Affordable or FREE Things for Kids to Do in August Around Kalamazoo

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Tackle the Summer Bucket List this August

Ahh, the lazy days of summer.

Have you made a summer bucket list? If so, now would be an excellent time to check off any activities you were hoping to enjoy.

And, if you didn’t make any official list, but are looking for a few bonus activities and adventures to round out the summer, you’re in luck.

We have put together a list of August’s best FREE or inexpensive fun for kids. Festivals, downtown Kalamazoo happenings, special library events – there are plenty of ideas to end the summer on a great note.

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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Air Zoo Panels Off

Airplanes Take Their Panels Off So You Can Look Inside – At the Air Zoo through April 4th

Panels Off! debuted this February & has been extended through Spring Break (April 4th)! Join the Air Zoo for Panels ...

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166 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Make-and-Take Sand Candles

Fun, fast, and family-friendly!
Join our Marketplace candle making experts during store hour for make-and-take Sand Candles. ​

We’ll set you up with a socially distanced workstation and everything you need to create your own Sand Candle. Choose from a variety of colors and fragrances and make a candle to take home for just $10. ​

No reservations required. Space is limited. First come, first served.

1300 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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BRICKLIVE Supersized! at John Ball Zoo 2021

March 27-September 26

If you enjoyed last year’s brick toy Zoo Takeover, you’re going to love BRICKLIVE Supersized!

This traveling exhibit is making its first US stop (straight from Great Britain!) to bring over 30 astonishing larger-than-life toy brick animal sculptures right here to West Michigan.

BRICKLIVE Supersized! will be on display at John Ball Zoo from March 27-September 26 and is included with general admission.

Top Things to Do in August

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