Community Events

Sep
22
Fri
Gazelle Sports Historic Walks
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Gazelle Sports Historic Walks @ Kalamazoo | Michigan | United States

Co-sponsored by Gazelle Sports and the
WMU Archives and Regional History Collections

Join Gazelle Sports and Lynn Houghton for another exciting year of historical walking tours around the Kalamazoo area. Lynn Houghton is the Regional History Curator for the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections and co-author of “Kalamazoo Lost & Found.”

Walks take place rain or shine unless severe weather is predicted.

June 2 • Haymarket/Arcadia Creek
Meet at Gazelle Sports, 214 S. Kalamazoo Mall

 

June 16 • Oakwood Park (New) 
Meet at Oakwood Elementary, 3140 Laird St.

 

July 7 • Vine Historic District
Meet at S. Westnedge Ave. & Vine St.

 

July 21 • Village of Schoolcraft
Meet at Leo J. Burch Park, W. Clay St.

 

August 4 • Main Street, Kalamazoo (New) 
Meet at Gazelle Sports, 214 S. Kalamazoo Mall

 

August 25 • Eastside
Meet at East Main St. & Charlotte Ave.

 

September 8 • Edison Neighborhood
Meet at Washington Square Library, 1244 Portage St.

 

September 22 • Business & Industry in Kalamazoo
Meet at Gazelle Sports, 214 S. Kalamazoo Mall

 

October 6 • Oakland/Winchell
Meet at Winchell Ave. & Aberdeen Dr.

 

October 20 • West Main Hill Historic District
Meet at Monroe St. & Grand Ave

Lunchtime Live! @ Bronson Park
Sep 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Lunchtime Live!

Lunchtime Live! Sponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union. Every Friday through September 30th. Bronson Park will be host to live music, local food trucks, pop-up retail vendors and other summertime activities! There will be something for everyone!

Our Innovative Program Award winning Lunchtime Live! is back and is shaping up to be the best year yet! Bronson Park will be host to some of the best live, local musicians, food trucks, pop-up retail vendors, and other summertime activities!

June 9  Shelagh Brown Band

June 16  Bobby McManus

June 23  Scott Davis

June 30  Matt Gabriel

July 7  Kari Lynch

July 14  Kris Hitchcock

July 21 McFerrin and Borr

July 28  Ed Lester

August 4  Shelagh Brown Band

August 11  The Moxie Strings

August 18  Run for Cover

August 25 Scott Davis

September 1 Kaitlin Rose

September 8 Matt Gabriel

September 15 Megan Dooley

September 22 Mark Sala

September 29 McFerrin and Borr

http://www.kalamazooarts.org/org/detail/2005/Concerts_in_the_Park

Sep
23
Sat
1K Spoof Run @ Bronson Park
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
1K Spoof Run @ Bronson Park | Kalamazoo | Michigan | United States

.1K Spoof Run

The .1k run is a spoof event, filled with family friendly activities. Proceeds from the .1K help Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan provide hospice care and grief support for all who need them, regardless of ability to pay.

Join us downtown early to enjoy great food, fun, & and retail deals. Stay late for great lunches & drink specials all day. It’s a wonderful downtown event for the entire family. We’d love to see you run (or at least walk very briskly).

Please note: For the health and safety of our participants, we recommend that you start physical training for this “run” at least 7 minutes before you start the race.

Sep
29
Fri
Lunchtime Live! @ Bronson Park
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Lunchtime Live!

Lunchtime Live! Sponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union. Every Friday through September 30th. Bronson Park will be host to live music, local food trucks, pop-up retail vendors and other summertime activities! There will be something for everyone!

Our Innovative Program Award winning Lunchtime Live! is back and is shaping up to be the best year yet! Bronson Park will be host to some of the best live, local musicians, food trucks, pop-up retail vendors, and other summertime activities!

June 9  Shelagh Brown Band

June 16  Bobby McManus

June 23  Scott Davis

June 30  Matt Gabriel

July 7  Kari Lynch

July 14  Kris Hitchcock

July 21 McFerrin and Borr

July 28  Ed Lester

August 4  Shelagh Brown Band

August 11  The Moxie Strings

August 18  Run for Cover

August 25 Scott Davis

September 1 Kaitlin Rose

September 8 Matt Gabriel

September 15 Megan Dooley

September 22 Mark Sala

September 29 McFerrin and Borr

http://www.kalamazooarts.org/org/detail/2005/Concerts_in_the_Park

Oct
2
Mon
Monster Mash @ Schrier Park
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s back! The 2nd annual Monster Mash will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 5-8pm!

