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14.3. Kids & Family Expo

January 15, 2014

Its is January, I am tired of the cold weather, snow, and yes I do have cabin fever, and this Expo has been designed to encourage families to come play, celebrate, get active, explore, build, learn, and discover. Their media release states: Families Matter and this Expo will encourage family bonding time along with some moving and creative mind activities. Moving Matters and this Expo will encourage physical activity, empowering children and families to lead better lives. Minds Matter and Creative Play Matters, bringing basic family bonding activities full circle.

Some of the featured areas include:

Kids Building Workshops presented by The Home Depot
Storybook time with KDLville (Kent District Library)
Art Wall Zone presented by Goddard Schools
Face Painting Fun presented by Bethany Christian Services
Balloon Twisting Fever presented by Apple Tree Christian Learning Centers
Coloring Zone presented by Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel
Wall of Gratitude presented by The Mental Health Foundation.
Free Chocolate Milk provided by United Dairy Industry of Michigan; along with “milk mustache” photos
Green Thumb Zone presented by K12
Kids Movie School “A Theatre company for Kids” presented by Children’s Creations Theater
Self Defense – Presented by Flees ATA Martial Arts
Along with a zipline, and a number of featured areas, families can expect to see and feel the love of a community engaged. “What we promote, teach and encourage in a fun environment can only secure the future of the community in which we live LIFE to the fullest. We need strong family fun, creative solutions, support and awareness and community engagement,” says Ben Dixon, show manager of Kids & Family Expo.

The Kids & Family Expo is scheduled from 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014. For more details, visit Parking is conveniently located underneath DeVos Place off its Michigan Street entrance. Additionally, there is parking directly across the street.

Attendees can also sign up for a number of give-aways at the door and throughout the Expo, including a Family Fun time with Michigan Adventures. For more information, including a schedule of events and additional information about exhibitors and parking, go to or visit us on Facebook at

Our mission:

Get Active, Get Smart, and Have Fun! To create family bonding time. Encourage families to come play, celebrate, get active, explore, build, learn, and discover what West Michigan businesses have to offer. Families matter, moving matters, minds matter and creative play matters; bringing basic family bonding activities full circle.
Dates & Times
Saturday, January 18, 2014
10am – 6pm

Location: DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Admission: Adults: $6.00, Children (3-15): $2.00, 2 & Under: Free

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