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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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Family Fun Things To Do in Grand Rapids With Kids

  Have you wondered what there is to do in Grand Rapids with kids? We love heading to Grand Rapids whenever we can. Grand Rapids is just a one-hour drive and offers many opportunities for family fun. Grand Rapids is Michigan’s second-largest city and is located on the west side of the state. It is vibrant, full of life, and has many forms of
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Exciting Updates Coming To Celebration! Cinema Crossroads & Your Chance To WIN

Did you hear? Celebration! Cinema Crossroads in Portage is planning to introduce the newest advance in theatre seating with fully reclining seats. Woo-hoo! We love this type of seating. FULLY RECLINING SEATS KZOOkids had a chance to get a behind the scenes look last week and we loved the new seating. At this time, there are about four theatres that have fully reclining seats. Jenny
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List of Greater Kalamazoo Area Trunk or Treats

Ready for Halloween but don’t want to brave the streets in search of candy? Well, Trunk or Treats might just be the thing you’re looking for. At trunk or treats, costumed children walk through a parking lot or designated area, stopping at cars that have decorated trunks and receiving candy. We’ve put together a listing of trunk or treats and related events throughout our
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Fun Happenings with the Kalamazoo Wings This Season!

The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliates of the Vancouver Canucks, have announced the promotional schedule for the 2017-18 season, marking the 44th season of professional hockey at Wings Event Center. FUN THINGS COMING THIS SEASON Nightly/daily specials: Every weeknight game (excluding Fridays, education day, and pink ice) are 269 nights, featuring $2 beer/soda, $6 food baskets, and $9 tickets. Weekday nights are also “Winning
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The ULTIMATE GUIDE To Fall Family Fun Around Kalamazoo

The leaves have started changing and autumn is here, so grab your pumpkin spice latte and check out our 2017 ULTIMATE Guide to Fall Family Fun in Kalamazoo! To make planning your family fun a little easier, we’ve created posts to help you find exactly what you’re looking for! Each of the below images will take you to a guide specific to that topic.
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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: October 6-8

    Welcome to the weekend! There are so many fun things to do this weekend that you won’t want to miss all of the fun. See our ideas for fall weekend fun, some of our Weekend Picks, and our full weekend event calendar. There is something for everyone in your family this weekend! Note: This weekend, many of our Weekend Picks include events
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DeGrandchamp Farms Annual Cranberry Harvest Day

Did you know that we have cranberry bogs right here in Michigan? Our family attended the Annual Cranberry Harvest Day at DeGrandchamp Farms a few years ago and found it educational. DeGrandchamp Farms will be hosting their Annual Cranberry Havest Day. The cranberry harvest takes place just once a year. On October 14, 2017, DeGrandchamp Farms will hold an Open House event where everyone is
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KSO Presents Star Wars: A New Hope Live In Concert and Your Chance to WIN 2 Tickets

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is excited to present Star Wars: A New Hope Live in Concert October 12 and 13. These performances will mark the beginning of the KSO’s exclusive three-year deal with Disney (announced March 31, 2017). This performance, under the direction of Resident Conductor and Interim Music Director, Daniel Brier, will feature the full-length iconic film on the big screen while the
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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: September 29- October 1

It’s finally starting to feel like fall! Fall is a great time to get outdoors with your family and explore. It looks like we’ll have great weather this weekend. See our ideas for fall weekend fun, some of our Weekend Picks, and our full weekend event calendar. There is something for everyone in your family this weekend!   FALL WEEKEND FUN See our ideas for
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Great Fall Donut and Cider Spots in SW Michigan

Fall is here and that means it is time to head out to get donuts and apple cider from one (or more) of many great places we have found in and around Kalamazoo! And, while you are checking donuts and cider off of your fall bucket list, stay to take advantage of all the activities that these fabulous places have to offer (some for
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