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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -July 8-10

by Jill P

 

We’re into full summer swing and there’s plenty of family fun to be had! We have 36 events on Event Calendar on Saturday alone. So, while we make our normal weekend picks, I encourage you to view our calendar for TONS of family fun.

WEEKEND PICKS

More weekend fun ideas include:

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(photo courtesy of the Kindleberger Summer Festival) 

  • The Kindleberger Summer Festival is in full swing all weekend long. There are so many fun activities over the weekend that include: a 5K race, car show, arts & crafts, parade, outdoor youth production & family musical, street dance and more! Check out their full schedule for all of the details of this fun, family festival.

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  • Celery Flats Music Festival on Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Celery Flats in Portage. Featuring a wide variety of acoustic music performances, the event is a benefit for the Park System and is admission free for all ages, with donations to the Portage Friends of the Park encouraged.

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  • Visit a local Farmers’ Market. Fresh season is here and you’ll love all of the bounty at our local markets. See our full guide to find the best markets around SW Michigan.
  • Can’t make it to the Saturday markets? Plan to attend Farmers’ Market Night with the Kalamazoo Growlers on Sunday at 5:05 pm.
  • Heading out to the movies this weekend? Here’s some great movies at the Alamo Drafthouse this weekend: Finding Dory, The Secret Life of Pets, Babe (Alamo Kids Camp), and Disney’s BFG.

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

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

July 8, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 07/08/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
Jesus Christ Superstar
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
Kalamazoo Blues Festival
Arcadia Creek Festival Place, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Fri 07/08/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
LEGO City Returns
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summer Dollar Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
KIDSWALK
Parchment Community Library, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Wiggle Time
Antwerp Sunshine Library, Mattawan, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
45th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Fridays with Miss Abby
Schoolcraft Library, Schoolcraft, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 07/08/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kindleberger Summer Festival Youth Production
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Finding Dory: A Family Adventure
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kindleberger Summer Festival Family Musical
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/08/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

July 9, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 07/09/2016
Jesus Christ Superstar
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
Kalamazoo 4-H Open Horse Show
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
Kalamazoo Blues Festival
Arcadia Creek Festival Place, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 07/09/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
LEGO City Returns
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kalamazoo’s Insane Inflatable 5K at the Gilmore Car Museum
Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Kindleberger Summer Festival - 5K Race and Fitness Walk
Parchment United Methodist Church, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 07/09/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fitness in the Parks
Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 07/09/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kindleberger Arts &Crafts Fair
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saugatuck Farmers’ Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
Slide the City - Kalamazoo
Slide the City, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
BlackRock Medieval Fest 2016
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Fancy Pants Theater (Ages 3-6)
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kid's Art Fair
Arts Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Chore Time
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Smoothies at Washington Square
Washington Square Branch Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Honeybees
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
11:00 am - 11:45 am
CryBaby Concert
Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fancy Pants Theater (Ages 6-11)
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Flying Things
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
45th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cut Paper Workshop
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Leopard’s Drum
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kindleberger Summer Festival Youth Production
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/09/2016
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kindleberger Summer Festival Family Musical
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI

July 10, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 07/10/2016
Jesus Christ Superstar
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
Kalamazoo 4-H Open Horse Show
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mad Dogs & Englishmen’s British Auto Faire XXVI
Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
BlackRock Medieval Fest 2016
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Celery Flats Music Festival
Celery Flats Historic Area, Portage, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Forest Discovery Hike
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kindleberger Summer Festival Youth Production
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI
Sun 07/10/2016
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kindleberger Summer Festival Family Musical
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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