RedRock Grille Bourbon Dinner, March 28, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

It’s time for an authentic taste of Kentucky Tradition right here in West Michigan. The RedRock Grille in Holland is hosting a Maker’s Mark Bourbon Dinner on Thursday, March 28th. If you love bourbon, or are even curious about bourbon, this dinner is for you!  This is a full-flavored bourbon made from soft winter wheat and never harsh or bitter. Enjoy 5 pours of some of Maker’s Mark’s finest offerings, paired with 5 perfectly-paired courses from the creative RedRock chefs that highlight the magic that can happen when it all comes together with great Kentucky style.  Call RedRock Grille for reservations and pricing. 

Blandford Nature Center - Sugarbush Festival; March 23, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

For 57 years Blandford Nature Center has been celebrating the sweet arrival of Spring in their Sugarbush stand.  This annual marvel of spring is truly an awesome wonder -  when metal taps are inserted into Sugar Maples and the sap is collected in buckets beneath. Then it’s hours and hours of outdoor simmering to reduce the water in the sap to the ooey, gooey goodness that we all enjoy on our breakfast pancakes. Learn about this whole process with demonstrations, and techniques and tasting in their Sugarhouse. In addition, there will be maple cotton candy, games, crafts, singing, a puppet show and especially popular are the wildlife encounters at 11 and noon.

Discover Kalamazoo; Bell’s Brewing Oberon Day. March 25, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

In Michigan there are so many days to celebrate!  And this special day has been going on for 31 years! - one that aficionado’s eagerly await each and every year.  And it’s finally here - March 25 is Oberon Day at Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo! Celebrated as sunshine in a glass, this ever-popular wheat ale embodies all things summer, and its annual release is recognized by Michiganders across the state as a bellringer for spring.  So be sure to Discover all the wonderful things to do in Kalamazoo and maybe even check out the special Oberon hotel packages featured on the Discover Kalamazoo website and then join the free festivities form 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe.