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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -June 3-5

by Jill P

 

June Jubliee weekend is here! This is one of our favorite (and busiest) weekends of the year! You’ll want to stay in town this weekend and take advantage of all of the family fun.

 

WEEKEND PICKS

Some fun highlights for this weekend include:

  • Kalamazoo Greek Festival on June 2-4 at the Arcadia Creek Festival site in Kalamazoo. You’ll find food, dancing, live music and a kids’ tent full of activities.

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(KIA Art Fair)

  • 65th Annual KIA Arts Fair on June 3 from 3:00 pm-8:00 pm and June 4 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 190 artists fill Bronson Park in Kalamazoo for this fun, annual event. This year the children’s activities for Saturday include Art Detectives Scavenger Hunt from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm children’s art activities. For a nominal cost your kids can try bubble prints, sharpie marker tie-die or temporary tattoos. There’s tons of fun for the entire family.
  • Art on the Mall on June 3 (noon – 9:00 pm) and June 4 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) on the Kalamazoo Mall in downtown Kalamazoo. Over 50 artists booths on the mall.

Art Hop.June Jubilee

(Art Hop)

  • Art Hop from 5:00 pm -8:00 pm on June 3 at various locations throughout Kalamazoo. Click here to see this month’s Art Hop brochure. FREE.
  • Do-Dah Parade on June 4 at 11:00 am in downtown Kalamazoo. In this annual parade anything goes and goofiness abounds! FREE. See the link for information on the parade route, this year’s theme, and info on how to vote for your favorite parade entry.

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(photo courtesy of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum)

  • AniMotion Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on June 4 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm. Head over to the KVM for fun with Lego-themed animation you create yourself. FREE.
  • Hike to a Concert with Blake Whyte on June 4. You can take your pick of a short hike (15-20 minutes) or a longer hike (30-40 minutes) into the Eliason Nature Reserve – the newest addition to the Portage Park system.

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(KNC Camp Open House-Slip ‘n Slide)

  • KNC Camp Open House on June 5 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. Meet the counselors, check out the camp facilities, zoom down the giant Slip ‘n Slide, wallow in the mud pit, enjoy the natural play area, create art, test yourself on the obstacle course, ask a Naturalist your wildlife questions, and meet live animals. FREE.

 

TAKE A ROAD TRIP

Check out the Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids runs June 3-5. Music, dance, theatre arts and much more. More than two dozen food vendors with ethnic specialties.

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island runs June 3-12. This 10-day celebration is the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. A celebration that blends the Island’s historic varieties of lilacs, distinctive equestrian culture; fine food, drink and accommodations plus a range of other activities.


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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

June 3, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 06/03/2016
Art on the Mall
Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
June Jubilee
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
Kalamazoo Greek Festival
Arcadia Creek Festival Place, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Fri 06/03/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Hop
Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 06/03/2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pre-School Pal Art Hop For a Cause at Bookbug
Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/03/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

June 4, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 06/04/2016
Art on the Mall
Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
June Jubilee
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
Kalamazoo Greek Festival
Arcadia Creek Festival Place, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 06/04/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 06/04/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 06/04/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saugatuck Farmers’ Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fairy Garden Class
Dragon Fly Gardens, Mattawan, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lake Bluff Craft Fair
Downtown St. Joe, St. Joseph, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
National Trails Day
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Chore Time
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
AniMotion Festival
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Honeybees
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Do-Dah Parade
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Garden Critters
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Six Starz Skate Jam
Upjohn Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
First Saturday @ KPL
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
AniMotion Festival presents A Lego Brickumentary
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hike to a Concert with Blake Whyte
Eliason Nature Reserve, Portage, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers What Would Have Been Night
Kalamazoo Growlers, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/04/2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Talons Out Honor Flight
Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

June 5, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 06/05/2016
June Jubilee
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/05/2016
LEGO® Travel Adventure
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/05/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/05/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tike Hike
Black River Preserve, South Haven, MI
Sun 06/05/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/05/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 06/05/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 06/05/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 06/05/2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camp Open House
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/05/2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Air Zoo Member Meet & Greet with Waldo Wright's Flying Service
Air Zoo, Portage, MI
Sun 06/05/2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Tee LINK Open House
Red Arrow Golf Course, Kalamazoo,
Sun 06/05/2016
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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