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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: July 14 – 16

by Jill P

 

Welcome to the weekend. It looks like we are going to have great weather this weekend and there is tons of family fun happening in and around Kalamazoo this weekend. There are some great local festivals, outdoor movies and performances, kids art fair, and more!

As always, we encourage you to check our full weekend Event Calendar too! There is so much to do this weekend.

We are the headquarters for family fun in SW Michigan. See our “More Summer Fun” section for more ideas for summer fun.

Photo courtesy of the Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts

 

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN

Here are some of our top picks for this weekend:

FRIDAY

Fri 07/14/2017
5:30 pm
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
7:00 pm
Once Upon A Mattress
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Movies in the Park (Southside Park)
Southside Park, Kalamazoo,


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SATURDAY

Sat 07/15/2017
Black Arts Festival: Unity Through Culture
La Crone Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
Civil War Muster
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
Kindleberger Summer Festival
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kid’s Art Fair
Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan
Sat 07/15/2017
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wildlife Neighbors
Oakland Drive Park, Portage, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
3:30 pm
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
5:00 pm
Once Upon A Mattress
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI

 

 

SUNDAY

Sun 07/16/2017
Civil War Muster
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
GRPM Free Day
Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, 49504
Sun 07/16/2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DeLano Open House
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
3:30 pm
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Concerts in the Park
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
5:00 pm
Once Upon A Mattress
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, 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!

MA-Ferris Wheel

Planning a trip to Michigan’s Adventure this summer? We have tips for your family fun trip this summer in our Michigan’s Adventure: Family Fun Park Worth The Drive.

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.

 

Sleeping Bear Dunes

We love Traverse City! Each summer we make the trip north for great family fun. See our Traverse City with Kids: Tips For Your Next Family Adventure.

Have you signed your kids up for summer camp yet? Now is the time to do it! Top camps are filling up quickly. See our 2017 Summer Camp Guide for great summer camps happening around our area.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

July 14, 2017

Date/Time Event
Fri 07/14/2017
Black Arts Festival: Unity Through Culture
La Crone Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
VBDL Antwerp Sunshine Branch Summer Reading
VBDL Antwerp Sunshine Branch, Mattawan, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
Wolf Lake Hatchery Tours
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 07/14/2017
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Vintage Electronics Extravaganza '17
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Great Lakes Summer Postcard & Paper Show
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plainwell's Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, Michigan
Fri 07/14/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Stuffed Animal Library Sleepover
Parchment Community Library, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the Farmyard
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Jammin with BenJammin!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Play and Learn
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Popsicles & Pages!
Parchment Community Library, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tales on the Trail
Alma Powell Branch Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
City Summer by Urban Folk Art Exploratory
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Create! (Grades 2-5)
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City Summer by Urban Folk Art Exploratory
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mike Yore Memorial Car Show
Downtown St. Joe, St. Joseph, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line and Sinker Kid's Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 07/14/2017
5:30 pm
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Movies in the Park
Memory Isle Park, Three Rivers, Michigan
Fri 07/14/2017
7:00 pm
Once Upon A Mattress
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Berries, Blues & BBQ Dinner
Stokes Homestead Farm Market, Grand Junction, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday Night Concert Series
Downtown St. Joe, St. Joseph, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Movies in the Park (Southside Park)
Southside Park, Kalamazoo,

July 15, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sat 07/15/2017
Black Arts Festival: Unity Through Culture
La Crone Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
Civil War Muster
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
Kindleberger Summer Festival
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
VBDL Antwerp Sunshine Branch Summer Reading
VBDL Antwerp Sunshine Branch, Mattawan, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
Wolf Lake Hatchery Tours
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 07/15/2017
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Kindleberger Summer Festival 5K Race and Kids Fun Run
Parchment United Methodist Church, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 07/15/2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vintage Electronics Extravaganza '17
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Alamo Farmers & Crafters’ Market
Alamo Farmers & Crafters’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers Market
Battle Creek Farmers Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fitness in the Parks
Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Great Lakes Summer Postcard & Paper Show
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line and Sinker Kid's Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 07/15/2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 07/15/2017 - Sun 07/16/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Joe Farmers Market
Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, Michigan
Sat 07/15/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Black Rock Medieval Fest
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Book Sale
Parchment Community Library, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Candle Making Class
Kalamazoo Candle Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 07/15/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kid's Art Fair
Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan
Sat 07/15/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Maker Saturday
Schoolcraft Library, Schoolcraft, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Stupendous Saturdays - Build A Dino with Paleo Joe
Otsego District Library, Otsego, Michigan
Sat 07/15/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the Farmyard
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Barnyard Story Corner
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pets in the Garden
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pig the Pug Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildlife Neighbors
Oakland Drive Park, Portage, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
3:30 pm
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beat in the Creek 2017
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
5:00 pm
Once Upon A Mattress
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lighted Boat Parade
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan

July 16, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sun 07/16/2017
Black Arts Festival: Unity Through Culture
La Crone Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
Civil War Muster
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
Wolf Lake Hatchery Tours
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sun 07/16/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Paw Paw Farmer's Market
Downtown Paw Paw, Paw Paw, Mi
Sun 07/16/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Black Rock Medieval Fest
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Portage Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
GRPM Free Day
Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, 49504
Sun 07/16/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DeLano Open House
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Princess Tea at Henderson Castle
Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Creative Writing in the Woods
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
3:30 pm
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concerts in the Park
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
5:00 pm
Once Upon A Mattress
The Stage at Kindleberger, 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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