by Jill P

Happy Friday! We’re going to have 5-star weather this weekend and it’s a great time to celebrate Father’s Day.

Father's Day Events 2016

Father’s Day Weekend there are a TON of fun activities for the dad in your life. See our latest article here for all of the details. Some of our top picks include:

  • 35th Annual Father’s Day Car Show on June 19 head over to the Historic Charlton Park in Hastings with over 800 vehicles on display.  Admission is $6.00 for adults,  $4.00 for kids 5-12, and age 4 and under free.

  • Kalamazoo Growlers Pups & Pops Day on June 19. Bring your dog & dad to the ballpark. Zeke the Wonderdog will make an appearance and there will be a frisbee giveaway courtesy of WWMT Newschannel 3. Normal ticket prices apply.

 

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(photo courtesy of Binder Park Zoo)

WEEKEND PICKS

Some fun highlights for this weekend include:

  • Kids FUNfari at Binder Park Zoo on June 18. The event will be held inside the Zoo and is included with admission. All children entering the Zoo can participate in several fun activities and demonstrations throughout the Zoo aimed at getting kids healthy, active, and outdoors.
  • Kalamazoo Kids’ Klassic on June 17 at 6:00 pm. The Kids’ Klassic is a 1K Fun Run and there is also a Kids’ Klassic 2K Fun Run— both events are open to kids 15 and under. On-site registration and t-shirt pick-up is at the Maple St. YMCA from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
  • 2nd Annual Pups and a Picnic at the Portage District Library on June 18. Watch the fantastic feats of America’s Best Frisbee Dogs! Bring a picnic and join the fun for the old-fashioned summertime fun of sack races and Frisbee-throwing contests. Stay and watch the dogs perform at 6:00 pm. FREE.

  • Kalamazoo Growlers KalamaZOONight on June 18. Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey is the night’s entertainment act, there will be a petting zoo, and Porter’s Ark Bobblehead giveaway for ticket package holders. Normal ticket prices apply.

  • The Hidden Kalamazoo tour is scheduled for 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on June 18 and 19. It features nine locations to explore in downtown Kalamazoo, from the Kalamazoo State Theater to Kalamazoo City Hall. Tickets are $15 each and children seven and under are free.

  • FINDING DORY is now playing in movie theaters everywhere. This movie is promised to be a movie that your whole family will love!

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

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FESTIVAL’S GALORE!

This is a great weekend to check out one of the fun festivals in SW Michigan. So much fun!

Related: Outdoor Summer Concerts

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

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 17, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMBrain Buster Fridays
12:00 AMBuyer & Cellar
12:00 AMFantasy Forest
12:00 AMHarbor Fest
12:00 AMIrish Fest
12:00 AMKalamazoo Island Festival
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMRegistration for Summer Reading Begins at Comstock Library
12:00 AMWater Festival
8:00 AMPlainwell Farmers' Market
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMSteam Dream Expo 2016
10:00 AMSummer Dollar Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
11:30 AMLunchtime Live!
2:00 PMFly Away Butterfly
2:30 PMVicksburg Farmers’ Market
3:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
3:00 PMTeen Movie
5:00 PMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
6:00 PMKalamazoo Kids’ Klassic
7:00 PMFun For All: Movie Night
8:00 PMJumpapalooza

Saturday June 18, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBuyer & Cellar
12:00 AMFantasy Forest
12:00 AMHarbor Fest
12:00 AMIrish Fest
12:00 AMKalamazoo Island Festival
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
12:00 AMWater Festival
7:00 AMKalamazoo Farmers' Market
8:00 AMKids FUNfari
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 AMGreater Galesburg Day
9:00 AMHook, Line & Sinker Kids Fishing
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMSaugatuck Farmers’ Market
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMHidden Kalamazoo
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMSaturday Chore Time
10:00 AMSteam Dream Expo 2016
10:30 AMLEGO at the Library
11:00 AMArt in the Garden
11:00 AMCreature Feature: Snake
11:00 AMFinding Dory Cereal Party
1:00 PMAmazing Magic Show
2:00 PMFather's Day Read-In
5:00 PM2nd Annual Pups and a Picnic
6:00 PMKalamazoo Growlers KalamaZOONight

Sunday June 19, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMBuyer & Cellar
12:00 AMHarbor Fest
12:00 AMKids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse
12:00 AMLEGO® Travel Adventure
8:00 AM35th Annual Father's Day Show
10:00 AMHidden Kalamazoo
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 PMPrincess Tea Party
2:00 PMMichigan Reptiles and Amphibians
3:00 PMKalamazoo Growlers Pups & Pops Day
4:00 PMConcerts in the Parks
5:00 PMFather's Day Dinner, Program and Artist's Reception
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?

 

 

 

 

 

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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.