Battle Creek, MI

Battle Creek is best known as the birthplace of cornflakes cereal which was invented by Will Keith Kellogg in 1906. This U.S. city is located in Southcentral Michigan and is home to over 51,000 residents and three major cereal companies including Kellogg Company. At one point, Battle Creek had over 100 different cereal companies. On a good day, visitors may be able to smell the scent of cereal in the air. Battle Creek was home to a basic training site for American soldiers during World War I. Battle Creek got its name from a skirmish between government land surveyors and Native Americans. Popular attractions in Battle Creek include Binder Park Zoo, Fort Custer Recreation Area, Leila Arboretum, Goguac Lake, and the Kingsman Museum. Visitors can visit W.K. house sites in Kellogg Park by appointment only. Battle Creek has fun special events, such as the World’s Longest Breakfast Table, the Taste of Battle Creek, and the International Festival of Lights.

Thursday, July 19th 2018

11:00am
Super Summer Science Jam

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Learn amazing facts about science when representatives from the Kingman Museum and the Leila Arboretum will present hands-on science activities. This family-friendly…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room

Friday, July 20th 2018

11:00am
Read with Me

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Each week, we will share a new novel selected just for Willard families. Listen to the first few chapters of a…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch

Saturday, July 21st 2018

12:00pm
Creek Con

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: Adult Willard Library invites fans of all ages to a pop-culture celebration. Whether your favorite is Star Wars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones,…

Willard Library
5775 Beckley Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015
5:00pm
Battle Creek Caribbean Festival

LIMITED $5.00 TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 15! Battle Creek Caribbean Festival July 21, 2018 Come celebrate the vibrant culture of the Caribbean in downtown Battle Creek, MI. A day and evening of…

Ambassador David's Production LLC
25 North McCamly, Battle Creek, MI 49017

Monday, July 23rd 2018

11:00am
Shark Week: Rockin' Mondays

Primary Event Type: School Age Program Primary Age Group: School Age Celebrate Shark Week with a fascinating look at these creatures of the deep with crafts and activities.

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room
1:00pm
Michigan Works! Southwest Strategies 4 Success

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Michigan Works! Southwest offers its Strategies 4 Success program for job seekers at Willard Library. A representative will provide one-on-one assistance with resumes,…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch

Tuesday, July 24th 2018

1:00pm
Shark Week: Super Tuesdays--Sing and Dance With Kevin Kammeraad and Friends

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Kevin Kammeraad and his friends will inspire kids to get their creativity flowing with poetry, puppetry, music, and movement. Get ready…

Willard Library
77 Capital Avenue Northeast, Battle Creek, MI 49017
6:30pm
Shark Week: Super Tuesdays--Sing and Dance With Kevin Kammeraad and Friends

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Kevin Kammeraad and his friends will inspire kids to get their creativity flowing with poetry, puppetry, music, and movement. Get ready to…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch

Wednesday, July 25th 2018

2:00pm
Shark Week: Books Rock My World Family Story Time

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age The whole family will enjoy this musical story time. Participants will hear stories, sing songs, and make crafts.

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch

Thursday, July 26th 2018

11:00am
Shark Week: Super Summer Science Jam

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Learn amazing facts about science when representatives from the Kingman Museum and the Leila Arboretum will present hands-on science activities. This family-friendly…

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room
7:00pm
Red Sea Pedestrians Concert

Primary Event Type: Adult Program Primary Age Group: Adult Keep the beat of the Willard Rocks summer theme going by attending a Red Sea Pedestrians concert. The band, which is based in…

Willard Library
10 State Street West, Battle Creek, MI 49017

Friday, July 27th 2018

11:00am
Shark Week: Read with Me

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Each week, we will share a new novel selected just for Willard families. Listen to the first few chapters of a…

Willard Library
36 Minges Creek Place, Battle Creek, MI 49015, Helen Warner Branch

Monday, July 30th 2018

11:00am
Rockin' Mondays: Musical Games

Primary Event Type: School Age Program Primary Age Group: School Age This fun, high-energy program will feature musical games such as the limbo, chicken dance, and musical carpet squares.�

Willard Library
7 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI 49017, Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 31st 2018

1:00pm
Super Tuesdays: Bichini Bia Congo

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Take a trip to the Congo with Bichini Bia Congo, an energetic, joyful, and expressive dance theater company whose performances offer…

Willard Library
77 Capital Avenue Northeast, Battle Creek, MI 49017
6:30pm
Super Tuesdays: Bichini Bia Congo

Primary Event Type: Family Program Primary Age Group: School Age Take a trip to the Congo with Bichini Bia Congo, an energetic, joyful, and expressive dance theater company whose performances offer…

Willard Library
77 Capital Avenue Northeast, Battle Creek, MI 49017

Saturday, August 4th 2018

9:00am
Reptile Weekend (Binder Park Zoo)

Gather up your little naturalist and slither out to Binder Park Zoo to help welcome back the snakes, snapping turtles and toads for Binder Park Zoo's annual Reptile Weekend event…

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49014

Thursday, August 9th 2018

5:00pm
Tour de Zoo (Binder Park Zoo)

Thursday, August 9th, 2018 Ride your bike through the Zoo and enjoy two “hydration stations” with samplings of New Belgium Brewing’s Slow Ride. Then join us for carousing and merriment in…

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49014

Friday, August 31st 2018

5:00pm
Sunset on Savanna (Binder Park Zoo)

The ultimate night out begins with exclusive use of the zoo for you and your sweetheart for two hours. Stroll the grounds at your own pace before making your way…

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49014

Saturday, October 13th 2018

6:00pm
Bonteboktoberfest (Beer Fest)

Binder Park Zoo Bonteboktoberfest- Saturday, October 13th, 2018 Set inside the zoo after hours, this popular beer tasting festival uniquely showcases over forty of Michigan’s finest craft microbreweries (ciders, meads and wines,…

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49014

Thursday, October 18th 2018

5:00am
ZooBoo (Binder Park Zoo)

ZooBoo 2017 kicks off with the annual Pumpkin Carve on Tuesday, October 16, from 4-7 pm under the Pine picnic pavilion.  Free to the public, pumpkins, carving tools and refreshments…

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49014