What's On This Weekend: June 14-16

June 14, 2019

Mermaids and dragon boats, bounce houses and slip 'n slides, Juneteenth and Pride festivities usher in another splendid weekend of family fun in Southwest Michigan. Welcome back, summer! We missed you.

Read on for all the good stuff and have a fab dads' day weekend!




  • Watch mermaids and check out dragon boat races, live music, tasty food and kids' activities this weekend in South Haven during Harbor Fest and Mermaid MegaFest (through Sunday)

  • See the family-friendly production ripped from the pages of Mo Willem's beloved books in Holland's Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!”

  • Try the World’s Biggest Bounce House, climbing towers, basketball hoops, slides, ball pits, confetti blasts, bubbles, dancing and competitions in GR

  • Enjoy toasty s'mores and a story at Soil Friends Farm & Market

  • Bike scenic downtown Zeeland during the fun Twilight Criterium

  • See in-studio demos at Ox-Bow’s Saugatuck campus and learn more about the artistic programs during Friday Night Open Studios    




  • Head to St Joe for a kids' fun run and 5K run/walk along the waterfront, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, inflatable slides and music

  • Celebrate with entertainment, kids' activities and community at the Grand Rapids Pride Festival 

  • Dig into a giant mud pit, zoom down the giant slip ‘n slide, check out fun learning stations and soar through the trees on the zip line at Kalamazoo Nature Center's Mudfest!

  • Learn about Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom with visual arts, activities, films, performances and more



  • Pick strawberries at a nearby farm during the short u-pick season


Find out more about these and other fun family activities on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar.


Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments. 

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