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Spring in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo's events and attractions are a little unexpected and always inspiring like the city itself. Read on for our favorite things to do, see and experience in Kalamazoo this spring, then check out our events calendar to help you plan your trip.

Seasonal Trip Ideas

April 22-24, 2022

The Ziegler Kalamazoo Marathon is a community celebration of health. Events encompass a Marathon (2023), Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 5K Walk and Kids Fun Run. It continues the 40 plus year legacy of the Borgess Run for the Health of It!/Kalamazoo Marathon.

April 24-May 15, 2022

The largest gathering of keyboard artists in North America, The Gilmore Keyboard Festival has become a leading American festival known around the world for celebrating the joy and power of keyboard music in concerts, lectures, master classes, and films.

May 20-21, 2022

The Stulberg International String Competition is one of the longest-standing string competitions in the United States for young musicians under the age of 20.

Events planned for June 3-4, 2022

Do-Dah Parade started in 1984 as a way for companies and organizations to provide unique entertainment through a parody. 

This outdoor soft-juried show features everything from jewelry to pottery and sculptures to garden art, as well as art demonstrations and live entertainment. Learn more about Art On The Mall.

The 71st Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair returns to kick off the summer in Bronson Park! You’ll find jewelry, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, glass, fiber, leather, wood, and more all handcrafted by over 125 jury-selected fine artists from across Michigan and the country.

The 15th Annual Kalamazoo PRIDE will take place June 3-4, 2022, at the Arcadia Creek Festival site, with entertainment ranging from local to national artists. The theme for this year will be #AlwaysProud.

More Itineraries and Activities

Founder of The Roché Collection, Nicole Triplett opened Twine Urban Winery in the Washington Square neighborhood of Kalamazoo in spring 2021. Nicole is by all well known accounts the first Black Female Licensed Wine maker in Michigan!

We’re all about trails here in Kalamazoo, but not everyone is the outdoorsy type, ya know? One type of trail that undeniably everyone can rally behind is a taco trail, and Kalamazoo has no shortage of amazing places for tacos.

Here are just a few tips and super easy suggestions that you can implement today to make sure your time spent in Kalamazoo is a bit gentler on the environment.