CJ DeVries from GRNow.com shares her top five weekend events.
1. BELLE’S BALL: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST HOSTED BY DADDY DAUGHTER TIME
Sunday, March 19 @ 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Beauty and the Beast is hitting the big screen at Celebration Cinema and Esa’sCloset.com and Daddy Daughter Time has an opening weekend event for you and your daughters.
Before our matinee on Sunday afternoon, March 19, we’ll throw a pre-movie party complete with a Princess Belle character and much more.
Each ticket comes with pop and popcorn. Plus, a portion of each ticket price goes to support Daddy Daughter Time. Special thanks to Townsquare Media and Celebration Cinema for their partnership!
More information: grnow.com/event/bellesball
2. ULTIMATE SPORT SHOW – GRAND RAPIDS AT DEVOS PLACE
Thursday, March 16 @ 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. | $10.00
Michigan’s finest tradition for the avid fisherman, hunter, camper or outdoor loving family. Over 350 exhibitors with the latest outdoor gear, travel information and fishing boats.
The features are famous: World Class Taxidermy, Antique Lures, Trout Pond, Hawg Trough, Woodcarvers, Fishing Simulator, Rock Wall, Fly Casting Instruction and “Lake Ultimate,” the 110,000 gallon indoor lake. Michigan Sportsmen never miss it!
More information: grnow.com/event/ultimatesportshow
3. IRISH ON IONIA 2017
Saturday, March 18 @ 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrating its seventh year, Irish on Ionia is bigger and better than ever! The festival on Ionia Street in Downtown Grand Rapids will stretch from Oakes to Fulton & Weston to Commerce.
Tickets are on sale now.
Very Irish person/VIP ticket
- Fast pass VIP lanyard - allows re-entry all day
- Irish on Ionia t-shirt
- 22oz Irish on Ionia beer mug / 22oz beers for the price of 12oz all day
- O’Malley drinking gloves
*$1 from every VIP ticket sold will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids, benefiting camp O'Malley.
More information: grnow.com/event/irishonionia
4. 47TH ANNUAL SUGARBUSH FESTIVAL
Saturday, March 18 @ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the sweet arrival of spring with this year’s festival theme: “The Best of Sugarbush!” 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!
More information: grnow.com/event/sugarbushfestival
5. Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Sunday, March 19 @ 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The BOB – H.O.M.E
You’ve seen the heart-pounding adventures and glory-stealing moments unfold on shows like The Amazing Race, Expedition Impossible and Minute To Win It. The Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge is just like that! Only different. Well, let’s be honest . . . REALLY different. But that’s what makes this event so SERIOUSLY FUNNY!
This family fun-filled challenge will involve teams* (of two or four) racing across the downtown areas of Grand Rapids to engage in fun and exciting timed challenges requiring fast thinking, fast acting, and reckless abandon.
More information: grnow.com/event/seriouslyfunny
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