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Weekend Picks For The Kalamazoo Parent – June 6, 2014

by Jill Piwko

 

One of our favorite weekends of the year is here this weekend! Yeah! We love all of the fun stuff happening with the June Jubilee in Downtown Kalamazoo. For this weekend check out these family friendly events, consider…

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Do-Dah Parade Downtown Kalamazoo

Saturday, June 7 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  in Downtown Kalamazoo.

  • Nearly a 30 year tradition downtown. It’s the wacky, silly, make you laugh at how “goofy” the units are, type of parade. It’s simply not normal. You might see a duck in a bathtub, people dancing in the streets with Mardi-Gras-like costumes, they might be dragging a boat. They could be beautiful divas that just happen to be over the age of 60. But, whatever they are and do, it’s all a spoof. That’s why we call it Do-Dah.
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38th Annual Dionysos Greek Festival

 Friday & Saturday, June 6 and 7 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Kalamazoo. 

  • Annual celebration of Greek culture from local restaurant with live music, food and more. Spend this weekend in Greece without leaving Kalamazoo! Saturday is a day for families to come downtown and enjoy the sights, the smells, and the excitement of being Greek for a day! From face painting to balloon sculpting or jumping around on an inflated balloon bounce, kids are sure to have a ton of fun! The cost to participate in activities, which will benefit the Portage Aquatic Club, range from 1 to 2 entertainment tickets per activity.

Geocaching Extravaganza 2014

Saturday, June 7 from1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo. 

  • Spend the afternoon at KNC geocaching! Use your GPS or smartphone to find fifteen new geocaches placed at KNC. Expect to explore, puzzle, search, stretch and climb like never before.

Jump into Summer: Gaming and Animation Festival

Saturday, June 7 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Kalamazoo Valley Museum in Kalamazoo. 

  • Come to the KVM to try your hand at the world of animation and multimedia arts. Students of KVCC’s AnimOtion Labs will help launch Kalamazoo Animation Film Interactive with activities such as Lego Setup Two and Claymation stop motion creations, making comic strips, light painting, and more. See our animated short, Nitewalk, a spooky planetarium show usually reserved for Halloween only, and be prepared for other surprises! Fun for kids (but adults will want to try it, too). As always, KVM’s participation in June Jubilee will launch a summer of fun hands-on activities, planetarium shows, Challenger Learning Center missions, and two new exhibits.

June Jubilee

So many other things happening in Downtown Kalamazoo that you won’t want to miss! Check out all of the June Jubilee events including the Kick-off Party to the Summer Reading Games at the Kalamazoo Public Library.

These events and more can be found on our Events Calendar at KZOOkids. 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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