by Jill P

We’re in the homestretch of summer and there’s still plenty of summer fun happening all around town. You’ll love some of the great family fun in store for this weekend!

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WEEKEND PICKS

 

For this weekend, consider:

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  • Oshtemo Fun Day will be on Saturday, August 20 at Flesher Field in Oshtemo from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, rain or shine. FREE. Activities include: music, entertainment, tethered hot air balloon rides, air show, Oshtemo Fire Department bucket rides, mascots, magician, ambulances, police, trucks, petting zoo, pony rides, adoptable animals, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra musical petting zoo, American Red Cross Blood Mobile, and more! Plus, stop by our KZOOkids.com booth to enter to WIN 4 tickets to see Peppa Pig Live! at Miller Auditorium on October 12.

 

  • AZO Air Fair on Saturday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport. (The AZO Air Fair will take place at the new airview park next to the terminal). FREE. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an airport ‘touch a truck’ event, earn prizes in a scavenger hunt throughout the terminal, and get a delicious lunch at one of the two food trucks onsite. Activities for kids include face painting, balloon twisting, and craft areas.

 

  • Join the fun at the Character Skate featuring Captain America & Snow Queen at Wings West in Kalamazoo on Sunday. $9 admission and $3 for skate rental. (Skate supplies are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. Go early to rent your skates OR register online to reserve your skates until 2:30 pm.) See event listing for more information.

 

  • Butterfly Day at Leila Arboretum on Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Learn about butterfly life cycles, migration routes of some butterflies and which flowers you should plant to attract butterflies.  $2 donation per person requested.

 

  • Crayons4Kids Benefit Concert featuring Matt Giraud at Homer Stryker Field in Kalamazoo on Sunday from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Activities, food, silent auction, and more! Adults $10, kids under 12 are $5. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for the show.

 

WORTH THE DRIVE

 

  • The Grand Rapids Maker Faire is happening at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll love this  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 more. Tickets for a single day pass are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $3 for children.

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

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

Friday August 19, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMSingin’ In The Rain
8:00 AMPlainwell Farmers' Market
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
11:00 AMSilhouette Artist
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
8:00 PMJumpapalooza

Saturday August 20, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AM5th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Ride
12:00 AMGrand Rapids Maker Faire
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMRAFD Annual Village Car Show
12:00 AMSingin’ In The Rain
7:00 AMKalamazoo Farmers' Market
8:00 AMOshtemo Fun Day
8:00 AMOtsego City Farmers’ Market
8:00 AMSouth Haven Farmers Market
8:00 AMTexas Township Farmers’ Market
9:00 AM"Breakfast with Ballerinas" Open House
9:00 AMBack to School Bash and Community Breakfast
9:00 AMBattle Creek Farmers’ Market
9:00 AMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMPrincess Character Breakfast
9:00 AMSaugatuck Farmers’ Market
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMFancy Pants Theater (Ages 3-6)
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMSaturday Chore Time
10:30 AMLEGO at the Library
11:00 AMAZO Air Fair
11:00 AMButterfly Day
11:00 AMCreature Feature: Honeybees
11:00 AMFancy Pants Theater (Ages 6-11)
12:00 PMOpen Swim
1:00 PMRound Barn Harvest Party
4:00 PMEco Raft Race
6:00 PMMeet-A-Horse Day

Sunday August 21, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMGrand Rapids Maker Faire
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMSingin’ In The Rain
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 PMRound Barn Harvest Party
2:00 PMCharacter Skate Featuring Captain America & Snow Queen
2:00 PMPollinators in Action
3:00 PMThe Crayons4Kids Benefit Concert Featuring Matt Giraud
4:00 PMConcerts in the Parks
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 | 2016-08-19T06:09:05+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -August 19-21

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.