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Weekend of April 18th


Get the family out and about for Easter!


Check out some fun activities happening in West Michigan this weekend.

Color Fest 2014 – Forever Curious Children’s Museum, Fennville
Thursday, April 17 – Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bring your own hard boiled eggs to dye them in fun and new ways! $5 per person includes admission to the museum. Children under 1 and members are free!
 “How to Train Your Dragon” - Flick’s Family Film Festival, Celebration! Cinema
Friday, April 18 – Thursday, April 24
Free movie for kids under 12 years old. Adults are $4. Show times will be available on Tuesday evenings the week the movie starts.
“Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells & Batman Smells”, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 27
A children’s musical about a first grader having a tough Christmas. Tickets range from $10 to $16.
Junie B. Jones Party – Grand Rapids Public Library
Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m.
Kids ages 5 to 11 can explore the world of Junie B. Jones through crafts and activities. Meet Junie B. Jones in person! Register to win tickets to the play. Free and open to the public.
Fairy Gardening Workshop – Garden Crossings, Zeeland
Friday, April 18, 7 – 9 p.m.
Design you own fairy garden. Starter kit available for $30. Young and young at heart encouraged to dress up in fairy wings! Space is limited, please RSVP to
Grand River Greenup – Harbor Island, Grand Haven
April 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Week with the WMEAC and Grand Haven Jaycees as hundreds of volunteers help clean up the Grand River. Food, refreshments, and t-shirts provided. Waivers, permission slips, and registration forms available online.
Easter with the Equest Bunny – Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding, Rockford
Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Petting zoo, face painting, wagon rides, live music, arts and crafts, breakfast munchies and drinks, meet and share treats with therapy horses, egg hunts. Tickets are free, but donations are appreciated. Call (616) 866-3066 for tickets.
Small Wonders: Fantastic Flowers – Kalamazoo Nature Center
Saturday, April 19, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Interactive nature stations encourage you to explore nature with your child. Open to children age 5 and younger. No registration required. $2 fee.
Koetsier’s Kids Klub – Koetsier’s Greenhouse, Grand Rapids
Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. – Noon
Kid’s gardening activities. This week’s theme is Easter Egg Hunt. Free!
Petting Zoo – Coopersville Farm Museum
Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. – Noon
Small and baby farm animals available to pet and learn about. $3 per person. Children under 3 are free.
Earth Day Celebration – Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Saturday, April 19. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Seed planting, recycled art projects, presentations from John Ball Zoo, tree sapling giveaways. Included with admission.
West Michigan Symphony Kids’ Programs – Russell Block Building, Muskegon
Saturday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.
Based on book “Dooby Dooby Moo,” by Doreen Cronin. Children will learn about pitch and sing along! Geared toward ages 3 to 7. Adults $10, children 13 and younger $5. Kids under 3 are free.
The Bunny Train – Coopersville
Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
A one hour and 20 minute ride through the countryside while the Easter Bunny and a cast of characters perform in each passenger coach. Each kid gets a surprise at the end of the ride! Adults $15.50, Kids 2-12 $13.50, under 2 are free!
Nature Photography Walk – Millennium Park, Walker
Saturday, April 19, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick leads a photography walk along the Fred Meijer Trail network. Join her for a scavenger hunt of shapes, textures, perspectives, angles, and viewpoints. Learn tips and tricks for photographing nature. Bring your own camera. All skill levels welcome.
10th Anniversary Celebration - Forest Hills Fine Arts Center
Saturday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Mid-Life Crisis performs, performances by dancers, singers, and musicians from all three Forest Hills high schools, artwork displayed by students grades K – 12, coffee and cake reception following performances. Tickets $10 with reserved seating. On sale at the box office or through Ticketmaster.
Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek
Tuesday, April 22
The zoo opens for the season!
Easter Egg Hunts – throughout West Michigan
Complete list of Easter Egg Hunts and activities:

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