Kalamazoo Events Calendar for Families: October 2020

Fall Family Pumpkin Picking

No Tricks- Fall has arrived in Kalamazoo. Events for October, Listed.

Fall is in full swing and we are here for the donuts, corn mazes, vibrant leaves and sweater weather.

Let the kids pick out their costumes and gear up for spooky events, piles of candy and more fall fun.

Let us know if you have any Kalamazoo events for October to add!

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  FEATURED EVENTS  

Why Families love the Air Zoo - Membership, events, exhibits - overview of Air Zoo

Members Can Visit Six Local Favorites for FREE in October with the Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange

the Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange is back again in 2020, offering an amazing chance to visit 6 local cultural institutions ...
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No Bones About It, SkeleTour Returns to Downtown Kalamazoo for 2020

No Bones About It, SkeleTour Returns to Downtown Kalamazoo for 2020

It's Time! Head to Downtown Kalamazoo with the Whole Family for the Metro Toyota SkeleTour! Join in on the outdoor ...
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 ONGOING • OCTOBER EVENTS  

Here’s a round up of Kalamazoo events for October that are on repeat:


  OCTOBER 1-31 

Fall Fun
Gull Meadow Farms
8544 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083
» Come spend a day at the farm creating lasting memories with family friendly activities, including a corn maze. Monday-Thursday 4-7pm, Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm.


  OCTOBER 1-31 

October SWMI Cultural Exchange
6 Participating Locations
at Various Addresses
» Visit 6 local cultural institutions in October for FREE if you have a membership at one of these six locations: Air Zoo, Binder Park Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Nature Center, W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary & W.K. Kellogg Manor House


  OCTOBER 10-31 

Family Adventures in Nature: Self-Guided Fall Color Walk
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center

34270 County Road 652, Mattawan, MI 49071
» Get outside this fall with your family on our nature trails with this self-guided marked fall color trail!


  OCTOBER 1-31 |  8am – 5pm 

October Storywalk Book – We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt by Steve Metzger
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
701 W. Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058
» Go on a pumpkin hunt to find the biggest pumpkin in town with this month’s storywalk and along the way learn about the many signs of autumn. “I’m not scared. Are you?”


 Thursday, OCT 1-DEC 31 | 6-7pm  

Elementary Explorers
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» Time spent in nature is vital for kids at any age. Join us each Thursday evening for an outdoor program designed specifically for elementary-aged children. Parents are invited to drop their children off and pick them up at the end of the hour-long program.


 OCTOBER 15-31 | 5-9pm  

2020 Halloween Display
Hosted by HolidayHouse5777
5777 Clovermeadows Ave, Scotts, MI 49088
» Visit the Halloween display with more than 95 inflatables plus dozens of other decorations. Feel free to get out of your car and walk through the display. Please stick to the paths. Enter through the giant archway in front and follow the paths through to the end.


 Tuesdays, OCT 6-DEC 29, 2020 | 9am-12pm  

Drive-up Diaper Distribution
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
247 W Lovell Sr, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

» Every Tuesday from October 6 to December 29 families will be able to pick up diapers at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.


 Wednesdays, OCT 7-DEC 30, 2020 | 11:45am-12:15pm  

Drive-up Diaper Distribution
Battle Creek Family YMCA
182 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

» Every Wednesday from October 7 to December 30 families can drive through to pick up diapers and wipes at the Battle Creek Family YMCA


 OCT 1  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

  OCT 1, 2020 | 4 pm                                     

Michaels Kids Club Online: Lion Pumpkin 🆓
Hosted by Michaels
Virtual Event

» Create a lion crafted pumpkin with us! RSVP for the class.

OCT 1 | 4:30 pm                                     

Art Quest-Optical Illusions 🆓
Paw Paw District Library
Virtual Event
» Not everything is as it seems! Learn how optical illusions work and then create two illusions that will trick your eyes. Kit pick-up begins: Monday September 28th

 OCT 2  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 2, 2020 | 10am – 5pm                            

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

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday 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.

LEARN MORE

OCT 2, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Family Day
Wedel’s
5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» 10am-3pm. Apples, pumpkins, games, SPCA, animals, selfie stations & more! Each weekend will have different themed crafts, games, & animals. Event is held outdoors, for ages 12 and under. $2/child

OCT 2 | 5 pm                                     

Virtual Art Hop 🆓
Hosted by Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
Virtual Event
» Celebrate creativity and self expression thorough the arts on the Art Council’s Facebook page. Enjoy photos, videos, and live-streams of this curated show filled with a variety of artwork including dance, theatre, music, painting, ceramics, photography, and more.

