67th ANNUAL KIA FAIR June 1-2
Artists in the park, 3 pm-8 pm
Beer Garden outside the KIA 4-10 pm
Artists in the park, 9 am-5 pm
Children's activities noon-4 pm
Join us to kick off summer in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park. Nearly 190 jury-selected artists from across the country will offer beautiful artwork throughout the city's green, shady "central park." You'll find jewelry, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, glass, fiber, leather, and wood, along with music, food trucks, and family activities to make a great, art-filled weekend.
Look for entertainment on the Rotary stage starting at 3 pm Friday, for our fair kickoff performers, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, with company members and student guests for the first time at the fair! They'll be followed by Magician Brian Penny at 3:45 (who will also be roaming Bronson Park to entertain you on Saturday!).
Over at the Beer Garden, Elroy Meltzer kicks off our entertainment at 5 pm, followed by Darcy Wilkin at 7 pm and the Bahar Ensemble at 8:30 pm.
On Saturday, a preview of the Kalamazoo Civic's upcoming season will take the Rotary Stage at 12:15 pm, followed by family-focused musician Joe Reilly at 2 pm, and Celeste Allison at 3:30.
On the Ianelli Family Stage (northeast quadrant of the park, on the grass) enjoy musician Dede Alder at 12:15 and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Storytime and Instrument Petting Zoo at 2 pm.