Maranda Summer Fun Guide 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Summer in West Michigan is filled with fun activities for families! Check out Maranda’s complete Guide to Summer Fun. To have a complete list of family events emailed to you each week, click here to subscribe to Maranda’s Five Star Family Fun Update.

Summer 2017 Summer Fun Guide

Summer Reading Club

There’s a way kids can stay strong – mentally and physically – all summer long. The Summer Reading Club is officially under way at most West Michigan libraries. The club is a great way for kids to keep reading all year long so all their hard work during the school year isn’t wasted.
Kids read books throughout the summer for a chance to win awesome prizes from Meijer, John Ball Zoo, and the West Michigan Whitecaps, The grand prize is an overnight getaway to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets with passes to LegoLand and Sea Life, lunch at Rainforest Cafe and a $400 shopping spree to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets.
The Summer Reading Club is free! Sign up at your local library.

Muskegon Civic Theatre – Summer Camps

The Lion King Kids

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice & Dinosaur Discovery

Camp Kroc, Grand Rapids Kroc Center
Through September 1

Diagnosis: FUN!  & Amazing Dinosaurs 
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum


Summer adventures at Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

Street Performer Series, downtown Holland

Air Zoo Summer Camps, Portage

Movies in the Park, Grand Rapids

Movies begin at dusk in Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown GR.  Bring your own blankets, chairs, drinks, and snacks.  Local vendors will be on site serve up treats and pre-movie entertainment beginning at 7pm.

Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids

Tall Ship Pirate Chase on Lake Michigan


List of splash pads and pools across West Michigan
Click here for the list 

KDL Lab Experience

Michigan Activity Pass

Meijer Free Tuesdays, Grand Rapids Art Museum


 Storytime in the Park

Science Tuesdays, Grand Rapids Public Museum

Family Night at Maple Hill Golf Course

Teusink’s Pony Farm

Maranda Park Parties

Maranda Park Parties will be coming to six West Michigan communities this summer. Each party is full of fun activities, games, rides, music, prizes, and more! Best of all, everyone is invited and everything is free! All parties are on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. Free lunch for anyone 18 and under starts at 11:30 a.m., while supplies last.

2016 Maranda Park Party Schedule

John Ball Zoo

Holland Aquatic Center


Zeelmania, Zeeland


Free Outdoor Fitness Classes, downtown Grand Rapids


No Family Left Indoors, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings


W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary



Kids Activities at the Holland Farmer’s Market

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Wristband Wednesday’s, Craig’s Cruisers, Wyoming


Cruise-Ins at Fricano Place, Muskegon




Family Night, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum


Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Family Day, Fifth Third Ballpark

Grand Lady Riverboat Picnic Cruise

Summer Classes at the Critter Barn

Deer Tracks Junction


Racing at Berlin Raceway


Free kid flicks – Celebration! Cinema

Free for kids 12 and under – only $5 for everyone else. Celebration! Woodland

Getty Drive-in  

Now open for the summer.

Mindbender Mansion – Grand Rapids Public Museum 

Airport Viewing Park at the Gerald Ford Int’l Airport

Grand Haven Musical Fountain

Kalamazoo Growlers
Click here for the schedule 

Battle Creek Bombers
Click here for schedule

Celery Flats Interpretive Center

Camp Creativity at Michaels

Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School

Kids Bowl for Free 

Stokes Homestead Farm Market

Curiosity Labs at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Boys & Girls Club of Muskegon Lakeshore
Free day camps at  various  locations


List of festivals and fairs: 

Ottawa County Fair July 24-29
Muskegon County Fair – July 24-29
Kalamazoo County Youth Fair – August  8-12
Calhoun County Fair –  August 12-19