+ Share

Small Town Appeal.

Welcome to the place where you’ll find friendly faces, world-class attractions, Broadway-quality shows, nationally recognized colleges, and yes, there’s even more.

Our lively downtown offers the allure of fabulous dining, unique shops and galleries, live performances, and a thriving night scene. Plus, you’re never far from lakes, outdoor recreation, festivals and street fairs. From dancing to your new favorite band to hitting the ski slopes to rooting for one of our local sports teams, there’s always something to entertain you.

With so many great Kalamazoo Events happening, it’s a good idea to book your calendar now.

 

Find An Event


Jul
25 Mon

American Society of Aviation Artists International Juried Exhibition

A collection of 53 works in oil, watercolor, gouache and mixed media by 36 different artists from around the world, representing the finest in aerospace art. The American Society of Aviation Artists was formed in 1986 to bring together, in one profes

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

Monty Python's Spamalot

7:30 pm
Our eighth season concludes, with what might very well be the funniest show in musical theatre history! Join King Arthur and his bumbling Knights of the Round Table as they hilariously search for the Holy Grail in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Lovin

The Barn Theatre presents... Disney's The Little Mermaid!

8:00 pm
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for all ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the huma
Jul
26 Tue

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

7:00 am
The purpose of the Kalamazoo Farmers Market is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships & supporting community and local economies through a thriving market culture. We accept many forms of currency, including Food

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

Kalamazoo Growlers Bell's Tuesday Brewsday

7:00 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers vs. Kenosha Kingfish. Bell's Tuesday Brewsday. Half off all Bell's beer.

Monty Python's Spamalot

7:30 pm
Our eighth season concludes, with what might very well be the funniest show in musical theatre history! Join King Arthur and his bumbling Knights of the Round Table as they hilariously search for the Holy Grail in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Lovin

The Barn Theatre presents... Disney's The Little Mermaid!

8:00 pm
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for all ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the huma
Jul
27 Wed

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Farmyard Wednesdays: Friends in the Garden

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Kick off this summer’s Farmyard Wednesdays and make some garden friends! Meet: DeLano Homestead, 555 West E Avenue.

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

100 Mile Market

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The purpose of the Kalamazoo Farmers Market is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships & supporting community and local economies through a thriving market culture. We accept many forms of currency, including Food

Tap Takeover on the Mall

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 wil

Live Music - Potter\'s Lounge

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kit LeBlanc & Paul Freeburn - Potter\'s Lounge

Kalamazoo Growlers Good ole baseball

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers vs. Kenosha Kingfish. Good ole baseball.

Wild Wednesdays at the Bird Sanctuary: Water Wonders!

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Water, water everywhere! What is water? Why is it important? Children 3-7 discover animals large and small that depend on water to live! Audience: Families with children under 7 Registration: No registration needed

Monty Python's Spamalot

7:30 pm
Our eighth season concludes, with what might very well be the funniest show in musical theatre history! Join King Arthur and his bumbling Knights of the Round Table as they hilariously search for the Holy Grail in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Lovin

The Barn Theatre presents... Disney's The Little Mermaid!

8:00 pm
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for all ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the huma
Jul
28 Thu

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

7:00 am
The purpose of the Kalamazoo Farmers Market is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships & supporting community and local economies through a thriving market culture. We accept many forms of currency, including Food

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

Gazelle Sports Historic Walks

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A walk around the village of Vicksburg looking at its history and architecture.

Kalamazoo Growlers B2B Networking Night

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers vs. Wisconsin Woodchucks. B2B Networking Night presented by Lighthouse Group. Miller Lite's Thirsty Thursday: $2 Miller Lite Beer Specials.

Monty Python's Spamalot

7:30 pm
Our eighth season concludes, with what might very well be the funniest show in musical theatre history! Join King Arthur and his bumbling Knights of the Round Table as they hilariously search for the Holy Grail in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Lovin

The Barn Theatre presents... Disney's The Little Mermaid!

8:00 pm
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for all ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the huma
Jul
29 Fri

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

Lunchtime Live!

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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 some

Waldo Found Kalamazoo

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come Celebrate having FOUND WALDO all month long at many of your favorite locally owned businesses with a special in-store search party, prizes and snacks.

