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Five Spots to Buy Halloween Costumes Around Kalamazoo

The nights are getting cooler and the leaves are turning colors in Southwest Michigan. This can only mean one thing – Halloween is on the way! If your little ghoul or goblin is looking for a costume this year, we’ve got the hook up in Kalamazoo! Check out the top spots to find a Halloween costume around town. Five Halloween Costume Stores in Kalamazoo
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Where To Go Apple Picking and/or Get Your Pumpkin Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan – 2017

  There are so many uses for apples! Fresh off of the tree, cider, pies, muffins, and more, apples are one of our favorite fruits, and they herald in the start of fall. If you’re wondering where you can go to pick a peck of apples around the Kalamazoo area, KZOOKids has your updated list right here! Note: We recommend calling ahead to the
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A Spooktacular Time Awaits at Silver Lake Resort and Campground

Photos courtesy of Silver Lake Resort and Campground You didn’t think Silver Lake Resort and Campground was only about camping did you? Silver Lake Resort and Campground serves up a ghoulishly family-fun weekend that you don’t want to miss! Head to Silver Lake Resort and Campground September 22-23rd for ALL things Halloween! There will be a costume and site-decorating contest, pumpkin carving, Halloween movie, trick-or-treating,
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4th of July Parades, Fireworks, & FAMILY FUN Around Kalamazoo

Our 2017 4th of July Parades and Fireworks Guide for SW Michigan is brought to you by AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool.  Now enrolling our After School Club for school-age children. We offer transportation to and from local schools, homework help, and fun activities. We also offer Winter, Spring & Summer Explorer programs during the school year break. To learn more,
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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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Great Campgrounds Close to Home: Make Your Summer Camping Plans Now

Whether you are a seasoned camper or looking to take your family camping for the first time, the greater Kalamazoo area has many options. We asked our Facebook followers to share their favorite family-friendly campgrounds. Check out the list below to find the right location for you this summer: (photo courtesy of Tara Fletcher Photography) Campgrounds Located Within An Hour Of Kalamazoo Camp Michiwana
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Taste The Sweetness of Spring: Maple Sugar Festival at the KNC

After the long cold winter, the Maple Sugar Festival at the Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC) is sweeter than ever! On Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12; head out to KNC to start your day with delicious pancakes smothered in real maple syrup! Walk along a wooded trail with a KNC Naturalist for a maple sugar tour. Experience the amazing Birds of Prey up
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Holiday Lights & Christmas Card Displays Around Kalamazoo 2016

Start the car, fill up a thermos of hot chocolate and grab some cookies so the whole family can enjoy an evening of twinkling Holiday light displays in the Southwest Michigan area. Let us know in the comment section below if you know of any other local Holiday light displays that families must see. Thanks! *This article has been updated for 2016.    CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND
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Five Fun Things to Do in Chicago with Kids Before Christmas

If you are looking for fun things to do to celebrate this holiday, Chicago provides lots of wonderful events and activities going on all throughout the city. While Chicago winters can be a bit harsher than most cities, their beautiful lights and decorations will all make it worth it. Chicago is definitely the place to be to get your family in the holiday cheer.
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All Aboard: Where To Find Holiday Trains Around SW Michigan

All aboard! If you have a little train enthusiast on your list this year, then look no further! KZOO Kids has you covered for all of the best train experiences in Southwest Michigan! These locomotor attractions are sure to excite train lovers young and old this holiday season. Coopersville & Marne Railway  306 E. Main Street, PO Box 55, Coopersville, MI 49404 Ride aboard
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