What's On This Weekend {Holiday Edition}: July 1-4

Fourth of July festivities abound in Southwest Michigan over the long holiday weekend. Take your pick of family-friendly activities!

Friday

- Watch a live-stage retelling of the children's classic, Charlotte's Web, in Grand Rapids

- Pack a picnic and enjoy dinner set to live music by The Niche at Kollen Park in Holland

- Look up as hot air balloons take to the evening sky in a mesmerizing spectacle in Battle Creek (continues through July 4)

Saturday

- Peruse local works of art at the 58th Annual South Haven Art Fair (continues Sunday)

- Catch the one-of-a-kind Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship in Eau Claire

- Check out Dowagiac's Bigfoot Fourth of July Parade for a spin on the usual tradition

- Savor the small-town vibes at the Independence Day Celebration in Watervliet (continues Sunday)

- Feel patriotic while imbibing at Round Barn's Reds, Whites & Brews (plenty of activities are available to entertain the kids; continues Sunday)

- Listen to live music in the park and stroll the charming downtown streets of Three Oaks

- Grab a blanket and watch An American Tail under the stars in St. Joseph

- See the Thunderbirds soar overhead at the air show in Battle Creek

Sunday

- Explore the fairy garden and winding paths of the Deer Path Gardens Tour in Benton Harbor

- Go for a horse-drawn trolley ride through the brick-paved streets of St. Joseph

- Watch the fireworks set the sky ablaze over the lake in South Haven or New Buffalo

Monday

- Wave to beauty queens and marching bands--plus collect candy and other treats--during the Fourth of July parade in South Haven

- Celebrate the Fourth with USA-themed activities for the kids at New Holland Brewing

- Listen to live music and watch the fireworks on the shores of Lake Michigan in St. Joseph

Be sure to visit the Event Calendar for all the details.

For the full lineup of local fireworks, click here.

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