by Jill P

It’s here! Labor Day Weekend and the end of summer. Don’t have any plans for this weekend? We have ideas for things that you can do with your family this weekend. Check out one of the events or activities from our list below.


Close To Home

Enjoy a movie at the Flick’s Family Film Festival-Fall 2015 with the opening on Friday, September 4 with Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

Check out a SW Michigan Farmers’ Market. There’s plenty of bounty for the season.

Head over to Lunchtime Live on Friday for lunch. This week they will have WMU Cheerleading, WMU Dance Team, and Buster Bronco all coming down to help get Kalamazoo ready for the big Western Michigan Broncos football vs. Michigan State Spartans football game Friday night. Plus they will have Shelagh Brown Band providing the live music. Fun stuff!

Grab your kids and head over the Kalamazoo Public Library-Central location for First Saturday at KPL on Saturday from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. They’ll be getting ready for school by getting your library card and posing for a photo in our library card photobooth! Get one if you don’t have one yet! Bring yours if you do! Door prizes, stories, and activities to celebrate our return to school!

Check out one of the new businesses in our area that have opened: Menard’s on Gull Road, Principle Food & Drink (perfect for a date night), or the Tanger Outlet Mall are all now open.


Within A Good Driving Distance


Allegan Bridge Walk, Allegan. September 4 starting at 6:30 pm. Head downtown Allegan on the first Friday in September for the kick-off to Labor Day weekend. Allegan is beginning our own version of the Mackinac Bridge Walk, with a walk over our Second Street (Old Iron) bridge, beginning at 6:30 p.m

17th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk and Pancake Breakfast, Saugatuck.
September 7 starting at 9:00 am. Walk across the Blue Star Bridge from Douglas to Saugatuck. Pancake breakfast.

Mini Maker Fair at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids. On Septeber 5 & 6, the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, local food, and educational installations.

Craft Fair, St. Joseph. September 5 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm head over to Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph. The craft show takes place on the bluff during the Tri-State Regatta. Watch the boats, shop and don’t forget the Farmers’ Market will be going on as well.


A Little Further Drive, But Worth The Trip

Target Days at the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn September 7 from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Target Family Days, all of the activities in Henry Ford Museum are free. And that includes free admission and free parking, too. It’s a great chance to check out the museum and enjoy the great exhibits.


More From Our Summer “To Do” List

Still need ideas? Check out one of our articles that we published during the summer:

Southwest Michigan Beach Guide

Kid-Friendly Outdoor Patio Dining Guide

Meijer Gardens and the new Japanese Garden

Canoe and Kayak Guide

Where To Go For Your Last Hurrah

Best Breakfasts in Kalamazoo

8 Adventures To Try in Michigan This Summer



Have a great weekend with your family!





By | 2015-09-04T06:30:43+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Parent resources|Comments Off on No Labor Day Weekend Plans Yet? We’ve Got Some Ideas For You

About the Author:

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.