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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -August 19-21

by Jill P

 

We’re in the homestretch of summer and there’s still plenty of summer fun happening all around town. You’ll love some of the great family fun in store for this weekend!

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WEEKEND PICKS

 

For this weekend, consider:

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  • Oshtemo Fun Day will be on Saturday, August 20 at Flesher Field in Oshtemo from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, rain or shine. FREE. Activities include: music, entertainment, tethered hot air balloon rides, air show, Oshtemo Fire Department bucket rides, mascots, magician, ambulances, police, trucks, petting zoo, pony rides, adoptable animals, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra musical petting zoo, American Red Cross Blood Mobile, and more! Plus, stop by our KZOOkids.com booth to enter to WIN 4 tickets to see Peppa Pig Live! at Miller Auditorium on October 12.

 

  • AZO Air Fair on Saturday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport. (The AZO Air Fair will take place at the new airview park next to the terminal). FREE. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an airport ‘touch a truck’ event, earn prizes in a scavenger hunt throughout the terminal, and get a delicious lunch at one of the two food trucks onsite. Activities for kids include face painting, balloon twisting, and craft areas.

 

  • Join the fun at the Character Skate featuring Captain America & Snow Queen at Wings West in Kalamazoo on Sunday. $9 admission and $3 for skate rental. (Skate supplies are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. Go early to rent your skates OR register online to reserve your skates until 2:30 pm.) See event listing for more information.

 

  • Butterfly Day at Leila Arboretum on Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Learn about butterfly life cycles, migration routes of some butterflies and which flowers you should plant to attract butterflies.  $2 donation per person requested.

 

  • Crayons4Kids Benefit Concert featuring Matt Giraud at Homer Stryker Field in Kalamazoo on Sunday from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Activities, food, silent auction, and more! Adults $10, kids under 12 are $5. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for the show.

 

WORTH THE DRIVE

 

  • The Grand Rapids Maker Faire is happening at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll love this  family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, local food, and more. Tickets for a single day pass are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $3 for children.

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

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

August 19, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 08/19/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
Singin’ In The Rain
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Silhouette Artist
LIttle Sprout Children’s Boutique, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 08/19/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Fri 08/19/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

August 20, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 08/20/2016
5th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Ride
Kal Haven Trailhead, South Haven, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
12:00 am
Grand Rapids Maker Faire
Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, 49504
Sat 08/20/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
RAFD Annual Village Car Show
downtown Augusta, Augusta , MI
Sat 08/20/2016
Singin’ In The Rain
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oshtemo Fun Day
Flesher Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 08/20/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
"Breakfast with Ballerinas" Open House
The Station, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Back to School Bash and Community Breakfast
Paramount Charter Academy, KALAMAZOO, Michigan
Sat 08/20/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 08/20/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Princess Character Breakfast
Burdick’s for Breakfast (2nd Floor of the Radisson), Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saugatuck Farmers’ Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Fancy Pants Theater (Ages 3-6)
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Chore Time
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
AZO Air Fair
Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport, Portage,
Sat 08/20/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Butterfly Day
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Honeybees
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fancy Pants Theater (Ages 6-11)
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Round Barn Harvest Party
Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery, Baroda, MI
Sat 08/20/2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Eco Raft Race
Mayors’ Riverfront Park, Kalamazoo,
Sat 08/20/2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet-A-Horse Day
True Vine Equestrian Center, Lawton, MI

August 21, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 08/21/2016
12:00 am
Grand Rapids Maker Faire
Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, 49504
Sun 08/21/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
Singin’ In The Rain
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Round Barn Harvest Party
Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery, Baroda, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
2:00 pm
Character Skate Featuring Captain America & Snow Queen
Wings West Ice Arena, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pollinators in Action
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Crayons4Kids Benefit Concert Featuring Matt Giraud
Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Concerts in the Parks
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/21/2016
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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