Kalamazoo, MI

Located in Southwest Michigan, the city of Kalamazoo offers a mixture of urban and natural environments. The city is approximately two hours from Chicago and offers dining, shops, galleries, lakes, and outdoor recreation areas. According to the 2010 census, the city has a population of 74,262. Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. It has two women’s professional sports teams: West Michigan Mayhem Women’s Tackle Football and Kalamazoo Outrage Women’s Soccer. Kalamazoo’s name is Native American, and the meaning is often disputed. Some people think it means “the mirage of reflecting river” while others believe it to be “bubbling” or “boiling water”. Top attractions in the city are Air Zoo, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Gilmore Car Museum, and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Annual Kalamazoo events include Kalamazoo Ribfest, Kalamazoo County Fair, Kalamazoo Blues Festival, Black Arts Festival, and Restaurant Week.

Tuesday, June 25th 2019

6:00pm
Aishah Gulam Poetry Reading

Aishah Gulam is the author of the poetry collection Taming the Lion. Her book peaked as a #1 New Release on Amazon and was on the best-selling lists for both…

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
7:00pm
Cannabis 101

Cultivator Alfonso Espinosa will provide an overview of the marijuana plant and its cultivation, along with a discussion of medical use versus recreational use, and will answer questions from the…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Wednesday, June 26th 2019

9:00am
Summer Intensive - Junior Division- Ages 8-11yrs

Please join us for our first Summer Intensive Week June 24th - 28th from 9:00am-Noon. This camp is best for ages 8-11yrs. Age 7yrs please inquire. The Fee is $180 for…

Ballet Kalamazoo
169 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
9:00am
Summer Intensive - Senior Division - Ages 12-18yrs

Please join us for our first Summer Intensive Week June 24th - 28th from 9:00am-3:00pm. This session is best for dancers ages 12-18yrs. Ages 11yrs please inquire. The Fee is $300…

Ballet Kalamazoo
169 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
9:15am
Immigration Law and Immigrant Rights in Southwest Michigan: Showing Us a Nation's Soul

Registration is openSusan Reed and Evangelina Alvarez from the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center will present a workshop focused on the history and current status of immigration policy and practice.¬† They…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
10:00am
Baby Lapsit (CEN)

Songs, bounces, and rhymes for babies from birth to walking with their caregivers. Siblings welcome. URL:https://new.kpl.gov/event/baby-lapsit/2019-06-26/

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
10:45am
Baby Steps (CEN)

Rhymes, songs, and books for little ones from walking to 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. URL:https://new.kpl.gov/event/baby-steps/2019-06-26/

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
11:30am
Tabata

This Tabata inspired class utilizes 20-second intervals of high-intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 3-4 times before switching to a new group of exercises. This method has…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
12:10pm
Group Cycle

For beginners and avid cyclists alike, Group Cycle is a great calorie-burning workout. The indoor cycling program emphasizes the basic foundations of cycling movements and breathing awareness while emulating fast…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
2:00pm
Magic: The Gathering (OSH)

Let’s play some Magic! Players of all ages are welcome. Snacks provided. URL:https://new.kpl.gov/event/magic-the-gathering/2019-06-26/

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
3:30pm
Open Roads Fix-a-Palooza (POW)

Drop in, get free parts, and learn how to get your bike in good shape this summer. Get there early to get the most out of the experience. URL:https://new.kpl.gov/event/open-roads-fix-a-palooza-pow/2019-06-26/

Kalamazoo Public Library
1000 West Patterson, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
4:00pm
Popsicles & Catapults

Cool off with some delicious popsicles, then use the sticks to create a catapult. What will it launch? URL:https://new.kpl.gov/event/popsicles-catapults/

Kalamazoo Public Library
1000 West Patterson, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
5:00pm
Beats on Bates

Enjoy live music every Wednesday, June 5 - August 28, 5-8pm, on Bates Alley, located between 200 & 276 E. Michigan Ave. Outdoor dining available along the Alley…

Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership
200 E Michigan ave, kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
5:30pm
Enchanted Forest

