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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – February 5

by Jill P

 

Welcome to February! Have cabin fever? We have the perfect cure for cabin fever with one of the great events happening in the area this weekend.

 

For this weekend, consider…

See individual listings for times, pricing, and venue information. 

2016 Storytelling Festival | February 5 & 6 | Kalamazoo Valley Museum in downtown Kalamazoo

  • Join the Storytelling Festival on Friday night for Kalamazoo’s Art Hop and Festival kick-off with the Pen Dragon Calligraphy Guild and storytelling performances at 5:30 and 7 p.m. The vendor fair opens at 10:00 am on Saturday, and storytellers begin at the top of the hour from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. FREE.

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(photo courtesy of the Air Zoo)

February is Open Cockpit Month at the Air Zoo. It’s a great opportunity to check out one of their amazing aircraft. The Air Zoo’s open cockpit experience is FREE with paid general admission and offers great photo opportunities.

First Saturday @ KPL | February 6 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Kalamazoo Public Library, Central location

  • Take your family to the library the first Saturday of each month! Get your library card or pick out some books to check out! Enjoy stories, activities, special guests, and door prizes. FREE.


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(photo courtesy of Kzoo Family and Baby Expo)

Kzoo Family and Baby Expo | February 7 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Radisson in downtown Kalamazoo

  • Join the fun at this FREE family event from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Radisson Plaza Hotel. The first 100 families through the door get a bag with a free pair of Baby Legs from the expo and Little Sprout Children’s Boutique!
  • You’ll find more than 50 exhibit booths and participate in super fun activities such as: bounce house, kiddie obstacle course, a visit from Darth Vader, a visit from Porter, the Kalamazoo Growlers mascot, and more. Plus, FREE performances from Alan Kazam, Once Upon A Princess, the Air Zoo, and more! Your kids will love this event.
  • We’ll be there too! Stop by our KZOOkids booth as we’ll have some awesome giveaways. We’ll have a family 4 pack of tickets to see Golden Dragon Acrobats Present Cirque Ziva and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! to giveaway courtesy of our friends at Miller Auditorium.

 

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(photo courtesy of St. Joseph Today, Joshua Nowicki)

Ice Festivals Worth The Trip!

There are three fun winter festivals that are happening within an hour drive of Kalamazoo. If you’re looking to get out of town, you’ll want to check out one of these options:

12th Annual Magical Ice Festival in downtown St. Joseph running all weekend.

Ice Breaker 2016 in South Haven is happening this weekend, too.

Marshall Ice Wine & Blues Festival in downtown Marshall.

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Valentine Events For Kids

Coming up next week, there area a lot of fun Valentine events and activities for kids. Click here to see the round-up of events.

More winter fun can be found on our Event Calendar. Check it out here!

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

February 5, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 02/05/2016
12 Annual Magical Ice Festival
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Fri 02/05/2016
2016 Storytelling Festival
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
Guys and Dolls by the Portage Central Performing Arts
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stories with "Mrs. Uggabumper"
TREAT STREET Ice Cream Parlor, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Biscuit the Dog Character Visit
Barnes & Noble, Battle Creek, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cooper's Glen Music Festival 2016
Radisson Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/05/2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open Gym - Battle Creek
Branch Gymnastics – Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan
Fri 02/05/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

February 6, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 02/06/2016
12 Annual Magical Ice Festival
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Sat 02/06/2016
2016 Storytelling Festival
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
Guys and Dolls by the Portage Central Performing Arts
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
Ice Breaker 2016
Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Valentines Mailbox
Home Depot Locations, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Benjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Captured in Clay Event
Little Sprout Children’s Bouttique, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Owl
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
First Saturday @ KPL
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/06/2016
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parents' Night Out
Branch Gymnastics – Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI

February 7, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 02/07/2016
12 Annual Magical Ice Festival
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Sun 02/07/2016
Guys and Dolls by the Portage Central Performing Arts
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI
Sun 02/07/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/07/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sun 02/07/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/07/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/07/2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kzoo Baby & Family Expo
Radisson Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/07/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 02/07/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 02/07/2016 - Mon 02/08/2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Downhill Ski or Snowboad Lessons
Timber Ridge, Gobles, MI
Sun 02/07/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/07/2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Once Upon a Raptor
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/07/2016
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Teen Dungeons & Dragons
Vicksburg Library, Vicksburg, MI

 

 

 

Always remember to check our Events Calendar at KZOOkids.com. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?

 

 

 

 

Jill P

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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