A super-sized weekend of family fun

Photo courtesy 28th Street Metro Cruise
Photo courtesy 28th Street Metro Cruise

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Gather the family together and get ready for a weekend of fun! Maranda has a super-sized list for this week’s Star 105.7 Five Star Family Fun Update!

Back to School Event, David D. Hunting YMCA, Grand Rapids
Friday, August 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
grymca.org
Carnival games, art projects, face painting, treats, giveaways, and more! $3 per child.

Backyard Movie Night, Southeast YMCA, Grand Rapids
Friday, August 22, 6:30 – 11:30 p.m.
grymca.org
Pre-movie dance party with live DJ, yard games, open swim from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and gaga ball. The LEGO Movie starts at dusk. Bring blankets and chairs. Concession stand available. Free admission!

Movies in the Park, Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Grand Rapids
Friday, August 22, 7 p.m.
friendsofgrparks.org
Special double feature! Jurassic Park and Viewer’s Choice. Bring your own blankets, chairs, beer, wine and snacks. Local food vendors will be on-site to serve up delicious treats, and pre-movie entertainment begins at 7 p.m.

Movie in the Park, S. Westnedge Park, Kalamazoo
Friday, August 22, 7:30 – 11 p.m.
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See Disney’s “Frozen” for free! Family-friendly games begin around 7:30 p.m. with movie at sunset.

Movies on the Beach, Pere Marquette Beach, Muskegon
Friday, August 22, 8 p.m.
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Bring a blanket, snacks and drinks and watch Finding Nemo on the beach! Free!

28th Street Metro Cruise, Wyoming
Friday, August 22 – Saturday, August 23
28thstreetmetrocruise.com
15 miles of cool cars on 28th Street from Grandville to Cascade. Car corral, swap meet, sock hop dance contest.

Hastings Summerfest, downtown Hastings
Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24
hastingssummerfest.com
Arts and crafts vendors, concessions, free trolley rides, children’s activities, tennis tournament, softball tournament, sand volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball, 10K-5K run, 3-on-3 soccer, roller hockey tournament, weight lifting contest, parade, car show, motorcycle show, live entertainment, and refreshment tent.

Dozynki Polish Festival, Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids
Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24
polishheritagesociety.com
Cooking demonstrations, music, costumes, Polish food. See website for schedule of performers and events.

Grand Rapids Greek Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24
grgreekfest.com
Music, dancing, and Greek food!

Dawn Patrol Fly-In, Drive-In Pancake Breakfast, Grand Haven Memorial Airpark
Saturday, August 23, 7 – 11 a.m.
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Pancake breakfast, flight demonstrations, vintage aircraft, photo opportunities.

Kalamazoo Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Flesher Field
Saturday, August 23, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
kalamazooscottishfest.org
Bagpipes, Highland games, clans, Highland cattle, entertainment, food and merchandise.

Family Fun Carnival, Wealthy Park Baptist Church, Grand Rapids
Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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Carnival games, prizes, snacks, face painting. Free admission and free lunch!

The ROOF Community Event, Frontline Community Church, Grand Rapids
Saturday, August 23, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
frontlinegr.com
Free clothes, free food, children’s activities, live bands.

Neighborhood Picnic, Wallin Congregational Church
Saturday, August 23, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
All you can eat hot dogs, chips, and pop. Games with prizes. Chance to win a backpack! Free for all ages. 1550 Oswego NW in Grand Rapids.

Holland Museum Vintage Boat Show
Sunday, August 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
hollandmuseum.org
Everything from wood­en to fiberglass boats will be on display for people to enjoy in front of the Hol­land Museum on 10th Street, between River and Central avenues. There is a small fee for the show.

Taste of Saugatuck
Sunday, August 24, Noon – 7 p.m.
saugatuck.com
Sample food from more than a dozen restaurants and culinary artisans. Special kids corner with celebrity dunk tank. Free admission. Food and beverage tickets sold in $1 increments. Call (269) 857-1701 for information.

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