Yup, summer is in full swing and already, the kids and I find ourselves feeling bored. So what to do? Well, if you are fortunate like us to live in Michigan, there are endless amounts of fairs and festivals to check out. Nothing says summer like a 4-H fair! In case there are any others out there who are looking for some affordable fun, I thought I'd share a couple of my favorite summer resources:
- Michigan Festivals and Events:
This website lets you explore different festivals and events by
region. They've got them all and include links to the event sites as
well allowing you to check out scheduled events, ticket prices (if
applicable) and much, much more.
- Kent District Libraries This is one of my favorite resources. I don't know about you, but money is tight around The Mentor Mom household. As a result, we are always looking for affordable, or better yet FREE, fun. Kent District Libraries offer a variety of free programs and events at their branches. You can search by branch, by date or even by event type. I think we will be checking out the Harry Potter event at the Cascade branch before we head to the movie on Wednesday!
- Grand Rapids Public Library The Grand Rapids Public Library also offers some wonderful events. Last year we went and checked out a percussion group who performed a variety of songs and dances from Africa. It was interesting learning about how the beats and motions worked together to convey stories about different topics such as the need for rain, harvesting crops, etc.
- GRKids.com If you are like me (lazy, wanting someone else to do all the work), then this is the site for you. All of the Grand Rapids goingsons are gathered in one spot for you. To make it even easier, you can can sign up for their newsletter and have the info sent right to your e-mail box! What could be better than that?! No more excuses for not knowing what is going on in the area. Gotta give a BIG shout out to Melody for putting this site together -- way to go, girl!
Do you have some other resources to share? Please post any suggestions, tips or links!