Having trouble receiving FOX 17? Click here:

Smart Shopper: Give your wallet a break with these free kids events

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

At this point in the summer, you are probably exhausted when it comes to ways to entertain the family and your wallet probably is, too. There are lots of great free or discounted family-friendly events around West Michigan.

WGVU Kids Day at the Zoo : It's Be My Neighbor Day with Daniel Tiger this Thursday, Aug. 2 from 9a.m. to 4p.m. at John Ball Park. There will be characters, booths, giveaways, games and more! Plus, at a discounted rate of just $4 per person, your family can get entrance into the zoo.

Downtown Holland Street Performer Series : Gracie the Clown is just one of the many forms of entertainment on 8th Street in Holland on Aug. 2. From 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. those who visit Holland enjoy free performances throughout the summer. What else will you find? Magician, musicians, caricaturist, dancers, henna tattoos and more!

Free Kids Flick: The Cat in the Hat, Celebration Cinema at Woodland Mall :From Friday Aug. 3 thru Aug. 9, kids 12 and under can enjoy the 2003 movie 'The Cat in the Hat' starring Mike Myers. Those over the age of 12 are just $5.

Family Night at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum : Every Thursday night from 5p.m. to 8p.m. each person is only $1.75.

2nd Annual Movie Night at the Ballpark : Bring your friends, family members, blankets, and lawn chairs to the home of the Kalamazoo Growlers, Homer Stryker Field, this Friday night, Aug. 3, for a movie out on the field! The first 150 people get a popcorn bucket, good for unlimited popcorn, too. Gates open at 7p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30p.m.

Catch Air : Extremely affordable fun that is great for ages 10 and under, any day of the week. Inflatables, slides, a huge jungle gym and more! Children 2 and under are just $8 and those 3 to 10 years-old are only $11. Up to two adults are free! Don't forget to wear your socks and that means everyone, please.


Rockford Sidewalk Sales : Aug. 2 thru Aug. 4 you will find all sorts of fun sales throughout Rockford.

Al & Bob's Summer Sidewalk Sale, 510 68th St., Grand Rapids : Aug. 2 thru Aug. 6 this outdoor sports shop will have rock bottom prices.

Vintage in the Zoo : Sunday, Aug. 5 from 11a.m. to 4p.m. explore vintage shopping in an outdoor setting with more than 30 vendors, food trucks, music and more at the Kalamazoo Bank Street Farmers Market, 1204 Bank Street.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.