ArtPrize and more: list of family events this weekend

Kids enjoy an ArtPrize entry on Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids
Kids enjoy an ArtPrize entry on Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) It’s the second full week of ArtPrize and there is so much to see! Check out Maranda’s top picks for ArtPrize and more family fun in this week’s Five Star Family Fun Update. To get a full list of events e-mailed to you each week, click here to sign up!

76th Annual Red Flannel Festival, Cedar Springs
Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 3
Carnival for kids Friday 5 – 9 p.m. Red Flannel Day on Saturday with flapjack breakfast, carnival, car show, children’s parade, grand parade, and more!

Zeeland Pumpkinfest, Zeeland
Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 3
Activities, parade, scarecrow displays, entertainment, games food, artwork. KidZfest with activities and games on Church St. south of Main Ave.

GVSU Renaissance Festival, Allendale
Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Family-friendly event with performers, artisans, sword demonstrations, merchants, and more! Free!

Fire Department Open Houses, various locations
Saturday, October 3 – Sunday, October 4
Celebrate Fire Prevention Week with a visit to your local fire department. Many are having open houses with demonstrations, activities, games, and prizes. Click website above for a complete list of dates and locations.

ArtPrize Events

Family Break Zone at ArtPrize, GVSU Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids
Through Sunday, October 11
Family break area with free water station, kids games, and activities. Located at the west end of the Blue Bridge. Hours: 5 – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Mini Paint Sessions, Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids
Saturday, October 3, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Create your own mini ArtPrize! Artist takes participants step by step through an acrylic painting. No experience needed! $10. Reserve your spot online.

GRAM Drop-in Family Saturdays and Sundays, Grand Rapids Art Museum
Saturday, October 3 – Sunday, October 4, 1 – 4 p.m.
Families are welcome to drop by the Grand Rapids Art Museum Saturdays and Sundays during ArtPrize for hands-on projects.

ArtPrize Family Tour, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids
Saturday, October 3 – Sunday, October 4
The Fed Galleries will host an introduction to contemporary art using the ArtPrize entries at The Fed Galleries. Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. Meet at the Family Tour sign a few minutes before the scheduled time. No registration required.

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