ArtPrize is still happening until October 6. Check out all the family friendly locations like the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and the Children’s Museum to get inspired and open your kids creativity.
Despicable Me 2 is the free movie at Flick’s Family Film Festival starting September 27 through October 3. Admission is free for kids 12 and under, and only $4 for adults.
September 27 through 29 is the High on Kalamazoo Balloon Fest held at the Air Zoo. There is no fee to attend. There will be balloon flight activity, a balloon glow, entertainment, a car show on Saturday ($10 to attend), and much more!
September 28 is free play in the parks. In honor of National Public Lands Day, admission to the country’s 401 national parks is free. To find a park near you go to nps.gov.
September 28 is Leaf Collection Day at the Howard Christensen Nature Center. For a $5 donation, collect the 75 different species of leaves at HCNC and win a cool prize! From 10 a.m. until noon, come out with the kids to enjoy nature.
September 28 is Scarecrows and Pumpkins at the Children’s Garden by Leila Arboretum Society. Make your very own scarecrow and take home a pumpkin as your child learns about fall harvest. This is also a free day at Kingman Museum!
September 28 is Granny’s Reading Corner at the Kingman Museum. Every fourth Saturday of the month, join Granny for fun and educational stories about the earth and universe. Granny reads from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.
September 28 and 29 is the second annual Alpaca Day Expo. Starting at 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., at Scenic Sky Alpaca Farm, come feed baby alpacas, check out the store featuring all kinds of exquisite alpaca items, and more.
Fall Festival Weekends begin at Lewis Farm Market September 28 and 29. Music, rides, and entertainment. This weekend is the S’More Summer Festival.
Don’t forget to watch “Maranda Where You Live,” now on weeknights at 7pm on WOTV 4 Women.