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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – October 7 – 9

by Jill P

 

Welcome to the best of fall! This weekend there’s a ton of fall family fun with festivals, fire station open houses, and perfect weather to enjoy fall family fun around SW Michigan. Enjoy!

 

WEEKEND PICKS

For this weekend, consider:

FESTIVALS

  • It’s the last weekend to check out Grand Rapids Art Prize running September 21- October 9 at various locations throughout greater Grand Rapids. You won’t want to miss this world class FREE art show in Grand Rapids. Tons of art to view around Grand Rapids. One of the biggest art contents in the country.
  • Fennville Goose Festival on October 7-9 in Downtown Fennville. This festival includes a parade, car show, live music, carnival, 5k run, fireworks, and more!
  • Moo-Ville Fall Harvest Festival on October 8 at Moo-Ville Creamery in Nashville, MI. Activities include hay bale maze, cereal bar, pumpkin carving contest, FREE self-guided tour to the first 200 people, decorate sugar cookies, and more!

 

FROM OUR SPONSORS

Just Between Friends has their awesome consignment sale on October 6, 7, or 8 at the Kalamazoo Expo Center. Admission on October 7 & 8 is free.

 

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FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSES

We love the annual fire station open houses that are organized by various fire departments in our community. This week we published our Fire Station Open Houses Around Kalamazoo & Fire Safety Prevention Month Guide. Your younger kiddos will love the chance to meet real firefighters and visit the local fire station.

MORE FUN EVENTS

  • Celebrate fall with the Oshtemo Fall Festival at the KPL-Oshtemo Branch Library free event. Drop in for autumnal activities and treats. Meet local author Frances Kozlowski who will read her children’s book, At Home with Anil, House Lizard of India.FREE.

chemistry-day(photo courtesy of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum)

  • Love science? Your kids will learn a ton at Chemistry Day on October 8 at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Chemists from local companies, high schools, colleges, and the private sector come together to share chemistry experiments, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. FREE.

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  • Fall Color Cruise on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail starting at the Markin Glen Park on October 9. The Fall Color Cruise provides the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the KRVT and enjoy family fun along the way. See listing for the registration fee information.

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BEST OF EVERYTHING GUIDE TO FALL FUN

This week we published 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
  • Where To Find U-Pick Apples
  • Where To Take Fall Family Photos
  • Corn Mazes and More!


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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

October 7, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 10/07/2016
Fennville Goose Festival 2016
Downtown Fennville, Fennville, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
Grand Rapids ArtPrize
Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Just Between Friends Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little Scientists
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 10/07/2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan
Fri 10/07/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

October 8, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 10/08/2016
Fennville Goose Festival 2016
Downtown Fennville, Fennville, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
Pumpkin Patch Party
Verhages Fruit Farm & Cider Mill, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 10/08/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Just Between Friends Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Moo-Ville Fall Harvest Festival
Moo-Ville Creamery, Nashville, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Joe Farmers Market
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Sat 10/08/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Customer Appreciation Day
Yoders Country Market, Centreville, Michigan
Sat 10/08/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fall Festival & Open House
Stephenson Farm & Market, Three Rivers, Michigan
Sat 10/08/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Zumba
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Art Detectives : Reflections
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Box Turtle
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chemistry Day
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oshtemo Fall Festival
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dungeons and Dragons (teens)
Vicksburg Library, Vicksburg, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 10/08/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI

October 9, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 10/09/2016
Fennville Goose Festival 2016
Downtown Fennville, Fennville, MI
Sun 10/09/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 10/09/2016
Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour
Downtown Three Rivers, Three Rivers, MI
Sun 10/09/2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Apple Classic 5k Run/Walk
Celery Flats Historic Area, Portage, MI
Sun 10/09/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes and Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 10/09/2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am
St. Marys 1st Annual Certified Apple Classic 5k Run/Walk
Celery Flats, Portage, Michigan
Sun 10/09/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/09/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/09/2016
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fall Color Cruise
Markin Glen Park, Kalamazoo,
Sun 10/09/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 10/09/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 10/09/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 10/09/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 10/09/2016
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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