do you know of an event that other Grand Rapids/West Michigan families should know about? Please send us the details here. Thanks for helping us all find all of the fun things to do in Grand Rapids Michigan this weekend with our kids!

OCT 9-11 THINGS TO DO

» Family-Friendly Things to Do this Weekend • Oct 9-11, 2020


What else is going on?

September’s Event List will help with that.


OCT 2-4 THINGS TO DO

» Family-Friendly Things to Do this Weekend • Oct 2-4, 2020

It's Fall Family Day at Meijer Gardens!

Sat, Oct 3, 2020

01:00 PM

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Visit the Children’s Garden for fabulous fall family fun. Activities include something for all your senses—listen to fall-inspired tunes and autumn-themed stories, view a fiber arts demonstration and take a naturalist walk highlighting this amazing season.
This event is included in your membership or admission ticket!
Activities include:
Fall-Inspired Tunes with WoodSong at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Clap, snap, move to the beat and sing along to fall-inspired Tunes with WoodSong!
Naturalist Walk “Shapes in Nature: I Spy Leaf Shapes” at 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:15 pm
Take an exploratory Autumn-themed Naturalist Walk “Shapes in Nature: I Spy Leaf Shapes.”
Weaving Tales; Leaf Colors and Shapes at 1 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:15 pm
Observe fall colors being woven on a loom as you listen to stories about fall color and the changes of the season with Weaving Tales: Leaf Colors and Shapes!

High Tail it To Kalamazoo and Visit 6 Destinations for the Price of One Family Membership

October 1-31, 2020

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While delayed due to COVID-19 (it’s normally in May), the Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange is back again in 2020, offering an amazing chance to visit 6 local cultural institutions in October.

Is admission really FREE? Yes. If you have a membership at one of the six locations, you can visit the other five for free during the entire month of October.

PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS
-The Air Zoo
-Binder Park Zoo
-Gilmore Car Museum
-Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
-Kalamazoo Nature Center
-Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and W.K. Kellogg Manor House

Get in on Ole Fashioned Cider Sundays

Sun, Oct 4, 2020

12:00 PM

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There’ll be cider pressing and cornmeal grinding demonstrations every hour! As well as Living History Encampment along with a full schedule of events that includes, Cider Pressing, & Corn meal Grinding demonstrations. Other demonstrations may include, blacksmithing, woodworking, soap making & the spinning of wool.

Historic Bowens Mills is a privately owned and operated State Historic Site, that receives no state funding. "October Cider Sunday's" are held rain or shine with many inside activities.
ALL CIDER TIME EVENTS INCLUDE: Free Horse Drawn Wagon Ride with admission, Cider pressing demonstrations on the 100+ year old water-powered cider press, stone ground corn grinding demonstrations on the huge mill stones, Pioneer Farm with animals, along with live music in the Log Cabin, many other history-related activities. The "October Cider Sunday's" are from noon to 5pm.

Gate fee is $5.00 for adults, children 12 years and under $3.00. Hours are Noon to 5pm.

Grab That Cape for Superhero & Princess Day

Sat, Oct 3, 2020

12:00 PM

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This Saturday is Superhero and Princess Day at Boulder Ridge. It'll be the perfect day to see some animals, snap some pics with your favorite characters and grab some food at a pizza truck. 12 PM - 4 PM. Ages 12+ | $14. Ages 3-11 | $10. Under 2 | Free.

Get Creeped Out in the Haunted Sunflower Maze

Fri & Sat (Oct 2&3)

09:00 PM

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The time has come for some SCARY fun!! Come out to get CREEPED OUT every Fri and Sat evening from 9pm-11pm during the month of October.

Our target age is for about 10 and up but prepare to have chills run down your spine! All ages under 12 must be accompanied by someone 16 or older.

Pay for admission in the market where you will also find HOT Apple Turnovers, fresh fall donuts, HOT Cider and Cocoa and so much more!!

It will be a GHOULISH good time!!



What else is going on?

September’s Event List will help with that.


SEPT 25-27 THINGS TO DO

» Family Friendly Things to Do this Weekend • Sept 25-27, 2020

1) Fill That Basket

What: 2 Days Only! U-pick Honeycrisp Apples
When: Fri & Sat, Sept 25 & 26 – 11am-5pm
Where: Moelker Orchards – 9265 Kenowa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 

Details:

We are offering a special 2-day u-pick on Honeycrisp Apples!

Bags are available in peck ($18) and half bushel ($30) sizes.

