It is Easter Weekend, so there are a lot of activities like Easter Egg Hunts, Church Services and Easter Brunch. It’s Bunnies to Butterflies, Bikes, Basketball and Hockey, Trains, Taxes, and Home Renovations.

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

Click on the event title for additional information.


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    Butterflies Are Blooming

    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Runs through Monday, April 30th, 2018 - During Regular Hours

    Cost: Included with regular admission

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

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    Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The San Jose Barracuda

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, March 30th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $19

    On Friday, It will be '90s Night presented by Spectrum Health Stroke Awareness. There will also be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs!

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    Dirty 30 Gravel Bicycle Race

    Ionia County, 39 Irv Taylor Ave, Saranac, MI

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018 - Race starts at 9:00 am

    Cost: $65 for the 30 mile race, $50 for the 15 mile race

    The Dirty Thirty gravel bike race course consists of almost 90% gravel roads, the largest percentage of gravel compared to other gravel grinder bike races in West Michigan. The first half of the course heads east into the open farm country, offering a combination of gently rolling hills and pancake flat gravel roads.  The second half of the course brings you west into a hillier and more forested section of the course.

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    Easter Weekend

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018 & Sunday, April 1st, 2018

    Various Activities and Locations

    Cost: Varies by Activity

    There are several Easter Egg Hunts scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday. Many churches will have special services on Sunday. And you can follow that with brunch at one of the area restaurants that are serving up an Easter Brunch. Here is a list of Easter Egg Hunts and also a list for the restaurants featuring an Easter Brunch on Sunday.

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    Spring Break at the Grand Rapids Public Museum!

    Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018 through Sunday, April 8th, 2018 - Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost: Kent County Residents Adults $5, Seniors & Students $3, Children Free.

    Non-members Adults $8, Seniors $7, Students & Children $3. Some exhibits require additional cost

    Spend Spring Break at the Grand Rapids Public Museum for a special visit to Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids and additional hands-on activities! Enjoy free hands-on activities in the Museum’s main floor Galleria. Activities will take place Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 8. (The Museum is closed Sunday, April 1.) Activities include make and take your own mythical creature puppet or Chinese dragon, play BIG games and Keva Planks! Visitors can explore the Earth’s most amazing creatures at current traveling exhibits, Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids! Experience the Chaffee Planetarium with additional show times daily.

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    Rookie Renovators: Window & Door Installation Class

    Home Repair Services of Kent County, 1100 Division Ave. S, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018 - 10:00 am-12:00 Noon

    Cost: Free

    Window & Door Installation can seem intimidating, but it can be a breeze! It’s a FREE Window & Door Installation Class. You'll learn hands-on skills to help you tackle your next window or door project. This class is open to the public. No registration is needed.

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    Grand Valley State University Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

    Seidman College of Business, 50 Front Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program assists low-income community members to complete their income tax returns, as a free service open to the public. Last year, volunteers assisted over 140 individuals in filing their tax returns!

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    Train Show Hosted by Grand Rapids MRHS

    4 Mile Showplace, 1025 4 Mile Rd., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018 - 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Cost: $5.00

    The Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society has found a new home for their train show. This is the railroad club that used host the early October train show at the old Holland Civic Center. This train show will be located at the 4 Mile Showplace (old Duthler Family Foods building) on 4 Mile Rd. They have their layout setup, so check out their running trains while checking out the new show!

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    Final Four Watch Parties

    Various Locations

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018 - 6:00 pm

    Public · Hosted by U of M Club of Grand Rapids

    Cost: Varies by location

    We are down to the Final Four! In the first game, that starts at 6:09 pm, it will be #3 University of Michigan against #11 Loyola. The game that starts at 8:49 pm will be #1 Kansas vs. #1 Villanova. Many bars and restaurants will be having parties to watch the games. There will be several private parties as well. Check with your favorite establishment or friends to see what they have planned.

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    April Fools Day

    Sunday, April 1st, 2018

    It’s April Fools Day on Sunday. Start planning those practical jokes now to pull on your family and friends this weekend.

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