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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – October 21 – 23

by Jill P

 

Fall is in the air! There are plenty of opportunities for fall fun this weekend. And many Halloween events start this weekend, too. So gather up the kiddos and head out to enjoy some of the best SW Michigan family fun events!

WEEKEND PICKS

Check individual listings for times, prices, and venue information.

For this weekend, consider:

FALL FAMILY FUN

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ZooBoo at Binder Park Zoo kicked off this week and runs October 19-30. Activities you’ll find include a trick-or-treat trail, hayride, ZooBoo Express, Binda Conservation Carousel, storytellers, backlight mini golf and more. Haunted Africa is open on Friday & Saturday nights. (Must be accompanied by a parent for 15 and younger for Haunted Africa.) Normal admission fees apply.

Arbor Financial Youth Day at WMU on October 22. The WMU vs EMU football game is at 3:30 pm. The Arbor Financial Youth Day activities, at the Seeyle Center, will run from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Purchase your tickets in advance online or call the Bronco Ticket Office for tickets. (See link for details and promo code).

Fall Color Hike at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on October 23. Enjoy the colors of fall while hiking through the woods to scenic overlooks. Learn how and why we see these beautiful changes in the autumn leaves! Outdoor program for all ages. Normal admission fees apply.

RELATED: Halloween Events Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan


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MORE PICKS HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN

Making a Difference at Spooky Science Saturday on October 22 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Leila Arboretum and Kingman Museum in Battle Creek. Enjoy a day filled with science experiments, free things to take home, and fun for the whole family. FREE.

The City of Portage Parks Department for Monster Mash on October 22 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Schrier Park in Portage. Activities include trick or treating, face painting, a hayride down the trail, a magician show, and snacks for purchase. Rain date of Sunday, October 23rd. FREE.

Halloween at The Village on October 22 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm  at Vicksburg Historic Village in Vicksburg. Activities include safe trick or treating, fun and spooky ghost stories, a chilling artifact display, decorating make and take gourds, and other ghoulishly great arts and crafts, and additional spooktacular fun awaits. Don’t forget to board the “haunted” caboose and freight car. Admission is $3.00 per person; Members are free. 

 

RELATED: Greater Kalamazoo Area Trunk or Treats

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BEST OF EVERYTHING GUIDE TO FALL FUN

See our The BEST Of Everything Guide To Fall Family Fun Around Kalamazoo. This is your one-stop place to find everything you want to know for fall family fun around Kalamazoo. We have ideas for:

  • Where to Find Cider and Donuts
  • Great Fall Farms To Visit
  • Fall Fun Runs
  • Where To Find U-Pick Apples
  • Where To Take Fall Family Photos
  • Corn Mazes and More!

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

October 21, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 10/21/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
Haven Harvest Festival
Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
ZooBoo
Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Preschool Play and Learn
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little Scientists
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 10/21/2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lego Club
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan
Fri 10/21/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 10/21/2016 - Sat 10/22/2016
10:30 pm - 1:00 am
Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally
Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI

October 22, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 10/22/2016
Arbor Financial Youth Day
Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
Haven Harvest Festival
Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
ZooBoo
Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mom to Mom Sale
Lake Center Bible Church, Portage, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 10/22/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kalamazoo's Ultimate Indoor Garage Sale
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ultimate Indoor Garage Sale
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
KSO Family Fun Chamber Series: Carnival of the Animals
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Owl
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Halloween Party
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library, Galesburg, Mi
Sat 10/22/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Making A Difference At Spooky Science
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Great Pumpkin Carving Party
Fieldstone Grill, Portage, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
KSO Family Fun Chamber Series: Carnival of the Animals
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alligator Round-Up
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary, Athens, Michigan
Sat 10/22/2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ramona Quimby
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dave Coverly Presents Night of the Living Shadows: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure
Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zom-Beach Fun Run Fundraiser
Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cinema Shorts
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Halloween at The Village
Vicksburg Historic Village, Vicksburg, Mi
Sat 10/22/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Family Harvest Celebration
Central Christian Church, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monster Mash
Schrier Park, Portage, Michigan
Sat 10/22/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/22/2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Halloween Trunk or Treat
Portage Chapel Hill Church, Portage, Mi
Sat 10/22/2016
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
DreamWorks Animation in Concert
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, 49053

October 23, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 10/23/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
Haven Harvest Festival
Downtown South Haven, South Haven, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
ZooBoo
Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes and Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Van Andel Arena's 20th Anniversary Halloween Open House
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fall Color Hike
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harvest Celebration
Scotts, MI, Scotts, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/23/2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, 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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