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2017 Kalamazoo Holiday Parade Information & After Parade Family Fun You Won’t Want To Miss!

    The 56th Annual Kalamazoo Holiday Parade, presented by Maple Hill Auto Group serves as the kickoff to the holiday season in downtown Kalamazoo for all of Kalamazoo County and its neighboring communities.You won’t want to miss the fun this Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00 am. It’s a great chance to kick off the holiday season and to honor our Veterans. This
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Halloween Spooktacular Deals & Other Halloween Eats and Treats Around Kalamazoo

  Its Halloween time and many families look forward to trick-or-treating with their family to special Halloween treats in the area. We’ve done some digging and here is a list of the local Halloween deals we have found. Please the confirm the details BEFORE you head out to avoid disappointment.   Chipotle Boorito Just go to any Chipotle in costume from 3:00 pm to
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2017 Halloween Candy Buybacks and More: A Sweet Way to Reduce the Sugar!

Let’s face it – candy and children (even us adults) go hand-in-hand.  Halloween is fun, but what to do with all of the Halloween candy. There’s a ton of it, right? We’ve got you covered. Check out our listing of what to do with all that candy with a variety of Halloween candy “Buy Back” programs locally and other donation options.   Local Halloween Candy Buy-Back
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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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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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2017 Trick or Treat Times Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan

Halloween falls on Tuesday this year. Trick-or-Treating is the culmination of a month of festivals, corn mazes, apple picking, and everything we love about fall in Michigan. So when and where do the communities in the Southwest Michigan area make the door-to-door dash for free candy? Take a look at our listings below for the trick-or-treat times around Kalamazoo. Please check back frequently, as
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Halloween Happenings For Kalamazoo: The ULTIMATE Guide To Halloween Event For Kids and Families

  Happy Halloween season! We’ve updated our annual list for 2017 of events in the greater Kalamazoo & SW Michigan area for Halloween. Once again, there are so many to choose from! Get your kids dressed up, and even dress up yourself, there’s something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for trick-or-treating, Halloween crafts, pumpkin carving, or parades, there are so many fun events that
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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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BEST Places to Find Birthday Cakes around Kalamazoo

Are you planning a birthday party? Then you need a cake! Sometimes making a cake from scratch just isn’t in the cards and you need to pick up a delicious cake for your party. From last-minute cakes to vegan, to gluten-free –  we’ve compiled an extensive list of where to find the best birthday cakes for all ages in the Kalamazoo area.    Traditional Bakeries
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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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