GUIDES 2018-02-14T09:38:15+00:00

Kalamazoo Party Planner – For Birthdays, Baby Showers and Other Celebrations

Party Guide for Kalamazoo and Beyond Planning a birthday party can be quite a task. That’s why we are here to help. Whether you are looking for a place to host (and clean up) your [...]

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Kalamazoo Area Homeschool Resource Guide

Homeschool - Full of Opportunities Homeschooling is on the rise. Whether you are a homeschooling veteran, just starting out, or contemplating homeschooling, the Kalamazoo area has an astounding array of support groups, classes, and [...]

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Family-Friendly Outdoor Dining Around Kalamazoo

Al Fresco Dining Outdoor dining is one way to enjoy the beautiful weather that Michigan as to offer this time of year. There are many great family friendly restaurants in Kalamazoo, Portage and Southwest [...]

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Best Family Beaches in Southwest Michigan

Nothing Says Michigan Summer Like a Trip to the Beach Michigan’s state nickname is the “Great Lake State” and for good reason. Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five great [...]

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Summer Festivals and Fairs Around Kalamazoo

Summer Festivals and Fairs Around Kalamazoo Summer season for fairs and festivals is here in Southwest Michigan. There are some unique celebrations and activities just waiting for the family to join in on the [...]

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4th of July Fireworks, Parades, and Events around Kalamazoo

This post is brought to you by Little Chick Shoe Shop Little Chick Shoe Shop is the only shoe store in Southwest Michigan dedicated only to fitting children. We also have a prorated 12 [...]

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Family-Friendly Kayak and Canoe Options Around Kalamazoo

Let's Get Paddling With over 80 lakes and multiple rivers in Kalamazoo County alone, Southwest Michigan is the perfect place to spend some time out on the water. Do you love to kayak? Or have [...]

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Ultimate Guide to FRUIT 2018 – Pick Your Own Fruit Farms and Farmers Markets in Southwest Michigan

This post is brought to you by DeGrandchamp Farms. Our family would like to invite your family to start your own blueberry picking tradition at our farm. We have been [...]

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Bounce House Fun – Rental Options around Kalamazoo

'Tis the season - the season for outdoor play, parties and fun! The kids will be bouncing off the walls with an inflatable for a birthday party, neighborhood block party or simply an afternoon [...]

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Kalamazoo Photographer’s Guide for Families, Including Southwest Michigan

Finding the Right Kalamazoo Photographer for Your Family Welcome to our spotlight on maternity, newborn, children, and family photographers serving the greater Kalamazoo area. From baby toes to first steps to missing teeth to first [...]

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Let’s Go Camping! Great Spots to Take Kids Camping in Michigan – 2018

Camping in Michigan With Kids Summer is around the corner and you know what that means - campfires, s'mores and the great outdoors. These are some of the best things about taking a camping trip [...]

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Roundup for Kalamazoo – 2018

Where to Find VBS, Kalamazoo We've done the digging and found some amazing Vacation Bible Schools in and around Kalamazoo this summer. VBS programs typically last several days and include games, crafts, snacks, and [...]

Guide to Kalamazoo Music Lessons for Kids

Music to our Ears Has your child expressed an interest in playing the piano or do you find them cranking up the iPod to belt out a show tune? If you are thinking of [...]

Kalamazoo Spring Break Day by Day Planner

Day-by-Day Spring Break Staycation Fun Staying home for spring break? Good idea! Hearing the phrase, "I'm bored" - not so good! If your family is choosing to stay-cation this year, our guide offers some [...]

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Kalamazoo Summer Camps Guide for 2018

Summer Camps in Kalamazoo and SW MI School might not be out for summer vacation yet, but it is not too early to begin planning your summer! When making summer plans, why not include some [...]

A Kalamazoo Spring Break Staycation Guide to Family Fun

This post brought to you by Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark. Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark Avalanche Bay at Boyne Mountain Resort is Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark hotel. With over 88,000 square feet of slides, rides, pools, [...]

Kalamazoo Easter Egg Hunts

This post brought to you by AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool Offering a safe nurturing environment where your child can grow, learn, thrive both socially and academically. There is always something fun [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Family Activities and Parades

St. Patrick's Day Fun Around Kalamazoo Leapin' Leprechauns! Spring is right around the corner, and so is everyone's favorite holiday - filled with rainbows, leprechauns, and smiles! We've compiled a list of St. Patrick's [...]

Kalamazoo Area Spring Break Camps for 2018

  This guide brought to you by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | (269) 349-7775   Spring Break Art Camp at the KIA is the place for creative expression and art-making [...]

Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play in Kalamazoo

Whether it's rain, snow or just too cold, when the weather outside is "frightful," visit one of these great indoor play areas around the Kalamazoo area. We have compiled a list of some of our [...]

Open Swim Pools for the Kalamazoo Area

Places to Swim Indoors with Kids Although the weather may state otherwise, it is still possible to have a fun day at the pool. There are plenty of indoor pools in the Kalamazoo area that [...]

Indoor Waterparks – Fun Adventures For Families

  If you need a surefire way the weather won't spoil a planned trip, head to an indoor waterpark where the raging waves and swirling slides will guarantee hours of fun for the entire family. [...]

Valentine’s Events Your Kids Will LOVE

by Jill P Do your kids have a sweet spot for Valentine's Day events and activities? There's plenty of fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with events and activities around Kalamazoo. Here are some Valentine's [...]

Kalamazoo Area Ice Skating Guide 2018

Grab the gloves and lace up your skates for an essential winter season activity - ice skating! Check our listings below to get in on the frozen fun in and around Kalamazoo. We suggest that [...]

Where To Take Indoor Swim Lessons Around Kalamazoo

Swim Lessons in and around Kalamazoo Summer will be here before we know it, and so will those pool parties and trips to the lake! It is always a great time to learn how [...]