What's On This Weekend: Jan 19-21

January 19, 2018

Our little corner of Michigan is dishing up a veritable smorgasbord of entertainment this weekend, with everything from wild animal encounters, snowshoeing and ice sculptures to theatrical performances including ballet, Stomp and Daniel Tiger. And did we mention that the Harlem Globetrotters will be coming to the area?

What are your weekend plans?



  • Check out live ice sculpture carvings, tasty food, sledding, crafts and more in downtown Niles (through Sunday)

  • Explore the trails of DeGraaf Nature Center at night, guided by glimmering torches, and sip hot cocoa

  • Spend an evening with Daniel Tiger and his friends as they embark on musical adventures at LMC's Mendel Center in Benton Harbor

  • Escape into a mesmerizing retelling of Sleeping Beauty by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia at the Morris Theatre in South Bend




  • Meet the beloved Frozen sisters -- and maybe even a silly snowman -- at Tip Toes in Holland

  • Learn about agates and take one home after a geology program by the Ottawa Parks Department

  • Take an afternoon snowshoe hike ending with a bonfire and roasted hot dogs and s'mores at Sarett Nature Center in Benton Harbor

  • See an alligator, Siberian lynx and other wild critters and take one last turn at the giant Jumanji game at the Otsego Library  

  • Tap your toes along to infectious beats when Stomp sweeps the stage in Grand Rapids




  • Paint a spring scene at Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles and snack on milk and cookies

  • Grab a seat to see the  original Harlem Globetrotters take on the Washington Generals in a one-of-a-kind experience


Get the scoop on this weekend and dozens of other activities on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar

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