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Summer Sidewalk Sales returns to Downtown Kalamazoo July 25-27

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Contact: Sue Huggett, Marketing and Engagement Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 269-344-0795

Summer Sidewalk Sales returns to Downtown Kalamazoo July 25-27

Kalamazoo, MI – Downtown Kalamazoo summer fun continues with Summer Sidewalks Sales, Downtown Kalamazoo Restaurant Week and Salsa Cook-off.

Downtown Kalamazoo’s largest retail event, Summer Sidewalk Sales, is scheduled July 25 – 27.  Enjoy big savings, live music, games and more along the Kalamazoo Mall.  Event hours are Thursday, July 25, 10am– 6pm, Friday, July 26, 10am – 8pm, and Saturday, July 27, 10am – 6pm.  

Returning this year is the Family Fun Zone, located near Gazelle sports. Kids, both big and small, can enjoy yard games and crafts. Family Fun Zone hours are Thursday and Friday, 4 – 6pm, and Saturday, 11am – 2pm.  New this year stop by DeVisser Alley for a selfie at the hand-crafted Selfie Station, take a picture or have a Polaroid photo taken by a photographer, Friday, 6-8pm, FREE to the first 100 visitors. 

Enjoy live music from local artists throughout the event. Schedule below:

Thursday, July 26 

10a - 11:30 a

Branden Mann


12p - 2p



3:30p – 5:30p

The Dacia Bridges Project


Friday, July 27

10a - 11:30a

Sounds by DJ Chuck


12p - 2p

Dana Scott


5p - 7:30p

The Dacia Bridges Project


Saturday, July 28 

10a - 11:30a

DJ Dan Steely


12p - 2p

Out of Favor Boys Trio


3:30p – 5:30p

The Dacia Bridges Project


FREE Parking with purchase at the Kalamazoo Mall and Epic Center Parking Ramps.  Participating businesses will provide 90-minute parking vouchers with a Sidewalk Sales purchase!  Or enjoy FREE 90-minute parking at 300 parking spaces throughout downtown.

Shop and SAVE at these participating businesses on the Kalamazoo Mall: Spirit of Kalamazoo,   V&A Bootery, Gazelle Sports Kalamazoo, Lana’s Boutique, Amy Zane, Earthly Delights at Amy Zane, Tempo Vino Winery, Teel Jewelers, Bell’s Brewery Eccentric Caffe’, Petal & Postings, Terrapin Worldwide Imports, Popcity Popcorn, Kalamazoo Custom Tailoring, Adrianne’s Boutique, MRC Artworks, Clock N Lock, AT&T, Curate & Co., Isobel & Ernest, and The Kalamazoo Candle Company.

Visit these participating businesses at their location: Okun Brothers, The Station: Dancewear and Studios, and The Michigan News Agency.

The 5th annual Downtown Kalamazoo Salsa Cook-Off, will kick-off the week of fun downtown on Saturday.  Get your taste buds primed with the taste of summer salsas.  It’s your chance to explore Downtown, sampling the best salsa recipes and vote for your favorite, all while visiting new and familiar shops and restaurants. This year look for salsa made with ingredients from local growers featured at Kalamazoo’s Farmers Market. 

Downtown Kalamazoo Restaurant Week, July 20 – 28, allows restaurants to highlight what makes them truly special with a fix-priced menu at either $10, $25 or $35. This allows for more innovative pairings, affordable food options and the chance to “hop” from place to place with the $10 price fix. Menus are being updated daily, so come back and check out the week where your kitchen can close and you can treat yourself to a week of “food heaven.” 

More details on Downtown Kalamazoo Restaurant Week and Salsa Cook-Off can be found here.

About Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership

Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is a private, non-profit organization that works with both the public and private sectors in preserving and enhancing the economic health of Kalamazoo’s downtown area and, in turn, the Kalamazoo community. In conjunction with its affiliate organizations, it manages a full range of activities that include capital improvement projects, business development and recruitment programs, image marketing and event planning in order to establish Downtown Kalamazoo as an accessible, diverse, green, progressive and vibrant urban center. For more information, visit downtownkalamazoo.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.