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Kalamazoo is Implementing a New Reusable Takeout Container Program: Here’s What You Should Know

The City of Kalamazoo is launching a reusable takeout container program to reduce plastic waste, PFAS chemicals, and microplastics. The program partners with businesses to provide reusable containers, and the city is covering start-up costs and for up to 15…

Meeting Brief: 2024 Quarter 2 City of Kalamazoo Streets Update

The city of Kalamazoo is undertaking several major street projects, including two-way conversions, downtown utility upgrades, and the Arcadia Creek flood mitigation project. The city is also implementing traffic calming measures and developing a safety action plan. Host, Nolan Berkstrom…

RAD Fest 2024: Kalamazoo as a Stage for the Future of Contemporary Dance

Hundreds of dancers came to downtown Kalamazoo's Epic Center for a massive festival that brought this town to its feet! Watch this story about the importance of this festival as it celebrates it's 15th anniversary, and mark your calendars for…

Jumpstart Your Summer Fun! Warm Weather Events in Kalamazoo

Summer Events Start with JumpstArt Weekend June 7-8! JumpstArt weekend is when summer officially starts in Kalamazoo, with major events like the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair, Art on the Mall, the Do-Dah Parade, Kalamazoo Pride, and Concerts in the…

Summer Cinema in the Parks Starts June 28th

What's better than a movie outside? Join us this summer for Summer Cinema, a series of free movie showings in our city parks. The first movie will be a drive-in-style showing of The Super Mario Bros. Movie on Friday, June…

Welcome Summer with a Splash!

Beat the heat this summer at one of Kalamazoo's splash pads or our community pool, the Kik Pool. Splash pads at LaCrone Park and on Florence St will open for the season on Saturday, May 25. You can enjoy them…

This Week in Kalamazoo – June 3, 2024

Kalamazoo PRIDE is an upcoming event attracting over 8,000 attendees to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride. Held at Arcadia Creek Festival Place, it features drag performances, music, food, and dancing.