by Jill P

Looks like it will be a perfect summer weekend. Get out there and enjoy one of the many events that our area has to offer. For this weekend check out these family friendly events, consider…


Lunchtime Live!

Friday, July 18 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at Bronson Park in Kalamazoo.

  • The “Lunchtime Live!” summer event series is back by popular demand! Bronson Park will come alive with live musicians, pop-up retail vendors, local food trucks, and summertime activities. Stroll down during your lunch hour or bring the kids during summer break because there will be something for everyone.

Shrek The Musical

Friday-Sunday, July 18 & July 19 at 7:30 pm and July 20 at 2:00 pm at the Comstock Auditorium in Comstock.

  • In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. From the imaginations of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, Shrek the Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and irreverent fun for everyone!

Breakfast on The Farm

Saturday, July 19 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Crandall Farm in Battle Creek.

  • A unique experience to tour a real farm and have breakfast down on the farm. Free tickets must be picked up in advance at one of the locations.

Taste of Portage

Saturday, July 19 from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Overlander Band Shell in Portage.

    Check out all of the fun activities that are happening at the Taste of Portage this week. Entertainment, food, a Kids Zone, meet Barley from the Growlers, and more. A way to celebrate all of the great restaurants and brew pubs in Portage.

Other Fun Ideas

Check out some of the other fun stuff in our area this weekend. There is the Hess Future Festival in Three Rivers, the Art Fair in Richland, Super Run in Kalamazoo. or the Civil War Muster in Hastings~all fun things to do and close to Kalamazoo.


These events and more can be found on our Events Calendar at KZOOkids. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?



By | 2014-07-18T10:17:41+00:00 July 18th, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Comments Off on Weekend Picks For The Kalamazoo Parent – July 18, 2014

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.