by Jill P

Welcome to the weekend. It looks like we are going to have great weather this weekend and there is tons of family fun happening in and around Kalamazoo this weekend. There are some great local festivals, outdoor movies and performances, kids art fair, and more!

As always, we encourage you to check our full weekend Event Calendar too! There is so much to do this weekend.

We are the headquarters for family fun in SW Michigan. See our “More Summer Fun” section for more ideas for summer fun.

Photo courtesy of the Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts

 

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN

Here are some of our top picks for this weekend:

FRIDAY

Fri 07/14/2017
5:30 pm
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
7:00 pm
Once Upon A Mattress
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Fri 07/14/2017
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Movies in the Park (Southside Park)
Southside Park, Kalamazoo,

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SATURDAY

Sat 07/15/2017
Black Arts Festival: Unity Through Culture
La Crone Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
Civil War Muster
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
Kindleberger Summer Festival
Kindleberger Park, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kid’s Art Fair
Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan
Sat 07/15/2017
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wildlife Neighbors
Oakland Drive Park, Portage, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
3:30 pm
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Sat 07/15/2017
5:00 pm
Once Upon A Mattress
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI

 

 

SUNDAY

Sun 07/16/2017
Civil War Muster
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
GRPM Free Day
Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, 49504
Sun 07/16/2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DeLano Open House
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
3:30 pm
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Concerts in the Park
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 07/16/2017
5:00 pm
Once Upon A Mattress
The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, MI

 

MORE SUMMER FUN

Check out our recent articles to make the most of your weekend time together.

Need ideas for family fun? We’ve got you covered! Our 101 Ideas For Summer Fun For Kalamazoo Familes will mean that your kiddos never say, “I’m bored”.

Free is good! 50 FREE Things To Do Around With Kids Around Kalamazoo This Summer.

Make sure you attend one of these great Summer Festivals and Fair Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan This Summer


We love the reading programs at our local libraries. See our Summer Reading Programs That Will Have Your Kids Happily Hitting The Books.

Summer berry picking is one of our favorite family activities. See our 2017 Ultimate Summer Fruit U-Pick Guide: Berry Picking and More for where you find a u-pick farm around SW Michigan.

FREE Outdoor Summer Concerts Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan are tons of fun for the family. Grab a picnic basket and go!

MA-Ferris Wheel

Planning a trip to Michigan’s Adventure this summer? We have tips for your family fun trip this summer in our Michigan’s Adventure: Family Fun Park Worth The Drive.

Best Places for Biking-Pinterest

Break out those bikes and go on a family bike ride. See our Best Trails for Bike Riding With Kids Around Kalamazoo.

 

Sleeping Bear Dunes

We love Traverse City! Each summer we make the trip north for great family fun. See our Traverse City with Kids: Tips For Your Next Family Adventure.

Have you signed your kids up for summer camp yet? Now is the time to do it! Top camps are filling up quickly. See our 2017 Summer Camp Guide for great summer camps happening around our area.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

Friday July 14, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBlack Arts Festival: Unity Through Culture
12:00 AMVBDL Antwerp Sunshine Branch Summer Reading
12:00 AMWolf Lake Hatchery Tours
7:00 AMVintage Electronics Extravaganza '17
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMGreat Lakes Summer Postcard & Paper Show
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMPlainwell's Farmers' Market
10:00 AMStuffed Animal Library Sleepover
10:00 AMVisit the Farmyard
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
10:30 AMJammin with BenJammin!
10:30 AMPlay and Learn
10:30 AMPopsicles & Pages!
10:30 AMTales on the Trail
11:30 AMLunchtime Live!
1:00 PMCity Summer by Urban Folk Art Exploratory
1:00 PMCreate! (Grades 2-5)
2:00 PMCity Summer by Urban Folk Art Exploratory
4:00 PMMike Yore Memorial Car Show
5:00 PMHook, Line and Sinker Kid's Fishing
5:30 PMThe Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
7:00 PMMovies in the Park
7:00 PMOnce Upon A Mattress
7:30 PMBerries, Blues & BBQ Dinner
7:30 PMFriday Night Concert Series
7:30 PMMovies in the Park (Southside Park)

Saturday July 15, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBlack Arts Festival: Unity Through Culture
12:00 AMCivil War Muster
12:00 AMKindleberger Summer Festival
12:00 AMVBDL Antwerp Sunshine Branch Summer Reading
12:00 AMWolf Lake Hatchery Tours
7:00 AMKalamazoo Farmers Market
8:00 AMKindleberger Summer Festival 5K Race and Kids Fun Run
8:00 AMOtsego City Farmers Market
8:00 AMTexas Township Farmers Market
8:00 AMVintage Electronics Extravaganza '17
9:00 AMAlamo Farmers & Crafters’ Market
9:00 AMBattle Creek Farmers Market
9:00 AMFitness in the Parks
9:00 AMGreat Lakes Summer Postcard & Paper Show
9:00 AMHook, Line and Sinker Kid's Fishing
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMSt. Joe Farmers Market
10:00 AMBlack Rock Medieval Fest
10:00 AMBook Sale
10:00 AMCandle Making Class
10:00 AMKid's Art Fair
10:00 AMMaker Saturday
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMStupendous Saturdays - Build A Dino with Paleo Joe
10:00 AMVisit the Farmyard
11:00 AMBarnyard Story Corner
11:00 AMPets in the Garden
11:00 AMPig the Pug Storytime
1:00 PMWildlife Neighbors
3:30 PMThe Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
4:00 PMBeat in the Creek 2017
5:00 PMOnce Upon A Mattress
10:00 PMLighted Boat Parade

Sunday July 16, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBlack Arts Festival: Unity Through Culture
12:00 AMCivil War Muster
12:00 AMWolf Lake Hatchery Tours
9:00 AMPancakes & Pins
9:00 AMPaw Paw Farmer's Market
10:00 AMBlack Rock Medieval Fest
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMPortage Market
12:00 PMGRPM Free Day
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
1:00 PMDeLano Open House
1:00 PMPrincess Tea at Henderson Castle
2:00 PMCreative Writing in the Woods
3:30 PMThe Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
4:00 PMConcerts in the Park
5:00 PMOnce Upon A Mattress

Need more ideas for family fun? Remember to check our Events Calendar at KZOOkids.com. 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 KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.