by Jill P

Welcome to the best of fall! This weekend there’s a ton of fall family fun with festivals, fire station open houses, and perfect weather to enjoy fall family fun around SW Michigan. Enjoy!

 

WEEKEND PICKS

For this weekend, consider:

FESTIVALS

  • It’s the last weekend to check out Grand Rapids Art Prize running September 21- October 9 at various locations throughout greater Grand Rapids. You won’t want to miss this world class FREE art show in Grand Rapids. Tons of art to view around Grand Rapids. One of the biggest art contents in the country.
  • Fennville Goose Festival on October 7-9 in Downtown Fennville. This festival includes a parade, car show, live music, carnival, 5k run, fireworks, and more!
  • Moo-Ville Fall Harvest Festival on October 8 at Moo-Ville Creamery in Nashville, MI. Activities include hay bale maze, cereal bar, pumpkin carving contest, FREE self-guided tour to the first 200 people, decorate sugar cookies, and more!

 

FROM OUR SPONSORS

Just Between Friends has their awesome consignment sale on October 6, 7, or 8 at the Kalamazoo Expo Center. Admission on October 7 & 8 is free.

 

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FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSES

We love the annual fire station open houses that are organized by various fire departments in our community. This week we published our Fire Station Open Houses Around Kalamazoo & Fire Safety Prevention Month Guide. Your younger kiddos will love the chance to meet real firefighters and visit the local fire station.

MORE FUN EVENTS

  • Celebrate fall with the Oshtemo Fall Festival at the KPL-Oshtemo Branch Library free event. Drop in for autumnal activities and treats. Meet local author Frances Kozlowski who will read her children’s book, At Home with Anil, House Lizard of India.FREE.

chemistry-day(photo courtesy of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum)

  • Love science? Your kids will learn a ton at Chemistry Day on October 8 at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Chemists from local companies, high schools, colleges, and the private sector come together to share chemistry experiments, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. FREE.

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  • Fall Color Cruise on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail starting at the Markin Glen Park on October 9. The Fall Color Cruise provides the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the KRVT and enjoy family fun along the way. See listing for the registration fee information.

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BEST OF EVERYTHING GUIDE TO FALL FUN

This week we published our The BEST Of Everything Guide To Fall Family Fun Around Kalamazoo. This is your one-stop place to find everything you want to know for fall family fun around Kalamazoo. We have ideas for:

  • Where to Find Cider and Donuts
  • Great Fall Farms To Visit
  • Where To Find U-Pick Apples
  • Where To Take Fall Family Photos
  • Corn Mazes and More!

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

Friday October 7, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMFennville Goose Festival 2016
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
12:00 AMGrand Rapids ArtPrize
8:00 AMPlainwell Farmers' Market
9:00 AMJust Between Friends Kalamazoo
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMMorning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
10:30 AMLittle Scientists
3:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
4:00 PMTeen Advisory Board
8:00 PMJumpapalooza

Saturday October 8, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMFennville Goose Festival 2016
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
12:00 AMPumpkin Patch Party
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 AMJust Between Friends Kalamazoo
9:00 AMMoo-Ville Fall Harvest Festival
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMSt. Joe Farmers Market
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMCustomer Appreciation Day
10:00 AMFall Festival & Open House
10:00 AMMorning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMZumba
11:00 AMArt Detectives : Reflections
11:00 AMCreature Feature: Box Turtle
12:00 PMChemistry Day
1:00 PMOshtemo Fall Festival
1:30 PMDungeons and Dragons (teens)
2:00 PMOpen Skate
5:00 PMOpen Swim

Sunday October 9, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMFennville Goose Festival 2016
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
12:00 AMThree Rivers Area Fall Color Tour
9:00 AMApple Classic 5k Run/Walk
9:00 AMPancakes and Pins
9:00 AMSt. Marys 1st Annual Certified Apple Classic 5k Run/Walk
10:00 AMMorning Movies at the Kalamazoo 10
11:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
12:00 PMFall Color Cruise
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
12:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
12:00 PMPortage Farmers' Market
2:00 PMOpen Skate
3:00 PMOpen Swim

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

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2016-10-05T11:30:53+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – October 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.