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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -July 29-31

by Jill P

 

Summer is in full swing. Our family has spent the week checking off some of the things from our Summer Bucket List and enjoying vacation time with our family.

It’s hard to believe that we’re already to the last week of July! This weekend, we’re taking a different approach to our Weekend Picks. We’re including some activities that we want to squeeze in yet this summer. You’ll find these under, more family fun. Enjoy your weekend.

WEEKEND PICKS

For this weekend, consider:

  • Take the kids to Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Barn Theatre in Augusta. See link for show times and ticket info.
  • Catch a movie under the stars. Join the fun in Plainwell for Bolt-Movie’s Under the Stars on Friday evening. 
  • Join the Harry Potter Party at the Kalamazoo Public Library on Saturday. Activities include: trivia, a reading from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hogwarts themed snacks, games, and crafts. Or join the Harry Potter Midnight Release Party at Bookbug on Saturday. Bookbug will have bookstore theater seating and silver screen viewing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.” Four outdoor lit tents will represent each “House” with activities/snacks at each, including: potion making, trivia and other wizardly wonders. Costumes and other magic encouraged.
  • Friday night is Row the Boat Night with Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball. The game starts at 7:05 pm and will have post-game fireworks, too!

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MORE FAMILY FUN

  • Pack a picnic and head out to a new picnic spot. See some of our readers’ favorites here.
  • Participate in a FREE summer program at the Wolf Lake Hatchery.
  • Join in on Saturday Chore Time at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. See what it’s like to take care of farm animals. (Normal program fees apply.)
  • With the bounty of the season, we can’t resist trying a new farmers’ markets this weekend. You’ll love all of the great produce and other goodies at the SW Michigan Farmers’ Markets.

 

FURTHER AWAY, BUT WORTH THE TRIP

  • The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is one of our favorites of the summer season. See why visitors for all over flock to this fun, summer festival. The festival runs July 29-August 7. Activities include: parades, carnival, ship tours, entertainment, car show, fireworks, and more. Click here to see the full schedule of activities.

NOT TO MISS GIVEAWAYS

We have some awesome giveaways that we kicked off this week. You’ll want to make sure that you enter to win! Our current giveaways include:

 

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

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

July 29, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 07/29/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
12:00 am
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, Grand Haven, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summer Dollar Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
KIDSWALK
Parchment Community Library, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Fridays with Miss Abby
Schoolcraft Library, Schoolcraft, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
PNC Grow Up Great Mobile Learning Adventure
Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WALDO FOUND KALAMAZOO
Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 07/29/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball-Row the Boat Night
Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 07/29/2016
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Movie's Under the Stars - BOLT
Design Street, Plainwell, Mi

July 30, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 07/30/2016
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
12:00 am
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, Grand Haven, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 07/30/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fitness in the Parks
Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 07/30/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saugatuck Farmers’ Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
BlackRock Medieval Fest 2016
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Chore Time
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bicycle Parade
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library, Galesburg, Mi
Sat 07/30/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Aquatic Turtles
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Sat 07/30/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harry Potter Party
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI

July 31, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 07/31/2016
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
12:00 am
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, Grand Haven, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
12:00 am
Harry Potter Midnight Release Party at BOOKBUG
Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
BlackRock Medieval Fest 2016
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Salute to the Source Pond
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Concerts in the Parks
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/31/2016
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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