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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: June 9-11

by Jill P

 

Welcome to the weekend! It looks like we’re going to have a very warm weekend this weekend! Time to take advantage of all that our area has to offer.

Want even more family fun? See our full weekend event calendar at the end of this article. So many great options for family events.

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN

Kickoff the weekend with Lunchtime Live at Bronson Park on Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Join the fun of Discovering Dinosaurs at the Leila Arboretum garden on Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm to take a closer look at fossils of dinosaurs big and small. See if you have what it takes to discover dinosaurs!

Plenty of fun outdoor concerts fun this weekend! Grab a blanket and a picnic basket and head out for some free family fun. See our Event Calendar for great options this weekend.

Get moving with one of our area fun runs!

On Saturday from 4:30-5:30pm join the Hike Our Preserves Launch at Wolf Tree Nature Trails. Hike Our Preserves (HOP!) is a new program that encourages kids to get fit while having fun outdoors. Get a walking stick from the SWMLC Office or HOP Partner Bookbug, take a hike at one of the 7 HOP preserves, send us a selfie from the preserve, get a medallion, collect all 7 and get a Bookbug gift card! The HOP program is geared toward children 4 years and up, but could be great for families with children of any age!

Grab a fishing pole! This is one of the FREE fishing weekends in the state of Michigan.

 


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FESTIVALS IN SW MICHIGAN

There are some fun festivals this weekend around SW Michigan:

Battle Creek’s National Cereal Fest- Battle Creek

Summertime Blues Party-St. Joseph

Vicksburg Old Car Festival-Vicksburg

Kalamazoo Pride 2017-Kalamazoo

Bridgefest 2017-Allegan

 

FAMILY FUN & TRAVEL

Planning a trip to Michigan’s Adventure this summer? We have tips for your family fun trip this summer in our Michigan’s Adventure: Family Fun Park Worth The Drive.

 

Break out those bikes and go on a family bike ride. See our Best Trails for Bike Riding With Kids Around Kalamazoo.

 

We love Traverse City! Each summer we make the trip north for great family fun. See our Traverse City with Kids: Tips For Your Next Family Adventure.

 

Travel season is here! We give you tips and the inside scoop on visiting 10 different cities in Michigan. See our Great Michigan Road Trips With Kids: We’ve Been There!

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

June 9, 2017

Date/Time Event
Fri 06/09/2017
Battle Creek's National Cereal Fest
Downtown Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI
Fri 06/09/2017
United Teens Talent Open Auditions
Epic Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/09/2017
Wolf Lake Hatchery Tours
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 06/09/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 06/09/2017
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/09/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 06/09/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plainwell's Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, Michigan
Fri 06/09/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at SkyZone
Skyzone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Fri 06/09/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the Farmyard
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/09/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/09/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Play and Learn
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/09/2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/09/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hook, Line and Sinker Kid's Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 06/09/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teen Night
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 06/09/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Southern Summer Shindig
Stokes Homestead Farm Market, Grand Junction, MI

June 10, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sat 06/10/2017
Battle Creek's National Cereal Fest
Downtown Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
Kalamazoo Mud Run
Kalamazoo Community Church, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
United Teens Talent Open Auditions
Epic Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
Wolf Lake Hatchery Tours
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 06/10/2017
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cereal Festival and the World’s Longest Breakfast Table
Downtown Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
8:00 am
Keep Your Motor Running! 5K Fundraiser
Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 06/10/2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Alamo Farmers & Crafters’ Market
Alamo Farmers & Crafters’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers Market
Battle Creek Farmers Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hook, Line and Sinker Kid's Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 06/10/2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 06/10/2017 - Sun 06/11/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Joe Farmers Market
Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, Michigan
Sat 06/10/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vicksburg Old Car Festival
Vicksburg Old Car Festival, Vicksburg, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
S.O.S Family 5K Walk/Run
Silver Lake Resort & Campground, Mears, Michigan
Sat 06/10/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Small Wonders: Beautiful Birds
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at SkyZone
Skyzone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 06/10/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the Farmyard
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tumble Toddlers
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Discovering Dinosaurs
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Once Upon a Raptor
West Lake Nature Preserve, Portage, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Summertime Blues Party
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Sat 06/10/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LEGO One-Scoop Challenge
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 06/10/2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hike Our Preserves "HOP!" Launch at Wolf Tree Nature Trails
Wolf Tree Nature Trails, Oshtemo, MI

June 11, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sun 06/11/2017
Wolf Lake Hatchery Tours
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sun 06/11/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 06/11/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Paw Paw Farmer's Market
Downtown Paw Paw, Paw Paw, Mi
Sun 06/11/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vintage Motorcycle Weekend: Show & Swap Meet
Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
Sun 06/11/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 06/11/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Portage Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 06/11/2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/11/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 06/11/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 06/11/2017
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Summertime Blues Party
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Sun 06/11/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discover the Source Pond Trail
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/11/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concerts in the Park
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/11/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oshtemo Music in the Park
Flesher Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 06/11/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kindleberger Summer Concert Series
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI

Need more ideas for family fun? 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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