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Fun Runs, Amazing Crafts, and BEARS Highlight Our Weekend Top 10 – May 27-28

There’s always so much to do around West Michigan that sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you want to do with your weekend. That’s where the Weekend Top 10 comes in handy.

Check out the top ten events happening around West Michigan for the weekend of May 27-28!

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Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run

Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Riverside Park



Price: $24 per child until through 11:59 p.m. May 26, $29 on event day.

Not only is this the first nation-wide obstacle run created solely for children- the course is also one that your kids will never forget.


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Rob Sparks/TSM


Made In Michigan Pop-Up Marketplace

Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Downtown Market



Price: FREE

Shop for all things made in Michigan from dozens of Michigan-based vendors and then pop inside for some food at the Downtown Market.


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Diagnosis: FUN!

Runs Through August 28 at the GR Children’s Museum



Price: FREE (with museum entry)

Kids can explore the health sciences in a realistic operating room, a doctor’s office, MRI machine, and more.


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Townsquare Media


HopCat Extra Time 5K

Saturday, May 27, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at HopCat



Price: $38

This is a totally legit 5K course, plus you get an awesome shirt, a finisher’s glass, and a super fun after party.


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Bear Experience

All Season Long at the John Ball Zoo



Price: $50 per person.

Get inside the bear exhibit where you’ll be able to feed the bears, help with their enrichment, and talk to the zookeeper about what it’s like to care for bears.


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Glow Night at the Adventure Park

Saturday, May 27 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Treetop Adventure Park



Price: $29 per person

Enjoy the Adventure Park at night as they light up the course with LED lights, black lights, glow bracelets, music and more.


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Courtesy of the Grand Lady Riverboat


Picnic Cruise

Sunday, May 28 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on the Grand Lady Riverboat



Price: $15 per adult. (Kids free with adult ticket purchase.)

Bring your lunch and enjoy a cruise along the Grand River where you’ll learn about steam boat and Grand River history, and the kids will even get to steer the big wheel in the pilothouse.


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Fruitport Old Fashioned Days

May 27 & 28 at Pomona Park



Price: unknown

Fun for the whole family with fireworks, a carnival, community picnic, parade, Lions Ox Roast, a 5K Run, the Community Marketplace and Garage Sale, live entertainment and more.


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Michigan’s Adventure Tribute to the Armed Forces

Sunday, May 28 all day at Michigan’s Adventure



Price: FREE for Armed Forces members. (Military personnel may also purchase up to 6 tickets for family members for only $26 per ticket.)

Michigan’s Adventure pays tribute to the brave men and women of the Armed Forces (and their families) for their military service.


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Lost Boat Ceremony

Sunday, May 28, 11 a.m. at the USS Silversides Museum



Price: FREE

The ceremony is both a solemn and joyful celebration designed to honor the loss of 52 U.S. submarines and 3600 submariners during World War II.


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