Upcoming Family Friendly Events

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The lakeshore communities of West Michigan do a fantastic job of hosting events and activities that include the whole family. There's so much happening that is geared specifically toward kids and families as a whole, and that's part of what makes being here so amazing!

Every season in West Michigan has it's unique, fun things to do for kids of all ages- from babies up to the "young at heart". Indoors or outdoors, no matter the time of year, there's always something great going on along the lakeshore for families to experience together!

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In addition to the following list, check out all the special events and programs provided by Sandcastles Children's Museum and the Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Libraries!

Here's a list of family friendly events happening in September and October. Also check out our stories about other Halloween and Fall Events that take place in West Michigan this time of year.


Weekends September 5th-20th

Sunflower Harvest at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo- 4180 W. M-20; Stony Lake Rd. in New Era. Explore fields of brilliant sunflowers during the Sunflower Harvest. Take a sunflower home with you! U-pick bouquets and vases will also be available for purchase. For more information, visit visitlewisfarms.com.

Wednesday, September 16th, 5-6:30pm

Pere Marquette Early Childhood Center Preschool Enrollment for 3 and 4 year old Tuition and Great Start Readiness Programs. Located at 1115 S. Madison St. in Ludington, enrollment will be held on the playground. Snack provided. Bring your child’s birth certificate. RSVP by calling (231) 845-3850.

Sunday, September 20th, 1-4pm

Blessing of the Animals, Farm Olympics, & Silent Auction at Circle Rocking "S" Children's Farm- 5487 Tuttle Rd. in Free Soil.

Saturday, September 26th-Sunday, September 27th

Princess & Superhero Weekend at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo. Visit with costumed characters as you explore the farm. Visit visitlewisfarms.com for more information.


Saturday, October 3rd, 10am-2pm

West Michigan Old Engine Club Antique Tractor Pull at Scottville Riverside Park- 700 S. Scottville Rd.

Saturday, October 10th, 10am-4pm

West Michigan Old Engine Club Tractor Pull at Scottville Riverside Park- 700 S. Scottville Rd. Dead Boat- 10am-1pm, Transfer Sled- 1-4pm.

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More Family Fun...

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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

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Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.

Last Updated: 09-27-2020 05:24 PM ID: 1735