Moelker Gigantic Fall Guide upick


2) Find Your Magic Carpet

What: Moovies From The Mound: Aladdin
When: Friday, Sept 25 • 6 pm 
Where: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive, Comstock Park, MI

Details:

Moovies From The Mound presented by Milk Means More wraps up the September Series on September 25th, 26th.

Grab your blankets and chairs and head to the field at Fifth Third Ballpark for a family friendly showing on the outfield videoboard!

Tickets are $35 per plot and include 6 tickets (plots are spaced more than 6ft apart). Masks must be worn.

moovies on the mound


3) Get Your Harvest On

What: Rockford Harvest Fest 2020
When: Sat, Sept 26 • 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Downtown Rockford, MI

Details:

Though it may look a little different, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce is excited to still host the 2020 Harvest Fest in Rockford!

You will notice some of the family favorites are not happening but we have made a very accommodating schedule of events to have all the same family fun while remaining safe! Please follow along with the event for updates and details on events!

Sidewalk sales, craft show, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin painting, and more!

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4) Get in on the Chalk Action

What: Chalk It Up
When: Sat, Sept 26 • 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Downtown Grand Rapids, MI 

Details:

Help us fill Downtown GR with colorful chalk art at the “Chalk It Up” festival!
We invite you to make your own chalk masterpiece throughout our chalk zones on Monroe Center & Louis Campau Promenade. Visit a DGRI tent to get your map, chalk & goodie bag!
Don’t forget to check out the giant chalk mural made by a professional artist at Rosa Parks Circle. And grab some food from a local food truck while you’re at it!
This event is FREE to attend and is part of The Bridge GR series.
sidewalk chalk kid Mickel

5) Down on the Farm

What: Fall Fun at the Farm
When: Sat, Sept 26 • 2-5 pm
Where: Fellinlove Farm   – 6364 144th Ave, Holland, MI

Details:

Come celebrate fall and friendship at Fellinlove Farm through a farm tour, pedal boat ride, nature trail walk and much more! The 9 dachshunds will be wearing their costumes in the Wiener Wonderland playyard!
COST: Suggested $5 per person donation. All proceeds will go toward the costs of continuing to provide our field trips/events for people of all ages and abilities. Fellinlove Farm is a 501(c)3 Public Charity Non Profit organization.
REMINDER: Google maps takes people the wrong way so double check directions at http://www.fellinlovefarm.com/directions.html
fellinlove farm fall fest


What else is going on?

September’s Event List will help with that.


SEPT 18-20 THINGS TO DO

» Family Friendly Things to Do this Weekend • Sept 18-20, 2020

1) Saddle Up

What: Fall Family Trail Rides
When: Sat & Sun, Sept 19 & 20 – various times
Where: Camp Henry – 5575 South Gordon Avenue, Newaygo, MI 49337

Details:

Join us with your friends and family for a trail ride through different portions of our 212 acres! Our trained and knowledgeable staff will guide you on an hour-long trail ride filled with fresh air, loving horses, and great company.

Sign up for a Trail Ride by selecting a date and time.

Cost: $20 per person

Ages: 10 & over -Riders who are 10-12 years old must have an adult rider register with them.

We ask that each participant arrives wearing a face-covering during check-in, orientation, and mounting the horse. Once the trail ride begins and folks are socially distanced, you are welcome to remove your face covering. At the completion of the trail ride, we will ask you to wear your face covering once more as our staff assists you down from the horse.

camp henry trail ride


2) Find Your Way Through the New Maze in Caledonia

What: Deep Roots Corn Maze
When: Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 11 am-6 pm …last entry at 5:30
Where: Deep Roots Corn Maze & Farm Stand – 8570 84th St SE, Caledonia MI 49302

Details:

If you’re looking for a down-to-earth place to find fall fun around Grand Rapids, this new corn maze destination might just be it.

Deep Roots Produce in Alto used to be just a seasonal roadside farm stand offering u-pick produce, but over the years they’ve been adding on little by little.

New this year is a high-quality corn maze that will entertain families for hours. Choose from 3 mazes of varying difficulty.

Deep Roots corn maze Grand Rapids


3) Score Fall & Winter Kid Clothes Deals

What: JBF Grand Rapids Half Price Sale
When: Fri, Sept 18 • 9 am – 8 pm
Where: The Delta Plex – 2500 Turner Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Details:

At Just Between Friends, you’ll find everything you need to clothe and entertain your kiddos for the upcoming season. The best part? Prices are generally 50-90% less than retail. Masks required.