Corks for Conservation - Wine Tasting

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come to Binder Park Zoo’s Corks for Conservation wine tasting event and sample some of the featured Michigan wines and some microbrews too!  Enjoy the Zoo after-hours with live music, delicious chef prepared bites, a silent auction, l

Kalamazoo Growlers Row the Boat Night

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers vs. Wisconsin Woodchucks. Row the Boat Night presented by PNC Bank. Appearance by WMU Head Football Coach PJ Fleck. Row the Boat Bobblehead Giveaway. Post-game fireworks and Tishhouse Electric’s Wham City Lights show.

Monty Python's Spamalot

7:30 pm
Our eighth season concludes, with what might very well be the funniest show in musical theatre history! Join King Arthur and his bumbling Knights of the Round Table as they hilariously search for the Holy Grail in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Lovin

The Barn Theatre presents... Disney's The Little Mermaid!

8:00 pm
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for all ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the huma

Live Music - Potter\'s Lounge

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kathy Ford - Potter\'s Lounge
Jul
30 Sat

Walking Tour of downtown Kalamazoo breweries

12:00 am - 4:30 pm
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

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

7:00 am
The purpose of the Kalamazoo Farmers Market is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships & supporting community and local economies through a thriving market culture. We accept many forms of currency, including Food

Fitness in the Parks

9:00 am - 10:00 am
In partnership with Kalamazoo Athletic Club, Fitness in the Parks is a free exercise program that will bring a variety of fitness activities to Kalamazoo’s Upjohn Park. Getting started is easy, simply show up to the park on Saturday mornings, a

MOPAR Show & Swap Meet

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The 28th annual MOPARS at the Red Barns Show and Swap Meet will be sure to please as West Michigan’s largest all-Chrysler products car show, featuring over 350 muscle cars, plus antiques and special interest vehicles! For those on the show fiel

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Saturday Chore

10:00 am
Do you want to learn what it takes to take care of farm animals? Help our staff perform their Saturday morning chores. Don’t be late, the animals don’t like to wait! Meet: DeLano Homestead, 555 West E Avenue.

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

Monty Python's Spamalot

7:30 pm
Our eighth season concludes, with what might very well be the funniest show in musical theatre history! Join King Arthur and his bumbling Knights of the Round Table as they hilariously search for the Holy Grail in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Lovin

The Barn Theatre presents... Disney's The Little Mermaid!

8:00 pm
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for all ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the huma
Jul
31 Sun

Walking Tour of downtown Kalamazoo breweries

12:00 am - 4:30 pm
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

Portage Market

12:00 am - 4:00 pm
The purpose of the Portage Market is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships & supporting community and local economies through a thriving market culture. We accept many forms of currency, including Food Assistance

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

Monty Python's Spamalot

7:30 pm
Our eighth season concludes, with what might very well be the funniest show in musical theatre history! Join King Arthur and his bumbling Knights of the Round Table as they hilariously search for the Holy Grail in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Lovin

The Barn Theatre presents... Disney's The Little Mermaid!

8:00 pm
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for all ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the huma
Aug
1 Mon

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Kalamazoo Growlers Camp Day at the Ballpark

11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers vs. Battle Creek Bombers. Camp Day at the Ballpark. OnStaff Group Rivalry Game vs Battle Creek Bombers.

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn
Aug
2 Tue

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

7:00 am
The purpose of the Kalamazoo Farmers Market is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships & supporting community and local economies through a thriving market culture. We accept many forms of currency, including Food

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

Dairy Open House: Cheese

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sample and purchase the 2015 award-winning Gouda as well as Asiago and Sharp Cheddar and chat with staff about cheese-making!

The Barn Theatre presents... The Rocky Horror Show!

8:00 pm
Let’s do the Time Warp again! The Rocky Horror Show is back with delicious, gender-bending abandon! One of the most popular shows we’ve ever produced, this all-new production promises a wickedly wayward evening that demands you check your
Aug
3 Wed

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Farmyard Wednesdays: Friends in the Garden

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Kick off this summer’s Farmyard Wednesdays and make some garden friends! Meet: DeLano Homestead, 555 West E Avenue.

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

100 Mile Market

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The purpose of the Kalamazoo Farmers Market is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships & supporting community and local economies through a thriving market culture. We accept many forms of currency, including Food

The Barn Theatre presents... The Rocky Horror Show!

