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Summer Fairs and Festivals Around West Michigan

FAIR AND FESTIVAL FUN IS FINALLY HERE
Whether you’re looking for carnival rides, games of chance or skill, funnel cake, 4-H shows, or concerts on the fair grounds, we’ve got it all here on our comprehensive fairs and festivals list!

Check back through the summer as more fairs and festivals throughout West Michigan get added!

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By |May 25th, 2016|Categories: General, Summer|0 Comments

30 Days of JUNE Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids

June is just around the corner and is jam-packed with good times! From movies and music in the park, to free fishing, farms and festivals…Grand Rapids is ready and waiting to welcome summer to West Michigan!  In an effort to keep it all straight, we’ve put together a list of things to do for each […]

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: General, Summer|0 Comments

MVP Summer Camps & Pool Preview Afternoon

What We’re Looking For
One of our partners, MVP, is looking to spread the word about their summer offerings in a one-on-one kind of way by letting parents and kids see what’s up for themselves.

That means we’re looking for uber-connected (social) moms and dads that want to come on out and experience an afternoon at MVP with your […]

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Family Memorial Day Guide West Michigan

Information has been updated for 2016
Thank you, veterans and service personnel, for all that you have done for our country and continue to do. Your sacrifices are noticed and deeply appreciated.

All events take place on Monday, May 30, 2016 unless otherwise noted.

Caledonia Memorial Day Services and Parade
Parade begins: 9:00 AM
Route: Parade will begin at the corner of Kinsey and […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: General|1 Comment

WIN! Two Night Stay at Sierra Sands Family Lodge

Sierra Sands Family Lodge is your “Home Away from Home”
Sierra Sands Family Lodge is family-owned and operated by Bob, Marilyn and Sean Henry. They are proud of their beautiful lodge and the friendly environment they create for their guests.

The Henry family aims to “make the Sierra Sands Family Lodge your home for your visit to […]

By |May 22nd, 2016|Categories: General, Summer, Travel, Travel Michigan, WIN|193 Comments

GVSU Soccer Camps – SIGN UPS for SUMMER Now OPEN

Why GVSU Soccer Camps are Special
GVSU Soccer has earned bragging rights over the years. As Division II National Champs 5 times in the last seven years, it’s safe to say that the soccer program at GVSU goes deep.

Soccer Newbies and Soccer Diehards Welcome
Even cooler is that the players and coaches on this winning team are willing […]

By |May 21st, 2016|Categories: General, Summer|Tags: , |0 Comments

All About the New Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park

 
Nothing Else Like Grand Rapids Treetops Adventure Park in West MI
I thought we were going for the zip lines. I had no idea I was stumbling into a CLIMBING PARK!

The new Grand Rapids Treetops Adventure Park , located next to Celebration North, is a new kind of thrill for West Michigan. Think obstacle course meets tree house and you’ll […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: General, Guides, Travel Grand Rapids|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

When Are the Local Farmer’s Markets Open? Here’s Your List, West Michigan!

Our farmers are fruit and veggie champions, growing superb crops to share with all us folks who don’t have gardens of our own.

Greater Grand Rapids Farmer’s Markets
Grab your favorite market basket or bag and head on out to one of these Grand Rapids Farm Markets today! Even the pickiest kids may become interested in healthy eats […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Categories: General, Guides|5 Comments

Introducing Grand Rapids Baby!

What is Grand Rapids Baby?

This email series will send you occasional newsletters outlining what you need to know as a new mom in West Michigan.

We’ll send out this newsletter while you are pregnant and after baby is born – through his or her first year.
Our newsletter series will cover things like:

Choosing an OB
Is a […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Categories: General, Parent Info, Parenting Resources|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Huge List of Great Places to take Kids Camping in Michigan

Our huge list has 35 reader-recommended places to take kids camping in Michigan. Did we miss one? Please leave us a comment and tell us where you like to camp!

This post lists reader favorites along with comments about why they love these campgrounds for their families. Some of these facilities are more for RV-camping families, […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Travel Michigan|Tags: |50 Comments

THE GIGANTIC GRAND RAPIDS SUMMER FUN GUIDE – 2016

Welcome to the Gigantic Grand Rapids Summer Fun Guide for 2016!
Here you’ll find one gigantic roundup of fairs and festivals, camps, classes, play dates, water play places, parks, concerts in the park, day trip ideas, vacation spots, camping locations, where to find u-pick strawberries and blueberries, great playgrounds… and more… all in one easy spot.

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By |May 17th, 2016|Categories: General, SEASONAL, Summer|0 Comments

What Happened to the Cascade Park Playground?

What’s Going on With the Cascade Park Playground?
Just last week, the Cascade Park Playground looked something like this.

Today, it looked like this.

photo credit: Mary Ward

What’s going on?
RELATED: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Roselle Park

Cascade Park is Getting an Inclusive Playground

The Cascade Township Website indicates that the old playground is being replaced with an […]

By |May 17th, 2016|Categories: General|4 Comments

WIN! Summer Camp at MVP Sports Club

Attention Parents: MVP Summer Camp Registration is Open!
You already know MVP Sports Clubs are the “premier health and fitness destination in West Michigan.” They have everything you can imagine for your active family including group exercise classes, tennis leagues, birthday parties, an outdoor aquatic center and incredible summer camps!

MVP offers Mini Camp for ages 3-6 ($140) and […]

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|46 Comments

Allergists for Kids and Babies in West Michigan

Pediatric Allergists-Immunologists in West Michigan
Millions of children have some type of allergy. In fact, some studies indicate that allergies account for the loss of an estimated 2 million schooldays per year! If your children are included in this number, you obviously want to find the best care possible to keep them safe and healthy.

We asked our readers for their input […]

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: General, Health|0 Comments

Local Incentives for Good Report Cards

It’s OK to Reward Your Kids for Good Report Cards!
I don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days until the end of the school year! This may have something to do with the fact that my husband and I both work in schools and we are 24 ½ days away from SUMMER […]

By |May 15th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments