List: events to kick off summer break

Festival of the Arts
Photo courtesy Festival of the Arts

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) It’s the first weekend of summer vacation for many students, and what better way to kick off a great season than with an event the whole family can enjoy! Check out Maranda’s top picks in this week’s Five Star Family Fun Update! To have a complete list emailed to you each week, click here.

Festival of the Arts, downtown Grand Rapids
Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7
46th annual festival with performances, art exhibits, entertainment, food booths, and kids activities. Free admission! See website for schedule and hours.

TINKERTOY: Build Your Imagination, Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Starting Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Giant replicas of classic TINKERTOY construction set provide the framework for fun and educational activities. Runs through September 20. See website for hours. Free!

Family Fun on the Farm, Tubergen Dairy Farm, Ionia
Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Feed a calf, see farm equipment, take a wagon ride, make butter, educational activities. Free hot dogs, chips, drinks, and MOO-ville Ice Cream.

Bounce into Summer, Cornwell’s Turkeyville, Marshall
Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bounce room, obstacle course, relay races, contests, and other games. Sidewalk art demonstrations. Lots of great food and homemade ice cream!

Do-Dah Parade, Kalamazoo
Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m.
A silly and hilarious parade that’s fun for all ages! Route: Lovell Street to Park Street to W. Michigan Ave. to Portage Street and back to Lovell. Free!

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