Weekend Fun for the Kalamazoo Parent – May 18 – 20

Our weekend picks are here, so get ready to have a weekend full of family fun!

In Kalamazoo and southwest Michigan your family will be be able to admire artwork, get free admission into several museums, watch colorful kites flying high in the sky, try out some fishing and fly casting, learn about nature and helping local wildlife, and so much more!

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

Art Walk: Spring Into the Arts

Friday. On Friday from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM make your way to downtown Battle Creek for a celebration of arts and cultureSpring Into the Arts is Battle Creek’s very own art celebration. The “People’s Choice Award” is back again, allowing the public to vote for their favorite work of art.

 

Free Admission 5-8 for #MuseumDay at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Friday. Everyone is invited to enjoy all the galleries and exhibitions on view at the KIA for free Friday night from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, in honor of the 9th annual Art Museum Day.

 

FREE Museum Day in Marshall

Saturday. Have you ever wondered what one of the museums in Marshall has to offer?  As part of Tourism Day, many of the museums in Marshall will be open to the public for FREE on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  So grab the family and come down and explore any or all the museums and make a day of it!

 

30th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival

Saturday and Sunday. From 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday and 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Sunday, enjoy a day at the beach at Grand Haven State Park as the sky is filled with colorful kites of all types and sizes.

World-famous stunt kite fliers perform to music on the center flying field while kites larger than a school bus hover just to the south. Bring your own kite to fly on the open flying field at the north end of the event, or test fly the year’s newest kites on one of the manufacturers’ fields. Be sure to stop at the south end of the tent for family fun!

Weekend PIcks Kite Festival

Grand Haven Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

8th Annual Family Fishing Fair

Bring the entire family to Ramona Park from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM to celebrate the onset of summer on this exciting day at the shoreline. Families of all ages and abilities can experience the numerous benefits associated with fishing, boating and aquatic conservation.

Enjoy engaging activities such as lure making, knot tying and fly casting. Try out a kayak or standup and much more.

Weekend Picks Fishing

Our Own Backyard

Sunday. Michigan made and proud of it! Live animal ambassadors will be at Schrier Park in Portage from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Sunday to help us to highlight all the great nature found right in our backyards. Learn how to help our local wildlife through simple steps you can do at home.

 

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 May 18, 2018

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMHarriett the Spy
10:00 AMCircle Time at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
10:00 AMFeel It Fridays at Forever Curious Children's Museum
10:00 AMLittle Wigglers at Three Rivers Public Library
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone
10:15 AMPreschool Storytime! at Richland Community Library
10:30 AMCrafty Kids at Ransom District Library
10:30 AMFamily Storytime at KPL Central Library
10:30 AMJust Move Playdate
10:30 AMPlay and Learn at KPL Alma Powell Branch
10:30 AMTune Bugs at South Haven Memorial Library
2:00 PM2018 Opening Day at Vicksburg Farmers Market
3:00 PMHabitat Earth at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
5:00 PMArt Walk: Spring Into the Arts
5:00 PMFree Admission 5-8 for #MuseumDay at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
6:00 PMRollerworld Friday Skate
6:30 PMCANCELED: Friday Night Under the Lights Amateur Bull Riding and Barrel Racing

Saturday May 19, 2018

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMHarriett the Spy
7:00 AMKalamazoo Farmers Market
8:00 AMOtsego Farmers Market
8:00 AMTexas Township Farmers Market
9:00 AM2018 Southwest Michigan CureSearch Superheroes Unite! Walk
9:00 AM67th Kalamazoo Antique Toy Show
9:00 AMBattle Creek Farmers Market
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMStar Wars Character Breakfast
9:30 AMAmerican Red Cross Babysitting Course
10:00 AM30th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
10:00 AM8th Annual Family Fishing Fair
10:00 AMCongenital Heart Walk - West Michigan
10:00 AMFamily Drum & Dance at Rootead
10:00 AMHatchery Tours at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
10:00 AMKalamazoo Reptile Expo
10:00 AMLEGO's at Antwerp Sunshine Library
10:00 AMMichaels Kids Club- Battle Creek
10:00 AMMichaels Kids Club- Portage
10:30 AMLEGO at the Library- KPL Central
10:30 AMTumble Toddlers at KPL Eastwood Branch
11:00 AMCircle Time at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
11:00 AMCreature Features at Kalamazoo Nature Center
11:00 AMFancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Battle Creek
11:00 AMFancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Portage
11:00 AMFREE Museum Day in Marshall
11:15 AMKingman Museum Planetarium: Cosmic Safari
12:00 PMChildren's Peace Festival (Free)
12:00 PMMagic Show at the American Museum of Magic
12:00 PMScidmore Park Petting Zoo
1:00 PMCurious Nature Club: Worm Farm at Forever Curious Children's Museum
1:00 PMFamily Days at Painting with a Twist: Tygie the Tiger
1:00 PMMedieval Faire! at Parchment Community Library
1:00 PMSecret of the Cardboard Rocket at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
1:00 PMWorld War I Trail Walk Dedication
2:00 PMHey, Llama Llama! at KPL Alma Powell Branch
2:00 PMMother-Daughter Royal Tea
3:00 PMHabitat Earth at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
3:00 PMTales of the Sea: An Exhibition of Mythical Aquatic Art
4:00 PM2018 HOP (Hike Our Preserves) Kick Off!
7:00 PMRollerworld Super Saturday Skate

Sunday May 20, 2018

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMHarriett the Spy
9:00 AMPancakes & Pins at Airway Fun Center
10:00 AMCommunity Wide Summer Kickoff Party
10:00 AMPortage Market
10:00 AMTales of the Sea: An Exhibition of Mythical Aquatic Art
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone
11:00 AM30th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival
11:15 AMKingman Museum Planetarium: Cosmic Safari
12:00 PMHatchery Tours at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
12:00 PMKids ROAR
12:00 PMScidmore Park Petting Zoo
1:00 PMLocal Author Day at Barnes & Noble- Portage
1:00 PMPrincess Tea Party at the Henderson Castle
2:00 PMOur Own Backyard
2:00 PMRollerworld Sunday Family Matinee
2:00 PMSecret of the Cardboard Rocket at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
3:00 PMHabitat Earth at Kalamazoo Valley Museum

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