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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

Community Expo Returns

Community Expo Returns

The most popular event is coming to Rockford High School the middle of March!

This is the perfect opportunity for the community to see what businesses are in the area, what they do and offer. There will be business community information available, entertainment, cash giveaways, along with the chance to win a trip to Puerto Vallarta.

The 13th Annual Community Expo takes place on Saturday, March 18 from 9:00am through 3:00pm at the Rockford High School, located at 4100 Kroes NE in Rockford, Michigan.

Call: (616)886-2000 or visit www.rockfordmichamber.com for more information.

Candlelight Snowshoeing on Valentines Day

Candlelight Snowshoeing on Valentines Day

Make plans to spend time with your significant other on Valentine’s Day!

Howard Christiansen Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Drive in Kent City is offering three Candlelight Snowshoe guided excursion through their scenic trails on Valentine’s Day. You can choose 6:30pm, 7:30pm or 9:00pm.

The excursion includes snowshoe and is a one mile hike through candle lit trails with the chance to warm up by the fire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. It’s a romantic evening you won’t want to miss.

Member Cost: $8.00 per couple and Non-members are $15.00 per couple.

Call: (616)675-3158 for more information or visit www.howardchristiansen.org to book tickets.

Fall Stream Insect Monitoring Event

Fall Stream Insect Monitoring Event

The Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project – Trout Unlimited invite the community to volunteer for this Fall Stream Event on October 1.

Volunteer groups of all ages will gather & interpret insects from various stream sites in the Rogue River watershed. Experience is not required. Under 16 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult.

Dress for the weather, bring waders, if have them and lunch will be provided.

RSVP soon for this Monitoring event taking place at the Rockford Community Cabin located at 220 N. Monroe Street on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00am to 1:00pm!

Call: (312)391-4760 or e-mail jvaughan@tu.org to RSVP.

Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

The State Park in Grand Haven comes to life with incredible kite performances this weekend. Don’t miss the fun!

For the 28th year, the world’s best kite flyers - individuals, pairs & teams will be performing continuously on Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, May 22 from 11am – 5pm.

Kite enthusiast and their families are invited to experience different size kites with amazing capabilities controlled by professional kite handlers. There will also be an Open Flying Field to fly your own kite.

Grand Haven State Park is located at 1001 Harbor Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan 49417.

Call: 1-866-428-2335 or visit www.mackite.com for more information.