What's On This Weekend: Jul 20-22

July has gone by at warp speed, and here we are already in the thick of summer -- county fairs, berry picking and small town festivals and more abound across Southwest Michigan this weekend.

Map out your weekend plans with the help of our handy dandy guide to the family-friendly happenings. Read on for the details and enjoy this beautiful Midwestern weekend!

Rhythm on the River | Southwest Michigan Kids


  • Crack the code to make it safely out of the Harry Potter Escape Room in Cassopolis (for teens and adults only)

  • Grab a cotton candy and head for the rides, games and farm animals of the Van Buren County Youth Fair (through Saturday)

  • Celebrate Christmas in July with carols, carousel rides and photos with the Clauses at the Silver Beach Carousel in St Joe

  • Spend the day checking out out live music, sports, kids' games, sweet treats and more small town fun at Dowagiac's Summer in the City festival

  • Watch the first-ever amateur production of Newsies, the rousing Disney musical, at The Lerner theater in Elkhart (through Sunday)

  • Savor the sounds, sights and smells of summer with a family-friendly concert at the Fernwood Botanical Garden in Niles

  • Meet your favorite mystery-solving heroes from PJ Masks as they pose with for photos and give out super hugs at Tip Toes in Holland

  • Try your hand at STEAM station fun based on fairy tales, dragons and mythology at the Herrick District Library

  • Listen to live music during the Foundry Hall's Rhythm on the River celebration for all ages in South Haven (through Saturday)

  • Enjoy an action-packed weekend of summer fun, with music, boats, cars and more in downtown St Joe (through Sunday)


  • Build creations using Big Blue Blocks, LEGOs and more at the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library in St. Joseph

  • Try to escape the Samaxaur's Peril Escape Room by solving the clues before time runs out in Holland

  • Create solar ovens that you can use to make gooey s'mores during the Curious Nature Club's Campout activity in Fennville

  • Head to Whirlpool Centennial Park in St Joe to watch Cars on the big screen at dusk

  • Celebrate the opening of the Exquisite Corpose exhibit featuring the artwork of the Southwest Michigan Printmakers at the South Haven Center for the Arts

  • Take a tour of the sky and learn the constellations with the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association at Holland State Park


  • Enjoy a leisurely brunch in downtown South Haven while Forever Curious Children's Museum entertains the kids awith games, art projects, music and more

Get all the delicious summer details on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

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