What's On This Weekend: March 15-17

It may be less than springlike outside, but don't let that stop you from getting out and enjoying the parades, performances and plethora of other family-friendly activities -- both indoors and out -- this weekend.

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Children's Coastline Film Festival | Southwest Michigan Kids


  • Watch as the GR Ballet School Junior Company brings the timeless tale of Belle and the castle’s enchanted staff to life (through Sunday)

  • 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

  • Savor a night of dancing, carousel rides, prizes and royal memories. All positive role models and children are welcome to attend


  • Take the stage and tell your favorite jokes during the LaughFest event at Herrick District Library in Holland

  • Head to the historic Van Raalte Farm, where the sap will be flowing and the sugar house will be steamingMeet the characters of Oz, take photos, enjoy face painting and more at this free fun event at Holland's Civic Center

  • Hike the trails for signs of spring during a “Luck o’ the Irish”-themed exploration, including a photo scavenger hunt

  • Team up to bring LEGO animation to life in a unique short-stop video at the Krasl Art Center in St Joe

  • Celebrate all things Irish during a fun, family-friendly procession down Holland's 8th Street

  • Take a hike, practice yoga together and meet one of Kalamazoo Nature Center's animal ambassadors during the Family Yoga Retreat

  • Listen as Princess Lida reads a beautifully illustrated story of her own adventures ahead of Tulip Time

  • Bring your furry friends and join the merry festivities in downtown Saugatuck

  • Dress up as your favorite book character to celebrate Reading Month at the Herrick District Library

  • Collaborate to create space stations on different planets using LEGO’s Architecture Studio design toolkit at Krasl Art Center


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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