What's On This Weekend: August 18-20

We can wallow over the fact that more than half of August has already slipped out of our grasp, or we can vow to get out this weekend and explore to the content of our kiddos' hearts. Stomp some grapes, enter the littles in a pie-eating contest, check out amazing contraptions and gizmos, ride the Tilt-a-Whirl, hunt spiders and settle in for a movie in the park at dusk.

The entire Southwest Michigan area is your weekend playground. What are you gonna do?

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire

FRIDAY

  • Get your fill of carnival rides, barn animals and tasty fair food at the Berrien County Youth Fair (through Saturday)

  • Bring the family out for a hike and campfire combining history and nature at Holland State Park

  • Grab a seat for Dracula, the Musical?, a teen-ensemble spoof of the classic horror tale, in Holland (through Sunday)

SATURDAY

  • Salute our veterans during a noontime boat parade through town, as well as a fly-by from military aviators and a visit from the Coast Guard in South Haven

  • Meet fascinating people, get curious and learn all about a slew of inspiring hobbies, experiments and project at the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire

  • Try grape stomping and enjoy bounce houses, music and merriment at the Round Barn Harvest Party in Baroda (through Sunday)

  • Grab a blanket and get to Whirlpool Centennial Park in St Joe for an outdoor screening of Finding Dory

  • Head to Stokes' Blueberry Bash in Grand Junction for a pie-eating contest, kids' donut toss, magic show and more

  • Watch an entertaining performance of "Where the Wild Things Are" by the Discovery Dance of Fennville

  • See The Jungle Book under the stars at Holland's Kollen Park -- don't forget the popcorn!

SUNDAY

  • Meet marvelous spiders up close and go on a real spider hunt with "Bob the Spider Hunter" at Sarett Nature Center in Benton Harbor

Check out all the exciting details and more on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar.

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