Summer in Kalamazoo

Afternoons on the patio with a cold drink in-hand and nights exploring the city; In Kalamazoo, summertime means nonstop entertainment, or lazy beach days simply doing nothing at all—and loving every minute of it.

Events and Festivals

Festival Fridays 19 Jul

Festival Fridays

This series is designed to encourage people to come downtown, celebrate the unique places that help…

Caribbean Fest 2024 28 Jun

Caribbean Fest 2024

Welcome to the Kalamazoo Caribbean Festival 2024!! Get ready to experience the vibrant culture…

Dokidokon 19 Jul


Dokidokon is 'A Convention With Heart'. It's our motto for a reason, and for the past 5 years we've…

Maple Hill BBQ Bash 01 Aug

Maple Hill BBQ Bash

August 1-3, 2024 Opens at 11:00 a.m. daily ` Closes 10:30 p.m. on Thursday Closes 12:30 a.m. on…

Latinx Festival 2024 17 Aug

Latinx Festival 2024

Join us this year for the 3rd Annual Latinx Festival. Our festival will showcase our rich culture…

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Historic Downtown Kalamazoo Walking Tours

Looking to learn more about Kalamazoo’s history? Let Lynn Houghton, the regional history curator, and Richard Piet talk you through a self-guided walking tour throughout the…

Attractions & Recreation

Cool Spots to Take Kids in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Whatever your kids are into (science, animals, the great outdoors), there are plenty of family-friendly things to do in Kalamazoo! Add these activities to your bucket list this…

The Perfect Outdoor and Urban Weekend Itinerary

If your ideal weekend involves channeling your inner nature enthusiast one minute, then strolling past colorful murals while sipping handcrafted cocktails the next, we'd argue that Kalamazoo was made for you.

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Stay For The Weekend

The first weekend in June prepares for Kalamazoo's sunniest season with festivals that are beloved by both the community and visitors far and wide.


2024 UKC Premier Nationals

Come out to the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds and Expo Center Thursday, June 13 through Sunday, June 16, for the 31st Annual UKC Premier Nationals Dog Show, as we celebrate Dogs That Do More™! First held in 1994, Premier is the…

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