To manage occupancy, and limit your wait time to enter the building, you will need to select your shopping day. Children do not need a ticket but do contribute to the overall occupancy numbers. For this reason, we recommend solo shopping if at all possible. Tickets are limited, so claim yours now!

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4) It’s a Farmer’s Life For Me

What: Blandford Barnyard Helpers @ Blandford Farm 
When: Fri, Sept 18 • 10 am – 11 am
Where: Blandford Farm – 3143 Milo Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Details:

Get a unique, behind-the-scenes opportunity to help out at the Blandford Nature Center’s Farm! Assist with livestock chores – feeding and watering all the animals that call the farm home. If time allows, head into the children’s garden and lend a hand with weeding and harvesting. All helpers take home a share of the harvest.

Location: Meet at the Blandford Farm. PLEASE NOTE: This location DOES NOT have access to restrooms. Restrooms are available at the MJD Visitor’s Center on Blandford’s Main Campus, located 10-15 minutes walking distance. Please plan accordingly.

*All programs will be limited to 10 participants for social distancing purposes. Any programs with higher capacities will be broken into smaller groups to maintain safety.

**All program participants 5 years of age or older must come equipped with a face covering. All staff and participants 5 years of age or older must wear face coverings while in the buildings. Your program leader will communicate outdoor face covering expectations at the start of the program. Blandford is unable to provide face coverings to program participants.

Adults and Children Pricing **This is a family program. Children are required to have an adult chaperone**

Member: $7

Non Member: $10

2 and under: Free (but need to be registered for headcount)

blandford barnyard helpers


5) Friday Night Football – Hollywood Style

What: Drive-In Movie Night at Cannonsburg: Remember The Titans
When: Fri , Sept 18 • 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Where: Cannonsburg Ski Lodge   – 6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 

Details:

Are you ready for some football? Our first Drive-In Movie Night was so successful, we decided to do it again!
We’ll be showing Remember the Titans, a feel-good football movie with a positive message, perfect for this time of year. We are asking for a $5 per person donation and plan to have concessions like popcorn and candy on sale near the lodge. The Sweet Spot will again be open with ice-cream and pop for sale. When you arrive, we will let you know which FM radio frequency we will be using. If you are worried about your car battery, you may want to download a free FM Radio app and tune in once you know the station (bring a blue-tooth speaker).
Other items to bring? Lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray! Please come out and support our Forest Hills Senior Class of 2021 and enjoy a good old fashioned drive-in movie with your loved ones and friends. You must arrive in a car, not on bikes or on foot. Remember the Titans, support the Hawks!

drive in movie night


6) Become a Fort Master

What: Fantastic Forts in the Forest
When: Fri, Sept 14 • 2 pm
Where: Blandford Nature Center – 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Details:

Grab some sticks and your imagination, it’s time to build a fort!
Explore the woods and fields of Blandford to gather the perfect materials to make your fort a fortress. Participants will learn how to safely build human-sized habitats with nature’s materials.
Members $7, Non-Member $10, 2 and under Free

blandford forts in the forest


7) Petals, Petals, Everywhere

What: Dahlia Acres Annual Open House
When: Sat & Sun, Sept 19 & 20 • various times
Where: Dahlia Acres – 4763 Baldwin St, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Details:

Dahlia Acres Open House, 2 day event! Join us for some Fall fun on the farm. Saturday, Sept 19th from 3:00pm-7:00pm and Sunday, Sept 20th from 1:00pm-5:00pm.
Food trucks, Live band and dahlias sold by the stem 1.00 each. Fall decor, pumpkins, mums, local apples, vegetables and more.
Food truck schedule:
Sat, 9/19: 2 bones BBQ
Sun, 9/20: A&L Authentic Mexican, Underground Cookie Club, Happy Matt’s Kettle Corn & Hey Sugar Cotton Candy

dahlia acres open house


8)Gimme Some FREE Summer

What: Millennium Park and Beach Stay Open
When: ongoing
Where: Millennium Park – 4763 Baldwin St, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Details:

With the upcoming weather forecast looking 💯, Millennium Park and Beach is keeping their beach open for FREE through Sunday, September 20. Boat rentals are also available every day this week from 10 AM – 6 PM (last rentals out at 5 PM).
Get out there + soak up some Vitamin D!

millennium park beach



What else is going on?

September’s Event List will help with that.


