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Five Star Family Fun

Weekend of March 14

Weekend of March 14


Great ideas for fun this weekend!

Check out Maranda's picks for this week's Star 105.7 Five Star Family Fun Update.

Saladin Shrine Circus, DeltaPlex Arena, Walker
Thursday, March 13 – Sunday, March 16
See more than 20 acts per show, with daring feats like tightrope walking, acrobatic skills, animal performances, and lovable clowns! Ticket prices range from $8 to $26, depending on day and time.
Sprout Program, John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids
Friday, March 14, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
A great way to introduce your preschooler to the wilds of John Ball Zoo. For 3 & 4 year olds. $20 per person, per class. $18 for members. Register online.
Indoor Campout, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Friday, March 14, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Kids will enjoy a professional storyteller around a pretend campfire, create a constellation flashlight, make binoculars, have a scavenger hunt, s’mores, hot dogs, and explore the new “Just Fort Fun” exhibit! $8 for members, $10 for non-members. Children under one are free. Call (616) 235-4726 for reservations.
“Pinkalicious” the Musical, Farmers Alley Theatre, Kalamazoo
Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 23
Based on the children’s book series. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 15 and younger. See website for show times.
Grand Rapids Monster Jam, Van Andel Arena
Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 16
The world’s premier monster truck series features many popular Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger, Rap Attack, Aftershock, and Bad News. Come early to the Saturday afternoon show for Party in the Pits, to see the trucks up close and meet the drivers! Tickets start at $10 for kids and $15 for adults. Available through Ticketmaster or at the Van Andel Arena box office.
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, The Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo
Friday, March 14 – Friday, March 21
The classic Dr. Seuss story comes to life on the stage! Tickets $7.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”, Flick’s Family Film Festival, Celebration! Cinema
Friday, March 14 – Thursday, March 20
Free movie for kids under 12 years old. Adults are $4. Show times will be available on Tuesday evenings the week the movie starts.
LaughFest - Funny Time Drawing, Cook Arts Center, Grand Rapids
Friday, March 14, 4 p.m.
Kids can learn how to draw hilarious characters. For ages 10 – 13. Free/Fast Pass.
Kids Night Out, John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids
Friday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Parents get a date night while kids spend time at the zoo! They can play interactive animal games, get an up-close animal encounter, and create animal crafts. For ages 4 – 12. Pre-registration required. $25 per child. $20 for each additional child in the same household.
Forest Hills Community Expo, Ada Christian School
Saturday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Food from area restaurants, live entertainment, door prizes, kids zone play area, and neighborhood business displays. Free!
Celebrate Dr. Suess’ Birthday, Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club
Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast of green eggs and ham. Each child will receive a Dr. Seuss book and a visit by a Dr. Seuss character! Donation of $15 for one adult and one child. $5 for each additional person. For reservations, call Ruth at (231) 744-8406.
LaughFest – Kids Joke Day, Herrick District Library, Holland
Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m.
Kids can get on stage and tell their funniest joke! For fifth grade and younger. Free!
LaughFest Family Improv Workshop, Dog Story Theater, Grand Rapids
Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m.
Explore the basics of improvisational play with President of Fishladder Inc. Open to all ages. Free/Fast Pass.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, downtown Muskegon
Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m.
Put on your green attire and find a spot to enjoy the parade! Takes place in downtown Muskegon on Clay and surrounding streets, and ends at Hennessey’s. Free admission. Donations of canned goods and personal care items encouraged.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, downtown Grand Rapids
Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m.
Parade begins at Lyon and Monroe and travels along Monroe Center, ending at Veterans Memorial Park. Sponsored and produced by The Ancient Order of Hibernians. Free.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, downtown Kalamazoo
Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m.
Check out the floats and fun at the annual parade! Free.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, downtown Holland
Saturday, March 15, noon
See Irish dancers, bagpipers, and kilt-wearers. Families encouraged to wear green and carry Irish flags. Parade begins at the Eighth Street Marketplace and travels east down Eighth Street to the Curragh Irish Pub and New Holland Brewing Company restaurant and pub. Free.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, downtown Saugatuck
Saturday, March 15, 2 p.m.
12th annual “Erin Go Bark! Pets and their People” parade, sponsored by the Saugatuck-Douglas CVB. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed pets! Line-up at 1:30 p.m. at the Culver Street parking lot next to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Free.
LaughFest – Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge, GRCC Ford Fieldhouse
Sunday, March 16, Noon – 4 p.m.
Family teams of two or four race across downtown Grand Rapids in fun and exciting timed challenges to win great prizes! Must be 12 years or older. Team members under 18 must have parents’ permission to participate. Registration opens at noon, race starts at 1 p.m. Free!
Maple Syrup Day, Kellogg Forest, Augusta
Saturday, March 15, Noon – 5 p.m.
Celebrate winter with a wagon ride and guided tours. Face painting, syrup tastings, and games. $1 admission. Children 2 and under are free. Call (269) 731-4597 for more information.

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