What's On This Weekend: Apr 20-22

If there ever was a weekend designed to get outdoors and soak up the fresh air and glorious sunshine, this is it. Not only will the temperatures be perfect after ALL THAT SNOW, but Earth Day is here and there's no shortage of planet-friendly activities to partake in.

We'll be teaming up with the Bailey Museum and Forever Curious Children's Museum to create fun works of art using flowers, twigs, pinecones and other objects found in nature. Kids can collect their "brushes" and then head into the barn for a little painting session. It's free and ideal for all ages. Come join us!

FRIDAY

  • Visit the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids for the country's largest indoor display of tropical butterflies

  • Give the kids a parent-free night of Hollywood glam, plus volleyball, board games, pizza and more, in Holland

SATURDAY

  • Create a unique work of art (with us!) using found nature objects at the Bailey Museum in South Haven

  • Sign up for a fun run for all ages at the Brandywine High School's cross country trail to support local schools

  • Celebrate Earth Day celebration with free admission to KNC and a 5K trail run/walk or Kids' Raccoon Run, kids' craft, nature playground, free trail hiking and more

  • Learn about alligators, lizards, tortoises and snakes up close in Portage's Schier Park

  • Stop by Tip Toes in Holland to meet Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol

  • Head to Robinette's in GR for fun Earth Day celebration with free covered wagon tours, $1 cookie decorating, tree planting and more

  • Walk through the trails at Sarett Nature Center in Benton Harbor to learn all about early spring wildflowers

  • Explore DeGraaf Nature Center's trails for the many sights, sounds and smells of nature and try to get an Earth Day bingo

  • Take part in Kalamazoo's Earth Day Festival featuring live music, food, art and children's activities

  • Learn about rainbows and create a cool spectroscope at the Forever Curious Children's Museum in Fennville

  • Commemorate all things Captain Underpants at the Herrick District Library in Holland

  • Take an investigative walk, a worm hunt, eco-friendly craft and stories at the Frederik Meijer Gardens in GR

  • Watch the debut performance of storytelling students sharing dramatized versions of beloved tales

SUNDAY

  • Mark Earth Day with family-friendly activities at Fernwood Botanical Garden in Niles

  • Listen to a spooky story and make slime with the Tulip City Ghostbusters and Between the Covers Bookshop in Holland

Get the scoop on all the Easter fun and more on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar.

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