Fall-themed family fun this weekend

Kids playing at pumpkin patch

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Fall is here and there are so many fun fall-themed events happening across 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.

Michigan Apple Fest, Sparta
Saturday, September 26
Games, bounce houses, balloon animals, fall decoration making, live music, food, and more!

Heroes Day, Air Zoo, Portage
Saturday, September 26, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Honor everyday heroes with educational shows, musical entertainment, vehicles on display, and more! Outdoor activities with free picnic, lawn games, and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Talons Out Honor Flight parade at 8:30 p.m.

Scarecrows and Pumpkins, Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek
Saturday, September 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Make your own scarecrow and take home a pumpkin while you learn about the fall harvest. $2 donation request per person. Free admission to Kingman Museum!

Harvest Fest, Rockford
Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, September 27
Classic car show, chili cook-off, tractor parade, live music, children’s costume contest, coloring contest, outdoor movies, trick or treating, and more!

Kids’ ArtFest, Veterans Park, Grand Rapids
Sunday, September 27, noon – 5 p.m.
Kids can paint, sculpt, draw, design jewelry, create paper flowers, make a musical instrument, enjoy live performances, meet ArtPrize artists, and more! Takes place in park outside Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Outdoor activities are free!

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