July Is Sizzling With Summer Fun!
High summer is here! Starting the month off with parades and fireworks to celebrate the Fourth and festival after festival after festival, there’s no shortage of fun to keep the family entertained (and there’s still more to do if festivals aren’t your thing). We’ve found live music, classic cars, outdoor movies, stage productions and more to fill up your July. Making life even sweeter, 17 of these things are FREE!
For even more options, be sure to look over our Daily Calendar as new events and happenings are always being added!
July Activities for Kids Around Grand Rapids – 2019
July 1 – Swing in for story time and a snack at Southtown Guitar as they read selections from Giants of Jazz with accompanying music.
July 2 – It’s Fun on the Farm with pony rides, hayrides, feeding the animals and more at Teusink’s Pony Farm.
July 3 – Drop into Summer Rec Days for crafts, snacks and STEM projects on Wednesday mornings this summer!
July 4 – Happy Birthday, USA! Celebrate with a local parade or fireworks display.
July 5 – Marshall and Rumble will be visiting the Whitecaps (along with other Paw Patrol themed events) during tonight’s FANomonal Friday.
Sunday, July 7 – Take the big kids out for a family session of kayaking along the Grand when you rent some vessels at Riverside Park Lagoon.
July 8 – Zeelmania comes to Main Street this evening with a healthy-living street fair for the whole community!
July 10 – It’s Baby Animal Week at Boulder Ridge. All week, encounters with baby animals will be happening along with a 1st Birthday Party for Toskey the Giraffe!
July 11 – Groove to the music over the Grand River during this easy to learn dance workout on the Gillett Bridge.
Sunday, July 14 – Bake a pie, tart, or cobbler with some freshly picked berries or cherries.
July 15 – Get Down Dog with an outdoor yoga session at 6th Street Park.
July 16 – Get down with the Flippy Floppy Floory Dance as Elephant & Piggy’s “We Are In A Play!” comes the stage.
July 17 – Explore the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden and ACT’s new mobile studio The Creative Cube this evening during Family Fun Night. This event is free, but does require registration.
July 18 – The Baby Food Festival kicks off in Fremont, home of Gerber. Events including a bed race, kids zone, baby crawl and more.
July 20 – It’s Demolition Derby Day at the Van Buren County Fair.
Sunday, July 21 – Wind down the weekend with a magical Sunset Concert at Camp Blodgett on the shores of Lake Michigan. While admission is free, there is a suggested donation of $10.00.
July 22 – Cool down and have some wet fun by visiting a splash pad (or go for bingo by visiting multiple!).
July 23 – Try your hand at an Egg Run, Flying Chickens, Toss A Pig and more when you visit the Muskegon County Youth Fair.
July 24 – Enjoy outdoor story time at John Collins Park this morning hosted by the EGR KDL.
July 25 – A Family Fun Night and a Classic Car Ice Cream Cruise start the Byron Days festivities this evening.
July 26 – Get adventurous with kneeboard, SUP, and more when you join us at Action Wake Park today. We’ve partnered with them for a deal you can’t miss!
Sunday, July 28 – Travel to Narnia as a ballet production of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” graces the stage at Calvin College.
July 29 – Equip your athlete with proper form and technique with a session of Strength & Agility Training.
July 31 – Things grow curiouser and curiouser in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” at the Civic Theatre.
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