Visit the enchanted forest for games, stories, treats, crafts, and more! Wear your costume for our magical creature parade. Weather permitting. URL:https://new.kpl.gov/event/enchanted-forest/

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
6:30pm
Summer Adult Dance Classes

Try something new this summer with our lineup of rotating adult classes in the Wellspring Dance Academy! Instructed by Wellspring Dance Academy instructors and Wellspring Company Members. Classes are open to…

Wellspring/Cori Terry Dancers
359 S Kalamazoo Mall Suite 204, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
7:00pm
Marijuana and Community Policing

Kalamazoo Public Safety Assistant Chief David Boysen will discuss how the change in the legal status of marijuana has effected law enforcement. The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
7:30pm
Webster's Prime Wine Down Wednesday

Webster's Tasting Room Live Music with Steve Kamerling: 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Some Wednesday's featuring violinist Barry Ross too!) 1/2 off all select wines by the glass - (Tasting Room Only) Call 269.343.4444…

Webster's Prime
100 W Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
8:30pm
Joey Harkum at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Joey Harukum is a singer songwriter hailing from Pasadena, MD. For over a decade Joey has performed all around the country as the lead singer of the band Pasadena. Joey…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Thursday, June 27th 2019

9:00am
Summer Intensive - Junior Division- Ages 8-11yrs

Please join us for our first Summer Intensive Week June 24th - 28th from 9:00am-Noon. This camp is best for ages 8-11yrs. Age 7yrs please inquire. The Fee is $180 for…

Ballet Kalamazoo
169 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
9:00am
Summer Intensive - Senior Division - Ages 12-18yrs

Please join us for our first Summer Intensive Week June 24th - 28th from 9:00am-3:00pm. This session is best for dancers ages 12-18yrs. Ages 11yrs please inquire. The Fee is $300…

Ballet Kalamazoo
169 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
10:30am
Family Storytime (OSH)

Storytime for the whole family!Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun activities designed for preschoolers from birth to age 5, but younger and older siblings welcome. Children must be accompanied by an…

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
10:30am
Play to Learn (EAS)

Engage in play for early learning. Drop in during the posted open times. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed. Adult caregiver must accompany babies and toddlers.…

Kalamazoo Public Library
1112 Gayle Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
11:15am
TRX

Take your training to the next level in this 10-week pre-paid training program! TRX® Suspension Training® is a revolutionary total-body fitness program that utilizes gravity against the user’s own body…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Lower Level of Radisson
Event Series
12:10pm
Circuit

A stimulating aerobic workout that incorporates a variety of different elements to tone and sculpt the body. Beginners and athletes alike will improve muscular strength and endurance while using free…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
2:00pm
Where Are We Eating?

A fun twist to armchair travels. Guess our destination by the food we‚Äôll eat during our travel video. Here is a clue: June 27 ‚Äî You want a pizza me?…

Kalamazoo Public Library
1112 Gayle Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
3:30pm
Play to Learn (WSQ)

Engage in play for early learning. Drop in during the posted open times. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed. Adult caregiver must accompany babies and toddlers.…

Kalamazoo Public Library
1244 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
8:30pm
Jon Stickley Trio at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio, who’s deep grooves, innovative flatpicking, and sultry-spacy violin moves the listener’s head, heart, and feet. “It’s not your father’s acoustic-guitar…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Friday, June 28th 2019

9:00am
Summer Intensive - Junior Division- Ages 8-11yrs

Please join us for our first Summer Intensive Week June 24th - 28th from 9:00am-Noon. This camp is best for ages 8-11yrs. Age 7yrs please inquire. The Fee is $180 for…

Ballet Kalamazoo
169 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
9:00am
Summer Intensive - Senior Division - Ages 12-18yrs

Please join us for our first Summer Intensive Week June 24th - 28th from 9:00am-3:00pm. This session is best for dancers ages 12-18yrs. Ages 11yrs please inquire. The Fee is $300…

Ballet Kalamazoo
169 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
10:30am
Family Storytime (CEN)

Storytime for the whole family!Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun activities designed for preschoolers from birth to age 5, but younger and older siblings welcome. Children must be accompanied by an…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007