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Fun Events Around West Michigan

Posted at 7:14 AM, Jun 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-18 07:56:39-04

Summer Beach Safety TipsGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 18, 2014) — Saving a few bucks here and there can really add up and actually go a long ways when you are looking for fun, creative things to do with the family this summer. Here are some ideas for everyone, as the kiddos sprint into summer vacation. A great website to find events and places around Michigan, visit

Wendy’s Pure Michigan Cup Promotion: Buy a medium or large drink at Wendy’s locations around West Michigan, bring the empty cup to participating destinations and save!

Wizard of Oz Festival, Ionia (June 20-21): In honor of the 75th Anniversary, the town of Ionia will be transformed into something for OZ fanatics to adore! There will be all kinds of characters, antiques, food and much more. Not to mention, you can see “Wizard of Oz” on the big screen, for the same price it was 75 years ago, just 25 cents.

Head to the Beach: 200 miles of beautiful Lake Michigan to take in! What more could one ask for?

Berlin Fair, Marne (June 16-21) : Off of Exit 23 on I-96. Click here for a full list of events.

South Haven Harborfest, (June 19-22): A celebration of West Michigan’s maritime history!

Summer State Games of Michigan, Comstock Park (June 20-22): Thousands of athletes and 40 sports represented.

Bikes Boards N Beach Series, Grand Haven (June 20-21): This features the skateboarders and BMX riders for the State Games of Michigan

Taste of Muskegon (June 20-21): Dabble in some of the great restaurants, bakeries and beverages that Muskegon has to offer.

Cheetah Chase 5K, Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek: This 5K adventure takes participants right through places like the Africa Safari exhibit.

Stir 4 A Cure, Grand Rapids (Friday, June 20): Local families will host Alex’s Lemonade Stand at Toys ‘R Us,  3445 28th St, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m to spread awareness about pediatric cancer

Free Family Science Night/Ice Cream Social, Hastings (June 25) : This kid-friendly , hands-on event introduces youngsters to the wonders of science, while they interact with college students doing research.