The A, B & Cs of weekend fun – Arts, baseball and cars!

Festival of the Arts

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) School is almost out and the warmer weather is there…weekends are the perfect time to get the family out and about to enjoy all West Michigan has to offer. 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! Don’t forget to tune in weekdays at 4:30pm for Maranda Where You Live on WOTV 4 Women.

Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids
June 2-4
Festival of the Arts is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations. Plus, creative activities for children and adults to enjoy making their own art as well as purchasing art from West Michigan artists.


Whitecaps Game
Fifth Third Ballpark, Grand Rapids
Friday June 2, Saturday June 3, and Sunday June 4
Join the West Michigan Whitecaps as they look to defeat the Lansing Lugnuts this weekend.  Ticket prices vary.


AniMotion Festival
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
June 2 from 5-8pm and June 3 from noon-4pm
This FREE two-day event will feature dinosaurs, art, animation, and world-renown paleontologist Dr. Paul Serano.  He has been featured on National Geographic, has found fossils on five continents, and continues his adventurous studies to this day.  KVU students and volunteers will help visitors create flipbooks, teach how to draw dinosaurs, create storyboards, sculpt clay dinosaurs, and film stop-motion animation at stations.


Kids Carnival Night at Berlin Raceway
Saturday,  June 3
All  kids 11 and under free
First 250 get in a free Craig’s Cruisers Activity


Kaleidoscope Garden
Leila Arboretum/ Leila Arboretum
Leila Arboretum’s Children’s Garden has a new name: The  Kaleidoscope Garden. Like the popular children’s toy, the garden is always changing, highlighting different colors, shapes and experiences as the seasons progress.
Open June 1-August 31
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Saturdays 11am-3pm




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