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10 Things To Do this Weekend: March 2nd-4th

This weekend we have beer, green eggs and ham, pretzels, reptiles, single people, hockey, running and walking, concerts and everything you need for the home and garden. Whew! That’s a lot of choices!!

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

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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.



DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 – 3:00 pm-9:00 pm

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 – 12:00 pm-9:30 pm

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – 10:00 am-9:00 pm

Sunday, March 4th, 2018 – 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Cost: Adults $10, Children 6-14 $4

West Michigan’s largest Home & Garden show is back for its 39th season! With 14 feature gardens, 5 free seminar stages and over 350 exhibitors featuring every product and service you’ll ever need, all under one roof.



Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 – 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Cost: $45 in advance, $50 at the event

After a week delay due to flooding, the 2018 Winter Beer Festival will feature more than 140 Michigan breweries and brewpubs. There will be samples from over 1000 different craft beers. Guests will also enjoy fine music from local bands, other entertainment, ice sculpture demonstrations, and fire pits to warm up by. A selection of tasty food will be available for purchase at the festival.



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

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 – 7:00 pm – The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – 7:00 pm – The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. the Milwaukee Admirals

Cost: Tickets start at $19

On Friday, it’s the Seventh Annual Purple Community Game presented by Van Andel Institute. There will be a Van Andel Institute purple jersey auction after the game. And because it’s a Friday night, there will be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs. On Saturday, it will be Star Wars Night presented by DTE Energy. There will also be a Huntington Bank post-game autograph session.



20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Cost: Tickets start at $30

Celebrating 50 years of Genesis! The Musical Box is the exclusive re-creation of Genesis — authorized by Peter Gabriel.



Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Woodland Mall, 3195 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Cost: Free

Celebrate Auntie Anne’s 30th Anniversary with a free gift for YOU! Enjoy (1) one FREE pretzel (Original or Cinnamon only) per person 10 am-2 pm! As an added bonus, Pretzel Party participants will get a buy-one-get-one free coupon to use through March 31, while supplies last.



Elks Lodge, The Highlands Golf Club, 2715 Leonard St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Cost: $5 per person, children 8 and under are free.

There will be a huge variety of reptiles, amphibians, inverts, mammals and much more at great prices! Don’t miss it! There will also be all the supplies you need. Come and check it out. Great door prizes and free stuff. Tons of free parking.



DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – 10:30 am

Cost: Tickets start at $5

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday like a zizzer-zazzer-zuzz! The Grand Rapids Symphony presents the classic story of Green Eggs and Ham in the style of a fun children’s operetta. Experience the Dr. Seuss classic that seamlessly incorporates familiar melodies from both classical and popular music, with a timeless parable about not judging others.



JW Marriott, 235 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – 5:30 pm

Cost: Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Come single, come as a couple, come as a group. Bid on a date package, bid on a silent auction item. Raise your paddle to help us raise money to support those in our community who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis!



20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $13

It’s the ultimate Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band. Southern Accents will showcase all of the classics from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.


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