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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: August 18-20

by Jill P

 

Happy August! We are half way through August and there is still a ton of summer fun happening in our area. This weekend you’ll find movies in the park and at the ballpark, a super fun candle making class at one of our favorite local businesses, an awesome blueberry bash with tons of activities, Oshtemo Fun Day, and more!

Grab the kiddos and head out to one of the great events in our area.

We encourage you to check our full weekend Event Calendar too! There is so much to do this weekend.

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN

Here are some of our top picks for this weekend:

 

FRIDAY

Fri 08/18/2017
169th Calhoun County Fair
Calhoun County Fairgrounds, Marshall, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Movies in the Park (La Crone)
La Crone Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2017 Movie Night at the Ballpark
Kalamazoo Growlers, Kalamazoo, MI

SATURDAY

Oshtemo Fun Day

Sat 08/19/2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oshtemo Fun Day
Flesher Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Candle Making Class
Kalamazoo Candle Company, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
169th Calhoun County Fair
Calhoun County Fairgrounds, Marshall, MI

photo courtesy of Stokes Homestead Farm Market: Blueberry Bash

Sat 08/19/2017
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Free Blueberry Bash
Stokes Homestead Farm Market, Grand Junction, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Summer Fun Days: Astronomy
Air Zoo, Portage, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Who Eats Whom?
Harbors West Park, Portage, Michigan

 

SUNDAY

Sun 08/20/2017
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Very Harry Potter Day
Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum, Albion, Michigan
Sun 08/20/2017
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Crayons4Kids Benefit Concert
Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, MI

 

 

MORE SUMMER FUN

Check out our recent articles to make the most of your weekend time together.

Need ideas for family fun? We’ve got you covered! Our 101 Ideas For Summer Fun For Kalamazoo Familes will mean that your kiddos never say, “I’m bored”.

Free is good! 50 FREE Things To Do Around With Kids Around Kalamazoo This Summer.

Make sure you attend one of these great Summer Festivals and Fair Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan This Summer


We love the reading programs at our local libraries. See our Summer Reading Programs That Will Have Your Kids Happily Hitting The Books.

Summer berry picking is one of our favorite family activities. See our 2017 Ultimate Summer Fruit U-Pick Guide: Berry Picking and More for where you find a u-pick farm around SW Michigan.

FREE Outdoor Summer Concerts Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan are tons of fun for the family. Grab a picnic basket and go!

Visit a hidden gem in Battle Creek – the Kaleidoscope Garden at Leila Arboretum with our 5 tips on the best spots to explore Kaleidoscope Garden at Leila Arboretum

 

Best Places for Biking-Pinterest

Break out those bikes and go on a family bike ride. See our Best Trails for Bike Riding With Kids Around Kalamazoo.

Make sure to see our recently published article about all things FUN to do for families in the Petoskey area. Hunting for Petoskey stones, boat cruises, miniature-golf, candy tours and so much more are happening in Petoskey –  Traveling with Kids to Petoskey: Fun Things to Do 

Have you signed your kids up for summer camp yet? There are still some options to consider in August. See our 2017 Summer Camp Guide for great summer camps happening around our area.

 

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

August 18, 2017

Date/Time Event
Fri 08/18/2017
169th Calhoun County Fair
Calhoun County Fairgrounds, Marshall, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
Disney’s Newsies
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
Wolf Lake Hatchery Tours
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 08/18/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plainwell's Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, Michigan
Fri 08/18/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the Farmyard
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little Scientists
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Play and Learn
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
City Summer by Urban Folk Art Exploratory
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City Summer by Urban Folk Art Exploratory
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line and Sinker Kid's Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 08/18/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday Night Concert Series
Downtown St. Joe, St. Joseph, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Movies in the Park (La Crone)
La Crone Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/18/2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2017 Movie Night at the Ballpark
Kalamazoo Growlers, Kalamazoo, MI

August 19, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sat 08/19/2017
169th Calhoun County Fair
Calhoun County Fairgrounds, Marshall, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
Disney’s Newsies
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
Wolf Lake Hatchery Tours
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 08/19/2017
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oshtemo Fun Day
Flesher Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 08/19/2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Alamo Farmers & Crafters’ Market
Alamo Farmers & Crafters’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH AND COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
Paramount Charter Academy, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 08/19/2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers Market
Battle Creek Farmers Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line and Sinker Kid's Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 08/19/2017 - Sun 08/20/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kalamazoo's Vintage Market
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kalamazoo's Vintage Market
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 08/19/2017 - Sun 08/20/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Joe Farmers Market
Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, Michigan
Sat 08/19/2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mini Carnival
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Be the Change
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Candle Making Class
Kalamazoo Candle Company, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Customer Appreciation Day
Hobby Sports, Portage , Mi
Sat 08/19/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free Blueberry Bash
Stokes Homestead Farm Market, Grand Junction, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the Farmyard
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Owl
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nothing Rhymes with Orange Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Summer Fun Days: Astronomy
Air Zoo, Portage, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Baby Shower
Borgess Nazareth Campus, Kalamazoo, Mi
Sat 08/19/2017
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cray Day Festival
Vicksburg Downtown, Vicksburg, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
25th Annual Harvest Party
Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery, Baroda, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Who Eats Whom?
Harbors West Park, Portage, Michigan
Sat 08/19/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LEGO One-Scoop Challenge
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/19/2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday Cinema
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library, Galesburg, Mi

August 20, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sun 08/20/2017
Disney’s Newsies
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sun 08/20/2017
Wolf Lake Hatchery Tours
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sun 08/20/2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kalamazoo BB Gun & Airgun Show
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/20/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 08/20/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Paw Paw Farmer's Market
Downtown Paw Paw, Paw Paw, Mi
Sun 08/20/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kalamazoo's Vintage Market
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/20/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 08/20/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Portage Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 08/20/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A Very Harry Potter Day
Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum, Albion, Michigan
Sun 08/20/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 08/20/2017
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
25th Annual Harvest Party
Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery, Baroda, MI
Sun 08/20/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dichotomous Key Tree ID
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/20/2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crayons4Kids Benefit Concert
Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/20/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concerts in the Park
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/20/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kindleberger Summer Concert Series
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI

Need more ideas for family fun? 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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