Guide to Weekend Fun 9-23-9-25 |

Art Prize 2022

Art Prize 2022 continues with so many cool exhibits and artwork to see. There are 750 performers with displays of all proportions and colors in the city of Grand Rapids. There are many interactive exhibits and workshops throughout the day. Best of all, it’s free! You can find more information here.

Confluence 2022

Confluence Fest 2022 is a festival that explores art, musicology and technology. From the 23rd to the 24th there will be live music, scientists and artists at the festival. There are several events for kids to come out and participate in and best of all, the party is free. Discover activities such as robotics, e-sports and DIY projects. More information about the party can be found here.

Rockford Harvest Festival September 23-25

The Rockford Harvest festival takes place this weekend. Enjoy fun family activities such as a Kids tractor pull, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more. You can find more information about Harvest Festival here.

Michigan Apple Festival in Sparta

The Michigan Apple Fest takes place this weekend in Sparta. There are plenty of fun events for the family to come out and enjoy, such as kids’ tractor rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, and bouncy castles on Fridays. Saturday is packed with events, including an apple peeling contest, an apple pie eating contest for kids, and more. You can view the events for each day here.

John Ball Zoo Gem Company

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend, check out the John Ball Zoo Gem Company. In their brand new lock you can pan for your own special gems. There are 3 different gem bags you can choose from. You can find more information here.

Birds and Bagels September 24th

Enjoy an early morning of birdlife, bagels and coffee at the Blandford Nature Center. You get a tour of all the birds that live there and develop skills to identify their calls. Younger children are welcome but need an adult supervised. For more information and admission prices click on here.

Future Innovators Zone- Confluence 2022

Taking place on September 24, the Future Innovators Zone is a place where children of all ages can discover fun and advanced technology such as robotics, drones and rockets. This event is part of Confluence 2022. Middle and high school students will show off and demonstrate their creations. There are also activities of Consumers Energy, Van Andel Institute and Frederick Meijer Gardens. You can learn more about the Future Innovators Zone here.

Social Justice Begins With Me – Grand Rapids Public Library September 24

Social Justice Begins with me is a children’s book club of the Grand Rapids Public Library. Each month, the book clubs cover a different social justice theme. There are 2 groups, one for children from 4 to 8 years and a group for children from 9 to 11 years. All children will enjoy a snack and a themed craft activity. More information about the book club can be found here.

Cadillac Fall Festival September 23-24

The Cadillac Fall Festival takes place this weekend at the Gilmore Car Museum. You can see some of Cadillac’s earliest models, as well as models from the 1950s and 1960s. Admission to the festival also includes access to the museum. You can learn more about the festival here.

Chair camp: fun with furniture – September 24th

The Grand Rapids Public Museum has their latest program in their Chair Camp series. The event will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program is aimed at families and encourages participants to look at different furniture designs and do activities around them. Admission is free and you can find out more about the event here.

Drop-In Studio: Embossing on Painted Paper – September 24th

Stop by the Grand Rapids Art Museum and explore the process of embossing on paper. You may have the chance to make your own embossed stamping paper and use watercolors to add color to your design. You can find out more about the drop in studio here.

Ludema’s Autumn Festival – September 24

Ludema’s annual fall festival takes place on September 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy patio potting, children’s crafts, fall plants, snacks and many other fun events. You can learn more about this free family event here.

All Star Stunt Dogs Gull Meadow Farms September 24 & 25

The American Stunt Dogs head to Gull Meadow Farms this weekend on September 24 and 25. This show is for all ages and spectators can enjoy handstands, backflips, big air stunts and much more. More information about the Stunt Dogs can be found at Gull Meadow Farms here.

King’s Day September 24th

Celebrate the Monarch Butterflies at the John Ball Zoo before they head south to Mexico. You can learn about their amazing migration and other fun facts. The Monarchs are released every half hour on Saturday from 1am to 3pm. The releases are free and you can find more information here.

The Scientist’s Secret: Puzzle Game on the Trails Kick-off Event September 24

Do you enjoy being outdoors and solving logic puzzles? Scientist’s Secret: Puzzle Game is the activity for you as it combines part scavenger hunt and escape room. This event is outdoors and involves following clues, solving puzzles, and collecting stamps to complete your mission. Tag your family and friends and enjoy this fun and free event this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. You can find more information here.

Family Fun Fest Holland September 24

The Family Funfest will take place this weekend in the Netherlands on September 24the. This family event consists of a semi truck show, a motorcycle show and a car show. You can explore all the fun cars and trucks you can see and find more information here.

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