List: family fun activities this weekend

Children on a hayride
Photo courtesy Fruit Ridge Hayrides

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) From a circus show to a picnic event and a step back in time, there’s a lot to check out this weekend across West Michigan. Here’s Maranda’s top picks in this week’s Star 105.7 Five Star Family Fun Update!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids
Thursday, September 18 – Saturday, September 20
“Built to Amaze” show features circus performers, animals, acrobats, and aerialists. Tickets range from $15 to $68. Available through Ticketmaster. Check website for show times.

Flick’s Family Film Festival, Celebration! Cinema
Friday, September 19 – Thursday, September 25
Free movie, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” for kids under 12 years old. Adults are $5. Show times will be available on Tuesday evenings the week the movie starts.

Afternoon in the Park, Wedgwood Park, Grandville
Friday, September 19, 4 – 8 p.m.
Free community event with inflatables, obstacle courses, face painting, pumpkin painting, games, and more! Free tethered rides in a RE/MAX hot air balloon! Charity raffle with proceeds going to Children’s Miracle Network and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Civil War Muster, Van Raalte Farm, Holland
Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, September 21
Civil War reenactment with battle scenes, music, impressions of historical figures, performances, and period-style vendors. Free admission! Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Harvestfest, Fruit Ridge Hayrides, Kent City
Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, September 21
Horse drawn hayrides, corn mazes, u-pick apples, pumpkins and squash, pony rides, donuts, cider, and lunch. Weekends through November 2. Fridays 5 – 9 p.m., Saturdays Noon – 9 p.m., Sundays Noon – 5 p.m. Prices vary. See website.

Fallasburg Fall Festival of the Arts, Lowell
Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, September 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
More than 100 unique fine art and crafts booths, food booths, children’s craft area. Live performances. Free admission!

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