SEPT 11-13 THINGS TO DO

» Family Friendly Things to Do this Weekend • Sept 11-13, 2020

1) Cast a Spell

What: Wizarding Weekends – All Wizards, Witches & Muggles Invited
When: Sat & Sun, Sept 12 & 13 from 9 am – 6 pm
Where: John Ball Zoo – 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Details:

John Ball Zoo is officially inviting all wizards, witches, and muggles alike to Wizarding Weekends. For two enchanting weekends, the Zoo will magically transform for this family-friendly event. From entering Nocturnal Alley to exploring the Forbidden Forest, there is much for every wizarding fan to enjoy.

Join us for two enchanting weekends, and see the Zoo magically transformed.

Put on your robes, grab your wand, and visit the fantastic creatures of the muggle world.

As the season turns to fall and school begins, a magical change begins to occur at John Ball Zoo. It’s a time when the distinguished magical Zoo staff gives lessons in caring for fantastical beasts. It’s time for magic.

Join JBZ in the realms, hollows, and platforms throughout the magical grounds. Time to renew your imagination and brush up on your spells. Costumes are highly encouraged so put on your robes and grab your wand, and visit the fantastic beasts of the muggle world.

Wizarding Weekends at John Ball Zoo happens for two weekends starting September 12 – 13 and again September 19 – 20, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day. Note, JBZ is continuing to plan the most exciting Wizarding Weekends possible while keeping social distancing in mind.

We recommend reserving your timed entry tickets online prior to arrival. Tickets could be available for those who walk-up but we cannot guarantee these will be available. JBZ Wizarding Weekends


2) Make it an Open Air or Artisan Market Shopping Day

What: Market On Main in Lowell AND The Market at Holland Town Center
When: Sat, Sept 12 • 10 am – 5 pm in Lowell // 8 am – 2 pm in Holland
Where: Main Street, Lowell, MI // 12330 James St, Holland, MI 49424

Details:

Lowell: This outdoor sale will promote shopping locally as we practice social distancing. Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Merchants invite you to our Pop-up “Markets on Main Street”!  Merchants and area vendors will offer their specialty items in a fun and summer-filled atmosphere.

Holland: This will be a must-attend market for vendors of all kinds: Photographers, Artists, Crafters, Antique sellers, Food Trucks, Food/Drink Vendors, and More! No entrance fee for customers. **We will be asking everyone to follow social distancing practices and please wear a mask.**

Grand Rapids: Fulton Street Artisan Market is Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm: Join us for the Fulton Street Artisan Market. Find handmade crafts and works of art from local artisans. Grab a tasty bite to eat from a local food truck! 1145 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI


3) Get Smart!

What: The Tutoring Center Grand Opening Celebration
When: Sat, Sept 12 • 1 – 6 pm
Where: The Tutoring Center – 5751 Byron Center Ave SW Suite S, Wyoming, MI 49519

Details:

Family Fun for everyone!!! Kids art and crafts with Mr. Joe, games, puzzles and prizes, plus light kid-friendly refreshments.

Enter a raffle to win tuition scholarships and other prizes from local businesses. Take a tour and meet our staff, Learn about the rotational approach and our many programs.

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4) Dive Into African Culture

What: A Glimpse of Africa 🆓
When: Sat, Sept 11 • noon – 8 pm
Where: Rosa Parks Circle – 135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Details:

An event featuring African music, food and merchandise vendors. Accommodating 100 people into the venue at any given time throughout the day, please wear a mask.
The A Glimpse of Africa Festival is Free one of a kind, African cultural event in West Michigan. This spectacular event showcases the rich, diverse, and beautiful African cultures through Fashion, Art, Food, Dance, Music, and a variety of interactive activities. Africa is the home of the most diverse beautiful people, cultures, unique amazing talents, and at the A Glimpse of Africa festival, you will get to experience all that topped with the warm unforgettable African hospitality.
We are excited to be a part of The Bridge event, hosted by the City of Grand Rapids, aimed at keeping our city lively while staying safe
We are looking forward to having you all at this fun, socially distanced event at Rosa Parks. on September 12th. As a partner in this event we will be featuring African music, food and merchandise vendors. For safety purposes, we will be accommodating 100 people into the venue at each given time throughout the day. In an effort to keep everyone safe we kindly recommend if you can, please wear a face mask to event.
The A Glimpse of Africa, the mission is to create a platform that brings people together to educate, celebrate and share the African culture, while providing opportunities to give back to the community, promote both African businesses and talents.

glimpse of africa event


5) Tastes Like a Carnival

What: Drive Thru Carnival Food – Fall Flavors
When: Fri , Sept 11 • noon – 8 pm
Where: Woodland Mall – 3195 28th St SE, Kentwood, MI