The event features trick-or-treating, face painting, a trail ride on a wagon, a magic show at 6 p.m. and much more! Don’t miss the costume contest at 7 p.m., along with music and dancing! A variety of the area’s best food trucks will be there to make sure no one leaves hungry! In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is Sunday, October 22.

Oct
6
Fri
Gazelle Sports Historic Walks
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Gazelle Sports Historic Walks @ Kalamazoo | Michigan | United States

Co-sponsored by Gazelle Sports and the
WMU Archives and Regional History Collections

Join Gazelle Sports and Lynn Houghton for another exciting year of historical walking tours around the Kalamazoo area. Lynn Houghton is the Regional History Curator for the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections and co-author of “Kalamazoo Lost & Found.”

Walks take place rain or shine unless severe weather is predicted.

June 2 • Haymarket/Arcadia Creek
Meet at Gazelle Sports, 214 S. Kalamazoo Mall

 

June 16 • Oakwood Park (New) 
Meet at Oakwood Elementary, 3140 Laird St.

 

July 7 • Vine Historic District
Meet at S. Westnedge Ave. & Vine St.

 

July 21 • Village of Schoolcraft
Meet at Leo J. Burch Park, W. Clay St.

 

August 4 • Main Street, Kalamazoo (New) 
Meet at Gazelle Sports, 214 S. Kalamazoo Mall

 

August 25 • Eastside
Meet at East Main St. & Charlotte Ave.

 

September 8 • Edison Neighborhood
Meet at Washington Square Library, 1244 Portage St.

 

September 22 • Business & Industry in Kalamazoo
Meet at Gazelle Sports, 214 S. Kalamazoo Mall

 

October 6 • Oakland/Winchell
Meet at Winchell Ave. & Aberdeen Dr.

 

October 20 • West Main Hill Historic District
Meet at Monroe St. & Grand Ave

ArtHop
Oct 6 @ 4:35 pm – 5:35 pm
ArtHop

Art Hop

Times vary by location.

A free event held on the first Friday of every month, Art Hop is an evening of art exhibits and events; one of the great things to do in Kalamazoo. It’s fun, interactive and a great way to explore downtown that you can do alone, with friends or family, and you don’t have to be “artist” to enjoy it!

Art for viewing and sale at locations throughout Kalamazoo. Details will be posted one week prior to this Art Hop. Please check back then for a complete brochure describing all of this month’s Art Hop stops!

For questions, email arthop@kalamazooarts.org.

Oct
7
Sat
Friends of the Portage Library Book Sale @ Portage Public Library
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Library Book Sale

The Friends book sales are held six times a year, generally, on the first Saturday of the month from 9 am to 3 pm at the Portage District Library, in the lower level meeting rooms. If you are a member of the Friends, you are also eligible to attend an “early bird” sale on the afternoon before the main book sales, from 4 to 5:30 pm.

Oct
14
Sat
Geekfest @ Antwerp Activity Center
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Geekfest @ Antwerp Activity Center | Mattawan | Michigan | United States

Geek Fest

Geek Fest is all about entertaining the geek in you! Featuring gaming, cosplay, crafts, robotics, artists, authors and much more!

Oct
20
Fri
Gazelle Sports Historic Walks
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Gazelle Sports Historic Walks @ Kalamazoo | Michigan | United States

Co-sponsored by Gazelle Sports and the
WMU Archives and Regional History Collections

Join Gazelle Sports and Lynn Houghton for another exciting year of historical walking tours around the Kalamazoo area. Lynn Houghton is the Regional History Curator for the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections and co-author of “Kalamazoo Lost & Found.”

Walks take place rain or shine unless severe weather is predicted.

June 2 • Haymarket/Arcadia Creek
Meet at Gazelle Sports, 214 S. Kalamazoo Mall

 

June 16 • Oakwood Park (New) 
Meet at Oakwood Elementary, 3140 Laird St.

 

July 7 • Vine Historic District
Meet at S. Westnedge Ave. & Vine St.

 

July 21 • Village of Schoolcraft
Meet at Leo J. Burch Park, W. Clay St.

 

August 4 • Main Street, Kalamazoo (New) 
Meet at Gazelle Sports, 214 S. Kalamazoo Mall

 

August 25 • Eastside
Meet at East Main St. & Charlotte Ave.

 

September 8 • Edison Neighborhood
Meet at Washington Square Library, 1244 Portage St.

 

September 22 • Business & Industry in Kalamazoo
Meet at Gazelle Sports, 214 S. Kalamazoo Mall

 

October 6 • Oakland/Winchell
Meet at Winchell Ave. & Aberdeen Dr.

 

October 20 • West Main Hill Historic District
Meet at Monroe St. & Grand Ave