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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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Where To Find Reindeer Around SW Michigan

Along with Santa, the holiday season brings reindeer. We’ve put together a quick listing of various venues and events where your kiddos can see reindeer this season. Want to know more about reindeer? Check out these 11 Things You Might Not Know About Reindeer. Know of any place to find reindeer that we may have missed? Click here to submit your event to our Event Calendar.
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Live Nativity Scenes Around SW Michigan

If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate the season, consider visiting one of these Live Nativity programs. Our family enjoys attending one each year as one of our family Christmas traditions. Do you know of any Live Nativity or similar programs that we might have missed? If so, please let us know or you can submit right to our Event Calendar here.
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Santa Sightings around Kalamazoo – 2016

Santa Claus in coming to towns…Yes, towns, parks, Christmas parades, and so much more! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to take the kids to visit Santa Claus. There are plenty of locations and times where you can spot Jolly St. Nick around the Kalamazoo area this holiday season.  Enjoy all of the fun things of the season with your family!
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