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JumpstART Weekend

June 1, 2022 - June 5, 2022


Downtown Kalamazoo
162 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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All Ages
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Kick-off your summer right with JumpstART Weekend June 2 through 4 throughout downtown Kalamazoo. JumpstART, previously called June Jubilee, is chock-full of fun, art, food, and music in an entirely outdoor setup featuring events the community has come to know and love: KIA Arts Fair, Art on the Mall, Do-Dah Parade, Kalamazoo Pride, and so much more!

Beats on Bates

Wednesday, June 7 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Beats on Bates, presented by Riddle Promotions, returns downtown with 14 weeks of live music to finish off JumpstART Weekend.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair

Friday, June 2 | Noon – 8pm (Beer Garden open 3pm-10pm)
Saturday, June 3 | 9am – 5pm

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair is the second longest-running arts fair in the country. And, it is happening right in the heart of Kalamazoo: Bronson Park. Fine artisans across the country convene for the two-day unique shopping experience. Find jewelry, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, glass, fiber, leather, wood, and more all handcrafted by over 100 jury-selected fine artists from across Michigan and the country.

Art on the Mall

Friday, June 2 | Noon – 8pm 
Saturday, June 3 | 9am – 5pm

Brought to you by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Art on the Mall, located on the Kalamazoo Mall and South Street, returns Friday, June 2 from 12 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This outdoor soft juried show features everything from jewelry to pottery and sculptures to garden art, as well as art demonstrations and live entertainment.

Kalamazoo Pride

Friday, June 2 
Saturday, June 3 

Kalamazoo Pride 2022 returns to the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in person this year June 2-3, 2023 with entertainment ranging from local to national artists. This year’s theme will be #AlwaysProud.

Do-Dah Parade

Saturday, June 3 | 11 a.m.

The annual Do-Dah Parade – Where is the Zoo? returns Saturday, June 3, 11:00 a.m. The Do-Dah Parade has been part of the Kalamazoo landscape for over 35 years and each year, participants are challenged to reinvigorate the meaning of “Do-Dah” (a parody based on a spoof or a satire).

Concerts in the Park

Sunday, June 5

Concerts in the Park, brought to you by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, rounds out the JumpstART festivities on Sunday, June 5 with live music by the Samuel Nalangira Ensemble (World Music of Uganda) in Bronson Park.