Get a sampling of summer with fun family events

Boy flying kite on beach

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) This weekend is going to feel like summer, so fill it with some summertime events by taking advantage of fun, family-friendly activities across 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!

LEGO Travel Adventure, Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Opening Saturday, May 21
Exhibit lets visitors plan an adventure, then build and test transportation models made of LEGO bricks. Free admission!

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown, Muskegon
Saturday, May 21
Muskegon County residents can visit any participating museum for free with proof of residency. May 21 includes Michigan’s Heritage Park in Whitehall, Muskegon Heritage Museum, Muskegon Museum of Art, USS LST 393 Veterans Museum, USS Silversides Submarine Museum, and White River Lighthouse.

Where the Wild Things Are Story Time Tours, Grand Rapids Art Museum
Saturday, May 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Last weekend of special exhibition! Enjoy a reading of “Where the Wild Things Are,” followed by 30 minute tour of exhibition. Free for members, free with admission.

Ranger Ross Campfire Program, DeGraaf Nature Center, Holland
Saturday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.
Join naturalist Amber Ross for an evening of skits, s’mores, games, and door prizes! Kids under 12 must bring an adult. $3 per person, $2 for Friends of DeGraaf. Call (616) 355-1057 to register.

Great Lakes Kite Festival, Grand Haven
Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, May 22
See the sky filled with colorful kites! See stunt kite fliers perform to music. Bring your own kite to fly and shop a selection of kites, wind toys, and spinners. Free admission, though there may be parking fees. See website for schedule of events.

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