Details:

Craving carnival food?
Menu offerings include elephant ears, funnel cakes, deep-fried Oreos, lemonade, corn dogs, sausages, hot dogs, fries, cotton candy, caramel apples, slushies, and MORE!
Please wear a mask when you provide your order to us.

drive thru carnival food


6) Go Camping the Easy Way

What: Fall Family Getaway Weekend
When: multiple dates, including Sept 11-13, 2020
Where: Camp Newaygo – 5333 S. Centerline Rd, Newaygo, MI 

Details:

Spend a long weekend this fall at Camp Newaygo!

Choose your style of accommodations, enjoy meals from our executive chef, and select activity excursions to create your perfect weekend away.

Camp Newaygo is experienced and committed to providing a COVID careful programs and experiences.

FALL WEEKEND DATES

September 4th-6th
September 11th-13th
September 18th-20th
September 25th-27th
October 9th-11th
October 16th-18th
October 23rd-25th

Rates start at just $50 for children under 5, $100 for children ages 5-17, and $150 for adults 18 and older plus the cost of your lodging preference.
During your weekend at camp, you will select three family excursions like a Serenity Wetland Hike, Paddle to Turtle Island, Lake Pickerel Pontoon Cruise, Survival Challenge, Immersive Cooking Class, and more.
Call 231-652-1184 or email [email protected] to get started today.

Camp Newaygo Fall Family Weekend


7) Row, Row, Row Your Kayak

What: Free Kayak Lessons 🆓
When: Fri, Sept 11 • 9:30 am – 8 pm
Where: Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service – 501 E Western Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442

Details:

Take advantage of the long, holiday weekend and grab a free kayaking lesson at Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service in Muskegon.

Learn the basics in this FREE lesson. Registration is required and space is limited.

Guy's Ultimate Kayak Service


SEPT 4-6 THINGS TO DO

» Family Friendly Things to Do this Weekend • Sept 4-6, 2020

1) Row, Row, Row Your Kayak

What: Free Kayak Lessons 🆓
When: Fri, Sept 4 • 9:30 am – 8 pm
Where: Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service – 501 E Western Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442

Details:

Take advantage of the long, holiday weekend and grab a free kayaking lesson at Guy’s Ultimate Kayak Service in Muskegon.

Learn the basics in this FREE lesson. Registration is required and space is limited.

Guy's Ultimate Kayak Service


2) Strike it Rich

What: Free Mining Supplies
When: Through Sept 4
Where: Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park – 8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE Alto, MI 49302

Details:

Right now at Boulder Ridge, it’s Strike It Rich Week.

Kids under 12 will receive a free bag of supplies to pan for gemstones with entry to the park. All of your little miners get to keep their gemstone finds. Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM. 2 & Under Free | 3-11 $10 | 12+ $14.

boulder ridge mining


3) Go Camping the Easy Way

What: Fall Family Getaway Weekend
When: Sept 4-6, 2020
Where: Camp Newaygo – 5333 S. Centerline Rd, Newaygo, MI 

Details:

Spend a long weekend this fall at Camp Newaygo!

Choose your style of accommodations, enjoy meals from our executive chef, and select activity excursions to create your perfect weekend away.

Camp Newaygo is experienced and committed to providing a COVID careful programs and experiences.

FALL WEEKEND DATES

September 4th-6th
September 11th-13th
September 18th-20th
September 25th-27th
October 9th-11th
October 16th-18th
October 23rd-25th

Rates start at just $50 for children under 5, $100 for children ages 5-17, and $150 for adults 18 and older plus the cost of your lodging preference.
During your weekend at camp, you will select three family excursions like a Serenity Wetland Hike, Paddle to Turtle Island, Lake Pickerel Pontoon Cruise, Survival Challenge, Immersive Cooking Class, and more.
Call 231-652-1184 or email [email protected] to get started today.

Camp Newaygo Fall Family Weekend


4) Make a Few New Friends

What: Park Play Date w/ Millennial Moms 
When: Sat, Sept 5 • 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Cascade Township Park – 3810 Thornapple River Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Details:

Join Millennial Moms for a FREE park play date at Cascade Twp. Park.

Your child will enjoy fun with friends and you will enjoy conversation with other mamas. Moms and Dads are welcome

millenial moms park playdate 2020


5) Dive Into a LEGO Animal Paradise

What: BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise
When: Ongoing
Where: John Ball Zoo – 1300 W. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Details:

Take a trip to John Ball Zoo! Visit meerkats, lions, tigers, chimpanzees, penguins, red pandas, exotic birds, otters, and more.