8:00 pm
Let’s do the Time Warp again! The Rocky Horror Show is back with delicious, gender-bending abandon! One of the most popular shows we’ve ever produced, this all-new production promises a wickedly wayward evening that demands you check your
Aug
4 Thu

Downtown Summer Hop

Formerly known as Sidewalk Sales - All of the great sales now with even more to see and do! #OnlyDowntownKzoo

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

7:00 am
The purpose of the Kalamazoo Farmers Market is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships & supporting community and local economies through a thriving market culture. We accept many forms of currency, including Food

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Ribfest

11:00 am
The festival features three solid days of food, entertainment and fun! Gates open at 11:00 AM daily. Ribfest is one of the oldest festivals in Downtown Kalamazoo, and it attracts over 10,000 people each summer.

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

The Barn Theatre presents... The Rocky Horror Show!

8:00 pm
Let’s do the Time Warp again! The Rocky Horror Show is back with delicious, gender-bending abandon! One of the most popular shows we’ve ever produced, this all-new production promises a wickedly wayward evening that demands you check your

Cool Concerts on Thursday Nights: Thom Britton and Keith Geiman, Trumpet and Organ/Piano

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Works featuring trumpet, cornet, organ and piano.
Aug
5 Fri

USTA Boys' 18 & 16 National Tennis Championships

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys' 18 & 16 National Championships draws the top 400 tennis players to Kalamazoo each August for a 10-day event with champions crowned in singles and doubles competitions.

Downtown Summer Hop

Formerly known as Sidewalk Sales - All of the great sales now with even more to see and do! #OnlyDowntownKzoo

Gazelle Sports Historic Walks

8:00 am - 9:30 am
A walk around Bronson Park and the buildings that surround it looking at its history, architecture and future.

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Ribfest

11:00 am
The festival features three solid days of food, entertainment and fun! Gates open at 11:00 AM daily. Ribfest is one of the oldest festivals in Downtown Kalamazoo, and it attracts over 10,000 people each summer.

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

Lunchtime Live!

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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 some

Art Hop at Fire

5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Art Exhibition in Washington Square

Summer Movie Night

7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The City of Portage Youth Advisory Committee and the Breakfast Optimist Club of Kalamazoo have teamed up to bring back Summer Movie Night in the Park at Celery Flats in Portage on Friday, August 5, 2016. The evening will begin with Respect for Law di

The Barn Theatre presents... The Rocky Horror Show!

8:00 pm
Let’s do the Time Warp again! The Rocky Horror Show is back with delicious, gender-bending abandon! One of the most popular shows we’ve ever produced, this all-new production promises a wickedly wayward evening that demands you check your
Aug
6 Sat

Walking Tour of downtown Kalamazoo breweries

12:00 am - 4:30 pm
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

Walking Tour of downtown Kalamazoo breweries

12:00 am - 4:30 pm
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

USTA Boys' 18 & 16 National Tennis Championships

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys' 18 & 16 National Championships draws the top 400 tennis players to Kalamazoo each August for a 10-day event with champions crowned in singles and doubles competitions.

Downtown Summer Hop

Formerly known as Sidewalk Sales - All of the great sales now with even more to see and do! #OnlyDowntownKzoo

Kalamazoo Farmers Market

7:00 am
The purpose of the Kalamazoo Farmers Market is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships & supporting community and local economies through a thriving market culture. We accept many forms of currency, including Food

Fitness in the Parks

9:00 am - 10:00 am
In partnership with Kalamazoo Athletic Club, Fitness in the Parks is a free exercise program that will bring a variety of fitness activities to Kalamazoo’s Upjohn Park. Getting started is easy, simply show up to the park on Saturday mornings, a

Red Barns Spectacular

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brought to you by the Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club, the RED BARNS SPECTACULAR is the most anticipated show of the season! Hailed as West Michigan’s “Grand Daddy” of all antique, classic and special interest car shows, it is

Reptile Weekend

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Binder Park Zoo and the Michigan Society of Herpetologists (MSH) are proud to once again feature one of Michigan’s largest Reptile Weekend event held at Binder Park Zoo! Members from the Michigan Society of Herpetologists will share insight on

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Kanoe the Kazoo

10:00 am - 12:00 am
Enjoy a leisurely float with a KNC Naturalist. Take time to practice your paddle skills while watching for birds and other wildlife. Bring your own kayak, canoe, or SUP or try one out courtesy of Lee’s Adventure Sports. Limited demo boats/board

Saturday Chore

10:00 am
Do you want to learn what it takes to take care of farm animals? Help our staff perform their Saturday morning chores. Don’t be late, the animals don’t like to wait! Meet: DeLano Homestead, 555 West E Avenue.

