What's On This Weekend: Sept 16-18

It's too nice outside to sit in front of the computer, so let's just get right to the good stuff. Here are 11 ways to while away this gorgeous mid-September weekend.


  • Sign the kids up for a two-hours session of books, music, animals, outdoor explorations and more at the Outdoor Discovery Center's Nature School in Holland

  • Head to Gull Meadow Farms in Kalamazoo for a corn maze, petting farm, car show and spectacular hot air balloon glow (through Sunday)

  • Stroll from shop window to shop window to see more than 100 live mannequins on display in downtown Holland

  • Catch the final days of the Allegan County Fair (though Saturday) and your last chance at thrilling rides, fun games and delicious treats


  • Savor all things apple at the family-friendly Bangor Apple Fest

  • Burn off some energy at the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor YMCA's Back to School Bash, with numerous inflatables, face painting, pizza and more

  • Enjoy a horse-drawn trolley ride through the picture-perfect streets of downtown St Joseph

  • Embrace your inner nerd during an enjoyable afternoon of cosplay, gaming, robotics and other fun activities at the library in Mattawan

  • Take your curious kid to learn about the rain forest and make a special craft at the children's museum's Super Saturday in St Joseph


  • Head to A-Mazing Acres for the opening weekend of family fun, including a Charlie Brown-themed corn maze, barnyard animals and outdoor activities aplenty

  • Stretch and relax during a session of family yoga, music, stories and games at Niles' Fernwood Botanical Garden

Head to the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar for details.

For more fun ideas, check out our Ultimate Southwest Michigan Fall Bucket List.

Live Mannequin Night | Downtown Holland

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