Holland Events: April Part 1

running in Holland, Mi

It is officially spring which means flowers blooming, warmer weather, and more activities for you and your family to enjoy together. We have put together a two part list of events that are happening in west Michigan that your kids are sure to love!


High School Visual Arts Competition (Holland Area Arts Council)

150 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423

March 9- April 29

Each spring the Holland Area Arts Council hosts the Annual High School visual arts competition. Thirteen local high schools are invited to participate in this competition where each schools arts teacher is allowed to submit 15 works from their students. The hope is to instill the fun of competition, joy, and challenge that art brings to our lives.

They choose a juror that will choose the pieces they like best to display in the exhibit so if you love art and want to support local students in their dreams of becoming artist you will love this event. This is a free event to attend where you will be able to enjoy light snacks and refreshments while you enjoy the art made by these talented high school students.

Visit the website below for more information regarding this event

Visual Arts Competition


Dog’s Birthday Party (Decadent Dogs)

206 S. River Ave., Holland, MI 49423

Second Saturday of every month

Do you love your dog? If so this is the perfect (free) way to show your appreciation! On the second Saturday of every month the most adorable pet store downtown Holland welcomes you to bring your dog in on their birthday month. Each dog will get a photo with a birthday hat and bandana and receive a free treat! While you’re there make sure to browse their unique dogs toys, apparel, products, and treats. If you sign up for their rewards program you will receive a postcard good for $5 off the month of your beloved dog’s birthday.

Check out their website below for more information on products.

Dog’s Birthday Party


Run of the Mill 5k (1 Lincoln Ave Holland, MI US 49423)

April 15, 2017 from 9:30-12:00

 This annual 5k is a great way for you and your family to enjoy the beauty of Windmill Island all while getting some good exercise! This course will take you around the island, out to Window on the waterfront and back to the island. Not much of a runner but still want to enjoy the beauty of the island? No problem! Sign up for their 1 mile walk at 10:00. Each runner/walker will get to enjoy a cookie that is made from flour ground at the mill and if you stick around long enough you will get to participate in opening day for Windmill Island.

Check out the website below for registration information

Run of the Mill 5k Registration

Stay tuned for part II!

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