“Things to Do, Places to Go” – COSY 6/2/2023

Kalamazoo State Theatre: State on the Street

Kalamazoo State Theatre presents State on the Street –  back for select Fridays this Summer!  (One in July, August, September and October too!) This free event is tonight outside the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre where Lady Ace Boogie Presents DJ Venus Flyytrap, Jes Kramer, Raydale Shamaine, and August. Enjoy free Live music from an eclectic mix of genres, with patio seating, drink specials served in social district cups for wandering, tours of the historic theater, and if you’re hungry, Mexican food and snacks will be available from the La Familia Cafe.

Check out the Kalamazoo State Theatre website for a full list of artists and dates for this event.

72nd Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair 

Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts Fair is the second longest-running arts fair in the country and it’s happening in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park today and tomorrow June 3rd.  Over 100 fine artists travel from across Michigan and the country for the two-day unique shopping experience, bringing works in mixed media, jewelry, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, glass, fiber, leather, metal, wood, and more. Visitors can enjoy shopping, music, a beer garden, food trucks, and family activities all weekend long. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair is fun for the whole family and open to everyone without registration. As a special treat, the KIA galleries will be open for FREE admission on Friday and Saturday as well.

Festival of the Arts – Grand Rapids

It’s definitely an art-filled, foodie-kind-of-weekend and you’ll find more to love at Grand Rapids’ Festival of the Arts, the biggest street party of the year. And it’s all about bringing people together to celebrate artistic expression – encompassing virtually every discipline of the arts – visual art, dance, music, film, literature, design and more.  With over 150 music and dance performances over a wide variety of genres, it’s guaranteed you’ll find something to love. Enjoy some quality family time at any of the many spots where you can create your own t-shirts, paintings, stories, headgear, sidewalk art, and more.  It’s also become one of the city’s favorite food events, as local nonprofit organizations host booths offering a tremendous variety of street foods, including Greek, Polish, Asian, and Latin favorites.