Free Things To Do


Having fun in Kalamazoo doesn’t require emptying your wallet. Along with plenty of free-to-visit attractions and things to see and do throughout the city, Kalamazoo also hosts dozens of no-cost events, tours and festivals to enjoy. 

Summertime brings free events like Beats on Bates, a free live music series that offers visitors and locals the chance to wind down on a Wednesday evening, indulge in a meal and some drinks, and enjoy the musical stylings under the beautiful lights of Bates Alley.

When the leaves begin to change and spooky season is upon us, enjoy the annual spooktacular SkeleTour throughout the month of October, where you can explore the streets of downtown and admire various skeletons adorned throughout the city. This is a great event for the whole family to enjoy, as each skeleton is decorated and themed differently. 


With a variety of magnificent settings countywide, Kalamazoo offers a fun and inexpensive getaway, for kids and adults, any time of year.

Read on for our picks of budget-friendly fun and check out our events calendar to discover upcoming free events