10 Excellent Things To Do In Kalamazoo This Week- August 15-21

 

Summer may be winding down, but things are still heating up in Kalamazoo! We’ve compiled a list of 10 things for you to do this week in the Greater Kalamazoo area. From musicals to food trucks to raft races, you’re sure to find something to keep you busy from now until Sunday!

 

 

 

THE BARN THEATRE PRESENTS… SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN!

One of the greatest movie musicals of all time has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. All of the unforgettable scenes, songs, and dances come thrillingly to life, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

Aug 16 – 28, 2016

8:00 pm

The Barn Theatre
13351 W. M-96
Augusta , MI 49012
Cost: $37
Contact & More Info
http://www.barntheatreschool.org
Contact: Penelope Ragotzy
Email: pragotzy@barntheatreschool.org
Phone: 269-731-4121

 

FARMYARD WEDNESDAYS: FRIENDS IN THE GARDEN

Kick off this summer’s Farmyard Wednesdays and make some garden friends!

Jun 1 – Aug 31, 2016

9:30 am – 11:00 am

Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 North Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo , MI 49009
Cost: Regular admission + $2 per child
Contact & More Info
http://naturecenter.org
Phone: 269-381-1574

 

100 MILE MARKET

All things sold at 100 Mile Market are grown or produced within a one hundred mile radius of Kalamazoo!

May 4 – Oct 12, 2016

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

People’s Food Co-op
507 Harrison St.
Kalamazoo , MI 49007
Contact & More Info
http://pfcmarkets.com
Phone: 269-359-6727

 

TAP TAKEOVER ON THE MALL

Tap Takeover on the Kalamazoo Mall is designed as a FREE business networking event that celebrates outdoor live music, business deals, and Kalamazoo craft beer. Each of the five events will feature a different Kalamazoo area brewery and the event will be filled with great music, craft beer industry learning, business networking, and of course socialization. The event is also designed to end early enough to take advantage of the amazing restaurants located conveniently in downtown Kalamazoo. It is an event that continues the tradition of live outdoor music, after business networking and celebration of the craft beer industry.

Aug 17, 2016

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kalamazoo Mall
200 N. Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo , MI 49007
Cost: Free to attend
Contact & More Info
http://www.experientiallearningcenter.org
Contact: Deborah Droppers
Email: events@eventkalamazoo.com
Phone: 269-388-2830

 

NATIONAL TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION & SPORTS SHOW

More than 200 vendors of trapping related supplies, sporting goods, and related outdoor products will be displayed and sold in the various fair buildings from 8 am to 6 pm Thursday through Saturday. Tailgate/flea market vendors will also be featured in the outdoor areas surrounding the buildings from 8 am to late evening, Thursday through Saturday.This family oriented event also provides hourly demonstrations on trapping, predator calling, various educational seminars, kids workshop, and craft classes. In addition, to kickoff the event, an auction from 7 pm until late Friday night, August 19th will take place. To continue the fun, guests are invited to enjoy an exciting night of dancing to the live music of The Bronk Brothers, on Saturday, August 20th from 9 pm until midnight. All activities are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend. A multi-day pass is available for purchase at the gate for $10.00 per person, with all children under the age of 12 admitted free

Aug 18 – 20, 2016

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Kalmazoo County Expo Center
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo , MI 49048
Cost: $10 weekend (12 & under free)
Contact & More Info
http://www.kalcounty.com/parks
Contact: Tamara K. Masterson
Email: masterson@nationaltrappers.com
Phone: 248-568-5804

 

LUNCHTIME LIVE!

It’s summertime so Lunchtime Live! is back with even more dates to free you of the office.  Bronson Park will be host to live music, local food trucks, pop-up retail vendors and other summertime activities!  There will be something for everyone!

Jun 17 – Sep 30, 2016

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Bronson Park
200 S. Rose
Kalamazoo , MI
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
Contact: Ashton Anthony
Email: anthonya@kalamazoocity.org
Phone: 269-337-8191

 

WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO BREWERIES

West Michigan Beer Tours is proud to be partnering with Discover Kalamazoo and the rest of our sponsors on the 2016 Kalamazoo Craft Beer Walking Tour Series. 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.

Aug 20, 2016

12:00 am – 4:30 pm

Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill
100 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo , MI 49007
Cost: $25
Phone: 269-350-4598

 

 

 

ECO RAFT RACE

String together some eco-friendly materials, preferably that float and are just lying around the house, to resemble something like a boat and get ready for the wildest Kalamazoo River ride you’ve ever experienced! To succeed in the Eco Raft Race you won’t need a team of engineers; just a crew of friends ready to have a great time while promoting recycling and being green! The launch will be at Mayors’ Riverfront Park and we will float to Arcadia Ales. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest, most creative, and best crew; you won’t want to miss out on this!

Aug 20, 2016

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mayors’ Riverfront Park
251 Mills St.
Kalamazoo , MI 49048
Cost: $25 per vessell
Contact & More Info
http://www.KzooParks.org
Contact: Ashton Anthony
Email: anthonya@kalamazoocity.org
Phone: 269-337-8295

 

SOUL FILLED SUNDAYS: THE BRASS RAIL

The Brass Rail is a local brass quintet that plays everything from Renaissance to Baroque through Herb Alpert and the Beatles.

Aug 21, 2016

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Arcadia Brewing Company Kalamazoo
701 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo , MI 49007
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
Contact: Karmene Hassell
Phone: 269-276-0440

 

OSHTEMO FAMILY FUN DAY

Community family fun, balloon rides, fire truck bucket rides, banana car, petting zoo, climbing wall.

Aug 20, 2016

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Flesher Field
9th Street Oshtemo
Oshtemo , MI 49009
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
Contact: Kitty
Phone: 269-375-6215

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