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Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.

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Michigan Library Card – Your Ticket to More Than Books This Summer!

Hurry to the nearest Michigan library if you don’t already have a library card. Considering a visit to Saugatuck Dunes State Park or is a trip to the Kalamazoo Nature Center on the summer bucket list? You can access hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, recreation areas and campgrounds for either free or discounted admission with a library card. Here’s how
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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: June 23-25

Weekend fun is here! We have tons of ideas for family fun this weekend. So grab the kids and head out to one of these local events.  Want even more family fun? See our full weekend event calendar at the end of this article. So many great options for family events. We are the headquarters for family fun in SW Michigan. See our “More
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50 FREE Things To Do Around With Kids Around Kalamazoo This Summer

Summer is officially here, which probably means you are looking for ways to entertain and educate your kids. While splurging a little on a trip to the zoo, a museum or even a little vacation is worth the cost, it isn’t for every day. Did you know there are plenty of opportunities here in Kalamazoo for you to explore for FREE? Check out our list of
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Summer Reading Programs That Will Have Your Kids Happily Hitting The Books

Looking to keep the kids engaged and challenged this summer? Sign them up for a great summer reading program!We absolutely love all of the great summer reading programs at our local libraries around Kalamazoo County and SW Michigan. It’s a great opportunity for your kids to earn free stuff, keep them reading over the summer, and allow a chance to unplug (no screentime here).
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Find Waldo in Kalamazoo: Summertime Fun to Support the Shop Local Movement

  Where’s Waldo? In Kalamazoo, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including these partners: Bookbug, Little Sprout Children’s Boutique, Satellite Records,
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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: June 16-18

Happy Father’s Day weekend! We want to wish all of the great fathers in our community a very Happy Father’s Day.  Want even more family fun? See our full weekend event calendar at the end of this article. So many great options for family events. WEEKEND FAMILY FUN   Attend a FREE Outdoor Summer Concert this weekend. Head to a Farmers Market for great
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FREE Outdoor Summer Concerts Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan

We love the music and arts scene in the greater Kalamazoo area! Summer is the perfect time to experience it. There are so many great summer concert series in our community that are perfect for the entire family to attend. And they are FREE! Grab your chairs and picnic baskets and head out to enjoy one of these FREE summer concerts. If you know
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101 Things To Do This Summer With Kids Around Kalamazoo: Your ULTIMATE Summer Bucket List

  Summer days are here! If your family needs some help deciding what to do this summer, try picking things off of our summer bucket list! We’ve put together a great list of things to do around Kalamazoo and Michigan this summer. We love to travel over the summer and explore all that our region and the great state of Michigan has to offer.  Don’t
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WIN! Tickets to the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival-2017

Do your kiddos love hot air balloons, airplanes, fireworks, carnival rides, and entertainment? This year’s Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival will have all this and more! We are beyond excited for this year’s Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival. We are especially looking forward to this year’s feature of TORA, TORA, TORA, the Commemorative Air Force’s Re-Enactment of
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Outdoor Summer Movies Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan

The summer season is officially here! What’s more fun in summer than watching a movie under the stars? Grab a picnic, bug spray, lawn chairs and blankets and head over to one of these awesome locations for a FREE movie event. If you know of any additional outdoor movies in the area,  please let us know so we can submit it to our event calendar.
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