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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -July 1-4

by Jill P

 

Happy 4th of July Weekend! We’re looking forward to all of the family fun in store for this week.

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Two of our favorite things about the 4th of July are parades and fireworks. Check out our HUGE Guide to SW Michigan Parades, Fireworks, and FAMILY FUN! You will find great parades and firework displays all over SW Michigan.

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WEEKEND PICKS

More weekend fun ideas include:

  • Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival on June 29- July 4. This weekend will be packed with tons of action at this family-friendly festival. We have so many reasons to love this event. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find: Five-hour Air Show featuring the US Air Force Thunderbirds, balloon launches, entertainment on the Center Stage, Skerbeck Family Carnival, two great fireworks displays, two balloon night illumes and a Twilight Air Show, and more. You’ll want to see the full daily schedule of activities here. Pricing for parking and admission varies by day.

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(photo courtesy of Tara Fletcher Photography)

  • Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball. This weekend is a big weekend for Kalamazoo Growlers baseball. Saturday, July 2 (7:05 pm) will feature RED, WHITE AND BOOM Night and ZOO!perstars. Post-game fireworks and Tishhouse Electric’s Wham City Lights show and the national Anthem sung by American Idol’s Matt Giraud. Sunday, July 3 is Archeology Night (game at 3:05 pm) an in-game scavenger hunt for “fossils” for all children 12 & under. Monday, July 4 (7:05 pm) is the 4th of July presented by WWMT News Channel 3. You’ll find the largest 4th of July fireworks show in Kalamazoo, Uncle Porter jerseys and post-game silent auction, and more. Click here for single game ticket information.

RELATED: Kalamazoo Area Summer Camp Guide

  • Mud Fest on July 2 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Leila Arboretum Children’s Garden. Feel mud squish between your toes, make mud pies, and celebrate International Mud Day (June 29th) on Saturday. Dress to get dirty and plan to rinse off in their sprinklers. $2 Donation/person requested.

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(photo courtesy of Historic Charlton Park) 

  • 34th Annual 4th of July at Historic Charlton Park in Hastings from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. Flag raising and remembrance begin before the Bar-B-Que. Games begin at 1:00 pm on the village green. Everyone is encouraged to bring a home-made pie to be judged by our expert panel. Pies will be auctioned off to help keep this event FREE to the public. Admission is FREE.

 

Related: Awesome Guide to Kalamazoo Summer Fun 


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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

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

July 1, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 07/01/2016
Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival
Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival, Battle Creek, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
Guys & Dolls •
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
Registration for Summer Reading Begins at Comstock Library
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Fri 07/01/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summer Dollar Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
KIDSWALK
Parchment Community Library, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vampires of the Great Lakes
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 07/01/2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Fridays with Miss Abby
Schoolcraft Library, Schoolcraft, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 07/01/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 07/01/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

July 2, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 07/02/2016
Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival
Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
Guys & Dolls •
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 07/02/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 07/02/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saugatuck Farmers’ Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
58th Annual Art Fair
Stanley Johnston Park, South Haven, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garage / Craft Sale
Vicksburg Library, Vicksburg, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Chore Time
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Salamander
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/02/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mud Fest
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI

July 3, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 07/03/2016
Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival
Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival, Battle Creek, MI
Sun 07/03/2016
Guys & Dolls •
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sun 07/03/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/03/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/03/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/03/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
58th Annual Art Fair
Stanley Johnston Park, South Haven, MI
Sun 07/03/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/03/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 07/03/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 07/03/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 07/03/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beetles, Bugs, and Butterflies
Kalamazoo Nature Center, 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.

 

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