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.

Upcoming Summer Events

Enjoy these summertime events and festivals in and near Kalamazoo.

Dokidokon 2023 | July 28-30

The 6th Annual Dokidokon anime and gaming Convention will take place July 28th - 30th, 2023 at the Radisson…

IPA Day | August 3

Celebrate IPA Day at the home of America's most iconic IPA! Come out for exclusive beer releases, free live…

Moms in the Zoo | August 12

Who is ready for an event just for mom? You’re getting the kids ready to go off to school and cramming in as…

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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.


Black Art: In the Absence of Light

In celebration of Black History Month, the KIA presents a free screening of the acclaimed 2021 HBO documentary, "Black Art: In the Absence of Light." Directed and produced by Sam Pollard, the film was inspired by the 1976…

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