Kalamaoo County

Kalamazoo County Expo Center

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Date Event TimeLocation
05/04 - 05/06 Just Between Friends Children's Consignment Sale
North America's largest children's and maternity consignment sales event. Admission: $3 on Thursday only with free passes available. For more information contact Melissa Cook at 616-528-8284 or melissacook@jbfsale.com kalamazoo.jbfsale.com
Thursday 4:00pm-8:00pm Friday 9:00am-8:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm Main Expo
05/05 - 05/19 Comstock Lions Club Bingo
Play on the following Friday nights in May: 5th, 12th, and 19th. Bingo will NOT be held on May 26th. Lic #A00192 with all proceeds going toward community projects.
Fridays 6:30pm Room A
05/05 - 05/07 Kalamazoo Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show
Explore and discover the world of rocks, minerals, meteorites and fossils; pan for gold, learn about silver smithing, lapidary, faceting and dinosaurs; play a game, polish a Petoskey stone, crack open a geode; all this and more can be done at the show.
2017 Theme: Gemstones A-Z. Gemstones encompass the most varied of geological treasures, from the iconic strikingly cut and polished, to rocks of common geological origin. Breakaway from the stereotypes and discover just what types of "gemstones" tickle your fancy!
Admission: Adults $4, Children under 12 are free, Scouts are free when in uniform. For more information contact Jerry VanNocker at 269-979-3348 or email show@kalamazoorockclub.org kalamazoorockclub.org/annual-show
Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm Expo South
05/11 12th Annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Carnival
This event celebrates children's mental health and helps to reduce the stigma of receiving mental health services for youth and families in a free, fun, and interactive atmosphere. It provides education regarding children's mental health issues, the services available for youth and families in our community, and how best to access those services. Admission is Free for everyone. For more information call Michelle Houtrow at 269-553-7122 or email mhoutrow@kazoocmh.org
Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm Main Expo
05/11 - 05/13 Scholastic Book Fairs Warehouse Sale
Large book sale offering deep discounts. Admission is free. For more information call 800-843-0112 or visit www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/warehouse
Thursday 11:00am-7:00pm Friday 9:00am-7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm Expo North
05/13 Touch-A-Truck
This is a family friendly event where kids of all ages can touch and learn about unique vehicles such as fire trucks and police cars, large construction equipment, race cars and other vehicles from those who build, serve, and protect our community. With over 50 unique vehicles there will be something here for everyone! Families can enjoy Kids in the Kitchen activities, making smoothies with the Fresh Food Fairy, burning some energy while jumping in bounce houses, and receive a 30 day food and activity journal. They can color in an Activity Book sponsored by Trestlewood Pediatrics, and even get a free dental check-up from the Colgate Bright Smiles mobile dental van.
Admission: $10 per Family or Adults $4, Children $2 (2 and under free.) Hours: Siren Free Zone 10am-12pm, General Admission 12pm-2pm. For more information call Maggie Hesketh at 269-815-0034 or email fundraising@jlkalamazoo.org www.jlkalamazoo.org/Touch-A-Truck
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm East Lawn
05/13 Kalamazoo Mom to Mom Sale
Kalamazoo's largest mom to mom sale with over 220 booths! Sign up to sell or shop and save! Strollers welcome. Admission: Adults $2, kids are free. For more information contact Lorie Money at 269-903-5820 or email moneys7714@sbcglobal.net loriesevents.vpweb.com/
Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm Main Expo & Expo South
05/13 Ghuncha Fashion Walk 2017
A multi-cultural show and musical evening. An Exhibition from 4pm-7pm is free to attend. Fashion Show & musical evening beginning at 7:30pm is $10 for adults, free for children 10 and under. For more information call Parkha at 630-776-5218 or Gulrez at 730-716-7807. parkhagulrez@gmail.com
Saturday 7:30pm-10:30pm Room A
05/17 Taste of the World
Come and enjoy international cuisine provided by twenty-two outstanding Kalamazoo restaurants... plus live music... and support Colleagues International's signature annual event. Colleagues International is a Kalamazoo-based non-profit dedicated to advancing global understanding and cooperation through citizen diplomacy. Ticket: Adults $35 in advance, $45 at the door, children 12 and under $15. For more information contact Jerry Portratz at 269-569-3259 or email info@cikzoo.org www.cikzoo.org
Wednesday 6:00pm-8:00pm Expo South
05/20 Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo
Buy, sell or trade a variety of reptiles, amphibians, small mammals and other exotic pets, supplies & food. Admission: Adults $5, Children $2, Children under 6 free, Family Max - $20. For more information contact Tony at 269-779-9851 or tonygcollison@gmail.com. Visit www.kalamazooreptileexpo.com.
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm Room A
05/20 65th Kalamazoo 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. Regular Show Admission on Saturday: $7. "Early Bird" Admission Friday from 4-8pm: $30. For more information contact Jim Welytok at 262-366-1314 or email unievents1@aol.com Visit the website.
Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm Main Expo & Expo North
05/25 - 05/29 West Michigan Apple Blossom Cluster Dog Show
AKC Dog shows featuring All Breed shows, Obedience Trials and Rally Trials. Coursing Ability tests each day (mixed breeds welcome, sign up the same day.) Dock Diving each day (practice available for a fee, mixed breeds welcome, sign up same day.) All breed puppy match on Friday night (come practice!)
Admission is $5 per vehicle per day. For more information call Kevin Nieboer at 616-706-2314 or email info@midogshows.com or visit www.midogshows.com
Thursday & Friday 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday 8:00am-5:00pm Entire Facility

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