30 Things To Do This Summer: The 2017 Ultimate Southwest Michigan Bucket List

June 11, 2017

Welcome back. glorious summer. We've missed you so. To celebrate the sunny arrival of pretty much every kid's favorite season, we've compiled a fresh list of family-friendly activities to check off at your leisure over the coming weeks. 


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  1. Catch a local parade

  2. Eat Blue Moon ice cream

  3. Watch a movie in the park

  4. Compete in the Blueberry Festival pie eating contest in South Haven

  5. Watch the Fourth of July fireworks

  6. Splash around the Compass Fountain in St Joseph

  7. Run down the sand hill at Warren Dunes

  8. Pick strawberries

  9. Go on a boat cruise

  10. Make campfire smores

  11. Go to a Whitecaps or Cubs baseball game

  12. Take the chain ferry in Saugatuck

  13. Set up a lemonade stand

  14. Feed the giraffes at Binder Park Zoo

  15. Have a water balloon fight 

  16. Go on a rollercoaster

  17. Climb the 3012 steps at Mount Baldhead in Saugatuck

  18. Have a picnic somewhere scenic

  19. Pick blueberries (and make handpies)

  20. Enjoy an outdoor concert

  21. Sign up for a day camp

  22. Watch the sunset over Lake Michigan

  23. Take an unplanned roadtrip

  24. Go camping (in the backyard is fine!)

  25. Watch a drive-in movie

  26. Stargaze 

  27. Pick wildflowers

  28. Walk out to a lighthouse

  29. Go to the hot air balloon festival in Battle Creek

  30. Wake up and go to the beach


If we left any of your favorite summer traditions off the list, let us know! You can also check out last year's summer bucket list right here.  Happy summering, friends!

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