Spring into family fun this weekend

Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K
Photo courtesy Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) The weather is finally getting warmer, which makes this a great time to get out and explore family fun 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!

Binder Park Zoo Opening Weekend, Battle Creek
Thursday, April 14 – Sunday, April 17
Binder Park Zoo opens for the season on Thursday, April 14! New arrivals include Australian dingoes, rare black and white colobus monkey, and black mangabey monkey.

Flick’s Family Film Festival, Celebration! Cinema
Friday, April 15 – Thursday, April 21
Final week for kids 12 and under to see “Kung Fu Panda 3” for free! Adults are $5.

Spring Forward, Forever Curious Children’s Museum, Fennville
Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. – noon
Make bird feeders out of recycled materials and make bird seed cakes! $4.50 per person includes admission to the museum. Members and children age one and under are free!

Earth Day Lakeshore Celebration, Grand Haven
Saturday, April 16, 12:30 – 6 p.m.
Green Parade starts at Grand Haven courthouse parking lot at 12:30 p.m., followed by Earth Day Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Demonstrations, information, food games, etc. Earth Day Rock Concert 3 to 6 p.m. Free admission!

Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5K, Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids
Sunday, April 17
Half Marathon starts at 8 a.m. 5K run/walk starts at 8:15 a.m. Free for viewing. Late registration for participants available on Saturday, April 16 at Expotique.

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