OCT 2 | 8 pm                                     

Flashlight Nights
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 8pm-10pm. Try the corn maze in the dark for a different twist – but be sure to bring a flashlight in case you “get lost”! Flashlights are also available for purchase. After you finish Flashlight Nights, relax out by your own private campfire in the country. A campfire in the fall is a great way to spend an evening or warm up on a cool night.

 OCT 3  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 3, 2020 | 8:30 am                                     

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Virtual Trail Run
Hosted by Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Virtual Event
» Virtual 5K, 10K, and 15K. All events will cost $30 regardless of distance, and $15 for each event if you are between the age of 6 and 18.  Kids under 6 can sign up for free.

OCT 3 | 10 am                                     

Giant Maize Quest® Corn Maze
Harvest Moon Acres Corn Maze & Fun Zone
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 10am-6pm. Be prepared to get lost on a fantastic adventure. Inside the 5-acre Giant Maize Quest® Corn Maze, you will find twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings. In addition to the Corn Maze, find other outdoor fun fall attractions in the Fun Zone! $10/Person

OCT 3 | 10 am                                     

Benjammin Educational Kid’s Music
Old Dog Tavern
402 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
» Join us Saturday morning with adorable, fun-loving kids on stage at Old Dog Tavern. Bring your kids to join the band or just come and watch kids grow in music & life skills. Instruments provided. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. with various kid combos!

OCT 3 | 10 am                                     

Family Day
Wedel’s
5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» 10am-3pm. Apples, pumpkins, games, SPCA, animals, selfie stations & more! Each weekend will have different themed crafts, games, & animals. Event is held outdoors, for ages 12 and under. $2/child

OCT 3 | 10 am                                     

VBDL’s Online Kitchen Science 🆓
Hosted by Van Buren District Library
Virtual Event
» Join us every other Saturday on Facebook and VBDL’s YouTube Channel for Kitchen Science! Join Miss Farah from VBDL Covert Branch and Learn How the Lungs Operate by making a model of the lung. View the supply list online.

OCT 3 | 11 am                                     

Children’s Cooking Class
The Henderson Castle
100 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
» 11am-1pm. Kids (ages 7-14) will learn new techniques making special dishes to impress their friends and family. $49

OCT 3 | 1 pm                                     

Cookies & Canvas: Jack o Lantern
Wine & Canvas Studio
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 1-3pm. Cookies and Canvas are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out!$20/seat

OCT 3 | 3 pm                                     

Play Animal Crossing 🆓
Hosted by Comstock Township Library
Virtual Event
» Online event. Come join Novella, our resident Comstock islander, for an hour of Animal Crossing fun! Pick up some free mystery gifts, harvest some fruit, browse our museum, grab some fossils or DIYs, and chat with our cute animal friends.

OCT 3 | 8 pm                                     

Flashlight Nights
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 8pm-10pm. Try the corn maze in the dark for a different twist – but be sure to bring a flashlight in case you “get lost”! Flashlights are also available for purchase. After you finish Flashlight Nights, relax out by your own private campfire in the country. A campfire in the fall is a great way to spend an evening or warm up on a cool night.

 OCT 4  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 4, 2020 | 11 am                                     

Giant Maize Quest® Corn Maze
Harvest Moon Acres Corn Maze & Fun Zone
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 11am-6pm. Be prepared to get lost on a fantastic adventure. Inside the 5-acre Giant Maize Quest® Corn Maze, you will find twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings. In addition to the Corn Maze, find other outdoor fun fall attractions in the Fun Zone! $10/Person

OCT 4 | 12 pm                                     

Food Truck Rally
Airway Fun Center
5626 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
» 12pm-4pm. Seven different food trucks are lined up to be at Airway Fun Center on Sunday, Oct. 4th!

 OCT 5  •  M  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 5, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Toddler Open Play: Drop-In
Kingdom Soccer
8151 Merchant Place, Portage, MI 49002
» 10am-11am. Join Kingdom Soccer for Toddler Drop-In every Monday and Wednesday. $5

OCT 5 | 11 am                                     

Crafts with Cats: Pumpkin Painting!
Kzoo Cat Cafe and Rescue
1128 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» 11am-9pm. Come out to Kzoo Cat Cafe and Rescue for Crafts with Cats: PUMPKIN PAINTING! Supplies included with entry (while they last!) Open by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

 OCT 6  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 6, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Education @ Home (Ages 3-4)
Hosted by Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 9-10:15am. Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) must live for days, weeks, or months in very small spaces. Learn what it takes to eat, work and dress like an astronaut and assemble your very own space helmet! Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

OCT 6 | 10 am                                     

KNC Preschool Explorers
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» Explore and play with nature as our teacher while developing critical early childhood skills. Geared toward children 5 years and under with an adult. Come dressed to explore the outdoors! Masks are recommended, but not required. Free with admission, registration required.

