Maranda has some great ideas for family-friendly weekend events.
Friday, March 15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 16 at 2pm
Sunday, March 17 at 2pm
Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 at 2pm
Don’t miss Beauty & The Beast at Peter Martin Wege Theatre. Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company presents Beauty & The Beast. Belle—a bright, beautiful young woman—is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside. This is the perfect show for the entire family!
10,000 re-enactors at the Kalamazoo Expo Center
Saturday and Sunday
The show attracts over 270 of the finest artisans and vendors of pre-1890 living history supplies and related crafts from throughout the United States and Canada. Other highlights include children’s activities, Native American dancing and singing, and many artisans who will demonstrate their crafts.
The Kalamazoo Living History Show™ is open to the general public Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for a single day adult pass; $10.00 for a weekend adult pass. Children 12 years of age and under admitted free when accompanied by a parent.
Holland Expo Center
FREE Saturday 9:30-11:30
Meet the Oz characters at this free family event. Kid activities include photos with the characters, Oz coloring pages, face-painting, and giveaways. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West because she’ll be there, too, looking for her sister!
St. Patrick Day Parades around West Michigan
Grand Rapids – Saturday 11am – March up Monroe Mall
Muskegon – Saturday 11am – W. Western Avenue
Holland – Saturday at noon – 8th Street
Saugatuck – Saturday at 12:30pm
Kalamazoo – Saturday at 11am – starting at Burdick Street Mall