by Jill P
Welcome to our Special Halloween Edition of our Weekend Picks! Yes, there is so much going on this weekend for the kiddos that we’ve decided to highlight some of our favorite Halloween events from our Halloween Happenings Guide. Make sure to check out the full listing since there are so many fun things events taking place this weekend!
We want to thank the area organizations and businesses for providing pictures for our Weekend Picks- Special Halloween Edition. We love the stories that these pictures tell about the fun events coming up this weekend.
Happening This Saturday, October 25th
On October 25th from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm, families are invited to join in the fun at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum with crafts, face painting, and trick-or-treating! The museum also offers free access to walk the haunted halls of the planetarium and take part in a Spooky Space Mission.
Join the Kalamazoo Nature Center from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm for their annual non-scary Halloween alternative! Meet enchanted critters as they come to life to answer some common animal myths on a guided trail walk. At the end of the walk, make a craft, enjoy a snack, and sip some hot cider. Join the fun by coming in costume! Tours leave approximately every 15 minutes, rain or shine, and are geared for children 12 years and younger.
Join us in the Children’s Garden (Leila Arboretum) and at Kingman Museum from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm for a day filled with science experiments, free things to take home, and fun for the whole family! Recommended for ages 12 and under.
Check out this fun event at Burdick’s for Breakfast 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Dress up as your favorite spooky character and join us for a delicious breakfast buffet! We will have a kids costume contest with great prizes to be won including a free Kids Character Breakfast gift certificate. Make sure to check out our halloween theme buffet and fun activities for the kids! Reservations required.
Join us for a fun and safe event in downtown Kalamazoo at Bronson Park form 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.There will be free donuts, cider, Halloween music, an inflatable bounce house, arts & crafts, photo booths, various games, and tons of candy! Also, check out a chainsaw carver carving a sculpture out of wood and will be raffling off one of his carvings, a local magician performing a Halloween act, and pumpkin races.
Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The Great ZooBoo is just around the corner and is full of Halloween fun! The Great ZooBoo offers tons of excitement, animals, and fall activities for kids of all ages! Start planning for the perfect Halloween costume and head out to the Great ZooBoo at Binder Park Zoo! Once your little goblins and ghosts have trick-or-treated, stay a little longer and enjoy the great fall atmosphere and fun activities! This Saturday we will have a special performance by Ventriloquist Richard Paul. His “Ha Ha” Halloween Show will take place at 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm in the Binda Conservation Discovery Center.
Join us for our annual Halloween Spooky Skate from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for a chance to ice skate on the orange ice that the Kalamazoo Wings will be skating on Oct. 24 for the home opener. Admission is $7 and skate rental is $3.
All Hallows’ Eve in Charlton Park will be held on October 25th from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. The event is family oriented and begins with trick-or-treating through the village, hayrides, costume contest and costume parade. Admission prices are $3, children 12 and under are free.
Movie starts at 11:00 am. Long before there was a HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, there was MAD MONSTER PARTY?, a stop-motion animation musical comedy that’s the perfect Halloween mood-setter. If you were a fan of the Rankin-Bass holiday specials that were perennial fixtures on TV for generations — RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN and THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY — you’ll find this monster-themed Saturday matinee hauntingly familiar. And lots of fun. Mention KZOOkids at the box office and you’ll get either a free drink or free popcorn.
Happening This Sunday, October 26
Sunday, October 26 from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm there will be Trick or Treating going on at the Crossroads Mall in Portage. This is a great day to bring the kids entertain them with candy and check out the sales going on.
Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The Great ZooBoo is just around the corner and is full of Halloween fun! The Great ZooBoo offers tons of excitement, animals, and fall activities for kids of all ages! Start planning for the perfect Halloween costume and head out to the Great ZooBoo at Binder Park Zoo! Once your little goblins and ghosts have trick-or-treated, stay a little longer and enjoy the great fall atmosphere and fun activities! Wild Africa will be a bit frightening again this year, with something for older kids and adults. General admission will be charged and some activities will also require additional charges.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the Halloween fun!