Updated: Apr 3
Maple sugaring, ski resort events, spring break and more! Browse the top things to do with kids in Northwest Michigan this March!
Maple sugaring events are a great way to have fun with kids! Children can learn about the maple syrup production process and see how syrup is made from tapping maple trees. Plus, tasting fresh maple syrup is a sweet treat that kids are sure to love.
Maple Sugaring 101 by Grass River Natural Area (Online Event) (Wednesday, March 1 from 12-1pm)
Maple Sugaring Days at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore (Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 from 10am-3pm)
Tapping Maple Trees at Grass River Natural Area (Saturday, March 11 from 11am-12:30pm)
Tap Talk at Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery (Saturday, March 11 from 3-5pm)
Maple Day MapleFEST at Grass River Natural Area (Saturday, March 18 from 12pm-3pm)
BrixStone Farms Open House (Saturday, March 18 from 11am-4pm)
Maple Open House at Southwell Sugar Shack (Saturday, March 25 from 10am-4pm)
Maple Syrup Open House at The Maple House (Saturday, March 25 from 11am-3pm)
Maple Syrup Experience Experience at COGNiTiON (Saturdays from 11am-3pm March 25-April 29)
Spring on the Mountains
March is for ski resort fun! The weather can be milder and more comfortable, making it easier for children to stay outside and enjoy the activities. Crystal Mountain, Nub's Nob, Shanty Creek and The Highlands at Harbor Springs all host fun, family-friendly events in March.
Mardi Gras at the Mountain at Crystal Mountain (Saturday, March 4 from 11am-11pm)
Spring Carnival at Crystal Mountain (Saturday, March 11 from 9:30am - 11pm)
Mardi Gras at Nub's Nob (Saturday, March 18 from 10am-3:30pm)
Celts and Kayaks at Crystal Mountain (Saturday, March 18 from 11am-11pm)
Retro Day at Crystal Mountain (Saturday, March 25 from 11am-2pm)
Slush Cup at Shanty Creek Resort (Saturday, March 11 from 2-4pm)
Ring In Spring at The Highlands at Harbor Springs (Friday, March 17 - Sunday, March 19)
Spring Break Activities
If you're looking for activities to keep kids busy during spring break, check out local classes, workshops and day camps!
Space Kids Spring Break Astronaut Training at Great Lakes Children's Museum (Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 28)
Challenge Island (Ages 5-8) at Traverse City Main Library (Tuesday, March 28 from 11am-12pm)
Challenge Island (Ages 9-12) at Traverse City Main Library (Tuesday, March 28 from 2pm-3pm)
Movie Making for Kids (Ages 5 - 8) at Traverse City Main Library (Wednesday, March 29 from 11am-12pm)
Movie Making for Kids (Ages 9-12) at Traverse City Main Library (Wednesday, March 29 from 2pm-3pm)
Beach Party at Traverse City Main Library (Thursday, March 30 from 11am-2pm)
Spring Break Make and Take Workshop at Hang Workshop (Thursday, March 30 from 11am-12:30pm)
Click Here for our Spring Break Day Camp Guide!
March is reading month!
Enchantment On Ice at Centre Ice Arena (Friday, March 10 from 7-9pm)
Sun In Ya Hands at Phoenix Theater, Interlochen Arts Academy (Multiples Dates/Times)
Grand Traverse Bay Polar Plunge & Frozen 5K (Saturday, March 11 from 10am-12pm)
Leapin' Leprechaun 5K in Traverse City (Saturday, March 18 from 9am-12pm)