We haven't crossed the summer threshold yet -- though some lucky folks have -- but either way it sure feels like the glorious days of abundant sunshine and ice cream have arrived.
Festivals and celebrations are popping up all over the place, with opportunities aplenty to grab your favorite fair foods, relax to live music and let the little ones play to their hearts' content. There's also a green-ogred musical, Wonderland tea party, Paw Patrol meet and greet and tons more fun on the weekend horizon.
Enjoy those beautiful blue skies, friends!
Enjoy crafts, pony rides, petting zoo, food, music, fun and more all weekend long at the Niles Family Fun Fair (through Sunday)
Grab tickets for Shrek the Musical, a whirlwind mashup of classic fairytale characters based on the beloved book and animated movie, in Grand Rapids (through June 16)
Spend the morning aglow at Sky Zone Grand Rapids' fantastical glow toddler time
Bounce over to Honor Credit Union in South Haven for a free inflatable obstacle course, carnival games and goodies for the kids
Check out drones, 3D printers, welding, robotics, paper rockets and more at the Southwest Michigan Mini Maker Faire in St Joe
Listen to live music and tuck into tasty BBQ at downtown Decatur's MidwestFest
Dance, play and celebrate at the Jim Dandy & The Fancy Pants CD release party at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Meet Chase and Skye of Paw Patrol at Tip Toes children's boutique in Holland
March in or simply watch the silly, imaginative Do-Dah Parade through downtown Kzoo
Get all the fun, fabulous details and more on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar.