by Jill P


Welcome to the weekend! There’s a ton of family fun to be had around Kalamazoo and SW Michigan. Check out our Weekend Picks for great family fun and for fun ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

*As always, please see individual listings for information on pricing, venue location, and additional information on the event. 



For this weekend consider…

1st Annual Sweetheart Skate and Date at Wings West on Saturday, February 11 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm and Sunday, February 12 from 2:15 pm-4:00 pm. Bring your best friend, parent, child, or someone who is special to you! Featuring our 10 for 10 deal, you and your sweetheart are sure to have a great evening out for Valentine’s Day! It’s just $10 admission per “couple,” which includes admission and skate rental.  Free hot chocolate is included while you skate, and we’ll be playing some of the best love tunes for you and your date to enjoy while you skate.

Shrek the Musical by Portage Central High School in the Portage Central High School Auditorium from February 3 – February 12 in Portage. Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Your family will love this musical.



Join the fun for the Superhero Game with the Kalamazoo Wings on Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 pm. Fans of all ages are encouraged to dress up and pay tribute to their favorite superheroes. Whether you’re a fan of Spiderman or Batman, this game is the one for you. Batman, Spiderman and Superman will be at the game for photos and meet and greets.

Submit your photo with your favorite superhero during the game on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #kwingsphoto for a chance to win a prize. Enjoy complimentary public skate (presented by the Kalaamazoo Skating Association) with the family and Kalamazoo Wings players on the ice after the game! Skate rental is $3.

Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra – Romance on Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 pm at Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo. Join the KJSO as they perform some classics such as Glinka Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky Fantasy-Overture to Romeo & Juliet. Ticket prices are adults – $ 15.00, seniors – $ 10.00, and students – $ 5.00.

Valent-ICE 2017 in downtown Grand Rapids on February 10-14. Valent-ICE is a winter ice festival with 50+ ice sculptures Downtown, walking tours, live ice-carving events, and other family fun activities.




Looking for some ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other this weekend? Check out our Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas and More!

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Or if kid-friendly Valentine’s events are more your thing, check out this listing of events that your kiddos are sure to LOVE.




February always seems like the hardest month of winter. We have some ideas that are sure to cure you of your winter blues.

Michigan Indoor Waterparks

Love waterparks? I know my kiddo does. Check out this great listing of Michigan Indoor Waterparks – Fun Adventures For Families.


Air Zoo-overhead

If you are looking to explore everything our area has to offer, now might be the time to get a new family membership to one of our great museums. We make it easy for your to decide which one or even a few family memberships that are right for you with our Family Memberships to Area Museums – What’s Included.











Go ice skating! There are tons of fun area ice skating options.


Do the kiddos want to try skiing? Check out the Cold is Cool Ski and Ride Passports for 4th & 5th Graders.


Break out the calendar and plan to attend one of these FREE winter events. 

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FREE Winter festivals are coming our way!

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Looking for a fun winter road trip about an hour from Kalamazoo? Check out the Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park in Indiana. See our full review here.







Friday February 10, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMWinter Reading Program
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMFriday: Fun Day!
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMToddler Time at SkyZone
10:15 AMPreschool Storytime
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
1:00 PMMusical Storybooks with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
3:00 PMJurassic Quest
6:00 PMTeen Night
6:30 PMFull Moon Snowshoe Hike
7:30 PMShrek the Musical

Saturday February 11, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMWinter Reading Program
9:00 AMJurassic Quest
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMSmall Wonders: Creature Colors and Camouflage
10:00 AMToddler Time at SkyZone
10:30 AMSweet Baby Blues
10:30 AMValentine's Day Storytime
11:00 AMArt Detective at the KIA
11:00 AMFly Tying 101
11:30 AMRead with Gabriella
11:30 AMValentine's Day Story & Craft
1:00 PMDungeons and Dragons
2:00 PMOpen Skate
2:00 PMShrek the Musical
3:00 PMJust Add Snow! Snowshoe Walks
5:00 PMOpen Swim
5:00 PMParents Night Out
6:00 PM1st Annual Sweetheart Skate and Date
6:00 PMJust Add Snow! Snowshoe Walks
7:30 PMShrek the Musical

Sunday February 12, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMRadio Days at Celebration Cinema
12:00 AMWinter Reading Program
9:00 AMJurassic Quest
9:00 AMPancakes & Pins
10:00 AMKalamazoo's Vintage Market
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
11:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
11:30 AMFebruary Brunch
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
12:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
1:00 PMPrincess Tea at Henderson Castle
2:00 PMOnce Upon a Raptor
2:00 PMOpen Skate
2:00 PMShrek the Musical
2:15 PM1st Annual Sweetheart Skate and Date
3:00 PMOpen Swim
3:00 PMSuperhero Day w/Kalamazoo Wings
4:00 PMKalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra - Romance

Need more ideas for family fun? Remember to check our Events Calendar at What fun things will you be doing this weekend?






By | 2017-02-10T05:51:01+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – February 10-12

About the Author:

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.