What's On This Weekend: March 22-24

This weekend's Southwest Michigan lineup offers a little bit of everything, from outdoor hikes and dirt bike races to butterflies and ballets. Take a beat to plan out your weekend with the help of our handy guide to what's happening in our neck of the woods.

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  • Take a hike and learn about reptiles and amphibians at the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery in Mattawan

  • Dress up as your favorite hero, prince, or princess to attend the Super Royal Ball at the Niles YMCA

  • Catch the super powerful monster trucks battling for the championship title at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids (through Sunday)

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

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

  • Usher in spring with the colorful floral sculptures at the Grand Rapids Art Museum's Art in Bloom exhibit (through Sunday)


  • Grab a seat for the Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company's telling of Belle, the Beast and the enchanted castle staff

  • Savor decadent sweets, make a keepsake craft, and dance with your ballerina princesses at the Cinderella Tea at the Lerner Theatre in Elkhart

  • Celebrate the end of sugaring season with crafts, music, snacks and more during Maple Palooza at DeGraaf Nature Center in Holland

  • Paint a bunny family wood plank at The Turquoise Top Hat in Stevensville and enjoy snacks and Easter-themed games

  • Create a butterfly masterpiece and tuck into a delicious taco bar at the library in Covert

  • Learn helpful parenting tips and more at the free Parenting Matters Conference in Berrien Springs

  • Cheer on dirt bike racers across some of Southwest Michigan's most challenging dirt roads during the spring thaw

  • Don't miss the beautiful story of Cinderella brought to life by the West Michigan Youth Ballet


Find out more about these and other fantastic family events on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

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