by Jill P

The last weekend of August is here! Lots of family fun in store for this weekend. See our Weekend Picks for some of our recommendations plus our Event Calendar has more family fun, too!

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WEEKEND PICKS

 

For this weekend, consider:

Westnedge Movie

(photo courtesy of Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation Department)

  • Back to School Carnival & Movie in the Park on Friday at South Westnedge Park in Kalamazoo. Kzoo Parks and United Healthcare are hosting a Back to School Carnival and a Movie in the Park. The carnival will give families in the community an opportunity to receive school supplies for the upcoming school year. Activities include:  games, a moon bounce house, prizes and more will be at the event. A TABLET and MYSTERY BACKPACK will be raffled off. Big Hero 6 will start at dusk.

 

  • Kalamazoo Scottish Festival on Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Flescher Field in Oshtemo. Activities include: Celtic music, dancers, Highland games, vendors, and more.

 

  • Summer Art Stroll on Saturday from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in downtown Vicksburg. Stroll the streets of Vicksburg taking in art, music, and performances celebrating summertime in a small town.

mudfest

  • Mudfest! on Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Activities include: dig into a giant mud pit, giant slip ‘n slide, fun learning stations, and zip line. Admission to Mudfest is free with general KNC admission; guest passes are not valid for this special event. Additional fee required for Zipline (riders must be 4th grade and up). Admission: Members: Free, Adults: $7, Seniors: $6, Children & Students (4-17) $4, Children 3 & Under: Free.

 

 

WORTH THE DRIVE

Hastings Summerfest 2016 is happening in downtown Hastings from August 26-28. Activities include: arts and crafts vendors, concessions, free trolley rides, children’s activities, a softball tournament, 3-on-3 basketball, 10K/5K run, roller hockey tournament,  parade, car show, and more.

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

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

Friday August 26, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMHastings Summerfest 2016
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMRichland Park Horse Trials
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
11:30 AMLunchtime Live!
2:30 PMVicksburg Farmers’ Market
3:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
4:00 PMBack2School Bash & Fish Fry
4:00 PMFamily Fun Night Open House
5:00 PMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
5:00 PMOpen Swim
6:00 PMBack to School Carnival & Movie in the Park!
8:00 PMJumpapalooza

Saturday August 27, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMHastings Summerfest 2016
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMRichland Park Horse Trials
12:00 AMSingin’ In The Rain
7:00 AMKalamazoo Farmers' Market
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 AMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
9:00 AMKalamazoo Scottish Festival
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMSaugatuck Farmers’ Market
9:00 AMSt. Joe Farmers Market
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMLowe's Build and Grow
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMSaturday Chore Time
11:00 AMCreature Feature: Hawk
11:00 AMFamily Fun on the Farm
11:00 AMMad Hatter Tea Party
11:00 AMSummer Reading Triathlon Closing Ceremony
12:00 PMOpen Swim
5:00 PMCommunity Grill Night
5:00 PMFamily Campout
6:00 PMSummer Art Stroll

Sunday August 28, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMFamily Campout
12:00 AMHastings Summerfest 2016
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMRichland Park Horse Trials
12:00 AMSingin’ In The Rain
11:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
12:00 PMMudfest!
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
12:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
12:00 PMPortage Farmers' Market
1:00 PMCancer Families United Kickball Tournament
1:00 PMOpen Swim
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 | 2016-08-26T07:07:36+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -August 26-28

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.