OCT 6 | 10 am                                     

STEAM at Home 🆓
Hosted by Otsego District Library
Virtual Event
» Join Miss Alicia on Facebook to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. See how learning can be fun! Take home kits will be available some of the weeks at the curbside window if applicable.

OCT 6 | 1 pm                                     

Education @ Home (Ages 3-4)
Hosted by Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 1-2:15pm. Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) must live for days, weeks, or months in very small spaces. Learn what it takes to eat, work and dress like an astronaut and assemble your very own space helmet! Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

 OCT 7  •  W  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 7, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Behind the Scenes Animal Care
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» 9am-5pm. Register your child for a fun-filled exploration of wildlife care! Assist with the daily tasks of an Animal Caretaker. Registrants must be 8+ years old to participate. This two-hour experience includes: Behind the scenes tour of Animal Care, Feeding, cleaning, and watering animals, Photo with an animal ambassador.

OCT 7 | 10am – 7pm                            

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

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday 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.

LEARN MORE

OCT 7 | 10 am                                     

Science Wonders 
Hosted by Ransom District Library
Virtual Event
» Science experiments will be posted on the RDL YouTube account. Pick up an instruction sheet at the library, or look at the instructions on the video, and kids can do the experiments themselves after watching!

OCT 7 | 10 am                                     

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 10am-1pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

OCT 7 | 10 am                                     

Toddler Open Play: Drop-In
Kingdom Soccer
8151 Merchant Place, Portage, MI 49002
» 10am-11am. Join Kingdom Soccer for Toddler Drop-In every Monday and Wednesday. $5

OCT 7 | 2 pm                                     

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 2-5pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

OCT 7 | 5 pm                                     

This is Rocket Science! 🆓
Hosted by KPL and the Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» Young astrophysicists learn how rockets work by gaining knowledge of physical forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion. Activity kits can be picked up at the library up to one week before the Zoom sessions. Grades 5-12, registration required.

 OCT 8  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 8, 2020 | 6 pm                                     

Elementary Explorers
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» Time spent in nature is vital for kids at any age. Join us each Thursday evening for an outdoor program designed specifically for elementary-aged children. Parents are invited to drop their children off and pick them up at the end of the hour-long program.

 OCT 9  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 9, 2020 | 10am – 5pm                            

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

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday 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.

LEARN MORE

OCT 9 | 10 am                                     

Family Day
Wedel’s
5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» 10am-3pm. Apples, pumpkins, games, SPCA, animals, selfie stations & more! Each weekend will have different themed crafts, games, & animals. Event is held outdoors, for ages 12 and under. $2/child

 Oct 9 @ 6 pm – Oct 11 @ 1pm                            

Fall Family Getaway Weekends
Camp Newaygo
5333 South Centerline Road, Newaygo, MI 49337

» Spend a long weekend this fall at Camp Newaygo!

Choose your style of accommodations, enjoy meals from our executive chef, and select activity excursions to create your perfect weekend away.

Camp Newaygo is experienced and committed to providing a COVID careful programs and experiences.

LEARN MORE

OCT 9 | 6 pm                                     

Giant Maize Quest® Corn Maze
Harvest Moon Acres 
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 6-10pm. Be prepared to get lost on a fantastic adventure. Inside the 5-acre Giant Maize Quest® Corn Maze, you will find twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings. It’s a maze, it’s a game, it’s educational, and it’s FUN! $10/Person

OCT 9 | 6 pm                                     

Family Disney Night: Mermaid Sunset
Wine & Canvas
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 6-8:30pm. Family Disney Night are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out! $29/seat

OCT 9 | 6 pm                                     

Kids Night Out
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» 6-8:30pm. Drop your kids off at KNC and enjoy some time to yourself! KNC will provide outdoor, educational activities, a campfire, and s’mores for elementary and middle school-aged children, while you take time for you. Groups will be split by age, and will be kept small to promote a safe experience for all participants. Geared toward children from 5-13 years old. $20/member child, $25/non-member child, $10/each additional child per family.

OCT 9 | 7 pm                                     

The Great Pumpkin Hunt & Trick-or-Treat
Stokes Homestead Farm Market
13988 Co Rd 215, Grand Junction, MI 49056
» 7-9pm. Search the 1/2 mile Magical Forest Nature Trail in search of Mini Pumpkins! Some Pumpkins have prizes! Adventure along the Magical Forest Nature Trail! Our friendly Ghouls will have sweet treats waiting for you at several spots along the trail. Doors open at 4pm, arrive early to enjoy extra time to play and explore our outside activity area. Online Tickets will be available for Purchase 24 Hours before doors open. Adults- $8, Children 12 & under- $7, under age 2- Free

OCT 9 | 8 pm                                     

Flashlight Nights
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 8pm-10pm. Try the corn maze in the dark for a different twist – but be sure to bring a flashlight in case you “get lost”! Flashlights are also available for purchase. After you finish Flashlight Nights, relax out by your own private campfire in the country. A campfire in the fall is a great way to spend an evening or warm up on a cool night.

