Hello, summer! Kick off the -- in our humble opinions -- best season of the year with festivals, parades, fireworks and so much more packed into three fabulous days. There is something fun for everyone this weekend, whether it's cheering on a cockroach race or getting your hair done in a Seuss-ical style...or maybe something in between.
Read through what's happening before making your plans. You won't regret it.
Head to South Haven for a fun-filled weekend along the lake, with live music, dragonboat races, fair food, rides , a magic show and crafts (through Saturday)
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)
Hunker down for a Scrabble battle during Family Game Night at Between the Covers Bookshop in Holland
Check out live demos and incredible art at the family-friendly Ox-bow School of Art Friday Open Studio in Saugatuck
Explore all things Seuss, including a Whoville Crazy Hair Station, face painting, inflatables, carnival games and ice cream at Hudsonville's free Summer Seuss Day
Discover your secret identity and learn about the awesome book characters in a fun, interactive program at Herrick District Library
Pack up your swimsuits and play all day for $1 on the slip n slide in Jenison, plus enjoy inflatables, food, balloons and more
Catch cockroach racing, cornhole tournament, a bounce house, music, food and the Wildlife Safari show at the Summertime Jamboree at VanRaalte Farm in Holland
Dress up for an enchanted evening of a lifetime at the Grand Rapids Royal Princess Ball
Paint a one-of-a-kind work of art with flowers, twigs and other found nature items at the Forever Curious Children's Museum Nature Club drop-in event in Fennville
Meet a real princess and get a royal dance lesson, story time, song and photos at Dance Arts in Stevensville
Sign the kids up for Alex's Duck Duck Run fun run or 5K run/walk along the St Joe waterfront, and don't miss face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, inflatable slides and music
Catch the much-loved Three Oaks Flag Day Parade through the charming small town ahead of fireworks at dusk
Learn all about turtles at the Ottawa County Parks' Wildlife Encounters for Kids
Spend Father's Day making memories at the Henderson Castle's extravagant father-daughter dance in Kzoo
Get all the delicious summer details on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.