10 Things to Do this Weekend: April 7-9
After a rainy (and snowy) week, the weather looks pretty good for the weekend. As some of you may be wrapping up your Spring Break, here are 10 things you can do around West Michigan this weekend — Friday, April 7th through Sunday, April 9th, 2017.
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Friday, April 7th, 2017 – 5:00 pm
The West Michigan Whitecaps kick off their 2017 season! Their home opener on Thursday was postponed due to the weather — so it will be a doubleheader on Friday against the South Bend Cubs!
Coopersville & Marne Railway, 311 E. Danforth Street, Coopersville, MI 49404
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 11:00 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Sunday, April 9th, 2017 – 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Easter is only a week away. Don’t miss your chance to ride the Coopersville & Marne Railway on the Bunny Train. Kids of all ages will enjoy this 90 minute train ride through the countryside. The Easter Bunny and her friends perform in each of the vintage passenger coaches. At the end, the Bunny and her friends will pass through with baskets filled with goodies. Each child gets to pick one toy for their very own.
GVSU Fieldhouse Arena, Allendale Campus, Allendale, MI
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 11:00 am-8:00 pm
Sunday, April 9th, 2017 – 11:00 am-4:00 pm
This is a community gathering and celebration of culture through ceremony, song, dance, feasting and socializing. At a Pow Wow you can expect to find dancers, drummers, singers, vendors, and food. There will also be a silent auction. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
This one day event features several hundred artists in many of the galleries, businesses, and studio spaces around downtown Grand Rapids. You will find artists and musicians exhibiting and performing at a variety of unexpected locations from U-haul trailers, the Art Museum, parking lots and private studios. The Grand Rapids Trolley will provide free transportation to all the major areas of Art.Downtown.
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 2:00-3:30 pm
It’s Springtime! Learn about all the different animals that are getting ready to lay their eggs. Go on a hunt to find eggs that are hidden throughout the forest. Children will enjoy a craft at the end of the exploration.
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 7:00 pm
The Grand Rapids Griffins play the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday night at the Van Andel Arena. As part of the fun, it will be Mascot Mania — Griff and Finn will be with 18 mascots from area schools and pro teams, including Roary from the Detroit Lions. The mascots will visit fans throughout the game and take part in intermission activities.
Delta Plex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Sunday. April 9th, 2017 – 10:00 am-4:00 pm
It’s time to get the motorcycles ready for the nicer weather. Here is your chance to buy, sell and trade motorcycle parts and accessories. Food and beer are also available at the Swap Meet.
Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 W Hickory Rd.,. Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Sunday, April 9th, 2017 – 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
It’s the Gilmore Car Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series. It happens every Sunday afternoon at 3 pm through April. This week Christine Byron and Tom Wilson, authors of the “Vintage Views” series will be presenting “Vintage Views of Michigan Roadside Attractions”.
Kalamazoo State Theatre, 404 S. Burdick, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Sunday, April 9th, 2017 – 7:30 pm
Three time GRAMMY award winning band, Los Lobos, will be at the Kalamazoo State Theatre on Sunday evening. Do you know what Los Lobos means in Spanish? The Wolves!
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday & Saturday – 9:30 am-5:00 pm, Sunday – 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
The Amazing Dinosaurs exhibit will be at the Children’s Museum through June 25th. Children have a chance to dig up fossils, examine dinosaur habitats, put on a dinosaur puppet show, come face to face with your favorite dinosaurs, and more.