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.

Saturday, November 28th 2020

All Day
Online Holiday Gift Faire, Thanksgiving Weekend

Welcome to our Holiday Gift Faire! We have brought in over 100 new items, just for the holiday season and perfect for gift-giving. Gift-giving themes for this year: Create,…

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

All Day
Online Holiday Gift Faire, Thanksgiving Weekend

Welcome to our Holiday Gift Faire! We have brought in over 100 new items, just for the holiday season and perfect for gift-giving. Gift-giving themes for this year: Create,…

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

Monday, November 30th 2020

12:00pm
Holiday Gift Faire and Dancewear In-person Shopping, 11/30/20

This year, we are also hosting a Holiday Gift Faire. We have brought in over 100 new items, just for the holiday season and perfect for gift-giving. Gift-giving themes for…

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

Tuesday, December 1st 2020

12:00pm
Holiday Gift Faire and Dancewear In-person Shopping, 12/1/20

This year, we are also hosting a Holiday Gift Faire. We have brought in over 100 new items, just for the holiday season and perfect for gift-giving. Gift-giving themes for…

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

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

Sunday, January 3rd 2021

7:30pm
Emmet Cohen Trio | Jazz Club Live Stream Event

Emmet Cohen, piano Russell Hall, bass Kyle Poole, drums Leading his trio with a command that belies his relative youth, Emmet Cohen is one of the hottest jazz pianists and composers to come…

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

Sunday, February 7th 2021

4:00pm
Isaiah J. Thompson Quartet | Rising Stars Live Stream Event

Isaiah J. Thompson leads his jazz quartet with virtuoso playing and solid technique, coupled with the confidence of a born band leader. Jazz aficionados will notice homages to jazz greats…

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

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

Sunday, February 21st 2021

4:00pm
Kudo Plays Hamelin | Special Live Stream Concert Event

WORLD PREMIERE Rachel Kudo, 2008 Gilmore Young Artist, will perform her commission of a new work composed by Marc-André Hamelin. The event begins with a premiere of Zsolt Bognár’s Living…

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

Sunday, March 14th 2021

4:00pm
Evren Ozel | Rising Stars Live Stream Event

Evren Ozel presents a moving program highlighted by Bach’s Partita in G Major, BWV 829. One of six such suites Bach published as “Clavier-Übung,” or pieces for keyboard practice, the…

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

Sunday, March 28th 2021

4:00pm
Angela Hewitt | Special Live Stream Concert Event

Internationally-renowned pianist Angela Hewitt presents a not-to-be-missed program that demonstrates her command over a wide-ranging repertoire. Join us for this very special live stream by one of today’s most admired…

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

Friday, April 9th 2021

7:30pm
Aaron Diehl Trio | Jazz Club Live Stream Event

Aaron Diehl, piano David Wong, bass Quincy Davis, drums Aaron Diehl is one of those artists who can do it all: solo performances, ensemble collaborations, and guest artists appearances with world class orchestras.…

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

Sunday, May 2nd 2021

4:00pm
Glenn Zaleski Trio | Rising Stars Live Stream Event

Glenn Zaleski, piano Desmond White, bass Allan Mednard, drums Glenn Zaleski leads his acclaimed trio in an eclectic mix of jazz works and his own compositions. Mr. Zaleski was a semi-finalist in the 2011…

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

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
4:00pm
Avery Gagliano | Rising Stars Live Stream Event

Avery Gagliano displays her affinity for Chopin in a program that includes the composer’s Mazurkas, Op. 56. Chopin wrote more than 50 mazurkas – or dance miniatures – during his…

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

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