As the warm weather continues this summer, we encourage you to get a breath of fresh air in downtown Kalamazoo.
Everything we have heard from the community is that people want fun and safe outdoor experiences. This is exactly what our team is striving to offer downtown.
SkeleTour returns to Downtown Kalamazoo
We are thrilled to announce the return of SkeleTour to the streets of downtown this October! This outdoor-focused event is a great opportunity for families to safely visit downtown, check out the skeletons, do some shopping, and grab a bite to eat.
We will be working with Northville-based Begonia Brothers Landscaping to create a variety of skeletons designed to reflect community businesses, and entice visitors to check them out! The skeletons are custom designed using rebar and latex, and can be placed in every position/pose imaginable.
If you are a business/organization interested in sponsoring a skeleton this year, please send us an email. No matter the type of business focus you have, there is an opportunity for you to participate with your very own skeleton!
Dine Out Downtown
With the pandemic still top of mind for many, downtown businesses have had to be creative in creating safe, enjoyable spaces for the community to patronize.
Many downtown restaurants and bars have expanded their outdoor seating and patio experiences with your safety and comfort in mind – see some of them below:
The Stamped Robin
Enhanced canopy coverage in a charming patio space along Exchange Place Alley. The perfect spot for a glass of wine after a long week.
With an emphasis on fresh, sustainable, and local products, Rustica blends influences from France, Italy, Spain, and other European countries along with regional Michigan fare. And now they have expanded outdoors on the Kalamazoo Mall with the same great food and amazing experience.
Giving you the same fresh, local menu items, Food Dance has expanded its seating to an outdoor tent right in their parking lot. Socially-distant deliciousness.
There are plenty more restaurants with outdoor seating – check them out here!