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Christmas Lite Show Returns

Christmas Lite Show Returns

It’s that time again! Christmas lights at the highest level in West Michigan!

Fifth Third Ballpark located at 4500 West River Drive in Comstock Park is the place to visit during the holiday season. Treat your family to the best magical light show around from November 22 – December 31. Two miles of stunning Christmas lights are sure to take your breath away and an exciting experience for your family.

Shows run from 5:30pm until 9:30pm, every night, even on the holidays.

Get tickets on-line today. Visit www.CHRISTMASLITESHOW.com for tickets.

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Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Is there anything more enjoyable than seeing a dog walking or running in the park – tongue hanging out without a care in the world? How about hundreds of dogs (and owners) in Halloween costumes at the park? That’s what participants in Humane Society of West Michigan’s (HSWM) 5th Annual Bark in the Dark extravaganza at Riverside Park will witness on Saturday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. 

Hosted by HSWM, Bark in the Dark is an annual fundraising 5K & 1 Mile fun run/walk supporting animals awaiting their forever families. This fun-filled event, perfect for the whole family – but especially those furry family members – will feature a photo booth, face painting, and balloon animals before the run/walk from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. The run/walk begins at 6:30pm and will be followed by music, complimentary snacks, and a beer tent!

Rogue River Blues on Tuesday Evening

Rogue River Blues on Tuesday Evening
The community is invited on Tuesday evenings to stroll along the White Pine Trial near the dam on Rogue River to the Garden Club Park stage to enjoy some musical entertainment of some of the best blues bands in the area. Tuesday, July 25 brings Joe Johnson & the Blueback’s in from 7-9pm at the Garden Park Stage. Bring the family, your lawn chairs or blankets, along with a picnic and relax under the skies to one of the best blues bands in the area. Visit: www.rockfordmichamber.com for more information on upcoming Tuesday evenings.

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Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog:

Start of Summer Celebration Returns this Weekend

Start of Summer Celebration Returns this Weekend

For the 49th year, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce invites the community to this Start of Summer Celebration!

Community families can enjoy the school year coming to a close and the start of the summer with fun activities, live entertainment, a parade, carnival rides, food, music and more.

A special Community Night for residents takes place on Thursday, June 8 from 5pm-11pm to say thank you for a great year. The Summer Celebration takes place Friday, June 9 from 5:00pm-9:30pm and Saturday, June 10 from noon–9:30pm in downtown Rockford.

Visit www.rockfordmichamber.com for details & prices.

Rockford Farmers Market

Rockford Farmers Market

America’s favorite Farmers Market of 2011 is starting up again for 2017!

Farm market enthusiast are invited to visit the heart of downtown Rockford, located in the South Squires Street Parking lot, off of Main Street on Saturdays, May 6 – October 28. The market will be open in May and October from 9:00am – 1:00pm and all months in between are open from 8:00am – 1:00pm.

Don’t miss the opportunity to check out a number of vendors, floral designs, great things to eat, along with seasonal produce.

Visit: www.rockfordmichamber.com