High-flying fun in West Michigan this weekend

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) See what’s happening for families in West Michigan this weekend as Maranda reveals her top five events!

Tooth Time, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Thursday, Feb. 6, 5 – 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Learn about dental hygiene with fun games and hands-on activities. Win cool prizes on the Wheel of Dental Knowledge. Free admission on Thursday, February 6 from 5 – 8 p.m. thanks to the West Michigan District Dental Society!


Michigan International Auto Show at DeVos Place

Thursday, Feb. 6 – Sunday, Feb. 9


Check out hundreds of new vehicles, the Million Dollar Motorway, historic cars and the cars of the future, plus a racing simulator and Gizmo the Robot! Adults are $10, children ages 6-14 are $4, and kids 5 and under are free.


Rockford Ice Festival, downtown Rockford

Friday, Feb. 7, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The 5th annual Rockford Ice Festival kicks off this year with an opening ceremony, live demonstration, and lit sculptures on Friday night! On Saturday, check out a snowman building contest, chili cook-off, Sweetheart Splash, and outdoor mini golf.


Stories and Sweets at Outdoor Discovery Center, Holland

Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 – 11:30 a.m.


Hear a nature-themed story, then enjoy a snack and hot chocolate before exploring Founders Hall or taking a hike on the nature preserve. $2 per person, free for members. Registration appreciated.


Reed’s Lake Ice Fly at Rose’s in East Grand Rapids

Saturday, Feb. 8, Noon – 3 p.m.


Watch kitefliers on snowboards boost into the sky above frozen Reed’s Lake! Free hot dogs and hot chocolate on the deck at Rose’s restaurant. Kites available for kids to try a little winter kite flying of their own! Free admission.

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