Happy Solstice! We've made it to the longest day of the year, which deserves to be celebrated. A lot. Get out in nature and soak up these lusciously long days if you can, and then round out your weekend with a family outing or three to one of the events below.
You can't go wrong with this lineup, which runs the gamut from hammer tosses to fairy tale singalongs.
See the family-friendly production ripped from the pages of Mo Willem's beloved books in Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!”
See the Michigan Highlanders compete in traditional feats of strength, including a Scottish hammer throw and caber toss at Waypost Brewing in Fennville
Mark the summer solstice with a starry hike Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles
Bring school supplies for free admission to Nelis' Dutch Village in Holland and enjoy face painting, bounce houses, cotton candy, crafts and games on Kids' Day
Celebrate with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies with activities for the family in Holland's Centennial Park
Sing and dance along with fairy tale princesses at the Paw Paw Playhouse, get your face painted, eat sweet treats and take photos with royalty during a fun singalong
Make a batch of sparkly, space-inspired slime at the Herrick Public Library in Holland
Sit around the bonfire, listen to stories and make s'mores at Soil Friends Farm in Galesburg
Meet the Wayfinder Princess at the Tip Toes boutique in downtown Holland
Party with Sister Lakes Brewing during its anniversary celebration and let the kids busy themselves with fun special activities while you sip a tasty beer and listen to music
Mark the summer solstice at the Kalamazoo Nature Center's farm with a short hike, naturalist presentation and toasty fire
Find out more about these and other summer family activities on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar.
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.