by Jill P

Happy Spring Break! It’s hard to believe that April is already here. There are so many fun things happening this weekend. You’ll want to make sure that you take a look at our Event Calendar, too! This weekend especially is loaded with a ton of family events and activities.

For this weekend, try one of these events…



Entire Family


Easter Egg Hunts

This is a BIG weekend for Easter Egg Hunts. You’ll want to check out one that looks fun for the whole family.

One of our favorites is the 18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt by the Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation Department. This is held on April 4 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Homer Stryker Field. See link above for more details.

Easter egg hunt

(picture courtesy of Just Move Fitness and More) 


Easter Brunches

We published this list earlier this week, but there may be a few last minute openings. We also heard that there are Easter buffets at Holiday Inn West and Mangia Mangia. While Martel’s and Fieldstone Grill don’t have Easter Brunches per se, they do have interesting looking Easter Menus. Yum!


First Saturday @ KPL

Saturday, April 4 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at the Kalamazoo Public Library-Central Location in Kalamazoo.

  • Take your family to the library the first Saturday of every month! Enjoy stories, activities, guests, and door prizes! First Saturdays are hosted by local organizations supporting children and families in the Kalamazoo area! In April, learn to create on your feet with improvisation activities with the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre.



Spring Movies

Spring movies still continue this weekend! Plus, the Alamo Drafthouse joins the list theaters offering free movies.

Flick’s Family Film Fest at Celebration Cinema Is playing Big Hero 6 this weekend. Flick’s Family Film Festival returns February 27th through April 23rd with eight family-friendly titles! For each film, all regularly scheduled showtimes are free for kids 12-and-under and just $5 for adults.

Free Spring Movies at Kalamazoo 10 is playing Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. see a select movie for FREE! All ages are welcome and free of admission. ***PLAYING AT ALL GOODRICH QUALITY THEATER.

Alamo Kids Camp at the Alamo Drafthouse is playing Honey, I Shrunk The Kids on April 3-5. See theatre for daily show times. Free.


Planning The Week Ahead

Making plans for the week ahead? Check out our Spring Break Idea Central for links to all of our Spring Break articles. We have 39 ideas for your Staycation, mini road trip ideas, Spring Break Camps, and more!


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








By | 2015-04-02T11:24:13+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent- April 3, 2015

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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.