 OCT 10  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 10, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Harvest Moon Acres Corn Maze & Fun Zone
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 10am-6pm. Be prepared to get lost on a fantastic adventure. Inside the 5-acre Giant Maize Quest® Corn Maze, you will find twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings. In addition to the Corn Maze, find other outdoor fun fall attractions in the Fun Zone! $10/Person

OCT 10 | 10 am                                     

Benjammin Educational Kid’s Music
Old Dog Tavern
402 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
» Join us Saturday morning with adorable, fun-loving kids on stage at Old Dog Tavern. Bring your kids to join the band or just come and watch kids grow in music & life skills. Instruments provided. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. with various kid combos!

OCT 10 | 10 am                                     

Family Day
Wedel’s
5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» 10am-3pm. Apples, pumpkins, games, SPCA, animals, selfie stations & more! Each weekend will have different themed crafts, games, & animals. Event is held outdoors, for ages 12 and under. $2/child

OCT 10 | 10 am                                     

Virtual Stroll with Nature: Cry of the Wolf 🆓
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Virtual Event
» Known for their haunting howl, wolves have been vilified for centuries in fairy tales and real-life. Come explore the true nature of this misunderstood mammal and their conservation comeback through stories, hands-on activities, and suggestions for short “strolls” on trails or through your neighborhood.

OCT 10 | 10 am                                     

VBDL’s Online EXPLORE with Mr. Jeff 🆓
VBDL
Virtual Event
» Join Mr. Jeff from VBDL Lawrence Community Branch every other Saturday on Facebook and VBDL’s YouTube Channel for EXPLORE!  Mr. Jeff offers instruction in a variety of art-related hands-on activities for students in 4th grade and up. Remember to pick-up an EXPLORE activity bag filled with a month’s worth of EXPLORE supplies so you can work along with Mr. Jeff!

OCT 10 | 11 am                                     

Mommy and Me Cupcake Class
Cornwell’s Turkeyville
18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd, Marshall, MI
» 11am-2pm. Everyone will leave with their own Halloween inspired cupcakes. You will also get to enjoy lunch the adults get drink, sandwich, pie and drink kids will choose a kids meal. Adults $25, Kids $15

OCT 10 | 11 am                                     

Hatchery Tours with a Twist!
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
34270 Co Rd 652, Mattawan, MI 49071
» Participants will see hatchery ponds, learn about the history of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, see a DNR Fish Stocking Truck and view live fish including Steelhead Trout, Chinook Salmon and possibly even Lake Sturgeon! Pre-registration is required and safety protocols will be in place to protect all participants.

OCT 10 | 1 pm                                     

Cookies & Canvas: Spooky Cat
Wine & Canvas Studio
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 1-3pm. Cookies and Canvas are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out!$20/seat

OCT 10 | 1 pm                                     

Hatchery Tours with a Twist!
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
34270 Co Rd 652, Mattawan, MI 49071
» Participants will see hatchery ponds, learn about the history of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, see a DNR Fish Stocking Truck and view live fish including Steelhead Trout, Chinook Salmon and possibly even Lake Sturgeon! Pre-registration is required and safety protocols will be in place to protect all participants.

OCT 10 | 3 pm                                     

Play Animal Crossing 🆓
Hosted by Comstock Township Library

Virtual Event
» Come join Novella, our resident Comstock islander, for an hour of Animal Crossing fun! Pick up some free mystery gifts, harvest some fruit, browse our museum, grab some fossils or DIYs, and chat with our cute animal friends.

OCT 10 | 8 pm                                     

Flashlight Nights
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 8pm-10pm. Try the corn maze in the dark for a different twist – but be sure to bring a flashlight in case you “get lost”! Flashlights are also available for purchase. After you finish Flashlight Nights, relax out by your own private campfire in the country. A campfire in the fall is a great way to spend an evening or warm up on a cool night.

