March is Looking Good in West Michigan!


St. Patrick’s Day in Holland

  • Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the 4th annual St. Paddy’s Leprechaun Chase 5K, Saturday March 14th at Holland Civic Center Place. Participants are encouraged to dress for the occasion in green or their favorite Irish costume. 
  • Activities start at 8:30 am with a half-mile Wee Chase around the Civic Center for kids 8 and under. At 9:00 am the 5K begins at the Civic Center. This run winds through Downtown Holland and Windmill Island. Pre-registration is requested. Enjoy an Irish breakfast and a special menu for kids, along with an Irish coffee bar and beer options at Holland’s Leprechaun Brunch & Beer Garden. Purchase tickets for this event at the Holland Civic Center Place office.
  • The Holland St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 12:00 pm, Saturday, March 14th. The parade travels east down 8th Street from 8th Street Marketplace (150 W 8th St) to the corner of 8th Street and College Avenue, where celebrations continue at New Holland Brewing and the Curragh Irish Pub. Irish dancers, bagpipers, and kilt-wearers are just a few of the parade highlights! Families and individuals wearing green are invited to carry Irish flags in the parade!
  • Join the Holland Museum Spark!Lab to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by using your inventor skills to build your very own leprechaun trap, Saturday, March 14th, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm. Legend has it that if you can catch a leprechaun, it must grant you one wish, so come by and try your luck!

Real to Reel Film Festival: Saugatuck

  • Explore the Art Coast of Michigan in a new way during this annual festival featuring 3 venues, 65 films, outdoor adventures, live music, pop-up shopping, local food, craft brews, art exhibitions, artist talks and more.
  • Events March 18-28: Includes Film For Young Audiences, Film for Families, and Film Festival
  • The Real to Reel Film Festival at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts returns on March 27-28, 2020. Over 65 “Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck” films, directors and speakers, artists, live music, demos, parties, outdoor adventure and more in this year’s film festival.
  • On Friday, March 27 the weekend of fun begins with two exhibition openings and a pre-party. “Sonder”, works by Megan Alterie and “A Pursuit to Stay Wild”, photographs by Cam McLeod, will debut. The feature film, “By Hand”, will then make its Midwest debut in our theater, followed by a stellar after-party featuring The Mark Lavengood Band. 
  • Saturday, March 28 brings an entire day of film and fun, kicking off with two morning Mountainfilm screenings at The Women’s Club and The History Center, followed by an “Adventure Climb” up Mt. Baldhead. That leads into the 2 afternoon Mountainfilm screenings at the same venues, followed by a Director’s Conversation back at the SCA. Finally, the epic conclusion, “The Medley: A Classic Mountainfilm Mix” will screen in our theater. 
  • On March 21 “Film for Families” offers 90 minutes of film-fun all packed into one creative session. See a handful of awe-inspiring Mountainfilm shorts, listen to a story, try your hand at climbing, create a hands-on project (or two!) and meet animals from the John Ball Zoo up close and personal.
  • Special rates for lodging places like Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast, where you can get your third night’s stay for free

Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys Concert WSG

  • Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge in Concert Wednesday, March 25 – 2020 Basilica of St. Adalbert. The Choir performs a concert at the Basilica of St Adalbert, Grand Rapids, as part of our tour to the USA.
  • We will be performing alongside the Grand Rapids Choir of Men & Boys.
  • The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge will initiate the start of the Andrew Larson Memorial Concert Series to benefit the music and ministry of the Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys. 
  • The Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys, will collaborate with some of the world’s finest sacred artists, these special biennial programs will honor the life of Andy Larson, a former GRCMB head chorister who died in 2018, in a car accident at the age of 14.
  • This will be the Choir’s first visit to the USA since 2016.
  • It is getting close to Sold Out (less than 100 of the 700 seats left)…Have You Secured Your Tickets? Tickets and concert information are online at: Tickets will not be available at the door.

Maple Row Sugarhouse Annual Maple Festival

  • A Festival Celebrating Everything Great About Maple Syrup
  • Jones, Michigan
  • Two fun-packed family weekends are happening March 14 and 15 and March 21 and 22!  
  • Come eat our delicious pancakes with lots of pure Michigan maple syrup and stay for the sugarbush tour (Saturdays) and children’s activities. Plenty of family activities are planned so come for all the maple fun!  You will be delighted at all the maple foods that are just waiting for you at “Michigan’s Premier Maple Syrup Festival”!  
  • Watch maple syrup being made “live!” in the sugarhouse.  Free samples! 
  • Maple Row Sugarhouse prides itself by being a locally owned family business that supplies pure Michigan maple syrup to area grocery stores and restaurants. For more information about our maple festival including times and location, and to browse through the many maple products we offer, please see our festival website at  See you at the festival!