Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Events 2011


Spring in Kalamazoo is a great time to look for wildflowers, ride a bike, fly a kite, birdwatch, or just enjoy the warming weather. Here are some Spring events near Kalamazoo:
March 1–April 30 Meijer Gardens: Butterflies are Blooming Grand Rapids

March 5, 2011 Quietwater Symposium. Lansing

March 25-26 2011 Michigan Bike Summit. Lansing.

April 15-16 6th Annual Lakeshore Earth Day Celebration Grand Haven

April 16 Earth Day free admission to the Kalamazoo Nature Center Kalamazoo

April 16 Annual Midwest Crane Count

April 16-24 National Parks Week

April 29-30 Thornapple Woodpecker Festival Middleville

April 29- May 1 Michigan Nature Association's Spring Adventure Dowagiac

May 7 TrailBlazer 2011 (pdf) South Haven, Kalamazoo, Bloomingdale

May 7-14, 2011 Tulip Time Festival Holland

May 8 First Kalamazoo Marathon Kalamazoo

May 12-15, 2011 Tawas Point Birding Festival

May 14 Lee's Kayak Demo Day at Ramona Park, noon-4 pm, Portage

May 20-22 Great Lakes Kite Festival 2011 Grand Haven


May 28 Lee's Kayak Demo Day at Ramona Park, noon-4 pm, Portage


See also:
Maple Sugar Festivals

Event listings from Discover Kalamazoo

Gazelle Sports' calendar of West Michigan Races & Running Workshops

Outdoor Athlete has lists for Michigan running, biking and triathlon events.

Pure Michigan's May Events & March and April Events

Spring events at Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery


Spring weekend getaways

2 comments:

GreenDigitalist said...

Thanks for the great job you've done! While searching for Kzoo Earth Day, here's a couple of other events (the first is today): 4square day
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/14/foursquare-day-2011-april-16_n_849282.html


Cause and Effect of Pollutants on Our Lakes
Wed., April 20 @ 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: 1728 Wood Hall
Presented by: Dr. Koretsky, WMU Geosciences and Environmental Studies Professor

Many Michigan lakes are adversely affected by the input of excess nutrients and road salts. Come and learn about the impacts of these pollutants to our local freshwater ecosystems and have a discussion of possible solutions.
http://www.wmich.edu/sustainability/local_events.html


Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Offers Free Admission on Earth Day
Apr 22, 2011
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
Website: www.kbs.msu.edu/birdsanctuary
Contact: Sarah
Email: birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu
Phone: 269-671-2510
Celebrate Earth Day by visiting the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary for free on Friday, April 22, 2011. Spend time outside and see birds along the shores of Wintergreen Lake and flying high overhead.

April is a busy time for birds and a great time to visit the Sanctuary. The geese, swans and herons are building nests and incubating eggs. By late April, some eggs begin to hatch.

Visitors can walk the path along Wintergreen Lake to get up close views of nesting. The path is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Feed the birds with corn available in the Sanctuary’s Resource Center.

Cost: FREE
http://www.discoverkalamazoo.com/events/


and Portage Green-a-thon April 23, 12-4, Celery Flats
Live music, games, giveaways and numerous representatives from over twenty local organizations and businesses will be on hand
http://www.portagemi.gov/News-and-Events/Article.aspx?id=24

booths
http://www.portagemi.gov/Departments/City-Clerk/Greenathon.aspx

Chuck Stull said...

Thanks! Those look like some interesting events.