Calendar of Events for the Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground
CALL 269.383.8778
05/02 - 05/02 Kalamazoo Wraps 8th Annual Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Carnival
Annual event to celebrate and educate the public regarding children's mental health, thereby eliminating stigma. Admission is free. For more information call 269-553-7120 or email mhoutrow@kazoocmh.org www.kalamazoowraps.com
Thursday - 4:00pm-7:00pm Main Expo
05/03 - 05/05 Gem, Mineral, Rock & Jewelry Show
Presented by the Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society. Fun for individuals and the whole family, novices to experts. Activities include: lapidary craft demonstrators, geological displays, games for kids, gold mine, geode cracking, mineral & fossil dealers, and hourly door prizes. Admission: $3, Children under 12 are Free. All Scouts and leaders are Free. For more information contact Bill Mitchell at 269-873-5549, mitchellvickybill@sbcglobal.net. www.kalamazoorockclub.org
Friday 4:00-8:00pm - Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm Expo North
05/03 - 05/31 Comstock Lions Club Bingo
Play on the following Friday nights in May: 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 31st. Lic #A00192 with all proceeds going toward community projects.
Fridays - 6:30pm Room A
05/08 - 05/08 Project Connect
Project Connect is an event that brings over 50 service organizations together to assist community members gain access to services needed for self-sufficiency; providing assistance with the highest levels of respect, dignity and honor to all who attend. For more information contact Pam Burpee at 269-615-2001 or priresources@haltpoverty.org projectconnectkalamazoo.blogspot.com/
Wednesday - 12:00pm-4:00pm Main Expo
05/10 - 05/12 K-9 Fanciers Dog Show
UKC multi-breed dog show. Admission is free. For more information contact Phil Tanner at 989-860-9845, ptanner@kibbe.com or Sue Phillips at 419-348-3814, buckeyeapbts@gmail.com
Friday 3:00pm-11:00pm - Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm Expo South
05/11 - 05/11 Touch-A-Truck
Fun opportunity for kids of all ages to see and touch a large variety of unique vehicles and learn about them from those that build, protect and serve our community. Admission: $10 Family, $4 Adults, $2 Children. Siren Free Zone from 10am-12pm, General Admission from 12pm-3pm. For more information contact Christy Peterson at 269-342-5562 or email jlkfundraising@gmail.com www.kalamazootrucks.com
Saturday - 12:00pm-3:00pm East Lawn
05/11 - 05/11 WKFR 103.3 Mom-to-Mom Sale
Southwest Michigan's largest garage sale where moms sell clothes, toys, books, maternity wear and other baby items to other moms! Admission: Adults $3 ($1 goes to charity), Children 5 and under are free. For more information or to rent a spot contact Michelle Kramm at 269-344-0111 or email michelle.kramm@cumulus.com www.wkfr.com
Saturday - 9:00am-1:00pm Main Expo, Expo North & Room A
05/18 - 05/18 Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Buy sell or trade a variety of reptiles, amphibians, small mammals and other exotic pets. Admission: Adults $4, Children $2, Children under 6 free, Family Max - $15. For more information contact Tony or Kari at 269-779-9851 or info@kalamazooreptileshow.com. www.kalamazooreptileshow.com
Saturday - 10:00am-3:00pm Room A
05/18 - 05/18 57th Circus Maximus Antique Toy Show
Sale of antique, vintage and collectible toys such as pedal cars, toy tractors, wind-up & battery operated toys, Disney, sci-fi toys, Tonka trucks, Japanese pressed tin robots & cars, Hot Wheels, action figures & dolls, movie & TV memorabilia, & much more. Saturday Admission: $6, free after 1pm. "Early Bird Sales" on Friday from 4-8pm, admission: $30. For more information contact Jim Welytok at 262-246-7171 or email unievents1@aol.com www.circusmaximustoyshow.com
Saturday - 9:00am-2:00pm Main Expo & Expo South
05/20 - 05/21 Scholastic Book Fairs Customer Appreciation Event
Large book sale offering deep discounts. Admission is free. For more information call 800-543-0112 or visit www.scholastic.com
Monday 11am-7:00pm - Tuesday 9:00am-7:00pm Expo North
05/23 - 05/27 West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster Dog Show
AKC Dog shows featuring All Breed shows, Obedience Trials and Rally Trials. All breed puppy match on Friday night (come practice!) and Canine Good Citizen testing on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. Location will be posted in Main Expo. In order to qualify, dogs should have some obedience training, be socialized and able to interact calmly with other dogs and people. The certification (if qualified) is issued by the American Kennel Club. Admission: $5 per vehicle, or $20 for a 5-day vehicle pass. For more information visit www.midogshows.com
Thursday & Friday 9:00am-5:00pm - Saturday, Sunday & Monday 8:00am-5:00pm Entire Facility