What's On This Weekend: March 8-10

So many fun things are happening this weekend! Maple sugar festivals, film festivals, a Wonderland tea party, evening tike hike, LEGO bingo and two kids' nights out are just some of the events on the calendar for the next three days.

Read on for all the fantastic details and enjoy your weekend, friends!

Children's Coastline Film Festival | Southwest Michigan Kids


  • Don't miss the opening costume party of the Children's Coastline Film Festival, with music, movies, cupcakes and more, at Krasl Art Center in St Joe (through March 17)

  • Enjoy hundreds of tropical butterflies fluttering around the lush observatory at the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids (through April 30)

  • Catch a free movie -- and a special activity beforehand -- at Woodland Celebration theater as part of the Flicks Family Film Festival series

  • Watch beloved characters embark on fantastic adventures when Seussical the Musical hits the stage at the Lerner in Elkhart (through Sunday)

  • Drop off the kids at Encompass Wellness in Saugatuck for fitness games, fun and snacks galore


  • Learn about photosynthesis and plant life cycles at the Forever Curious Children's Museum in Fennville and take home a seed starter kit to observe

  • Experience the maple sugaring process up close, devour pancakes and encounter animals during the Maple Sugar Festival at Kalamazoo Nature Center

  • Find out what it means to be a Sarett naturalist, learn about animals, create projects and explore nature

  • Try your hand at LEGO bingo and win fun prizes during the Build Your Way Around Town event at the Curious Kids' Museum.

  • Play glow party games and walk the darkened trails of Portman Nature Preserve during the Nighttime Tike Hike

  • Drop the kids off at the YMCA in St Joe to play in the gym, create crafts, watch a movie and eat dinner

  • Head to the historic Van Raalte Farm in Holland to learn how maple syrup was made, enjoy tasty treats and explore several kid-friendly activities


Find out more about these and other delightful events on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

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