Kalamazoo Events Calendar for Families: August 2021

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Kalamazoo Events for August, Listed

Although Back-to-School sales are starting to pop up in retailers, the lazy days of summer are not over yet! While you savor your last few weeks of extra kid-time, try visiting a splash pad, a local petting zoo, or hitting the beach!

Want more family fun ideas? Be sure to check out our Ultimate Kalamazoo Summer Fun Guide, with over 100 suggestions for everyone.

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Sunday, Aug 1
10:00 am

Tickets: $14/person. Includes entrance to the sunflower field, access to more than 10 different photo spots/prop stops, 1 u-cut bloom, family activity areas, and petting farm.

Monday, Aug 2
9:00 am
Top Pick Event in Kalamazoo, MI

Kid's Clay Gnome Class at Art Bayou

Cost is $25 for a gnome. Includes glazing, firing, paints and instructions. Ages 8-17

Wednesday, Aug 4
11:00 am
Top Pick Event in South Haven, MI

Pirate Chaser Sail at Michigan Maritime Museum

Chase the pirates, retrieve the treasure, protect our harbor! 90-minute sail. Ages 4+

Thursday, Aug 5
5:15 pm

Plainwell's own Zion Lion will perform outside in front of our wonderful new community asset! Plus activities, free ice cream, & food vendors.

Friday, Aug 6
4:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Portage, MI

Friday At The Flats at Celery Flats Park

Experience a wide range of food trucks and live music. Seating is limited, but lawn space is plentiful, so bring a blanket or chair.

Saturday, Aug 7
8:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Portage, MI

Ramona Beach Bonfire at Ramona Park & Beach

Enjoy the warm summer night air and a bonfire at Ramona Park Beach. Materials for making s’mores will be provided.

Saturday, Aug 7
6:35 pm
Sunday, Aug 8
11:00 am
Top Pick Event in Battle Creek, MI

Reptile Weekend: Scaled Back at Binder Park Zoo

An abbreviated version of this special event provides an opportunity for an up-close look at some of Binder Park Zoo’s very own fascinating reptiles on exhibit! General admission rates apply.

Sunday, Aug 8
9:00 am
Top Pick Event in Kalamazoo, MI

Family Literacy Walks at Spring Valley Park

Come for a self-led stroll exploring the colorful yard sign path at the park!

Wednesday, Aug 11
2:00 pm

This film series is free for everyone of all ages! Monday-Friday at 2pm & 4pm

Friday, Aug 13
7:00 pm

During GLOW, you get to fly to new heights, defy gravity, and soar through our obstacles while glowing under our black light.

Saturday, Aug 14
2:00 pm

This FREE back-to-school event provides kids with backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. School supplies and food will be provided while supplies last.

Tuesday, Aug 17
10:00 am

Make-and-take Sand Candles! Kids will get to explore the different colors and fragrances, then mix and match to create their very own layered candle. ​$10/candle

Thursday, Aug 19
7:00 pm

The concert series will feature various genres of music that will be fun for all ages. Bring a chair or blanket!

Saturday, Aug 21
9:00 am

Catch and release kids fishing for ages 3 - 16. All bait and tackle provided. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, Aug 21
11:00 am
Top Pick Event in Portage, MI

STEAM Days! at Air Zoo

This science and fun filled event will take place outside, on the front lawn of the Air Zoo, and is FREE to attend! Enjoy hands-on activity tables, sponsor giveaways, toy demos, education demos, Fly Buy summer STEM toy sales, food and more.

Friday, Aug 27
9:00 am
Top Pick Event in Richland, MI

Kalamazoo Balloon Fest at Gull Meadow Farms

An amazing weekend of family fun, balloon flights, magical balloon glows, and more! FREE admission, parking is a $5 donation/vehicle

Friday, Aug 27
9:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Portage, MI

Movies in the Park - E.T. at Ramona Park

Watch from your car or bring chairs to sit outside your vehicle. FREE

Saturday, Aug 28
8:00 am

Free parking! Stroller Entrance in Back Lot! Kids Get in Free!
$5 Early Admission 8AM - 9AM, $2 Admission 9AM-1PM

Sunday, Aug 29
6:00 pm
Top Pick Event in Kalamazoo, MI

Oshtemo Music in the Park at Flesher Field

Free, family-friendly outdoor concerts in the gazebo at Flesher Field. Bring a chair or blanket!

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