You’ll love the four seasons of action in Kalamazoo! At the first sign of spring, shed the winter gear and celebrate nature’s reawakening with guided nature walks, guided beer and maker walking tours, or indulge in the performing arts with music festivals and local theatre performances.
Blessed with over 80 inland lakes, sunbathing, swimming and cruising are cherished summer pursuits in Kalamazoo County. If water sports or the great outdoors aren’t quite your style, summertime is the best time for Kalamazoo’s most popular events and festivals like the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Annual Art Fair, Kalamazoo PRIDE, the Black Arts Festival and more.
When the weather cools down in the fall, the gorgeous warmth of the changing landscape is a welcome sight. Head to the farms to pick-your-own apples and pumpkins or challenge your sense of direction in puzzling corn mazes. If you want to marvel at dazzling fall foliage, try Kalamazoo’s back roads in areas like Richland and Galesburg, or hike the scenic trails at places like the Kalamazoo Nature Center or the many parks in the area.
If you are a hearty soul, brave the frosty winter weather at attractions like the Reindeer Ranch or Echo Valley Winter Sports Park. Then revel in the holiday magic that comes to town with activities like the famous Candy Cane Lane or riding the Holly Jolly Trolley, or events like the Gilmore Car Museum’s Winter Wonderland.