Home   Around Kalamazoo   Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – March 11-13

Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – March 11-13

by Jill P

 

Spring is in the air! We’ve been loving the great weather that we had this week. Lots of fun stuff to do this weekend in and around Kalamazoo.  Our Weekend Picks are just a sampling of the great family events in our area. Please see our Event Calendar for a full listing of events. This is a busy weekend!

 

For this weekend, consider…

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

 

KNC Maple Sugar-3

(photo courtesy of the Kalamazoo Nature Center) 

Maple Sugar Festival | Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 | Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo

  • Join the fun at the 51st Annual Maple Sugar Festival. Start your day with delicious pancakes smothered in real Michigan maple syrup! Walk along a wooded trail with a naturalist for a maple sugar tour. Experience our amazing Birds of Prey up close! The whole family will enjoy this sweet experience. See listing for the full listing of activities during both days.
  • Admission: Members: free, adults: $7, seniors: $6, children & students (4-17) $4, and children 3 & Under: free.

st.patricks-1

St. Patrick’s Day Parade | March 12 at 11:00 am | Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Mall

  • The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. on the Burdick St. Mall, at Michigan Ave. marching south down Burdick street, turning right on to Cedar street and ending in front of the Knights of Columbus hall. The parade goes on, rain, snow or sun.

 

Disney Storytime and Sing-Along | March 12 at 1:00 pm | Barnes and Noble in Battle Creek

  • This event will include sing-a-long fun, live animals, and games & crafts featuring our favorite Disney characters! Also, this event will include sing-a-long fun, live animals, and games & crafts featuring our favorite Disney characters! RSVP IS requested, call Barnes & Noble (269) 979-8060.

 

Fancy Nancy The Musical | March 12-20 – Showtimes range from 11:00 am, 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm | Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo

  • Fancy Nancy the Musical is filled with wit and energy, from the top of Nancy’s gleaming tiara down to her studded sparkly shoes. Call 343-2727 or visit farmersalleytheatre.com for tickets. Tickets are selling fast, so call soon to get your tickets. 

 


sponsor:
sponsor:

 

KIA Art Detectives | March 12 at 11:00 am | Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts

  • Free for children and adults, the KIA runs Art Detectives programs once a month. After a story, children visit the art gallery and then go back into the studio to create a masterpiece! Parking is free, just tell the guards that you are there for the Art Detectives class.

 

More Weekend Fun!

butterflies-4

The Butterflies are Blooming exhibition in Grands Rapids is now in full swing. See our article we published here earlier this week for more info. Plus, enter to WIN a family pass.

More Mom to Mom Sales are happening this weekend. You won’t want to miss some of the great deals at these sales.

Free or Cheap Movies are in full swing with their spring line-ups.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Saugatuck is always a fun time. The parade is on March 12 starting at 2:00 pm in downtown Saugatuck.

Kalamazoo Home Expo & Garden Show is at the Kalamazoo Expo Center. It’s a great opportunity to check out various vendors, especially if you have a remodeling or home project on the horizon.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

We continue recommend that you check on all ice skating, sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter related activities before you head out. Spring is in the air!

March 11, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 03/11/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
GR Mothers of Twins Club Semi-Annual Sale
GR Mothers of Twins Club Semi-Annual Sale, Wyoming, 49519
Fri 03/11/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
Kalamazoo Home Expo & Garden Show
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
Photos with the Easter Bunny
The Crossroads, Portage, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
Goodrich Movie Theatres, Various Locations, Michigan
Fri 03/11/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Preschool Play and Learn
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stop Motion Animation
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Fri 03/11/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teen Night at the KIA
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Western Broncos Gymnastics Team Home Competition
Western Michigan University- University Arena, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/11/2016 - Sat 03/12/2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Little Shop of Horrors
Vicksburg Performing Arts Center, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 03/11/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

March 12, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 03/12/2016
2016 Girlfriends Getaway
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
Bunny Train in Coopersville
Coopersville & Marne Railway Company, Coopersville, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
Fancy Nancy The Musical
farmers alley theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
GR Mothers of Twins Club Semi-Annual Sale
GR Mothers of Twins Club Semi-Annual Sale, Wyoming, 49519
Sat 03/12/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
Kalamazoo Home Expo & Garden Show
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
Maple Sugar Festival
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
Photos with the Easter Bunny
The Crossroads, Portage, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mom 2 Mom Sale!
Gracespring Bible Church, Richland, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Our World for Children's MOM TO MOM SALE
St. Mark Church, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Bad Prom 5K Trail Run
Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mom 2 Mom Sale
Kids Crossing Learning Center, Vicksburg, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
All Kids Can! Expo
WoodsEdge Learning Center, Portage, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Benjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
Goodrich Movie Theatres, Various Locations, Michigan
Sat 03/12/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Storytime
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Sat 03/12/2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sensory Showtimes at Celebration Cinema
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Detectives
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crybaby Concert
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Disney Storytime and Sing-Along
Barnes and Noble Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Mi
Sat 03/12/2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE!
LMC- Medel Center, Benton Harbor, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/12/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Illustrator Matt Faulkner Presents: "Elizabeth Started all the Trouble"
Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI

March 13, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 03/13/2016
Bunny Train in Coopersville
Coopersville & Marne Railway Company, Coopersville, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
Fancy Nancy The Musical
farmers alley theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
Kalamazoo Home Expo & Garden Show
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
Maple Sugar Festival
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
Photos with the Easter Bunny
The Crossroads, Portage, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
Goodrich Movie Theatres, Various Locations, Michigan
Sun 03/13/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Princess Tea
Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/13/2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!-SOLD OUT
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, 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.

 

Comments are closed.