Celebrate family fun this weekend

Butterflies are Blooming at Frederik Meijer Gardens
Butterflies are Blooming at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Photo courtesy Michael Buck.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Whether you want to explore the great outdoors or take in a rocking sports show, there’s a lot to do this weekend in West Michigan! 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!

Hike It Baby, Kalamazoo area
Through Sunday, March 6
Special hikes for young families during StoryWalk Week, in honor of Red Across America Day. Various walks at various locations. Free! See website for schedule.

Butterflies are Blooming, Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids
March 1 – April 30
See the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the country, with thousands of tropical butterflies in an 85 degree tropical setting. Included with admission.

Monster Jam 2016, Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids
Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6
Experience a high-energy show with monster trucks and vehicles of all kinds! Tickets start at $17.

Sugar on Snow! DeGraaf Nature Center, Holland
Saturday, March 5, 2 p.m.
Get a lesson on maple sugaring and enjoy a treat! $3 per person or $1 for friends of DeGraaf. Call (616) 355-1057 to register.

Slappy’s Birthday, Kalamazoo Wings
Saturday, March 5, 7 p.m.
Celebrate the K-Wings’ mascot’s birthday! Face painting, balloon artist, photo booth, and mascots from around the region!

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