June’s Full of Cheer Because Summer is Here!

June is here and is jam-packed with good times. There are outdoor movies, free concerts, farmer’s markets and festivals. Grand Rapids is ready and waiting to welcome summer to West Michigan!

Explore the fantastic, be swept up in the music, or discover nearby adventure as June offers so much to do in all the extra sunlight.

We’ve picked out one fun thing to do each day this month, but be sure to check out our Daily Calendar for even more Family Fun options going on in a community near you.

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Dive Into June Fun – 2019

June 1 – Get ready for summer biking fun when you stop by Garfield Park this morning to be fitted for a free helmet at the Lids for Kids event.

Sunday, June 2 – Watch as Newsies carry the banner in the smash hit musical presented by the Civic Theatre.

June 3 – Enjoy browsing the booths of KME, Bomb N’ Bath, the Dancing Goat Creamery, and many more at the Jenison Artisan & Farmer Market.

June 4 – Create a special Father’s Day gift at Accidental Art during their Once Upon a Paint Brush story time.

June 5The Pout Pout Fish will be swimming into Schuler Books & Music for a meet-and-greet during story time this morning.

June 6Rock out with a special double feature tonight at GRPM’s Planetarium as they present both The Queen Light Show and The Dark Side: The Light Show!

June 7 – Hike the trails, explore the farm, and meet the wildlife of Blandford Nature Center during Free First Friday.

June 8Festival of the Arts takes over downtown this weekend with lots of opportunities to create, enjoy music, and feast on tasty food.

Sunday, June 9 – Don your finest cloak and tunic and step back in time as Nelis’ Dutch Village transforms into a medieval village for Knights of the Realm, featuring armored combat, music, food, and a costume contest.

June 10 – Catch a screening of Smallfoot for only $1/ticket (free for rewards members) at either the Ada-Lowell, Holland, or Grand Haven GQT cinemas.

June 11 – How do you eat a snack on Saturn? Find out during Food in Space program at either the GRPL Main Branch in the morning or the GRPL West Leonard Branch in the afternoon.

June 12 – Free ice cream and popcorn, as well as games, face painting, and more will be happening at Family Fun Night as a part of the Spring Lake Heritage Festival this evening.

June 13 – Catch some live music today at Relax at Rosa, the Felt Estate in Holland, the Riverwalk Plaza in Lowell, or the Green in Hudsonville.

June 14 – Jump, climb, slide, and more at the Deltaplex today as they host Big Bounce America, the world’s largest inflatable wonderland, sure to delight all ages.

June 15 – Kids ages 11 and under get their own special session during the West Michigan Chalk Art Fest this afternoon!

Sunday, June 16Happy Father’s Day! Take Dad out to the ball game for Family Fun Day at the Whitecaps where kids eat free and get a chance to run the bases. There will even be a special appearance from Daniel Tiger!

June 17Allendale Library is kicking off their summer reading program with a breakfast party. Or visit your local library and get going with other Summer Reading Programs!

June 18 – Enjoy a snack, a craft, and even a parade during Baker Book House’s Princess Party. This is free, but an RSVP is required.

June 19Give back to the community when you and kids 5 and older assemble meals as a part of Food from the Heart 2019.

June 20 – Calling all aspiring cartoonists and graphic novelists: Comic Strip Commando is bringing a special 1-hour bootcamp to a KDL near you. Today, artist Wade Gugino will be at the EGR branch.

June 21Get your hands dirty and your creativity flowing with Camp Mud: Potter’s Wheel at The Mud Room.

June 22 – Tonight the Grand Haven Musical Fountain will be “…covered in all the colored lights and the runaways are running the night” while it features the music from The Greatest Showman.

Sunday, June 23 – Now that it’s officially summer, enjoy a Sunday brunch al fresco when you visit the food truck court at the Fulton Street Artisans Market.

June 24 – Skip the sunscreen while letting the littles run freely during the Toddlers and Turf Time at the Kentwood Ice Arena.

June 25 – Visit Garfield Park this evening for a special storytime while enjoying free ice cream and even a book to take home!

June 26 – Have you heard? There’s a rumor in St. Petersburg! The awarding-winning Broadway adaptation of Anastasia sweeps into Grand Rapids tonight.

June 27 – Let magician Tom Plunkard dazzle you as he performs on the Hudsonville Terra Square this morning.

June 28 – It’s the Kids Expo day at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair along with a rodeo in the evening.

June 29Find clues and explore an augmented reality as you complete a scavenger hunt like never before at Riverside Park.

Sunday, June 30 – Washington Street will transform into an open air art gallery as the Grand Haven Art Festival brings color and whimsy to the lake shore community.

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