by Jill P

Spring is in the air! We’ve been loving the great weather that we had this week. Lots of fun stuff to do this weekend in and around Kalamazoo.  Our Weekend Picks are just a sampling of the great family events in our area. Please see our Event Calendar for a full listing of events. This is a busy weekend!

 

For this weekend, consider…

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

 

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(photo courtesy of the Kalamazoo Nature Center) 

Maple Sugar Festival | Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 | Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo

  • Join the fun at the 51st Annual Maple Sugar Festival. Start your day with delicious pancakes smothered in real Michigan maple syrup! Walk along a wooded trail with a naturalist for a maple sugar tour. Experience our amazing Birds of Prey up close! The whole family will enjoy this sweet experience. See listing for the full listing of activities during both days.
  • Admission: Members: free, adults: $7, seniors: $6, children & students (4-17) $4, and children 3 & Under: free.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade | March 12 at 11:00 am | Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Mall

  • The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. on the Burdick St. Mall, at Michigan Ave. marching south down Burdick street, turning right on to Cedar street and ending in front of the Knights of Columbus hall. The parade goes on, rain, snow or sun.

 

Disney Storytime and Sing-Along | March 12 at 1:00 pm | Barnes and Noble in Battle Creek

  • This event will include sing-a-long fun, live animals, and games & crafts featuring our favorite Disney characters! Also, this event will include sing-a-long fun, live animals, and games & crafts featuring our favorite Disney characters! RSVP IS requested, call Barnes & Noble (269) 979-8060.

 

Fancy Nancy The Musical | March 12-20 – Showtimes range from 11:00 am, 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm | Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo

  • Fancy Nancy the Musical is filled with wit and energy, from the top of Nancy’s gleaming tiara down to her studded sparkly shoes. Call 343-2727 or visit farmersalleytheatre.com for tickets. Tickets are selling fast, so call soon to get your tickets. 

 

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KIA Art Detectives | March 12 at 11:00 am | Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts

  • Free for children and adults, the KIA runs Art Detectives programs once a month. After a story, children visit the art gallery and then go back into the studio to create a masterpiece! Parking is free, just tell the guards that you are there for the Art Detectives class.

 

More Weekend Fun!

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The Butterflies are Blooming exhibition in Grands Rapids is now in full swing. See our article we published here earlier this week for more info. Plus, enter to WIN a family pass.

More Mom to Mom Sales are happening this weekend. You won’t want to miss some of the great deals at these sales.

Free or Cheap Movies are in full swing with their spring line-ups.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Saugatuck is always a fun time. The parade is on March 12 starting at 2:00 pm in downtown Saugatuck.

Kalamazoo Home Expo & Garden Show is at the Kalamazoo Expo Center. It’s a great opportunity to check out various vendors, especially if you have a remodeling or home project on the horizon.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

We continue recommend that you check on all ice skating, sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter related activities before you head out. Spring is in the air!

Friday March 11, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
12:00 AMGR Mothers of Twins Club Semi-Annual Sale
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMKalamazoo Home Expo & Garden Show
12:00 AMPhotos with the Easter Bunny
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
10:00 AMPreschool Play and Learn
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:15 AMPreschool Story Time!
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
2:00 PMStop Motion Animation
3:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
4:00 PMTeen Advisory Board
6:00 PMTeen Night at the KIA
7:00 PMWestern Broncos Gymnastics Team Home Competition
7:30 PMLittle Shop of Horrors
8:00 PMJumpapalooza

Saturday March 12, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AM2016 Girlfriends Getaway
12:00 AMBunny Train in Coopersville
12:00 AMFancy Nancy The Musical
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
12:00 AMGR Mothers of Twins Club Semi-Annual Sale
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMKalamazoo Home Expo & Garden Show
12:00 AMMaple Sugar Festival
12:00 AMPhotos with the Easter Bunny
12:00 AMWeekend Open Skate
8:00 AMMom 2 Mom Sale!
8:00 AMOur World for Children's MOM TO MOM SALE
8:30 AMBad Prom 5K Trail Run
8:30 AMMom 2 Mom Sale
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMAll Kids Can! Expo
10:00 AMBenjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMSaturday Storytime
10:30 AMSensory Showtimes at Celebration Cinema
11:00 AMArt Detectives
11:00 AMCrybaby Concert
11:00 AMSt. Patrick's Day Parade
1:00 PMDisney Storytime and Sing-Along
2:00 PMDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE!
2:00 PMIce Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
2:00 PMIllustrator Matt Faulkner Presents: "Elizabeth Started all the Trouble"

Sunday March 13, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBunny Train in Coopersville
12:00 AMFancy Nancy The Musical
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMKalamazoo Home Expo & Garden Show
12:00 AMMaple Sugar Festival
12:00 AMPhotos with the Easter Bunny
12:00 AMWeekend Open Skate
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
11:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
12:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
1:00 PMPrincess Tea
2:00 PMIce Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
3:00 PMDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!-SOLD OUT

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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.