by Jill Piwko

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! For this weekend, consider…


West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster Dog Show

Thursday, May 22nd through Monday, May 26 at the Kalamazoo Expo Center in Kalamazoo.  See post for times.

  • AKC Dog shows featuring All Breed shows, Obedience Trials and Rally Trials. All breed puppy match on Friday night (come practice!). Meet the breed on Saturday… come and interact with several breeds of dogs. Ask questions, pet the dogs, and get to know the dogs up close and personal. Admission: $5 per vehicle, or $20 for a 5-day vehicle pass.

Family Rocketry Overnight

Saturday, May 24- Sunday, May 25 at the Air Zoo in Portage. 

  • Looking for a getaway unlike anything your family has experienced before? Come spend the night at the Air Zoo! Enjoy a personalized tour of our exhibits, have fun with a scavenger hunt, and build and launch a model rocket! Rocket launch is weather dependent!Guests will receive dinner, snack, breakfast, beverages, and a model rocket (children only)
    Adults $47.00
    Kids $67.00

Fun for Kids at the KIA

Saturday, May 24 from 11:15 am – 11:45 am at the KIA in Kalamazoo. 

  • Join us for storytelling and art-oriented videos geared to children ages 4 – 8 years old. Come in while Mom, Dad or older siblings are in class, or just for the fun of it. This week will include offbeat children’s videos from Vimeo, the web video service.

Memorial Day Parades

Monday, May 26 at various locations and times. See post for more details. 

Check out one of the Memorial Day parades around Kalamazoo. What a great way to honor those who have served and sacrificed for our county!

Southwest Michigan Cultural Exchange

With most of May already gone, we wanted to highlight the Cultural Exchange again. It is an opportunity to get out and explore one of the fun institutions around Kalamazoo. Binder Park Zoo, KIA, KNC, Air Zoo, and the Gilmore Car Museum. All you need is a membership to any of the listed organizations and you can get into the others for free! This is only for the month of May, so get out there while you can.

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



By | 2014-05-22T10:05:56+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Comments Off on Weekend Picks For The Kalamazoo Parent – May 23, 2014

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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.