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.

Wednesday, August 21st 2019

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/2019-08-21/

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Children’s Room
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/2019-08-21/

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Children’s Room
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
3:00pm
Arty Goes to Space (CEN)

Arty Mouse the Art Detective is coming to all the Kalamazoo Public Library branches this summer for an art and reading program. Join Arty and his friends as he rockets…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Children’s Room
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
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
7:30pm
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

Thursday, August 22nd 2019

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, Community Room
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, Children’s Area
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
12:30pm
Stories with Jethro (OSH)

Jethro is a dog that is ready to hear wonderful stories. Come to the library and read to Jethro. Family welcome. Registration required. Registration begins 30 days before the event.…

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, Children’s Area
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, Children’s Area
6:30pm
Goose Island Patio Beer Dinner

Join us on the patio for an evening of four courses of delicious food and four featured Goose Island beer pairings Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 pm! Cost: $69 per person,…

Zazios
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Patio

Friday, August 23rd 2019

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, Story Place
10:30am
Play to Learn (POW)

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
1000 West Patterson, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Children’s Area
11:00am
Power Hour

This is a 12-week body sculpting class that features personal training in a small group setting. The class per week is $100.00 and includes 12 classes & 1 make-up class.…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
12:05pm
Yoga

In this class, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition,…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Radisson Lower Level
Event Series
6:00pm
Kzoo Parks Summer Cinema

Our Summer Cinema series returns this year with 6 chances to enjoy a movie outside, under the stars in one of our great city parks! All movies are free and…

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
2001 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
6:30pm
August Chef's Table - An "Organic" Local Experience

This month at the Chef's Table, we're exploring an "organic" local experience. Pun intended. Our unique Chef’s Table offers an interactive multi-course dinner and optional beverage pairings for up to 36…

Zazios
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Chef's Table
Event Series
9:00pm
Echoes of Pink Floyd at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

The music of Pink Floyd holds a very special place in the hearts of their fans. Since 2003, Echoes of Pink Floyd has set the standard as the Midwest’s most…

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

Saturday, August 24th 2019

7:00am
Kalamazoo Farmers Market

Kalamazoo's original Farmers Market featuring over 100 businesses weekly.

Kalamazoo Farmers Market
1204 Bank St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Event Series
12:00pm
A walking tour of downtown Kalamazoo breweries

The Walking Tours of downtown Kalamazoo breweries from West Michigan Beer Tours and Discover Kalamazoo are offered year-round. West Michigan Beer Tours is also happy to arrange a customizable private walking…

West Michigan Beer Tours
241 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-kalamazoo-center/deals/west-michigan-beer-tours
2:00pm
Speak & Shout, Teens & Parents/Caregivers  --  SHOUT

20 years ago, Laurie Halse Anderson wrote SPEAK, a story about a girl dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse. This year she published SHOUT, a personal memoir and call…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Teen Studio
6:00pm
Bourbon & BBQ Country Jam

The BBQ...The Whiskey...The Country Music... It's all coming together on the baseball field at the first annual Bourbon & BBQ Country Jam! Featuring local BBQ vendors, whiskey sampling, and country music…

Kalamazoo Growlers
251 Mills St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048
6:30pm
The Spanish Dinner Table Tasting Room Event

Reserve yourself a seat at The Spanish Dinner Table for a Tasting Room Series event! Chef Max recently returned from Spain and wanted to bring some of his favorite dishes…

Webster's Prime
100 W Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
6:30pm
August Chef's Table - An "Organic" Local Experience

This month at the Chef's Table, we're exploring an "organic" local experience. Pun intended. Our unique Chef’s Table offers an interactive multi-course dinner and optional beverage pairings for up to 36…

Zazios
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Chef's Table
Event Series
9:00pm
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

East Coast indie rock outfit, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah make finely crafted pop centered on lead singer/songwriter Alec Ounsworth. The band was formed in Massachusetts around 2004. The band's…

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

Sunday, August 25th 2019

11:00am
Sunday Brunch Food Trucks

Join us for our family friendly Brunch in Bronson Park with our generous participating food trucks! For the second year in a row we'll be providing food and entertainment on…

Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center
200 S. Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series