Embrace winter with fun activities this weekend

Snowshoeing family

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Whether you’re bundling up to explore the great outdoors or taking advantage of a unique sporting event night, there are a lot of fun options in West Michigan this weekend. Check out Maranda’s top picks 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!

Pronto Pup Winter Weekend, Grand Haven
Friday, January 15 – Sunday, January 17
The famous Pronto Pup stand opens for one weekend to serve its fresh corn dogs. Proceeds go to a community organization.

Winter Market, Eighth Street Market Place, Holland
Saturday, January 16, 9 a.m. – noon
The first weekend of the Outdoor Winter Market! Takes place on the first and third Saturdays, January through April, starting January 16.

Snowshoe Nature Hike, West Lake Nature Preserve, Portage
Saturday, January 16, 2 p.m.
A Kalamazoo Nature Center Naturalists will lead a hike exploring the nature preserve. Free! Demo snowshoes available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hiking boots may be worn if preferred.

Wildlife Encounter – Kids! Snowy Owl, Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center, West Olive
Sunday, January 17, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Explore the natural history of the Snowy Owl through hands-on activities, games, and crafts. Geared for children 6 years old and up. Free! Registration required.

Dog Night, Grand Rapids Griffins, Van Andel Arena
Sunday, January 17, 4 p.m.
Bring your dog to the game with the purchase of a human ticket and a dog ticket ($5). All dog ticket proceeds benefit Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue. Doors open at 3 p.m. Sunday Fun Day! $1 Pepsi drinks and $1 ice cream from 3 to 5 p.m.

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