Ribfest

11:00 am
The festival features three solid days of food, entertainment and fun! Gates open at 11:00 AM daily. Ribfest is one of the oldest festivals in Downtown Kalamazoo, and it attracts over 10,000 people each summer.

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

Dave “The Bullet” Smith Human Cannonball Entertainment Act & Military Appreciation Night

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers vs. Madison Mallards. Dave “The Bullet” Smith Human Cannonball Entertainment Act & Military Appreciation Night presented by Steensma Lawn & Power Equipment. Lawn Mower Giveaway. PJ Fleck Bobblehead Giveaway.

Alice Cooper

8:00 pm
On August 6, Alice Cooper will be stopping in Kalamazoo during his 6-month national tour. Cooper brings his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. This is a show you won't want to miss!

The Barn Theatre presents... The Rocky Horror Show!

8:00 pm
Let’s do the Time Warp again! The Rocky Horror Show is back with delicious, gender-bending abandon! One of the most popular shows we’ve ever produced, this all-new production promises a wickedly wayward evening that demands you check your
Aug
7 Sun

USTA Boys' 18 & 16 National Tennis Championships

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys' 18 & 16 National Championships draws the top 400 tennis players to Kalamazoo each August for a 10-day event with champions crowned in singles and doubles competitions.

Portage Market

12:00 am - 4:00 pm
The purpose of the Portage Market is to connect customers and market businesses through honest relationships & supporting community and local economies through a thriving market culture. We accept many forms of currency, including Food Assistance

Downtown Summer Hop

Formerly known as Sidewalk Sales - All of the great sales now with even more to see and do! #OnlyDowntownKzoo

Reptile Weekend

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Binder Park Zoo and the Michigan Society of Herpetologists (MSH) are proud to once again feature one of Michigan’s largest Reptile Weekend event held at Binder Park Zoo! Members from the Michigan Society of Herpetologists will share insight on

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

Kalamazoo Growlers Hometown Hero Night

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kalamazoo Growlers vs. Madison Mallards. Hometown Hero Night presented by Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial. Baseball Cards Giveaway for first 500 fans!

Lakeside Concert & Tours at the Manor House

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bring your lawn chair and picnic lunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon listening to the Cereal City Concert Band on the lawn of the W.K. Kellogg Manor House. Following the concert, tours of the Manor House are offered from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Tours begin

The Barn Theatre presents... The Rocky Horror Show!

8:00 pm
Let’s do the Time Warp again! The Rocky Horror Show is back with delicious, gender-bending abandon! One of the most popular shows we’ve ever produced, this all-new production promises a wickedly wayward evening that demands you check your
Aug
8 Mon

USTA Boys' 18 & 16 National Tennis Championships

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys' 18 & 16 National Championships draws the top 400 tennis players to Kalamazoo each August for a 10-day event with champions crowned in singles and doubles competitions.

Kalamazoo County Fair

9:00 am - 9:00 pm
It's Kids Day Every Day at the Fair!

Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors

9:00 am
For six decades, Checker cabs, with their iconic black and white checkered detailing, were synonymous with taxi service in America’s cities, and those cabs were built right here in Kalamazoo. Fares and Squares: The History of Checker Motors exp

LEGO® Travel Adventure

9:00 am
Throughout history, inventors and explorers have been inspired by distant places and the idea of creating vehicles that can transport people on new adventures. In this exhibit, plan an adventure then build and test transportation models to take you o

Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky II

11:00 am
Barbara Takenaga (b. 1949) is an abstract painter whose paintings are often composed of undulating patterns of dots and lines, swirling in front of an atmospheric background. To some, these compositions can evoke a sense of the cosmos, reflecting pat

Eternal Beauty: Egg Tempera Paintings by Fred Wessel

11:00 am
The technique of egg tempera painting has been practiced since ancient times. The exacting process of mixing pigment with egg yolk and water, then applying thin layers of paint to a carved wooden panel creates images of great detail and luminescence.

Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

11:00 am
Washington, D.C., artist Renee Stout is best known for her exploration of vestigial retentions of African cultural traditions as manifested in contemporary America. For many years, the artist has used the alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herba

Reaching into Infinity: Chul Hyun Ahn

11:00 am
Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. His works create an optical and bodily illusion of infinity through apparent limitless space. Ahn

The Barn Theatre presents... The Rocky Horror Show!

8:00 pm
Let’s do the Time Warp again! The Rocky Horror Show is back with delicious, gender-bending abandon! One of the most popular shows we’ve ever produced, this all-new production promises a wickedly wayward evening that demands you check your

Be Social