Weekend Fun for the Kalamazoo Parent: September 21 – September 23

Welcome fall!

Fall officially starts on Saturday, and while some are mourning the changing of seasons, there is still much fun to be had in the coming months, so don’t be dismayed.

Things are going to be busy this weekend in Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan. Immerse the family in art, enjoy fishing and archery, attend fall festivals. These are only a small sampling of what’s happening this weekend, read on to discover other events.

Tree leaves are starting to turn beautiful fall colors, so it is not too early to be thinking about a fall color tour. Get ideas here  –  Fall Color Tour Ideas for Kalamazoo Area Families.

As always, please see individual listings for information on pricing, venue location, and additional information on the event.

Top Picks for the Weekend for Family Fun

Fall Harvest Festival and Tractor Show in Hastings

Weekend. The Fall Harvest Festival at Historic Charlton Park is this weekend and all are invited to experience first-hand the fall harvest techniques and activities from the early-to-mid 1900s.

ArtPrize

Weekend. Head to downtown Grand Rapids this weekend for ArtPrize 10. Make the most of the day and learn what to see with the family when you use this handy GUIDE (with a cool downloadable family tour map).

 

6th Annual Fall Fest in St. Joseph

Saturday. Bring the family to St. Joseph on Saturday to enjoy all things fall –  the Great Bed Race, Farmers Market, Critter Barn, Face Painter, Balloon Twisters, Story Time on the Bluff. 

National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration!

Saturday. Head to the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery for fishing and archery programs. Fishing is geared for ages 3-16 years old and all equipment, tackle and bait is provided. Try out archery (ages 8 and up), all equipment is provided.

 

Free Entry at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Saturday. The KIA will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums. Follow this link for your free ticket.

See our full Event Calendar here 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 September 21, 2018

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMArtPrize (in Grand Rapids)
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
8:00 AMFall Harvest Festival and Tractor Show in Hastings
10:00 AMCircle Time at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
10:00 AMFall Family Fun at Gull Meadow Farms
10:00 AMFamily Fun- Just Move at Portage District Library
10:00 AMFamily Scavenger Hunts at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies- Fall Series at GQT Kalamazoo 10
10:00 AMMusic & Movement at Otsego District Library
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone
10:15 AMPreschool Storytime! at Richland Community Library
10:30 AMFamily Storytime at KPL Central Library
10:30 AMGet Hooked on Nature! Pre-School Aged Nature Programs
10:30 AMPlay and Learn at the KPL Alma Powell Branch
11:00 AMKalamazoo Valley Museum: The Little Star that Could
11:30 AMLunchtime Live! Presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union
2:00 PMVicksburg Farmers Market
4:00 PMLego Club at Comstock Library
4:00 PMTeen Scene at Otsego District Library
5:00 PMFlip Flop Shop at Branch Gymnastics of Battle Creek
5:00 PMOpen Gym at Branch Gymnastics of Kalamazoo
6:00 PMFall into Magic *UPDATE- This event is FULL!
6:30 PMCeramics Hot Date Night at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
6:30 PMOpen Gym at Branch Gymnastics of Battle Creek
7:00 PMFlip Flop Shop at Branch Gymnastics of Kalamazoo (KidsSports USA)
7:00 PMWMU Volleyball - Social Media Night (Fri) and National Ice Cream Cone Day (Sat)!
7:30 PMHello, Dolly!

Saturday September 22, 2018

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMArtPrize (in Grand Rapids)
12:00 AMCrossFit Kids
12:00 AMEco Raft Race
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
12:00 AMSmithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! at Gilmore Car Museum
7:00 AMCreative Arts Festival
7:00 AMKalamazoo Farmers Market
8:00 AM2018 Kalamazoo Heart Walk and Run
8:00 AMFall Harvest Festival and Tractor Show in Hastings
8:00 AMOtsego Farmers Market
8:00 AMTexas Township Farmers Market
9:00 AMBattle Creek Farmers Market
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMSt. Joe Farmers Market
10:00 AMFall Family Fun at Gull Meadow Farms
10:00 AMFall Family Fun at Harvest Moon Acres
10:00 AMFamily Scavenger Hunts at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies- Fall Series at GQT Kalamazoo 10
10:00 AMKalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo
10:00 AMMichaels Kids Club- Battle Creek
10:00 AMMichaels Kids Club- Portage
10:00 AMNational Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration!
10:00 AMStory Time with Miss Michelle at Art Bayou
10:30 AMBreakerspace at Comstock Library
10:30 AMJust Move Family Fit Camp at Wenke Greenhouses
10:30 AMTumble Toddlers at the KPL Eastwood Branch
11:00 AM6th Annual Fall Fest in St. Joseph
11:00 AMPrincesses Save the World Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Battle Creek
11:00 AMPrincesses Save the World Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Portage
11:00 AMWenke Greenhouse\'s Fall Festival
11:15 AMKingman Museum Planetarium: Lamps of Atlantis
12:00 PMMagic Show at the American Museum of Magic
12:00 PMScidmore Park Petting Zoo
12:00 PMSuper Saturdays at the Curious Kids Museum in St. Joseph
1:00 PMKalamazoo Valley Museum: The Little Star that Could
2:00 PMFamily Days at Painting with a Twist: Pug Puppy
2:00 PMOpen Gym at Branch Gymnastics of Kalamazoo
2:00 PMOpen Skate at Lawson Ice Arena
5:00 PMOpen Swim at WMU's Gabel Natatorium
7:00 PMRollerworld Super Saturday Skate
7:00 PMWMU Volleyball - Social Media Night (Fri) and National Ice Cream Cone Day (Sat)!
7:30 PMHello, Dolly!

Sunday September 23, 2018

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMArtPrize (in Grand Rapids)
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
8:00 AMFall Harvest Festival and Tractor Show in Hastings
9:00 AMPancakes & Pins at Airway Fun Center
10:00 AMFall Family Fun at Gull Meadow Farms
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies- Fall Series at GQT Kalamazoo 10
10:00 AMPortage Market
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone
11:15 AMKingman Museum Planetarium: Lamps of Atlantis
12:00 PMFamily Scavenger Hunts at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
1:00 PMFall Family Fun at Harvest Moon Acres
1:00 PMScarecrow Cookie Decorating
2:00 PMHello, Dolly!
2:00 PMKalamazoo Nature Center Sunday Family Program
2:00 PMKalamazoo Valley Museum: The Little Star that Could
2:00 PMOpen Skate at Lawson Ice Arena
3:00 PMOpen Swim at WMU's Gabel Natatorium

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