Top Things to do in July With Kids – 2021

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Grand Rapids Events JULY

July is Sizzling With Summer Fun!

High summer is here!

Start the month off with parades and fireworks to celebrate the Fourth (we did manage to find a few still happening!)

After that, look to this July Event calendar of fun to keep the family entertained.

You’ll find live music, pie flights, classic cars, summer camps, outdoor movies, dining on the patio, outdoor drumming and yoga, beaches, and more to fill up your family’s month.

Making life even sweeter, many of these things are FREE!

Here’s a round-up of Top Pick events for July. Be sure to check our daily calendar as new events are constantly being added, and start planning your fun packed month of July.

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Top Things to Do in July

Thursday, Jul 1
11:00 am
Top Pick Event in South Haven, MI

Pirate Chaser Sail at Michigan Maritime Museum

Chase the pirates, retrieve the treasure, protect our harbor! 90-minute sail. Ages 4+

Saturday, Jul 3
7:30 am

Pancake breakfast, 5k race & Fun Walk, Parade (9:30am), Carnival, Food Trucks, Live Music, and Fireworks at dusk.

Saturday, Jul 3
6:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Fireworks at Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Family-fun activities, food, vendors and live entertainment! The fun continues through the start of the fireworks display, which will start at 10:30pm.

Sunday, Jul 4
8:30 am

Trail Blazer 5K Run/Walk at 8:30am, Parade at 11am, and Fireworks at Dusk over Reeds Lake.

Tuesday, Jul 6
5:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Grand Rapids, MI

Food Truck Tuesdays at Garfield Park

Set up in Garfield Park with more tables for you to grab a seat, larger playground for the kids, and wide open space for you to come down and have a great night with the family and neighbors...safely.

Thursday, Jul 8
6:30 pm

Musicians, caricature artists, face painters, jugglers, magicians and even aerial acrobats will entertain visitors strolling along the 8th Street.

Friday, Jul 9
1:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Marne, MI

Berlin Fair Kids' Day at Berlin Fair

The most fun to be had all around! $1 Carnival Rides from 1-4pm, $20 Wristbands

Saturday, Jul 10
12:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Grand Rapids, MI

FAMILY DAY: FOLK ART at Grand Rapids Art Museum

Gallery Chats, Art Making Project, Scavenger Hunt, Sketching, & a Community Art Project.

Tuesday, Jul 13
6:30 pm

Stories, free books and ice cream, special guests, and a whole lot of fun! For kids of all ages!

Wednesday, Jul 14
6:00 pm

Enjoy a model airplane show! Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and there will also be hot dogs provided for a donation.

Saturday, Jul 17
7:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Grand Rapids, MI

Movies in the Park: Sullivan Field at Sullivan Field

A free, family-friendly summer series with games and entertainment beginning at 7pm, movie starting at 9pm. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks (no alcohol please).

Saturday, Jul 17
10:30 am

The parade route will be the same as before. Immediately following the parade, join Sparta in the 175 birthday celebration with an ice cream social and kids activities!

Monday, Jul 19
2:00 pm

This film series is free for everyone of all ages! Monday-Friday at 2pm & 4pm

Tuesday, Jul 20
10:00 am
Top Pick Event in Hudsonville, MI

Kids Scavenger Hunt at Hudsonville Nature Center

You will be given a list and will be given an hour to find as many items on the list as you can.

Thursday, Jul 22
11:00 am
Top Pick Event in Holland, MI

Blueberry Fields at Huyser Farm Park

Learn about blueberries and how they have become a West Michigan industry. Bring collection buckets to take home some free blueberries from the u-pick, organic blueberry patch! FREE, Registration required.

Friday, Jul 23
7:05 pm
Top Pick Event in Comstock Park, MI

Whitecaps Home Game: Trolls Night at LMCU Ballpark

At home vs. the Lugnuts. Game Highlight: FAN-omenal Friday

Tuesday, Jul 27
10:30 am

A whimsical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons. $15

Wednesday, Jul 28
5:00 pm

Low Impact (.50 cal) Little League, every Wednesday at 5pm. Ages 8-12 only, no experience required, $25/player. Includes rental gear & 500 paintballs

Wednesday, Jul 28
6:30 pm
Top Pick Event in Allendale, MI

Junior Firefighters at Allendale Community Park

Join our local firefighters to learn some important safety skills and see their fire engines up close. Water will also be sprayed from the fire hose so wear your bathing suit if you'd like to run through it.

Thursday, Jul 29
7:00 pm

Black Panther. FREE admission, no ticket required. Movie begins at 7pm, doors open at 6:15pm.

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