by Jill P

Summertime is here! Many kids are either just getting out of school today or have just a few days left next week. There are so many fun things to do this summer and we couldn’t be more excited for summer to begin!

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Speaking of summer fun, did you see our Summer Bucket List that we published earlier this week? We have 75 things to do with your kids this summer. That’s one thing per day (as my 7 year old son recently pointed out). Enjoy this time with your family! (Plus, we’re running a giveaway on our KZOOkids Facebook page. You can WIN 4 tickets to Binder Park Zoo this summer).

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Some fun highlights for this weekend include:

  • Cereal City Parade on June 10 at 6:00 pm in Battle Creek. You can continue the fun on June 11 with the Cereal Festival and the World’s Longest Breakfast Table.
  • The Kalamazoo Growlers season is under way and you can join the fun on June 11 with the Kalamazoo Growlers WWE Night. Plus, you’ll see post-game fireworks. How cool!
  • The Summer Kickoff on June 11 with the Portage District Library is always a fun event. Sign-up for their Summer Reading program and stay for some family-friendly fun. Activities include: face painting, crafts, all-ages activities, scavenger hunts and more. Free.
  • Family Fishing Clinic at Spring Valley Park on June 11. Join Grandpa Jim at this family-friendly event for a morning of fishing fun. There will be a limited amount of fishing poles on-site so participants are encouraged to bring their own if you have one. Free.
  • Visit the Vicksburg Old Car Festival on June 11. The event takes place in downtown Vicksburg. Free.

Related: WIN! Tickets to the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival



Participate in the world’s longest ice cream dessert at the House of Flavors in Ludington on June 11.

Related: Summer Guide to Festivals and Fairs 2016


This weekend there is a TON of fun stuff happening around town! See our full Event Calendar for great family activities and fun!

Friday June 10, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMButtermilk Jamboree
12:00 AMKalamazoo Pride
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMRegistration for Summer Reading Begins at Comstock Library
12:00 AMVicksburg Old Car Festival
8:00 AMPlainwell Farmers' Market
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
11:30 AMLunchtime Live!
2:30 PMVicksburg Farmers’ Market
3:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
5:00 PMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
6:00 PMCereal Festival Parade
7:00 PMKalamazoo Growlers WWE Night
8:00 PMJumpapalooza

Saturday June 11, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMButtermilk Jamboree
12:00 AMKalamazoo Mud Run
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
7:00 AMKalamazoo Farmers' Market
8:00 AMCereal Festival and the World's Longest Breakfast Table
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 AMFamily Fishing Clinic
9:00 AMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMSaugatuck Farmers’ Market
9:00 AMSummer expo
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMLowe's Build and Grow
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMSaturday Chore Time
10:00 AMSummer Kickoff
10:30 AMGreeting Card/Father's Day Stamp
10:30 AMVlinder Veld Grand Opening
11:00 AMCreature Feature: Box Turtle
11:00 AMDiscovering Dinosaurs
11:00 AMJustyce for Kids
6:00 PMKalamazoo Growlers Ladies Night
6:00 PMMovie in the Park: Minions

Sunday June 12, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMButtermilk Jamboree
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
9:00 AMVintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Mee
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 PMKalamazoo Growlers Reading Program Day
2:00 PMPrincess in the Park by Party Providers
2:00 PMWelcome to Geocaching!
4:00 PMConcerts in the Parks
6:30 PMKindleberger Summer Concert Series

Always 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.