 OCT 11  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 11 | 11 am                                     

Harvest Moon Acres Corn Maze & Fun Zone
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 11am-6pm. Be prepared to get lost on a fantastic adventure. Inside the 5-acre Giant Maize Quest® Corn Maze, you will find twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings. In addition to the Corn Maze, find other outdoor fun fall attractions in the Fun Zone! $10/Person

 OCT 12  •  M  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 12, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Toddler Open Play: Drop-In
Kingdom Soccer
8151 Merchant Place, Portage, MI 49002
» 10am-11am. Join Kingdom Soccer for Toddler Drop-In every Monday and Wednesday. $5

OCT 12 | 10 am                                     

Park Before Dark 
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 
» 10am-6pm. The Park will be fully decorated and we hope you will come on out dressed up and ready for a great Fall adventure at the zoo! Trick-Or-Treat bags will be handed out for free with candy, swag, promo items, and coupons from vendors stuffed inside!

OCT 12 | 11 am                                     

Crafts with Cats: Pumpkin Painting!
Kzoo Cat Cafe and Rescue
1128 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» 11am-9pm. Come out to Kzoo Cat Cafe and Rescue for Crafts with Cats: PUMPKIN PAINTING! Supplies included with entry (while they last!) Open by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

 OCT 13  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 13, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Education @ Home with the Air Zoo (Ages 5-7)
Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 9-10:15am. Astronauts are living in space! Join us for an astronaut challenge as students learn about the special tools and equipment used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Young explorers end the class by assembling their own space apparel!  Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

OCT 13 | 10 am                                     

KNC Preschool Explorers
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» Explore and play with nature as our teacher while developing critical early childhood skills. Geared toward children 5 years and under with an adult. Come dressed to explore the outdoors! Masks are recommended, but not required. Free with admission, registration required.

OCT 13 | 10 am                                     

STEAM at Home 🆓
Otsego District Library
Virtual Event
» Join Miss Alicia on Facebook to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. See how learning can be fun! Take home kits will be available some of the weeks at the curbside window if applicable.

OCT 13 | 10 am                                     

Park Before Dark 
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 
» 10am-6pm. The Park will be fully decorated and we hope you will come on out dressed up and ready for a great Fall adventure at the zoo! Trick-Or-Treat bags will be handed out for free with candy, swag, promo items, and coupons from vendors stuffed inside!

OCT 13 | 10:30 am                                     

Parenting Talk: Reading, Writing, and ‘Rythmetic 🆓
Kalamazoo Public Library
Virtual Event
» Parenting Talk connects community resource specialists with preschool children and their adults in an online environment that’s informative and lots of fun! Everyday child-led play with books and music is great fun for growing brains! Registration required.

OCT 13 | 1 pm                                     

Education @ Home with the Air Zoo (Ages 5-7)
Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 1-2:15pm. Astronauts are living in space! Join us for an astronaut challenge as students learn about the special tools and equipment used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Young explorers end the class by assembling their own space apparel!  Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

OCT 13 | 6 pm                                     

Air Zoo Science Stories in the Stars 🆓
Kalamazoo Public Library and the Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» People from Ancient Greeks and Indigenous people to Americans escaping slavery on the Underground Railroad used the stars to navigate and to tell stories. Visit our portable STARLAB planetarium to learn about some of these stories and view the constellations that are the same as they were from time immemorial. Then come up with your own stories for familiar star groupings, make a constellation telescope to view the stars, and communicate secret messages as in Follow the Drinking Gourd.  Registration required.

 OCT 14  •  W  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 14, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Behind the Scenes Animal Care
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» 9am-5pm. Register your child for a fun-filled exploration of wildlife care! Assist with the daily tasks of an Animal Caretaker. Registrants must be 8+ years old to participate. This two-hour experience includes: Behind the scenes tour of Animal Care, Feeding, cleaning, and watering animals, Photo with an animal ambassador.

OCT 14 | 10am – 7pm                            

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

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday 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.

LEARN MORE

OCT 14 | 10 am                                     

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 10am-1pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

OCT 14 | 10 am                                     

Toddler Open Play: Drop-In
Kingdom Soccer
8151 Merchant Place, Portage, MI 49002
» 10am-11am. Join Kingdom Soccer for Toddler Drop-In every Monday and Wednesday. $5

OCT 14 | 10 am                                     

Park Before Dark 
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 
» 10am-6pm. The Park will be fully decorated and we hope you will come on out dressed up and ready for a great Fall adventure at the zoo! Trick-Or-Treat bags will be handed out for free with candy, swag, promo items, and coupons from vendors stuffed inside!

OCT 14 | 2 pm                                     

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 2-5pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

 OCT 15  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 15, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Park Before Dark 
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 
» 10am-6pm. The Park will be fully decorated and we hope you will come on out dressed up and ready for a great Fall adventure at the zoo! Trick-Or-Treat bags will be handed out for free with candy, swag, promo items, and coupons from vendors stuffed inside!

