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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -August 12-14

by Jill P

 

Lots of family fun in store for this weekend!

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WEEKEND PICKS

For this weekend, consider:

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  • Now is the time to check the fun happenings at the Kalamazoo County Fair. You’ll find: special theme days with FREE giveaways, see over 400 farm animals on display, educational displays, 4-H Exhibits, carnival rides, games and food. Daily Admission: Adults $6, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids 5 and under are free. The Fair runs through August 13. Click here to see the full schedule of events over the next few days.

Blueberry festival pancake

  • Head over to South Haven for the National Blueberry Festival running August 11-14. You’ll find: parade, sidewalk sales, Meijer Kids Activity Day, entertainment, blueberry pie eating contests, crafts, and more. 
  • Art U is happening at the Portage District Library on Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This day is all hands-on fun for all ages. The library provides the materials, you provide the creativity. FREE.
  • Discover DeLano Farms is happening on Sunday at the Kalamazoo Nature Center from 2:00 -3:00 pm. Enjoy a guided hike around DeLano Farms to learn how the land was used historically as well as today. Meet the farm animals, visit the gardens, and tour the homestead. Indoor/outdoor program for all ages. Meet at DeLano Homestead, 555 West E Avenue. Normal admission fees apply.

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  • It’s the last weekend to catch a Kalamazoo Growlers game during their regular season. With fun games on both Saturday at 6:05 pm (Emojersey Night) and Sunday at 5:05 pm (Clue Night), you have one last chance to experience the family fun at the game.

 

MORE SUMMER FUN

With summer winding down, you’ll want to check out one of these summer fun activities. There are so many fun activities to squeeze in whether it be renting a canoe, dining at an outdoor restaurant, or finding a new picnic spot to take the kids.

 

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

See our full Event Calendar for great family activities and fun!

August 12, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 08/12/2016
Battle Creek's International SummerFest
McCamly Park, Battle Creek, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
National Blueberry Festival
Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
Great Lakes Longbow Invitational
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summer Dollar Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 08/12/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Movie in the Park: The Good Dinosaur
Mill Race Park, Battle Creek,
Fri 08/12/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 08/12/2016
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Movie's Under the Stars - Minions
Design Street, Plainwell, Mi
Fri 08/12/2016
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Van Buren State Park - Meteors & S'mores
Van Buren State Park, South Haven, Michigan

August 13, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 08/13/2016
Battle Creek's International SummerFest
McCamly Park, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
National Blueberry Festival
Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Get Active Portage! 2016
Ramona Park, Portage, Michigan
Sat 08/13/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 08/13/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fitness in the Parks
Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 08/13/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saugatuck Farmers’ Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Customer Appreciation Day
Hobby Sports, Portage , Mi
Sat 08/13/2016
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Fancy Pants Theater (Ages 3-6)
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KPL’s 5th Annual Lego Building Contest
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Chore Time
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Box Turtle
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fancy Pants Theater (Ages 6-11)
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nelson's Wildlife Safari
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library, Galesburg, Mi
Sat 08/13/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Soakin’ and Splashin’ in the Garden
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Sat 08/13/2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Potluck Picnic
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library, Galesburg, Mi
Sat 08/13/2016
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
PalletPalooza Day
Western Michigan University-Recreation Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

August 14, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 08/14/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
National Blueberry Festival
Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
Great Lakes Longbow Invitational
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Princess Tea Party
Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discover DeLano Farms
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Concerts in the Parks
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Music in the Park
Flesher Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/14/2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kindleberger Summer Concert Series
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, 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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