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Family Friendly Events

March, 2023

The lakeshore communities of West Michigan do a fantastic job of hosting events and activities that include the whole family. There’s so much happening that is geared specifically toward kids and families as a whole, and that’s part of what makes being here so amazing!

Every season in West Michigan has it’s unique, fun things to do for kids of all ages- from babies up to the “young at heart”. Indoors or outdoors, no matter the time of year, there’s always something great going on along the lakeshore for families to experience together!

In addition to the following list, check out all the special events and programs provided by Sandcastles Children’s Museum and the Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Libraries.

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Here's a list of family friendly events happening in March:

Fridays from February 24th-April 7th, 2023

Lenten Fish Frys in Weare Township
Dine-in or takeout Fish fry’s at St. Joseph Parish Hall- 2349 W. Jackson Rd., Weare Township. Cost is $13 and includes choice of fried or baked fish, vegetable, potatoes, cole slaw, dinner roll, and choice of dessert. For more information, call (231) 873-5776.

Fridays from February 25th-March 17th, 2023
4:30-6:30pm (or until sold out)

Ludington Area Catholic School Lenten Fish Frys
Cost is $15 for Adults which includes choice of Perch (8oz), Shrimp (8 pc), Combo (4oz perch/4 shrimp), or Salmon; along with vegetable, choice of baked potato or french fries, Indian Summer applesauce, cole slaw, dinner roll, and choice of dessert. Kids meals are $9 and include Perch (4oz), Shrimp (4 pc), Combo (4oz perch/2 shrimp), Salmon, or Mac n cheese; all with the same sides. Dine in or take-out available. Ludington Area Catholic School- 700 Bryant Rd., Ludington.

Thursday, March 9th, 2023

West Shore Family Support Diapers & Donuts
Complimentary donuts, diapers, and wipes. Free and open to the public. Crossroads Church- 1463 E. US-10, Scottville.

Friday, March 10th-Sunday, March 12th; 2023

Hart Middle School Drama Club Presents “Haphazardly Ever After”
Performances are on Friday and Saturday at 7pm, and on Sunday at 2pm. 

Saturday, March 18th, 2023

Family AfFair
Annual free event where over 60 area businesses and community agencies provide resources, information, and fun surprises to local families. This year’s theme is “Under Construction – Building Strong Families”. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Mason County Central School- 300 W. Broadway St., Scottville.

Saturday, March 18th, 2023

Muskegon St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The annual parade runs down Western Avenue from 6th Street to 2nd Street in downtown Muskegon.

Saturday 18th, 2023

Polar Plunge Fundraiser
Annual fundraiser for Area 24 Special Olympics held at Little River Casino Resort- 2700 Orchard Hwy, Manistee. Registration begins at 11am with the plunge at 1pm. To get involved, visit

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