by Jill P

Welcome to February! Have cabin fever? We have the perfect cure for cabin fever with one of the great events happening in the area this weekend.

 

For this weekend, consider…

See individual listings for times, pricing, and venue information. 

2016 Storytelling Festival | February 5 & 6 | Kalamazoo Valley Museum in downtown Kalamazoo

  • Join the Storytelling Festival on Friday night for Kalamazoo’s Art Hop and Festival kick-off with the Pen Dragon Calligraphy Guild and storytelling performances at 5:30 and 7 p.m. The vendor fair opens at 10:00 am on Saturday, and storytellers begin at the top of the hour from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. FREE.

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(photo courtesy of the Air Zoo)

February is Open Cockpit Month at the Air Zoo. It’s a great opportunity to check out one of their amazing aircraft. The Air Zoo’s open cockpit experience is FREE with paid general admission and offers great photo opportunities.

First Saturday @ KPL | February 6 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Kalamazoo Public Library, Central location

  • Take your family to the library the first Saturday of each month! Get your library card or pick out some books to check out! Enjoy stories, activities, special guests, and door prizes. FREE.
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(photo courtesy of Kzoo Family and Baby Expo)

Kzoo Family and Baby Expo | February 7 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Radisson in downtown Kalamazoo

  • Join the fun at this FREE family event from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Radisson Plaza Hotel. The first 100 families through the door get a bag with a free pair of Baby Legs from the expo and Little Sprout Children’s Boutique!
  • You’ll find more than 50 exhibit booths and participate in super fun activities such as: bounce house, kiddie obstacle course, a visit from Darth Vader, a visit from Porter, the Kalamazoo Growlers mascot, and more. Plus, FREE performances from Alan Kazam, Once Upon A Princess, the Air Zoo, and more! Your kids will love this event.
  • We’ll be there too! Stop by our KZOOkids booth as we’ll have some awesome giveaways. We’ll have a family 4 pack of tickets to see Golden Dragon Acrobats Present Cirque Ziva and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! to giveaway courtesy of our friends at Miller Auditorium.

 

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(photo courtesy of St. Joseph Today, Joshua Nowicki)

Ice Festivals Worth The Trip!

There are three fun winter festivals that are happening within an hour drive of Kalamazoo. If you’re looking to get out of town, you’ll want to check out one of these options:

12th Annual Magical Ice Festival in downtown St. Joseph running all weekend.

Ice Breaker 2016 in South Haven is happening this weekend, too.

Marshall Ice Wine & Blues Festival in downtown Marshall.

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Valentine Events For Kids

Coming up next week, there area a lot of fun Valentine events and activities for kids. Click here to see the round-up of events.

More winter fun can be found on our Event Calendar. Check it out here!

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

Friday February 5, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AM12 Annual Magical Ice Festival
12:00 AM2016 Storytelling Festival
12:00 AMGuys and Dolls by the Portage Central Performing Arts
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMThe Ice Rink at Millennium Park
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:15 AMPreschool Story Time!
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
3:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
4:00 PMStories with "Mrs. Uggabumper"
6:00 PMBiscuit the Dog Character Visit
7:00 PMCooper's Glen Music Festival 2016
7:00 PMOpen Gym - Battle Creek
8:00 PMJumpapalooza

Saturday February 6, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AM12 Annual Magical Ice Festival
12:00 AM2016 Storytelling Festival
12:00 AMGuys and Dolls by the Portage Central Performing Arts
12:00 AMIce Breaker 2016
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMThe Ice Rink at Millennium Park
12:00 AMWeekend Open Skate
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMValentines Mailbox
10:00 AMBenjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMCaptured in Clay Event
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMLEGO at the Library
11:00 AMCreature Feature: Owl
2:00 PMFirst Saturday @ KPL
2:00 PMIce Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
5:00 PMParents' Night Out

Sunday February 7, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AM12 Annual Magical Ice Festival
12:00 AMGuys and Dolls by the Portage Central Performing Arts
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMThe Ice Rink at Millennium Park
12:00 AMWeekend Open Skate
11:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
11:00 AMKzoo Baby & Family Expo
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
12:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
2:00 PMDownhill Ski or Snowboad Lessons
2:00 PMIce Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
2:00 PMOnce Upon a Raptor
2:00 PMTeen Dungeons & Dragons

 

 

 

Always remember to check our Events Calendar at KZOOkids.com. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?

 

 

 

 

By | 2016-02-05T06:14:10+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – February 5

About the Author:

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