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The West Michigan Tourist Association's got a list of fun, family-friendly events in the near future

Posted at 9:06 AM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 09:06:40-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If you are looking for some fun ways to enjoy everything West Michigan has to offer, there are a handful of events coming up.

Courtney Sheffer, with the West Michigan Tourist Association, joined us live to tell us about them.

Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids is a place to explore some trails and visit a working farm, but next week they will offer a few promotional events.

First, they will host a fall nature discovery program about bugs, then "Date Night in the Meadow," along with a building workshop for a life-sized fort.

Binder Park Zoo recently welcomed two new marabou storks, making them one of only 12 zoos in the world to house them.

It was the first time in 21 years that this particular kind of stork laid eggs, and while they will not be on exhibit just yet, you can see them in real time through the live ZooCam.

The zoo is open daily through October 31st.

The Unity Christian Music Festival in Muskegon will be shown again at a drive-in movie event on September 18th and 19th.

It will be a special performance that was recorded live in Nashville, shown at Country Dairy in New Era.

All you will have to do is purchase your tickets ahead of time, then tune an FM radio in your car to listen in to the event.

The Star of Saugatuck is offering boat tours that allow you to take in the first days of fall from the water.

They are also offering "Wine on the Water" boat cruises on September 19th and October 17th, where you will be able to try different wines on a 90-minute cruise.