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Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

The State Park in Grand Haven comes to life with incredible kite performances this weekend. Don’t miss the fun!

For the 28th year, the world’s best kite flyers - individuals, pairs & teams will be performing continuously on Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, May 22 from 11am – 5pm.

Kite enthusiast and their families are invited to experience different size kites with amazing capabilities controlled by professional kite handlers. There will also be an Open Flying Field to fly your own kite.

Grand Haven State Park is located at 1001 Harbor Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan 49417.

Call: 1-866-428-2335 or visit www.mackite.com for more information.

Kalamazoo Spring Carnival 2016

Kalamazoo Spring Carnival 2016

The community is in for a real treat this week during the largest family owned & operated Carnival in Michigan.

Families are invited to experience the entertaining Skerbeck Carnival with 50 super spectacular rides including children’s rides on May 19-22. The venue for this exciting family opportunity is the Wings Event Center located at 3600 Vanrick Dr. in Kalamazoo.

Carnival Schedule is: Thursday, May 19 from 4-9pm. Friday, May 20 from 4-11pm, Saturday from 12noon-11pm, and Sunday from 12noon-9pm.

Admission for a Single Day Armband is $17.

Visit www.wingseventcenter.com or call (269)345-1125.

Spring Coin Show Returns on April 2

Spring Coin Show Returns on April 2

The Kalamazoo Numisnatic Club of Portage invites the public & coin collector enthusiasts to atten this Coin Show on Saturday.

Admission is FREE for the opportunity to visit dealer booths of coin, currecy & other numismatic items and also the chance to take part in educational exhibits. Young collectors (through 17 years of age) can also experience a program at 11am followed by an auction for youth to bid on nusismatic items with fake money, given when entering this show.

Visit the Kalamazoo County Expo Center located at 2900 Lake Street on Saturday, April 2 from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Call: (269)623-5836 or (269)381-8669 for more information

Winter Jamboree on Saturday, February 27

Winter Jamboree on Saturday, February 27

If you enjoy snow & cold, there’s something for everyone on Saturday in Kalamazoo.

The City of Portage Parks & Recreation, Kzoo Parks, Lee’s Adventure and Pedal Bicycle invite the Kalamazoo community to bring their families to experience a number of FREE cold winter weather activities on Saturday, February 27. From 11:00am 1:00pm there will be dog sled rides, a snowman building contest, kayak sledding, snowshoeing, ice bowling & a fat, tire biking demo, along with a sledding opportunity but bring your own sled.

Dress for the weather before you visit Milham Park Golf Club located at 4200 Lovers Lane in Kalamazoo on Saturday, February 27.

Call: (269)329-4522 or visit www.discoverkalamazoo.com/events for more information.

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Traditional Bowhunters Expo & Stick and String 3D Shootout this Weekend

Traditional Bowhunters Expo & Stick and String 3D Shootout this Weekend

Bowhunter enthusiast are invited out to Kalamazoo County Expo Center located at 2900 Lake Street this weekend to check out the nation’s top Traditional Bowyers, Dealers & Traditional Craftsmen.

The entire Expo Center gives guests the opportunity to check out new bows and traditional archery supplies. New this year is the 1st annual Stick & String 3D Shootout with cash prizes. Pre-registration is required for the tournament. Register at potawatomibowmen@yahoo.com or visit: www.facebook.com/potawatomi.bowmen.

Visit the Expo Center on Friday, January 29 from 4pm-8pm, Saturday, January 30 from 9am-5pm or Sunday, January 31 from 9am – 12pm. 

Admission is $10.00 for all weekend, kids under 12 are free.

Indoor Flea & Farmers Market, Reptile & Exotic Expo & Family Wellness Expo on Saturday

Indoor Flea & Farmers Market, Reptile & Exotic Expo & Family Wellness Expo on Saturday

To change up your hum-drum winter days, the community is invited to experience all these events in one location.

Bring the family to this special weekend at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center located at 2900 Lake Street in Kalamazoo. There will be a Flea & Farmers Market in the Main Expo Center, offering 75 booths of used & hand crafted items, along with fresh & local foods plus so much more from 8:00am-2:00pm. The Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo in the North Expo Center offers the chance to buy, sell or trade reptiles, small mammals & other exotic pets from10:00am-3:00pm. And the free Southwest Michigan Family Wellness Expo features vendors with everything your family needs to help improve your physical & mental health from10:00am-3:00pm.  

Visit www.kalamazooexpocenter.com.