OCT 15 | 4 pm                                     

Michaels Kids Club Online: Craft Stick Scarecrow 🆓
Michaels
Virtual Event
» Join us online to make a scarecrow out of craft sticks.

OCT 15 | 4:30 pm                                     

Science Adventures 🆓
Paw Paw District Library
Virtual Event
» Did you know your skin is your body’s largest organ? Did you know that is composed of three layers? Join the fun as we make a tasty treat while learning about layers of our skin. Grab your kit, and follow along with the Facebook Live program. Pick up your kit. Available starting Monday, Oct 12th.

OCT 15 | 6 pm                                     

Elementary Explorers
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» Time spent in nature is vital for kids at any age. Join us each Thursday evening for an outdoor program designed specifically for elementary-aged children. Parents are invited to drop their children off and pick them up at the end of the hour-long program.

OCT 15 | 7 pm                                     

KSO: Sample the Symphony
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Virtual Event
» Streaming from Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church in downtown Kalamazoo, our musicians will share information and stories with you between each piece.

 OCT 16  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 16, 2020 | 10am – 5pm                            

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

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday 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.

LEARN MORE

OCT 16 | 10 am                                     

John Ball Zoo Goes Boo! 
John Ball Zoo
1300 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 
» 10am-5pm. John Ball Zoo will again transform into the ultimate Halloween destination with decorations, costumes, candy, and, of course, our amazing animals. Guests are highly encouraged to get in on the Halloween fun and wear costumes. To keep everyone safe, there will be a treat trail lined with decorated booths that are socially distanced from one another.

OCT 16 | 10 am                                     

Park Before Dark 
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 
» 10am-6pm. The Park will be fully decorated and we hope you will come on out dressed up and ready for a great Fall adventure at the zoo! Trick-Or-Treat bags will be handed out for free with candy, swag, promo items, and coupons from vendors stuffed inside!

OCT 16 | 10:30 am                                     

Science Storytime: Batty About Bats 🆓
Hosted by Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Virtual Event
» Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and engage in play and hands-on activities while discovering Michigan’s many bat species and their importance to our everyday lives in this storytime hosted by the Hastings Public Library and Pierce Cedar Creek Institute.

 Oct 16 @ 6 pm – Oct 18 @ 1pm                            

Fall Family Getaway Weekends
Camp Newaygo
5333 South Centerline Road, Newaygo, MI 49337

» Spend a long weekend this fall at Camp Newaygo!

Choose your style of accommodations, enjoy meals from our executive chef, and select activity excursions to create your perfect weekend away.

Camp Newaygo is experienced and committed to providing a COVID careful programs and experiences.

LEARN MORE

OCT 16 | 6 pm                                     

Harvest Moon Acres Corn Maze
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 6-10pm. Be prepared to get lost on a fantastic adventure. Inside the 5-acre Giant Maize Quest® Corn Maze, you will find twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings. It’s a maze, it’s a game, it’s educational, and it’s FUN! $10/Person

OCT 16 | 6 pm                                     

Family Night: Little Alien
Wine & Canvas
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 6-8:30pm. Family Night are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out! $35/seat

OCT 16 | 6 pm                                     

Kids Night Out
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» 6-8:30pm. Drop your kids off at KNC and enjoy some time to yourself! KNC will provide outdoor, educational activities, a campfire, and s’mores for elementary and middle school-aged children, while you take time for you. Groups will be split by age, and will be kept small to promote a safe experience for all participants. Geared toward children from 5-13 years old. $20/member child, $25/non-member child, $10/each additional child per family.

OCT 16 | 7 pm                                     

The Great Pumpkin Hunt & Trick-or-Treat
Stokes Homestead Farm Market
13988 Co Rd 215, Grand Junction, MI 49056
» 7-9pm. Search the 1/2 mile Magical Forest Nature Trail in search of Mini Pumpkins! Some Pumpkins have prizes! Adventure along the Magical Forest Nature Trail! Our friendly Ghouls will have sweet treats waiting for you at several spots along the trail. Doors open at 4pm, arrive early to enjoy extra time to play and explore our outside activity area. Online Tickets will be available for Purchase 24 Hours before doors open. Adults- $8, Children 12 & under- $7, under age 2- Free

OCT 16 | 7 pm                                     

Night Corn Maze
Gull Meadow Farms
8544 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083
» 7-9pm. Check out our family friendly flashlight corn maze! Try the maze at night with flashlights for a little extra challenge. Admission is $9

OCT 16 | 8 pm                                     

Flashlight Nights
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 8pm-10pm. Try the corn maze in the dark for a different twist – but be sure to bring a flashlight in case you “get lost”! Flashlights are also available for purchase. After you finish Flashlight Nights, relax out by your own private campfire in the country. A campfire in the fall is a great way to spend an evening or warm up on a cool night.

