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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: October 6-8

 

by Jill P

 

 

Welcome to the weekend! There are so many fun things to do this weekend that you won’t want to miss all of the fun.

See our ideas for fall weekend fun, some of our Weekend Picks, and our full weekend event calendar. There is something for everyone in your family this weekend!

Note: This weekend, many of our Weekend Picks include events from our sponsors. We appreciate the support of our sponsors in order to continue to be a resource for our community.

FALL WEEKEND FUN

See our ideas for fall family fun this weekend:

  1. Go apple picking!
  2. Visit a local Fire Station Open House to celebrate Fire Prevention Month.
  3. Head out to a great fall farm and let the kiddos play.
  4. Get lost in a corn maze!
  5. Head to a local farmers’ market and enjoy the bounty of the season.
  6. Find the perfect pumpkin.
  7. Get fresh donuts & apple cider from your favorite farm.
  8. Schedule a Mom’s Night Out with your best mom-friends.

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN

Some of our top picks for this weekend:

FRIDAY

Fri 10/06/2017

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Children’s Consignment Sale JBF Fall 2017 Sales Event

Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Fri 10/06/2017

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art Hop

Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI

SATURDAY

Sat 10/07/2017 Olde Tyme Harvest Festival

Scotts Mill County Park, Scotts, MI

 

Sat 10/07/2017

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Children’s Consignment Sale JBF Fall 2017 Sales Event

Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Sat 10/07/2017

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wolf Lake 90th Birthday Bash

Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan

 

Sat 10/07/2017

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Christian Robinson Presents: “When’s My Birthday?”

Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Sat 10/07/2017

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Birds of Prey – LIVE!

W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Augusta, MI


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Instrument Petting Zoo at the Family Discovery Series Concert, photo courtesy of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

SUNDAY

Sun 10/08/2017

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All Hallows in the Park (Celery Flats Historical Tours Series)

Celery Flats Historic Area, Portage, MI

 

Sun 10/08/2017

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

SIZZLE, GLOW, AND ATTRACT!

Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Sun 10/08/2017

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Family Discovery Hike

Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Sun 10/08/2017

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Gerswhin’s Magic Key: Family Discovery Series Concert

Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI

FALL FAMILY FUN!

See our recent articles to make the most of your fall weekend time together:

Great Fall Donut and Cider Spots in SW Michigan

 

October Free or Cheap Family Fun Around Kalamazoo

 

The Ultimate Kalamazoo Fall Bucket List

 

2017 Guide to Area Corn Mazes in SW Michigan – Get Lost in the Fun!

 

Head Out to One of These Fall Festivals With Your Family

 

 

2017 Fall Mom to Mom Sales & Consignment Sales

 

 

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

October 6, 2017

Date/Time Event
Fri 10/06/2017
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Fri 10/06/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 10/06/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Weekend Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Goodrich Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/06/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Music and Movement
Otsego District Library, Otsego, Michigan
Fri 10/06/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 10/06/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plainwell's Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, Michigan
Fri 10/06/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 10/06/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/06/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Play and Learn
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/06/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Spanish Language Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Fri 10/06/2017
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Children's Consignment Sale JBF Fall 2017 Sales Event
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/06/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Fri 10/06/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Scene
Otsego District Library, Otsego, Michigan
Fri 10/06/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Hop
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/06/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Everyone's A Member Day at the KIA
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/06/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fifties Fall Fest
Downtown Three Rivers, Three Rivers, MI

October 7, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sat 10/07/2017
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
Olde Tyme Harvest Festival
Scotts Mill County Park, Scotts, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
12:00 am
WMU Bronco Soccer Fest
WMU Soccer Complex, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Bird Banding Up Close
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 10/07/2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Alamo Farmers & Crafters’ Market
Alamo Farmers & Crafters’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers Market
Battle Creek Farmers Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Children's Consignment Sale JBF Fall 2017 Sales Event
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Home Depot Workshop
Home Depot Locations, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 10/07/2017 - Sun 10/08/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Joe Farmers Market
Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, Michigan
Sat 10/07/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Weekend Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Goodrich Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wolf Lake 90th Birthday Bash
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 10/07/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christian Robinson Presents: "When's My Birthday?"
Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Comstock Fire Department Open House
Comstock Fire, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fall Festival & Open House
Stephenson Farm & Market, Three Rivers, Michigan
Sat 10/07/2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Haunted Adventure
Cornwell’s Turkeyville, Marshall,
Sat 10/07/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Poky Little Puppy Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Birds of Prey – LIVE!
W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Augusta, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
First Saturday @ KPL
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/07/2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
LEGO Make & Take Activity Featuring LEGO Ninjago
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI

October 8, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sun 10/08/2017
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
Olde Tyme Harvest Festival
Scotts Mill County Park, Scotts, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children's Consignment Sale JBF Fall 2017 Sales Event
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Paw Paw Farmer's Market
Downtown Paw Paw, Paw Paw, Mi
Sun 10/08/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Weekend Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Goodrich Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Portage Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour
Downtown Three Rivers, Three Rivers, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All Hallows in the Park (Celery Flats Historical Tours Series)
Celery Flats Historic Area, Portage, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Haunted Adventure
Cornwell’s Turkeyville, Marshall,
Sun 10/08/2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
October Cider Sundays at Historic Bowens Mills
Historic Bowens Mills, Middleville, Michigan
Sun 10/08/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
SIZZLE, GLOW, AND ATTRACT!
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Family Discovery Hike
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gerswhin's Magic Key: Family Discovery Series Concert
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/08/2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy and Little Adventurers' Club Fluffernutter Tike Hike
Spirit Springs Sanctuary, Marcellus, 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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