Fun Guide to Maranda’s Weekend Jan 21-23

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — It’s the weekend and that means it’s time to get the family together and have some family fun. Whether you’re looking for the best ways to enjoy the snowy weather or the best ways to have fun indoors, Maranda has you covered with its comprehensive list of Weekend Family Fun. If you are looking for wonderful ideas, check them out below:

Harlem Globetrotters at the Van Andel Arena

Swoosh! The Harlem Globetrotters are heading to the Van Andel Arena this Sunday for their Spread Game Tour. This game is bound to be a slam dunk. Enjoy all kinds of interactive basketball games. See crazy tricks and jumps as you cheer on your favorite Globetrotter. There’s still time to get tickets, so be sure to check it out now and have some all-court family fun this weekend.

World of winter instillations

Grand Rapids World of Winter is offering all kinds of family fun until March 6. Families can enjoy the ice park, music, games, food and above all all the wonderful art installations spread throughout the city. You can check out some of Maranda’s favorites including the Light Maze, Bunnies of Intrude and more. Check out a map on the World of Winter website and see all the artwork lighting up this year.

Art installations and games in downtown Grand Rapids for World of Winter on Jan. 8, 2022. (Michael Buck/WOOD TV8)

Echo Valley

Check out Kalamazoo’s premier winter sports park, Echo Valley this weekend for family fun in the snow. Echo Valley plans to open this weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy all kinds of sleds and tubes with the whole family. To warm up, head to the lodge for food, snacks and a fire roast.

Tobogganing, Skiing, Snowboarding

The snow is here and that makes this weekend perfect for skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowshoeing and more. Western Michigan has plenty of great places for families to enjoy those outdoor winter activities and we’ve compiled a list of places to visit during those snowy months. Check out our ultimate guide to winter fun.

Enter to win the ultimate family winter getaway

This weekend is your last weekend to sign up for the Ultimate Winter Family Getaway. If you’re looking to make a family winter getaway this season, check out this awesome contest from our friends at crystal mountain. Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice skating, horse-drawn carriage rides and more! We’re giving your family the chance to win a winter getaway to Crystal Mountain Michigan. You can win: one night stay at Crystal Mountain ski resort, lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals, $500 activity voucher to explore Crystal Mountain winter activities.

Ice skating at the Van Andel Arena

One of the favorite holiday and winter traditions for many people in West Michigan is to skate through Rosa Park Circle. Although not an option this winter, the Van Andel Arena has stepped in to help carry on the tradition. With limited availability, skate times fill up completely within minutes, but we have been advised that there is small availability for walk-in skate times. IF you’re still looking for the chance to skate around Van Andel Arena, drop by and try your hand at one of their limited walk times!


Family film: Clifford the big red dog

Head to any West Michigan Celebration Theater through January 27 to enjoy their Flicks Family Films series which now features Clifford the Big Red Dog. Children 12 and under can enter for free and all others are only $5. Enjoy this family movie and delicious popcorn.

Fulton Street Farmers Market

Enjoy the second season of Fulton Farmers Market this weekend. Get fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, herbs, and other farm-fresh produce. Bring the whole family and enjoy all the delicious food, treats and other products from various local vendors. It’s the perfect way to enjoy your Winter Saturday in the city.

Free family activities UICA

Explore the UICA galleries through a treasure hunt with the whole family. try your hand at some activities, including weaving on the loom. Activities are designed for all ages and it’s a great way to bring the family together and explore the different collections and exhibits.

GRAM Drop-In Studio: colorful woven bowls

Head to the Grand Rapids Museum of Art this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. to enjoy their Colorful studio class, Woven Bowls. Using a paper base as a guide, participants will weave colorful fibers and decorative beads to create a unique miniature bowl in which to store your treasures and trinkets to enjoy for years to come.

Tarry Hall Princess Skate

Check out Terry Hall Roller Rink this Saturday for their Princess Skate. Skaters can have their picture taken with tons of different princesses, including Snow White, Jasmine, Belle, Anna, Elsa and more. Children and families are encouraged to dress up and match the theme. In addition to skating, enjoy games and photo ops.

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