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Top 8 Things To Do This Weekend- Sept. 16-18

Posted on September 13th, 2016

We’re turning parking spaces into temporary parks, rallying food trucks until 1:00 am and celebrating 20 amazing years of one of Kalamazoo’s most favorite breweries! You don’t want to miss all of the exciting things happening this week.


PARK(ing) Day

an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Nine parking spots in downtown Kalamazoo will be transformed and allow residents and visitors to have a little fun during their afternoons. Activities ranging from ladder ball, hula hooping,  storytelling, yoga, jump roping, and board games will be available in the parks, which will be transformed from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m.

Septemebr 16

11:00 am-2:00 pm

Downtown Kalamazoo



The Music Hop: The Mickeys

Arcadia will be hosting this very talented band, the Mickeys for The Music Hop! This will be a music experience you won’t want to miss!

September 16

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Arcadia Brewing Company Kalamazoo
701 E Michigan Ave



Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally

The Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally will include food trucks, booths, music, and networking. The event is designed as a pop-up event where people come and go as they celebrate downtown’s entertainment hot spots. Food Truck Rally is a proud official location of The Music Hop Kalamazoo!

September 16

10:30 pm-1:00 am

Water Street, Between Rose and Church



Be Fit! Family Health Festival

A fun filled afternoon of health encouraging activities and fun for the whole family! Held in Main Expo.

September 17

11:00 am-3:00 pm

Kalamazoo County Expo Center
2900 Lake Street

Cost: FREE



Model A Day

The Gilmore Car Museum is the proud home of the Model A Ford Museum, the world’s largest museum dedicated solely to the Model A! On Saturday, September 17th, hop in your Model A and head out to the Gilmore Car Museum for the 4th annual Ford Model A Day and celebrate the heritage of a trusty American car with friends and family.

September 17

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Gilmore Car Museum
6865 W. Hickory Rd.
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Cost: $12; children 11 and under are free



Arcadia Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary 

For 20 years, Arcadia Ales has been committed to a British Inspired – American Brewed stable of beers. We aspire to brew beers that achieve brilliance through balance – ales that satisfy the senses with complex flavor while providing pure refreshment that leaves you wanting more.

•Live Music from 5 different bands!
•Fantastic Food and Beverage specials ALL DAY!
•$1 from EVERY pint benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kalamazoo

September 17-18

Arcadia Brewing Company Kalamazoo
701 E Michigan Ave

Cost: $10 at the door



Tiller’s 14th Annual Community Harvest Fest

Tillers’ Harvest Fest is a unique educational and community-building event around issues related to local farms and food.

September 18

11:00 am-5:30 pm

Tillers’ 430 acre farm
10515 East OP Ave.
Scotts, MI, MI 49088 269-626-0223

Cost: $15 per car; bicycles are free



Gilmore Rising Stars: Sean Chen

Hailed as a charismatic rising star with “an exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity” (Huffington Post), 27-year-old American pianist Sean Chen won third prize at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and 2013 DeHaan Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association.

September 18

4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wellspring Theater
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall

Cost: $6 students; $25 GA