by Jill P

Summer is definitely in full swing and there’s a ton of family fun all around our area this weekend.

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.

 

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN

Here are some of our top picks for this weekend:

Fri 07/07/2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hook, Line and Sinker Kid’s Fishing
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Fri 07/07/2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kid’s Bike Skills and Drills Clinic
WMed Innovation Center, WMU BTR Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 07/08/2017
8:15 am – 6:00 pm
ZOORIFIC KIDS’ DAY & LEMUR LAP
Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, MI

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Sat 07/08/2017
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Garden Critters
Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
Sun 07/09/2017
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kzoo Folklife Music Festival
Overlander Bandshell, Portage, Michigan
Sun 07/09/2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oshtemo Music in the Park
Flesher Field, Kalamazoo, 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 7, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AM46th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show
12:00 AMBuddy: The Buddy Holly Story
12:00 AMLEGO City Returns
12:00 AMVBDL Antwerp Sunshine Branch Summer Reading
12:00 AMWolf Lake Hatchery Tours
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMPlainwell's Farmers' Market
10:00 AMVisit the Farmyard
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
10:30 AMPlay and Learn
10:30 AMPopsicles & Pages!
10:30 AMStack it Up with Mr. Jim!
10:30 AMStroller Walk
11:30 AMLunchtime Live!
1:00 PMCity Summer by Urban Folk Art Exploratory
2:00 PMCity Summer by Urban Folk Art Exploratory
5:00 PMHook, Line and Sinker Kid's Fishing
6:00 PMKid's Bike Skills and Drills Clinic
7:30 PMBerries, Blues & BBQ Dinner

Saturday July 8, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AM46th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show
12:00 AMBuddy: The Buddy Holly Story
12:00 AMLEGO City Returns
12:00 AMVBDL Antwerp Sunshine Branch Summer Reading
12:00 AMWolf Lake Hatchery Tours
7:00 AMKalamazoo Farmers Market
8:00 AMOtsego City Farmers Market
8:00 AMTexas Township Farmers Market
8:15 AMZOORIFIC KIDS' DAY & LEMUR LAP
9:00 AMAlamo Farmers & Crafters’ Market
9:00 AMBattle Creek Farmers Market
9:00 AMFitness in the Parks
9:00 AMHook, Line and Sinker Kid's Fishing
9:00 AMInfant Massage Class
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMSt. Joe Farmers Market
10:00 AMBlack Rock Medieval Fest
10:00 AMFly with the Raptors: Zipline Adventure!
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMVisit the Farmyard
10:30 AMTumble Toddlers
11:00 AMGarden Critters
11:00 AMLittle Excavator Storytime
1:00 PMDungeons and Dragons
2:00 PMPrincess Tea Party

Sunday July 9, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBuddy: The Buddy Holly Story
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 PMKzoo Folklife Music Festival
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
2:00 PMNature Art Workshop
4:00 PMConcerts in the Park
5:00 PMOshtemo Music in the Park
7:30 PM#IMOMSOHARD

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

 

 

 

 

By | 2017-07-06T12:10:01+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: July 7 – 9

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.