Hand Pile of Happy Group


More people, more impact.

Please note that with the COVID- 19 pandemic, 

we are following all CDC guidelines to keep our staff and volunteers safe. Please view our events below that offer volunteer opportunities.

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What: Kalamazoo Block Parties is a series of events that are designed to connect Community Police Officers with youth in the neighborhood.  The events last from 2 - 4 p.m., with the exception of the Halloween event on October 31.

2020 Event Dates:

  • Thursday, July 30 | Douglas Neighborhood | Interfaith

  • Thursday, August 13 | Oshtemo Township | Canterbury Apartments

  • Thursday, August 20 | Eastside Neighborhood | Eastside Neighborhood Association Building

  • Saturday, October 31 | Edison Neighborhood | Urban Alliance

What: This parade is a way for companies and organizations to provide unique entertainment through a parody. The parade has been part of the Kalamazoo landscape for 35 years. It's a tradition and it is the funniest parade.

2020 Theme: Hindsight is 20/20

Where: Lovell St. | from Jasper St. to Rose St.

When: Saturday, August 15 from 11 - 12:15 p.m.

  • The 2020 parade is going REVERSE. Unit's stand still while those viewing the parade do the walking on each side of the street.

FB: @DoDahKzoo


What: KalamaTopia is a makers-mart outdoor cold-air shopping event that kicks off the holiday season. The event is supported with a beverage tent, DJ music (perfect in the dark), and fun games that people like to play outdoors. 

Where: 100 N. Kalamazoo Mall | Michigan Ave. to Water St.

When: Friday, November 15th from 5 - 8:30 p.m. (last call on beverages)


FB: @Kalamatopia






What: New Year’s Fest is an all-ages showcase of performing arts that takes place on New Year's Eve in Downtown Kalamazoo. There will be a ball drop & fireworks at midnight in Bronson Park.

2020 Event Date: Thursday, December 31st from 5:30 - 12 a.m.

Where: Downtown Kalamazoo.

New Year's Fest

FB: @NewYearsFest