GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new exhibit is coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and there are plenty of outdoor activities to partake in now that the weather has shaped up nicely.
Here’s a look at what you can do the weekend of May 19:
Mastodon exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
A mastodon skeleton was unearthed last summer by a Kent County Drain Commission crew in Grant Township. Now, it will be displayed at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
The Clapp Family Mastodon will officially be on exhibit starting Saturday and will pair with other items in the museum’s “Ice Age: Michigan’s Frozen Secrets” exhibit.
You can purchase your tickets to the museum by clicking here.
Eighth annual Milan Miracle Tournament
Hudsonville High School is hosting the eighth annual Milan Miracle Baseball and Softball Tournament this Saturday.
Schools from across the area will be there competing in a family-friendly environment. Proceeds raised will go towards the Milan Miracle Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research.
The tournament starts at 10 a.m. You can find more information by emailing Jlanphe@hpseagles.net or by calling 616.669.1500 ext. 2462.
Prom with a Purpose
The Momentum Center is holding the sixth annual Prom with a Purpose this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The event is designed to give everyone a chance at going to prom in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Along with the prom, there will be food, music and a silent auction.
Tickets are $25 per person and can be bought by clicking here.
Roll’N Out Food Truck Fest
This Sunday, head on down to the largest food truck festival in all of West Michigan for the fifth annual Roll’N Out Food Truck Fest.
From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy tastings from dozens of trucks and enjoy some live music as well. You can also earn $5 in Food Truck Bucks by bringing in items needed at Kids’ Food Basket.
You can find more information on the event right now by clicking here.
Sneaker Nutz Shoe Convention
DeVos Place is the site of the Sneaker Nutz Shoe Convention this weekend.
Enjoy shopping or browsing a long list of one-of-a-kind footwear. Live music and raffles will also keep the energy going.
Tickets can be found by clicking here. The show will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Parents’ Night Out at Fowling Warehouse
Looking for a night off from the kids? You may want to check out the Fowling Warehouse this Friday.
For $15, parents can enjoy pizza and a salad bar while engaging in conversations with other parents. If you’re in need of a sitter, there is a conjoined Kids’ Night Out as well.
All the information you need can be found here.
Local Spins Fest at Studio Park
The Local Spins Fest returns to Grand Rapids this Saturday at Studio Park.
Six bands will take over the stage as part of the festivities to honor the music website’s 11th anniversary. From every ticket sold, $1 will go toward supporting anti-poverty programs in the Grand Rapids area.
You can find the full lineup and purchase tickets here.
Lanterns on the Lake
The city of Portage is hosting Lanterns on the Lake this Saturday night.
It’s a way for people to honor their loved ones with a lamp that contains a special message and will be placed on the water at Ramona Park. There will also be live music.
More information can be found here.
Grand Haven Kite Festival
The Grand Haven Kite Festival is this weekend at the Grand Haven State Park.
Enjoy two days at the beach and a sky full of kites. You will even have the chance to try out your own kite while larger ones fly overhead.
Learn more about the festival and plan your trip by clicking here.
Kalamazoo Reptile Expo
The Kalamazoo Reptile Expo returns to the Kalamazoo County Expo Center this Saturday.
Starting at 10 a.m., enjoy looking at, petting or even purchasing a long line of exotic reptiles and other pets.
Tickets are just $5. You can find more information here.
Girls on the Run 5K
Girls on the Run West Michigan will be holding its annual Kent County Celebration 5K in downtown Grand Rapids this Saturday.
The race kicks off at 8:30 a.m. at Calder Plaza with more than 5,000 people expected to either race or show their support. You must be at least 16 years to race and registration costs $35.
You can find more information by clicking here.