GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) - Check out all the family fun happening the last weekend of July:
July 27 business.hudsonvillechamber.com/events
The Saladbowl Bash will be a festival unlike any other, one that focuses on the fresh and healthy and that hosts a 680 foot long salad bar adorned with nearly 5,000 lbs of produce grown in the greater Hudsonville area. It will be an attempt at breaking a world record, so come out and make history! Tickets are free.
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
July 27 www.coastguardfest.org
Everyday is filled with activities, events, and attractions for all ages. Many activities are free, and you will find plenty of fun and choices from Kids Day to the Street Dance and Cruise-In Car Show, to carnival rides, picnics, Grand Parade, and ship tours.
Family Farm Festival-South Haven
July 27 www.lakeshoreharvestcountry.com/special-events
Visit all Lakeshore Harvest Country farms on this special day for families. Play games, pick fresh fruit, learn about animals and experience farm life in this hands-on celebration of country living! Khnemu Studio on Fernwood Farm will have the following activities: chickens hatching, make & take craft table, pottery demonstrations and games! 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For a list of participating farms and activities, visit the website link or call 269-236-9260.
Taste of Kalamazoo
July 25-27 www.tasteofkalamazoo.com
Every year, on the fourth weekend of July, thousands of hungry festival-goers flock to downtown Kalamazoo to enjoy the endless variety of foods prepared by Kalamazoo's most popular eateries. More than 30 local restaurants and chefs will offer mouth-watering combinations of ethnic items, family favorites, exotic dishes, and local specialties, attracting and feeding an average of 10,000 people per day in downtown Kalamazoo and totaling 25,000 - 30,000 attendees over the entire weekend. Cost varies. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. and close at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday night and 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. For more information on this event call 269-385-6200.
Muskegon County Youth Fair
July 23-27 www.muskegonfairgrounds.com/youthfair
Experience the wonders of farm life in Muskegon County. Support the local youth while they proudly display their agricultural works of the year and show their prized animals.
Sunday Picnic Cruise
July 28 www.grandlady.info
Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Grand Lady Riverboat on the Grand River departing our dock in Jenison (805 Taylor) every Sunday afternoon. BYO picnic and purchase all liquids (including water) and desserts from our full bar. Admission is $15. Kids 10 and under are free, and have an opportunity to steer the boat with the big wheel in the pilot house. Captain Bill narrates about the river and steamboat history.
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