by Jill P

Welcome to the weekend! It’s going to be a great weekend here in SW Michigan and plenty of options for family fun.

*As always, please see individual listings for information on pricing, venue location, and additional information on the event. Due to the UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER this weekend, we recommend that you double-check on any event involving snow or cold weather before you head out. 



For this weekend consider…

KSO-Mozart_photo-650.01(photo courtesy of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra) 

Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage on Sunday, February 19 at 3:00 pm at the Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo. The Family Discovery series offers a delightfully entertaining introduction to music for children ages 4 and up. These programs feature symphonic music, dance and interactive drama for a lively and educational family experience. Each concert lasts about one hour. Arrive early for the pre-concert activities such as the Instrument Petting Zoo and Meet the Conductor! Tickets are only $5 per person.

If your kids love airplanes, then you’ll want to check out Open Cockpit weekends at the Air Zoo during the month of February. Normal admission fees apply.  Or plan to attend the 2017 Air Zoo and SWE Corporate Engineering Challenge on February 18th where guests of any age can participate in FREE corporate sponsored engineering activities with paid Air Zoo admission. Click here for the flyer.

wolf lake hatachery-sign

Wild About Winter Activity Day on Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Wolf Lake Hatchery in Mattawan. Activities include ice fishing seminars at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm and the Hatchery tours at 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm. More fun activities include jig making, Gyotaku fish printing, fish headband coloring station and more! The trails will also be open for hiking and the fish food feeders will be out for visitors to feed the fish in the Show Pond. All ages welcome. FREE.

Go fishing during the 2017 Free Fishing Weekend. Families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan’s premiere outdoor activities, fishing, for FREE happening on February 18 & 19. See full details on the DNR’s website. 



Michigan Indoor Waterparks

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


Air Zoo-overhead

Now is a great 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. See our Family Memberships to Area Museums – What’s Included.



With the weather being unseasonably warm, it’s a great weekend to get out and enjoy one of our area Top Parks and Playgrounds.




2017 Baby & Family Expo-2017





Friday February 17, 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
10:30 AMJust Move Playdate
4:00 PMLEGO® Club
6:30 PMTeen un-Valentine's Night

Saturday February 18, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMWinter Reading Program
8:00 AMMom-to-Mom Sale
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMShipshewana on the Road
10:00 AMCar Seat Checkup Event
10:00 AMHatchery Tours
10:00 AMKalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMToddler Time at SkyZone
10:00 AMWild About Winter Activity Day
10:00 AMWinter Bird Walk & Great Backyard Bird Count
10:30 AMLEGO at the Library
10:30 AMMighty, Mighty Construction Site Storytime
11:00 AMCreature Feature: Musk Turtle
11:00 AMPokemon Party
11:30 AMRead with Gabriella
2:00 PMOpen Skate
5:00 PMOpen Swim
6:00 PMAll Ears Theatre Presents "Chase Marlow: U.S. Marshall"

Sunday February 19, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMRadio Days at Celebration Cinema
12:00 AMWinter Reading Program
9:00 AMPancakes & Pins
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMShipshewana on the Road
11:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
12:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
2:00 PMOpen Skate
3:00 PMMozart's Magnificent Voyage
3:00 PMOpen Swim

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






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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.