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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -September 23-25

by Jill P

 

Fall is in the air! Time to enjoy the bounty of the fall season. It’s going to be another busy weekend for fall family fun. This is the BUSIEST weekend of the fall season for festivals around SW Michigan.

 

WEEKEND PICKS

For this weekend, consider:

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

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  • 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. Stay tuned for our family-friendly Art Prize Guide coming out soon.
  • Fall Festival in St. Joseph on September 23-24 in downtown St. Joseph. Join the fun in St. Joseph for their fall festival. Activities include The Great Bed Race, Day on the Farm, farmers market, petting zoo, live music, art auction, and more.
  • Apple Fest! 2016 on September 24 at VerHage Fruit Farm & Cider Mill, 8619 W ML, Kalamazoo. Activities include arts, crafts & vendor show, and entertainment.
  • Fall Harvest and Tractor Show on September 23-25 at Historic Charlton Park, 2545 S Charlton Park Rd, Hastings. Step back in time with a visit to Historic Charlton Park’s special event. Activities include experiencing first-hand the fall harvest techniques and activities from the early-to-mid 1900s.

RELATED: 10 Reasons to Visit Gull Meadow Farms This Season and Enter to WIN! A Family Fun Pass

  • Scarecrows & Pumpkins on September 24 at Leila Arboretum, 928 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek. Make your very own scarecrow and take home a pumpkin as you will learn about the fall harvest! This is also a FREE DAY at Kingman Museum.
  • Harvest Fest on September 25 at the Vicksburg Historical Village, 300 North Richardson, Vicksburg. Activities include hay rides, Model A car rides, vendors, food booths, storytelling, a scavenger hunt, saw mill demonstration, petting zoo and more.

(photo courtesy of the Kalamazoo Nature Center)

  • DeLano Farms Fall Fest on September 25 at the Kalamazoo Nature Center’s DeLano Farms, 555 West E Ave., Kalamazoo. Explore the homestead, witness blacksmiths in action, experience pioneer activities, take a horse-drawn wagon ride (weather permitting), games and activities for the whole family. New this year…browse and shop creative artisan booths with products that stand the test of time.

MORE WEEKEND FUN

 

FUN RUNS & WALKS

There are some great fun runs and walks this weekend and you won’t want to miss. See our Fall FUN RUNS Around Kalamazoo Guide for more details.

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(photo courtesy of Tara Fletcher Photography)

APPLE PICKING

Now is a great time to head out apple picking with your family. See our Guide to Where To Go Apple Picking and/or Get Your Pumpkin.

FUN EVENTS

Kelly DiPucchio Presents: Everyone Loves Cupcake on Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 pm at Bookbug.

Princess/Superhero Weekend on September 24 & 25 at Gull Meadow Farms. See listing for times and pricing.

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RELATED: The Ultimate Kalamazoo Fall Bucket List – 40 Fun Things To Do This Fall With Kids


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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

September 23, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 09/23/2016
4th Annual Fall Festival
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Fri 09/23/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
Grand Rapids ArtPrize
Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fall Harvest Festival and Tractor Show
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plainwell Farmers' Market
Plainwell Farmers’ Market, Plainwell, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Live!
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market
Vicksburg Farmers’ Market, Vicksburg, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lego Club
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan
Fri 09/23/2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Zumba for Kids
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fall Harvest Dinner on the Farm
Stokes Homestead Farm Market, Grand Junction, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Magical Family Night
YMCA Portage, Portage, MI
Fri 09/23/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

September 24, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 09/24/2016
4th Annual Fall Festival
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Sat 09/24/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
Princess/Superhero Weekend
Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, Mi
Sat 09/24/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fall Harvest Festival and Tractor Show
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Farmgirl Flea Market
Hudsonville Fairgrounds, Hudsonville, Michigan
Sat 09/24/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 09/24/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apple Fest! 2016
Verhages Fruit Farm & Cider Mill, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fall Expo & Craft Show
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kalamazoo County Expo Center Mom to mom Sale
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saugatuck Farmers’ Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
SPCA 6th Annual Doggie Dash
Spring Valley Park, Kalamazoo Township, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Joe Farmers Market
Downtown St. Joseph, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Sat 09/24/2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
.1K 9.24.16 Hospice Run
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Car Seat Check-up
Westwood Fire Dept., Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lowe's Build and Grow
Lowe’s Portage, Portage, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
10:30 am - 11:15 am
All About Owls
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Kalamazoo Robotics Team
Parchment Community Library, Parchment, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Owl
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Scarecrows and Pumpkins
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cookie Fiasco and We Are Growing! Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
All About Owls
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pizza & Pages
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kelly DiPucchio Presents: Everyone Loves Cupcake
Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 09/24/2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MOVIE ON THE BARN
Riverview Launch, Kalamazoo, MI

September 25, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 09/25/2016
Bronson Children's Hospital Run & Walk
Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 09/25/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 09/25/2016
Princess/Superhero Weekend
Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, Mi
Sun 09/25/2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fall Harvest Festival and Tractor Show
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sun 09/25/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 09/25/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Old-fashioned Farm Days
Stokes Homestead Farm Market, Grand Junction, MI
Sun 09/25/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 09/25/2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Harvest Fest
Vicksburg Historic Village, Vicksburg, Mi
Sun 09/25/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 09/25/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 09/25/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 09/25/2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DeLano Farms Fall Fest
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 09/25/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Royal Princess Tea -Henderson Castle
The Henderson Castle, KALAMAZOO, Michigan
Sun 09/25/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 09/25/2016
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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