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JumpstART Weekend

June 1 - June 5


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 1 through 5 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 1 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Beats on Bates, presented by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, returns downtown with 14 weeks of live music to kick off JumpstART Weekend.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair

Friday, June 3 | Noon – 8pm (Beer Garden open 3pm-10pm)
Saturday, June 4 | 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 3 | Noon – 8pm 
Saturday, June 4 | 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 3 from 12 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 4 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 3 
Saturday, June 4 

Kalamazoo Pride 2022 returns to the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in person this year June 3-4, 2022 with entertainment ranging from local to national artists. This year’s theme will be #AlwaysProud.

Do-Dah Parade

Saturday, June 4 | 11 a.m.

The annual Do-Dah Parade – Where is the Zoo? returns Saturday, June 5, 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.