10 Things To Do this Weekend: March 23rd-25th
It's cottages, basketball, prom dresses, maple syrup, Easter egg hunts (for kids and dogs), records & CDs, bunnies, bands, and fowling...all wrapped up into one weekend!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Cottage & Lakefront Living Show
DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 - 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday, March 25th, 2018 - 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Adults $10, Children 6-14 $4
Whether you are in the process of looking for a cottage or lakefront property, or just looking for cottage decor & furniture, boats or water toys, this is the show for you!
Basketball: The Grand Rapids Drive
DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Grand Rapids Drive vs. Greensboro Swarm
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Grand Rapids Drive vs. Long Island Nets
Cost: Tickets start at $5.00
This weekend it is the final two games of the regular season. Friday night it will be Bucket’s Birthday and Saturday will be Fan Appreciation Night.
Woodland Mall, 3195 28th St., SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - 10:00 am-3:00 pm
At this very special one-day event, area high school girls are invited to select one dress that they can take home FOR FREE to wear to the prom. The goal is to make young girls prom dreams come true – every girl deserves to feel like Cinderella.
48th Annual Sugarbush Festival
Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: $3 per person (Members free)
It’s the 48th Annual Sugarbush Festival. Celebrate the sweet arrival of Spring. Learn the process of maple sugaring through Sugarbush demonstrations: identify what characteristics make up a maple tree, experience hands-on tree tapping, explore historic pioneer and Native American sugaring techniques and end it all with a taste test in Blandford’s Sugarhouse. Make it an all day event with draft horses, maple cotton candy, games, wildlife encounters and lots more family fun!
Betty Ford Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: Free (Registration required)
Meet the Easter Bunny and join the fun on the Easter Egg Trail throughout the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum! This event is intended for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited and registration is required. Click here to register.
Grand Rapids Record & CD Show
Westgate Bowling Center, 4486 Alpine Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49321
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: Free admission
Dealers and Collectors from all over the midwest and beyond selling new and vintage vinyl records including 45's, 33's, 78's; CD's, books, posters, videos and memorabilia. Rock, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Metal, Prog & More! Truly something for everyone's musical taste!
The Bunny Train 2018
Coopersville & Marne Railway, 311 Danforth St., Coopersville, MI 49404
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - Departures at 11:00 am & 1:30 pm
Sunday, March 25th, 2018 - Departures at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 31st, 2018 - Departures at 11:00 am & 1:30 pm
Cost: Adults $19.75, Seniors (60+) $18.75, Kids (2-12) $17.75, Under 2 FREE
Kids of all ages will enjoy this 90 minute romp through the springtime countryside. The Easter Bunny and her cast of wacky, musical characters will perform in each of the vintage passenger coaches. The Springtime Princess, Miss Coopersville will also read children’s books in each passenger car. Towards the end of the journey, The Bunny and her friends will pass through the train cars with baskets laden with toys. Each child gets to pick one for their very own.
Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs
Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Join Chow Hound at the Humane Society of West Michigan's Easter Dog Days Event. It's an Easter Egg Hunt for your dogs plus other fun activities for you and your furry friends! Onsite donations will be accepted to help benefit Humane Society West Michigan.
Warrant with Jack Russell's Great White, Trixy Tang
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $25.00
Warrant formed in 1984. In February 1989 they released their debut album, "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich" Nearly 20 years and eight albums the later, the buzz surrounding Warrant remains. Sharing the night with Warrant will be Jack Russell’s Great White and Trixy Tang.
Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids, 6797 Cascade Rd., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Sunday, March 25th, 2018 - 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Cost: Registration fee for each 2-person team is $50.
It’s the First Annual March Fowling Tournament to benefit the Jimmy V Foundation at Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids for a single elimination bracket tournament. Fowling is a cross between bowling and football. Each team will consist of two fowlers. If you love Football and Bowling you will love Fowling! Each team member will receive a custom tee shirt and two drink tickets.