JumpstART Weekend

June 2-4

Kick off the summer season in Downtown Kalamazoo with JumpstART Weekend, June 2-4. JumpstART is chock-full of fun, art, food, and music in an entirely outdoor setup featuring events the community has come to know and love: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair, Art on the Mall, Do-Dah Parade, Kalamazoo Pride, and so much more!


Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair in Bronson Park

Friday, June 2
Saturday, June 3 


Art Fair

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair is the second longest-running arts fair in the country. And it is happening right in the heart of Kalamazoo: Bronson Park. Fine artisans across the country convene for the two-day unique shopping experience. Find jewelry, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, glass, fiber, leather, wood, and more all handcrafted by over 100 jury-selected fine artists from across Michigan and the country.



Art on the Mall

Friday, June 2 
Saturday, June 3 



People attending an art fair at Kalamazoo Mall

Brought to you by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Art on the Mall, located on the Kalamazoo Mall and South Street, returns Friday, June 2 from 12 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This outdoor soft juried show features everything from jewelry to pottery and sculptures to garden art, as well as art demonstrations and live entertainment.



Kalamazoo Pride at Arcadia Creek Festival Site

Friday, June 2 
Saturday, June 3 


A person wearing colorful wings and a halo at a gathering

Kalamazoo Pride 2023 returns to the Arcadia Creek Festival Place this year June 2-3, 2023 with entertainment that features show-stopping drag performances, incredible music, exhibitors, food, dancing, and more.



Do-Dah Parade

Saturday, June 3 


Do Dah Parade

The annual Do-Dah Parade returns Saturday, June 3, 11:00 a.m. The Do-Dah Parade has been part of the Kalamazoo landscape for over 36 years and each year, participants are challenged to reinvigorate the meaning of “Do-Dah” (a parody based on a spoof or a satire).



Concerts in the Park

Sunday, June 4


Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Concerts in the Park, brought to you by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, rounds out the JumpstART festivities on Sunday, June 4 with live music in Bronson Park.