GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) This weekend is a great time to gather the family and set off on an adventure! From baseball to rollercoasters and a step back in time, check out Maranda’s top picks in this week’s Five Star Family Fun Update. To have a complete list emailed to you each week, click here.
West Michigan Whitecaps, Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park
Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17
The Whitecaps are home against the Lansing Lugnuts all weekend! Games at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Sunday is Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Family Day. The first 1,000 kids eat free. Face painters and balloon twisters! Get autographs and play catch on the field before the game. Kids can run the bases immediately after the game.
The Discovery of King Tut, Grand Rapids Public Museum
Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Opening day! Exhibition explores the legendary tomb and its treasures as they were at the moment of their discovery. Tickets: $18 for adults, $17 for seniors, $13 for children 3-17, children 2 and under are free. Discounted admission for members. Tickets include general admission and free carousel ride.
Discover! Millennium Park, Walker
Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Walk the Hansen Nature Trail at Millennium Park. Family-friendly event is free! Park along Riverbend Street or take a free trolley to and from John Ball Zoo. Includes scavenger hunt for entry to win a free t-shirt.
Great Lakes Kite Festival, Grand Haven State Park
Saturday, May 16 – Sunday, May 17
27th annual festival with stunt kite fliers, huge kites, vendors, and family activities. Free admission!
Opening Day, Michigan’s Adventure, Muskegon
Wednesday, May 20
Michigan’s Adventure opens for the season on May 20. WildWater Adventure opens on May 23 and is included free with park admission. Buy tickets online in advance to avoid lines!