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12 Awesome Things Going On In Kalamazoo This Week, August 22-28

Posted on August 22nd, 2016

There’s so much to do in Kalamazoo this week, you’ll have a hard time choosing which one of these events you’ll squeeze into your busy schedule!








Richland Park Horse Trials

A triathlon competition for horse & rider teams featuring 3 phases; Dressage, Cross Country and show jumping.

Aug 25 – 28, 2016

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Richland Park
8651 N. 30th Street
Richland , MI 49083
Cost: Admission/parking is per car @ $20 for one day or $25 for multiple days.
Contact & More Info
Contact: Kay Willmarth
Email: bob@richlandpark.com
Phone: 269-629-5532


Tour de Zoo

Bikes, Beasts and Beers at Binder Park Zoo (costumes and bike decor strongly encouraged, but not required). Ride your bike through the Zoo and enjoy two “hydration stations” with samplings of New Belgium Brewing’s Slow Ride seasonal brew.
Aug 25, 2016

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr.
Battle Creek , MI 49014
Cost: $30
Contact & More Info
Email: info@binderparkzoo.org
Phone: 269-979-1351




Gazelle Sports Historic Walks

A walk around Riverside Cemetery looking at its history and architecture.
Aug 25, 2016

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Riverside Cemetery
Gull and Riverview
Kalamazoo , MI
A walk around the Oakwood neighborhood looking at its history and architecture.
Aug 26, 2016

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Oakwood neighborhood
Oakwood Elementary, 3140 Laird St.
Kalamazoo , MI
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
Contact: Barb Bratherton
Email: barbarabratherton@gmail.com
Phone: 269-342-5996



Back To School Carnival & Movie In The Park!

Kzoo Parks and United Healthcare are hosting a Back to School Carnival and a Movie in the Park to end the
summer with a bang! The carnival will give families in the community an opportunity to receive school
supplies for the up coming school year! Games, a moon bounce, prizes and more will be at the
event! A TABLET and MYSTERY BACKPACK will be raffled off.  Big Hero 6 will start at dusk.
Aug 26, 2016

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

South Westnedge Park
1101 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo , MI 49001
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
Contact: Nicole
Phone: 269-337-8133



Cena de Verano (Summer Dinner)

Enjoy a Spanish themed dinner at the historic W.K. Kellogg Manor House. A four course dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 pm.
Aug 26, 2016

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

W.K. Kellogg Manor House
3700 E. Gull Lake Dr.
Hickory Corners , MI 49012
Cost: $43.89 member; $48.76 non-member
Contact & More Info
Contact: Nicole Kokx
Email: conference@kbs.msu.edu
Phone: 269-671-2160



Starlight Summer Symphony Concert

The Kalamazoo Symphonic Musicians bring orchestral music back to the great outdoors in beautiful Bronson Park.
Aug 26, 2016

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bronson Park
Kalamazoo , MI 49007
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
Contact: Elizabeth Start
Email: es@elizabethstart.com
Phone: 269-598-5090



Kalamazoo Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Don ye kilt, and join us for the 24th Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games, a family event!
Aug 27, 2016

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Oshtemo’s Flesher Field
3663 S. 9th Street
Kalamazoo , MI 49009
Cost: FREE, $ for food and vendor wares.
Contact & More Info
Contact: Sherry Greene
Email: info@KalamazooScottishFest.org
Phone: 269-214-2172



Nature Art Fair

Experience the arts while spending the day at the Zoo!  Enjoy nature themed artists and vendors, artist demos, arts and craft station for adults and kids, expert-led nature hikes, meet and greet with “Al” the Aldabra giant tortoise, keeper tail programs, and watch some of our animal artists as they create new masterpieces each day.
Aug 27 – 28, 2016

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr
Battle Creek , MI 49014
Cost: Normal Zoo Admission
Contact & More Info
Email: info@binderparkzoo.org
Phone: 2699791351




Vicksburg Art Stroll

An evening with the arts. Stroll the village of Vicksburg where there will be many artists and musicians to entertain your senses.
Aug 27, 2016

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Downtown Vicksburg
Vicksburg , MI 49097
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
Contact: Syd Bastos
Email: info@vicksburgarts.com
Phone: 269-649-1919



End of Summer Bash: Poke-Stravaganza 

Come join us for a great way to end the summer! Package rate is $140 and includes admission to all activities for up to 4 people. The event takes place Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28th. We are going to have a movie, popcorn, treats and pictures with Pikachu on Saturday evening in the hotel. On Sunday there will be a pancake brunch and admission for 4 to the Air Zoo! Pikachu will be there to greet you at the Air Zoo, where we will be dispersing multiple lures between 12p-2p. After you catch ’em all, feel free to stick around and enjoy all that the Air Zoo has to offer, including their new POPnology exhibit.
Aug 27 – 28, 2016

7:00 pm

Cost: $140 for 4 people
Contact & More Info
Contact: Karissa Baker
Email: kbaker@holidayinnkz.com
Phone: 269-492-7447







Dig in to the giant mud pit, have a blast in the Nature’s Playground and zoom down the giant slip ‘n slide. Getting dirty never felt so good!
Aug 28, 2016

12:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N. Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo , MI 49009
Cost: $
Contact & More Info
Phone: 269-381-1574







13th Annual Pierce-Arrow Society Gathering at Gilmore

Enjoy the company of the Pierce-Arrow Society as they celebrate their 13th annual car club meet at Gilmore! This special day will draw Pierce-Arrow Society members and and their Pierce-Arrows, America’s Premier Luxury cars built in Buffalo, NY between 1901-1938.
Aug 28, 2016

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Gilmore Car Museum
6865 W. Hickory Rd.
Hickory Corners , MI 49060
Cost: $12; children 11 and under are free
Contact & More Info
Contact: Dave Stevens
Phone: 231-740-6610