Explore a new event this weekend

Dancers at Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival
Photo courtesy Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Try something a little different this weekend by exploring a new event in West Michigan! 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.

Flick’s Family Film Festival, Celebration! Cinema
September 11 – 17
Kids 12 and under can see “Paddington” for free. Adult tickets are $5.

Hispanic Festival, Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids
Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 13
Festival expands to three days for 2015! Free entertainment, authentic food and beverages, and activities celebrating Latin American heritage. 3v3 Futsal Tournament on Ottawa Avenue.

Youth Day, Muskegon County Fairgrounds
Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Event by Sportsmen for Youth introduces children to everything outdoors. Includes trout pond, archery, firearm shooting, live animals, wildlife demonstrations, and more. Lunch, t-shirts, door prizes, and goody bags for first 2,500 kids 17 and under. Free admission!

Monarch Butterfly Day, John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids
Saturday, September 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate monarchs before they migrate to Mexico for the winter. Learn about their journey, make crafts, and learn how you can help the migration. Monarch releases on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy a monarch to be released for $5 (can be purchased ahead of time online).

Grand Valley American Indian Lodge Pow Wow, Riverside Park, Grand Rapids
Saturday, September 12 – Sunday, September 13
Native American dancing, drumming, crafts, and food. Free! 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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