OCT 16 | 8 pm                                     

Candlelight Night Hike Under the New Moon
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» 8pm-9:30pm. Experience KNC at night like never before! On the darkest night of the month, the night of the new moon, our Fern Valley Trail will be lit with luminaries to guide your path. Hike at your own pace through the cool October night. The path will take you approximately 1 mile through the woods, and will return through the Arboretum. $5/person. Admission is included in the registration fee

 OCT 17  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 17, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Allegan Fall Color Helicopter Tours
Padgham Field
M-222, Allegan, MI 
» 9am-7pm. Join MI Flight Aviation for the ULTIMATE fall adventure! Gain a new perspective of Allegan as you soar above the beautiful fall colored trees as we head into peak color season! Fall Scenery Tour $40 per person OR Fall River Tour $80 per person. Pre-book your tour online.

OCT 17 | 10 am                                     

Harvest Moon Acres Corn Maze & Fun Zone
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 10am-6pm. Be prepared to get lost on a fantastic adventure. Inside the 5-acre Giant Maize Quest® Corn Maze, you will find twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings. In addition to the Corn Maze, find other outdoor fun fall attractions in the Fun Zone! $10/Person

OCT 17 | 10 am                                     

Benjammin Educational Kid’s Music
Old Dog Tavern
402 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
» Join us Saturday morning with adorable, fun-loving kids on stage at Old Dog Tavern. Bring your kids to join the band or just come and watch kids grow in music & life skills. Instruments provided. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. with various kid combos!

OCT 17 | 10 am                                     

John Ball Zoo Goes Boo! 
John Ball Zoo
1300 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 
» 10am-5pm. John Ball Zoo will again transform into the ultimate Halloween destination with decorations, costumes, candy, and, of course, our amazing animals. Guests are highly encouraged to get in on the Halloween fun and wear costumes. To keep everyone safe, there will be a treat trail lined with decorated booths that are socially distanced from one another.

OCT 17 | 10 am                                     

VBDL’s Online Kitchen Science 🆓
Hosted by VBDL
Virtual Event
» Join us every other Saturday on Facebook and VBDL’s YouTube Channel for Kitchen Science! Miss Laura B. and Miss Michele from VBDL Antwerp Sunshine Branch discover how capillary action turns a plain head of cabbage into a Vampire Veggie! View the supply list online.

OCT 17 | 10 am                                     

Park Before Dark 
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 
» 10am-6pm. The Park will be fully decorated and we hope you will come on out dressed up and ready for a great Fall adventure at the zoo! Trick-Or-Treat bags will be handed out for free with candy, swag, promo items, and coupons from vendors stuffed inside!

OCT 17 | 11 am                                     

Hatchery Tours with a Twist!
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
34270 Co Rd 652, Mattawan, MI 49071
» Participants will see hatchery ponds, learn about the history of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, see a DNR Fish Stocking Truck and view live fish including Steelhead Trout, Chinook Salmon and possibly even Lake Sturgeon! Pre-registration is required and safety protocols will be in place to protect all participants.

OCT 17 | 12 pm                                     

Magic Show & Workshop with Cam Zvara 🆓
Hosted by Comstock Township Library
Virtual Event
» Magician Cameron Zvara will perform a magic show and magic workshop – all virtually! Please register per device you will be watching on.

OCT 17 | 1 pm                                     

34th Annual Chemistry Day 🆓
Hosted by Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Virtual Event
» Use science to solve the crime! Professional chemists will lead you through hands-on experiments you can do at home and share demonstrations to help you collect clues and figure out whodunit. This family-friendly program encourages a team approach to observing and crime solving through chemistry. No experience necessary.

OCT 17 | 1 pm                                     

Hatchery Tours with a Twist!
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
34270 Co Rd 652, Mattawan, MI 49071
» Participants will see hatchery ponds, learn about the history of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, see a DNR Fish Stocking Truck and view live fish including Steelhead Trout, Chinook Salmon and possibly even Lake Sturgeon! Pre-registration is required and safety protocols will be in place to protect all participants.

OCT 17 | 1 pm                                     

Flip Flop Shop
Branch Gymnastics & Kids Sports USA
6712 Financial Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» This fun 45 min clinic will consist of a variety of drills, progressions, and strength training to enhance tumbling, with the goal of mastering a back handspring. Your child will have the opportunity to work with our trained instructors and utilize our trampolines, tumble track, rod floor and spring floor to help them achieve this fundamental skill! Ages 6-17, Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.

