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10 Things to Do this Weekend: March 31-April 2

Weekend 03-31 to 04-02It’s April Fool’s Day on Saturday, but we aren’t fooling…Here are 10 things you can do around West Michigan this weekend — Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd, 2017.

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.


 

The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Friday, March 31st, 2017 – 7:00 pm

The Grand Rapids Drive wrap up their regular season with a home game against the Canton Charge at the DeltaPlex.

 

 

Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, March 31st, 2017 – 7:00 pm

The Grand Rapids Griffins are on their home ice on Friday night to take on the Charlotte Checkers. Game time is 7:00 pm. And, it’s a Friday night game so that means $2 Beers and $2 Hot Dogs!

 

 

DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 – 9:00 am-1:00 pm

No, you can’t go and buy a “mom” at this sale, but it is a chance for moms to buy new or gently used baby and children’s clothing. There will be over 200 booths filled with gently used items including maternity clothing, toys, nursery furniture, books, bikes, and more!

 

 

Cedar Springs Brewing Company, 95 N Main, Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 – 3:00 pm-9:00 pm

It’s Cedar Springs Brewing Company’s second annual outdoor beer test festival. Six new beers will be released along with live music and what they are calling a “sausage party”.

 

 

20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Peter Frampton brings his music to one of the areas newest concert venues. Frampton is known for his hits “Show Me the Way”, “Baby, I Love Your Way”, “Do You Feel Like We Do”, and many more.

 

 

Wealthy Street Theatre, 1130 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Friday, March 31st starting at 5:00 pm, Saturday, April 1st & Sunday, April 2nd starting at 1:00 pm

It’s the 7th annual Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival. The festival is scheduled to show nine award-winning films from Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Uruguay. Don’t worry, all films have English subtitles.

 

 

Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm

The annual Butterflies are Blooming exhibit opened on March 1st and runs through April 30th. As you walk through the Tropical Conservatory you may see up to 50 different species of tropical butterflies from around the world. You might even have one or two land on you! There are also butterfly themed activities for the kids.

 

 

Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

This exhibit will only be at the Grand Rapids Public Museum through April 15th. The Whales: Giants of the Deep experience will bring kids and adults eye to eye with these animals. The exhibition gives visitors a combination of science, storytelling, and innovative interactivity so they can learn more about the world of whales.

 

 

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

In one of the largest touring space exhibits ever developed, you will experience the past, present and future of space exploration. Take a ride a lunar module simulator and visit a simulated scientific base camp on Mars. The exhibit is geared to young people ages 9-17, but still fun for all ages.

 

 

John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00 am-4:00 pm

The John Ball Zoo officially opened for the 2017 season on Saturday, March 11th. The weather looks like it will be sunny and in the 50’s…a great weekend to be outside and strolling through the zoo. According to the Zoo’s official website: “Spring is great time to visit the Zoo.” said Peter D’Arienzo, Chief Executive Officer. “The animals really do miss the visitors over the winter so when the families return this time of year, the animals are very curious and active.”

 

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