Grand Rapids, Mich. (ABC 4) – While Maranda is currently exploring the Netherlands, she is still keeping us updated on the best ways to have family fun in West Michigan! Check out these top picks for fun events and activities in the area.
‘Zoo Goes Boo’ at John Ball Zoo: Get into the spooky spirit at John Ball Zoo with their “Zoo Goes Boo” event. This Halloween-themed celebration features decorations, treat stations, live entertainment, and even trick-or-treating for guests and families. There’s something for everyone! Don’t miss out on all the fun.
Last weekend of ‘Tricks and Treats’ at Michigan Adventures: Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to kick off the holiday season than with Michigan Adventures’ “Tricks and Treats” event. This weekend, from noon to 6 p.m., enjoy delicious seasonal treats, family-friendly activities, thrilling rides, contests, and even some mischievous tricks! It’s the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with the whole family.
Gilmore Car Museum’s ‘DeutscheMarques Oktoberfest and Color Tour’: If you’re a car enthusiast, don’t miss out on the Gilmore Car Museum’s “DeutscheMarques Oktoberfest and Color Tour” on October 14th. This event includes a costume contest, a color tour featuring German cars, authentic German food and drinks for adults, and performances by the DeutscheMarques Oom-Pah Band. It’s a day of family fun that car lovers won’t want to miss.
Grand Rapids Public Museum’s ‘Bugs’ Exhibit: Discover the fascinating world of bugs at the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s new exhibit, “Bugs.” From October 14th to February 4th, visitors can get up-close and personal with these incredible creatures. The exhibit features large-scale bug models and hands-on science activities that are sure to educate and entertain.
More ideas for weekend fun in West Michigan:
‘Fall Harvest Day’ at Adventure Point: Join Adventure Point in Grand Rapids for a day of fall fun on October 14th. Enjoy climbing, archery, zip-lining, and paintball targets with the purchase of an activity wristband for only $5. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and try some exciting activities.
Deep Root Production Corn Maze (MSU vs. UofM Themed): Michigan State and University of Michigan fans will love the 10-acre corn maze at Deep Root Production. Featuring each team’s mascot and logos, this maze is a must-visit for sports enthusiasts. Check out the ticket pricing and maze schedule for a fun-filled day.
Clay paintings, potter’s wheel, and wood signs at The Mud Room: Let your creativity shine at The Mud Room in Grand Rapids. This weekend, participate in open studio activities, classes, and events including clay painting, potter’s wheel, wood carvings, and glass fusing. Unleash your inner artist and have a memorable experience.
Family Farm’s ‘Fun Farm Days and Saturday Fall Festivities’: Embrace the harvest season at the Post Family Farm in Hudsonville. Enjoy “Fun Farm Days” featuring hayrides to the pumpkin patch, farm animals, tube slides, a corn maze, a nature trail, and a ninja course from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, attend the “Fall Festival” with activities like pumpkin train rides, games, pony rides, and pumpkin painting. There’s something for everyone at this charming farm.
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park’s ‘Park Before Dark’: Don’t miss the exciting Halloween party at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park. Enjoy candy, treats, and more family-friendly activities on Saturday and Sunday. Get your tickets and join the fun!
‘Toy Heaven’ at Holland Civic Center Place: On October 14th, experience “Toy Heaven” at Holland Civic Center Place. With toys, collectibles, sports cards, comics, anime, crafts, and Legos, there’s something for every kid and collector. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event.
Family Fun Night: Pumpkin Smash at the Muskegon Museum of History and Science: Join the Muskegon Museum of History and Science for a Pumpkin Smash on October 13th. Enjoy pumpkin-themed activities like painting and pumpkin flinging using a trebuchet. There’s even a pumpkin carving contest. Admission is free for Muskegon residents and $5 for non-residents.
These are just some of the many exciting events happening in West Michigan this weekend. For more information and details on these activities, check out the provided links. Have a great time exploring the area and creating unforgettable family memories!
Q: How can I find fun events and activities in West Michigan?
A: You can find fun events and activities in West Michigan by checking out the top picks mentioned in this article. You can also search online for event calendars or visit local tourist websites for more information on current events in the area.