What's On This Weekend: May 10-12

This weekend is all about the incredible moms out there, but that doesn't mean the whole family can't get in on the fun. From bookstores to breweries, the activities slated for this weekend are good for the whole family. There's even a parade and fireworks display on Saturday if you want to feel extra special.

Have a beautiful weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and mother figures out there.

FRIDAY

  • Learn about the lives of early settlers, how to dip candles, churn butter, make rope and more at the Michigan Flywheelers Museum in South Haven during Farm History Day

  • Celebrate 150 years of beautiful beachside South Haven at Stanley Johnston Park with music, food and family-friendly activities

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

  • Strap on roller skates and listen to kid-friendly tunes during Family Fun Night at Rollerworld in Kalamazoo

  • Take a spin on the carnival rides and scarf down some tasty treats at Tulip Time in Holland

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

SATURDAY

  • Plant and personalize your own mini fairy garden at Wenke Greenhouse in Grand Rapids

  • Learn about symmetry in nature and make a tulip craft at Forever Curious Children's Museum in Fennville

  • Meet Nerdy Babies author/illustrator Emmy Kastner during a very special storytime at Bookbugs in Kalamazoo

  • Head to Holland for delicious food, parades, demonstrations, fireworks and gorgeous tulips during the annual Tulip Time (through Sunday)

  • Commemorate the official opening of the new barrier-free loop trail and platform at Bow in the Cloud with kids' activities and self-guided tours

  • Drop the kids off for an evening of crafts, games, movies and food at the YMCA in St Joe

  • Search for snakes, turtles and other reptiles in the wild at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

  • Meet the resident animals and tour the 17-acre Chubby Goat Acres during Open Barn Days in Schoolcraft

  • Tour the art studios and a lavender farm, see behind the scenes and enjoy special activities during the Artz and Gardenz Tour in Fennville and Saugatuck

SUNDAY

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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