by Jill P

Lots of family fun in store for this weekend!

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WEEKEND PICKS

For this weekend, consider:

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  • Now is the time to check the fun happenings at the Kalamazoo County Fair. You’ll find: special theme days with FREE giveaways, see over 400 farm animals on display, educational displays, 4-H Exhibits, carnival rides, games and food. Daily Admission: Adults $6, Kids 6-12 $2, Kids 5 and under are free. The Fair runs through August 13. Click here to see the full schedule of events over the next few days.

Blueberry festival pancake

  • Head over to South Haven for the National Blueberry Festival running August 11-14. You’ll find: parade, sidewalk sales, Meijer Kids Activity Day, entertainment, blueberry pie eating contests, crafts, and more. 
  • Art U is happening at the Portage District Library on Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This day is all hands-on fun for all ages. The library provides the materials, you provide the creativity. FREE.
  • Discover DeLano Farms is happening on Sunday at the Kalamazoo Nature Center from 2:00 -3:00 pm. Enjoy a guided hike around DeLano Farms to learn how the land was used historically as well as today. Meet the farm animals, visit the gardens, and tour the homestead. Indoor/outdoor program for all ages. Meet at DeLano Homestead, 555 West E Avenue. Normal admission fees apply.

Kalamazoo GrowlersGame-Tara(photo courtesy of Tara Fletcher Photography)

  • It’s the last weekend to catch a Kalamazoo Growlers game during their regular season. With fun games on both Saturday at 6:05 pm (Emojersey Night) and Sunday at 5:05 pm (Clue Night), you have one last chance to experience the family fun at the game.

 

MORE SUMMER FUN

With summer winding down, you’ll want to check out one of these summer fun activities. There are so many fun activities to squeeze in whether it be renting a canoe, dining at an outdoor restaurant, or finding a new picnic spot to take the kids.

 

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

See our full Event Calendar for great family activities and fun!

Friday August 12, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBattle Creek's International SummerFest
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMNational Blueberry Festival
8:00 AMPlainwell Farmers' Market
9:00 AMGreat Lakes Longbow Invitational
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMSummer Dollar Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
11:30 AMLunchtime Live!
2:30 PMVicksburg Farmers’ Market
3:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
5:00 PMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
5:00 PMOpen Swim
6:00 PMMovie in the Park: The Good Dinosaur
8:00 PMJumpapalooza
9:00 PMMovie's Under the Stars - Minions
9:00 PMVan Buren State Park - Meteors & S'mores

Saturday August 13, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBattle Creek's International SummerFest
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMNational Blueberry Festival
7:00 AMKalamazoo Farmers' Market
8:00 AMGet Active Portage! 2016
8:00 AMOtsego City Farmers’ Market
8:00 AMSouth Haven Farmers Market
8:00 AMTexas Township Farmers’ Market
9:00 AMBattle Creek Farmers’ Market
9:00 AMFitness in the Parks
9:00 AMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMSaugatuck Farmers’ Market
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMCustomer Appreciation Day
10:00 AMFancy Pants Theater (Ages 3-6)
10:00 AMKPL’s 5th Annual Lego Building Contest
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMSaturday Chore Time
11:00 AMCreature Feature: Box Turtle
11:00 AMFancy Pants Theater (Ages 6-11)
11:00 AMNelson's Wildlife Safari
11:00 AMSoakin’ and Splashin’ in the Garden
12:00 PMOpen Swim
12:00 PMPotluck Picnic
2:00 PMPalletPalooza Day

Sunday August 14, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMNational Blueberry Festival
9:00 AMGreat Lakes Longbow Invitational
9:00 AMPancakes & Pins
11:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
12:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
12:00 PMPortage Farmers' Market
1:00 PMOpen Swim
1:00 PMPrincess Tea Party
2:00 PMDiscover DeLano Farms
4:00 PMConcerts in the Parks
5:30 PMMusic in the Park
6:30 PMKindleberger Summer Concert Series

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

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2016-08-12T06:46:53+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -August 12-14

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.