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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -September 16-18

by Jill P

 

Let’s do this! It’s going to be a hopping weekend around Kalamazoo and SW Michigan this weekend. This weekend, there is an abundance of great fall festivals. Fall festival season is officially in full swing!

So grab the kids and plan to squeeze in some great fall fun this weekend.

 

WEEKEND PICKS

For this weekend, consider:

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

  • Allegan County Fair from September 9-17 at the Allegan County Fairgrounds in Allegan. Join the fun at the Allegan County Fair for rides, food, superstar entertainment, 4-H exhibits, and more!

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  • Kalamazoo Balloon Festival from September 16-18 at Gull Meadow Farms in Richland. Activities include Nighttime Balloon Glows on the September 16th & 17th, entertainment on the stage, and a car show. Normal admission prices for Gull Meadow Farms apply for the activities at Gull Meadow Farms. Viewing the balloons is FREE.
  • Geek Fest on September 17 at the Antwerp Activity Center in Mattawan. Activities include gaming, cosplay, crafts, robotics, artists, authors and more. FREE.

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  • Bangor Apple Festival on September 17 in downtown Bangor. Activities include kid’s activities (FREE movie and popcorn), various vendors, motorcycle show, food, live entertainment, and more.
  • Applefest & Craft Show on September 16-18 in downtown Coldwater. This festival attracts thousands of spectators each year. Activities include food trucks, apple pie eating contest, kids activities, music, craft show, and more.

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  • Tillers International Harvest Fest 2016 on September 18 at Tillers International in Scotts. This event emphasizes local food, small local farmers, and draft animal power and other sustainable agricultural techniques.

RELATED: Where To Go Apple Picking and/or Get Your Pumpkin

MORE WEEKEND FUN

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(Photo courtesy of Lovaell Photography)

  • Twice As Long Ice Cream Sundae! on September 17 at 12:00 pm in downtown Nashville. Over 200 tables will take over M-66 in downtown Nashville. To participate in breaking the world record, you need to buy a color changing souvenir spoon. $2 spoons will be available for pre-purchase at area merchants. Spoons purchased the day of the event will be $3.
  • Batman Day on September 17 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Barnes and Noble in Portage. Join the fun at the 3rd annual Batman Day celebrating the Dark Knight’s enduring legacy. The event will include activities, trivia, coloring, and much more. Batman will be there from 2:00 -2:30 pm for pictures. FREE.

RELATED: Fall FUN RUNS Around Kalamazoo


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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

September 16, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 09/16/2016
Allegan County Fair
Allegan County Fair, Allegan, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
Kalamazoo Balloon Fest 2016 at Gull Meadow Farms
Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, Mi
Fri 09/16/2016
Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
Just Between Friends Childrens and Maternity Consignment Event
Delta Plex, Grand Rapids, Mi
Fri 09/16/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Preschool Play and Learn
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 09/16/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 09/16/2016 - Sat 09/17/2016
10:30 pm - 1:00 am
Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally
Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI

September 17, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 09/17/2016
Allegan County Fair
Allegan County Fair, Allegan, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
Bangor's Apple Festival
Downtown Bangor, Bangor, Michigan
Sat 09/17/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
Holland Civil War Muster
Van Raalte Farm, Holland , Mi
Sat 09/17/2016
Kalamazoo Balloon Fest 2016 at Gull Meadow Farms
Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, Mi
Sat 09/17/2016
Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
12:00 am
Peacock Strut 2016
Celery Flats, Portage, Michigan
Sat 09/17/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 09/17/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Batman Day
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Batman Day
Kalamazoo Library- Washington Square Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Batman Day
Kalamazoo Library – Eastwood Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dirt in the Skirt 5k
Stokes Homestead Farm Market, Grand Junction, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hometown Sports Card Show
Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 09/17/2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Just Between Friends Childrens and Maternity Consignment Event
Delta Plex, Grand Rapids, Mi
Sat 09/17/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Model A Day
Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saugatuck Farmers’ Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Joe Farmers Market
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Sat 09/17/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Batman Day
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
SWMLC's 25th Anniversary Jubilee
Chipman House and Preserve, Galesburg, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Be Fit! Family Health Festival
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Curious George Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Geek Fest
Antwerp Activity Center  , Mattawan, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Climb with Superheroes
Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sat 09/17/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Batman Day
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Danny the Dragon Slayer Auditions
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/17/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI

September 18, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 09/18/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 09/18/2016
Holland Civil War Muster
Van Raalte Farm, Holland , Mi
Sun 09/18/2016
Kalamazoo Balloon Fest 2016 at Gull Meadow Farms
Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, Mi
Sun 09/18/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 09/18/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 09/18/2016
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tillers 14th Annual Community Harvest Fest
Tillers International, Scotts, MI
Sun 09/18/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 09/18/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 09/18/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 09/18/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discover the Bluebird Trail
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 09/18/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 09/18/2016
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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