So Hard To Leave.
Kalamazoo offers so much more than a memorable name. We effortlessly blend energy and innovation with friendliness and a humble attitude. Located in Southwest Michigan, about two hours from Chicago, Kalamazoo features a vibrant and progressive downtown that sets the stage for quality dining, eclectic shops and galleries, and live entertainment. Plus, you’re never far from lakes and outdoor recreation, festivals, and world-class attractions.
Experience the place with a big city mindset and a small town heart. Once you make the trip, you’ll be back for more. We promise.
Gilmore International Keyboard Festival Returns!
April 26 – May 14, 2016
The Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival is internationally recognized as America’s most prestigious piano music festival. The Gilmore’s nearly 100 Festival events showcase some of the most notable and accomplished pianists and keyboard musicians in the world along with artists just emerging on the international stage. More >
Give a Craft™ Beer Trail
What is the Give A Craft Beer Trail?
Give a Craft™ beer trail is a fun way to experience Kalamazoo’s beer scene. Pick up a passport at participating breweries or at Discover Kalamazoo and begin your adventure!
Visit each of the participating breweries and collect a unique stamp. Once your Give A Craft™ passport is completed and stamped from each of the participating breweries, return it to Discover Kalamazoo to receive free Give A Craft™ swag.
This USATF certified course provides a scenic and diverse tour of Kalamazoo, including parks, trails, the downtown mall, neighborhoods and Western Michigan University. You will find course excitement all along the way – the Kalamazoo community comes out in force to provide runner support.
The Kalamazoo Marathon is a Boston qualifying race. More >
Brewery Walking + Bicycle Tours
Dubbed one of the Top 10 walking tours in the country by Paste Magazine in 2015, this casual afternoon will introduce you to some of the colorful personalities and flavors behind Kalamazoo’s beer culture.
Learn about the craft beer in Kalamazoo, enjoy sampling some of the best beers in the world, and find out about the fascinating history of Kalamazoo!