Downtown Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of The Entertainment District
West Main Hill, Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Brian Wolfe
Asylum Lake Preserve, Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Brian Wolfe
Downtown Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Bill Dolak
Downtown Kalamazoo Photo courtesy of Oliver Krings

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.

  • Kalamazoo Beer Week 2016 Home page headline image

    Kalamazoo Beer Week, known fondly as KBW, is all about building a relationship with craft beer.

    This weeklong series of events support the craft beer experience through special tastings, dinners, and interactive events. Patrons will meet the brewers themselves, learn about what it takes to develop these kinds of intricate, highly desired products, and have a ton of fun along the way. More >

  • Give a Craft™ Beer Trail Home page headline image

    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.
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  • 20 Bang For Your Buck Bites Home page headline image

    We created a list of the top rated restaurants, diners, breweries and cafes on Yelp! that fall under the single dollar sign (inexpensive) category.

    Are you ready to channel your inner foodie? More >

  • Find Your Biking Nirvana Home page headline image

    From challenging single tracks, to easy family rides. Whether you're in training, or training to finish the beer/bike trail. You'll find two-wheeled bliss here. More >