Weekend Fun for the Kalamazoo Parent: January 18 – January 20

It’s the month of January in Michigan and you know what that means…cold and snow.

Whether you taste calls for sitting inside by the fire with a warm blanket or making your way to the nearest sledding hill or ski slope, we’ve found a variety of family-friendly events happening around Kalamazoo that everyone will enjoy.

Bundle up and head outside to learn about what animals do during the winter months or take a hike on candlelit trails. Sky Zone after dark will provide the kids with a new jumping experience. Head out to watch a fairy tale ballet performance of a classic fairy tale story. Enjoy a Mad Hatter Tea Party.

Does someone in your family have a birthday coming up soon? Check out our huge list of Birthday Freebies and Deals Around Kalamazoo and score some birthday treats and freebies for your special day.

What to Do this Weekend in Southwest Michigan

GLOW at Sky Zone

Friday. Sky Zone is different after dark. Lasers, music, and blacklight transform the entire park into a crazy jumping dance experience.

Homeschool Program: Animals in the Winter

Saturday. Visit Pierce Cedar Creek Institute where children will learn about migration, hibernation, and animals that stay active during winter. Participants should be dressed to go outside in cold weather.

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Saturday. Visit the Otsego District Library for the final celebration for Wonderland with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

January Free

Candlelight Trails: Under the Wolf Moon

Saturday. Enjoy the sights and sounds of winter on candlelit trails and learn about Michigan’s total lunar eclipse, occurring January 20 – 21. After hiking the trails, warm up in the Visitor Center with a crackling fire, coffee, and hot chocolate.

Russian National Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty

Sunday. The Fairy Tale Comes to Life at Miller Auditorium with a moving score by Tchaikovsky and a beloved tale by Charles Perrault. Immerse yourself in wonder as an evil fairy condemns a baby to prick her finger and die on her sixteenth birthday, but the Lilac Fairy swoops in and manages to change the curse so that she will only fall asleep until she is awoken by a prince’s kiss.

 

See our full Event Calendar for more weekend fun! 

Want to add your family-friendly event to our KZOOkids.com Event Calendar? You can add your event by clicking here.

Friday January 18, 2019

Date/Time Event
10:00 AM

Family Fun- Just Move at Portage District Library
at Portage District Library, Portage

10:00 AM

Toddler Time at Sky Zone
at Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo

10:30 AM

Family Storytime at KPL Central Library
at Kalamazoo Public Library- Central Library, Kalamazoo

10:30 AM

Play and Learn at the KPL Alma Powell Branch
at Kalamazoo Public Library- Alma Powell Branch, Kalamazoo

10:30 AM

Tune Bugs at South Haven Memorial Library
at South Haven Memorial Library, South Haven

2:00 PM

Kalamazoo Valley Museum: The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
at Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo

4:00 PM

Lego Club at Comstock Township Library
at Comstock Township Library, Comstock

6:30 PM

Friday Fun Nights
at The Dome Sports Center, Schoolcraft

7:30 PM

Kalamazoo Wings Home Game
at Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo

7:30 PM

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical
at Parish Theatre, Kalamazoo

7:30 PM

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
at Portage Northern High School, Portage

8:00 PM

GLOW at Sky Zone
at Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo

Saturday January 19, 2019

Date/Time Event
9:00 AM

The Winter Craft Show
at Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo

10:00 AM

F.A.W.N. Playgroup “Polar Bear Picnic” at Binder Park Zoo
at Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek

10:00 AM

LEGO Day
at VBDL Antwerp Sunshine Branch, Mattawan

10:00 AM

Michaels Kids Club- Battle Creek
at Michaels- Battle Creek, Battle Creek

10:00 AM

Michaels Kids Club- Portage
at Michaels- Portage, Portage

10:30 AM

GR Symphony Presents Hansel & Gretel
at DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids

10:30 AM

LEGO at the Library- KPL Central
at Kalamazoo Public Library- Central Library, Kalamazoo

10:30 AM

Tumble Toddlers at the KPL Eastwood Branch
at Kalamazoo Public Library- Eastwood Branch, Kalamazoo

11:00 AM

Circle Time at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
at Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo

11:00 AM

Creature Features at Kalamazoo Nature Center
at Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo

11:00 AM

Ninja Training
at Three Rivers Public Library, Three Rivers

11:00 AM

Reading Rangers in Portage
at Schrier Park, Portage

11:00 AM

The Duchess and Guy: A Rescue-to-Royalty Puppy Love Story Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Battle Creek
at Barnes & Noble- Battle Creek, Battle Creek

11:00 AM

The Duchess and Guy: A Rescue-to-Royalty Puppy Love Story Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Portage
at Barnes & Noble- Portage, Portage

11:15 AM

Kingman Museum Planetarium: Ice Worlds
at Kingman Museum, Battle Creek

12:00 PM

Hot Chocolate bar party!
at Cherri’s Chocol’art, Kalamazoo

12:00 PM

Open Swim at Allegan Aquatic Center
at Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan

12:00 PM

Super Saturdays at the Curious Kids Museum in St. Joseph
at Curious Kids’ Museum, Saint Joseph

1:00 PM

Family Days at Painting with a Twist: Baby Unicorn
at Painting with a Twist, Portage

1:00 PM

Homeschool Program: Animals in the Winter
at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings

1:00 PM

Rollerworld Skating Matinee
at Rollerworld, Kalamazoo

7:00 PM

Candlelight Trails: Under the Wolf Moon
at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings

7:00 PM

Rollerworld Super Saturday Skate
at Rollerworld, Kalamazoo

7:30 PM

Kalamazoo Wings Home Game
at Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo

7:30 PM

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical
at Parish Theatre, Kalamazoo

7:30 PM

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
at Portage Northern High School, Portage

Sunday January 20, 2019

Date/Time Event
9:00 AM

Pancakes & Pins at Airway Fun Center
at Airway Lanes, Portage

10:00 AM

The Winter Craft Show
at Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo

10:00 AM

Toddler Time at Sky Zone
at Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo

11:15 AM

Kingman Museum Planetarium: Ice Worlds
at Kingman Museum, Battle Creek

1:00 PM

Open Swim at Allegan Aquatic Center
at Allegan Aquatic Center, Allegan

2:00 PM

Kalamazoo Nature Center Sunday Family Program
at Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo

2:00 PM

Kalamazoo Valley Museum: Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket
at Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo

2:00 PM

Mommy and Me Painting Class
at Continental Pastries & Delicatessen, Battle Creek

2:00 PM

Rollerworld Sunday Family Matinee
at Rollerworld, Kalamazoo

2:00 PM

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical
at Parish Theatre, Kalamazoo

3:00 PM

Russian National Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty
at Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

The Fairy Tale Comes to Life With a moving score by Tchaikovsky and a beloved tale by Charles Perrault, an evil fairy condemns a baby princess to prick her finger and die on her sixteenth birthday. Of Course, There's a Kiss! However, the Lilac Fairy saves the child by changing...Read More

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Kristine is a stay at home mom to two awesome kids. She loves to spend time with her family camping and exploring all that Michigan has to offer. And if she has a quiet minute to herself, she is probably curled up with a good book.

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