Plus, BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise – featuring over 40 life-sized animal sculptures created with over 1.8 million individually colored toy building bricks!

john ball zoo brick alive elphant


6) Take a Sunday Night Goat Hike

What: Sunday Night Goat Hikes 
When: Sun, Sept 6 • 4:30 pm
Where: Ada Christian School – 6206 Ada Drive SE, Ada, MI 49301

Details:

Hike with the herd through thirty acres of woods, marsh, and prairie! Trail is rustic and about one mile in length; we’ll travel at a leisurely pace as the goats graze.
Each hike is capped at 12 hikers. $10/person (If you can hike, you count! Little ones who are carried are free). If there is sufficient interest, 3pm hikes may be added on some dates. If inclement weather, hike will be rescheduled for the same time the following Saturday.
Handwashing, masks, respectful distancing required! Long pants and closed toed shoes encouraged–poison ivy is out and about.

dream goats goat hike


AUG 28-30 THINGS TO DO

» Family Friendly Things to Do this Weekend • August 28-30, 2020

1) Channel Your Inner Chalk Artist

What: Kentwood Chalk the Lot 🆓
When: August 28-30 • 8 am – 8 pm
Where: Kentwood Activities Center – 355 48th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49548

Details: Get your little artists involved and come decorate the parking lot! Decorate an assigned parking space (register in advance) anytime during the weekend of August 28-30.

Stop by the new playground, splash pad and concession stand to make it a day to remember!

kentwood chalk the lot


2) Get Speedy, Minecrafter

What: Lego Minecraft Speed Building Contest @ Amped Reality VR
When: August 28 • 4-6 pm
Where: Amped Reality – 2923 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 

Details:Each contestant will build identical brand new Minecraft models and race to be the first to complete it accurately!

Every contestant KEEPS the model, gets 30 minutes of virtual reality play, and is eligible for other prizes as well! Age groups: 5-8 and 9-13. $35

speed building lego event


3) Feast Your Pies Out

What: Pie Flight Party
When: Sat, August 29 • 8 am – 5 pm
Where: Moelker Orchards – 9265 Kenowa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Details:

Come and sample all the different types of pie that we make from scratch in our bakery!
Cost: $5.50/Flight and $9.50/Round Trip

Try a flight (3 kinds) or a round trip (all 6 kinds). Grab your friends and family and join us for our Pie Flight Party!

Kinds available: Apple, Cherry Berry, Blueberry, Dutch Apple, Peach & Cherry Crumble.

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4) Petals, Petals, Everywhere

What: Zinnia Mania!
When: Sat, August 29 • 9 am – 6 pm
Where: Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo – 4180 West M-20, New Era, MI 49446

Details:

Visit the field of brilliant colorful blooms for U-pick bouquets and vases available for purchase!

zinnia mania


5) Get Bendy, Y’all

What: Family-Gentle Yoga with Laura Armenta
When: Sat, August 29 • 1 pm
Where: Diamond Place – 1037 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Details:

Family yoga class for a happy family!
Great chance to spend some quality time all together influencing your family’s connection and balance giving you and your kids’ the best opportunity to feel confident and supported.
Let’s have fun and relax together! A shared and joyful session that will for sure enhance your yoga practice!

Benefits: Spending quality time and interacting with your kids, these classes will help you and your kids to build strength, learn fun stretches, and improve posture. Bonding with your kids!
$15 / Family

family gentle yoga


6) Catch a Flick on the Field

What: Moovies From The Mound 
When: Sat, August 29 • 6 or 9 pm
Where: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive, Comstock Park, MI

Details:

Grab your blankets and chairs and head to the field at Fifth Third Ballpark for a family friendly showing on the outfield video board!

Guests will park in the outfield parking lot and enter through Gate C. Parking is FREE.

Tickets are $35 per plot and include 6 tickets (plots are spaced more than 6ft apart). Due to capacity restrictions, a limited number of tickets will be sold for each show.

  • 6 pm – Trolls World Tour
  • 9 pm – a League of Their Own

TICKET SALES ARE ONLINE IN ADVANCE ONLY

Gates open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Food & Beverages will be available for purchase.

PLEASE NOTE: You are buying a spot for ONE (1) movie. If you want to stay for the second movies, you need to purchase a spot for both screenings

moovies from the mound


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