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, October 27th 2020

2:00pm
In-store Shopping Appointments for Tuesday, 10/27/20

Dancewear apparel and shoes need a precise fit. It's hard to try on leotards and shoes and make sure staff and customers are safe, apparel quarantined after trial and surfaces…

The Station: Dancewear and Studio Rental
169 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Thursday, October 29th 2020

11:00am
In-store Shopping Appointments for Thursday, 10/29/20

Dancewear apparel and shoes need a precise fit. It's hard to try on leotards and shoes and make sure staff and customers are safe, apparel quarantined after trial and surfaces…

The Station: Dancewear and Studio Rental
169 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
8:30pm
Stephen Day at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Rescheduled date.

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

Saturday, October 31st 2020

9:00am
In-store Shopping Appointments for Saturday, 10/31/20

Dancewear apparel and shoes need a precise fit. It's hard to try on leotards and shoes and make sure staff and customers are safe, apparel quarantined after trial and surfaces…

The Station: Dancewear and Studio Rental
169 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
10:00am
Halloween Forest

Grab your family, throw on your best costumes, and head over to Milham Park for Halloween Forest! This family event features a pumpkin carver, costume contests, food and drink, and…

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
607 E Kilgore Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Sunday, November 1st 2020

7:00am
Kal Haven Trail Run

First presented in 1991, the Kal-Haven Trail Run is a 33.5 mile event on a rail trail that includes a solo run, a 2-person relay and a 3-6 person team…

Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center
4143 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Thursday, November 5th 2020

9:00pm
ZoSo: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute - Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin experience since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than…

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

Sunday, November 8th 2020

2:00pm
Pierre-Laurent Aimard | Piano Masters Live Stream Event

JOIN THE GILMORE for a season of sensational classical and jazz keyboard music, live streamed from Kalamazoo and around the world! We’re delighted to present a full season featuring world-class…

Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4843

Friday, November 13th 2020

5:00pm
KalamaTopia

KalamaTopia is a makers-mart outdoor cold-air shopping event that kicks off the holiday season. Last year we had a VERY successful event, and we hope to do the same this…

Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center
100 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Saturday, November 28th 2020

8:00am
Turkey Trot 5k "Leftovers" Time Prediction Run

Kalamazoo Area Runner’s Turkey Trot gives participants the opportunity to race for their well-being before they race for seconds at the dinner table! In the past, this event is held…

Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center
7328 Garden Lane, Portage, MI 49002

Sunday, November 29th 2020

4:00pm
Dominic Cheli | Rising Stars Live Stream Event

JOIN THE GILMORE for a season of sensational classical and jazz keyboard music, live streamed from Kalamazoo and around the world! We’re delighted to present a full season featuring world-class…

Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4843

Sunday, December 6th 2020

4:00pm
Yefim Bronfman | Piano Masters Live Stream Event

JOIN THE GILMORE for a season of sensational classical and jazz keyboard music, live streamed from Kalamazoo and around the world! We’re delighted to present a full season featuring world-class…

Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 101, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4843

Thursday, December 31st 2020

7:00pm
New Year's Fest 2020 - HYBRID

New Year's Fest is an all ages showcase of performing arts that takes place on New Year's Eve in Downtown Kalamazoo. There are a variety of activities that take place…

New Year's Fest
200 S. Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
7:00pm
New Year's Fest

New Year's Fest is a performing arts celebration in downtown Kalamazoo (Michigan) that hosts performing artists in and around Bronson Park. Due to COVID-19, and ensuring all necessary CDC guidelines are…

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

Saturday, February 13th 2021

8:00pm
1964 The Tribute

Experience why “1964”…the Tribute is hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth,” Friday March 27th at the Kalamazoo State Theatre! 1964 concentrates on that single moment…

Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 South Burdick, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Saturday, May 15th 2021

6:00pm
The Beauty and the Beast

You are invited to our next Fairytale Ballet! We are excited to announce that in celebration of our 5th Season of Ballet Kalamazoo that we will be creating an original ballet…

Ballet Kalamazoo
2107 N. 26th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Event Series

Sunday, May 16th 2021

2:00pm
The Beauty and the Beast

You are invited to our next Fairytale Ballet! We are excited to announce that in celebration of our 5th Season of Ballet Kalamazoo that we will be creating an original ballet…

Ballet Kalamazoo
2107 N. 26th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Event Series

Sunday, August 8th 2021

8:00pm
Built To Spill at Bell's Eccentric Cafe (Cancelled)

Doug Martsch formed Built To Spill in 1992. His intention was to sustain a project that would involve a rotating cast of musicians to record albums and tour. The first…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007