OCT 17 | 2 pm                                     

Cookies & Canvas: Full Moon
Wine and Canvas
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 2-4pm. Cookies and Canvas are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out! $20/seat

OCT 17 | 3 pm                                     

Monster Mash Drive-In 🆓
Ramona Park
8601 S Sprinkle Rd, Portage, MI
» 3-9pm. This event will include drive-in trick-or-treating, a ride through a spooky trail in your own vehicle and a “drive-in” style movie in the park beginning at dusk. Parking for the movie will begin at 6 PM and will be first come, first served. The Halloween themed featured movie is Hocus Pocus! No registration is required, but dressing up is strongly encouraged. Make sure to arrive early because parking is limited.

OCT 17 | 3 pm                                     

Play Animal Crossing 🆓
Hosted by Comstock Township Library
Virtual Event
» Online event. Come join Novella, our resident Comstock islander, for an hour of Animal Crossing fun! Pick up some free mystery gifts, harvest some fruit, browse our museum, grab some fossils or DIYs, and chat with our cute animal friends.

OCT 17 | 7 pm                                     

Night Corn Maze
Gull Meadow Farms
8544 Gull Road, Richland, MI 49083
» 7-9pm. Check out our family friendly flashlight corn maze! Try the maze at night with flashlights for a little extra challenge. Admission is $9

OCT 17 | 8 pm                                     

Flashlight Nights
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 8pm-10pm. Try the corn maze in the dark for a different twist – but be sure to bring a flashlight in case you “get lost”! Flashlights are also available for purchase. After you finish Flashlight Nights, relax out by your own private campfire in the country. A campfire in the fall is a great way to spend an evening or warm up on a cool night.

OCT 17 | 8 pm                                     

Haunted History of Kalamazoo Tour
Bronson Park
Kalamazoo, MI

» 8pm-10pm. Join the author(s) for an evening of Kalamazoo history mixed with the paranormal world. Each tour guide will portray a member of Kalamazoo’s past to heighten your historical experience.

 OCT 18  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

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OCT 18, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Allegan Fall Color Helicopter Tours
Padgham Field
M-222, Allegan, MI 
» 9am-7pm. Join MI Flight Aviation for the ULTIMATE fall adventure! Gain a new perspective of Allegan as you soar above the beautiful fall colored trees as we head into peak color season! Fall Scenery Tour $40 per person OR Fall River Tour $80 per person. Pre-book your tour online.

OCT 18 | 9 am                                     

Pancakes & Pins
Airway Fun Center
5626 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
» 9am-12pm. All you can bowl & all you can eat pancakes, a wonderful way to spend your Sunday mornings with family and friends!

OCT 18 | 10 am                                     

John Ball Zoo Goes Boo! 
John Ball Zoo
1300 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 
» 10am-5pm. John Ball Zoo will again transform into the ultimate Halloween destination with decorations, costumes, candy, and, of course, our amazing animals. Guests are highly encouraged to get in on the Halloween fun and wear costumes. To keep everyone safe, there will be a treat trail lined with decorated booths that are socially distanced from one another.

OCT 18 | 11 am                                     

Harvest Moon Acres Corn Maze & Fun Zone
Harvest Moon Acres
18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles, MI 49055
» 11am-6pm. Be prepared to get lost on a fantastic adventure. Inside the 5-acre Giant Maize Quest® Corn Maze, you will find twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings. In addition to the Corn Maze, find other outdoor fun fall attractions in the Fun Zone! $10/Person

OCT 18 | 12 pm                                     

Park Before Dark 
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 
» 12pm-6pm. The Park will be fully decorated and we hope you will come on out dressed up and ready for a great Fall adventure at the zoo! Trick-Or-Treat bags will be handed out for free with candy, swag, promo items, and coupons from vendors stuffed inside!

OCT 18 | 1:30 pm                                     

Princess Tea Party
The Henderson Castle
100 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
» 1:30-3:30pm. You and your little princess are invited to join us over tea, dancing and laughing, princess stories and fun activities! Register in advance, $29.99/Person.

 OCT 19  •  M  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE

OCT 19, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Toddler Open Play: Drop-In
Kingdom Soccer
8151 Merchant Place, Portage, MI 49002
» 10am-11am. Join Kingdom Soccer for Toddler Drop-In every Monday and Wednesday. $5

OCT 19 | 11 am                                     

Crafts with Cats: Pumpkin Painting!
Kzoo Cat Cafe and Rescue
1128 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» 11am-9pm. Come out to Kzoo Cat Cafe and Rescue for Crafts with Cats: PUMPKIN PAINTING! Supplies included with entry (while they last!) Open by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

 OCT 20  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 October 1-31, 2020 | All Day                            

Metro Toyota SkeleTour
Downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI

» A month-long celebration where downtown streets are adorned with skeletons representing great local businesses.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

LEARN MORE