by Jill P

We’re into full summer swing and there’s plenty of family fun to be had! We have 36 events on Event Calendar on Saturday alone. So, while we make our normal weekend picks, I encourage you to view our calendar for TONS of family fun.

WEEKEND PICKS

More weekend fun ideas include:

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(photo courtesy of the Kindleberger Summer Festival) 

  • The Kindleberger Summer Festival is in full swing all weekend long. There are so many fun activities over the weekend that include: a 5K race, car show, arts & crafts, parade, outdoor youth production & family musical, street dance and more! Check out their full schedule for all of the details of this fun, family festival.

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  • Celery Flats Music Festival on Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Celery Flats in Portage. Featuring a wide variety of acoustic music performances, the event is a benefit for the Park System and is admission free for all ages, with donations to the Portage Friends of the Park encouraged.

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  • Visit a local Farmers’ Market. Fresh season is here and you’ll love all of the bounty at our local markets. See our full guide to find the best markets around SW Michigan.
  • Can’t make it to the Saturday markets? Plan to attend Farmers’ Market Night with the Kalamazoo Growlers on Sunday at 5:05 pm.
  • Heading out to the movies this weekend? Here’s some great movies at the Alamo Drafthouse this weekend: Finding Dory, The Secret Life of Pets, Babe (Alamo Kids Camp), and Disney’s BFG.

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

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

Friday July 8, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMJesus Christ Superstar
12:00 AMKalamazoo Blues Festival
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO City Returns
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
10:30 AMWiggle Time
11:30 AM45th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show
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
5:00 PMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
5:00 PMOpen Swim
5:30 PMKindleberger Summer Festival Youth Production
7:00 PMFinding Dory: A Family Adventure
7:00 PMKindleberger Summer Festival Family Musical
8:00 PMJumpapalooza

Saturday July 9, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMJesus Christ Superstar
12:00 AMKalamazoo 4-H Open Horse Show
12:00 AMKalamazoo Blues Festival
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO City Returns
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
7:00 AMKalamazoo Farmers' Market
7:00 AMKalamazoo’s Insane Inflatable 5K at the Gilmore Car Museum
8:00 AMKindleberger Summer Festival - 5K Race and Fitness Walk
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 AMKindleberger Arts &Crafts Fair
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMSaugatuck Farmers’ Market
9:00 AMSlide the City - Kalamazoo
10:00 AMBlackRock Medieval Fest 2016
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMFancy Pants Theater (Ages 3-6)
10:00 AMKid's Art Fair
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMSaturday Chore Time
10:00 AMSmoothies at Washington Square
11:00 AMCreature Feature: Honeybees
11:00 AMCryBaby Concert
11:00 AMFancy Pants Theater (Ages 6-11)
11:00 AMFlying Things
11:30 AM45th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show
12:00 PMOpen Swim
1:00 PMCut Paper Workshop
2:00 PMThe Leopard’s Drum
3:30 PMKindleberger Summer Festival Youth Production
5:00 PMKindleberger Summer Festival Family Musical

Sunday July 10, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMJesus Christ Superstar
12:00 AMKalamazoo 4-H Open Horse Show
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
9:00 AMMad Dogs & Englishmen’s British Auto Faire XXVI
10:00 AMBlackRock Medieval Fest 2016
11:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
12:00 PMCelery Flats Music Festival
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 PMForest Discovery Hike
3:30 PMKindleberger Summer Festival Youth Production
5:00 PMKindleberger Summer Festival Family Musical

Always remember to check our Events Calendar at KZOOkids.com. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2016-07-08T06:21:19+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent -July 8-10

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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.