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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -August 26-28

by Jill P

 

The last weekend of August is here! Lots of family fun in store for this weekend. See our Weekend Picks for some of our recommendations plus our Event Calendar has more family fun, too!

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WEEKEND PICKS

 

For this weekend, consider:

Westnedge Movie

(photo courtesy of Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation Department)

  • Back to School Carnival & Movie in the Park on Friday at South Westnedge Park in Kalamazoo. Kzoo Parks and United Healthcare are hosting a Back to School Carnival and a Movie in the Park. The carnival will give families in the community an opportunity to receive school supplies for the upcoming school year. Activities include:  games, a moon bounce house, prizes and more will be at the event. A TABLET and MYSTERY BACKPACK will be raffled off. Big Hero 6 will start at dusk.

 

  • Kalamazoo Scottish Festival on Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Flescher Field in Oshtemo. Activities include: Celtic music, dancers, Highland games, vendors, and more.

 

  • Summer Art Stroll on Saturday from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in downtown Vicksburg. Stroll the streets of Vicksburg taking in art, music, and performances celebrating summertime in a small town.

mudfest

  • Mudfest! on Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Activities include: dig into a giant mud pit, giant slip ‘n slide, fun learning stations, and zip line. Admission to Mudfest is free with general KNC admission; guest passes are not valid for this special event. Additional fee required for Zipline (riders must be 4th grade and up). Admission: Members: Free, Adults: $7, Seniors: $6, Children & Students (4-17) $4, Children 3 & Under: Free.

 

 

WORTH THE DRIVE

Hastings Summerfest 2016 is happening in downtown Hastings from August 26-28. Activities include: arts and crafts vendors, concessions, free trolley rides, children’s activities, a softball tournament, 3-on-3 basketball, 10K/5K run, roller hockey tournament,  parade, car show, and more.


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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

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

August 26, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 08/26/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
Hastings Summerfest 2016
Downtown Hastings, Hastings, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
Richland Park Horse Trials
Richland Horse Park, Richland, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
Singin’ In The Rain
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Back2School Bash & Fish Fry
Pathfinder Church, Portage, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Fun Night Open House
Excel Dance Centre, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Fri 08/26/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 08/26/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Back to School Carnival & Movie in the Park!
South Westnedge Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 08/26/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

August 27, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 08/27/2016
Hastings Summerfest 2016
Downtown Hastings, Hastings, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
Richland Park Horse Trials
Richland Horse Park, Richland, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
Singin’ In The Rain
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 08/27/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 08/27/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kalamazoo Scottish Festival
Flesher Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saugatuck Farmers’ Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Joe Farmers Market
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Sat 08/27/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lowe's Build and Grow
Lowe’s Portage, Portage, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Chore Time
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Hawk
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Family Fun on the Farm
Buckham Farms, Schoolcraft, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summer Reading Triathlon Closing Ceremony
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Grill Night
Haverhill Elementary School, Portage, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Family Campout
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 08/27/2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Summer Art Stroll
Vicksburg Downtown, Vicksburg, MI

August 28, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 08/28/2016
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Family Campout
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
Hastings Summerfest 2016
Downtown Hastings, Hastings, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
Richland Park Horse Trials
Richland Horse Park, Richland, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
Singin’ In The Rain
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mudfest!
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cancer Families United Kickball Tournament
Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Concerts in the Parks
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 08/28/2016
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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