by Jill P


Kalamazoo parents and caregivers, we have a number of fun family activities and Kalamazoo area events going on this weekend. Consider…


Kalamazoo Nature Center Maple Sugar Festival

Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Kalamazoo Nature Center in  Kalamazoo. 

  • The Maple Sugar Festival is sweet beyond the taste of maple syrup; to many, it signifies the first taste of spring!  Start your day with delicious pancakes smothered in real Michigan maple syrup! Walk along a wooded trail with a KNC Naturalist for a maple sugar tour. Experience the amazing Birds of Prey up close!  The whole family will enjoy entertaining and informative Our Earth, Can you Dig it? program, crafts station, and Kids Carnival at the Interpretive Center.  Don’t miss a visit to the DeLano Homestead during the festival to experience maple sugaring and life in the 1800’s. Horse-drawn wagon rides and demonstrations by blacksmiths, spinners and weavers will round out the activities.

St. Patrick’s Parade

Saturday, March 15 at 11:00 am in downtown Kalamazoo.

  • Join us for our 14th annual St. Patrick’s parade on March 15th, 2014. The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. on the Burdick St. Mall, at Michigan Ave. in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo. The parade goes on, rain, snow or sun.

All Ears Theatre: The Golden Bird

Saturday, March 15  2:00 pm and 3:30 pm at the Portage District Library in Portage.

  • Join us for All Ears Theatre’s performance of “The Golden Bird”, a fairytale perfect for all ages. All Ears Theatre is radio theatre performed in front of a live audience. Watch the actors, sound effects artists, and musicians work together to tell a story in a unique and fascinating way.

Red Pajama Party Storytime with Llama Llama Costume Character

Saturday, March 15 starting at 11:00 a.m. at Barnes and Noble in Portage.

  • Please join us for a special pajama party storytime with our friend Llama Llama! Storytime will be followed by a meet and greet, and treats. Can’t wait to see your little llama’s there! Please RSVP with Barnes and Noble.

Kalamazoo Living History Show

Saturday, March 15 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday, March 16 9:00 am-4:00 pm in the Expo Center in Kalamazoo.

  • 39th annual event with over 10,000 re-enactors from the French & Indian War through the Civil War are featured along with the finest craftsmen, dealers and history buffs from across the Nation. Admission: Adults $7 for 1-day pass, $10 for weekend pass. Children under 12 are free.


Also, make sure you get tickets to Pinkalicious! the Musical or the Cat in the Hat. Both look like great shows for the family!

These events and more can be found on our Events Calendar at KZOOkids. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?


By | 2014-03-10T08:12:56+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Comments Off on Weekend Picks for Kalamazoo Parents – March 14, 2014

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Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.