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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -June 24-26

by Jill P

 

We’re in full swing of summer now! It’s definitely feeling like summer and we have ideas for your family weekend fun.

Westnedge Movie

(photo courtesy of the Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation Department)

WEEKEND PICKS

Some fun highlights for this weekend include:

  • Movie in the Park-Minions on June 24 at the South Westnedge Park in Kalamazoo. Grab the family and a blanket and join the City of Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation Department under the stars for the“Movie in the Park” series. Family-friendly activities will begin at 7:30 p.m. and continue until the movie begins at sunset. Popcorn will be available for purchase.

  • Kalamazoo Antique Tractor, Engine and Machinery Club on June 24-26 (see listing for times) at the Gilmore Car Museum. Daily activities will include: tractor & machinery displays, saw mill team demonstrations, steam engine displays, kid’s pedal tractor pulls (Saturday at 2 pm), a HUGE flea market with over 250 vendors, Children’s crafts (Saturday only from 10:30 am-1:00 pm at the Children’s Tent), and more! Admission is $12.00/person, children 11 and under free.

Stokes JAMboree

  • Strawberry Jamboree on June 24 and 25 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Stokes Homestead Farm Market in Grand Junction. Enjoy most events & the craft show for Free! Activities include:
    – Arts & Crafts Fair with dozens of local vendors
    – Magic Show at 2:00 pm on Saturday
    – Kid’s Strawberry Eating Contest on Saturday
    – Wagon Rides
    – Jump Pad
    – Cow-Train Rides
    – Nature Trail
    – Playground & Corn Crib
    – Tire Climb & Duck Races
    – Kid’s Corn Maze 
    – Visit our Ducks & Chickens 

Related: WIN! Family Season Pass to the Farm Fun Yard at Stokes Homestead Farm Market

  • Bronson’s Kids Clinic with the Kalamazoo Growlers on June 25 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Homer Stryker Field. This FREE clinic is courtesy of Bronson Sports Medicine and allows kids in the community join the Growlers players and coaches for a day of fun with games like kickball and even a home run derby.
  • FREE Kid’s Day at Crane’s on June 25 at Crane’s in Fennville. All day fun for the kids of all ages! Magician performances, juggling acts, hula hoop contests, face painting, games, prizes music, and more! FREE.

  • The Taste of Vicksburg on June 25 in Vicksburg. Featuring live music from the River Valley Colonials fife and drum corp from Wisconsin, Father Son and Friends, Dani Jamerson and Pole Barn Rebels, as well as food from local restaurants and craft beer and wine from Imperial Beverage. Free admission. Family friendly! Must buy tickets for food and drinks.

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

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

June 24, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 06/24/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
Brain Buster Fridays
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
Guys & Dolls •
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
Registration for Summer Reading Begins at Comstock Library
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Fri 06/24/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thorny Apple Craftsman & Art Fair
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kalamazoo Antique Tractor, Engine and Machinery Club
Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summer Dollar Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
KIDSWALK
Parchment Community Library, Parchment, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Magician Jeff Wawrzaszek
Richland First Presbyterian Church, Richland, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tales on the Trails
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Car Seat Check
Kohl’s, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 06/24/2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers Kalamazoo Strong Night
Kalamazoo Growlers, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Movie in the Park-Minions
South Westnedge Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/24/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

June 25, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 06/25/2016
Battle of Sunset Lake
Recreation Park, Vicksburg, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
Guys & Dolls •
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Cheetah Chase 5K - Sponsored by Meijer
Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 06/25/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thorny Apple Craftsman & Art Fair
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fitness in the Parks
Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 06/25/2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kalamazoo Antique Tractor, Engine and Machinery Club
Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kalamazoo Backyard BBQ
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saugatuck Farmers’ Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fairy Garden Class
Dragon Fly Gardens, Mattawan, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nature Discovery Bike Ride
Portage Creek Bicentennial Park, Portage, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Chore Time
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Strawberry Jamboree
Stokes Homestead Farm Market, Grand Junction, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sensory Showtimes at Celebration Cinema
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Rabbit
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FREE Kid's Day at Crane's
Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant, Fennville, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bronson’s Kids Clinic with the Kalamazoo Growlers
Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Australian Didgeridoo
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Library – Eastwood Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Taste of Vicksburg
Downtown Vicksburg, Vicksburg, MI
Sat 06/25/2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers Mad Chad the Chainsaw Juggler
Kalamazoo Growlers, Kalamazoo, MI

June 26, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 06/26/2016
Battle of Sunset Lake
Recreation Park, Vicksburg, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
Guys & Dolls •
Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thorny Apple Craftsman & Art Fair
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kalamazoo Antique Tractor, Engine and Machinery Club
Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Strawberry Jamboree
Stokes Homestead Farm Market, Grand Junction, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers Health Care Night
Kalamazoo Growlers, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/26/2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Concerts in the Parks
Bronson Park, 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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