Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is thrilled to announce the return of Downtown Kalamazoo’s third annual Metro Toyota SkeleTour this October. This autumn spectacular features 65+ one-of-a-kind, life-size skeletons that reflect local businesses and organizations unique to Kalamazoo.Learn More
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I can't believe that we are already to September - the summer has just flown by! Before fall arrives (and SkeleTour with it), make sure to catch those last rays of summer sun downtown. We've still got our weekly series Beats on Bates and Workout Wednesday, Art Hop this Friday, and Shop Second Saturdays on September 11.Learn More
Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership and Maple Hill Auto Group are pleased to announce an agreement that continues the time-honored Maple Hill Kalamazoo Holiday Parade and allows the Partnership to continue to strengthen its investment in downtown businesses while offering a season’s worth of events and activities for the community.Learn More
The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership and Maple Hill Auto Group announced an agreement Thursday in a joint news release that will allow the parade to return. The release also highlighted the partnership’s Small Business Saturday Weekend, slated for the ensuing weekend of Friday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 28.Read more
The years-long transformation of a Kalamazoo alley into an art haven is almost finished. Contractors are putting the final touches on Haymarket Plaza, located between The Haymarket Building, Main Street East, The Monroe Building and the new Warner Building.Read more
Brick and Brine will open this fall to diners in the lobby level of the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites.Serving up New American fare, the new Greenleaf Hospitality Group restaurant will occupy the space that housed Zazios for 16 years prior to its closing in November 2020. Zazios was also owned by Greenleaf Hospitality Group.Read more
The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the return of the Downtown Kalamazoo Salsa Cook-Off and Summer Restaurant Week at the end of July, in addition to Summer Sidewalk Sales, brought to the community by downtown merchants.
Looking for a little music and fun to get you through your workweek? “Beat on Bates” is a free live music series held in downtown Kalamazoo weekly, on Wednesdays, through September. “Beats on Bates,” sponsored by the Downtown Kalamazoo Partnership, started on June 2 with a performance from Out of Favor Boys. The weekly events run through Wednesday, Sept. 29.Read more
Grab your besties for a jam-packed July downtown, complete with special menus, tasty cocktails, spicy salsas, and shopping deals!Summer Sidewalk Sales, brought to you by Downtown Kalamazoo merchants, returns July 29 - 31 to the Kalamazoo Mall streets with deals from 25+ downtown businesses, live music, and food & drink to satisfy any palate.Learn More
The pandemic has put a financial strain on many businesses, facing them with the decision of closing doors permanently, but it has also brought in opportunity for some new ones.The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership said in the last year while 11 businesses have had to close their doors, 16 new ones have opened.Read more