A weekend full of family events

Girl building a sand castle on the beach

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) West Michigan is kicking it up a notch this weekend, with a wide variety of fun family events! 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!

Fantasy Forest, Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek
June 16 – 18
Watch artists turn tree stumps damaged by the Emerald Ash Borer into wood sculptures in this week-long event. Art in the Garden family fun event in the Children’s Garden Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Half off admission to Kingman Museum Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

West Michigan Chalk Art Festival, Tanger Outlets, Byron Center
June 17 – 18
View artists’ chalk art or create your own! Face painting for kids. KidsChalk Event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for ages 11 and younger. Free! Chalk provided.

Ultimate Air Dogs & Dog Show, Kalamazoo County Expo Center
June 17 – 19, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
United Kennel Club PREMIER dog show. $5 per vehicle or $10 for a weekend vehicle pass.

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give 5K Run & Walk, Rockford High School
June 18, 8 a.m.
Each participant receives a t-shirt, complimentary breakfast by Kellogg’s, and two daily tickets to the tournament. $15 per person 17 and under or $25 per person age 18 and older. Strollers welcome!

Castle Grande, Grand Haven City Beach
June 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Help build the tallest and widest sandcastle on the shores of Lake Michigan. Groups can create their own masterpiece to be connected to a professional sandcastle. Target completion time is 3 p.m. Free! Bring your own bucket and shovel.

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