August 2011 Things to do in Kalamazoo, MI

It is time to plan your month!   Don’t let the summer slip away without enjoying these great events in Kalamazoo.  Here are a few of the upcoming events  in Kalamazoo.  Thanks to DiscoverKalamazoo.com for providing us with this information!

AUGUST 2011 KALAMAZOO FESTIVALS AND FAIRS

Ribfest Arcadia Creek Festival Place (August 4-6, 2011)

Fantanstic music, activities and fabulous ribs, Community Advocates’ Ribfest is one of downtown Kalamazoo’s favorite, finger-lickin’ events. Hours are Thursday 11 am – 12:30 am; Friday and Saturday 11 am – 1:30 am.

Kalamazoo County Fair at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center (August 8-13, 2011)

You will find an exciting line-up of new events that will please all ages.  Dont miss this old family favorite!

 Kalamazoo Scottish Festival at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center (August 27,2011)

You can experience a wee bit o’ Scotland right here in southwest Michigan.  There will be pipe bands, highland dancers, athletics, clans and a Highland cattle show.

Law and Order: Nursery Rhyme Unit  at the Celery Flats Hayloft Theatre (August 5-7, 2011)

Join the Break-a-Leg Players as they work to solve the tragic case of Humpty Dumpty, a shell of a man, as their investigation takes them to the Old Lady who lives in the shoe, Mother Goose’s Laboratory and the home of Jack Sprat.

Sunset Blvd. at the Barn Theatre (August 23 – September 4, 2011)

The Barn Theatre is Michigan’s oldest professional Equity summer stock theater company.  It is a great place to watch high quality shows! Kim Zimmer will star in Sunset Blvd. – a true, timeless classic.

You will also be able to see  A Streetcar Named Desire and Cinderella at the Barn Theatre.

Verve Pipe Bronson Park (August 28, 2011)

Reviewer Anthony Kuzminski calls Verve Pipe’s family-friendly, indie rock sound that is  “insanely fun, playful and memorable – with songs that will turn your smile upward.”

This is just one of a series of free concerts in Bronson Park, held each Sunday afternoon in August.

DISCOVER SPORTS IN KALAMAZOO IN AUGUST 2011

Big League Softball World Series Vanderberg Park (August 3-10, 2011)

Ten teams will compete for the title of 2011 Big League Softball World Champion.  There are five United States regional champions, the Canadian national champions, the Latin American champs, the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) champions, as well as the representatives from the Asia-Pacific region. Rounding out the field will be the host team, Michigan District 2.

USTA Boys’ 18 & 16 Tennis National Championships Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University (August 5-14, 2011)

Over four hundred outstanding 16 and 18 year-old boys will compete for national championships in singles and doubles. Over the past 68 years, Kalamazoo has hosted such tennis stars as Andre Agassi, Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras and many more.   Many volunteers are needed for this event.  Contact Discover Kalamazoo to learn how you can volunteer.

You can see that Kalamazoo is a great place to live!  We are happy to help you explore the housing options if you are considering a move around or to Kalamazoo!

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