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Summertime 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.

Outdoor Adventure

Kalamazoo is such a fun playground for outdoor activities for everyone from families to solo adventure seekers. Bring your bike (or rent one!) to pedal the trails; paddle, swim, or fish at one of the 24 inland lakes; whatever you do outdoors, make sure you soak up some sun.

Arts, Culture, and Nightlife

Kalamazoo brings art to life in the summer with rooftop live music performances, a premier summer stock theatre, and cultural festivals. Art gallery wanderers, music lovers of all genres, and those who are theater obsessed will find themselves right at home in Kalamazoo.

Food and Drink

Kalamazoo is surrounded by West Michigan's fertile farmland and local chefs make the most of the bounty, often letting the week’s farmers’ market hauls dictate their menus. Here’s the lowdown on what to eat and drink after a day of enjoying a fun-packed afternoon exploring everything Kalamazoo has to offer.

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.

More Itineraries and Activities

From campgrounds to hotels, orchards to dog parks, and coffee shops to restaurants, there are so many pet-friendly and unique adventures in Kalamazoo!

Kalamazoo is a cultural hub for artists, makers and entrepreneurs of all stripes.

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