by Jill P

Summer is in full swing. Our family has spent the week checking off some of the things from our Summer Bucket List and enjoying vacation time with our family.

It’s hard to believe that we’re already to the last week of July! This weekend, we’re taking a different approach to our Weekend Picks. We’re including some activities that we want to squeeze in yet this summer. You’ll find these under, more family fun. Enjoy your weekend.

WEEKEND PICKS

For this weekend, consider:

  • Take the kids to Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Barn Theatre in Augusta. See link for show times and ticket info.
  • Catch a movie under the stars. Join the fun in Plainwell for Bolt-Movie’s Under the Stars on Friday evening. 
  • Join the Harry Potter Party at the Kalamazoo Public Library on Saturday. Activities include: trivia, a reading from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hogwarts themed snacks, games, and crafts. Or join the Harry Potter Midnight Release Party at Bookbug on Saturday. Bookbug will have bookstore theater seating and silver screen viewing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.” Four outdoor lit tents will represent each “House” with activities/snacks at each, including: potion making, trivia and other wizardly wonders. Costumes and other magic encouraged.
  • Friday night is Row the Boat Night with Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball. The game starts at 7:05 pm and will have post-game fireworks, too!

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MORE FAMILY FUN

  • Pack a picnic and head out to a new picnic spot. See some of our readers’ favorites here.
  • Participate in a FREE summer program at the Wolf Lake Hatchery.
  • Join in on Saturday Chore Time at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. See what it’s like to take care of farm animals. (Normal program fees apply.)
  • With the bounty of the season, we can’t resist trying a new farmers’ markets this weekend. You’ll love all of the great produce and other goodies at the SW Michigan Farmers’ Markets.

 

FURTHER AWAY, BUT WORTH THE TRIP

  • The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is one of our favorites of the summer season. See why visitors for all over flock to this fun, summer festival. The festival runs July 29-August 7. Activities include: parades, carnival, ship tours, entertainment, car show, fireworks, and more. Click here to see the full schedule of activities.

NOT TO MISS GIVEAWAYS

We have some awesome giveaways that we kicked off this week. You’ll want to make sure that you enter to win! Our current giveaways include:

 

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

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

Friday July 29, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMDisney’s The Little Mermaid
12:00 AMGrand Haven Coast Guard Festival
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
8:00 AMPlainwell Farmers' Market
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMSummer Dollar Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
10:30 AMKIDSWALK
11:30 AMLunchtime Live!
2:00 PMScience Fridays with Miss Abby
2:30 PMVicksburg Farmers’ Market
3:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
3:00 PMPNC Grow Up Great Mobile Learning Adventure
4:00 PMWALDO FOUND KALAMAZOO
5:00 PMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
5:00 PMOpen Swim
7:00 PMKalamazoo Growlers Baseball-Row the Boat Night
8:00 PMJumpapalooza
9:00 PMMovie's Under the Stars - BOLT

Saturday July 30, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMDisney’s The Little Mermaid
12:00 AMGrand Haven Coast Guard Festival
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
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 AMFitness in the Parks
9:00 AMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMSaugatuck Farmers’ Market
10:00 AMBlackRock Medieval Fest 2016
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMSaturday Chore Time
11:00 AMBicycle Parade
11:00 AMCreature Feature: Aquatic Turtles
12:00 PMOpen Swim
2:00 PMHarry Potter Party

Sunday July 31, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMDisney’s The Little Mermaid
12:00 AMGrand Haven Coast Guard Festival
12:00 AMHarry Potter Midnight Release Party at BOOKBUG
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
10:00 AMBlackRock Medieval Fest 2016
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
2:00 PMSalute to the Source Pond
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 | 2016-07-29T06:09:19+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -July 29-31

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.