It will be a butterflies, beer, big trucks, bluebirds, bands, and more. Here is your list of things to do around West Michigan this weekend!

Butterflies are Blooming

Runs Through Thursday, April 30, 2023 - Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI

The annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. Tropical butterflies from around the world fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory every March and April. Throughout the exhibition, there is special educational programming and the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden offers butterfly-themed activities. Get more information on the Butterflies Are Blooming Facebook page.

Lenten Fish Fry

Fish Fry
Photo: Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media

Fridays During Lent - Various Locations and Times

Start your weekend with a nice fish dinner on Friday. We have put together a your complete guide for finding a Friday Fish Fry in West Michigan. Use the interactive map to find the fish fry nearest you.

Monster Jam

Friday, March 24-Sunday, March 26, 2023 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids fans will be on the edge of their seats as world-class drivers show off crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship.Engineered to perfection, the 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks push all limits in Freestyle, Skills, Donuts and Racing competitions. The truck line up includes Grave Digger driven by Weston Anderson; Monster Mutt Dalmation driven by Lindsey Read; El Toro Loco driven by Armando Castro; Velociraptor driven by Travis Mowery; and 4 trucks/drivers to be announced. Find out more on the Monster Jam Facebook Events page.

Grand Rapids Cottage and Lakefront Living Show

Cottage and Lakefront Living Show
Photo courtesy of ShowSpan

Friday, March 24-Sunday, March 26, 2023 - DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Whether you own a cottage, are looking to purchase, or rent, or your primary home is on the water, this show is for you. Shop and compare designers, furnishings, lakefront builders and realtors, boats and docks, vacation services and financing, all in one place. Get more information on the Grand Rapids Cottage and Lakefront Living Show Facebook page.

REO Speedwagon

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 9 pm - Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, MI

Formed in 1967 and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has rocked to the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S., 40 million around the globe, and a string of worldwide hit singles. The group’s landmark album, “Hi Infidelity,” spent 15 weeks in the number one slot and went on to earn nine-times certified platinum sales. Get additional details on the REO Speedwagon - Four Winds New Buffalo Facebook Events page.

Grand Rapids Toy Show

Grand Rapids Toy Show
Photo: Grand Rapids Toy Show via Facebook

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - HSB, Inc., 5625 Burlingame Ave., SW, Wyoming, MI

Remember all of your old toys? It is always fun to go back and look back at your childhood. There will be over 230 tables of toy collectibles. How many of those toys did you have as a kid? It's a family fun event. There's something for everyone. Get more information on the Grand Rapids Toy Show Facebook Events page.

Grand Rapids Record & CD Show

Grand Rapids Record & CD Show
Photo: Grand Rapids Record/CD Show via Facebook

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - American Legion Neal E. Fonger Post 179, 2327 Wilson Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI

This is the first show of 2023, featuring the return of all your favorite vendors along with some new vendors as well selling new and vintage vinyl records including albums, 45's, CD's, posters, music memorabilia and much more. There is something for everyone's musical taste. Free Admission!. Get more information on the Grand Rapids Record & CD Show! Facebook Events page.

Spring Bluebird Festival

Spring Bluebird Festival
Photo: Michigan Bluebird Society

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - Prince Conference Center at Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI

After a three year hiatus the Michigan Bluebird Society is proud and pleased to announce the 2023 Spring Bluebird Festival. This is a day of fun and education with the focus on Eastern Bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds in the state of Michigan. This event is geared toward any individual, family or group who is interested in learning how to use nest boxes, feeders, plantings and land management to encourage nesting birds such as Bluebirds. Get more information on the Spring Bluebird Festival Facebook Events page.

Sugarbush Festival

Sugarbush Festival
Photo: Blandford Nature Center via Facebook

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Learn the maple sugaring process through Sugarbush demonstrations & techniques including a taste test in their Sugarhouse. Activities include wildlife encounters, petting zoo animals, maple cotton candy, games/crafts, and more. Additional details can be found on the Sugarbush Festival Facebook Events page.


Photo: Cedar Springs Brewing Company via Facebook

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - Cedar Springs Brewing Company, 95 N. Main, Cedar Springs, MI

Cedar Springs Brewing Company is proud to host the seventh annual, outdoor STARKBIERFEST! Raise a toast to the release of their seasonal BOCK Biers in the huge, 12,000 ft outdoor area and Bier Tent with live music, limited beer release, and #SAUSAGEPARTY. Rain or shine, this strong beer adventure is sure to be your spring break highlight. Get more information on the STARKBIERFEST! Facebook Events page.

REO Speedwagon

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 8 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI

REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums around the globe, and Kevin Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar), and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide in concert with hits and fan-favorites such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Roll With The Changes,” “Keep On Loving You,” “Take It On the Run,” and many, many more. More information is on the REO Speedwagon Facebook Events page.

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