What's On This Weekend: May 3-5

Beautiful, sun-shiney weather is here at long last, and we plan to spend every waking minute outside soaking it up by the bucketful. Luckily, there are so many fabulous outdoor activities going on to keep us busy -- failing that, tinkering in the backyard garden or taking a bike ride around the neighborhood fill in splendidly :)

Check out all the family fun right here and enjoy this gorgeous weekend!


  • Make a fairy gardens and try out garden yoga poses during a special mom-daughter session at Renew Mama Studio in Grand Rapids

  • Nab a seat to see Jack Hanna bring his exhilarating "Into the Wild" show of wild animals to GR

  • Venture down the rabbit hole for the triumphant return of the dizzyingly beautiful Alice in Wonderland courtesy of the Grand Rapids Ballet (through Sunday)

  • Celebrate at the Laup Fiesta in Holland, with Latino entertainment, a carnival, delicious food and more (through Saturday)

  • Catch a colorful performance of James and the Giant Peach at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre (through Sunday)

  • Borrow a backpack, grab a list of questions and hit the trails of Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery for a family scavenger hunt


  • Find out what it means to be a naturalist, Learn about animals, create projects and explore nature at the Sarett Nature Center in Benton Harbor

  • Join a morning session of Yoga Adventure, mindful crafting, snacks and relaxation time for kids in Mattawan

  • Grab a front row spot to watch the procession of marching bands, decorated floats, antique cars, fire trucks, costumed characters, clowns and royalty during the Blossomtime Grand Parade in St Joe

  • Head to Holland for a whimsical carnival, dancing, delicious food, parades, demonstrations, fireworks and gorgeous tulips during the annual Tulip Time (through May 12)


Find out more about these and other fun family activities on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar.

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

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