The beaches are bustling, farmers markets are spilling over with delicious goods, and county fairs are just around the corner. It is summer, in all its Midwestern glory. This weekend offers up a quintessential taste of the finest local festivities, including plenty of little carnival-type celebrations for the littles to enjoy.
Now you'll just have to decide which one(s) to head to.
Enjoy a magic show, strawberry eating contest, wagon rides, games and more at Stokes' Strawberry Jamboree in Grand Junction (through Sunday)
Check out old-fashioned demonstrations, log cabin tour, kids' activities, hay rides and more at the Cassopolis Pioneer Days
Mark the Innocademy's 10th year of local education with a 5K color run, mile-long fun run, live music and ice cream in Zeeland
Score free admission to Nelis' Dutch Village with a donated school supply and find a bounce house, face painting, crafts, games, cotton candy and other festivities
Kick off summer reading with music, games, yoga, ice cream, Critter Barn animals, face painting, henna tattoos, barrel games and more at Holland's Kollen Park
Celebrate pride with a kids' activities area, snacks and live music at Window on the Waterfront in Holland
Cruise into the Forever Curious Children's Museum in Fennville for a boxcar "drive-in" movie experience
Join DeGraaf Nature Center at VanRaalte Farm Park in Holland for a summer celebration, with tasty food, live music, crafts and games
Check out all the sun-drenched details and more on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar.