Parties, festivals, and free fun this weekend

Photo courtesy Tulip Time
Photo courtesy Tulip Time

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) It’s a great weekend to get the family out and about. There is so much going on in West Michigan, including farmers markets, free museums, and an annual springtime festival! Check out Maranda’s top picks in this week’s Star 105.7 Five Star Family Fun Update.

Party for the Planet, John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
johnballzoosociety.org
A fun day celebrating Earth and wildlife! See organizations that focus on conservation and green practices. Participate in science experiments, games, crafts, and special animal activities. Bring a donation and get $1 off your zoo admission!

Beauty & the Beast, Peter Martin Wege Theatre
Friday, May 2 – Sunday May 4
grballet.com
Performed by Grand Rapids Ballet Junior Company. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $12 for children.

Tulip Time, Holland
Friday, May 2 – Saturday, May 10
tuliptime.com
Celebrating everything Dutch! Carnival opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2. Tulip Time Run is at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Fireworks at Kollen Park at dusk.

Farmers Markets
Saturday, May 3
fultonstreetmarket.org
downtownmarketgr.com
Opening day of the summer season for Fulton Street Farmers Market and the Outdoor Market at Downtown Market Grand Rapids.

Museums Free 4 All, Grand Rapids
Sunday, May 4, Noon – 5 p.m.
museumsfree4all.org
Free admission to the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum, and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Get a “passport” at any of the museums or at the Amway tent at the GRAM’s Wege Plaza and get it stamped at each museum. Then show your passport for prizes at the Amway tent. Free shuttle rides to and from all museums from noon to 6 p.m.

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