Top 5 things to do this weekend

It's going to be a great weekend, May 17-19 — both because of the weather forecast and for all the fun things to do.
Mark Brooky
May 16, 2013

 

The kites will be flying at the beach all weekend, the Central Park Players stage their last production of the season and the local museum is hosting its annual historical home tour.

(1) Great Lakes Kite Festival — Friday through Sunday at Grand Haven State Park, 1001 S. Harbor Ave. Enjoy a day at the beach as the sky is filled with colorful kites in many shapes and sizes. World-famous stunt kite fliers will perform to music. There's way to much going on to list here, so visit mackite.com for the complete weekend schedule.

(2) "On Golden Pond" — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Lakeshore Middle School, 900 Cutler St., Grand Haven. Tickets for this Central Park Players production are $10. Performances are also at 7:30 p.m. May 24-25.

(3) Historical Home Tour — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets ($10) are available at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. Tour historical homes on Second Street and Lake Avenue in Grand Haven. You can buy a tour map for $1 to walk the route, but it doesn't give you access to the homes.

(4) Lamont Spring Festival — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday centered at Lamont Church, 14000 48th St. This festival includes a car show, tractor show, chicken barbecue, music, children’s activities, bike parade at 1 p.m., arts and crafts sale, bean bag toss tournament and a historical home tour. For details, CLICK HERE.

Not far away is the Coopersville Community Expo at Coopersville Middle School, 198 East St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

(5) Free Concert Sunday — David Bailey will be playing classic jazz from 2-3 p.m. at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. in Grand Haven. The Patchwork Band will be playing bluegrass from 3-4 p.m. by the fireplace at Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St.

By the way, down the street from the Spring Lake library, Honor By August will be in concert in the courtyard of Seven Steps Up Banquet Hall, 116 S. Jackson St. It's not free, as it's a benefit for The Little Red House adult day/respite care, and tickets (starting at $10) can be bought at the banquet hall. The benefit includes a pig roast, ice cream and popcorn. For details, CLICK HERE.

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