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Hire us for your next event:
We'll take care of the planning, managing, and execution!


Why should you hire our event team?

Our event team isn't your typical event crew. KELC consists of college interns (paid internships) who want to gain hands-on experience in the areas of marketing, public relations, sports marketing, and event management. Our interns are hungry to learn about event planning and committed to making the events fun, exciting, relevant, and memorable.  We focus our "in the field" coaching to helping college students learn the skills required of event management and customer experience management.  We specialize assuring that your event is designed with the customer at the forefront, and that the program elements are strategically weaved into the outcomes that will meet your mission and your event purpose. We do the "nitty gritty" planning and logistical negotiations so that you can leverage your event and build your brand stories. 

When you hire our event team, our interns are learning and you are investing in their future, while our event leadership team ensures that your event is executed with the authentic passion that the event ideas were created. We love events, we love community, and believe that these teachable moments are opportunities for innovative design and execution. 

Our KELC Events Are Also Important

We also have a strong commitment to community through the placemaking events that we host.  These events constitute about 40% of our work and are also designed to provide amazing learning opportunities for our students and event team. These events include the Do-Dah Parade, Food Truck Rally Events, KalamaTopia, Kalamazoo Block Parties, Vineyard Classic Bike Tour, and Live Mannikin Events.  

Meet Our Clients

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Upcoming Events

It's always planning Season! Call us today to schedule a meeting to talk about how we can help you with your event!  This is a listing of "our" KELC events in black, client events are in gray.  Some of the events that we manage for our clients are private, invitation events so they are not listed below. 


Friday, October 7th, Skeletour Kick-off Party (Downtown Kalamazoo)

Tuesday, October 11th, Kalamazoo Digital Media Meetup (Western Michigan University)

Saturday, October 15th, Vicksburg Food Truck Rally (Downtown Vicksburg)

Saturday, October 29th, Wellspring Dance Academy Trick or Treat Skeledance (Downtown Kalamazoo)

Saturday, October 29th, KDPS Truck or Treat Pop-up Party (Urban Alliance)


Friday, November 4th, Kalamatopia (Downtown Kalamazoo)

Saturday, November 19th, Kalamazoo Holiday Parade (Downtown Kalamazoo)

Thursday, November 24th, Kalamazoo Area Runner's Turkey Trot (Moorsbridge Elementary)

Friday, November 25th, Tree Lighting Ceremony (Downtown Kalamazoo)

Saturday, November 26th, Shop Small Saturday (Downtown Kalamazoo)

Wednesday, November 30th, Wishlist Wednesday (Downtown Kalamazoo)


Friday, December 9th, Moonlight Madness (Downtown Kalamazoo)

Saturday, December 31st, New Year's Fest (Downtown Kalamazoo)


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KELC Events | Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center
1417 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 388-2830 |