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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -June 17-19

by Jill P

 

Happy Friday! We’re going to have 5-star weather this weekend and it’s a great time to celebrate Father’s Day.

Father's Day Events 2016

Father’s Day Weekend there are a TON of fun activities for the dad in your life. See our latest article here for all of the details. Some of our top picks include:

  • 35th Annual Father’s Day Car Show on June 19 head over to the Historic Charlton Park in Hastings with over 800 vehicles on display.  Admission is $6.00 for adults,  $4.00 for kids 5-12, and age 4 and under free.

  • Kalamazoo Growlers Pups & Pops Day on June 19. Bring your dog & dad to the ballpark. Zeke the Wonderdog will make an appearance and there will be a frisbee giveaway courtesy of WWMT Newschannel 3. Normal ticket prices apply.

 

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(photo courtesy of Binder Park Zoo)

WEEKEND PICKS

Some fun highlights for this weekend include:

  • Kids FUNfari at Binder Park Zoo on June 18. The event will be held inside the Zoo and is included with admission. All children entering the Zoo can participate in several fun activities and demonstrations throughout the Zoo aimed at getting kids healthy, active, and outdoors.
  • Kalamazoo Kids’ Klassic on June 17 at 6:00 pm. The Kids’ Klassic is a 1K Fun Run and there is also a Kids’ Klassic 2K Fun Run— both events are open to kids 15 and under. On-site registration and t-shirt pick-up is at the Maple St. YMCA from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
  • 2nd Annual Pups and a Picnic at the Portage District Library on June 18. Watch the fantastic feats of America’s Best Frisbee Dogs! Bring a picnic and join the fun for the old-fashioned summertime fun of sack races and Frisbee-throwing contests. Stay and watch the dogs perform at 6:00 pm. FREE.

  • Kalamazoo Growlers KalamaZOONight on June 18. Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey is the night’s entertainment act, there will be a petting zoo, and Porter’s Ark Bobblehead giveaway for ticket package holders. Normal ticket prices apply.

  • The Hidden Kalamazoo tour is scheduled for 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on June 18 and 19. It features nine locations to explore in downtown Kalamazoo, from the Kalamazoo State Theater to Kalamazoo City Hall. Tickets are $15 each and children seven and under are free.

  • FINDING DORY is now playing in movie theaters everywhere. This movie is promised to be a movie that your whole family will love!

Related: WIN! Tickets to the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival-Last chance to enter!

Harborfest

FESTIVAL’S GALORE!

This is a great weekend to check out one of the fun festivals in SW Michigan. So much fun!

Related: Outdoor Summer Concerts


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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

This weekend there is a TON of fun stuff happening around town! See our full Event Calendar for great family activities and fun!

June 17, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 06/17/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
Buyer & Cellar
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
Fantasy Forest
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
Harbor Fest
Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
Irish Fest
Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
Kalamazoo Island Festival
Mayors’ Riverfront Park, Kalamazoo,
Fri 06/17/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
Registration for Summer Reading Begins at Comstock Library
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Fri 06/17/2016
Water Festival
Downtown Three Rivers, Three Rivers, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
Steam Dream Expo 2016
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summer Dollar Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fly Away Butterfly
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Movie
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 06/17/2016
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kalamazoo Kids’ Klassic
Maple YMCA, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fun For All: Movie Night
Milwood United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/17/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

June 18, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 06/18/2016
Buyer & Cellar
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
Fantasy Forest
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
Harbor Fest
Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
Irish Fest
Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
Kalamazoo Island Festival
Mayors’ Riverfront Park, Kalamazoo,
Sat 06/18/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
Water Festival
Downtown Three Rivers, Three Rivers, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kids FUNfari
Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 06/18/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fitness in the Parks
Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greater Galesburg Day
Downtown Galesburg, Galesburg, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 06/18/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saugatuck Farmers’ Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Kalamazoo
Hidden Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Chore Time
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
Steam Dream Expo 2016
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Art in the Garden
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Snake
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Finding Dory Cereal Party
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Amazing Magic Show
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library, Galesburg, Mi
Sat 06/18/2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Father's Day Read-In
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2nd Annual Pups and a Picnic
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Sat 06/18/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers KalamaZOONight
Kalamazoo Growlers, Kalamazoo, MI

June 19, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 06/19/2016
Buyer & Cellar
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
Harbor Fest
Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
35th Annual Father's Day Show
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hidden Kalamazoo
Hidden Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Princess Tea Party
Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan Reptiles and Amphibians
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers Pups & Pops Day
Kalamazoo Growlers, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Concerts in the Parks
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/19/2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Father's Day Dinner, Program and Artist's Reception
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, Michigan
Sun 06/19/2016
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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